Stories by Martyn Williams

Report: Toshiba to postpone flash-chip plant construction

Toshiba will delay by one year the construction of two chip plants in Japan as a result of the poor global economic conditions and continued low prices for flash memory chips, according to a Tuesday morning report by Japanese public broadcaster NHK.

Sony slashes forecasts as global downturn hits home

Sony revealed on Thursday the extent to which the global economic downturn is hurting its business, as it slashed its annual sales forecast by US$15 billion, reversed a forecast profit to a loss and readied its domestic workforce for job cuts.

The presidential portrait goes digital

Barack Obama's election to U.S. president has already brought a string of firsts, and on Wednesday there came another. The official presidential portrait was shot on a digital camera for the first time.

Report: Sony to report operating loss this year

Sony is set to report an operating loss for the current fiscal year, only the second since it listed on the Tokyo stock market in 1958, according to a report in the Tuesday morning edition of The Nikkei business daily.

CES attendance could be below estimates

Attendance at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show could be well below organizer estimates, according to preliminary data released by the Consumer Electronics Association on Sunday.

What we want to see at CES 2009

Every year tens of thousands of people attend the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and each likely turns up with their own ideas and hopes for the new products that will be unveiled. Reporters for IDG News Service are no different...

Toshiba, Hitachi show gesture-controlled TVs

We're all used to hitting the power button to switch on our television but could a wave do it in the future? Both Hitachi and Toshiba are demonstrating motion sensing televisions at this week's Consumer Electronics Show and say they could be on the m...

Toshiba shows its first TransferJet prototypes

The first prototypes from Toshiba based on TransferJet, a short-range, high-speed wireless data transmission system intended as a replacement for cables, are on show at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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