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Vaio Is Planning To Merge With Toshiba And Fujitsu To Create A 'PC Giant'

The Sony spin-off Vaio has announced that it plans to merge with the computer divisions of its rivals Toshiba and Fujitsu as early as next month to form a Japanese “PC giant”.

Liquid-Cooling For Seriously Overkill Smartphones

Are you worried about the classic hot smartphone problem? Into overclocking your pocket PC? If you are, you’ll be thrilled about Fujitsu’s new technology for a liquid-cooled smartphone. It’s a bit like putting your car’s radiator into your phone — a cool idea even if you probably wouldn’t need it.

Kinect Is Going To Watch How You Browse, Not Just What You Buy

There are endless metrics a store has access to when it comes to when, what and who is buying merchandise. But, surprisingly, there’s not a heck of a lot of data on why a customer decides not to buy something. So Fujitsu is hoping its new Kinect-based research tool provides more insight into how customers browse, and why they may decide against a purchase.

Turn A Printed Page Into A Touchscreen With This Brilliant Concept

Realising that the oft-promised ‘paperless office’ may never actually come to fruition, researchers at Fujitsu are working on a backup plan that gives printed documents similar tablet-like touchscreen functionality. Using a tabletop projector, webcam and other sensors, the system can precisely detect finger movements and motion in 3D.

New Tablet Camera Tech Conjures Up An Invisible Keyboard

Relying on your tablet’s on-screen keyboard saves you from having to carry clunky accessories, but it also gobbles up a good chunk of usable screen real estate. So Fujitsu researchers are working on a happy medium that uses the tablet’s camera to track your finger movements on a desk, as if you were typing away on an invisible keyboard.

Subliminal Flickering Extends TV Ads To Your Phone

The idea of an interactive TV experience where additional information about a show or a product could be simultaneously accessed on another device has been tossed around for a while. But Fujitsu’s new subliminal transmission technology might finally make it an easy and unobtrusive reality.

Getty Images Will Take A 20-Gigapixel Image Of The 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

If you know a friend who is going to the London 2012 Opening Ceremony in London, you might want to remind them to wear their Sunday best. Getty Images and Fujitsu are building a camera rig in the stadium where the ceremony is to be held so that they can capture and stitch together an image that, when completed, will be 20-gigapixels in size and will see individual members of the crowd identified at full zoom. Creepy.

Poll: Who Makes The Most Desirable Laptops?

We’ve written laptop buying guides and debated which laptops and ultrabooks might just be the most stylish. But what Giz really wants to know is… which laptop brand do you think, right now, is the most desirable? That ‘it factor‘ combination of design, quality, cool and lust-worthiness.

Fujitsu's New Laptops Could Surely Double As Kitchen Utensils

Whether you need to surf the web, watch a movie, dice some tomatoes or cut a man in half, Fujitsu’s new range of super-thin ultrabooks should meet your needs.

Double-Sided, Transparent Touchscreens Might Be The Future Of Gadgets After All

When transparent LCD technology started popping up as consumer tech prototypes a few years ago, it was quickly dismissed as gimmick, or something for a marketing kiosk. But looking at this touchscreen concept from Fujitsu — which is double-sided and transparent — makes you wonder if there is hope for this tech yet.

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