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Optware to commercialize 1T-byte optical disc

Japanese company Optware Co. Ltd. will commercialize an optical disc that can store more than 1T bytes of data and an associated disc player later this year, the company said earlier this week.

Fujitsu develops new font display technology

Fujitsu Ltd.'s research and development (R&D) center has developed software to display small letters legibly on compact devices such as cell phones and PDAs (personal digital assistants), the company announced last week.

Networked home becomes a reality

A Japanese government-led team has completed construction of a network that connects all of the appliances and electronic devices in a rented home to showcase home networking technologies.

Panasonic updates its twin-screen PC

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. unveiled new models of its twin-screen desktop PCs, which are designed for use in situations such as presentations and customer service counters where more than two people view the screen from different positio...

AMD launches 1.3GHz Duron

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Monday started shipping a 1.3GHz version of its budget Duron processor, which is aimed at mainstream business and home PC users.

AMD provides new version CPU for Japan's PC market

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) unveiled a power management technology Friday called Cool'n'Quiet which enables its Athlon XP family of processors to alter clock speed depending on the tasks they are performing.

Hitachi to roll out wearable PC

Hitachi will roll out a wearable PC and companion head-mount display for business users in February, the company announced Tuesday.

Japanese museum hires robot for US$151K per year

Japan's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (NMESI), which was opened in July last year in Tokyo, has a new employee -- a humanoid robot developed by Honda Motor Co. Ltd.'s named Asimo, which will earn a ¥20 million [m] (US$151,412) an...

Toshiba unveils first Bluetooth headset

Toshiba unveiled Tuesday a headset/microphone combination which contains an embedded Bluetooth chip, enabling the user to send voice commands wirelessly to PCs, home appliances and audio devices. The new product will be sold commercially later this y...

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