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Samsung will start accepting advanced orders of their new head-mounted display - Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 - on April 23 in Japan. It generates a 360-degree image when used in combination with a Samsung's smartphone.

LG announced that they will release their new round face smartwatch LG G Watch R in the beginning of November around the world.

LG G Watch R is an Android Wear smartwatch with Snapdragon 400 CPU and 4GB memory. It has a similar look and sense of fit as a regular wristwatch. OEL display (320x320) is used for its round dial face.

Percussion Warfare: US Marines vs. Republic of Korea Army (In a Drumming Battle!) - AkihabaraNews.com

The Hopefully Not Too Distant Future of Conflict Resolution
If you’re a fan of drumming or a fan of parades or a fan of uniforms or a fan of humanity, it’s going to be pretty impossible to not get a smile and a wow out of watching this drum battle. Yes, one team is pretty outclassed, but it all seems to be in great fun with both sides getting a lot of applause and appreciation.

Just Saying
Yes, it matters that they're Korean!
...because, of course, AkihabaraNews.com is "Japan & Asia Tech • Cool and Cultural News." So, we saw this cool robot news, could hear in the accent that these researchers are actually from Korea, and boom: justification! (in fact, according to their MIT profiles, they both studied at Yonsei University in Seoul)

Samsung announced the release of the SIM card-compliant curvy smart watch, Gear S. It will be released to the world starting in October, but its price has not been announced yet.

Gear S features a SIM card that is compatible with 3G networks so that users can make phone calls or send messages without connecting another smartphone device. The other interesting feature is that it supports healthcare or fitness functions like S Health and Nike+ Running.

LG Electronics announced that they are going to release 2 models of a huge, curved 4K OLED TV in Korea this week, 77-inch model (77EG9700) and 65-inch model (65EC9700).

It was also unveiled that those 2 models will be available in North America and Europe in the near future. They will be displayed at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany from September 5 through September 10.

They feature a curved screen with an OEL panel (3,840x2,160pixels). You can hang it on the wall while using it as well.

LG announced that they are going to display the world's first 21:9 curved 34-inch IPS ultrawide monitor "34UC97" at IFA 2014 that will held from September 5 through September 10 in Berlin, Germany.

In addition to the curved "34UC97", LG is planning to display a digital cinema 4K monitor (31MU97) and a gaming monitor (24GM77).

 

 

31MU97

Samsung announced the release of the Wi-Fi version of their Android tablet GALAXY Tab S in Japan. Its 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch Wi-Fi models will go on sale on August 1.

GALAXY Tab S has Super AMOLED display (2560 x 1600 pixel resolution). It produces a 1.3 times wider color gamut compared with regular LCD displays, which allows dark emerald green that was not possible to reproduce in the past.

LG's New Smartphone Keyboard: Better?

Old. New. Borrowed. Brown?
LG announced today a series of smart, adaptive keyboard enhancements that'll roll out with the LG G3 smartphone.

LG KizON: Track Your Kids with GPS and a Smartphone or Tablet App

Wearables Designed for Kids?
Well, since kids are not the ones choosing nor going out to buy these, they’re arguably still adult wearables that adults attach to their kids. We knew it wouldn’t be long before consumer wearables went from helpful to watchful.

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