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Sony refreshes HDD Walkman design

Sony has launched a new member in its hard-disk drive-based Network Walkman family, its fourth so far, and this time the new player is more than an update to the previous model.

Hitachi eyeing 1TB desktop drives with new technology

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) will later this year begin selling hard-disk drives based on perpendicular recording, a yet-to-be commercialised recording method that should enable engineers to continue increasing drive storage capacity be...

Canon eyes move into DNA chip business

Shareholders of Canon paved the way for expansion of the company's business activities into DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) chips with the approval on Wednesday of a revision to Canon's articles of incorporation.

IBM eyes industrial use for high-performance Cell chip

IBM's design services unit has begun promoting the new Cell microprocessor, developed together with Sony and Toshiba, to potential users outside of the consumer electronics industry in which the chip is likely to first appear.

Sony loses PlayStation patent case, must pay US$91m

A U.S. court ordered Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI) to pay Immersion US$90.7 million for patent infringement of touch feedback technology used in PlayStation games consoles, said court documents. The court also ordered a halt to U.S. sales of inf...

Yahoo acquires Flickr photo sharing service

Yahoo has acquired the Flickr photo sharing Web site and Ludicorp Research and Development, the privately held Vancouver company that runs it, according to a posting on Flickr's staff blog.

IRiver pitches specs and style for music players

In the digital music player market things are getting more competitive by the day. At last week's Cebit show in Hanover, Germany, there was no shortage of new music or multimedia players from companies from around the world each hoping that their pro...

Smaller SD memory card on the horizon

The TransFlash memory card format developed by SanDisk is close to being adopted as a member of the SD (Secure Digital) family of cards, the SD Card Association said Monday.

Nintendo lifts lid off its next-gen console

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata gave his keynote at the Game Developer's Conference held in San Francisco last Thursday, outlining what lies ahead for its next-generation console codenamed Revolution.

Samsung develops Windows-based HDD cell phone

Samsung Electronics has developed a cell phone that runs on Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system and includes a hard-disk drive. The new handset will be shown this week at the Cebit show in Hanover, Germany, the company said Thursday.

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