Feb 12, 2015

Smartphone kill switches credited with stifling theft

Kill switches that render stolen smartphones useless were credited on Wednesday with stifling robberies and thefts in London, New York City and San Francisco. In London, the number of reports of smartphones being stolen from people dropped 40 percent last year, after kill switches ...

Sony to cut 1,000 more jobs in smartphone business

Jan 28, 2015

Sony to cut 1,000 more jobs in smartphone business

Sony Corp. plans to eliminate another 1,000 jobs in its smartphone operations as the company tries to return the business to profit, according to a source familiar with the matter. It will shrink the division’s workforce to about 5,000 after including 1,000 job losses ...

Jan 28, 2015

Sony teaming with Aeon for share of budget smartphone market

Sony Corp. and major retailer Aeon Co. are planning a foray into the market for lower-priced smartphones, according to sources. From this spring at the earliest, Sony intends to sell earlier models of its Xperia smartphones at Aeon outlets at about half the price ...

Jan 19, 2015

NTT Docomo makes voice translator app available for iPhone

NTT Docomo Inc. said Monday that its Jspeak smartphone voice translator application for foreign tourists in Japan has been made available for users of Apple Inc.’s iPhone. The app, released in November for smartphones using Google Inc.’s Android operating system, can carry out voice ...

Cars of the future emerge at CES

Jan 8, 2015

Cars of the future emerge at CES

by Sophie Estienne

It has four wheels, is always connected and the driver is optional: the car of the future is starting to take shape from collaboration between automakers and their technology partners. At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a new breed of cars ...