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Don't get excited about buying the new robots created by Japanese company Dentsu in conjunction with Toyota and the University of Tokyo -- they won't be hitting stores anytime soon. However, do get excited that one of them, namely the white-helmeted droid Kirobo (shown above, left), will actually...

June 26th 2013 at 5:42pm 0 Comments
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Ah yes, the future! It's nice when it arrives on your front doorstep... or on your iPod. It's even nicer when you ask for something and then you get it: a few months back, we drooled over Dentsu London's light extrusion tech demo and humbly demanded its App Store release. Now, app in hand, we're bu...

December 2nd 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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There are lots of contenders for the killer app that'll take the iPad to the next level, and we think light extrusion is currently near the top of the heap. Dentsu London has paired accelerometer-based software with long exposure/stop-motion photographs to take 3D renderings into real space, with a...

September 17th 2010 at 2:07pm 0 Comments
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This is about the coolest thing done with an iPad since, well, the iPad itself was created. A firm named Dentsu London has used an iPad to create a series of stop motion shots assembled from sequential long exposure light paintings. They created a set of 3D graphics and then programmed the iPad to...

September 15th 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo has launched the Japanese site for the "Wii no Ma Channel," the video service the company is launching with advertising producer Dentsu. The site offers a launch date for the free channel: May 1. A series of videos on the site helps explain all of the slightly weird features.The channel tak...

April 23rd 2009 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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There must really be something to this Nintendo/Dentsu "Wii no Ma Channel," the video service announced last week. Times Online calls it a "television channel" featuring "a family- oriented blizzard of cartoons, "brain-training" quizzes, cookery, educational and other lifestyle shows." In other word...

January 2nd 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Just as two WiiWare manga services will be on the way in Japan, it seems that two video streaming services will be competing for the Wii audience's yen as well. The latest service to be announced, though, will have two distinct advantages: Original content, and Nintendo. The new video serv...

December 25th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Starting early next year, Nintendo will be joining the ranks of its fellow console makers in offering a video distribution service through the Wii. According to Nikkei business daily, The House of Mario will team up with Dentsu, Inc. to offer cartoons and other programs created specifically for the...

December 25th 2008 at 6:02am 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/nintendo/Video_distribution_service_coming_to_Wii'; A video distribution service is coming to Nintendo Wii, according to Nikkei business daily (via Reuters). Working with ad agency Dentsu, Inc., the service will offer original content in the form of cartoons and "...

December 24th 2008 at 8:54pm 0 Comments