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Sharp to push full HD on large-size LCD TVs

Sharp plans to increase the number of models in its LCD (liquid crystal display) television range offering full high-definition resolution, it said Thursday. In doing so the company hopes to become more competitive in one of the fastest growing parts...

Toshiba Samsung completes Blu-ray Disc development

Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (TSST) has moved a step closer to commercialization of a Blu-ray Disc drive for personal computers with the completion of technical development work, it said last Thursday.

Konica Minolta to exit photo business

Konica Minolta Photo Imaging has decided to withdraw from the photo business, it said Thursday. The Japanese company plans to exit the film and digital camera markets by March this year and will transfer part of its assets related to digital SLR (sin...

FBI warns of mining accident e-mail scam

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is warning Internet users to be on the look out for a fraudulent e-mail soliciting money for a survivor of a mine accident in the U.S. last week.

Samsung, AU Optronics cross-license patents

Samsung Electronics and AU Optronics (AUO) have signed a broad patent cross-licensing agreement, they said Thursday. Both companies are among the biggest flat-panel display makers in the world.

IBM, Sony, Toshiba extend chip development work

IBM, Sony and Toshiba will extend their joint work on the development of manufacturing technologies for advanced semiconductors, they said Thursday. The work will also cover fundamental research related to new chips, including materials research.

Sharp to speed up LCD factory expansion

Sharp Corp. is planning to increase production at its two LCD (liquid crystal display) factories in Japan in response to anticipated soaring demand for flat-panel LCD televisions over the next few years, it said Wednesday. The company also expects to...

Connexion to adjust in-flight Internet service prices

The Boeing Co. will adjust the prices it charges for Internet access from the air via its Connexion by Boeing service later this month, it said Wednesday. The company will also make available four channels of live television to equipped aircraft duri...

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

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