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Hoya sells off Pentax digital camera business

The company is selling Pentax to Ricoh in a deal reportedly worth $124 million. The deal is expected to close in October.

By Jul. 1, 2011


Hoya to assimilate Pentax

Hoya and Pentax have announced plans to merge

By Jan. 2, 2007


Firefighting robot can douse your flames for $96K

This tracked monster can spit out 600 gallons of water per minute and take on train wrecks. Just don't step on the hose.

By Oct. 4, 2012


Mini robot can cruise through burning buildings

A Korean firm is developing a reconnaissance robot that can enter burning buildings to check for people and gauge the danger level for firefighters.

By Oct. 7, 2009


Ricoh announces Leica M mount for GXR series

Although it sounds like putting a Lomo lens on a D3s, you'll be able to use Leica lenses on a GXR.

By Aug. 5, 2011


Report: Bill Murray to appear on Funny or Die

The video Web site started by comedian Will Ferrell and writers Adam McKay and Chris Henchy continues to score some big-name celebrities.

By Jun. 2, 2007


High-end Pentax 645D camera heads to Europe

The Hoya subsidiary announces at Photokina that it's bringing its medium-format 645D camera to Europe. Coming along is a more aggressive marketing stance.

By Sep. 23, 2010


Samsung outs its Micro Four Thirds competitor: Let the games begin

In a magazine interview, a Samsung exec announces Samsung's competing standard for interchangeable-lens snapshot cameras.

By Sep. 2, 2008


HBO knocks boxing match video out of the YouTube ring

After a YouTube user uploads video from Saturday night's pay-per-view fight, the cable network demands that the video-sharing site pull the footage.

By May. 8, 2007


Korea to build magic kingdom for robots

South Korea is getting ready to build a robot theme park that features reconstructions of robot-oriented movie sets, a robot arm ride, and even robot cashiers and performers.

By Feb. 17, 2010