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From Silicon Valley to Mumbai, Sony to Samsung, the Asia-Pacific drives global technology today, which in turn increasingly influences local and international politics, economics and society. The Diplomat's Tech Biz blog looks at the products, the companies, the industries and the trends that make technology one of the most dynamic aspects of the region.

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Apple Unveils iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S at Cupertino HQ
September 10, 2013

Apple Unveils iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S at Cupertino HQ

As expected, Apple will offer a plastic model and a gold model with improved specs.

High-Tech Tokyo Taxis Will Sound an Alarm for Left-Behind Luggage
September 10, 2013

High-Tech Tokyo Taxis Will Sound an Alarm for Left-Behind Luggage

A camera system will alert Tokyo’s taxi passengers about forgotten items before they walk away.

China Mobile to Carry iPhone 5C
September 10, 2013

China Mobile to Carry iPhone 5C

A new report says the long-standing dispute between China’s largest carrier and Apple is coming to an end.

September 10, 2013

Will New iPhone Help Apple Challenge Android’s Dominance?

Android still tops the iOS, but the new iPhones could give Apple a boost.

Sony Japan Press Conference: PS4 Domestic Release, Redesigned Vita, Vita TV
September 09, 2013

Sony Japan Press Conference: PS4 Domestic Release, Redesigned Vita, Vita TV

Sony spills the beans on a new set-top box and a thinner, lighter Vita.

Lumia 1520 Leaks: Nokia’s Windows Phone 8-Powered Phablet
September 09, 2013

Lumia 1520 Leaks: Nokia’s Windows Phone 8-Powered Phablet

Consumers love oversized Android smartphones, but will they fall for Windows?

Panasonic Toughpad 4K: A 20-Inch Tablet with Ultra-HD Display
September 07, 2013

Panasonic Toughpad 4K: A 20-Inch Tablet with Ultra-HD Display

A new Panasonic slate continues the expensive 4K trend at IFA. It will cost $5900.

New Galaxy Note 10.1 vs. iPad 5: Full-Size Tablet Showdown
September 06, 2013

New Galaxy Note 10.1 vs. iPad 5: Full-Size Tablet Showdown

Fresh slates from Samsung and Apple will go head-to-head by year’s end.

LG-Made Nexus 5 May Have Appeared in FCC Authorization
September 06, 2013

LG-Made Nexus 5 May Have Appeared in FCC Authorization

Back plate photo aligns with recent Google HQ KitKat video slip-up.

UK to Prosecute Olympus for Fraud
September 05, 2013

UK to Prosecute Olympus for Fraud

Olympus sees its share price take a tumble as a scandal resurfaces.

Sony’s QX10 and QX100 Lens Cameras: Better than Point-and-Shoot?
September 05, 2013

Sony’s QX10 and QX100 Lens Cameras: Better than Point-and-Shoot?

Whether using Android or iOS, shutterbugs can snap away with Sony’s attachments.

Galaxy Gear Smartwatch at IFA: Is the Wrist Relevant Again?
September 05, 2013

Galaxy Gear Smartwatch at IFA: Is the Wrist Relevant Again?

Samsung throws down the gauntlet for an upcoming smartwatch showdown.

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