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Murata walking measurement system integrated into ‘smart shoes’

10/04/2012, [CEATEC 2012] We have seen how Murata intends to help the elderly and infirmed get around more independently in a safer manner via the Electric Walking Assist Car, but here is another device that will target the more able-bodied – a pressure sensor...

Muscle Suits make heavy lifting easier

10/04/2012, [CEATEC 2012] While humans have been lifting heavy objects with the aid of machinery for many years now, it’s usually through someone sitting behind the controls of a machine. And even though they’re usually effective, such machines to can be...

Panasonic AX Series Windows 8 Ultrabook (gallery)

10/03/2012, [CEATEC 2012] Windows 8 is just around the corner, and it’s no surprise that here at CEATEC 2012 we’re seeing tons of laptops and tablets running on the operating system. Panasonic is one of the manufacturers that will be competing for your...

CEATEC Innovation Awards 2012

10/03/2012, [CEATEC 2012] we’re at the zenith of the CEATEC Japan 2012 shows which is one of the largest electronics trade show in East Asia, as a panel of journalists gave the CEATEC Innovation Awards to exhibitors. Ubergizmo’s co-founder Hubert...

Tosy mRobo dancing robot

10/03/2012, [CEATEC 2012] At CES 2012 earlier this year, a prototype of the Tosy mRobo dancing robot was spotted, where it came in the form of a boombox that could “transform” into a small humanoid form factor, grooving to the kind of music that is being played...

CEATEC Japan 2012 – Day 2 Round-up

10/03/2012, [CEATEC 2012] We are covering CEATEC, Japan’s largest consumer electronics show, until October 6, and Hubert Nguyen, Ubergizmo’s co-founder, is a judge for the Innovation Awards there. Today, we got our hands on impressive new devices and saw cool...

Panasonic shows off foldable Windows 8 Ultrabook

10/03/2012, [CEATEC 2012] A number of vendors have taken the opportunity of CEATEC this year to show off their up and coming products. While the predominant focus seems set on presenting different cutting-edge technologies, there are many who have unveiled products...

Sharp motheye technology fights glare

10/03/2012, [CEATEC 2012] When choosing to buy a display, one of the factors consumers have to decide is whether they want a screen with higher contrast and lower glare or vice versa. Well, it looks like Sharp has got a solution to the problem with its new glass...

ROHM CIGS near-infrared see-through image sensor

10/03/2012, [CEATEC 2012] The ROHM CIGS (Copper indium gallium (di)selenide) Near-Infrared sensor provides the ability to see  near-infrared light waves that are normally invisible to the naked eye. By capturing near-infrared light, it is possible to see through...

Panasonic Smart Apps aim to make life easier

10/03/2012, [CEATEC 2012] Thanks to all the advancements in technology, our daily lives are becoming more and more sophisticated. What we used to fantasized about has now turned into reality for a lot of us. While some of us are happy with what we have right now,...

Docomo language translator for Android is impressive

10/03/2012, [CEATEC 2012] Last year, Docomo launched its menu translation app, but this year, their translation application can handle two use cases: conversations over the phone, and conversation side by side with someone speaking another language. At CEATEC 2012,...

Asukanet Aerial Imaging (AI) Plate

10/03/2012, At CEATEC 2012, we’ve had the opportunity to see the Asukanet AI Plate for ourselves as the company had built a live demo in their booth. The overall idea of the AI (Aerial Imaging) Plate is to project an image that looks like it is floating in the...

NEC LED with built-in speaker gives you music from above

10/03/2012, [CEATEC 2012] While everybody wants to have an audio system at home, not everyone can afford the space to have one – especially if they live in a tiny place. Well, the folks over at NEC have come up with a solution: by placing a speaker in its...