Japan's government plans to build the world’s fastest-known supercomputer for developing and improving AI, driverless cars, robotics and medical diagnostics.
This is going to hurt
On the day that Apple’s iPhone 7 went on sale in Japan, it’s emerged that it’s been told to pay a hefty $118 million (¥12 billion) by government tax authorities in the country.
Lacks THX certification, analog outputs
Panasonic has just launched a lower-cost version of its flagship DMP-UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player in Japan, according to a recent listed posting on the company’s Japanese website.
Will crush Chinese rivals
ISC Fujitsu is working on a supercomputer built around 64-bit ARMv8 cores and creating a machine which will clean the clock of the new crowned Chinese king of the supercomputers – Sunway TaihuLight machine.
TVs will use other manufacturers’ materials
Panasonic has given up making LCD panels for televisions because the price competition has become a little too steep.
Sony plant damaged
The two major earthquakes rocked southern Japan this week damaging Sony's image sensor plant.
Microsoft’s continued obsession with forcing users to upgrade to Windows 10 is starting to break things.
Hi-res boredom other than the crowd shots
It looks like Japanese who have 8K tellies in time for the Rio Olympics will actually have something to watch in August.
Writes $5.8 billion cheque
Sharp has accepted Foxconn's offer and will be acquired for $5.8 billion.