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Fujitsu improves color e-paper screen

Fujitsu Laboratories will unveil next week a new version of its electronic paper display that's easier on the eyes, the company said Friday.

Sony to end floppy disk production

Sony will end production of floppy disks next year due to dwindling demand, it said Monday.

Sony, Panasonic cameras combine small size with SLR features

Panasonic and Sony have shown new cameras that mix compact size with interchangeable lenses.

FujiFilm's latest camera aims at dogs, cats

FujiFilm's Finepix Z700 features recognizes canine and feline faces, and can snap a picture automatically when they look towards the camera.

Sony working on a 3D camera for consumers

Sony is developing 3D cameras that will give consumers the ability to create their own 3D content, an executive said Thursday.

Sony to begin worldwide 3D TV launch in June

Sony will begin selling 3D TVs in Japan on June 10 and worldwide at about the same time, it said Tuesday.

Researchers chase 3D without the glasses

At this week's CeBIT IT fair, engineers are showing a new breed of screen that projects a 3D image towards the viewer's eyes so glasses aren't required.

Greenpeace hits Samsung for delaying toxic phase-out

Greenpeace hit out at Samsung on Wednesday for reneging on promises to remove harmful substances from its electronics products.

New iPhone app will put your dog on Twitter

Japan's Index Corp. plans to launch this summer an iPhone adaptation of the "Bowlingual" dog emotion translator.

Sharp, Samsung settle all outstanding LCD patent cases

Sharp and Samsung have put nearly three years of battling over LCD panel and module patents behind them with a deal that ends all patent infringement disputes.

Sony interested in challenging Apple's iPad

Sony hinted on Thursday that it's preparing a challenger to Apple's upcoming iPad.

Softbank pays $20 million for stake in Ustream

Japan's Softbank has paid $20 million for a 13.7 percent stake in Ustream and holds options to purchase further shares, it said Tuesday.

Sony to launch first TransferJet devices this week

TransferJet, a Sony-developed short-range wireless system, will be launched this weekend in Japan and from February overseas.

LG develops cell phone for US mobile DTV standard

LG Electronics has developed handheld terminals compatible with the U.S. mobile digital TV format and will show then at CES.

Toshiba develops translation system for cell phones

Toshiba has developed a cell phone translation system for English, Chinese and Japanese that could one day find its way on to the iPhone.