The decision by Warner Bros. to drop HD DVD in favor of Blu-ray Disc for high-definition movies has set the electronics industry abuzz. Announced on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show, the move put a single question in the minds of thousands of industry-insiders heading to the show in Las Vegas: Could the high-definition format war be over?
Stories by Martyn Williams
Toshiba will begin selling later this week the first laptop computer to feature a rewritable HD DVD optical disc drive, the company said on Monday.
Toyota unveiled on Thursday the latest two creations from its robot project, including one that can play the violin, and said it is targeting the early 2010s for the development of a viable human-assistance robot.
Toshiba and NEC Electronics will work together on advanced chip manufacturing technologies to help them continue the steady miniaturization of consumer electronics products.
Sony's slimmer and cheaper PlayStation Portable (PSP) has struck a chord with Japanese shoppers and racked up sales of 1 million [m] units in its first two months on sale.
Google's plans to enter the mobile industry with a cell phone platform might have impressed many in the industry but not Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft and one of Google's biggest competitors.
As the holiday shopping season approaches, Toshiba is turning up the heat on the Blu-ray Disc camp with the launch of an HD DVD recorder that can record high-definition video to regular DVDs.
Dell CEO Michael Dell hinted that his company could be shopping for more acquisition targets, and that they could be larger than the companies it has acquired to date.
NEC is selling what it says is the fastest vector supercomputer in the world.
Imagine a passenger in your car that is never wrong with directions, keeps you in good spirits and will check your e-mail while you're driving. That vision of the future is being presented by Nissan Motor at the Tokyo Motor Show 2007, which opens to the public this weekend.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. achieved higher sales and profits in the July to September quarter as cell phone sales hit a record high and the company enjoyed strong demand for its semiconductor and flat-panel display products.
For the last few years most of the world's biggest consumer electronics companies have been arguing over a format for high-definiton video discs. The drama over HD DVD versus Blu-ray Disc has confused consumers and held back adoption and, it turns out, might have been unnecessary after all.
Toshiba is showing three yet-to-be-launched HD DVD recorders at this week's Ceatec show in Japan.
As high-definition TV continues its seemingly unstoppable march around the world, engineers at Victor Co. of Japan Ltd. (JVC) are busy working on cameras for a next generation system.
If you thought the iPhone screen's two-finger touch was cool then you should see a prototype from Sharp on show at the Ceatec exhibition, which opened on Tuesday in Makuhari Messe.
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