Toshiba unveils latest in television technology
Toshiba Corp. has a new flat-panel television that delivers clear imagery comparable to the old-style cathode-ray tubes by using similar beam-emitting technology.
Unlike liquid-crystal and plasma displays popular in today's flat-panel TVs, images on the new panels don't get jagged even when relaying sports and other fast-moving objects.
The technology, called SED for surface-conduction electron-emitter display, is being developed by Toshiba and Japanese camera company Canon.
Toshiba plans to market SED TVs by April 2006 and says they will be compatible with next-generation DVDs called HD DVDs. The company also plans to sell liquid-crystal and plasma displays with SED technology meant for 40-inch and larger models.
KU law professor to speak at breakfast
The Kansas International breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Alvamar Country Club. Raj Bhala, the Rice distinguished professor at Kansas University School of Law, will be the guest speaker.
Bhala teaches courses in international trade regulation and Islamic law. His text, International Trade Law, is a leading casebook.
The cost is $15 and $10 for students. To make reservations, contact the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce at 865-4408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name that company
I used to be thought of as an electronics parts store, but I've become a major retailer of name-brand wireless communication products and other digital technology parts, products and services. In other words, I'm a good place to find electronic gadgets, gizmos and gifts. About 94 percent of all Americans live or work within five minutes of one of my roughly 7,000 stores or dealers. My tagline is, "You've got questions. We've got answers." Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, I rake in more than $4.5 billion annually. You might call me a wireless transmitter hut. Or a broadcast bungalow. Who am I?