CEATEC 2016 Innovation Award Winners

[CEATEC 2016] Every year companies try to come up with new and exciting products that they hope will change the world. However competition is fierce which means that what one company thought was a great idea, might trumped by a company with an even greater idea. Over the past few years, Innovation Awards have been given out at CEATEC for products/advancements in technology that have been deemed, well, innovative, and […]


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

[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 process, which means that if you have hundreds of models to create, it could take you a while.


Aromajoin Unveils The New Aromajoin Mini & Smartphone App

[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 wearable version of the Aroma Shooter.


The Bocco Family Robot Now Comes With Support For SIM Cards

[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 the same except that this year, the company has introduced a SIM model.


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Lenovo’s LaVie Smart Mirror Makes Use Of Intel’s RealSense Cameras

[CEATEC 2016] Taking a final look in the mirror before heading out is something that we’re sure many of us are accustomed to doing. However in this day and age, simple tasks can always be enhanced and improved upon thanks to technology. Lenovo has an idea and that is with its LaVie smart mirror.


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

[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 company has created the Listnr.


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

[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 motion-sensing unit in which the idea is to help with a robot’s posture to help keep it upright.


Panasonic’s PaN Introduces A Shared Camera Service For Selfies

[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, but if you’re looking for interesting angles for selfies, Panasonic has you covered.


Panasonic’s 3D Actuator Combines Stabilizing & Tracking Tech

[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 technology comes into play, but what if you wanted to stabilize and track images at the same time?


Panasonic’s Wireless & Batteryless Switch Turns Everything On At Once

[CEATEC 2016] We’re sure this has happened to all of us. We enter a room and because the switches to various electronic appliances are scattered everywhere, we have to move to different parts of the room to turn things on. Panasonic wants to solve that inefficiency and has created a wireless and batteryless switch.


Panasonic Has A Smart Mirror That Can Point Out Your Flaws

[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 kind of notification hub for the weather, upcoming meetings, news, and more, Panasonic has a different approach.


Panasonic’s Transparent TVs Are Back, More See-Through Than Ever

[CEATEC 2016] Earlier this year you might recall that Panasonic showed off a new concept TV that is transparent. The idea of this design is so that instead of a gadget that sits in your living room taking up a lot of space, you could blend this TV into existing furniture so that space can be utilized more efficiently.


Sharp Unveils IGZO Display That’s Over 1,000ppi

[CEATEC 2016] If virtual reality to take off, there obviously needs to be some improvements made. There is still a lot of areas that VR could stand to improve upon, and one of those things would be the displays used. Obviously by having a higher resolution, it would allow for images to appear sharper, and thus more realistic.


Sharp’s RoboHon Can Now Double Up As A Waiter/Tour Guide

[CEATEC 2016] When Sharp unveiled the RoboHon, it was marketed as a cute little robot that could keep you company at home, and the ability to project images from its face, so it’s almost like you get to hang out with a friend and watch a movie. However it seems that this year Sharp has revealed that the RoboHon has potential for use in businesses as well.