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  • *Smelling smartphones still a decade away. *Potential uses in health, food, hygiene, security. SINGAPORE, June 23- Phones or watches may be smart enough to detect sound, light, motion, touch, direction, acceleration and even the weather, but they can't smell.

  • *Smelling smartphones still a decade away. *Potential uses in health, food, hygiene, security. SINGAPORE, June 23- Phones or watches may be smart enough to detect sound, light, motion, touch, direction, acceleration and even the weather, but they can't smell.

  • *Smelling smartphones still a decade away. *Potential uses in health, food, hygiene, security. SINGAPORE, June 23- Phones or watches may be smart enough to detect sound, light, motion, touch, direction, acceleration and even the weather, but they can't smell.

  • JAKARTA, June 22- Sentiment at Asia's biggest companies climbed to its highest in a year in the second quarter of 2016, helped by signs that China's economy was slowly steadying, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed. During the quarter, China reported a marginal decline in May imports that was far less than market expectations, reflecting a pick-up in...

  • TAIPEI, June 22- Taiwan stocks fell on Wednesday on profit-taking after three sessions of gains and caution ahead of Britain's EU referendum later this week. Hon Hai, which goes by the trade name of Foxconn, is holding its annual general meeting on Wednesday, an event where founder Terry Gou directly speaks to retail investors and answers their questions.

  • SEOUL, June 21- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's top smartphone maker, said on Tuesday it plans to invest about $1.2 billion in the United States over the next four years on so-called internet of things technologies. In a statement, Samsung said it will make the investments through its Silicon Valley arms such as the Samsung Global Innovation Center in...

  • SUWON, South Korea, June 21- Trailing its rivals after misplaced bets on wireless technology standards, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd aims to become a global top-three player in 5 G mobile networks by moving quickly in markets like the United States, an executive said. The world's top smartphone maker ranks well behind peers such as Nokia Corp, Huawei Technologies...

  • TAIPEI, June 21- Taiwan stocks rose on Tuesday with gains in regional markets supporting buying at home even as export orders for May showed an expected fall. Tech shares posted gains with smartphone firm HTC up 3.4 percent while electronics maker Hon Hai gained 0.6 percent. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.009 to T $32.265 per U.S. dollar.

  • TAIPEI, June 20- Taiwan stocks rose in line with regional sentiment on Monday, but a volatile week is expected as uncertainties in Europe and at home fray investors' nerves. Later this week Britain votes on whether to remain in the European Union, an event that DBS economists said has heightened volatility in global financial markets and, if the situation worsens,...

  • *HMI shares rise by maximum daily limit in Taipei. June 16- Chipmaking equipment giant ASML Holdings NV has agreed to buy Taiwanese peer Hermes Microvision Inc for about T $100 billion in a deal to boost their firepower in high-tech services for semiconductor makers. The transaction, announced in a joint statement, comes as firms like Taiwan Semiconductor...

  • By Makiko Yamazaki and Kentaro Hamada. TOKYO, June 16- A glimmer of light for Japan's battered electronics sector: while Sharp Corp and Japan Display Inc lag South Korean rivals in making organic light emitting diode screens, some smaller Japanese equipment makers are booming in niche areas further up the OLED manufacturing process. Already, some less...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 15- Virtual reality has yet to take off with the bulk of video gamers, but the industry is doubling down on its bet that one day it will. At the annual E3 video game showcase in Los Angeles this week, attendees strapped on VR headsets to peer into fantasy worlds, battle robotic creatures and command starships. "This is clearly the coming-out party for VR,"...

  • *STMicro to scrap $5 bln India chip plant-govt officials. *India now seeks to attract low-tech component firms-officials. MUMBAI, June 15- India's ambitious plan to be a major player in semiconductors, taking on the Chinese and churning out locally-made chips for a new generation of smartphone users, has proved to be a little too ambitious.

  • HELSINKI, June 14- Finland, whose once-renowned technology sector shed 15,000 jobs with the demise of Nokia's mobile phone business, is struggling to fill thousands of vacancies for software developers because it lacks people with the right skills. "We want the best game developers working for us, but not all of them can come from Finland," said Ilkka Paananen,...

  • June 13- Microsoft Corp unveiled' Project Scorpio', a new Xbox console that will support ultra-high resolution gaming and virtual reality, while also launching a slimmer version of its Xbox One console at the video game conference E3 in Los Angeles on Monday. Sony Corp also said at the conference it would launch its virtual reality headset for PlayStation in the...

  • TAIPEI, June 13- Taiwan stocks were down sharply by midday on Monday, tracking regional stocks lower on global uncertainties. Taiwan's financial markets were shut on Thursday and Friday for the Dragon Boat Festival. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.193 to T $32.418 per U.S. dollar.

  • June 9- Facebook Inc on Thursday launched a feature that allows users to upload photos with 360- degree views. Apart from photos taken from 360- degree cameras, panoramic photos taken on a mobile phone can be converted to a 360- degree view on the newsfeed, the company said on Thursday. The photos can also be seen in virtual reality compatible devices, Facebook said.

  • BERLIN, June 8- German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought on Wednesday to lower expectations for a free trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, saying a final decision would be based on whether it benefited Europe or not. EU politicians have become less optimistic about concluding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment...

  • BERLIN, June 8- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union must secure an ambitious TTIP trade deal with the United States but in the end, Europe must decide whether any agreement would benefit the bloc. On the other hand we must not ratchet up expectations too high, "Merkel said at an event hosted by Germany's electronics sector association.

  • *To meet Mizuho, SMBC& Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank on Wed-sources. TOKYO, June 8- Japan Display Inc's top investor, the state-backed Innovation Network Corp of Japan, is set to meet with Mizuho Bank and other lenders on Wednesday to discuss the health of the smartphone display maker, people familiar with the matter said. Mizuho Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp and...