Toshiba's New Robovac Uses Three Times the Sensors for Less Collisions

With countless new models released every year, the robovac arms race seems happy to ignore features like battery life, storage capacity, and even price. What's most important these days is how intelligently an autonomous vacuum can navigate its surroundings, so Toshiba's crammed some 27 sensors into its new Torneo… » 8/27/14 10:09am Wednesday 10:09am

What's the Generic Word For Skype? Videophone? Video Chat?

As technologies evolve, so does the language we use to describe them. Radio used to be called wireless telephone. Some people used to call the internet the catenet. But what do we call it when you're talking with a person via video link? Is it videophone? Video chat? Skype? » 7/31/14 6:07pm 7/31/14 6:07pm

Toshiba Crammed 5 Computers in Its Shape-Shifting Concept 5-in-1 PC

It's a concept but it's a super fun one. Toshiba's shape-shifting concept 5-in-1 PC somehow manages to be a laptop, a tablet, a convertible tablet, a canvas, and a presentation TV-type device. A few of those five might be redundant (and/or useless), but it's pretty freaking sweet to see one computer try to be… » 1/07/14 5:23pm 1/07/14 5:23pm

The Laptops Worth Your Money

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Toshiba KiraBook Hands On: Is an Amazing Screen Enough to Make a…

Toshiba is taking aim at the MacBook Air. We know this not because its new KiraBook ultraportable, with its 13-inch 2560x1440 display, resembles an MBA—it doesn't, really—but because, over and over, Toshiba referenced ways it's better than or on par with a MacBook Air, as reps explained how the company's focus with… » 4/17/13 2:34pm 4/17/13 2:34pm

A Gentle Tap Is All That's Needed To Open This Fridge's Doors

Popping into the fridge for a quick snack isn't that difficult a chore, so why would anyone need an icebox with auto-opening doors? Well imagine yourself needing one last ingredient while your hands are covered in whatever you're baking, and you'll realize the genius of Toshiba's Vegeta line of refrigerators. » 1/18/13 9:30am 1/18/13 9:30am

This Chunky Four-Legged Robot Scopes Out Danger So You Don't Have To

When disaster strikes, there are places you—no human, really—wants to be. After the Fukushima disaster, for example, there was tons of fatally radioactive ground where no sane man would dare venture. And with inventions like Toshiba's new quadroped, disaster-investigating robot, they wouldn't have to. » 11/25/12 12:00pm 11/25/12 12:00pm