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Sony to launch first TransferJet devices this week

Sony will launch the first laptop containing the new TransferJet short-range wireless system on Saturday. Sony hopes TransferJet will replace cables for shifting data between gadgets, but the technology's success will depend on its use in products from the big-name consumer electronics companies that have pledged to support it.

Written by Martyn Williams19 Jan. 10 07:40

PlayStation 3 sees record holiday sales

A mid-year price cut and a strong lineup of software titles gave Sony's PlayStation 3 a record holiday season, the company said Wednesday. Sales of the console in the last five weeks of the year totaled 3.8 million units worldwide, a 76 percent jump on 2008.

Written by Martyn Williams08 Jan. 10 08:02

First TransferJet devices coming in February

The first devices based on TransferJet, a short-range data-transfer technology, will be coming in February from Sony, the company said Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Written by Martyn Williams08 Jan. 10 07:37

Thinner laptops, 3D TV look set to headline show

Thinner laptops, 3D television and e-book readers are expected to be among the highlights of this year's International Consumer Electronics Show that begins in Las Vegas on Thursday.

Written by Martyn Williams05 Jan. 10 06:05

Toshiba develops translation system for cell phones

Travellers in or from East Asia may soon be able to turn to their cell phones for quick, easy and cheap translation help thanks to a new application from Toshiba.

Written by Martyn Williams28 Dec. 09 15:57

Japan connects to TPE regional fiber network

A new undersea fiber-optic cable has gone into operation that links Japan with the regional Trans-Pacific Express Cable Network (TPE), Japanese carrier NTT Communications said Monday.

Written by Martyn Williams28 Dec. 09 16:19

Tokyo students design a new robotic muscle suit

Students at Tokyo's University of Science have developed a new version of their muscle suit, a wearable robotic suit that assists the muscles when carrying out strenuous tasks.

Written by Martyn Williams30 Nov. 09 12:03

Tokyo students design a new robotic muscle suit

Students at Tokyo's University of Science have developed a new version of their muscle suit, a wearable robotic suit that assists the muscles when carrying out strenuous tasks.

Written by Martyn Williams26 Nov. 09 08:10

Fujitsu's latest cell phone splits in two

Fujitsu is breaking new ground in the cell phone market with the imminent introduction of a cell phone that splits into two parts.

Written by Martyn Williams13 Nov. 09 09:17

Microsoft, Yahoo partnership could reach beyond the US

Microsoft's deal with Yahoo under which the software maker's new Bing search engine will be used to power Yahoo searches and Yahoo will sell premium advertising for both companies could be expanded overseas, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Thursday.

Written by Martyn Williams05 Nov. 09 18:12

Sony raises outlook on better-than-expected results

Despite losing money on the back of lower sales during its fiscal second quarter, Sony said business was better than it had expected and has cut full-year loss forecasts as a result.

Written by Martyn Williams04 Nov. 09 17:30

Netflix coming to the PlayStation 3

Netflix will begin streaming movies and TV shows to PlayStation 3 consoles in the U.S. from November, it said on Monday.

Written by Martyn Williams27 Oct. 09 07:28

Sony optical disc drive unit being investigated by DOJ

The U.S. Department of Justice has requested information from Sony regarding its optical disc drive business in what could be the start of an investigation into the industry.

Written by Martyn Williams26 Oct. 09 11:52
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