Tokyo & Osaka Street Shots: Sony AX100 4K Handycam Stills Edition (Collection 5; Set #4)
This Street Shots installment ties in with our recently completed review of Sony's first consumer-grade 4K Handycam. You might be surprised how well a video camera shoots stills as sort of a side feature.
REVIEW: Sony AX100 4K Handycam (VIDEO; GALLERY)
The FDR-AX100 was the first consumer (provided those consumers were well off) camcorder that squeezed both a 1-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor (same one as the RX100) and the ability to shoot 4K Ultra HD 3840x2160 video into a compact-ish body. Does it work? It’s a Sony! BUT, there were a few catches...
Panasonic's new LUMIX CM1 digital camera can be also used as a SIM-free Android 4.4 smartphone. It will be available for about ¥120,000 on March 12 in a limited quantity - 2,000 units ONLY.
Today, au announced the release of new Android 4.4 kids smartphone model called "miraie KYL23," which politely warns kids not to send derogatory words in a message. Digital nanny? Censor?

Editor - January 19, 2015

Thanko released a pencil device that can be used in 3 ways: ball-point pen, stylus pen and 800mAh mobile battery. Thanko just might be the king of goofy/awesome Japanese gadgetry!
au is going to release new 4.5-inch full HD display smartphone with tricolor curvy aluminum body "INFOBAR A03", manufactured by Kyocera, in mid-February. It is very pretty.
TokyoStreetView: Fake Food and Supplies at Kappabashi-Dori (4K VIDEO)
Have you ever wondered where most Japanese restaurants in Tokyo are purchasing those mouth-watering, but fake, sushi and ramen? Well stop wondering, they were probably purchased in one of the many specialized stores in Kappabashi-Dori!
Japanese Darth Vader Showdown: New Samurai vs. Old Samurai
It’s far from coincidence that George Lucas and the original Star Wars team’s Darth Vader character so easily transforms into a stylized Japanese warrior. Just look at the samples of Zunari Kabuto helmets - it’s much easier to pick out the ones that don’t remind us of Luke’s father!
Robots are the New Mexicans and ActiveRobo SAM is Japan's Newest Mexican
Section A is our editor being furiously angry at robotics coverage and the corpsifying institution of journalism in general. Section B is some very interesting robotics news from Japan (telepresence robotic heavy equipment operation!). Section C is the bow on this wild ride robotics feature. Choose your own adventure(s)!

Editor - January 14, 2015

Tokyo Skyline Pentax Time Lapse (VIDEO)
YouTuber moeru maruyama's work is quite different from most of darwinfish105’s in that, while it is time lapsed, it’s not tilt-shifted, and the music is much more minimal - but it’s just as beautiful and awe-inspiring.