Articles By Jay Alabaster

Canon readies augmented reality platform for Japan launch

Canon said Monday it will launch a new augmented-reality platform that uses head-mounted displays to realistically project virtual images onto real backgrounds.The Japanese manufacturer, known mainly for its cameras and copymachines, said the

Published on: June 18th, 2012 Jay Alabaster

Panasonic smartphone talks to appliances

Panasonic will launch smartphones that sync with its household appliances, including its ovens and rice cookers, from this summer. The two new phones, which will be available under domestic operator NTT DoCoMo, are

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Jay Alabaster

Fujitsu attachment turns every mobile device into a 3D camera

Fujitsu has developed a system that allows standard mobile phone cameras to take 3D pictures and video.The company has designed a small attachment about the size of a stick of lip balm that

Published on: May 2nd, 2012 Jay Alabaster

Sony’s annual loss to hit $6.4 billion, double original forecast

Sony expects its net loss for the fiscal year ending March 31 will be more than double what it forecast two months ago.The company now expects to report a net loss of ¥520

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Jay Alabaster

Sony set to cut 10,000 jobs in restructuring push

Sony will cut 10,000 jobs globally, or about 6 percent of its workforce, this year as part of a restructuring plan under its new president, Japan's largest business paper reported Monday.The Nikkei, without

Published on: April 9th, 2012 Jay Alabaster

Microsoft woos startups with free software, business advice

Jun Kim, the young co-founder of a Korean software house, was recently approached by a representative from Amazon Web Services LLC., who offered him a $200 credit to develop on its Web Services

Published on: March 2nd, 2012 Jay Alabaster

Waterproof iPhone a CES show-stopper

A Utah-based company has developed a way to make iPhones and other gadgets waterproof.Attendees at this year's Consumer Electronics Show have been pulling up short at HzO's demonstrations, which include a fully functional

Published on: January 11th, 2012 Jay Alabaster