Local bookstore chain Dymocks has launched a digital book service, allowing users to downloads books off the internet, offering up to 13,000 audio books and 120,000 screen-readable digitised offerings.
A Sydney-based man who uploaded the first known pirated copy of The Simpsons Movie to the internet after recording it on his mobile phone has been fined $1,000, after his lawyer described him as having "the sophistication of a dead fish".
12 months after its SED flat panel debacle Canon has re-entered the flat panel market with the announcement that it plans to take a majority stake in Tokki, a supplier of flat panel-making equipment, for $69 million. It claims the investment is being made to speed up development of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels.
The worldwide consumer market has an enormous appetite for electrical gadgets, according to the latest figures from GfK's global office which suggests we could spend up to US$618.6 billion this year alone.
Australia's leading consumer electronic retailer Harvey Norman has moved quickly to replace Hitachi 1080i 50" plasma screens that were being sold as Full HD following complaints from consumers who claim that they were mislead by Hitachi advertising and marketing.
How could Hitachi which claims to be a leading consumer electronics company get the difference between 1080i and 1080p so wrong? We take a look at what other publishers and consumer electronic companies say on the issue.
Consumers are up in arms over Hitachi's decision to sell 1080i Plasma and LCD TVs as Full HD. Following our story last week when we revealed that Australia's largest retailer had demanded TV manufacturers clarify their Full HD TVs after Hitachi was caught passing off 1080i TV as being Full HD, several consumers and resellers of TVs have contacted SmartHouse highly critical of Hitachi's actions.