Photos from CEATEC 2013
- Sony CEO Kaz Hirai fields questions from reporters on the show floor.
- Nissan's self-driving cars enthrall adults and kids alike.
- Xperia smartphones take center stage at a booth labeled "The Best of Sony."
- An unhinged interpretative dance performance from Toshiba would have you buy into a future where your fridge, washing machine, and air conditioner all work in perfect wireless harmony.
- Attendees lining up to see Panasonic's 4K OLED TV are treated to some trippy high-resolution projections.
- Denso's mysterious "Moon" transportation device bears an uncanny resemblance to IT, the uncomfortably trendy gyroscopic vehicle dreamed up for an episode of South Park.
- The Makuhari Messe is everything you'd expect from a major technology conference venue: cavernous, concrete, and bathed in harsh lighting.
- One of the few new products making its debut at CEATEC is Sharp's Mebius Pad, a Windows 8 tablet with an impressive 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 IGZO display.
- Although there's usually no shortage of incongruous dance performances at Japanese tech shows, Pioneer chose to demonstrate its bass-shaking DJ equipment with a model rooted firmly to the spot.
- Contrary to a recent report, Docomo is not dropping Samsung products this year — the leading Japanese carrier is showing off the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch at CEATEC. The iPhone, however, is conspicuous by its lack of promotion, even though Docomo finally decided to sell Apple devices this year.
- Despite announcing plans yesterday to lay off half its TV division, Toshiba is gamely attempting to take part in the 4K revolution.
- Need another reason to hold off dropping thousands on a 4K TV? NHK's 8K Experience theater gives a glimpse at what's next.
- Perhaps the defining image of CEATEC: a besuited gentleman tests out the Uni-Cub, Honda's answer to the Segway.
- And, in case you thought this convention center had worn out its gaming impulse with last month's TGS, here we have a bizarre title controlled by jumping while strapped into a crane arm.