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Ginza street in Tokyo Japan

Posted by Charbax – October 4, 2013

Walking on the Ginza shopping street in Tokyo.

Honda U3-X UNI-CUB motorized Unicycle, awesome

Posted by juliusaugustus – October 3, 2013

Honda UNI-CUB unicycle robot is an amazing motorized self-balancing unicycle mobility device, it can hold 100 Kilograms or 220 pounds. The robot itself would most likely be released next year and the price is not yet known. The robot itself needs to be optimized for people of higher weight. The Robot itself can be controlled with a smartphone or tablet.

World’s first 8K Camera by Astro Japan

Posted by juliusaugustus – October 3, 2013

Unfortunately it costs $300'000. But it sure looks awesome. 8K 60p video recording is only possible with this camera on this planet. Just about Japanese NHK may also have some 8K camera of some kind but they also use Astro's technology in that. Astro is a Tokyo based advanced video device engineering company. They make the new reference designs that all other TV and Camera companies used to benchmark and test commercial products that are being launched with 4K and 8K support. Astro was also one of the first manufacturers of 4k monitors and 4k cameras. When 8k displays become avaialable Astro will release an 8k monitor. Astro does not make components. Astro uses field-programmable gate array (FPGA) rather than mass produced processors, that is to get the fastest time to market while companies then optimize processes on processors that get used in cheaper mass market products that get sold worldwide.

Brief explanation by Astro of each product featured in the second part of this video:

VG-876 Video Signal Generator
This is our latest model.
This is to test TV, Projector or panel by displaying various test patterns. It supports 4K and 8K resolutions.
User can select interface among HDMI, DisplayPort, SDI or V-by-one HS.
Your own 4K natural pictures can also be used as test pattern.

DM-3432 4K monitor
32" monitor of 3840x2160 resolution.
Input interface is SDI, HDMI or Displayport.

Uncompressed 4K video playing system
Our product is PCI Express card in the PC to output
4K uncompressed video.
It has 4 channels of 3G-SDI.
By using SD-7070 Interface converter, this 4ch of 3G-SDI
is converted to DisplayPort. This converter can also convert to HDMI.
Not only interface conversion, it can convert frame rate
(e.g. 30p to 60p), and video format (e.g. YCbCr to RGB).

VG-873 Video Signal Generator
This is the existing model of video signal generator, to output
up to 4K format signal.
Interface is selected among analog, HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, LVDS or V-by-One HS.

VA-1838 HDMI Protocol Analyzer
Input signal from HDMI source machines (e.g. BluRay player, Set Top Box), this machine can analyze its protocol, video timing, HDCP status,
and monitor CEC command communication status.

VA-1836 MHL Protocol Analyzer
MHL is a digital video standard for mobile interfaces.
This machine also analyze its protocol, video timing, HDCP status, VBUS
status of input signal. It also monitors CBUS command communication
status.

VA-1839 GVIF Protocol Analyzer
GVIF is a digital video standard that is mostly used in car navigation system.
This machine can analyze its protocol, video timing and HDCP status of
input signal.

VA-1835 DisplayPort Protocol Analyzer
DisplayPort is a digital video standard that is mostly used by notebook PC or PC monitor.
This machine can analyze its protocol, video timing and HDCP status
of input signal.
It also monitors AUX line to see its communications.

About the manufacturer of SEIKI 4K TV shown at the end of this video is Tong Fang.

Toshiba Dynabook Kira

Posted by juliusaugustus – October 3, 2013

The Toshiba Dynabook Kira was presented at CEATEC. It has most of the basic specs of an ultrabook but with a high resolution 2560x1600 display. Each display is individually color calibrated at the factory itself. The price is a very steep 1600 USD. The Dynabook Kira is the successor the z830 series and features an upgraded more durable design. The benchmarked battery life is 9.5 hours which is about 1.5 times the battery of the previous model.

Sharp Electronic Medical Chair

Posted by juliusaugustus – October 2, 2013

The Sharp eletronic medical chair allows one to find out basic information on the condition of your body such as blood pressure. The device itself features a touchscreen for interaction and a webcam to communicate with doctors. The chair like the cleaning robots is a prototype. The chair can be used for a variety of applications such as educational or in shopping centers. Sharp also shows a tablet device connect to a TV and device for inserting you arm into.

Sharp Cleaning Robot

Posted by juliusaugustus – October 2, 2013

Sharp's cleaning Robot is designed to replace the function of a vacuum. The robot itself has has its own tablet running Android. The battery can go for up to 2 hours. The robots themselves remain prototypes.

Sharp IGZO ramping up mass production

Posted by Charbax – October 1, 2013

Sharp shows the latest range of LCD IGZO screens, showing 4K at 15.6" coming in laptops later this year, 32" IGZO 4K, and Sharp is right now selling a range of Smartphone and Tablet sized IGZO displays in Japan, why they aren't yet shipping IGZO much outside of Japan yet, I am not sure. IGZO allows to refresh the screen as slow as 1Hz, saving drastic amounts of power on the screen refresh. Sharp also shows their new MEMS screen demos, made in collaboration with Qualcomm, perhaps Texas Instruments has been showing similar MEMS solutions like this for something like 10 years though (if implemented in displays yet or not I don't know).

Techmeme BS Stories 28.09.13

Posted by Charbax – October 1, 2013

Unprepared opinions on the BS Stories of September 28th 2013 on http://www.techmeme.com/130928/h1400 filmed in Japan on tour-boat going through caves at Dogashima on Izu peninsula and filmed walking in the Matsuzaki village.

Unuiga Product Portfolio Planning Presentation

Posted by juliusaugustus – September 30, 2013

The name Unuiga means great harmony. The presenter shows Unuiga's future product road map and shows the potential markets for his different products as well as the value of Unuiga products to Unuiga partners. The presenter shows all the different use cases for Unuiga products. The presenter explains how everything became digital and how everything is becoming smart. Unuiga focuses on smart TV boxes and HDMI sticks. Unuiga also produces products for telecoms as well. Unuiga produces platforms based on Rockchip and Armlogic technology and possibly Samsung or MTK. Unuiga products can also work with other protocols like airplay, miracast, or DLNA. Towards the end the presenter shows a remote control with a keyboard.

Contact informations:

Steven Ching
Marketing Director
Company Name: Great Harmony Electronics Industrial Limited
Factory Name: Shenzhen Ulike Technology Co.,Ltd.
Factory Address: 5F, E Building, Dakan Technology Park, Xili Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Tel: 86-755-86110143
Fax: 86-755-86330445
Cell: 86-18038133940
Web : www.unuiga.com
E-mail: steven@unuiga.com
MSN: stevenching@live.cn
Skype: stevenching1976

Allwinner A80 big.LITTLE

Posted by Charbax – September 30, 2013

Check this out... big.LITTLE Octa from Allwinner.

Allwinner A80 Octa