Editor - October 11, 2015

Hiroshima Cat Street View (VIDEO)
As you stroll around, you’ll encounter a number of fellow felines and get a ground-level look at the more traditional roads and ways of the city - places too small for cars exactly because so many of them came into use centuries before the automobile was invented.
Sharp Launching Robot Smartphone "RoBoHoN"
A robot-style smartphone "RoBoHoN" will be released in early 2016. It's invented by Sharp and a robot genius, Tomotaka Takahashi. In addition to provide basic smartphone features, RoBoHoN is able to talk, walk, dance, and recognize human faces. It can also become a projector.
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.
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!
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.
Action Cam-ify Your Favorite Rig with a Simple Bracket
A Japanese camera gadget maker has an answer for our media-world problems, and it’s fantastically simple: Etsumi’s new accessory bracket attaches to your main camera’s tripod mount, extending to the left and forward, and the other end of the bracket provides either another tripod mount or a hotshoe connector.
Solar-Powered iPhone 6 Battery Case (AUGUST THANKO RODEO PART 3 OF 3)
This case offers all the usual benefits of extra juice, but, in addition to plug-in charging, it can also be juiced with built-in, fold-out solar panels that deliver a 22.4% peak efficiency rating. The solar panels are capable of fully charging the case in about 5 hours. All you need is access to that giant nuclear fireball in the sky.
USB-Powered Portable Hot Glue Gun (AUGUST THANKO RODEO PART 2 OF 3)
Whereas before you might have felt powerless to fight off overly curious and annoying children, now you pull out your USB-powered hot glue gun and permanently attach a quarter (or a 50円 coin, in our case) to the floor - BOOM! You're free!
Scuba Goggles with Built-In GoPro Mount (AUGUST THANKO RODEO PART 1 OF 3)
Getting your HD-POV on underwater is no easy task - particularly at this price point. Now, thanks to Thanko, with a simple set of goggles molded to accommodate a removable GoPro mount (or your favorite FauxPro), all it takes is a quick push of the record button, a body of water to jump into, and something worth recording.
Top 5 Japanese Tech (and culture) Videos of the Week
1) Is that a redneck murder mystery on my smartphone? YES, yes it is!; 2) Tokyo's Shimokitazawa neighborhood in very, very lovely 4K; 3) This camera shoots high-res omnidirectional video, and no other camera can do that; 4) The most beautiful shrine in Tokyo in 4K; and 5) Attack on Titan Live-Action!
The first part of the live action Attack on Titan movie will finally be released in 2 days on August 1st! Come on in and watch the trailer if you haven't seen it yet!
SoftBank's personal robot, Pepper, will start working as a beauty advisor robot in a Loft store in Shibuya (Tokyo) and Yokohama (Kanagawa) on July 25.
Honda Walk Assist, which supports gait rehabilitation, will be released for customers on a leasing basis in November. The device has been in development since 1999 and it has taken almost 17 years since the project's launch to become a viable product with practical use.
If you want to check out Sony's new α7R II (Alpha 7 R Mark 2) ahead of its release, go to a Sony store in Ginza, Nagoya or Osaka now! The α7R Ⅱ equips the world's first back-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor, which Sony calls the "Exmor R."

Editor - July 22, 2015

A mini casino can be attached to your laptop - and do some data expansion! Green House is going to release 2 playful casino-themed USB drives in late July.
We’ve racked up about 2.5 months since last we published one of these galleries, and the timing works: we tend to do it on Japanese holidays. Today’s gallery celebrates one player in particular: the very gifted and minimally costumed Ms. Ringo Mitsuki.
Panasonic is going to release the mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera LUMIX DMC-GX8 on August 20. It has a newly-developed 20M Live Mos Sensor and the world's first 6-control image stabilization system called Dual I.S..
Top 5 Japanese Tech (and culture) Videos of the Week
1) Small-time mobile games have video trailers on YouTube these days; 2) The Tokyo Monorail floats through the sky on these big columns right here; 3) Toyota's virtual crash-test dummy software is totally badass; 4) Shinjuku looks awesome at night [naturally]; and 5) One of the grosses things ever: Grilled Salmon Candy
New EXILIM camera EX-100F will be out on August 21. Based on the previous EX-100 camera (released in March 2014), Casio added 60fps high-speed continuous shooting performance to the new EX-100F and made it a flagship model.