Google's new HDMI streaming media player "Chromecast" mirrors online content such as TV shows, movies and music from smartphones, tablets, and notebook PCs to a TV screen.
Compatible online content includes Google Play Movies, YouTube, dVideo (provided by NTT docomo), Video Pass (provided by au), movies/TV shows/videos/music/photos/website from Chrome browsers and so on. Android smartphone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, Windows Chrome or Mac Chrome can be used as a remote control.
A US-based audio company, SMS Audio, made 4 models of Star Wars character design headphones (STREET by 50 series). In early July, they will be available in Japan for about 21,000 yen by Modernity Co., Ltd., the Japanese audio products distributer.
The Japanese major online store Rakuten and the American company Livescribe yesterday agreed to sell a smartpen called Livescribe 3 on Rakuten Books.
As soon as you write on the accompanying paper notebook with the Livescribe 3 smartpen, the lines, letters or graphics you write get instantly displayed on a smartphone or tablet that has the Livescribe+ application installed. The notes are editable and searchable. Also, the hand-written letters can be converted into digital text.
Nakabayashi, Japanese corporation offering stationery-related products, announced that they obtained exclusive distribution rights in Japan to sell the 3D printing pen 3Doodler that the American company Wobbles Works has developed.