Manhole covers get new mission: predicting floods

Sep 8, 2016

Manhole covers get new mission: predicting floods

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Sudden storms called “guerrilla downpours” have been hitting with increasing frequency over the past five decades and are now considered a growing disaster threat. As municipalities struggle to deal with the increase in floods, companies are proposing new technology based on what they say ...

Jun 11, 2016

Japanese firms operating in Britain concerned about Brexit

Japanese companies operating in Britain are increasingly concerned about the country’s possible exit from the European Union, a move that, if it happens, is expected to push up their costs. Concern is growing ahead of a national referendum on June 23 on Britain’s continued ...

May 17, 2016

Fujitsu to co-develop 3-D laser tech to assist gymnastics scoring

Fujitsu Ltd. and the Japan Gymnastics Association will jointly develop a system to help judge gymnastics using three-dimensional laser sensors and data processing technology. The move seeks to address the “extraordinarily rapid advance of gymnastic techniques,” which has made it sometimes “difficult to accurately ...

Apr 15, 2016

Toshiba, Fujitsu, Vaio may abandon talks on PC integration

Talks to integrate the personal computer units of Toshiba Corp., Fujitsu Ltd., and Vaio Corp. are on the verge of breaking down, sources close to the matter said Friday. Negotiations have foundered on a range of disagreements, including the need for restructuring. The three ...

Feb 10, 2016

Fujitsu recalls 20,000 laptop batteries over fire risk

Fujitsu Ltd. on Wednesday announced the recall of around 20,000 battery packs used in its Lifebook laptop computers as they could catch fire, although it has received no reports of this having happened. Fujitsu recalled around 70,000 battery packs used in Lifebooks in August ...

Aug 27, 2015

Fujitsu recalls 70,000 laptop battery packs over fire fears

Fujitsu Ltd. said Thursday it will voluntarily recall and provide replacements for about 70,000 battery packs used in some of its Lifebook laptop computer models as they could catch fire. The company has so far confirmed three cases of fire linked to the battery, ...

Jul 30, 2015

Fujitsu plunges into the red as PC sales fall

Fujitsu on Thursday warned that it plunged into the red in the April-June period on sluggish sales of personal computers and network equipment but said it will still meet its full-year profit target. The sprawling IT conglomerate fell into a ¥27.3 billion operating loss ...