A select group of soccer fans have enjoyed watching a World Cup match on an ultra high-definition television at a public viewing event in Tokyo. The set uses 8K Super Hi-Vision technologies being developed mainly by NHK. It was used to broadcast live a game between Japan and Cote d'Ivoire on Sunday. About 150 people attended the event.
The world’s first living donor lung transplant using part of a donor’s right lung to replace a recipient’s left lung was successfully completed at Kyoto University Hospital, the hospital said Wednesday. The entire left lung of a female patient who developed an intractable lung disease was removed, and replaced by the lower lobe of her husband’s right lung.
Japan's public broadcaster says it could begin transmissions in a format with 16 times the resolution of today's high-definition television in 2016. The format, called Super Hi-Vision, has been under development by Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) for the last few years. Super Hi-Vision images have a resolution of 7,680 pixels by 4,320 pixels. That's four times the resolution of "4K" television that's currently being touted by TV set makers as the next big thing.
A Buddhist temple in Kyoto is displaying its historic sculptures in 3D on iPads in a bid to provide 21st century appreciation of the artefacts. The project has been launched at Byodoin, one of the nation's oldest temples dating back nearly 1,000 years and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.Five iPads have been installed alongside a series of historic Buddhist sculptures in the temple, located in the Kyoto region, displaying images of the artworks in three-dimensional form.
A wide array of the latest home electronics and IT products are attracting visitors to the "CEATEC Japan 2010" tradeshow here, featuring displays of 3D televisions and a next-generation "Smart Grid" power transmission network. The five-day tradeshow, one of the largest of its kind in Asia, kicked off on Oct. 5 at Chiba's Makuhari Messe convention center, with 616 companies from 16 countries and regions around the world taking part.
Nintendo Co. on Wednesday officially unveiled its anticipated hand-held Nintendo 3DS, which allows users to play 3-D games and experience enhanced networking services. The clam-shell device, which comes with a built-in camera to shoot 3-D photos, is priced at ¥25,000 and due to hit Japanese store shelves on Feb. 26, 2011, the company said. Unlike viewing 3-D movies or television, a special pair of glasses is not required to play the 3DS, which looks similar to the Nintendo DS but has screens on each upper and bottom side.
Sony Corp. started selling three-dimensional televisions Thursday, joining its rivals in the competition over 3-D TVs and hoping to expand demand as the soccer World Cup opens Friday. Sony is offering two models in its Bravia series, both of which come with special 3-D glasses.
Fujitsu Ltd. on Wednesday took the wraps off its 3-D desktop personal computer, which will hit the domestic market June 17, as the electronics maker joined rivals competing for the anticipated increase in demand for 3-D products during the summer shopping season.