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  • Analyst: Market for 3D TVs, portables to grow in 2011

    Sales of 3D television sets and handheld devices will surge this year after a weak start in 2010 as manufacturers step up production and marketing, an analyst said on Thursday.

    Written by Ralph Jennings03 March 11 16:55
  • Self-encrypting drive sales on the up, claims Seagate

    Disk maker Seagate claims it is finally making some headway in its attempts to get businesses to start buying its self-encrypting drive (SED) products, with a tripling in sales in the last two quarters.

    Written by John E Dunn15 Feb. 11 02:13
  • UltraViolet could mean you'll really 'own' that movie

    A group of Hollywood studios and technology companies has come up with a system for buying digital movies and TV shows that's supposed to do away with the problem of content being locked to a narrow set of devices by the company that sold it.

    Written by James Niccolai08 Jan. 11 02:54
  • Green gadget chargers go massive

    Markets for advanced charging technologies (including solar-powered handsets, solar chargers, wireless power units, fuel-cell battery charging products and public charging kiosks), worth about $1.5 billion in 2010, are forecast to grow at a robust Compound Annual Growth Rate of more than 86 percent to exceed $34 billion in 2015.

    Written by Lexton Snol29 Oct. 10 03:40
  • The top 100 best tech products of 2010

    One of the best parts of our job is looking at hundreds of products every year. Many perform well, some are silly, and a select group rises above the pack. Here are the hardware, software, services, sites, and apps that we decided - after much discussion - stood out this year.

    Written by PC World Staff28 Oct. 10 10:34
  • Panasonic to expand Lumix brand to phones

    Panasonic is expanding its Lumix digital camera brand to cell phones and will unveil its first "Lumix Phone" at next week's Ceatec electronics show in Japan, the company said Friday.

    Written by Martyn Williams01 Oct. 10 18:25
  • Panasonic unleashes 16-finger, hair washing robot

    Panasonic has developed a hair-washing robot that uses 16 electronically controlled fingers to give a perfect wash and rinse, the company said Friday.

    Written by Martyn Williams24 Sept. 10 18:07
  • Panasonic debuts fast-focusing Lumix GH2

    Panasonic's Lumix GH2 digital still camera, the latest in its line-up of cameras with removable lenses, will go on sale next month and features a speedy auto-focus that takes just a tenth of a second to work. Panasonic says that's the fastest auto-focus yet for any camera of its type.

    Written by Martyn Williams21 Sept. 10 17:11
  • MyNetFone signs exclusive VoIP deal with Panasonic

    VoIP and IP company MyNetFone (ASX:MNF) has signed an agreement to become the exclusive Australian distributor for a Panasonic line of VoIP-only products

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling07 Sept. 10 17:05
  • Panasonic debuts first consumer 3D HD camcorder

    Panasonic used the broiling, hectic setting of the U.S. Open tennis tourney in New York Wednesday to showcase the capabilities of its first handheld consumer-grade 3D camcorder. On a day so hot and humid that one athlete, Victoria Azarenka, collapsed and had to withdraw from competition, Panasonic showed how the US$1,400 Panasonic HDC-SDT750 handheld unit could record clear 3D video without the large and heavy hardware usually connected with 3D videography.

    Written by Robert S. Anthony03 Sept. 10 07:51
  • 3D content is king at giant tech show

    Most observers agree that more content is needed for 3D to take off in the living room. An important part will be self-generated, Panasonic said Wednesday at the Internationale Funkaustellung (IFA) trade show in Berlin.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs02 Sept. 10 08:10
  • Panasonic shows prototype 3D lens for Lumix cameras

    Panasonic showed for the first time on Wednesday a prototype lens for its Lumix DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras that will give them the ability to capture 3D still images.

    Written by Martyn Williams28 July 10 19:25