Saturday, October 27, 2007
The complex will be an integrated facility that will produce solar wafers, cells and modules, which are parts of solar panels, and will also conduct research and development. When fully developed, the manufacturing complex could hold a production capacity of up to 1.5 gigawatts annually, compared to a total global industry output of 2 gigawatts last year.
TOKYO — Hitachi Ltd said Wednesday that it will start selling what it claims are the world's thinnest liquid crystal display panel television sets from December. The Wooo UT series TVs are only 3.5 centimeters thick, compared with 8.1 centimeters for the current thinnest LCD TVs made by Sharp Corp. Hitachi made the achievement by separating the tuner from the TV body.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Google rolls out rival to PowerPoint
In a challenge to Microsoft, business presentation tool will be included in search engine giant's free software bundle.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google Inc. has expanded its online suite of office software to include a business presentation tool similar to Microsoft Corp.'s popular PowerPoint, adding the latest twist in a high-stakes rivalry.
The new program will be included in Google's free software bundle, called "Docs," which users must be online to employ. And the company will sell a souped-up version to businesses, universities and government agencies for $50 a year per user.
As PowerPoint does, Google's presentation software enables users to create a series of slides with a mixture of text and graphics on each. PowerPoint is widely used in business meetings.
Google's software suite already includes word processing, spreadsheet and calendar management programs. Microsoft (Charts, Fortune 500) has been reaping huge profits from similar applications for years.
Unlike Google's applications, Microsoft's programs are usually installed directly on the hard drives of computers.
Google executives have consistently depicted the company's software applications as counterparts to Microsoft's product.
credit to http://money.cnn.com
wah...google semakin mantap ar...yg menarik perhatian hamba psl bende nih..kita semua tak perlu install kat harddisk psl powerpoint lagik..jimat skit space...kan kalo lagik menarik, kalo google nih boleh buat user save presentation slide online...takyah dh pakai pendrive ke ape ke utk save files...
Saturday, September 8, 2007
TOKYO — Sony Corp on Thursday unveiled its new alpha-700 DSLR camera which will go on sale Nov 16. The 12.2-megapixel camera is equipped with a newly developed 12.24-megapixel CMOS sensor, called Exmor, that enables users to capture sharp images at around five frames per second. Noise is significantly reduced and the improved processor engine BIONZ allows for high quality images.
The camera only weighs 690 grams, which is the lightest camera among similar models on the market. HDMI output allows users to enjoy the images on HD TV. When connected to Sony's new BRAVIA television set, also coming this fall, it provides even more detailed and clearer images shown in BRAVIA premium photo mode that a regular HD TV cannot recreate.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
An air-conditioned blouson (Kuchofuku Inc.)
Cool Biz, a combination of the English words cool and business, is the catchword in Japan this summer. It is the title of a government campaign to persuade office workers to dispense with their ties and jackets as an environmentally friendly way of staying cool without lowering the air conditioner thermostat. And now an innovation called kuchofuku (air-conditioned clothing) is taking the Cool Biz concept one step further. This new type of garb lets people stay cool even in long sleeves.
Support Offered via Cell Phone for Quitting Smoking
Today in Japan there are over 40,000 sites that can be viewed on Internet-capable mobile phones. A recent addition has been an Internet service via cell phone that calls on smokers to "enjoy the challenge of quitting smoking." When a smoker who has been hit by the desire to smoke presses a few buttons on his or her phone, words of encouragement and advice show up on the screen, complete with illustrations.
credit to http://web-japan.org/trends00/honbun/tj010321.html
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 07:30 EDT
TOKYO — Cell phone call charges average 39.4 yen per minute in Tokyo, the third highest among major world cities, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry. London has the highest average call charges, equivalent to 48.2 yen per minute, followed by Paris at 40.9 yen, the ministry said.
The other cities in the survey were New York, Seoul, Stockholm and Duesseldorf. The lowest average, equivalent to 11.7 yen, was found in New York. Among other findings, the cost of using Internet access services based on asymmetric digital subscriber line technology was the lowest in Tokyo for the sixth year in a row.
credit to http://www.japantoday.com/