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First 8K Live Video Broadcast

Por kirai el 03 de March de 2014 en Technology

NHK, the main Japanese TV network, and also a big corporation with research departments, was recently able to successfully broadcast 8K video on the air. To simply understand what it means to broadcast video in 8K, we can think of it as transimitting video with a quality “equivalent” to that of a 33.1 megapixel camera. […]

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Powered Jacket MK3

Por kirai el 17 de July de 2013 en Technology

Sawaga Electronics has developed an exoskeleton based on the manga Powered Jacket. At the moment they are going to make only 5 units and they will sell them for around 100,000 euros/130,000 dollars each. The promotional video with a bit of ironic/surreal Japanese humor is great. Source: Freshnessmag

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Por kirai el 03 de December de 2012 en Technology

This weekend took place the Maker Faire Tokyo, a fair where one of the biggest attractions has been the Kuratas, a kind of mecha-like robots developed by Suidobashi Heavy Industry. Only one of the prototypes was shown on the fair which could be used by visitors. On their website you can even buy one (a […]

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Floating Wind Turbines

Por kirai el 30 de September de 2012 en Technology

As Japan announced that it will become a nuclear free country by 2030, the Japanese government has started to approve a series of measures to start developing alternative energy sources. Here in Japan solar energy is not viable as there’s almost no space and most days throughout the year it is cloudy. Wind energy is […]

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Kabutom RX

Por kirai el 15 de September de 2012 en Technology

It is 11 meters tall, it weights 15 tons and its creator, Hitoshi Takahashi, has been working more than ten years building it. It is called “Kabutom” because it looks like a kabutomushi, a beetle which is owned as a pet by many Japanese children who love to play with them. The first version was […]

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Working with a Sony Head-mounted Display

Por kirai el 17 de May de 2012 en Gadgets,Technology

A Mixi engineer recently bought a HMZ-T1 (Sony), possibly the best Head-mounted Display in the market. But instead of using it to play video games or watch movies he is trying to use it to work. One of the advantages is that you can work in any position! Morimoto working. One of the things he […]

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Low-tech Hamburger Vending Machine

Por kirai el 18 de December de 2011 en Technology

It looks like this other hamburger vending machine but it is a lot more “manual” and has several use modes. It’s something that can’t be explained, you have to watch the video: Other posts about vending machines in Japan: Fresh eggs vending machine New solar-powered Coca-Cola vending machines with LED lights Umbrella vending machine Vending […]

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Robotic bear pillow to avoid snoring

Por kirai el 18 de November de 2011 en Technology,Videos

Developed at Waseda University in Tokyo, this robotic bear pillow will gently tickle your face when you snore so you turn over and stop snoring. Source: The Next Web

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