When the 2011 earthquake in Japan damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant, teams scrambled to find a robot that could go where humans couldn’t. In many ways those robots failed, and ever since, there has been a focus on creating robots that can get the job done. Enter Toshiba’s “Scorpion” robot, which will make its [...]
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Filed under: Japan, Emerging Technologies, Technology, Electric With the consumer good’s industry getting increasingly competitive, Japan’s well known consumer brands like Sony are putting a bigger emphasis on supplying parts to automakers for the chance of higher profit margins. Continue reading Why Sony, Panasonic and Toshiba want to be in your next car Why Sony, [...]
Tiny capacious flash drives not only make it easy to carry gigs and gigs of data wherever you go, they also makes it easy to lose gigs and gigs of data. So if you’ve had more flash drives go MIA than you prefer to remember, Toshiba will now let you password protect those lost files [...]
This is Toshiba’s new Satellite Radius 11, a convertible PC-cum-tablet. Yes, it looks a lot like a Lenovo Yoga—but if you’re on a budget and need a (quite literally) flexible computer, it might be for you. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
Proving its engineers are just as capable as anyone at developing a creepy human-like robot that embraces the Uncanny Valley, Toshiba has developed an android that specializes in sign language thanks to a pair of highly articulated hands. One day the company hopes it could serve as an artificial receptionist, but it’s probably going to [...]
In a factory that once made floppy disks, herbs are growing. Inside an old semiconductor factory, there’s lettuce taking root. Oddly enough, electronics factories make great farms. And Toshiba, Sony, Panasonic, are swapping industrial infrastructure for a business that’s as old as civilization itself. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
Earlier this year, Sony walked away from laptops when it sold off its Vaio business . Now Toshiba is following suit. Nothing’s getting sold this time around, but the Japanese company has said it’s shying away from consumer PCs in certain low-profit regions in favor of beefing up business offerings. Read more… Continue Reading from [...]
The netbook might be making a comeback. Manufacturers have flocked to the IFA conference to showcase their latest products, and more than a few of them are announcing cheap laptops, even though that market was declared dead after demand for netbooks all but disappeared in the beginning of 2013. Is that about to change? Asus, Toshiba, [...]
Prefer swiping through Windows tiles rather than Android’s app icons? If you’re on a budget, you rarely have any other option other than Android when it comes to tablets—but Toshiba’s new Encore Mini is the first of what could be a long line to buck that trend. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
Last January, Toshiba introduced its first Chromebook, a 13.3-inch device that attempted to deliver Google’s promise of productive computing on the cheap. But over the past nine months, ChromeOS has grown in popularity and as a platform in general, and Toshiba wants to grow with it. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
With countless new models released every year, the robovac arms race seems happy to ignore features like battery life, storage capacity, and even price. What’s most important these days is how intelligently an autonomous vacuum can navigate its surroundings, so Toshiba’s crammed some 27 sensors into its new Torneo Robo, so it always knows what [...]
In June, Antiques Roadshow visited Birmingham, Alabama, my home for the last three years. I don’t own a Tiffany lamp or a 19th century Chesterfield sofa. I do, though, have a flatscreen television that’s ancient by consumer electronics standards. So that’s what I brought to be appraised. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
As technologies evolve, so does the language we use to describe them. Radio used to be called wireless telephone . Some people used to call the internet the catenet . But what do we call it when you’re talking with a person via video link? Is it videophone? Video chat? Skype? Read more… Continue Reading [...]
It’s easy enough to find ultra-fast SD cards—if you’ve got the cash —but super speedy microSD cards are harder to come by. No longer: Toshiba has just launched the world’s fastest, and it should breathe life into your compact mirrorless camera. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
Higher-end price gets you a solid machine with the proper specs and 9 hours of battery
Following up on an initial announcement at CES 2014, Toshiba has put its first Chromebook offering up for sale at its online store. Coming in at $299 it’s more expensive than the $279 price point we were told back in January, but isn’t far out of the realm of what Chromebooks being sold at currently.
For that price you’re getting a relatively run-of-the-mill looking laptop with a silver plastic frame, 13.3-inch 1366×768 display, an Intel Celeron 2955U processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB SSD, USB 3.0 and SDcard ports and all other standard appointments you expect for this class of device. Packing a larger screen than many of its competitors the Toshiba CB30-A3120 (great name) comes in at 3.3 lbs, which is a bit hefty but also gives it an expected 9 hours of battery life.
If you’re interested in checking out one of these new Toshiba Chromebooks — we certainly thought it was a pretty nice machine back at CES — you can do so direct from Toshiba at the link below. You’ll even get free shipping.
It’s a concept but it’s a super fun one. Toshiba’s shape-shifting concept 5-in-1 PC somehow manages to be a laptop, a tablet, a convertible tablet, a canvas, and a presentation TV-type device. A few of those five might be redundant (and/or useless), bu…
Toshiba has just announced a new camera module that allows users to refocus smartphone photos after they’re taken, like Lytro’s light field technology.Read more…
Clean lines and a larger display than most for $279.99
Toshiba today ahead of CES in Las Vegas unveiled its first foray into the Chromebook market. Simply referred to as the “Toshiba Chromebook” (which perhaps is better than some made-up name anyway), this guy’s essentially what we’ve seen (internally, anyway), from the Acer C720.
The $279 Chromebook sports a 13.3-inch display with a 1366 x 768 resolution, which isn’t going to win any awards anytime soon. It weights a mere 3.3 pounds, is powered by a Haswell-based Intel Celeron processor and rocks a couple gigabytes of RAM and a 16GB solid-state drive. Plus, you get 100GB of Google Drive storage. It also has a pair of USB 3.0 ports, a full-size HDMI port, SDcard reader, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi a/b/g/n.
The Toshiba Chromebook will be available starting February 16th.
This week marks the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), an orgy of gadgetry where companies big and small show off what we’re told is the latest in state-of-the-art technology. And yet the event has become so tiresome for some tech reporters that Wired went so far as to turn its coverage into a competitive reporter-vs-reporter “thunderdome” just to…
Toshiba is coming out with a Chromebook of its own. It’s slightly larger than the Pixel, and more than a whole thousand bucks cheaper. Read more…