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January 11, 2018 3:17 AM Sony is planning a whole range of robots after its Aibo dog

Kazuo Hirai, president and CEO of Sony Corporation, holds an Aibo robotic dog during a news conference at the 2018 CES in Las Vegas January 8, 2018. — Reuters picTOKYO, Jan 11 — The verdict is still out on Sony Corp’s new pet dog ‘aibo,’ but that’s not stopping the company from planning a deeper push into robotics. The mechanical mutt, which goes on sale in Japan 15

December 20, 2017 3:48 AM Japan Display in talks over ¥200b-plus investment from China firms

Japan Display Inc's logo is pictured at its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, August 9, 2016. — Reuters pic TOKYO, Dec 20 — Cash-strapped Japan Display Inc is discussing an investment of more than ¥200 billion (RM7.34 billion) from three Chinese panel makers including BOE Technology Group Co, Kyodo News reported. Japan Display is aiming to agree a deal by the end of March 9

November 24, 2017 11:43 PM France’s Luc Besson seeks cash as film studio stumbles

Luc Besson poses at the premiere of ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ in Los Angeles July 18, 2017. — Reuters picPARIS, Nov 25 — French filmmaker Luc Besson’s production studio said yesterday that it was considering “different options” to raise cash and cut costs after sinking to record losses. The announcement comes after the underwhelming 13

October 31, 2017 6:21 AM Sony raises earnings outlook, expects best-ever annual profit

Meeting the new forecast would mean Sony exceeding its previous record of ¥526 billion set in the year ended March 1998. — Reuters picTOKYO, Oct 31 — Japan's Sony Corp lifted its full-year operating income forecast today, expecting to book its highest-ever profit due to strong sales of image sensors used in smartphones and other devices. The electronics 18

October 24, 2017 3:00 PM Factory worker claims bus in Juru crash was speeding

At least eight factory workers were killed and 33 more injured in an accident involving two factory buses near the Juru northbound toll plaza on the North South Expressway (NSE) October 24, 2017. — Bernama picBUKIT MERTAJAM, Oct 24 — The factory bus which had stopped on the left side of the road at KM147 northbound of the North-South Expressway near the Juru toll plaza 12

October 24, 2017 10:04 AM Sony's Xperia Hello robotic assistant can now be an expensive member of your family

Like an animated Amazon Echo for $1,300 Sony’s new robotic assistant called the Xperia Hello is now ready for Japanese homes. The swiveling smart speaker we first saw as a prototype last year features big animated eyes and a 4.55 inch LCD in its belly. The Xperia robot runs Android and responds to voice, gestures, and facial expressions. It can also take photos 9

October 24, 2017 2:29 AM 8 die after bus rams into stalled bus on emergency lane

Police say 33 other people injured, 23 seriously, in accident involving two factory buses on their way to Penang island early this morning. GEORGE TOWN: Eight factory workers were killed while 23 were seriously injured when the factory bus they were in crashed into another factory bus that had stopped on the emergency lane along the North-South Expressway 2

October 23, 2017 1:04 PM Sony Xperia XZ Premium Starts Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Update

Sony has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Xperia XZ Premium. The update was originally expected for December, but the Japanese company had evidently sped up the process, and has brought the latest software to its high-end smartphone that was launched with Android 7.1 Nougat at MWC 2017. The Android Oreo update brings the Xperia XZ Premium 17

October 19, 2017 3:55 PM Sony announces Mini Wired Gamepad for smaller hands (or wallets)

Promotional image of PlayStation 4 controllers DualShock 4 (left) and Mini Wired Controller (right). — Sony Interatice Entertainment handout pic via AFP-RelaxnewsKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 — A new PlayStation 4 gamepad is being prepared for launch this Holiday 2017, with size (and some features) squeezed in conjunction with a lower price tag. Made under license 11

October 16, 2017 6:42 PM UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack

North Korean hackers targeted a British television company making a drama about the country, it has emerged. The series - due to be written by an Oscar-nominated screenwriter - has been shelved. In August 2014, Channel 4 announced what it said would be a new "bold and provocative" drama series. Titled Opposite Number, the programme's plot involved a British 15