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Student project develops bipedal robot to help disabled
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
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Downtown Tokyo played host last weekend to dozens of the most advanced Japanese automata at the Robot & Science Forum in the Machine and Industry Memorial Hall, which, thankfully, is also known as TEPIA.

Oracle Openworld video roundup
Friday, October 27, 2006
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Ace reporter China Martens went to Oracle Openworld earlier this week and was clearly not impressed by what she saw from the hosts. Full video after the jump.

Cutting-edge flat-panel displays at FPD International show in Japan
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
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The FPD International show in Yokohama was filled with amazing next-gen displays, from TVs to cellphone screens. Check it out in the video for yourself.

Hitachi’s next-gen discs hold more data than you can shake a stick at
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
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So, whaddya get if you slice a DVD horizontally into ten wafer-thin slices, each less than 0.1mm thick? Yup — Hitachi Maxell’s new Stacked Volumetric Optical Disc (SVOD) storage medium capable of schlepping around terabytes of your Pirate Bay-ed goodness.

Cell processor does hi-def streams, live motion capture
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Toshiba’s plans for the future of the Cell processor seem to see it powering everything from cellphones to washing machines but our video from last week’s Ceatec shows it doing a couple of far more interesting tricks.

CEATEC: Japan’s Ceatec saw slight dip in visitors
Monday, October 09, 2006
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Japan’s largest IT show, Ceatec, ended its five-day run Saturday with organizers reporting a slight dip in visitors at the 2006 event.

CEATEC: PS3’s Cell chip coming to a mobile phone near you
Friday, October 06, 2006
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The Cell processor sits at the heart of the PlayStation 3, most powerful game console yet developed, and a high-performance computer from IBM and now Toshiba wants to put that power into mobile devices and cellphones.

Sexy sensors shooting for success
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That intelligent golf putter we looked at yesterday has some pretty nifty sensors inside to tell it what to do. Those same sensors, from Epson Toyocom, can be found in a host of other gadgets, as our video report amply demonstrates.

CEATEC: Hi-def movies on a PC? Not without a fast processor…
Thursday, October 05, 2006
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If you’re thinking of using your PC to play high-definition Blu-ray Disc or HD DVD movies then you might have to think again. While computer drives for both blue-laser formats make PC playback a possibility, you’ll need to have a high-performance PC if you want to watch the majority of movies.

NEC’s water-cooled Blu-ray PC
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That NEC Blu-ray PC showed us its water-cooled mojo yesterday and it looks like one mighty beast. One question, though — are all Blu-ray movie releases gonna be as totally worthless as the one NEC had on show?

Murata Boy, the cycling robot turns tricks for us
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Murata Boy is one pretty serious serious biker — just look at him burn round the corners as he showed off at Ceatec this morning. All he needs now is a beard and a paunch.

CEATEC: NEC to sell water-cooled PC with Blu-ray drive
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Japanese users won’t have to worry about a noisy cooling fan disturbing them while they watch high-definition movies on NEC’s newest computer — the PC, equipped with a Blu-ray drive, uses water-cooling instead.

CEATEC: Murata Boy robot cycles uphill at last
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Murata Boy, the cycling robot from Japan’s Murata Manufacturing, has made it up a hill.

CEATEC: DiXX Blu intelligent golf putter to create millions of Tigers
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South Korea’s Infinics promises that its new golf putter — the DiXX Blu Digital Instructor — will improve your short game thanks to a set of sophisticated sensors that measure your stance and swing.

CEATEC: Hitachi updates WLAN tags for goods, employees
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Hitachi this week updated its AirLocation II system, which uses WLAN (wireless LAN) technology to track goods and employees, with the introduction of a smaller tag.

World’s first SD-only hi-def camcorder
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That high-definition, SD card-toting AVCHD camcorder from Panasonic sure looks sweet in the flesh. Take a peek after the jump.

CEATEC: DoCoMo’s tiny fuel cell ready for primetime soon
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NTT DoCoMo is showing at this week’s Ceatec show in Japan a prototype fuel cell that it’s developing with a Japanese start-up for use as a cellphone recharger.

CEATEC: Hitachi Maxell cramming terabytes onto wafer-thin optical discs
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Hitachi Maxell has developed a thin optical disc that could lead to data cartridges capable of storing terabytes of information.

CEATEC: Fujitsu’s futuristic prototype PC designs
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Fujitsu offered visitors to the Ceatec exhibition in Japan, a look at entertainment PCs of the future with the display of two prototype computer designs.

Sony’s monster Blu-ray lineup includes hi-def recorders, Vaio desktops
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
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Blu-ray is now firmly entrenched in Sony’s lineup, from Vaio PCs with video editing software right through to high-def TV recorders with hard drives. Check ‘em out after the link.

Fujitsu’s spanking new color e-book
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Fujitsu’s new color e-book we reported on yesterday is good to go and here’s the proof. It seems a little slow to me but judge for yourself in the vid by the ever-reliable Martyn Williams.

CEATEC: Fujitsu’s biggest color e-paper yet
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Fujitsu has made progress in its development of flexible, paper-thin displays that consume very little power.

CEATEC: Toshiba & Canon finally ready to sell SED TVs
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Toshiba and Canon demonstrated a television with a 55in SED screen today at the Ceatac exhibition in Chiba, Japan, saying they plan to put the screens into production next year.

CEATEC: Hitachi TVs reprocess HD video on the fly
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Hitachi will soon ship two large plasma televisions equipped with internal hard drives and a chip that can reprocess high-definition video at a lower bit rate in real time, allowing users to double the amount of video they can record.

CEATEC: Sony unveils Blu-ray recorders and PCs
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
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Sony will launch a pair of Blu-ray Disc video recorders in Japan this December, the company said Tuesday at Ceatec.

DWT TV: CEATEC 2006 preview from Japan
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Ceatec 2006 kicks off just outside of Tokyo tomorrow morning and we’ll have all the news from the show floor. We’re looking forward to a heck of a lot more Good Stuff than just tons of new Blu-ray and HD DVD products, so check out our preview video after the break.

CEATEC: Toshiba develops laptop HD DVD writer drive

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On Tuesday Toshiba will unveil the first slim-type HD DVD writer drive suitable for use in laptop computers.

Tokyo Game Show roundup video
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
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This year’s Tokyo Game Show had it all — the PS3, the Wii, booth babes galore, otaku and more. We’ve got it all in our handy 7-minute video report after the jump. Check it out…

TGS: Game Show attendance hits record high
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The chance to play the new PlayStation 3 and Wii consoles drew over 190,000 people to the Tokyo Game Show, the event organizers said Monday.

TGS: Real fans give PS3 the thumbs up
Sunday, September 24, 2006
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After months of playing the waiting game, serious fans among the general public finally got their hands on Sony’s Play Station 3 (PS3) at the Tokyo Game Show on Saturday and initial reactions were all favorable.

TGS: Public expectations of the next-gen consoles laid bare
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It’s an important weekend for the PlayStation 3 and Wii. With the Tokyo Game Show open to the public, gamers get their first chance to play the consoles and the perceptions made here could go a long way to influencing purchasing decisions when they go on sale later this year.

TGS: Unruly mob storms Bandai Namco stand
Saturday, September 23, 2006
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Everybody knows how crazy busy game shows can get, especially in Japan but just check out the crowd in this short video clip almost swamping the Bandai Namco stand this morning to see a few simple demos on stage. Gotta be close to 800 sweaty bodies in there.

TGS: Tokyo Game Show sees jump in first-day visitors
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The numbers of visitors to the first day of this year’s Tokyo Game Show was well up on last year’s first day, organizers said Saturday.

TGS day one video roundup
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The first, and most important, day of the Tokyo Game Show 2006 is over and here’s what we thought of it, including some bonus wonky video for you. Click on.

TGS: At last — the PSP gets its camera and GPS on
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Considering that the hype levels over the PlayStation 3 and Wii have already been cranked up to 11 it’s something of a relief to see that there’s still room for the humble handhelds.

TGS: Getting to grips with the PS3
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For most gamers this year’s Tokyo Game Show is the first opportunity to get their hands on the gaming console that’s guaranteed to become one of this holiday season’s hot-ticket items. Yes, it’s the Sega Drea… sorry; the PlayStation 3.

TGS: Nintendo could beat Sony in console race, experts say
Friday, September 22, 2006
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Its low price and innovative controller could push Nintendo’s Wii console to the top spot in Japan’s multi-billion dollar video gaming market, two industry watchers said Thursday.

First Japanese Wii TV commercial
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Sega has one of the best stands at the Tokyo Game Show today — it’s packed with playable PS3 and Wii titles aplenty. After the jump, we’ve got a short clip of the new Japanese TV commercial for Super Monkey Ball, which looks like more fun than a barrel full of booth babes.

TGS: Sony to cut PlayStation 3 price, but only in Japan
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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) kicked off the Tokyo Game Show with a surprise for Japanese consumers: a price cut for the yet-to-be-launched PlayStation 3 console.

TGS: Tokyo Game Show kicks off tomorrow!
Thursday, September 21, 2006
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Day one of the three-day Tokyo Game Show 2006 is tomorrow and we’ll be over there from early morning bringing you the latest on everything from the Wii/PS3/360 axis of evil to the new handheld titles.



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