A week in tech

A round-up of all the latest tech news from around the region.

Japan

Hardware

- Materials and Energy Research Institute Tokyo has developed one of the smallest fuel cells ever created for a notebook computer, company sources said. The fuel cell can operate twice as long as lithium ion batteries of comparable storage capacity at room temperature. The institute needs to transfer the technology to overseas companies for commercialization. The fuel cell measures 3 x 2 x 0.1 cm and weighs 5 grams. Fifty cells are used to produce the 25 watts of power required by a notebook computer. In addition, peripheral equipment such as a device to supply fuel to the cells will also be needed. Casio Computer...

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