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TV dominates yearly gear spend, number of gadgets down

April 24th, 2008 · No Comments

According to data released by the Consumer Electronics Association, the average American has spent just over 1,400 dollars on consumer electronics over the past 12 months. Its annual Household CE Ownership and Market Potential Study reveals that the money has mainly been spent on flatscreen TVs. The average number of CE products owned per American […]

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Tags: High definition TV · Miscellaneous items · Trade

Samsung Chairman indicted in tax evasion scandal

April 18th, 2008 · No Comments

The Chairman of Samsung, Lee Kun-hee, could be jailed for five years after being indicted by South Korean Special Investigators on charges of tax evasion and breach of trust. The revelation came at the conclusion of a very public 99-day probe into corruption charges. The shamed Chairman was found guilty of hiding 4.5 trillion won […]

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Tags: Corporate · LCD TV · Miscellaneous items · Plasma · Trade

Forget hi-def, Freeview needs Local TV services

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Forget high-def. What we really need on Freeview is amateur local TV channels. That’s the view of 120 MPs who have backed an Early Day Motion to turn over spectrum space on terrestrial digital TV to local TV services. The move follows campaigning by a group called United for Local Television, which seeks to secure […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · Miscellaneous items · Trade

Some DVD blanks have a lifespan of just a few years, say investigators

March 13th, 2008 · No Comments

According to the Digital Content Association of Japan, some recordable DVDs are so unstable they could lose data and become unplayable in just a matter of years. A new longevity test by the Japanese Association of 18 brands found massive differences between brands from Japan and Taiwan. Rather unhelpfully, the group has refused to identify […]

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Tags: DVD · Internet and networking · Miscellaneous items · Trade

Fax technology gets AV makeover

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

The humble fax machine is getting a hi-tech makeover. Matsushita Electric, parent of Panasonic, has unveiled a next generation fax machine which routes received faxes direct to a screen instead of printing them out on paper. The Otakkusu Junior VE-GP62DL can also store fax data on an SD card. So is it time to add […]

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Tags: Internet and networking · LCD TV · Miscellaneous items · Trade

Philips relocates world-class research team to Cambridge

March 6th, 2008 · No Comments

World-renowned R&D facility Philips Research UK is to leave its home of 60 years in Redhill for a new location in Cambridge. The move will happen in the autumn and according to owners Philips Electronics, demonstrates a commitment to “open innovation, providing further opportunities for joint venturing, partnering and collaboration.” Redhill has been the scene […]

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Tags: Corporate · Miscellaneous items · Trade

Sony to sell Berlin HQ

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Sony is to sell its iconic Berlin HQ. The Corporation says it will sell all its shares in Sony Berlin GmbH, better known as The Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz. In addition to housing Sony’s European operation, the center is also a popular entertainment venue, offering cinemas and restaurants, which attracts around eight million visitors […]

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Tags: Corporate · Miscellaneous items · Trade

Samsung slapped with massive fine by Korean regulator

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Samsung Electronics has been slapped with a fine of 11.5 billion won (roughly 6 million pounds) by South Korea’s corporate regulator, after a long-running investigation into its murky business past. The Fair Trade Commission revealed a fistful of improper business practices by the AV giant, including putting extraordinary price pressure on its parts suppliers and […]

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Tags: Corporate · Miscellaneous items · Trade