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Behind the scenes at Sony's UK 3D Centre

Andy Clough Fri, 27 May 2011, 3:57pm

I've spent the day at Sony Professional's UK headquarters, being given a behind-the-scenes look at its new 3D Centre (above).The purpose-built venue is partially used as a showcase for 3D technology, and also to host training sessions for ...

CHINA: Behind the scenes at IAG

Dominic Dawes Thu, 19 May 2011, 2:09pm

Folk are often heard to proclaim that, with huge increases in international travel and telecommunications, it’s a ‘small world’ – and getting smaller. But if there’s one thing that can convince you of the hugeness and human diversity of life on ...

James Cameron: King of the 3D World?

Andrew Everard Sun, 17 Apr 2011, 5:06pm

The director of Titanic and Avatar has a vision of all entertainment being in 3D, and pretty soon – but sorry, Panasonic, it doesn't involve active-shutter TV technology...   It's hard not to think of James Cameron standing on the prow ...

Inside Pure

Clare Newsome Fri, 8 Apr 2011, 12:51pm

With the digital radio switchover continuning to cause heated debate – as we discovered first hand earlier this week – it seemed a good time to make a visit to Pure, the UK-based market leader in digital radios.It was a trip that taught us a lot, ...

The actor, the monkey and the 3D war of words

Andrew Everard Mon, 28 Mar 2011, 10:44am

Can a letter of apology head off a legal battle over 3D technology between two of the world's leading TV companies?Just in case you thought the stakes weren't already high enough in the battle between rival 3D technologies – after all, a major ...

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JAPAN: Talking tech (and more) with the brains behind Panasonic's TVs

Andrew Everard Sun, 6 Mar 2011, 7:27pm

Never say Panasonic isn't ambitious: when we convene for the last of our three days on the ground in Japan, the head of its TV business unit is straight out of the traps with the statement that the company's goal is to be Number One in the ...

JAPAN: The One-Step Society, the ship's wheel and 'Do Not Open Until 6970' at Panasonic's House of History

Andrew Everard Sun, 6 Mar 2011, 12:51am

We got the chance to enter the heart of Panasonic the other day: at the company's House of History, you can explore the world of company founder Konosuke Matsushita. And though he died over 20 years ago, his thinking still informs ...

JAPAN: Searching for the white ninjas at Panasonic's Amagasaki plasma factories

Andrew Everard Thu, 3 Mar 2011, 9:53pm

The Himeji LCD factory we visited the another day may have been very new, and therefore not quite set up for visitors yet, but things are more established along the coast at Amagasaki. We're closer to Osaka now, and at the heart of Panasonic's ...

JAPAN: scenes of mass recycling among the rice-fields

Andrew Everard Wed, 2 Mar 2011, 11:18pm

We're in the middle of prime rice-growing country today, and even better it's not the kind you eat. Around here, in Hyogo Prefecture, they're growing rice to make saké, and we're promised that the odd glass of the local produce might just be ...

JAPAN: Greener TV panels from Panasonic’s big white box by the sea

Andrew Everard Tue, 1 Mar 2011, 10:04pm

You’ve probably never heard of Himeji: located about 100km west of Osaka, or about an hour and a half as the bus drives in the rain, this coastal city has the most visited castle in Japan, and for a while back in the 1930s was in danger of ...