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/ Jun 15, 2017

EU pulls plug on mobile roaming charges

The European Union rang in the end of cross-border roaming charges for mobile phone users in the 28-nation bloc on Thursday, hailing it as "one of (its) greatest and most tangible successes." The move, more than a decade in the making, comes in time for ...

Sony fires at Xbox with arsenal of big PS4 games

/ Jun 13, 2017

Sony fires at Xbox with arsenal of big PS4 games

Sony has introduced a rich array of action-packed PlayStation 4 video games, some for virtual reality, defending its crown as the top-selling new-generation console. The company focused on blockbuster games and new PS4 titles at a press event Monday on opening day eve of the ...

Hitachi develops breath analyzer with facial recognition

/ Jun 13, 2017

Hitachi develops breath analyzer with facial recognition

Hitachi Ltd. has developed a smartphone-connected device to prevent drunken driving by detecting alcohol from a person's breath while employing facial recognition technology to prevent the person from using a substitute. The device will allow taxi and parcel delivery services to make sure their drivers ...

Japanese mobile carriers begin testing ultrafast 5G tech

/ Jun 8, 2017

Japanese mobile carriers begin testing ultrafast 5G tech

Japan's top three mobile phone carriers have begun trials of fifth-generation, or 5G, high-speed wireless communication technology, hoping to launch new services using the technology by as early as 2020. The cutting-edge technology will likely be able to send 10 times more data per second ...