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Toshiba hints at HD-DVD delay

Toshiba will likely delay the commercial launch of its first HD-DVD player because a group in charge of the copy-protection system for the format has yet to complete its work, the company said this week.

Fujitsu turns to carbon nanotubes as heatsinks

Fujitsu Laboratories has reported success in using carbon nanotubes as a heatsink for semiconductor chips. The company turned to the tiny tubes as a potential replacement for metallic heatsinks for amplifiers that will be used in next generation cell...

Panasonic to kill GSM phones for 3G Linux handsets

Panasonic Mobile Communications is ending development of 2G (second generation) cell phones in the face of "severe global competition" to concentrate on development of 3G (third generation) Linux-based handsets.

NEC develops razor-thin battery

Engineers at Japan's NEC have developed a flexible battery that is less than a millimeter thick that can be charged in half a minute, the company said Wednesday.

Microsoft plans global development centers

Microsoft plans to create a network of 90 software development centers around the world to support programmers, it said on Tuesday. The initiative is designed partly to foster the creation of local software industries.

Coming soon: A printer for your TV

Japanese printer makers Seiko Epson and Canon hope the increasing popularity of digital TV broadcasting and home networks will earn their printers a new place in your home: the living room.

Sony will consider RSS text feeds for PSP

If enough customers ask for it, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI) may add support for text content served via an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed to its PlayStation Portable (PSP) gaming console, the company said Wednesday.

Sony strikes OLED joint development plan

Sony is planning to work with Japanese oil company Idemitsu Kosan Co. on the development of luminous materials for future OLED displays, the two companies said Tuesday.

Sony adds RSS, Windows Media Audio to PSP

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI) has added support for RSS (really simple syndication) and Windows Media Audio files to its PlayStation Portable (PSP) with a firmware update available from Tuesday.

Samsung makes bigger flexible LCD

Samsung Electronics has improved on a flexible LCD panel it announced in January this year and produced a larger, higher-resolution version, the company said Monday.

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