ceatec 2011

  • Video: This Bendable Remote Control Has No Buttons, Doesn’t Require Batteries

    Video: This Bendable Remote Control Has No Buttons, Doesn’t Require Batteries

    We’ve shown you the “Leaf Grip Remote Controller” a few weeks ago, but its maker, Japanese tech company Murata, decided to wait until the CEATEC 2011 exhibition to present it to the public. The device can theoretically be used for a number of applications, but Murata is pitching it first and foremost as a remote control for TV sets. The Leaf Grip Remote Controller lets… Read More

  • CEATEC 2011: Panasonic’s Assistance Robot And Awesome RoboticBed In Action (Videos)

    CEATEC 2011: Panasonic’s Assistance Robot And Awesome RoboticBed In Action (Videos)

    We’ve already shown you Panasonic‘s cool hair-washing robot on video, but the company is currently showcasing two more robots at the CEATEC 2011 tech exhibition in Japan: one is the so-called HOSPI-Rimo (an assistance robot that we covered two weeks ago), the other model is aptly named RoboticBed. The video below shows the HOSPI-Rimo (Remote Intelligence and Mobility/pictured above)… Read More

  • CEATEC 2011: Panasonic’s Shampoo Robot Up Close And Personal (Videos)

    CEATEC 2011: Panasonic’s Shampoo Robot Up Close And Personal (Videos)

    Panasonic took the wraps off a new version of it’s super-strange (and awesome) hair-washing robot at the CEATEC 2011 tech exhibition that currently takes place in Japan (the first version is about one year old). The robot handles the entire process of hair washing autonomously: wetting, shampooing, conditioning and drying. The new version washes your hair with a total of 24 (instead of… Read More

  • CEATEC 2011: Rohm Unveils World’s Smallest Resistors

    CEATEC 2011: Rohm Unveils World’s Smallest Resistors

    I admit I just walked by microchip maker Rohm‘s booth at this year’s CEATEC 2011, but the Japanese company actually showcased something very interesting: it developed the world’s smallest chip resistor [JP], which, at just 0.3 x 0.15mm, is a whopping 44% smaller than the previous model. Rohm’s pitch at CEATEC is that 500,000 of the new resistors could be used in an… Read More

  • CEATEC 2011: Nissan Showcases “Smart House Of The Future”

    CEATEC 2011: Nissan Showcases “Smart House Of The Future”

    Next-generation homes are definitely one of the big trends at the CEATEC 2011 exhibition that currently takes place in Chiba, Japan. We have covered multiple “smart home” concepts from various Japan companies over the last years, and at CEATEC, Nissan’s so-called NSH-2012 Smart House of the Future is stealing the show. It’s not a typical home but rather a simple… Read More

  • CEATEC 2011: Toshiba’s HDD/Blu-Ray Server Records 15 Days Of Digital TV From 6 Channels

    CEATEC 2011: Toshiba’s HDD/Blu-Ray Server Records 15 Days Of Digital TV From 6 Channels

    You have an HDD/Blu-ray recorder connected to your TV but never enough space on it? Then Toshiba’s REGZA DBR-M190 might do the trick for you (if you live in Japan, at least). As with most devices at CEATEC 2011, the recorder was pre-announced [JP] by the company just ahead of the exhibition. The DBR-M190 boasts no less than 5TB of storage: according to Toshiba, 4TB are reserved for… Read More

  • CEATEC 2011: Mitsubishi Showcases Semispherical Display (2.7M Diameter)

    CEATEC 2011: Mitsubishi Showcases Semispherical Display (2.7M Diameter)

    The CEATEC 2011 exhibition started today in Chiba (just outside of Tokyo), and what I saw was either disappointing (like gear that’s already available in stores) or already widely covered, as most Japanese companies pre-announced almost all novelties (for example, Docomo’s awesome smartphone jackets). One exception was Mitsubishi’s so-called “Diamond Vision OLED”… Read More

  • Hitachi Updates Its Amazing Naked-Eye 3D Display Technology

    Hitachi Updates Its Amazing Naked-Eye 3D Display Technology

    The CEATEC 2011 exhibition in Japan is just one day away, and Hitachi is already showing one of its coolest products: the company has been working on glasses-free 3D projection systems for years and is apparently making progress. The newest version [JP] uses a set of 24 projectors, lenses, translucent half mirrors to superimpose 3D images on an object in the real-world. In the picture above… Read More

  • NTT Docomo’s Cases Make Smartphones Measure Radiation, Body Fat, Alcohol

    NTT Docomo’s Cases Make Smartphones Measure Radiation, Body Fat, Alcohol

    Japan’s biggest mobile carrier NTT Docomo unveiled a few pretty interesting smartphone add-ons today. Perhaps most notable are a set of special cases the company developed to not provide extra protection but to add unique functions to the handsets they are used with. These jackets essentially turn smartphones into dosimeters, and there are three of them: one to measure radiation… Read More