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Japanese Technology from the Future SATURDAY...kinda. - AkihabaraNews.com

This week nothing very interesting happened on Friday night. And then on Saturday night - which is now - nothing very interesting happened again. Except for gas-propelled cream splat face prank and, oh yeah, this Japanese company 3D-printed a working model of a jet engine. So there's those things that happened.

Unlike a traditional mobile phone or Android smartphone, iPhone doesn't support mobile wallet services. But, NTT docomo made it possible to join those services using your iPhone.

They are going to release Osaifu Keitai Jacket 01, a device for iPhone that transforms the iPhone into a mobile wallet compliant device.  

Editor - October 03, 2014

J-Halloween Prep 2014: COSPLAY PART ONE - AkihabaraNews.com

Halloween is Coming!
As you might have noticed, we’re getting an early start on Halloween. In doing so, we're compiling and collating the J-Halloween Prep 2014 series.

From Panasonic's "Let's note" series, 5 new models of the RZ4 series 10.1-inch notebook PC will be released on October 17. Pricing starts at 160,000 yen.

It's a clamshell note PC. By rotating the screen and folding it, it can be used as a tablet. One of the Main features of the RZ4 series is that it weighs only 745g. It is currently the lightest among all notebooks with a rotatable screen.

Logicool, a Japanese subsidiary of Logitech International, is going to release a slim keyboard cover for iPad Air for 11,000 yen on October 21.

A keyboard is attached to the inside of the case, so just by opening the case, you can use your iPad Air like a notebook PC. When not in use, it works as a case for your iPad Air to protect it from being damaged.

LUMIX GM5, the world's smallest mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera with an electronic viewfinder (EVF), is going to be released by Panasonic on November 13.

LUMIX GM5 is only 98.5mm wide and weighs 180g. The magnesium alloy body and aluminum dial give the camera a very high-quality look and feel.

NTT docomo Intros Samsung’s 5.6-inch GALAXY Note Edge - AkihabaraNews.com

Editor Yoriko attended NTT docomo’s Winter/Spring 2015 Product & Service announcement event held Tuesday in here in Tokyo.

Oriental Motor has developed the αSTEP AZ Series of closed-loop stepping motor & Driver packages, which contain its patented mechanical absolute sensor, the ABZO Sensor.

"The ABZO Sensor in the motor is able to record the current position of the motor in the sensor itself. So, it enables high-precision positioning and homing without a home sensor or a limit sensor."

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