Ceatec--gadget extravaganza in Japan

roundup The Japanese equivalent of Las Vegas' CES and Berlin's IFA is packed to the skylights with practical products--and offers a glimpse into the future of gadgetry.

The Japanese equivalent of Las Vegas' CES and Berlin's IFA is packed to the skylights with practical products--and offers a glimpse into the future of gadgetry.

At Ceatec 2009, a starring role for 3D

Long-awaited 3D technology may finally be on its way to the living room--and it could also be headed to the operating room.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
October 8, 2009 8:32 AM PDT

Ceatec Day 2--multitouch screens, wireless chargers, solar phones

What do President Obama, robots, and solar power have in common? Not much. However, they were all spotted (in some form or another anyway) at Ceatec 2009.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
October 7, 2009 3:14 AM PDT

Kohjinsha's doublewide laptop display

Japanese PC maker shows a laptop with two sliding screens at Ceatec 2009.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
October 6, 2009 8:30 PM PDT

Singing robot takes requests

Yamaha lets a crooning automaton take the stage at Ceatec 2009. During a demo, audience members are encouraged to use their iPhones to request one of six songs from the HRP-4C.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
October 6, 2009 2:01 PM PDT

A Netbook/ultramobile hybrid from Sharp

The five-inch touch-screen mobile computer is meant to be used as a handheld device with thumb-typing.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
October 6, 2009 2:09 AM PDT

Sony Vaio, Walkman, Reader get OLED treatment

In lieu of OLED TVs, Sony shows off OLED-based Vaio, Reader, and Walkman prototypes at the Ceatec show in Japan.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
October 6, 2009 12:55 AM PDT

Fujitsu's futuristic phones

At Ceatec 2009, Fujitsu and the Japan Design Association honor the best mobile phone concepts.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
October 5, 2009 11:11 PM PDT

Green tech, robots to take over Tokyo

It's that time again: Ceatec, Japan's version of CES, starts this week. Here's what to expect from this year's gadget extravaganza.
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
October 5, 2009 5:15 AM PDT

Nissan's robot cars mimic fish to avoid crashing

The Eporo mini robot cars mimic schools of fish to avoid colliding into obstacles--including each other. They're an upgrade from the bumble bee-inspired BR23Cs.
(Posted in Crave by Tim Hornyak)
October 2, 2009 4:38 PM PDT

NTT DoCoMo carves out wooden cell phone

Japanese cell phone giant NTT DoCoMo recently announced its Touch Wood concept phone, a handset made with cypress wood. Naturally, it's insect- and mildew-resistant.
(Posted in Crave by Tim Hornyak)
September 29, 2009 5:13 PM PDT
 

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