Walking into smartphone users
Japan’s train stations are seeing a new form of vigilante – grumpy old men who don’t like people using smartphones.
Auction might be scuppered.
Western Digital is going for a court injunction to prevent Toshiba from flogging its chip business without the U.S. firm's consent in a move that might scupper the auction.
Beginning of the end
While most people have focused on factory robots and self-driving cars may kill off millions of jobs, the fact that AI will kill off white collar work has been quietly ignored.
Japan's government plans to build the world’s fastest-known supercomputer for developing and improving AI, driverless cars, robotics and medical diagnostics.
This is going to hurt
On the day that Apple’s iPhone 7 went on sale in Japan, it’s emerged that it’s been told to pay a hefty $118 million (¥12 billion) by government tax authorities in the country.
Lacks THX certification, analog outputs
Panasonic has just launched a lower-cost version of its flagship DMP-UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player in Japan, according to a recent listed posting on the company’s Japanese website.
Will crush Chinese rivals
ISC Fujitsu is working on a supercomputer built around 64-bit ARMv8 cores and creating a machine which will clean the clock of the new crowned Chinese king of the supercomputers – Sunway TaihuLight machine.
TVs will use other manufacturers’ materials
Panasonic has given up making LCD panels for televisions because the price competition has become a little too steep.
Sony plant damaged
The two major earthquakes rocked southern Japan this week damaging Sony's image sensor plant.