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Articles tagged with: japan

Cool Eye Wear Gadget MEG4.0

After the great success of Google’s Project Glass eyewear, revealed earlier this year, Olympus has this week brought out a new display eyewear prototype named the MEG4.0.

The Olympus MEG4.0 is manufactured in such a way that it connects with our daily usage devices through Bluetooth and is also integrated with Olympus’s in-house “proprietary optical technology”.

Reality Car Windows Unveiled By Toyota!

Toyota is announcing new technology in their vehicles. The Japanese car manufacturing company unveiled a new window in a new manufactured vehicle where children can write on windows or make a sketch of outside objects.

The drawing will stick to the window till the outside object passes away or until the passenger itself removes it. That is something really cool for a long drive or even for small drives where any one can enjoy travel. For bored adults it’s really fascinating, and hopefully this new tech will be enough to keep consumers from worrying about a third recall.

Pantech Releasing Water Proof Smartphone

No one ever thought that a water and dust proof cell phone would be available. And nobody definitely thought about that kind of Smartphone. But Pantech has made it possible.

Pantech is releasing it’s latest smartphone, the Pantech MIRACH IS11PT. This smartphone is controlled by 1GHz second-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 SoC CPU. It runs on the Google Android Gingerbread 2.3 OS. It has a 3.7-inch WVGA screen with a resolution of 480 x 800.

Quma, A 3D Motion-Capturing Technology…

Japan certainly is a leading automotives and robots maker, and recently Japan-based SoftEther.com provided another breakthrough in 3D motion-capturing technology. A striking 3D motion-capture figure has been developed by Japan-based SoftEther.

It can create computer graphics and animations in 3D. A (Quma) dummy’s fitted with sets of joint through its body, which is outfitted with sensors which can easily be moved by user. The sensor tracks the movement and a 3D figure on your computer screen does the same movement.

Suzuki Soon Releasing Electric Every Van (EV)

Suzuki has decided to launch its battery powered electric van known as “Every Van” (not pictured) after Mitsubishi launched its electric MiniCab i-MiEV.

The Every Van is powered by a Lithium-Ion battery while the Toshiba MiniCab is powered by Toshiba SCiB battery.

PlayStation Comic Store On PSP Is Shutting Down

Launched back in 2009, the PSP’s Digital Comics Reader grew a loyal consumer base as the library of comics swelled past 4,000. However, if you were a fan of the service, we have got some bad news for you – no more comics will be coming to the PSP.

Since the launch of the service , the digital comics store has provided many comics from publishers such as Marvel, DC, and IDW. A very small handful of those comics are actually free, so you might as well check them out.

Sony Music Ireland Website Got Hacked

Sony Music Ireland said its web site was hacked Monday after three bogus news stories appeared on the homepage. It was the latest in a string of attacks on Sony dating back to the infiltration of its PlayStation and Qriocity networks in April.

One fake article at the Sony Music Ireland site had the headline “Tragedy Strikes The Script” and reported the death of two band members. Sony issued a statement that said the band members are indeed fine. The hackers also posted fake articles about Rebecca Black, R Kelly and “X Factor” contestants.

Sony Set To Launch New PS4 In 2012

According to a post at DigiTimes, Sony will begin manufacturing the PS4 in late 2011 in order to be ready for a 2012 launch. Further, the PS4 will have full-body motion controls similar to what Microsoft has done with Kinect, and Sony plans to ship at least 20 million units in 2012.

Desperate to revive flagging sales, Sony is believed to have bought the launch date forward in an effort to boost revenues from their Playstation Division as consumers stop buying Sony Bravia TVs.

PlayStation Network To Be Fully Restored This Week

When the Sony’s PSN website was targeted by hackers back in April, the site was taken down with millions of users unable to access the service. The service was down for around a month in most of the world, but users in Japan are still waiting for the full service to come back online. But today we have some good news as the PlayStation Network is to finally be fully restored with Japan PS Store switch on.

Sony previously announced deadlines for recovery, including an announcement on April 21 that it might be “a full day or two” before PSN was restored.On May 1, Sony Executive Deputy President Kazuo Hirai promised restoration by the end of that week. Two weeks later, on May 14, the company announced the first phase of the network’s resumption. And most recently, Sony has promised full restoration by the end of the week.

Iiyama Rolls Out New ProLite Monitors

Iiyama Japan has just announced two new LED backlit ProLite monitors. The ProLite E2473HDS is a 24″ monitor, while the ProLite E2273HDS is a 21.5″ monitor. Both models come with Full HD resolution, a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio and a 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

Now these monitors will originally be sold exclusively through Japan, but as with all technology, we are likely to see similar spec’d hardware pop up all over the globe. The monitors each have a 5ms response time, making sure that there is minimal blur with moving objects on the screen.