Consumer Electronics

Viral smartphone game lets ordinary Chinese "clap" for Xi

Oct 20, 2017

Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3-and-a-half hour marathon speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet

Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses

Oct 19, 2017

Apple vows to investigate underpayment of bonuses at iPhone supplier in China after worker protests

Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

Sep 21, 2017

The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums, by adapting new technology for decades-old titles

AP Interview: Japan's emoji creator saw nuance in pictures

Sep 21, 2017

AP Interview: The Japanese creator of the first emoji wanted to add nuance to mobile phone messages and never imagined his 1999 work would become a global phenomenon

Sony sees recovery with a nearly quadrupling of profit

Aug 1, 2017

Sony's fiscal first quarter profit nearly quadrupled compared to a year ago, boosted by its lucrative image sensor and other businesses, highlighting a gradual recovery at the Japanese electronics and entertainment company

Toshiba's future imperiled by shaky ethics, nuclear fiascos

May 31, 2017

Toshiba Corp.'s last-gasp strategy for staying afloat - selling its prized computer chip operations - may buy time but is no cure-all

Sony chief promises profitability, but is short on specifics

May 23, 2017

Sony's leader is promising a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades

Nintendo sticks to 2 million sales target for new Switch

Feb 1, 2017

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is sticking to its original target of selling 2 million Switch consoles in the first month after its launch, despite some anticipation the number may be raised because of brisk pre-orders

Nintendo's third quarter profit jumps on Pokemon game sales

Jan 31, 2017

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is reporting its third-quarter profit more than doubled from a year earlier on healthy sales of Pokemon game software

Apple sues Qualcomm in China over technology fees

Jan 26, 2017

Apple has filed suit in China challenging chipmaker Qualcomm's fees for technology used in smartphones

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