Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Friday, September 23, 2005

Sony Ericsson Walkman Phones work with iTunes.

"Sony Ericsson Walkman Phones, Sony Clie PDAs and Sony Ericsson P900/P910 Smartphones can now connect to the iTunes service via the Windows-based iTunes Add-on, Mass Storage Synchronizer."
Article and Picture from Ubergizmo.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

NEC launches world's thinnest fold-type, camera mobile phone

"Thinner than Motorola's RAZR? Yep. NEC has a new phone coming out that has an 11.9mm thickness -- the RAZR has a thickness of 13.71mm, so it's been beaten."

Monday, September 19, 2005

Toyota To Go 100% Hybrid

"Toyota has announced that all of its vehicles would eventually be powered by hybrid gasoline-electric motors. "In the future, the cars you see from Toyota will be 100 percent hybrid," said Kazuo Okamoto of Toyota. There's no deadline for that, but at the rate at which Toyota is introducing new models (especially the predictably popular Camry Hybrid) and ramping up production, it should not take too long."

Friday, September 16, 2005

Toshiba develops MP3 player with 60 hour fuel cell battery

"A flash-based player measuring 1.4 x 4.3 x 0.8-inches is said to run for 35 hours on a single 3.5ml charge of highly concentrated methanol while a hard drive based player swells to 2.6 x 4.9 x 1.1-inches and runs for about 60 hours on a single 10ml charge."

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Japan's asteroid probe nears destination

"Japan's Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), a research arm of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has announced that its Hayabusa spacecraft has successfully closed to within 20 kilometers (12 miles) of the asteroid Itokawa (1998 SF36)."

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

NEC LCD Technologies' New 8.4-Inch LCD with Ultra-Advanced, Super-Fine TFT Technology for Industrial Use

"NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd. today announced that at the end of October it will begin shipping samples of its new 8.4-inch (21-centimeters-diagonal) video graphics array (VGA), amorphous silicon, thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT LCD) module, part number NL6448BC26-08D. This module features NEC LCD Technologies' proprietary ultra-advanced, super-fine TFT (UA-SFT) technology, which enables ultra-wide viewing angles, high luminance, a wide color gamut and high contrast ratio."

Casio Wireless USB Solar Calculator

"The Casio MZ-120WL and Casio JZ-120WL calculators are bundled with USB dongle to enable a wireless connection to use it as a 10 key number type pad. The Casio MZ-20 is connected directly via USB. All new Casio calculators have solar cells."

Fujitsu's Robot on Wheels to Go on Sale

"Equipped with voice recognition capabilities, cameras and sensors, the 4-foot tall robot on wheels will go on sale for 6 million yen ($54,000) each in Japan in November — for just such a purpose.

Tokyo-based Fujitsu plans to sell about 20 or 30 of the robots, called "enon" (pronounced EH-nohn), which stands for "exciting nova on network," and already has received 10 orders. The price tag covers just the machine, and software programs cost extra. Fujitsu refused to estimate software costs."
3rd picture and Article fromYahoo.
First 2 Pictures from ITMedia.com (Japan)

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Mitsubishi Electric Introduces World's First Contactless Fingerprint Authentication Devices

"Mitsubishi Electric launched the Mitsubishi Finger Transmission Authentication Device, its proprietary contactless fingerprint authentication device, on September 8.

The new product, which adopts a method to detect changes in the amount of light transmitted through the finger tissue, can authenticate a fingerprint regardless of whether the fingers are dried or wet."

Friday, September 09, 2005

Japanese researchers have discovered stem cells in human heart tissue

"Japanese researchers have discovered stem cells in human heart tissue, a development that could lead to improved treatments for heart disease and reduce the need for transplants, a Japanese newspaper reported Friday.

The breakthrough came by a team of scientists at Kyoto University led by Hiroaki Matsubara, who will present the findings at the annual meeting of the Japanese College of Cardiology in Osaka on Sept. 19, the Yomiuri newspaper said."

Chubu Electric develops fish-tracking system

Read at JapanToday.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Actress Ko Shibasaki, 24, has signed on to promote Epson Corp's latest line of Dreamio home projectors.

"Actress Ko Shibasaki, 24, has signed on to promote Epson Corp's latest line of Dreamio home projectors."

Honda Develops World's First Production Motorcycle Airbag System

"Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced it has succeeded in developing the world's first production motorcycle airbag system. The new system, which can help lessen the severity of injuries caused by frontal collisions, is to be made available on the new Gold Wing motorcycle scheduled for release in late spring of 2006 in the US."
Read on at JCNNetwork.

Humanoid robot for risky work unveiled

Read at JapanToday.

Sony Cybershot R1 - World's First 10 mega-pixel camera.


Sony's New Walkman


Kyocera's S phone makes a splash in Japan.


Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Mitsubishi Electric Building Techno-Service Develops System to Detect Unusual Situations in Elevator in Real Time

"Tokyo (JCN) - Mitsubishi Electric Building Techno-Service announced on September 6 that it has developed a system to detect unusual situations in the elevator in real time, thus preventing crimes from being committed in the elevator.

The system analyzes changes in optical images captured by the security camera located in the elevator to detect unusual situations. It can detect unusual situations such as rampages and assaults, and evaluates the situations at three levels: extremely unusual, slightly unusual, and caution needed.

When it detects an unusual situation, the system automatically opens the elevator door and alerts warning."


Sony Brings Location Free TV to PCs

"Network base station can stream live television and video content to remote PCs."

"Sony will begin selling from October a network base-station that can stream live television and other video content through a home network or across the Internet to remote PCs."

"Wherever you go on earth you can watch your own content," says Satoru Maeda, head of the Sony division that produced the device, at a Tokyo news conference. While video recorders can be used to time-shift programs, the Location Free Base Station can be used to "place-shift" your entertainment, he says."


Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Solar PSP


Casio DV-900CW and DV-700CW waterproof DVD players.


Toyota Computer Makes You Watch the Road

"Japanese automaker Toyota has developed a safety technology that it says will keep the driver's eyes on the road.

An image-processing computer system developed by Toyota Motor Corp. and a Toyota affiliate uses a camera near the steering wheel to detect when the driver stops looking straight ahead.

The system flashes a light on the dashboard display and emits a beeping noise when the eyes start to wander. If the driver still doesn't respond, brakes kick in, Toyota said Tuesday.

The feature will be offered in Lexus luxury models set to be sold in Japan in spring next year. Toyota won't comment on whether it will be offered in models sold abroad, company spokeswoman Keiko Nakajima said.

Research shows that most accidents happen because the driver isn't paying attention, according to Toyota."


Friday, September 02, 2005

New Cool LED Watch From Japan

"The High Frequency by Equalizer has a wide face with tons of blue LEDs simulating a equalizer display. This LED watch is possibly the coolest yet from TokyoFlash. The new LED watch sells for $161.63. "
More details on Wrist Dreams.
From I4U.

Seiko Worldwide Atomic Solar Watch

"Solar powered. When fully charged, the battery will hold enough power to run continuously for 6 months, or 1.5 years using the power saving function."
Watch Report.
Via Gizmodo.

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