Toshiba today unveiled a remote-controlled robot which it hopes will be able to probe inside one of the three damaged reactors at Japan’s ill-fated Fukushima nuclear power plant. The ultimate aim is to be able to grip chunks of the melted fuel, which is highly radioactive, with this robot.
Osaka-based Sharp was acquired in 2016 by Foxconn and it has been on a road to recovery since then. It appears that the company might be thinking about returning to the PC business after quitting it eight years ago. Sharp has announced its decision to acquire Toshiba’s PC business for $36 million and some believe that this is the first step that the company is taking in its eventual return […]
Apple is a highly self-sufficient company, or at least they try to be. This is why they typically prefer controlling both the hardware and software of their products, which is why instead of turning to the use of chipsets from other makers like Qualcomm, they have decided to design their own.
A couple of weeks ago it was reported that Toshiba had announced that they would be selling off their memory chip business. While it was unclear who would be buying the company (or a stake in it), names such as Amazon, Google, and Apple was tossed around. Now it seems that in a separate report from NHK and Reuters (via MacRumors), Apple is eyeing a 20% stake.
According to the reports, Toshiba is apparently trying to sell off its storage chip business. The reports are claiming that this was done as Toshiba had lost its US nuclear unit Westinghouse, which filed for bankruptcy protection, and to help make up for the loss of that business, Toshiba will be selling off its storage business to potentially offset any losses.
Samsung’s semiconductor business is a true cash cow for the company. It’s what salvaged the fourth quarter of last year for the company even though the Galaxy Note 7 cost it billions of dollars. The company is on top of the flash memory market with a record market share of 36.6 percent but it appears that its top position is under threat due to a move that Toshiba is making.
It’s no secret that PC sales have suffered massive declines over the past few quarter. Recently three of the biggest PC manufacturers entered into merger discussions to present a united front and plug the declining sales. If an arrangement was reached it would have seen Vaio, Toshiba and Fujitsu join forces, but according to a new report the big three of the PC industry might not merge after all.
You might want to pay attention to this if you own a Toshiba laptop. The company has issued a recall for Panasonic battery packs that were included in its Portege, Satellite, and Tecra laptops. It said that the lithium-ion battery packs are susceptible to overheating and can prove to be a fire risk, that puts customers at risk for burns, so it has issued a recall for over 100,000 units […]
Toshiba today announced the launch of its first “Ultra HD” IP video surveillance camera. The Toshiba IKS-WB9518 is capable of recording 4K video in 3840 x 2160 resolution at 25 frames per second. High resolution enables the camera to provide a high level of detail that customers need to effectively watch for intruders, capture fast moving objects and monitor large areas.
Back in January, Toshiba announced an upcoming wearable called the Wearvue TG-01. This headset isn’t so much designed for the average Joe, but rather it was designed for workers in warehouses or factories that might need to keep their hands free but still needed to access information at the same time.
It appears that a new PC giant might be in the making. According to a new report three big players in the PC industry are likely to merge and form a true giant in the market. Toshiba, Fujitsu and Vaio, the PC business that Sony spun off, will merge and create a new entity to rival the likes of Lenovo which is undoubtedly one of the biggest PC makers in […]
When you think of laptops, you might think of brands like Lenovo, HP, Dell, or Apple. While brands like Toshiba, Fujitsu, and Vaio were more popular back in the day, it’s pretty obvious that these companies have taken a backseat to the abovementioned brands in today’s market, so much so that a rumor about merging their operations has surfaced.
The Japanese government is going to start dismantling parts of the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant from 2017 and the process is going to start with the removal of more than 500 fuel rods from the crippled number 3 reactor. Instead of sending humans into a reactor contaminated with nuclear radiation, which would be akin to sending them off to a certain death, a robot developed by Toshiba will be used to […]
Sony’s image sensors are pretty well-known. In fact their image sensors have found their way into a variety of smartphones such as the iPhone, and given how iPhones are typically known for their good imaging quality (good, but not necessarily the best), safe to say it speaks volumes of Sony’s sensor quality.