While it has a reputation as a hairdresser’s car in parts of the world, there is no denying the fact that Mazda’s MX-5 Miata is one of the most iconic sports cars ever built.
The perfect toy for surviving the brutally hot Japanese summer will be released by Takara Tomy Arts on May 22. It is the "Tsumeta Oicino" compact frozen drink machine.
"Tsumeta Oicino" is a created word making Tsumetai (cold) and Oishii (delicious) sound like Italian language words.
You can easily make an original frozen drink at home using coffee, milk, maccha, and strawberries.
Panasonic's Lumix GH4 has Variable Frame Rate!
As any photographer knows, high-end cameras with VFR built-in allow for the rate of frames... to be like, you know, varied. And thats a good thing because non-variable frame rates aren't as cool. Good enough, yeah?
This week it’s all about Sony getting good news in the form of bad news that's not really bad at all, the Japanese parliament has approved a nuclear deal with a Middle Eastern country and it's not scary unless you're an anti-nuke hippy, and we share a particularly enjoyable survey of how Western sci-fi continues dipping into the J-cookie jar.
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Häagen-Dazs just introduced their new "Spoon Vege" vegetable flavored ice cream series. They will release 2 flavors on May 12 in Japan: Tomato Cherry and Carrot Orange
Tomato Cherry has mainly a rich tomato flavor and the fruity aroma and acidity of cherries is added to it. Carrot Orange has a sweet carrot flavor and the refreshing aroma and acidity of orange.
Canon is releasing "Macro Ring Light MR-14EX II" for its EOS series for ¥80,000 on April 25.
It is an external strobe light that gives a flash light evenly to subjects and it's suitable for macro photography. There is a two-lamp light-emitting system. You have the option of emitting light from only a single lamp and you can control the light amount.
The guide number is 14 (ISO 100, m).
- Weight: 450g
- Battery: 4 size AA alkaline batteries or Ni-MH batteries
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Transformers film series, Takara Tomy is going to release fully posable Transformers Movie Advanced Series figures on May 17.
Transformers at AkihabaraNews
ZERO-I, a new coating technology that achieves outstanding improvements in resistance to wear and heat
Seavac has been researching the conventional coating technologies using TiN, Ti-Al, and CrN, and developed ZERO-I, a new coating that combines the advantages of all three.
"The hardness is about 3,500 HV. This coating is heat-resistant to over 1,000 degrees. Conventional Ti-Al coatings were heat-resistant to nearly 900 degrees, but this coating has even better heat resistance, and hardness as well."