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  • Panasonic touts 3D Olympics film deal and HD 3D camcorder

    A handshake, but no shaky hand: Panasonic executives shook hands on a deal to broadcast the 2012 Olympics live in 3D, and unveiled the company's HDC-Z10000 3D video camera with image stabilization in a news conference ahead of the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) trade show in Berlin on Wednesday.

  • Panasonic reveals ruggedised Android tablet

    Panasonic joins the long list of notebook manufacturers getting into the tablet game. The company announced it would release its Toughbook Android tablet later this year.

  • Gadgets for cloud computing

    A flood of simple computing devices is hitting the market, aimed at pushing the cloud outside of the enterprise. Samsung and Acer have announced Chromebooks, which are light laptops for users who rely on the Internet for most of their computing. Startup ITWin is offering a USB device that helps users access files on remote computers over the Internet. Panasonic has shown a Viera tablet for its TV sets, which the company hopes will jumpstart its cloud services business.

  • Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 review

    Panasonic's Toughbook CF-C1 is a 12.1in laptop equipped a touchscreen. Its most important feature, however, is its semi-rugged design. It has a spill-resistant keyboard, which is great for caffeine addicted klutzes, it can survive 76cm drops, and the body can withstand more than 100kgs of pressure, according to Panasonic.

  • Perth school turns on interactive whiteboards

    Students at Hillside Christian College in Perth are now using a new interactive whiteboard solution won as part of a competition run by SPC and Goulburn Valley and Woolworths and supported by Panasonic Australia.

  • Asian tech companies chip in relief to Japan quake victims

    Technology companies across Asia have found ways to help people in Japan left devastated by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake last Friday, the 7-meter tsunami it spawned, and displacement caused by troubles at a nuclear power plant there.

  • UltraViolet could mean you'll really 'own' that movie

    A group of Hollywood studios and technology companies has come up with a system for buying digital movies and TV shows that's supposed to do away with the problem of content being locked to a narrow set of devices by the company that sold it.

  • 3DTV makers hope for a better 2011

    The "Avatar effect" that was supposed to make 3D TV so popular last year failed to materialize, but manufacturers, ever optimistic, say a wider selection of films and some modest technology improvements should make 2011 a better year.

  • Green gadget chargers go massive

    Markets for advanced charging technologies (including solar-powered handsets, solar chargers, wireless power units, fuel-cell battery charging products and public charging kiosks), worth about $1.5 billion in 2010, are forecast to grow at a robust Compound Annual Growth Rate of more than 86 percent to exceed $34 billion in 2015.

  • Panasonic goes green

    That "green" is the buzzword for all kinds of companies and organisations is not surprising but that a conglomerate like Panasonic is going all-out in terms of making their products more environmentally friendly is not so common still. PCWorld Middle East spoke with Anthony Peter, Associate Director, Direct Communications & Customer Care (DCCC) Group, Panasonic Marketing Middle East FZE about what green means for Panasonic.