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  • Mini Robot Powered By Panasonic EVOLTA Batteries To Travel 500KM

    Mini Robot Powered By Panasonic EVOLTA Batteries To Travel 500KM

    Panasonic has apparently enjoyed quite a bit of success with its previous, rather unusual promotion campaigns for its EVOLTA batteries. In 2008, we blogged an EVOLTA-powered mini robot that climbed up a 500 meter high cliff at Grand Canyon. Then, in 2009, we’ve shown you how such a robot ran 24km on the famous Le Mans 24 Hours circuit in France (on 2 AA batteries). Read More

  • Nintendo to establish huge new game lab in Kyoto, Japan

    Nintendo to establish huge new game lab in Kyoto, Japan

    The Nikkei, Japan’s biggest business newspaper, is reporting today that Nintendo bought 40,000-sq.-meter of land in Kyoto to build new research and development facilities. Late last year, the company paid $140 million for the site, which used to be a golf driving range. Read More

  • Panasonic to sell 40-inch OLED TVs by 2011

    Panasonic to sell 40-inch OLED TVs by 2011

    Samsung’s 31-inch OLED TV prototype According to reports in Japanese newspapers today, Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic) has set internal directives to start offering OLED TVs by 2011. Currently, Panasonic is selling both LCD and Plasma displays. The company intends to use its R&D center in Kyoto as a base for a manufacturing plant solely for OLED panels. By next spring… Read More