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Editor - March 02, 2015

Nikon's new lightweight DSLR camera "Nikon D7200" equips an APS-C 24.2MP sensor, EXPEED 4 image processing engine and a 51-point auto-focus system. It will be released on March 19.
Lifesize Gundam Fake-Protects Tokyo: Awesome and Actually Semi-Robotic (GALLERY)
If you find yourself in Tokyo with even a tiny bit of robolust in your veins, we strongly recommend that you pilgrim on out to Odaiba to marvel at the full-scale RX-78-2 Gundam standing guard over Tokyo Bay. Anime fan or not, this is an undeniably impressive installation.
TokyoStreetView: Tokyo Nezu-Jingja Shrine (4K VIDEO)
According to the temple’s history, the Nezu Temple or Nezu-Jinha Shrine was founded 1900 years ago by the legendary priest Yamato Takeru no Mikoto in Sendagi (Near Nippori). It was only during the Edo era that the temple was relocated to its current location.
BenQ Announces 1-meter to 64-inch Short-Throw Projector
It’s no Sony LSPX-W1S 4K short-throw projector, but the BenQ MW621ST DLP unit is less than 1/50th the cost, a fraction of the size, and it’s newly updated 64-inch viewing area from 1 meter (~3 feet) ain’t bad at all.
Japanese Girls Underwater in Knee-High Mecha-Socks (MOSTLY SFW GALLERY)
Taking underwater photos of girls in bikinis wearing knee-high mecha-socks might be one of the better jobs ever to have been conceived in the history of work. And if one could also get those photos published in a book and sell it for money, the gig would definitely crack the top 10. Well, someone nailed it.
VAIO to Unveil New Smartphone in March: This Should be Interesting...
Sony slimmed down, the newly formed VAIO Corporation was releasing new machines by July of 2014 (Japan-only, for now), and now the brand seems to be doing well...enough so, in fact, to diversify: on March 12, the VAIO Corporation and Japan Communications Inc. will jointly unveil their new Japan-only mobile device.
¥500 Turtle-Shaped Optical Mouse is Totally Worth ¥500!
If you have either 1. children who’ll find it cute and/or are likely to be rough on electronics, or 2. a sense of humor and fun, this just might be the ¥500 (~$3.70) mouse for you.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s special wireless LAN task force will begin accepting applications to receive one of the designating signs in just over a month. They also plan to launch a multilingual website to assist foreign travelers with getting their Wi-Fi situation squared away. Sigh…that's a bit of a harbinger.
Logicool Launching Updated G300 Series 9-Button Programmable Gaming Mouse
Building on the success of their entire G series of mice, the G300r model in particular, Logicool Japan will release the new and improved G300s on March 6, 2015.

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