This week we've learned that Japan's formed a body to (very softly) police/advise on cryptocurrencies like BitCoin, Japan's 3D printing industry showing more and more life signs, and a relatively unknown powered exoskeleton maker is seeing some pretty cool progress!
Panasonic announced that they are going to release the world's first compact digital camera with 4K video recording capability - LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 - on July 17.
It will be sold for around 100,000 yen.
LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 is able to record 4K video (3,840×2,160) at up to 30 fps in the MP4 format. There is also a built-in functionality called "4K PHOTO" to capture 8MP images in the 4K video footage. It can also output 1920×1080 60fps full HD resolution video.
Panasonic is going to release 2 new models from their compact LCD TV series "Portable VIERA" on June 15. Portable VIERA is a TV with a handle which allows you to move it easily from one room to another.
The angle of the display is adjustable: 4 degrees to the front and 16 degrees to the back.
19-inch "SV-PT19S1" (1,366×768 dots) - About ¥33,000
This week it’s Japanese researchers tacking orders of magnitude greater performance onto solid state computer memory (SSD), and Panasonic has gone public with its plans to be the sole battery provider for the awesomely sexy Tesla Motors’ electric automobiles...which, technically and unfortunately, still run on fossil fuels.