Ultrasonic fingerprint readers have made their mass-market debut, but there are other uses for ultrasonic technology in today’s gadgets. For example, TDK subsidiary Chirp Microsystems is powering a number of Virtual Reality (VR) systems, including the HTC Vive Focus and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR.
Bonsai trees are beautiful and live longer than humans, but everyone knows that they require maintenance and dedication. Bons-AI is an interactive demo from TDK which pushes the whole Bonsai concept into the future.
[CEATEC 2015] If you were to bring today’s technology back by a few hundred years, chances are you would be excommunicated from the church or even burnt at the stake simply for indulging in witchcraft, what with floating around on a personal mobility device or even being able to communicate with someone else who is separated by a few thousand miles via a smartphone. Well, thankfully we are not living […]
[CEATEC 2014] Earlier this April, TDK announced that they will be working alongside US-based WiTricity Corporation after getting into a licensing agreement with the latter where wireless power transfer technology is concerned. The whole idea of that particular partnership back then was to develop wireless power transfer system for electric vehicles as well as different kinds of mobility applications, not to mention to promote business as well. On the CEATEC […]
At CEATEC Japan, TDK was demonstrating HAMR (heat-assisted magnetic recording), a technology designed to dramatically increase the data density of mechanical hard drives. Hard drives are typically limited by how much bits of information they can safely store per square inch of each platter surface (HDDs can feature many platters or disks). Since the information is saved as a magnetic polarity, attempting to pack too much information in a tight […]
[CEATEC 2013] Do you remember the sound effects in Quake 3, whenever someone hits two sweet rails in a succession? That would end up with the arena announcer saying, “Impressive!”, which is also another signal to the rest of the world that you have a mean mouse hand with the railgun. In order to be proficient with the railgun, you would definitely need a steady hand, and steady hands do […]
[CEATEC 2012] While charging your electric vehicle (EV) isn’t exactly challenging, it looks like companies are trying to make it easier than it already is. At CEATEC 2012, TDK showed off its upcoming contactless charging system. What it basically does is it allows drivers to charge their EVs by just parking in the right spot. This technology works with the use of coils at the bottom of the car and […]
Playing music on your phone can be very battery-consuming. And it is quite annoying to have to plug the phone for a recharge right in the middle of a jukebox delight. Moreover, if you want to take the sound a notch higher, conventional speakers would require you to plug in the device, resulting in more cables and additional hassle.TDK has now come up with a rather smart alternative. The new […]
A paperless environment is definitely worth looking into, although I do not think that it is viable at this moment since paper is still an important aspect in terms of documentation. Wireless connectivity, however, has its place in the future, but there are still limits to it. Wireless headphones have been around for quite some time already as it lays the ghost of a wired existence to rest, but how […]
It looks like TDK is really intent on bringing back the old school to today’s modern world. Following up their Boombox from last week, they’ve gone ahead and released a new addition to their Life on Record audio series. This 9.8″ cube has two 5-1/4″ full-range coax drivers and the other two sides are unfortunately only passive reflectors that look like speakers. And if you haven’t figured out by now, […]
If you were a kid growing up in the late 70s and 80s, you would have been part of the boombox generation, and probably owned one or two yourself. Well boomboxes aren’t too common anymore, due to the fact that people stopped listening to cassettes and blasting music out in public is considered more of a nuisance than anything. Well TDK has plans to bring you back into that era […]
When DVDs first arrived on the scene, we were blown away by the amount of storage such a disc holds compared to regular CDs. This was replaced by Blu-rays a few years back, although DVDs are still a whole lot more popular simply because of the much lower ownership cost compared to Blu-rays. TDK could very well usher in a new era of personal storage with their 1TB capacity prototype […]
TDK managed to stumble upon a method to tint touchscreens in a cost-effective manner, where they add color to transparent electrode sheets which serve as the basis of those displays. Such electrode sheets will come in 13 colors down the road, where among them include red, green, blue, aquamarine, purple and black hues. The whole idea of having so many colors is to match the device’s body color with its […]