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Toshiba: "No demand for 3D TV"

Despite a concerted push by a number of companies at this year's International CES to promote the technology, the Japanese TV maker believes that consumers are not interested.

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Bitcoin's promise: A financial revolution the Web's been waiting for

Bitcoin may not be the messiah of a new currency its hardcore fans yearn for, but it may herald the deeper financial revolution the internet has been waiting for.

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World Cup rush leaves gaps in Brazil cell network

Rio de Janeiro's legendary Maracanم stadium was in a frenzy. Brazil had trounced the Spanish world champions. Yet 73,000 football fans could scarcely send a text message to celebrate.

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Japan's tourism office to analyse tweets from foreigners

Travelling throughout Japan and have a beef about the country's public transportation or tourist services? Air your complaint over on Twitter and odds are it will be heard.

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Japan test-broadcasts super HD television technology

Japan on Monday began test broadcasts of satellite television programmes in 4K, as major firms including Sony and Sharp bet on the super high-definition technology to rescue their embattled TV units.

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Japan cyberattacks on govt sites surge, govt mulling steps to respond

Japan has seen a surge in cases of irregular access to government computer systems and cyberattacks on operators of critical social infrastructure, and Tokyo is considering ways to respond, a top official said on Thursday.

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Russian memorial to Apple founder dismantled after CEO comes out

A memorial to Apple Inc founder Steve Jobs has been dismantled in the Russian city of St Petersburg after the man who succeeded him at the helm of the company, Tim Cook, came out as gay.

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In Japan, Abe's robot panel aims to give drone industry an edge

The government of Japan, a country with a proven track record in electronics and robotics, is looking to fast track industry-friendly regulation to give its drone sector an edge over the United States.

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Dating app Tinder launches premium subscription plan

Tinder, the popular dating app which allows smartphone users to find a partner by swiping on a picture, launched a premium, paid subscription version of the service.

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Phone firms and the quest for the 5G Holy Grail

Lightning-quick downloads, driverless cars and remote surgery: telecom firms are racing to develop a new generation of "5G" mobile networks that could start to change the world in five years.