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Sharp to buy Toshiba’s PC business

Sharp, controlled by Foxconn Technology Group, plans to buy Toshiba’s PC business as its Taiwanese parent seeks to expand beyond contract manufacturing and build a brand of its own. Toshiba is selling 80% of the unit for

Tim Cook weighs Apple’s biggest deal yet

It’s been a busy week for Apple. While CEO Tim Cook showed off the 10th anniversary iPhone in California, his lieutenants worked half a world away on what may become the company’s largest deal ever. Apple is in talks to invest

Toshiba in dire straits

Toshiba warned on Tuesday about its ability to continue as going concern as it finally reported earnings for the third quarter, without getting auditor approval. The Japanese company had previously missed two

Gadgets & Reviews
Toshiba Kira review: pricey performer

Toshiba’s 2015 Kira is a beast of a laptop in a light and slim form factor that should appeal to Windows power users who don’t mind shelling out big money – R26 999 including VAT – for top-drawer performance. The Kira has a beautiful, all-metal design

PC sales set to bounce up

Is the PC market set for a comeback or is it a case of a dead cat bouncing? New research from International Data Corp (IDC) suggests that PC sales in the Middle East and Africa (including Turkey) will end a “dismal run” of seven consecutive quarters of year-on-year declines in the second quarter of 2014. According to IDC, PC sales

PC sales slump across Africa region

The personal computer business is in a poor state worldwide, and the Africa and Middle East region has not been shielded from the slump. The latest data from research firm International Data Corp (IDC) shows the PC shipments in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey declined by 14,3% year on year during the fourth quarter of 2014, to 4,5m

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Toshiba Excite 10: not too little, just too late

Android-powered tablet computers are getting better with each generation, and Toshiba’s are no exception. The AT300, also known as the Excite 10, improves on the uninspiring Thrive range that preceded it but this still feels like a device that’s trying to catch up with the opposition

Duncan McLeod
The future of television, now

The new year in technology starts off with a bang with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. As in 2012, a lot of focus at CES this year is on innovation in television as manufacturers push to enormous screens with much higher resolutions. There’s almost a sense of urgency

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Toshiba Portégé R830 review: not quite the Air

Just as every hardware manufacturer has leapt onto the tablet computer bandwagon with varying degrees of success, so, too, they’re racing to get ultraportable laptop computers to market. Toshiba’s latest offering, the Portégé R830, offers great competition in terms of price and features, even

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