Videos

App-Enabled Geiger Counter for Smartphones
Okay, we were skeptical on this one at first glance, but these devices do exist: what we’ve got here is a plug-and-play Geiger counter that fits any smartphone headphone jack (iOS or Android - no love for Blackberry until they finally give up and accept their Google overlords). It’s definitely the smallest we’ve ever seen.
TokyoStreetView: Chiba Hiratsuka Terraced Rice Field (4K VIDEO)
Located in Kamogawa City in Chiba prefecture, and barely one and a half hours away from the center of Tokyo by car, Hitratsuka is the closest terraced rice field to Tokyo, and also the only one of its kind in Japan! Unlike other rice fields, the Hiratsuka Tanada (terraced rice field) grows rice with only rain water, without any other means of irrigation!
Happy 3rd Anniversary to our Friends at Robohub.org!
What you've got here is quite simply the greatest source of robotics information on planet internet. Happy 3rd anniversary, Robohub!
Top 5 Japanese Tech (and culture) Videos of the Week
1) Directly behind Tokyo Tower there's a beautiful temple that should be your second stop; 2) The JVC LS-300 shoots amazing - we really mean that - amazing 4K video; 3) Game trailers for small-scale mobile games are surprisingly well made; 4) Even on dreary days, Tokyo is a beautiful city; and 5) Beautiful flowers with a Mt. Fuji Background!
TokyoStreetView: Yamanashi Fuji Shibazakura Festival (4K VIDEO)
Each year for one month, mid-April to mid-May, people across Japan and from all over the world come by the thousands to enjoy a beautiful parterre of Shibazakura flowers (~800,000) with, of course, Mt. Fuji in the background. It's amazingly beautiful, and shooting it in 4K is...one of the reasons we need 4K!
Beautifully Cloudy Summer Days in Tokyo (4K VIDEO)
It can't be all sunshine and kittens and happiness everyday here in the big, big city, but that certainly doesn't mean that beauty is hard to find on dreary days. darwinfish105's latest illustrates this perfectly with some wide-perspective, time-lapsed, Ultra-HD 4K eye candy.
Commuter Gamer #6: Passing the Time on Tokyo Trains (REVIEW)
Read on as you learn the ever vital skills of cutting through hordes of monstrosities, dodging traffic, evading shambling zombies and generally figuring out complex puzzles. Getting out of the train station at rush hour will be a breeze after playing this month’s mobile game picks.

TokyoStreetView - September 06, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Zojo-Ji Temple Part II (4K VIDEO)
Part of the Tokyo Tower-adjacent Zojo-Ji Temple, this cemetery, or garden, is unique in manParty ways since, unlike usual cemeteries, you will not find any graves, but hundreds of small stone statues that parents can choose and decorate with small clothing and toys for their unborn child or children.
SCENE IN TOKYO: Robotic Helper Climbs Stairs in Shinjuku Station (Weekend Flashback)
While Japanese train stations have evolved considerably over the years, e.g., markedly fewer smoking areas and newspaper stands and a lot more ramps and elevators, there remain innumerable platforms and station services closed off to wheeled vehicles or those unable to negotiate stairs...

DAIMAOU - G.G-B - September 01, 2015

REVIEW: JVC GY-LS300 4K Ultra-HD Camcorder
4K video is here to stay, and JVC is testing the water and trying to figure the best approach by experimenting with pro-oriented products like the LS300. On paper, this is one of the most promising cameras ever designed for anyone looking to get their start filming professional-level videos. So, what's it like to use?

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