Water cooled phone hits the world

Smartphone makers are coming up with increasingly gimmicky features and ways to distinguish their Androids from the rest of the pack.

This dual-screen smartphone could be big in Japan

Dual-screen smartphones are not exactly a new concept, although there aren't very many, if any, such devices on the mainstream mobile market.

100 terabits per second? Yes, please!

Researchers have set a world record by transferring more than 100 terabits of data per second through a single optical fiber.

NEC showcases Froyo-powered netbook

NEC has introduced a netbook running Android 2.2 (Froyo). Dubbed "LifeTouch Note," the netbook is powered by a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, and boasts 4-8GB of RAM, a 7″ LED backlight as well as an 800×480 resistive touchscreen. The netbook also features a 2Mpix camera, GPS, accelerometer, along with an SD/SDHC card slot.

Dual-screen Android tablet coming to CES

To compete in the market that has already been defined by the iPad, Android tablets need something special and unique to differentiate them. How about a tablet with two screens?

NEC builds a Cloud Communicator

NEC is showcasing its Cloud Communicator tablet at GSM 2010 in Hong Kong.

USB 3.0 to begin hitting critical mass in 2011

The adoption of USB 3.0 is expected to begin hitting critical mass in 2011, with NEC on track to ship at least 20 million next-gen xHCI controllers by the end of 2010.

Japanese cellphone vendors develop common software platform

Sharp, Panasonic, Fujitsu and NEC are planning to develop a standardized software platform for their cellphones.

ODD suppliers accused of price fixing

A Connecticut-based electronics retailer has filed a suit against several major optical disk drive manufacturers, accusing them of price fixing.