Time Trip View Lets You Travel To The Past Virtually

[CEATEC 2015] How do you travel back in time? The answer is pretty simple – you don’t, and cannot. Well, thanks to the wonders of modern technology and augmented reality, Kinki Nippon Tourist (KNT) has decided to bring tourism to a whole new level – calling it “smart tourism”. Yeah, throw in a smart moniker these days and you can get away with a lot – but this one’s different, […]


NEC Reveals Emergency Mobile Radio Network

[CEATEC 2015] When you happen to live in a country like Japan where natural disasters are prone to happen – or at the very least, it has the tendency to actually be more frequent than in many other countries around the world, then it would pay to be prepared just in case of an emergency. Everyone should have his or her very own “Go bag”, or Grab Bag, it is […]


Mitsubishi Early Warning Tsunami System

[CEATEC 2015] If you have lived through the huge earthquake and tsunami disaster in 2011 in Japan, then you would know how terrifying the event was – especially if you were a victim and not just a citizen of Japan, safe in a totally different prefecture. Life still has to go on for the survivors, where those who once heeded the call of the sea for their living are now […]


3D Reconstruction Made Easy With Mitsubishi

[CEATEC 2015] If you have ever worked with 3D modeling software before, you would know for sure that it is no walk in the park at all. Well, while it has become a whole lot easier than ever before, this does not mean that it is simple enough for any Tom, Dick and Harry to master 3D modeling software overnight. Reconstructing a scene can also be a tough assignment, as […]


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Mitsubishi Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Is A Modern Marvel

[CEATEC 2015] When it comes to us humans, we are always on the lookout for better ways of doing things, being more efficient and all that jazz. After all, it makes perfect sense – why bother being stuck with the old, when you can have something that is not only newer, but better? The study of astronomy has been an area of knowledge for a long, long time now, and […]


Mitsubishi Quasi-Zenith Satellite System Ups The Accuracy Ante

[CEATEC 2015] GPS has evolved from being a military technology to benefit the rest of humanity when it comes to navigation – as well as to hail a cab, where the accuracy that falls within the range of a few meters are good enough for everyday use. However, if there is any way to make things more accurate, why not? Mitsubishi has showcased the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) which is […]


Panasonic 4K HDR TV Paves Way For The Future

[CEATEC 2015] Gone are the days when one TV is not too different from another, and a simple difference in design and perhaps having one or two specifications more than the next model offers minimal impact for the viewer, especially if those differences aren’t as astronomical as the jump between black and white to color, or from standard HD to Full HD. Full HD is the norm these days, with […]


Japan Display Shows Off 915 PPI 9.6-Inch Display

[CEATEC 2015] Just when you thought that there is no way for one to cram in so many pixels into a single display, along come the folks over at Japan Display, where their hard work has paid off – and they managed come up with a display that measures a mere 9.6” diagonally across, but the amount of pixels packed into a single inch happens to be 915 ppi (pixels […]


ALPS Sensor Might Spell Breakthrough For Wearable Health Devices

[CEATEC 2015] Aren’t we all a conscious lot where our health and well being are concerned? Unfortunately, many people will only do something about their health when they are diagnosed with something unpleasant which might require a combination of therapy and treatment, or just one of the two. Well, with more and more wearable devices hitting the market lately, why not throw in a sensor that can help keep tabs […]


NeuroSky Hopes To Figure Out Yes/No Responses With Brain Wave Sensor Technology

[CEATEC 2015] I am quite sure that there are times when we wished we were telepathic – to be able to know just exactly what another person is thinking about, or mulling over. It would prove to be a rather invaluable ability at the end of the day especially when it comes to business negotiations, but unfortunately there is no such ‘mutant power’, so to speak. NeuroSky, however, hopes to […]


Vuzix iWearHD Ready For Pre-Order

[CEATEC 2015] Vuzix, a name that has been associated with video eyewear for the longest time, has shown off their iWearHD video headphones on the showfloor, citing that it is available for pre-order at the moment fro 60,000 Yen before taxes. This video headset had already picked up its fair share of accolades earlier in the year and it is nice to see that it is finally up for pre-order […]


Kyocera Torque G02 Can Survive Seawater As Well

[CEATEC 2015] A smartphone that can survive being underwater is nothing new or worth shouting about these days – even when companies like Sony clarified their waterproof guidelines. Well, Kyocera, being a name where rugged handsets have always had a close affinity with, plays no such word games – and pushes the existing boundaries even further this time around with the parading of their Kyocera Torque G02 smartphone which was […]


Miraisens Augments Your User Experience With 3D Haptics

[CEATEC 2015] We have certainly come a long way since we worked with a computer interface, haven’t we? From using data cards which have specially punched codes in different orders to typing out commands using a keyboard, the graphical user interface proved to be a huge leap in ease of use. However, more recently, the newer generation have grown up on a diet of touchscreen interfaces, and the next level […]


Rakuten AR-HITOKE Encourages The Herd Mentality

[CEATEC 2015] Normally, we humans find safety in numbers – which can be deemed to be the herd mentality. Of course, there are pros and cons associated with such a way of thinking, since when it is for the correct and just cause, it can be a force of good, while if it is something negative, then the entire situation can end up rather badly, and in double quick time […]