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Fujitsu Teddy Bear robot to care for the elderly

10/08/2010, [CEATEC 2010] In Japan, it’s been a long dream that robots would one day take care of the aging population as the demographic reality of an aging country hits. Unfortunately, current efforts have not paid off despite more than a decade of research...

Docomo Phone with integrated air purifier

10/08/2010, [CEATEC 2010] This is why we come to Ceatec, nowhere else in the world will you see a phone that integrates an Ion-generator that aims at sanitizing the air in a 30cm radius around the phone. Of course, you have to understand that many people wear their...

Yamaha infosound embeds data in audio media

10/07/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Yamaha was showing its infosound demo at CEATEC. The prototype embeds data in audio media like music, video clips, radio or whichever audio support that you can think of. The principle is very simple: Yamaha encodes data in audio frequencies...

SMK demonstrates egg-shaped air mouse

10/07/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Presented by some media as a TV remote, SMK’s egg is in fact a simple air-mouse that is comparable to current products offered by Logitech of Gyration – at least in function. This is not a product, and for the CEATEC show, SMK...

Yamaha 1mm Thin Light Flexible Speaker

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] This speaker was being presented by Yamaha’s R&D department. It is only 1mm thick and is covered by a display banner on the photo. It’s light too: that banner weighs less than 500g, so it would be fairly easy to deploy and...

Docomo AR walker demo

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] AR, or Augmented Reality is a very fashionable trend these days. If you’re not familiar with AR, the goal is to supplement (“augment”) reality (often as seen through a live video feed) with additional information about a...

Fujitsu dual-screen touch smartphone

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] If a dual-monitor setup can improve our productivity with computers (it’s pretty much proven), could it make our smartphones better too? Maybe. Fujitsu has been playing with a dual-display touch phone that aims to make your experience...

CEATEC Day 1 Round Up

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] We’ve scoured the showfloor on the first day of CEATEC, and while it isn’t as explosive as CES, there are still several new technologies that caught our attention. To make life easier for you instead of going through the...

Docomo Tai Heart tells you if you’re really in love

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] it’s hard to go to Japan without reporting about bizarre (but fun!) tech concepts: Docomo’s Tai Heart (not sure what that means) is a small device that you can use while talking to your recent date on the phone (and possibly soon...

Panasonic has Kinect-like system for digital signage

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] In a discrete part of the CEATEC show, Panasonic was showing its D-Imager (D for “depth”, we guess), a system that can detect and react to the presence of people. Thanks to its depth and color cameras, it can see that someone is...

KDDI free viewpoint turns 2D video into interactive 3D

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] KDDI has an interesting 2D to 3D demo in their booth. This time, we’re not talking about stereo 3D, but about 3D graphics that is almost video game like (almost). With a single, or several cameras, KDDI can turn 2D video information in...

Panasonic Lumix GH2 with 3D lens, hands-on

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] The Panasonic GH2 is a great little camera, but Panasonic was demonstrating a 3D lens at the Ceatec show. The lens has two smaller lens, and while it’s not clear what the sensor actually “sees”, what we know is that the...

Android Sharp IS03 with Retina Display, hands-on

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Sharp was exposing its IS03 Android phone that has the particularity of using an IPS 960×640 display, also known as “Retina Display” on the iPhone 4. The telephone itself looks like an iPhone 3GS, except that it seems to...

Fujitsu has phone prototype, gains Continua certification

10/04/2010, Fujitsu is first off the blocks to roll out a Continua certified handset, albeit it is still in the prototype form. Just what is the Continua Health Alliance? Well, this is a non-profit organization that was established by Intel as well as other companies...