Nintendo and DeNA announced that they have entered into a business and capital alliance. They will work hard together to develop gaming applications for smartphones using Nintendo's characters and software, and introduce them to the global market.
SJCAM's Action Cam SJCAM SJ5000+ is now available at Ikeshop in Japan. It shoots a 1080p/60FPS footage at 30 meters below the surface of the sea and supports Wi-Fi. The SJ5000+ is a successor model to the previous SJ4000 Action CAM, which we reviewed last year.
Olympus' cylindrical, interchangeable lens camera, the "Air A01," will be available for sale on March 25. It's an open platform camera. Olympus' take is to use an open platform camera that's friendly to app vendors and whatever they can come up with.
The new and improved ring-shaped wearable "Ring ZERO" is now available for ¥16,900 (About $140). It detects your finger movements and controls multiple functions on your smartphone. There are default gestures assigned depending on different actions, for example, drawing a triangle in the air plays or pauses music and drawing a circle takes a photo.
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:
1) Nissan's crowdfunding a BBQ car, (2) Sony has a completely waterproof smartphone, (3) Some oddball Japanese TV commercials definitely entertain, (4) Takara Tomy's got yet another consumer robot, and (5) Acer's Zero-Edge 4K monitor is something to want!
Like an elaborate sculpture, it can take up to a year to make such a doll from start to finish. Due to the delicate nature of the materials involved and the time required for the paint to dry, doll masters pay close attention to humidity when working. They sometimes need up to a month to finish a doll’s head.
Volume 1 of Kansai-ben (Japanese spoken in the dialect of the Kansai region) version of the Attack on Titan manga series is now available for free at e-book stores. Kansai-ben is fun, casual and sounds more friendly than the standard Japanese language.
Senior Contributor Nayalan Moodley has produced more than 300 Tokyo Street Shots across 5 collections, and the super-popular series has been a ton of fun, but all good things must do what they do: this is the final TSS.