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APEC resolves to push ICT goals, tackle disc piracy

Leaders from the 21 APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) nations concluded a two-day summit in Bangkok on Tuesday with a commitment to speed up progress toward previously set information-economy goals and to continue fighting optical disc piracy.

NEC shows Wi-Fi at 330kph

Researchers at NEC have taken Wi-Fi wireless connectivity to new levels by successfully demonstrating handovers between access points while traveling past them at bullet-train speed.

A year on, multimedia metadata yet to shine

Your music collection is finally digital. You've ripped your 200 favorite CDs to MP3 files and you love the way the software allows you to create playlists or instantly call up favorites from your personal database of 2,000 songs. Setting out for the...

Sony, Samsung in discussion on LCD joint venture

Sony, Japan's number two consumer electronics company, and Samsung Electronics, one of the world's largest makers of LCD (liquid crystal display) panels, are getting serious about a tie-up in the flat panel display business.

Plasma wars: LG unveils largest panel yet

LG Electronics has beaten its own record for the largest prototype Plasma Display Panel (PDP) yet produced with the development of a panel that is 190cm in diagonal width.

Pioneer connects amps to computers

Audio-visual manufacturer, Pioneer, has unveiled a new high-end, multi-channel, digital amplifier that features the ability to play Windows Media 9 files streamed from a personal computer. This is the first product to offer such a feature, according ...

Dual-layer 8.5GB recordable DVDs developed

There is good news at this week's Ceatec Japan 2003 exhibition for users looking to squeeze extra data onto a recordable DVD disc. Companies are demonstrating dual-layer versions of both DVD-R and DVD+R discs that offer almost double the data capacit...

First 2-megapixel class cellphone debuts

Casio Computer has become the first cellular telephone maker to announce a handset that can capture still images at 2-megapixel resolution. The announcement comes only been six months since the first cellular telephones to feature megapixel-class dig...

Sony unveils its PSX video, game combo

Sony unveiled its PSX, a hard disk, DVD digital video recorder and PlayStation 2 rolled into one, for the first time Tuesday at the Ceatec Japan 2003 exhibition.

Companies chasing LCD innovations

Several of the latest innovations in display technology for portable electronics devices will be on display at the Ceatec Japan 2003 exhibition in Japan this week. The new and prototype displays offer a number of different advantages over existing di...

Sony launches new Clié PDAs

Sony is updating its Clié range of personal digital assistants (PDA) with two new models that are a step up from its low-end models but not as capable as mid-range models.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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