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Toshiba robot is designed to remove fuel rods from Fukushima reactor

Toshiba robot is designed to remove fuel rods from Fukushima reactor

Toshiba has unveiled a remote controlled robot that will be used to remove fuel-rod assemblies from the spent fuel pool in the reactor 3 building at the Fukushima no. 1 nuclear plant. The robot will begin the work of removing 566 fuel rod assemblies in fiscal 2017. Toshiba was the company that built reactor 3 and recently gave a demonstration of the remote-control crane-like device.

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Toshiba’s accounting sins cost 6,800 workers their jobs

Toshiba’s accounting sins cost 6,800 workers their jobs

Things are going from bad to worse for Toshiba, with the company revealing plans to lay off another 6,800 workers amidst a record net financial loss. This follows a report earlier this month stating the company will spin off its PC business in an effort to ditch unprofitable business units. At the heart of its most recent troubles is an accounting scandal that came to light earlier this year.

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Report: Toshiba in talks to spin off PC business

Report: Toshiba in talks to spin off PC business

Sources say Toshiba, in a bid to further rid itself of unprofitable units, is considering spinning off its PC business and having it merge with a different PC maker. Speculation has it that Vaio, formerly of Sony, could get involved in this, but the company has denied such rumors. As with many in the industry, Toshiba has failed to make profits from its PC unit in the recent past, and it holds only 2.3% of the global laptop and tablet market.

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Sony confirms $155M purchase of Toshiba image sensor business

Sony confirms $155M purchase of Toshiba image sensor business

Following rumors and negotiations over the last few months, Sony has confirmed today that it is buying the image sensor business of fellow Japanese tech giant Toshiba for 19 billion yen, or roughly $155 million. This comes after Sony's decision in early October to spin off its own sensor division into a separate company, now called Sony Semiconductor Solutions. This, along with the Toshiba purchase, will allow Sony to secure itself as the dominant provider of camera and smartphone sensors.

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Sony confirmed to be in talks to buy Toshiba’s image sensor business

Sony confirmed to be in talks to buy Toshiba’s image sensor business

Confirming a report from earlier this week by Japanese business newspaper Nikkei, Sony has announced that it is in fact in negotiations with Toshiba to acquire the latter's CMOS image sensor business. No pricing or other financial details were shared at this point, but the move is sure to improve Sony's own image sensor division, recently seen as one of their most successful and important businesses.

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Toshiba reported to sell image sensor business to Sony

Toshiba reported to sell image sensor business to Sony

If you aren't aware that Toshiba actually manufactures image sensors that are placed inside digital cameras and smartphones, you might be in good company. The brand is today mostly known for its data storage solutions and a few notebooks while its image sensor business has been shoved to the background. In order to help make ends meet, Toshiba might sell off the said business to Sony, whose own CMOS sensors have been doing a stellar job in the market that Sony recently spun it off into its own company.

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Toshibal Satellite Radius 12 convertible laptop flaunts 4K

Toshibal Satellite Radius 12 convertible laptop flaunts 4K

Following the announcement of what Microsoft is calling a "digital notebook" (that is, not a Surface Pro clone), Toshiba is also unveiling its new Satellite Radius 12 convertible laptop. While such laptops aren't exactly rare these days, the Satellite Radius 12 boasts of a specific combination that Toshiba claims is a world's first. To be precise it is the first Windows 10 12..5-inch convertible laptop that boasts of an Ultra High Def resolution of 4K pixels. And the icing on top is a parade of names from some of the most respected brands in visual and audio technology.

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Toshiba dynaPad 2-in-1 puts Wacom back in the spotlight

Toshiba dynaPad 2-in-1 puts Wacom back in the spotlight

When Microsoft switched to N-Trig for the Surface Pro 3 and again for the new Surface Pro 4, it necessarily had to push Wacom to the background. While the higher profile maker of graphics tools might not have been affected dramatically, it became less the talk of the town when it came to stylus-enabled Windows tablets. But with Toshiba's new dynaPad 2-in-1, Wacom is again front and center. Even Microsoft dubs it a digital notebook, putting emphasis on its writing and drawing talents, thanks to Wacom's active digitizer.

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Toshiba Chromebook 2 update brings more powerful hardware

Toshiba Chromebook 2 update brings more powerful hardware

On Tuesday, Toshiba introduced an update to its Chromebook 2 laptop. The updated model comes with better performance, says Toshiba, as well as updated hardware options including a new LED backlit keyboard and Intel processors. The new model is better poised to meet the needs of users who are putting their Chromebooks to task — those who use the machines for productivity work and other things more demanding than the original spat of Chromebooks could handle.

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Toshiba Satellite Click 10 puts Windows 10 in a budget 2-in-1

Toshiba Satellite Click 10 puts Windows 10 in a budget 2-in-1

Toshiba has just come out with a new detachable 2-in-1 PC and, fortunately or unfortunately depending on your inclinations, it is not a Surface Pro clone. Nor could it be, considering its specs. The Satellite Click 10 does bring all that Windows 10 has to offer and crams it inside an Atom-powered 10-inch tablet that physically connects to a keyboard dock when productivity calls for it. All of this in a sub $400 price tag that's sure not to burn a whole through your wallet.

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Toshiba unveils 16GB SDHC TransferJet media card

Toshiba unveils 16GB SDHC TransferJet media card

Toshiba has introduced its new 16GB SDHC card at IFA in Berlin, and with it comes both Class 10 memory and support for the maker’s TransferJet close proximity technology. Using this wireless technology, users are able to transfer videos and photos from a camera to a mobile device or computer with a TransferJet adapter. 

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