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Prius Drivers In Japan Can Earn Real-World Rewards

12/05/2016, Buying a hybrid/electric car rewards the driver in knowing that by driving such a car, they are doing their part for the environment. There is also the added benefit of saving on gas since hybrids do tend to consume less fuel than their gas-powered...

Wonder Vision Sphere 5.2 Immersive Screen: We Tried It

11/17/2016, At Inter Bee 2016,  I stumbled onto the Sphere 5.2 by Wonder Vision. This display setup is designed to be an immersive display which provides a half-sphere projection surface for any kind of imaging content, whether it is video or real-time 3D. The...

Irradiated Timber From Fukushima Used To Generate Power

10/27/2016, The nuclear power plant meltdowns in Fukushima is probably one of the worst meltdowns in modern times, following the Chernobyl disaster back in 1986. Now Japan is a country that loves to recycle (if you’ve been there and were intimidated by its...

Apple Pay’s Launch In Japan Is Off To A Rocky Start

10/25/2016, One of the reasons why we were pretty excited to hear about Apple Pay launching in Japan is due to the integration with FeliCa, an NFC standard that is unique to Japan and one that is also used by various public transport companies to facilitate payments...

VRC’s Shun’X Is A 3D Body Scanner That Works Quickly

10/05/2016, [CEATEC 2016] If you’re trying to create models that are close to the human shape as possible, obviously 3D scanning is the way to go, as opposed to having to create the wireframes and models from scratch. However 3D scanning is typically a slow...

Aromajoin Unveils The New Aromajoin Mini & Smartphone App

10/05/2016, [CEATEC 2016] They say smell is one of the more powerful ways that one can trigger a memory, and this is what Aromajoin is hoping to do when they took the wraps off the Aroma Shooter Mini at this year’s CEATEC. The Mini is basically the smaller and...

The Bocco Family Robot Now Comes With Support For SIM Cards

10/05/2016, [CEATEC 2016] In 2015, we came across a little robot by the name of Bocco. Developed by Yukai Engineering, it looks like the company is back with a slightly upgraded model, and by slightly we do mean slightly. Essentially at its core, the Bocco is still...

Cerevo’s Listnr Is A Baby Monitor That Can Identify Emotions

10/04/2016, [CEATEC 2016] Baby monitors are a dime a dozen, but as we push into the age of connected objects and IoT, naturally the humble baby monitor needs to step up its game and do more than just act as a radio. Cerevo seems to think so as well which is why the...

Panasonic’s Motion-Sensing Unit Aims To Help Keep Robots Upright

10/04/2016, [CEATEC 2016] As robots slowly start to become a bigger part of our daily lives, naturally improvements have to be made to the existing technology to ensure that robots are capable of doing many different tasks. At CEATEC 2016, Panasonic is showing off a...

Panasonic’s PaN Introduces A Shared Camera Service For Selfies

10/04/2016, [CEATEC 2016] How many photos have you see of people where they’ve tried to “hold up” the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Or how many photos have you seen of people taken below the Eiffel Tower? Too many? We suppose sometimes it can get pretty repetitive,...

Panasonic’s 3D Actuator Combines Stabilizing & Tracking Tech

10/04/2016, [CEATEC 2016] Camera shake is probably one of the more annoying things that photographers have to deal with as this can result in perfectly composed photos being ruined due to a bit of blur. We suppose this is where the likes of image stabilizing...

Panasonic Has A Smart Mirror That Can Point Out Your Flaws

10/04/2016, [CEATEC 2016] The idea of a smart mirror/interactive mirror has come up before, and it looks like Panasonic has one of their own that they’re showing off at CEATEC 2016 in Japan this year. However unlike other smart mirrors which are usually act as some...