All-new 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan On-sale Tomorrow

All-New 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan On-Sale TomorrowThe completely redesigned, all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey arrives at Honda dealerships nationwide tomorrow with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)1 starting at $29,990. The Odyssey has been the best-selling minivan in America for the past seven years and is leading again in 20172. This fifth-generation Odyssey continues its evolution to meet the needs of changing American families, raising the bar for performance, cabin quietness, family-friendly interior space, comfort and connectivity in the minivan segment.

Jam Project Announces New Album And World Cosplay Summit Performance

JAM Project announces new album and World Cosplay Summit performanceAnisong super unit JAM Project (Hironobu Kageyama, Masaaki Endoh, Hiroshi Kitadani, Masami Okui, and Yoshiki Fukuyama) appeared together on the live broadcast "MOTTO! MOTTO!! Radio Vol. 1″ on May 19 to promote the upcoming release "JAM Project LIVE TOUR 2016 ~AREA Z~" Blu-ray and DVD, due for release May 24.

Nikon Announces A New Silicone Immersion Objective Lens For Super-resolution And Multi-modal Imaging

Nikon announces a new silicone immersion objective lens for super-resolution and multi-modal imaging
Nikon today announced the release of a new silicone immersion objective lens, CFI SR HP Plan Apochromat Lambda S 100XC Sil, for super-resolution and multi-modal imaging. Nikon's new silicone immersion objective lens combines high numerical aperture and working distance to enable super-resolution imaging of thick samples as well as correlative imaging with applications such as confocal. Super-resolution imaging techniques are becoming widely used to extract molecular-level spatial information. Nikon's new CFI SR HP Plan Apochromat Lambda S 100XC Sil objective and silicone immersion medium provide high resolution, long working distance imaging capability to support these needs.

The Nikon CFI SR HP Plan Apochromat Lambda S 100XC Sil objective is designed for use with Nikon's new silicone oil (ne≒1.40), to provide high resolution imaging of thick samples. Nikon's silicone oil closely matches the refractive index of the specimen (ne≒1.38) to reduce spherical aberration when imaging through thick samples, resulting in bright and clear images. Nikon's highly acclaimed, proprietary, anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat is utilized to achieve high transmission from UV to near IR wavelengths. Nikon CFI SR HP Plan Apochromat Lambda S 100XC Sil will be presented at 17th International European Light Microscopy Initiative Meeting (May 23-26 at Dubrovnik, Croatia).

New Ssd Developed For Deep Learning (1)

New SSD Developed for Deep Learning (1)

A Japanese research group developed what it claims is an SSD (solid state drive) best suited for deep learning-based image recognition.

The group is led by Ken Takeuchi, professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University. The new SSD, "Value-Aware SSD," evaluates the value of image data and is controlled so that important and not-so-important data are stored in high- and low-reliability memory cells, respectively.

New Theater Provides Immersive Experience

New theater provides immersive experienceIHI Stage Around Tokyo in Toyosu, Tokyo, is only the second theater in the world with a revolving seating area. It opened in late March with a popular play by the Gekidan Shinkansen theater company, and I took in a show to see what all the fuss was about.


The seating in the auditorium began moving as soon as the performance started. The action-packed period fantasy, "Dokurojo no Shichinin: Season Hana," is a new version of "Dokurojo no Shichinin" (Seven Souls In The Skull Castle), depicting a pair of wandering samurai (played by Shun Oguri and Koji Yamamoto) who set out to fight against the tyrannical lord of Dokurojo, a fictitious castle in the Kanto region during the Sengoku warring states period in the 16th century.

The Story Behind The All-new Mazda Cx-5

The story behind the all-new Mazda CX-5In Japanese culture, everything happens for a reason and simplicity is a cornerstone of everyday life. And at Mazda we have a simple reason for what we do. It is this: To invigorate both body and spirit through the joy of driving. We want to create an emotional connection between the driver and the car. We call this Jinba Ittai.

Lexus Launches New Lc Production For Europe

Lexus Launches New Lc Production for EuropeThe first new Lexus LC luxury coupes for the European market enter production today (May 22), manufactured on an exclusive new assembly line.
Lexus has transformed its Motomachi plant in Japan, formerly home to the LFA supercar, to create a highly focused working environment, dedicated to delivering the highest standards of precision, quality and craftsmanship.

Pioneer Unveils New Android Auto In-dash Units

Pioneer Unveils New Android Auto In-Dash Units

While newer vehicles might give users the choice of having Android Auto or Carplay being installed for them, older vehicles don't, although thankfully with after-party options being offered by manufacturers, those with older vehicles will be able to take advantage of the features offered by Android Auto and Carplay.

In fact if you're looking for an in-dash unit for your car, you might be interested to learn that Pioneer has announced a handful of new Android Auto units that you might want to check out. These come in the form of the AVH-3300NEX, AVH-2330NEX, and the AVH-2300NEX, with the first model being Pioneer's first single-DIN unit to run Android Auto.

Probe Into Plan For New University Department

Probe into plan for new university department

An education ministry internal probe is under way into documents allegedly suggesting the Prime Minister's involvement in a plan by a private university to open a school in a government-designated special economic zone.

Okayama University of Science plans to open a school of veterinary medicine in Ehime Prefecture, western Japan. The university is operated by an educational institution headed by Kotaro Kake, a close friend of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Jvc's New Rugged Camcorders Can Float

JVC’s New Rugged Camcorders Can Float


If you still like using camcorders to capture video even though everyone is using smartphones for the same purpose now, you might want to check out JVC’s new line of camcorders. JVC today announced two rugged, weatherproof camcorders that can float. JVC’s new Everio R camcorders promise all-weather features, five hour battery life, powerful optical zoom, and other advanced features that will enable users to “create unique videos that can’t easily be captured with a smartphones,” so says the company.

JVC’s GZ-R550 and GZ-R440 camcorders are built using the company’s Quad-Proof structure. They are water resistant to a depth of 5 meters and can withstand drops from 1.5 meters. They are freeze-proof down to -10°C. They do all this while being able to float.

New Olympus Tg-5 Improves 'toughness', Brings New Sensor And Tracking Functionality

New Olympus TG-5 improves 'toughness', brings new sensor and tracking functionality

Olympus has announced its latest 'tough' camera, the TG-5. It's the follow-up to the TG-4, one of our favorite rugged cameras, and features a new sensor and processor, advanced tracking capabilities, 4K video capture, Wi-Fi and more.

Where the TG-4 used a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, the TG-5 has dropped to 12MP, in order to improve image quality (according to the company). It uses the same TruePic VIII processor found in the E-M1 Mark II. The 25-100mm equiv. F2-4.9 lens is mostly the same, although Olympus has added dual panel glass to prevent 'foggy' due to rapid changes in temperature. The lens can still focus down to 1cm/0.4in in its 'microscope' mode. 

Sony Announces Two New Wide-angle Full-frame E-mount Lenses – Sel1635gm And Sel1224g

Sony Announces Two New Wide-Angle Full-Frame E-Mount Lenses – SEL1635GM and SEL1224GSony today announced two new full-frame E-mount lenses. The new lenses include the FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM large aperture wide-angle zoom lens (model SEL1635GM) and the FE 12-24mm F4 G ultra-wide angle zoom lens (model SEL1224G). The SEL1635GM lens is the first wide-angle G Master model, making it ideal for an extensive variety of shooting situations – landscapes, architecture, close up portraits, sports, action and much more. It is also exceptionally lightweight and compact, maximising portability and usability. The front XA element on the SEL1635GM is the largest XA element ever produced, ensuring optimum quality.

There are also two ED (Extra low-Dispersion) glass elements that keep chromatic aberration to a minimum while maximising resolution, and Sony's original Nano AR coating that suppresses internal reflections to ensure excellent image contrast and clarity. The Sony SEL1635GM is dust and moisture resistant, has a fluorine coating on the front lens that helps to both prevent dust or grease marks and remove them easily if they do become a trouble.
A uniquely designed ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, the new FE 12-24mm F4 G lens produces outstanding image quality in a compact, lightweight design, weighing approximately 566g. Sony's widest full-frame E-mount lens, it offers a dynamic perspective for landscape, architecture and interior photography, and is well-suited for both stills and video shooting.
The lens features an innovative optical design with four aspherical elements that ensure excellent corner to corner sharpness and resolution. Additionally, the lens has three ED glass elements and one Super ED glass element that minimises chromatic aberration throughout the entire image and benefits from Sony's original Nano AR coating.
The new SEL1224G lens includes a DDSSM (Direct Drive Super Sonic Wave Motor) for fast, quiet and precise AF performance, plus a customisable focus hold button and focus mode switch. It is also dust and moisture resistant. The SEL1635GM will start shipping in Europe from August 2017 priced at approximately €2700 ($3003). The SEL1224G will start shipping in Europe from July 2017 priced at approximately €2000 ($2225).