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Microsoft loses Sidekick users' personal data

Server problems at Sidekick provider Danger have resulted in the loss of personal data for most users, Microsoft and T-Mobile said.

Hands on with Nissan's eco-driving system

If my driving and the environment were together in a room they probably wouldn't get on very well. I don't drive at steady speeds, I wait too late to brake and...

Sony develops single-lens 3D camera

Sony has developed a movie camera capable of shooting 3-D images with a single lens and plans to unveil it at next week's Ceatec show in Tokyo.

Panasonic shows prototype 3D plasma TV

Panasonic unveiled on Monday a full HD 3-D plasma TV and said it will show it next week at the Ceatec IT show.

Lady Gaga storms IFA with new headphones

International music star Lady Gaga brought some glamor to IFA in Berlin on Monday when she launched a new series of headphones developed with Monster Cable.

FujiFilm to launch 3-D camera in October in Europe

FujiFilm will launch a digital camera capable of shooting 3D images and video in Europe in October, it said on Thursday.

Sony eyes consumer 3-D cameras as way to drive new format

Recognizing that a shortage of content could doom its 3-D push from the start, Sony is planning to launch cameras that give consumers the ability to shoot in 3-D.

Tr.im closes, says Twitter partly to blame

The tr.im link shortening service was shutdown by operator Nambu Network on Sunday after the company failed to find a buyer for the service.

Sony's Party-shot snaps pictures for you

Sony has developed a camera base system that will aim a camera and take pictures automatically.

Toshiba plans faster SD cards for early 2010

SD memory cards capable of reading and writing data at speeds faster than current cards should be available in early 2010, Toshiba said on Tuesday.

Nissan dials iPhone for car remote control

Nissan has developed a prototype iPhone application that allows electric car owners to dial into their vehicles and check battery levels.

US video game sales sink in June, biggest drop in 9 years

Sales of video game hardware and software were down by around a third in June compared to the same month last year, according to monthly NPD data.

Sharp to increase LCD panel production on higher demand

Sharp plans to increase production of LCD panels by tens of thousands of screens per month due to increased demand from TV makers.

Google to launch open-source Chrome OS this year

Google is developing an open-source operating system targeted at Internet-centric computers and will release it later this year, it said Wednesday.

Happy birthday! The Walkman turns 30

Sony introduced its Walkman portable cassette player thirty years ago this week, kicking off a revolution in the consumer electronics industry by changing the way people enjoy music.