Stories by Martyn Williams

Deja View to begin sales of wearable video camera

Deja View Inc., a New Jersey-based company, is planning to shortly begin sales of a wearable digital video camera that has the ability to record 30 seconds of video prior to the record button being pressed.

Sharp, Toshiba advances point to better digital images

Toshiba and Sharp have both made advances in technology related to the optical sensor that is one of the most important components in a digital still camera, they said last week. The optical sensor sits behind the lens and is the device that converts...

NEC shows prototype dual DVD/HD-DVD drive

NEC has demonstrated for the first time a prototype optical disc drive that uses a single optical head to read DVDs and discs recorded in a blue-laser format that is awaiting final approval as the next-generation DVD standard.

Sony's humanoid robot learns to run

It can sing, it can dance and now it can run. Sony has developed a new version of its "Qrio" humanoid robot that is capable of running -- a first for such a robot according to Sony, which demonstrated it in Tokyo on Thursday.

Samsung planning highest capacity flash memory yet

Samsung Electronics plans to shortly begin mass production of a flash memory chip that could enable memory cards and portable electronic devices to offer greater data storage area, the company said Tuesday.

Toshiba develops adjustable filter for LCD privacy

Toshiba has developed a technology that allows users of devices with liquid crystal displays (LCDs) to adjust the viewing angle so that its harder for people to view the screen from an angle, the company said Friday.

Sub-1-inch hard disk drives on the horizon

The growing demand for low-cost, high-capacity and compact storage for mobile devices is pushing development of small form-factor hard-disk drives and the first of a new generation of sub-1-inch (2.5 centimeters) drives should hit the market in 2004.

NEC recalls 170,000 laser printers

NEC is recalling about 170,000 monochrome laser printers, most of which were sold in Japan, because of an overheating problem that leads to a subsequent risk of fire.

Sony's PSX is not all it could be

Sony has dropped several features from its upcoming PSX, a product the company describes as one of its most important this year, because it has not been able to complete development in time for the year-end sales period, the company said Monday.

Toshiba to increase memory chip production

Toshiba is planning to increase production of memory chips because of strong demand for the devices from manufacturers of digital still cameras, cellular telephones and memory cards.

Consumer electronics driving hard disk innovation

The increasing use of hard disk drives in consumer electronics products is beginning to play an important role in development and support of new drive technology. Smaller and quieter drives are being demanded and the consumer market may also help inc...

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