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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s Sony's, Hitachi's, and Toshiba's once-failing, leftover screen-making divisions coagulated into an actual business ready for IPO, Canon reminds us that it's not all DSLRs and gigantic copiers, and Rakuten, one of Japan's only standout international tech players, throws down cash for Viber!

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Akihabaranews.com - Valentine's Day - Chocolate Teeth

Valentine's Day in Japan - Chocolate Teeth?

As we pointed out last year, Valentines Day in Japan is a time for the ladies to give a romantic gift to their special someone.

Chocolate is considered most appropriate, especially from an expensive, foreign brand. And perhaps it is a universal truth that nothing says I Love You like a box of exotic chocolates from an exclusive French boutique that the guy has never heard of.

Sony's new Xperia Z2 specs are leaked (VIDEO)

It seems like Sony is going to unveil their new Xperia Z2 (Sirius) at MWC 2014 (Mobile World Congress) which will start on February 24 in Barcelona, Spain. However just before the kick-off of the show, a Youtube video showing a device that looks like the new Xperia Z2 has been revealed.

According to the video, the device looks like it has Android 4.4 KitKat, 4K movie function, and a plugin called "Time Shift Video".

Some of the leaked specs:

NTT docomo developed LTE Xi compliant USB data card "L-03F"

NTT docomo announced that they have developed a USB data card L-03F that is compatible with their LTE service Xi (down 150Mbps, up 50Mbps). They are planning to release it in late May.

It supports quad-band (2GHz/800MHz/1.5GHz/1.7GHz) which gives users a wide, fast, and comfortable data communication experience using the LTE network.

Size: 97x34x12.6mm
Weight: 42g
OS: Windows 8.1/8/7, Mac OS X 10.9.1, Mac OS X 10.8.5, MAC OS X 10.7.5, MAC OS X 10.6.8

 


 

Thanko - Make your voice sound different in 7 ways

Thanko's voice change device - Niji-iro Voice Changer Z - could make your voice sound different in 7 ways:

- Robot voice
- Very high-pitched female voice
- High-pitched female voice
- Female voice
- Your own voice
- Male voice
- Low-pitched male voice
- Very low-pitched male voice

Use Niji-iro Voice Changer Z to surprise your friend with a robot voice during a phone call, or to say NO! to door-to-door sales people and telemarketers with the very low-pitched male voice! :)

 

Panasonic - LUMIX GH4 - The very first MILC able to shoot 4K movies

Panasonic unveiled their new LUMIX mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera DMC-GH4 which is now displayed at CP+ 2014 currently taking place in Yokohama, Japan. It is the world's first MILC that is able to shoot 4K quality movies (Cinema 4K: 4096x2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840x2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4.

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