Here's What We've been Watching for the Past week: (1) Riding the Yurikamome Line 6; (2) Chinese Tank Scooter (3) Hatsune Miku Virginity Armor, (4) Japan-Style Russian DashCam, and (5) Using Your Eyeballs to Unlock the Phone!
Intent on making our next generation of mobile and other electronic devices and services more secure and conveniently accessible, Fujitsu has successfully integrated an iris-scanning infrared camera and LED system into a prototype smartphone.
Thanko released a palm-sized full HD drive recorder with a a 1.5-inch LCD display. It's a small device so that it is hardly noticeable in your front windshield view. It's able to shoot 1080p full HD video and shoot clear video in a dark place using the built-in 12 IR lights.
Sony unveiled a round-shaped voice command-controlled Bluetooth speaker (BSP60). The device speaks. If you ask it about your schedule, updates on SNS, weather, etc., it verbally tells you the information that you need.
In this publication’s namesake Akihabara district (pre-AKB48ification, mind you), one of the most important categories used to evaluate individuals is known as the Ambient Otaku Threat Level Barometer. How do we judge this artifact of otaku culture?
A bi-monthly, focused look at the tourism sector in Japan, by Terrie Lloyd, a long-term technology and media entrepreneur living in Japan. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present this learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
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.
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.
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.