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Toshiba claims hard-drive breakthrough

Toshiba will detail a breakthrough in data storage later Wednesday that it says paves the way for hard drives with vastly higher capacity than today.

Written by Martyn Williams18 Aug. 10 13:00

Asian suppliers mum on Apple-kickback allegations

Electronics component suppliers that allegedly paid kickbacks to gain business from Apple declined to comment on the allegations when contacted on Monday.

Written by Martyn Williams16 Aug. 10 14:45

North Korea jumps onto Twitter

North Korea has established its first official presence on Twitter, the micro-blogging site that's being embraced by governments and an increasing number of world leaders.

Written by Martyn Williams16 Aug. 10 19:49

Xbox 360 redesign pays off

Microsoft's revision of the Xbox 360 brought results in July when the console topped the U.S. video game sales ranking for the first time in three years, according to figures from NPD Group.

Written by Martyn Williams13 Aug. 10 10:11

Japan user marks Twitter's 20 billionth 'tweet'

Twitter, the social networking site that allows users to say something in 140 characters or less, passed another milestone on Saturday with the sending of tweet number 20 billion.

Written by Martyn Williams01 Aug. 10 02:37

Sony back to profit on Bravia, Vaio, PS3 strength

Sony returned to profitability in the second quarter, helped by strong sales of key products, prompting it to raise its profit outlook for the full year on Thursday.

Written by Martyn Williams29 July 10 03:52

Nintendo product news coming in Sept., 3DS details likely

Nintendo will announce details of a new product on Sept. 29, it said Thursday. The tight-lipped company wouldn't provide any more details, but with its 3DS handheld due to be launched in the coming months the chances are high it will be detailing launch and price details for the highly-anticipated product.

Written by Martyn Williams29 July 10 19:56

Amazon's new Kindle rachets up e-reader price battle

Amazon.com's announcement late Wednesday that it will launch a new version of its Kindle e-book reader in August could further stoke a price battle between major players in the e-reader market.

Written by Martyn Williams29 July 10 23:18

Panasonic shows prototype 3D lens for Lumix cameras

Panasonic showed for the first time on Wednesday a prototype lens for its Lumix DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras that will give them the ability to capture 3D still images.

Written by Martyn Williams28 July 10 19:25

Yahoo Japan spurns Bing in favor of Google search

Google has secured a deal to provide search results and related advertising to Yahoo Japan, Japan's most popular Web site, the two companies said Tuesday.

Written by Martyn Williams27 July 10 16:47

Flipboard launches iPad app to adulation, rush of users

Flipboard, a new iPad application that presents the news links in a user's Twitter and Facebook media streams in the style of a magazine, launched to immediate adulation on Wednesday but the rush of users meant a few glitches for early adopters.

Written by Martyn Williams21 July 10 16:44