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Samsung-Apple joint investment talks go nowhere

Samsung Electronics held talks with Apple Computer earlier this year about a possible joint-investment in flash memory chip production but the talks failed to go anywhere, a spokeswoman for Samsung said on Monday.

Engineers show fuel cell progress

Companies working on direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs), an emerging power source that could one day replace rechargeable batteries for some applications, are showing their latest progress at this week's Ceatec Japan 2005 exhibition. But for all the ...

HD movie discs may not work with your HDTV

The likely format battle between HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc is bad enough for those eagerly awaiting the availability of favorite movies on high definition video discs, but soon there could be another reason to switch off to the new formats: many curren...

Toshiba shows HDD-based video camera

Toshiba has developed a digital video camera based on its miniature hard-disk drive and is showing it for the first time at the Ceatec Japan 2005 show currently taking place in Japan.

Blu-ray support hinges on disc copy, says Intel

Intel, which last week expressed support for the HD-DVD format for high-definition video discs, is open to also supporting the rival Blu-ray Disc format should its backers commit to allowing the copying of content from discs onto home multimedia serv...

Sony recalls AC adapters for slim PlayStation 2

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI) is asking that about 3.6 million power adapters supplied with its slim-version PlayStation 2 be returned for replacement because there is a danger that they may overheat, melt and injure users.

Sony targets Apple with new Walkman music players

Sony on Tuesday launched its biggest challenge yet to Apple Computer's dominance in the digital music player market with the unveiling of five players and a jukebox software application that ties into an online music store.

Sony extends Location Free TV to PCs

Sony will begin selling from October a network base-station that can stream live television and other video content through a home network or across the Internet to remote PCs.

Hitachi shrinks hard drives, expands capacity

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) has started shipping a higher capacity version of its Microdrive 1-inch hard-disk drive and has made improvements to its 1.8-inch Travelstar drives, the company said Friday.

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