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Aichi-based Sun's Israeli unit helping FBI crack iPhone: report

Mar 24, 2016

Aichi-based Sun's Israeli unit helping FBI crack iPhone: report

Israel’s Cellebrite, a provider of mobile forensic software, is helping the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s attempt to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported on Wednesday. If Cellebrite succeeds, the FBI will no longer ...

Startup adds eye-tracking technology to virtual reality

Mar 22, 2016

Startup adds eye-tracking technology to virtual reality

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No more fiddling with remote-controller buttons or a mouse. Just look. San Francisco-based startup Fove has developed eye-tracking for virtual reality — that kernel of technology many feel is key for the illusion of becoming immersed in a setting. Glance, and a video-game character ...

Apple set to unveil new iPad, iPhone models

Mar 20, 2016

Apple set to unveil new iPad, iPhone models

New iPhone and iPad models likely to be unveiled Monday are aimed at helping Apple keep momentum in the fast-evolving mobile device market. The media gathering at the company’s intimate auditorium in Silicon Valley will also give Apple a chance to restate its case ...

Mar 20, 2016

Facebook's Zuckerberg holds rare meeting with China's propaganda chief

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a rare meeting Saturday with China’s propaganda chief, at a time when Chinese authorities are tightening control over their cyberspace. Liu Yunshan told Zuckerberg that he hopes Facebook can share its experience with Chinese companies to help ...

Mar 16, 2016

Fuji Media group to set up new game company in April

Fuji Media Holdings Inc. and Fuji Television Network Inc. said they will establish a new company on April 1 by spinning off the broadcaster’s game business unit. The move is a bid to take the upper hand in the game market, which is expected ...

PlayStation virtual reality gear to launch in October

Mar 16, 2016

PlayStation virtual reality gear to launch in October

Sony plans to make virtual reality — long the stuff of films set in the distant future — mainstream with the October release of PlayStation VR headgear priced at $399 (about ¥45,000). “Virtual reality represents a new frontier for gaming, one that will forever ...

Wi-Fi leaps higher in speed, range

| Mar 13, 2016

Wi-Fi leaps higher in speed, range

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To support the explosive growth of information and communications technology, wireless Internet connectivity is now considered essential infrastructure and is sometimes referred to as the fourth utility, after electricity, water and gas. Along with such technologies as 4K/8K ultrahigh definition videos and the so-called ...

Pepper the robot to offer tailored services in Japanese retail shops

Mar 8, 2016

Pepper the robot to offer tailored services in Japanese retail shops

Pepper the humanoid robot will start offering tailored customer services in retail shops by using online data analysis. SoftBank Robotics Corp., which developed Pepper, will start selling the next-generation services this fall with Microsoft Japan Co. as part of their collaboration in cloud robotics, ...

Mar 6, 2016

Amazon to restore encryption to Fire tablets after complaints

Amazon.com Inc said it plans to restore an encryption feature on its Fire tablets after customers and privacy advocates criticized the company for quietly removing the security option when it released its latest operating system. “We will return the option for full-disk encryption with ...