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Toshiba eyes UK reactor project

More than 2½ years after meltdowns at the Fukushima power plant effectively shut down Japan's nuclear industry, one of the makers of the wrecked reactors is determined to breathe new life into the business through a major contract in Britain.

Wednesday, 9 October, 2013, 4:31pm

China hands Asian memory makers massive bargaining chip

Asian chipmakers are set to cash in on a major realignment in the volatile industry which is tilting the power balance their way at the expense of gadget makers such as Apple, after years of cautious investment kept supply in check.

4 Jul 2013 - 2:22pm

Japanese science students snub Sony jobs in favour of dairies

Japan’s science students are eschewing traditional high-powered employers such as Sony and Panasonic to help make ice cream and yogurt.

They are applying to dairies. That says quite a bit about the current state of Japan -- and, some say, its future.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:16pm

Do not adjust your sets

Ticket sales for 3-D movies at Kowloon's three IMAX cinemas are booming, but sales of 3-D televisions for the home have been slower than expected. Why? Are the bulky 3-D glasses, which nobody complains about in cinemas, unacceptable in the home? Or are most consumers only just getting around to buying their first high-definition television?

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Build a platform to win

When describing what it took to turn a small local firm into an international conglomerate, Y. C. Chow, chairman of the Chevalier Group, likes to use an analogy. He explains that if two people want to reach something on the top shelf, it will always be easier for the one who is 6 foot tall than for the one who is 5 foot 6 inches.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Thin is in

The main focus for new handsets used to be making them smaller and smaller.

Then features became the top criteria, with cameras, MP3 players, and big, high-resolution displays becoming the main attraction.

Now the trend is for the handsets to be as thin and light as possible.

27 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Toshiba brings picture technology up to date

In 1911, a Russian scientist created a television system that used a mechanical mirror-drum scanner to transmit very crude images to the receiver. Moving images were not possible then.

In 1928, a Scottish engineer demonstrated the world's first colour transmission.

30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Air cons less cooling and costlier to run than makers say

Leading air-conditioner brands fail to meet makers' claims for energy efficiency and cooling capacity, according to the Consumer Council.

The watchdog tested 15 models bearing grade 1 labels for energy efficiency certified by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department. The department labels efficiency on a scale of one to three, with grade 1 the most efficient.

16 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


SmarTone-Vodafone, with the largest number of 3G handsets brands in Hong Kong, has added Toshiba's first 3G mobile phone for the local market.

7 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Remote control to match 007 gadgets

Product: Toshiba Ubiquitous Viewer Price: Not available Pros: Promises greater availability of technical or application support for PC users Cons: Remote control of a PC using a mobile device has been done before

Remember the James Bond movie where the British super spy used a Sony Ericsson mobile phone to remotely rev up and drive his BMW sports car?

24 Jan 2005 - 12:00am