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JEITA: Deleting data from hard disks won't erase it

A organization backed by Japan's largest electronics companies has issued a warning to PC users that data stored on the hard disk of a computer that is being scrapped or thrown away can be read by a malicious third party, even if the disk has been re...

Toshiba pushes hard-disk density higher

Toshiba has pushed its hard disk drive technology up one level with the unveiling of a new 2.5-inch drive that has the industry's highest capacity per platter, the company said Tuesday.

Fujifilm's debuts new camera for enthusiasts

Fuji Photo Film Co. is about to put on sale its latest professional-looking digital still camera. The product will hit the market later this month and will please photography lovers who care not only about the image quality but also the shooting qual...

Flat, transparent speakers get more efficient

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has developed a pneumatically driven transparent flat-panel speaker which can be fitted over display screens. It consumes less power than directly driven transparent flat-panel speakers, making it suitable for ...

DoCoMo R&D labs let users speak silently

NTT DoCoMo's research and development (R&D) center has taken the first step towards development of a technology that will allow people to talk on the phone without saying a word, the company said Tuesday.

The harder they come, the harder they fall

Toshiba has developed a stacked multi-chip package (MCP) that is about 30 percent smaller than its smallest current MCP, providing potential benefits for new mobile handsets, the company announced Monday.

Bridgestone develops nanotech display

Japan's automobile tire maker Bridgestone has developed a material that can be used to make electric display panels consuming one-five hundreth the power of conventional LCDs (liquid crystal displays), the company said Wednesday.

Fujitsu to launch first PDA in Q2

Fujitsu has taken the wraps off a personal digital assistant, the company's first, which will be sold worldwide from the second quarter of this year, the company announced on Tuesday.

Hitachi develops water-cooling system for notebook PCs

Water-cooled processors, currently the domain of supercomputers, high-end servers and garage hobbyists, may be about to enter the mainstream. Hitachi has developed a prototype notebook PC that uses a water-based solution to cool down its Pentium 4 pr...

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