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Toyota's New THUMS 5 Virtual Human Model Visualizes Accident Impact
The brand-new model is called THUMS Version 5. In this version, Toyota has added to the already complex modeling software additional weak and tense muscle models that allow the user to simulate the various positions in which a human body experiences a car crash.
An Actually Useful Banner Ad: AkihabaraNews is an Amazon Associate!
Our Amazon Associate program continues nicely, and the better it does, the less we'll push irrelevant, space-wasting banner ads. So if you're shopping at Amazon anyway, bookmark and click through our banner - they get your business, you get your stuff, and AkihabaraNews gets a little high-five on the side.

Yoriko Takahashi - June 11, 2015

Japanese Robots: ALL NEW ASIMO FAMILY OF FOUR!
Honda’s given us all a chance to satisfy the desire to build our very own ASIMO. It’s a great project for all ages, particularly for children with a budding interest in robotics.
Finally a Banner Worth Clicking: AkihabaraNews is an Amazon Associate!
Our Amazon Associate program is coming along nicely, and the better it does, the less we'll push irrelevant, space-wasting banner ads. So if you're shopping at Amazon anyway, bookmark and click through our banner - they get your business, you get your stuff, and AkihabaraNews gets a little high-five on the side.
Nobody Likes Banner Ads - Time to Change the Game
We're done with cluttering the site with useless, visually displeasing ads to ever-decreasing returns, and rather than being part of the problem and going down with the ship, we’ve decided to switch things up and get in a different boat: AkihabaraNews is now an Amazon.com Associate!
We all know that the iPod wasn't the first MP3 player, the iPhone wasn't the first smartphone, and the iPad wasn't the first tablet, and when it comes to watches, CASIO has to know that they won’t be able to lean on legacy for very long.
REVIEW: Casio G-SHOCK GPW1000 GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid
If you’re reachable by terrestrial radio waves or GPS signals from space, this watch will always be accurate within about 15 nanoseconds or less. And sure, you can pop out the electronic crown with a twist and pull and set the time manually, or just like, you know, pretty much never do that again. Come meet the beautiful hulk!
BenQ Announces 1-meter to 64-inch Short-Throw Projector
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.
Sony's 147" Ultra-Short-Throw 4K Projector (and why they need to make it)
We have seen the LSPX-W1S in action, proper up-close and personal-like, and it was a bit beyond impressive. It's much more than frivolous luxury, however - Sony's insanity is methodical!
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...

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