Panasonic

  • HOSPI-Rimo: Meet Panasonic’s Cute Assistance Robot

    HOSPI-Rimo: Meet Panasonic’s Cute Assistance Robot

    Panasonic Japan announced [press release in English] the development of the so-called HOSPI-Rimo yesterday, a cute “Communication Assistance Robot” specifically designed for medical use. HOSPI-Rimo (Remote Intelligence and Mobility) is supposed to make it easier for bedridden patients to get in touch with doctors or family members living far away (“virtual… Read More

  • Video: Panasonic’s EVOLTA Mini-Robot To Start At The Hawaii Ironman Triathalon

    Video: Panasonic’s EVOLTA Mini-Robot To Start At The Hawaii Ironman Triathalon

    Panasonic sure knows how to promote their EVOLTA brand of rechargeable batteries: first, a cute mini robot powered by the batteries hoisted itself up a 500 meter-cliff at Grand Canyon, then an EVOLTA robot took on the Le Mans 24 circuit in France, before traveling 500KM from Tokyo to Kyoto last year. And now Panasonic announced [JP] plans to let the little guy start at the Ironman Triathlon… Read More

  • Panasonic Pocket Server Streams Video And Music To Your iPhone/iPod touch

    Panasonic Pocket Server Streams Video And Music To Your iPhone/iPod touch

    If you like consuming media on your iPhone or iPod touch that’s stored elsewhere, you might want to take a look at what Panasonic has announced [JP] for the Japanese market recently. The so-called DY-PS10 is a “pocket server” that wirelessly streams videos, music and pictures from an SD/SDHC/SDXC card to these devices. Read More

  • Raboo: Panasonic Japan To Launch Android E-Book Reader/Tablet (Video)

    Raboo: Panasonic Japan To Launch Android E-Book Reader/Tablet (Video)

    Two weeks ago, during an exhibition in Tokyo, Panasonic showcased an Android-based e-book reader/tablet hybrid without revealing too many details. Fast forward to today, and we have the complete spec list of the device (now named “Raboo”) plus price and availability (in Japan, at least). Read More

  • Hey, Two New Cameras From Panasonic

    Hey, Two New Cameras From Panasonic

    Camera makers like to announce things randomly – no method at all. We might get ten in a night, or one a week for ten weeks. Sometimes they drop in twos, like these from Panasonic: a new super-zoom and a point-and-shoot, neither of which sets itself apart too much, but maybe one will have the right combination of features for you. Read More

  • Panasonic Toughbook CF-H2: Awful Tough

    Panasonic Toughbook CF-H2: Awful Tough

    The Toughbook has always been a tough sell. It’s always looked like a cross between a robot turd and the chest-plate for dirt-bike armor. It looks like they’ve improved this design considerably this time, offering a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 processor with 2GB RAM and 160 GB hard drive with an optional 128GB SSD. Read More

  • Video: Panasonic Shows Android-Powered E-Book Reader/Tablet Hybrid

    Video: Panasonic Shows Android-Powered E-Book Reader/Tablet Hybrid

    Panasonic is prepping an Android 2.2-powered e-book reader/tablet hybrid [JP] that’s specifically designed for the Japanese market. The device will offer e-books through a store set up by Rakuten, the country’s biggest e-commerce company, with the initial line-up including a total of at least 10,000 titles. Read More

  • Via Android 2.1: Panasonic Adds Web Browsing To Their Japanese Mini TVs

    Via Android 2.1: Panasonic Adds Web Browsing To Their Japanese Mini TVs

    Japan is probably one of the biggest markets for portable TVs in the world, but because the digital standard used in those devices (1Seg) has only been adopted by Japan and a few South American countries so far, I usually don’t cover new models coming out. But Panasonic’s SV-ME970, announced [JP] today, is different: it has Android 2.1 on board and lets users surf the web. Read More

  • BG-BL01: Panasonic's Portable Solar Light Doubles As A USB Charger

    BG-BL01: Panasonic's Portable Solar Light Doubles As A USB Charger

    We will see more of these devices coming in the next few years, I am sure: Panasonic today announced [JP] the BG-BL01, a portable and solar-powered LED light that doubles as a charger for USB gadgets. The device is sized at just 152×104×24mm, weighs 150g, can house two AA batteries and is splash proof. Read More

  • Panasonic Goes Light And Basic With The New GF3

    Panasonic Goes Light And Basic With The New GF3

    Panasonic’s compact micro four-thirds GF series has received an update, and yes, it’s the one we saw last week. The GF3 is lighter, smaller, and simpler than its predecessor. It also forgoes a hot shoe in favor of a pop-up flash, something which may anger serious photographers but makes sense given the direction in which they’ve taken the camera line. Read More