Daily Archives: September 1, 2011

Toshiba has taken a significant lead over Sony and other 3D technology rivals with the unveiling of the world’s first glasses-free, large-screen 3D television at the IFA Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin.

The 55-inch (140cm) set will go on sale in December, months and possibly years ahead of such TVs planned by other manufacturers.

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Samsung has introduced a new tablet, a new smartphone and a combination of the two – the Galaxy Note – at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

Samsung said the Note represented a new category with its 5.3in HD Super Amoled display, ignoring the fact that Dell has been unsuccessful with a 5in Android device – discontinuing the Dell Streak last month.

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Chris Nuttall

Samsung has introduced a new tablet, a new smartphone and a combination of the two – the Galaxy Note – at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

Samsung said the Note represented a new category with its 5.3in HD Super Amoled display, ignoring the fact that Dell has been unsuccessful with a 5in Android device – discontinuing the Dell Streak last month. Read more

The embarrassment of foreign riches among US tech companies is starting to become conspicuous.

This is not just a reflection of the huge amounts of cash involved. (Apple has nearly $50bn stuffed under mattresses in countries beyond its home base. Like other US companies, it prefers to keep its foreign earnings offshore rather than bring them home and pay tax.) Read more

Tech news from around the web:

Facebook is planning to launch its long-anticipated music service next month with Spotify, MOG and Rdio as three of the company’s partners, Mashable reports. Even though users will be able to listen to music on Facebook.com, the social network will not directly host or stream any of the music, relying instead on its partners to provide the content. Read more

Richard Waters

The fortunes of Openwave, one of the early pioneers of mobile internet access, faded after the first burst of excitement over WAP technology passed nearly a decade ago. Amidst the mobile industry’s patent wars, though, it may still have a sting its tail. Read more