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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.
Terrie's Take: Predictions for 2015 in Japan, the Kids got no Romance, Line Taxi, and More!
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: Japanese Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani (4K VIDEO)
Jigokudani Yaen-Koen, known for its many onsen (hot spring baths), is located in the Yokoyu Valley in Nagano Prefecture. Like the humans that come to bathe, there is a large population of Japanese Macaques (snow monkeys) that also frequent the hot springs.
Sanwa Supply started selling a compact 3-way tripod "200-CAM020N" through their online store, Sanwa Direct. IT'S A TRANSFORMER! ....kinda
Omron and Jins has teamed up to produce a improved smart eyeglasses that can contribute a lot to the development of pre-emptive medical care. With Omron's biomedical technology and Jins' smartglass called JINS MEME, they are aiming to build a wearable device that is capable of finding the user's potential disease and injury.
Sony is now showing off their new headset device for runners "Smart B-Trainer" at the 2015 International CES. It tracks your body move and even it plays appropriate music for your heart rate and encourages you to speed up and slow down automatically.
Nike released 3 new Nike AirMax models from their Kabutomushi Collection. These models were designed in the image of Kabutomushi that means Japanese beetles in English.
SNOW-1, a Bluetooth-compliant snowboard binding device, can analyze a user's snowboarding skills and send the collected data to his smartphone in a real-time basis.
Ricoh Imaging announced that they are going to display a digital single-lens reflex camera and 3 new K-mount lenses at the 2015 International CES. They are all currently under development and no detailed specs are unveiled yet.

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