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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.

Toshiba reviewing HD-DVD launch plans

Toshiba is reviewing the launch schedule for HD-DVD, a next-generation optical disc format for high-definition video, and could delay its US launch until sometime next year, it said on Thursday.

IBM, Sony and Toshiba show more of Cell

The four companies developing the powerful Cell processor that will sit at the heart of the PlayStation 3 released detailed specifications for the chip Thursday as part of a drive to get it adopted in a wider range of consumer electronics and compute...

Elpida develops DDR3 memory

Elpida Memory has completed development of its first DDR3 memory chip. The technology is an improvement on existing computer memory and should help increase performance in personal computers, particularly in the area of multimedia applications.

Time is running out for optical disc format compromise

A format battle between HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc in the race to replace DVD looks increasingly inevitable as time quickly runs out for a compromise. Supporters of both formats agree that compromise would benefit the entire industry but talks are stall...

Canon, Toshiba to start SED production this week

A joint venture established by Canon and Toshiba to develop and commercialise a new flat-panel display technology called surface-conduction electron-emitter display (SED) will begin trial production of displays this week.

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