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Sharper Image files for bankruptcy protection

February 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Its name is synonymous with hi-tech gadgets, but now US retail chain Sharper Image has filed for Chapter 11 protection at the US bankruptcy court. As many as 90 of its 184 stores will be closed as the company combats a ‘severe liquidity crisis’ This is the latest incident in a series of woes for […]

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Sony pledges to reduce global warming

February 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Sony has signed up to an initiative led by the Worldwide Fund for Nature to reduce reduce global warming. It has joined 10 other multinationals, including Hewlett-Packard and Nokia, in jointly adopting a document known as the Tokyo Declaration, which calls for the world’s greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced by more than 50 percent […]

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Dolby Surround coming to mobile phones

February 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Surround sound pioneer Dolby Labs continues to extend its reach. At the 2008 Mobile World Congress, Dolby unveiled Dolby Mobile, an audio post-processing technology platform designed to bring surround sound to music, movies, and TV shows on mobile phones and portable media players. Francois Modarresse, Vice President of Marketing, Dolby Laboratories says: ““Entertainment can sound […]

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Transformers leads Visual FX Award winners

February 11th, 2008 · No Comments

While all eyes may have been on the BAFTAs in the UK, across the pond at the sixth annual Visual Effects Society Awards, it was popcorn sci-fi flick Transformers (HD DVD) which stole the show. The robo-fest took four awards, including best film, outstanding visual effects in a visual effects-driven motion picture and best single […]

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Iron Man movie to be one long LG commercial

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Hands up if you’re getting heartily sick of overt product placement in blockbuster movies? Now hands up if you’re looking forward to the upcoming Iron Man film? Well, we’ve got bad news. LG has inked a deal with Paramount to use the comic book feature to promote its mobile phone division. Expect hero Tony Stark […]

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All hail the new king of batteries

January 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Move over Duracell, there’s a new juice king in town. Panasonic was so confident in its new Evolta long-life AA alkaline battery that it sought endorsement from Guiness World Records. Guinness duly certified the battery as ‘World’s Best’ based on tests that comply with International Electrotechnical Commission, declaring that the Panasonic battery runs 20 per […]

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LG.Philips unveils largest ever LCD touch-panels

January 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Panel maker LG.Philips says it will unveil the world’s largest touch-screens at next week’s CES expo in Las Vegas. Included will be a 52-inch screen which picks up on technology recently seen on the iPhone and allows users to touch and then expand an object on screen. It’s dwarfed, however, by an 84inch model, comprised […]

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LG develops inexpensive mobile phone TV technology

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

LG has developed a mobile TV system able to use existing network technology. Its Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS), co-developed with Ericsson, uses existing mobile phone networks and does not need additional investment in radio frequencies and infrastructure. The company says that it could be up and running by 2009. A number of more expensive […]

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