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Jay Alabaster is a reporter for IDG News Service based in Tokyo.

Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung posts record profit, but mobile slips despite Galaxy S4 launch

Samsung Electronics said sales and profits soared in the second quarter from a year ago, but increasing competition in smartphones hurt performance in its core mobile division.

Citadel malware active on 20,000 PCs in Japan, says Trend Micro

Citadel malware is installed on over 20,000 PCs in Japan and actively sending financial information it harvests to servers abroad, according to security software vendor Trend Micro.

HP, NEC join forces to develop next-generation x86 servers

Hewlett Packard and Japan's NEC will expand their existing partnership to develop high-end x86-based servers for cloud and Web applications.

Sony to sell 'world's first' SD card-based backup for PCs

Sony wants to simplify laptop backups.

Samsung 1TB SSD, the 840 Evo

Samsung unveils super duper high-speed 1TB SSDs

Samsung Electronics will offer a range of faster SSD drives for consumers from next month, including a zippy new 1TB drive meant for everyday use.