Stories by Martyn Williams

Freed journalist tricked captors into Twitter access

A Japanese journalist freed over the weekend by captors in Afghanistan managed to send two Twitter messages before his release while teaching a captor how to access the Internet on a new cell phone, he said Tuesday.

Canon signals end of the road for SED TV dreams

Canon decided on Tuesday to liquidate a subsidiary developing a flat-panel display technology called SED, effectively bringing to an end once high hopes that the screens would replace LCD panels and plasma displays in living room TVs.

Sony to end floppy disk production

The floppy disk, already abandoned by most computer users, has been pushed closer to extinction by a Sony decision to end manufacturing of the storage media this early next year.

Sony to begin worldwide 3DTV launch in June

Sony will begin selling 3D TVs in Japan on June 10 and worldwide at about the same time, it said yesterday. The move follows similar statements from Panasonic and Samsung, which will both be selling 3D TVs in the US by the end of this week and worldw...

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