Yoriko Takahashi

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Yoriko is an enditor and contributor for AkihabaraNews.

 

Sony is going to release a XAVC recording format compliant XDCAM video camera for professional use - PXW-X160 - on August 21. The estimated price is around ¥480,000.

Make your ears absolutely clean!

Coden co., ltd. has just released the ultimate earpick tool "Sugoi Mimikaki", which means "great earpiece" in Japanese.

With the Sugoi Mimikaki connected to the USB terminal of a PC, you can clean up your ear while looking at the 15X zoomed real-time image of inside of your ear on the PC monitor.

During the upcoming summer vacation season for schools, Canon will hold Canon Kids Park 2014 and provide multiple events for kids to learn something related to cameras in an enjoyable way.

Huawei Japan, Chinese telecommunications equipment and services company, announced they will start selling their SIM-free devices after late June in Japan.

The first product will be the Android 4.3 smartphone "Ascend G6" and will be sold through multiple electronics retail stores such as Bic Camera, Edion, and Nojima. Ascend G6 was unveiled in the Mobile World Congress 2014 that took place last February.

Yoriko Takahashi - May 30, 2014

Ride a bicycle and gain additional benefits!

Thanko's new Portable Wind Turbine Generator will make you feel lucky every time you ride a bicycle or motor bike.

Once you ride a bicycle or motorbike that has the portable wind turbine generator attached to the handle, it starts generating enough electricity for 2 size AA rechargeable batteries.

Mouse Computer announced that they are going to release Microsoft x Kagerou Project collaborated 10.1-inch Windows 8.1 tablet for 59,800 yen in late July.

Unusual combination but so cool!

Has anyone imagined that Mario from Super Mario Bros. would be driving around in one of the most luxurious cars? Well, currently he is driving a Mercedes in the TV commercial for the new Mercedes-Benz GLA.

Century - Illuminated umbrella to light up your feet at night
"bright night" is fashionable, functional and durable umbrella. The main feature is that it has 2 krypton lamps attached inside and you can turn them on to light up your feet in the dark. It's good to use for a security reason because when its lights on, the umbrella can be spotted by people who are 30 meters away.

Olympus just announced that they are going to release a compact digital camera specialized for taking photos at construction sites - OLYMPUS STYLUS TG-3 工一郎 (pronounced as Koichiro in Japanese) - sometime in July.

On May 28 (U.S.A. time) in San Francisco, Samsung introduced their latest project, which focuses on healthcare related technology, called Samsung Digital Health. It is to encourage start-ups to develop highly-sophisticated health control devices or services that combine advanced sensor, algorithm, data collection, and analysis capability.

Yoriko Takahashi - May 29, 2014

In Japan, many of us still feel more comfortable paying by actual cash and carry lots of bills and coins around, while people in North America or Europe use actual cash less and less.

Today, Thanko just released new automatic coin counting machine for those who want to make their life much easier when it comes to coin counting. Although perhaps our readers don't need this product, let me introduce it to you in case.

The release date of the Studio Ghibli's next featured film, Omoide no Marnie (When Marnie Was There) is approaching! It's going to be released on July 19.

More details about Omoide no Marnie, please check out previous coverage:

Ghibli new movie to be out next summer - Joan G. Robinson's "When Marnie Was There"

 

Really?

The Japanese reasonably priced rotating Sushi chain, Kura Corportation, known as Kura Zushi in Japan, just unveiled 2 new questionable sushi dishes: Caramel Banana Sushi and Caramel Corn Mayo.

They were created as a collaboration project between Kura Corporation and the Japanese major confectionery company, Morinaga & Company. They're going to be available for a limited time until July 17.

A bit confusing.

A collaboration project of interesting burgers called - MOSDO! - between the Japanese burger chain, Mos Burger, and the doughnut chain, Mister Donut, was just released today.

These new burgers are created under the theme of "Swap items between Mos Burger and Mister Donuts".

Ricoh Imaging today started accepting advanced orders for the "PENTAX Q7 Special Edition" set, which will ONLY be available at their online store. It will be released on May 30 for ¥49,800.

To know more details about PENTAX Q7, read our previous coverage here.

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.

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

Yoriko Takahashi - May 27, 2014

At the moment, there are quite a few fancy health-conscious wearable devices around, such as Samsung's Gear Fit, not only to keep up your health but also to be able to do many other things, for example getting emails or SNS notices.

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