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Aug 1, 2016

NHK begins 4K, 8K high-definition test broadcasting

Public broadcaster NHK on Monday started 4K and 8K ultra high-definition test broadcasting on its BS satellite channels, aiming to verify the technology and popularize it ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The resolution of 4K broadcasting is roughly four times as ...

Jul 21, 2016

U.S. charges Ukrainian head of top piracy site

A Ukrainian alleged to be the ringleader of the world’s biggest online piracy site, Kickass Torrents, was hit with U.S. criminal charges Wednesday, accused of distributing over $1 billion worth of illegally copied films, music and other content. The Justice Department unveiled a criminal ...

Console makers banking on virtual reality

| Jul 20, 2016

Console makers banking on virtual reality

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Gaming console maker Sony Corp. is betting big on virtual reality, with a new headset and a slew of games set for release later this year, while rival Microsoft Corp. is also developing its own hardware to make use of the immersive technology. Shawn ...

'Pokemon Go' no ace in hole for Nintendo

| Jul 15, 2016

'Pokemon Go' no ace in hole for Nintendo

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In just over a week, the smartphone game “Pokemon Go” has become a giant hit, turning millions of people around the world into monster hunters. Given the game’s promising start, investors are taking another look at Nintendo Co., whose value has shot up by ...