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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Sony says its losses will be less this financial year

Japanese consumer electronics and entertainment group Sony has unveiled a more upbeat forecast. It says its net annual loss will likely be smaller

Japanese consumer electronics and entertainment group Sony has unveiled a more upbeat forecast. It says its net annual loss will likely be smaller

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CES displays latest tech must-haves

The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, from 6 to 9 January, gave tech companies an opportunity to show off their latest products

The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, from 6 to 9 January, gave tech companies an opportunity to show off their latest products

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Technology fever grips Las Vegas: the Consumer Electronics Show

Las Vegas is going more high-tech than ever with the annual Consumer Electronics Show! More than 160,000 technology innovators and gadget geeks are

Las Vegas is going more high-tech than ever with the annual Consumer Electronics Show! More than 160,000 technology innovators and gadget geeks are

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Brain to brain communication edges closer

Indonesia is now at the forefront of new advances in neuroscience and technology. In a remote laboratory two hours from the Indonesian capital

Indonesia is now at the forefront of new advances in neuroscience and technology. In a remote laboratory two hours from the Indonesian capital

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Philips splits saying it is time to 'reinvent' itself

Philips is splitting in two. The Dutch conglomerate is to put its lighting business into a separate company It is the latest step in Philips’ plans

Philips is splitting in two. The Dutch conglomerate is to put its lighting business into a separate company It is the latest step in Philips’ plans

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Bendable TVs all the rage at Berlin IFA show

When you are competing on a global market of millions of consumers, it helps to have a gimmick or two up your sleeve. The big names in consumer

When you are competing on a global market of millions of consumers, it helps to have a gimmick or two up your sleeve. The big names in consumer

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Hit the road - taking energy from traffic

Cars are a huge source of air pollution, but in the future they could also become a source of clean energy. That is thanks to a technology called

Cars are a huge source of air pollution, but in the future they could also become a source of clean energy. That is thanks to a technology called

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Lenovo boosts profit with smartphone sales as PC demand slides

China’s Lenovo has announced its net profit grew 29 percent for the business year that just ended, to the equivalent of 597.5 million euros

China’s Lenovo has announced its net profit grew 29 percent for the business year that just ended, to the equivalent of 597.5 million euros

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Samsung profit down on slowing smartphone sales

Samsung has posted its first quarterly profit decline in two years .. The world’s biggest smartphone maker suffered slowing sales of those

Samsung has posted its first quarterly profit decline in two years .. The world’s biggest smartphone maker suffered slowing sales of those

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Fitness technology top tech tip for 2014

Ultra HD televisions and wearable fitness technology are expected to be the big standout gadgets at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las

Ultra HD televisions and wearable fitness technology are expected to be the big standout gadgets at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las