Remote control: Companies blur lines over who owns devices

Business / Tech Feb 10, 2017

Remote control: Companies blur lines over who owns devices

When Samsung Electronics remotely disabled the last of its flawed Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last month, it further blurred the lines between who ultimately controls your phone, computer, car or appliance — you, or the companies that make it work? Industry executives and analysts say ...

The top tech stories of 2016

Business / Tech Dec 30, 2016

The top tech stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these tech and digital stories as the most important of 2016. 1. All systems go: For a few weeks in the summer, it seemed to be all that anyone was talking about was "Pokemon Go," an augmented-reality game you play ...

Business / Tech Dec 14, 2016

Hon Hai, Sharp to halt LCD TV panel supply to Samsung in 2017

Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. and its Japanese subsidiary Sharp Corp. will stop supplying liquid crystal display panels for televisions to South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. from next year, industry sources said Wednesday. Hon Hai and Sharp are planning to shift supply of the ...

Samsung's latest invention: a fireproof box for Note 7 returns

Business / Tech Oct 13, 2016

Samsung's latest invention: a fireproof box for Note 7 returns

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd is sending fireproof boxes and protective gloves to customers returning potentially explosive Galaxy Note 7 phones, sparking a firestorm of humor on social media about the new twist in the recall scandal. The company has permanently halted production of its Galaxy ...