We’re pleased to report that the Japanese startup movement is getting its legs, and a great indicator of such is the continuation of Venture Day Tokyo, an event assembled and presented by J-Seed Ventures, a Tokyo-based tech management consultancy, the IE Business School Madrid, and the Keio Graduate School of Media Design.
They once had little to do with actual robotics, but two product iterations and 15 years later, about to release their 3rd-generation kit [sic], Lego is at the top of educational, DIY, and plain old fun robot building. MINDSTORMS EV3 is coming, and the robo-geekosphere is buzzing...and whirring.
If you have the guts to ignore what people around think about you, Thanko's shoulder bag with a pop-up tablet holder inside would be a useful tool to use a tablet, especially on a busy train or with an umbrella in your hand.
COWON Japan is releasing a small portable audio player (74.3×53.1×13.8mm, 75g) on December 12. It has a slick minimal design and powerful battery which enable it to play music continuously for up to 90 hours.
The YouTube spot features(ed) a seductively fem-British medical professional breathily placating and reassuring an implicitly male patient struggling with uhhh...struggling with himself...a little too much. It’s well beyond innuendo, but then in the reveal it turns out she’s not talking about self-interfering at all (watch below).
Ms. Erika Handa generously shared some of her shots with us. Sure, she works for CASIO, but in truth she’s far more representative of a civilian than Mr. Moodley the Executive-Level Camera Nerd Reviewer. As such, to round out our coverage of the camera, we were happy to share her selfies and groupies. And so...
Sony has taken things a bit further: the new 5-axis in-body stabilization can apparently work TOGETHER with the optical image stabilization built into sony’s E-Mount lenses to get the combined best of both worlds. It obviously remains to be seen how well that works in reality, but this could be a game changer.