Shows and launches

Shows and launches

CEATEC 2009: Is Sony betting the farm on bringing 3D home in 2010?

Andrew Everard Thu, 8 Oct 2009, 12:21am

Like Panasonic, Sony is going big on 3D TV here at CEATEC Japan 2009, with a punchy stage presentation drawing heavily on group companies' music, movies and more.It has a 3D theatre in the depths of the stand and the frankly rather cramped booths ...

CEATEC Japan 2009, Hitachi: if you want to know how much energy you're saving, look away now...

Andrew Everard Wed, 7 Oct 2009, 11:55am

Spent a good chunk of the morning on the Hitachi stand here at CEATEC, looking around at a raft of new technology the company has to give us better pictures, 3D pictures and of course significant energy savings. It's kinda familiar stuff by ...

CEATEC Japan 2009: Panasonic goes big on 3D TV and green credentials

Andrew Everard Wed, 7 Oct 2009, 12:28am

If Toshiba's stand here at CEATEC is all about its Cell Regza technology, Panasonic is pinning its colours on a 3D future for TV, and a greener future for consumer electronics. But it isn't without a taste of even bigger and better things to ...

CEATEC Japan 2009: Yamaha finds a new use for your iPhone, makes a table a piano and gives a robot a voice

Andrew Everard Tue, 6 Oct 2009, 2:56pm

Just to remind you that there's more to Yamaha than just home cinema receivers and Air Wired iPod docks, the company's putting its music division to the fore here at CEATEC.But that doesn't mean technology is taking a back seat: building on its ...

CEATEC Japan 2009: Toshiba's Cell Regza in pictures and video

Andrew Everard Tue, 6 Oct 2009, 10:32am

More on the Toshiba Cell Regza technology, which we covered in news yesterday; it's the sole focus of the huge Toshiba stand here at CEATEC Japan 2009, which opened this morning. We took a closer look at what the technology can do, saw the ...

The tech behind Panasonic's Full HD 3D TV

Andrew Everard Tue, 29 Sep 2009, 2:24pm

Panasonic will use the CEATEC Japan 2009 show, opening next week, to show its prototype 50in Full HD 3D plasma TV, which sees high-definition 3D coming down in size to more domestically acceptable screens.Used with high-precision active shutter ...

Micromega makes its UK comeback

Andy Clough Thu, 10 Sep 2009, 5:10pm

 Micromega owner Didier Hamdi (right) with Ricardo Franassovici  I spent a fascinating day in Paris yesterday with Didier Hamdi, the new owner of French hi-fi company Micromega. Hamdi is an intriguing character: he was a world ...

The Apple Launch: full details, prices and images

Joe Cox Wed, 9 Sep 2009, 5:45pm

 UPDATE: A new iPod nano with video camera, a larger capacity iPod Touch and a larger capacity iPod Classic, complete with price cuts, a new iTunes 9, a new OS 3.1 software... There was plenty of news at today's Apple event. Read all the ...

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IFA BLOG: LG goes big on LED, OLED and 3D TV

Andy Clough Fri, 4 Sep 2009, 12:03pm

I've just had a full briefing from LG on all its forthcoming products for the remainder of 2009 and looking ahead to 2010, so here are the highlights:We've already reported on LG's 'Borderless' SL9000 and SL8000 LED and LCD TVs, positioned above ...

IFA Consumer Electronics Show, Berlin: Day 1

Andy Clough Wed, 2 Sep 2009, 4:42pm

The world's consumer electronics manufacturers have descended en masse on Berlin this week as Europe's biggest consumer electronics fair gets underway. All the big names are here – LG, Sony, Samsung, Philips and Toshiba among them – all ...