• ELECTRONICS
    Nintendo NX Production Trials Underway: Sources

    HIGHLIGHTS Foxconn is undertaking trial productions of Nintendo’s next console Annual production is estimated to be around 9.5 to 10 million Nintendo has yet to officially announce the NX Although Nintendo hasn’t officially announced its new console, codenamed NX, that hasn’t stopped its partners and developers from providing a steady stream of information on what […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Patent Licensing Firm Tessera to Buy Audio Equipment Maker DTS

    Patent licensing company Tessera Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it would buy audio equipment maker DTS Inc for about $850 million (roughly Rs. 5,697 crores) in cash. The deal will help increase the combined company’s presence in the consumer electronics, mobile, automotive and semiconductor markets. Tessera’s offer of $42.50 per share represents a 24 percent […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Samsung Electronics Vice-Chairman Meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Reiterating company’s commitment to India as a strategic partner, Jay Y. Lee, Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprised him of company’s business operations and citizenship initiatives in the country. Lee told Prime Minister Modi that Korean technology major Samsung is working in synchrony with “Make in India” […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Japan’s Renesas to Buy US Chipmaker Intersil for $3.2 Billion

    Japan’s Renesas Electronics will buy smaller US chipmaker Intersil for $3.2 billion (roughly Rs. 21,392 crores), the companies said Tuesday, as part of a push into the lucrative auto market. Renesas, one of the world’s biggest supplier of automotive microcontroller chips, said it would pay $22.50 a share for its rival, in an all-cash deal […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Researchers Create Vitamin-Driven ‘Green’ Battery

    Paving the way for cheaper consumer electronics that are easier on the environment, researchers have created a battery that uses a compound from vitamin B2 as the cathode — the part that stores the electricity that is released when connected to a device. “We’ve been looking to nature for a while to find complex molecules […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Asus ZenFone 3 Series India Launch Set for August 17

    HIGHLIGHTS Asus Z3nvolution event will be held in New Delhi later this month ZenFone 3 series comprises five models, with their own variants India pricing and availability is not yet known Asus on Thursday began sending media invites for the ZenFone 3 India launch event, to be held in New Delhi on August 17. The […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Japanese Electronics Makers Counting on 4K TVs With Higher Price Tags

    Japanese electronics makers are increasingly focusing on high-value added products, such as high-definition 4K TVs, to bolster their TV businesses. In the domestic flat-screen TV market, there has been a vicious cycle in which inexpensive overseas products led to falling prices, hurting Japanese makers’ profits. Now attention is on whether this new strategy centering on […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Halt and Catch Fire: Battery Woes Go Well Beyond Samsung

    Samsung’s Note 7 isn’t the only gadget to catch fire thanks to lithium-battery problems, which have afflicted everything from iPhones to Tesla cars to Boeing jetliners. Blame chemistry and the fact that the batteries we rely on for everyday life are prone to leaking and even bursting into flame if damaged, defective or exposed to […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    LG Says to Invest in Robot Technology

    South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc said on Sunday it will aggressively invest in robots, seeking to capitalise on advancing artificial intelligence that may eventually lead to sophisticated machines performing everyday human tasks. LG, in a statement, said its appliances division is preparing the firm’s entry into the robotics industry with the aim to develop products […]

  • COMPUTERS
    What to Wear to Work? Soon, a Tiny Computer

    The wearable technology startups that get attention make products a Silicon Valley executive or journalist might use – fitness trackers, virtual-reality gaming headsets, jewelry that delivers text-message alerts. It’s lifestyle stuff. But wearable development in the near future depends on more workaday equipment. Call them work-wearables: computers worn on the body that help get the […]

  • COMPUTERS
    How a Computer Helped a Paralysed Chimp Walk Again

    In a first, Japanese researchers have rehabilitated a paralysed chimpanzee through interaction with computers and touch screens. The case of Reo, a male chimpanzee that learned to walk again after being paralysed due to illness, shows how much can be done to rehabilitate animals injured in captivity, said lead author Yoko Sakuraba of Kyoto University. […]