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Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com
Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
TokyoStreetView: Tokyo Daiba to Shimbashi on the Yurikamome Line (4K VIDEO)
We did not expect to receive a request to post a non-lapsed, realtime version of our Yurikamome Hyperlapse, but we did, and here it is. Enjoy the unaltered, 15-minute long 4K Video of the ride on the Yurikamome line from Daiba Station to Shimbashi Station on the privately owned and operated Yurikamome commuter line.
Japanese Marketing: Buy the Rakuten Kobo Aura H20, Win a Year of Bath Salts!
Intrinsic awareness of these cultural pillars and their heretofore non-combinable status has resulted in what might be - for those looking in from the rest of the world - the domestic tech industry’s goofiest marketing effort of 2015 (thus far).
Meet the AQUOS K Android Flip Phone: No Touchscreen! No Google Play!
Yes, feature and flip phones are still widely available in Japan (not huge sellers these days), but we’re pretty sure this is first time anyone’s bothered to shoehorn Google’s Android OS into a device that doesn’t even have a touchscreen.
World’s First: CASIO to Release Standard Scientific Calculator that Displays Arabic Script
The series’ high-end models, including the ClassWiz fx-991AR X and ClassWiz fx-570AR X, include spreadsheet functionality and a new feature that creates smart device-readable QR codes which, when scanned by a smartphone or tablet, automatically generate graphs or connect to instructional information on a dedicated website.

TokyoStreetView - February 16, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Roppongi Hills (4K VIDEO)
Aside from its rather unpleasant history, Roppongi Hills is famous for its shopping areas, large selection of nice restaurants, and its large esplanade where companies organize events all year long. It offers a stunning panoramic view of Tokyo from either its rooftop, the Sky Deck, or from the 52nd floor of the building.
Toshiba is releasing the world's first NFC-enabled SDHC memory card on February 21. 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB model will be available.

Editor - February 13, 2015

Thanko's new hammock-style foot rest might be able to solve your swollen legs problem caused by sitting at the desk all day in the office.
NOW AVAILABLE: Sushi Socks Volume 2!
We are afforded the otakutastic luxury of slinging sushi socks for our friends at Tokyo Otaku Mode - which is way better than slinging Farmville or erectile dysfunction pills or linkbait A, B, or C, right? Absolutely right - these are high-quality products made right here in Japan of...high-quality sock parts! Check out Volume 2:
Mouse Computer designed a desktop PC "MDV For Photo" series with professional photographers as the end-user in mind. 2 models will be released on February 23 - for image data import, saving, quick photo-retouching and color matching, this is your workhorse.

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