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Airlines and airports worldwide adapt to US electronic device ban in planes

Faced with the new US ban on electronic devices being taken into plane cabins airports and airlines are scrambling for ways to reassure passengers and prop up revenues.

Faced with the new US ban on electronic devices being taken into plane cabins airports and airlines are scrambling for ways to reassure passengers and prop up revenues.

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Toshiba on the rocks after Japanese giant reveals huge losses

Japanese household name Toshiba is in crisis after huge losses and the possible sell-off of its nuclear division, threatening a new nuclear plant project in the UK.

Japanese household name Toshiba is in crisis after huge losses and the possible sell-off of its nuclear division, threatening a new nuclear plant project in the UK.

Business

Note 7 disaster barely dents Samsung's profit

Samsung says its fourth-quarter profit likely leapt 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years.

Samsung says its fourth-quarter profit likely leapt 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years.

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Samsung coy about Galaxy Note 8 at the Consumer Electronics Show

The Consumer Electronics Show is underway, showcasing the latest high-tech developments, but Samsung has said nothing about the Note 7's replacement.

The Consumer Electronics Show is underway, showcasing the latest high-tech developments, but Samsung has said nothing about the Note 7's replacement.

Business

Samsung shares rise despite massive Note 7 smartphone recall

Samsung Electronics' shares rose on Monday despite the anticipated losses from the recall of 2.5 million Note 7 smartphones in 10 countries after the batteries in some caught fire or exploded.

Samsung Electronics' shares rose on Monday despite the anticipated losses from the recall of 2.5 million Note 7 smartphones in 10 countries after the batteries in some caught fire or exploded.

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Sharp's losses widen, underscoring Foxconn's turnaround challenge

Japanese electronics maker Sharp has reported a huge net loss for the second year running, underscoring how difficult it will be for new owner Foxconn to turn the firm around.

Japanese electronics maker Sharp has reported a huge net loss for the second year running, underscoring how difficult it will be for new owner Foxconn to turn the firm around.

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Toshiba names new CEO to move on from accounting scandal

Trying to move on from a huge accounting scandal Toshiba has nominated Satoshi Tsunakawa, the former head of its medical equipment division, as its next chief executive.

Trying to move on from a huge accounting scandal Toshiba has nominated Satoshi Tsunakawa, the former head of its medical equipment division, as its next chief executive.

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Philips split: IPO likely for lighting division

Philips has confirmed that will almost certainly use an initial public offering of shares to investors to turn its lighting division in a standalone company.

Philips has confirmed that will almost certainly use an initial public offering of shares to investors to turn its lighting division in a standalone company.

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Toshiba warns of record 4-billion euro loss

The cost of Toshiba’s accounting scandal continues to hit hard. The Japanese giant is to cut almost a third of its workforce in its consumer

The cost of Toshiba’s accounting scandal continues to hit hard. The Japanese giant is to cut almost a third of its workforce in its consumer

Science_technology

Humanoids dance at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

The 35th edition of the Hong Kong Electronics fair, one of the largest in Asia, drew thousands of exhibitors from some 30 different countries

The 35th edition of the Hong Kong Electronics fair, one of the largest in Asia, drew thousands of exhibitors from some 30 different countries

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Cracked screens: the smartphone makers' challenge

More than 1 billion smartphones are sold in the world each year and manufacturers all face the same challenge: how to make the touchscreen glass more

More than 1 billion smartphones are sold in the world each year and manufacturers all face the same challenge: how to make the touchscreen glass more

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Samsung insists TV device is 'not a test cheat'

Samsung has strongly denied a report in a British newspaper citing research suggesting that some of its TVs in Europe appear to use less energy in

Samsung has strongly denied a report in a British newspaper citing research suggesting that some of its TVs in Europe appear to use less energy in

Science_technology

Tech giants battle for supremacy at Berlin's IFA show

Phone manufacturers and smartwatch makers will be jostling for position at Berlin's IFA, one of the world's largest consumer electronics shows.

Phone manufacturers and smartwatch makers will be jostling for position at Berlin's IFA, one of the world's largest consumer electronics shows.

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Samsung squeezed by iphones and cheaper Chinese handsets

Korean electronics giant Samsung’s net profit fell by eight percent in the second quarter – the fifth successive quarterly drop for the company

Korean electronics giant Samsung’s net profit fell by eight percent in the second quarter – the fifth successive quarterly drop for the company

Business

Microsoft Windows - what's new?

Microsoft has announced the arrival of Windows 10 on 29 July. It will be released as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. New

Microsoft has announced the arrival of Windows 10 on 29 July. It will be released as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. New

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CES has Asian premiere in Shanghai

The Consumer Electronics Show, a popular fair held annually in Las Vegas, has had its Asian premiere in Shanghai. Wearable devices, smart

The Consumer Electronics Show, a popular fair held annually in Las Vegas, has had its Asian premiere in Shanghai. Wearable devices, smart

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New investors call on Sharp to cut deeper

Sharp cuts at a Japanese household name, the iconic electronics giant slashing 10% of its global workforce. It is also selling its headquarters as

Sharp cuts at a Japanese household name, the iconic electronics giant slashing 10% of its global workforce. It is also selling its headquarters as

Science_technology

Do you know: how smart is a coaster?

Ever heard of an intelligent mug? Or a smart sugar bowl? They have 2 things in common. Both are being used to rehab stroke survivors; both boast

Ever heard of an intelligent mug? Or a smart sugar bowl? They have 2 things in common. Both are being used to rehab stroke survivors; both boast

Business

Sharp set to slash jobs as electronics giant looks to restructure

Electronics giant Sharp is set to slash its global workforce by 12 percent, according to sources. The jobs cut will total around 6,000, half of which

Electronics giant Sharp is set to slash its global workforce by 12 percent, according to sources. The jobs cut will total around 6,000, half of which

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PC sales set to drop

The chips are down – for PCs. The International Data Corporation predicted a drop in demand. Almost 309 million PCs made it out of the factory last

The chips are down – for PCs. The International Data Corporation predicted a drop in demand. Almost 309 million PCs made it out of the factory last

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ECB's stimulus, Greece's tax creativity and Apple's smart watch

The European Central Bank has finally launched its highly anticipated stimulus programme. Known as “quantitative easing”, it’s aimed at raising

The European Central Bank has finally launched its highly anticipated stimulus programme. Known as “quantitative easing”, it’s aimed at raising