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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sony Open spotlights 3-D technology

Advertiser Staff and News Services

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Reporters from Japan record LPGA golfer Momoko Ueda's reaction as she watches a 3-D video of her swing at Waialae Country Club.

GREGORY YAMAMOTO | The Honolulu Advertiser

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Sony gave golf fans a glimpse of its new 3-D television technology during a demonstration yesterday at the Sony Open.

Footage of golfers at the tournament was filmed Tuesday using special 3-D cameras, and shown yesterday in the Sony tent at the Waialae Country Club.

Sony, which has suffered three consecutive quarterly losses, is hoping 3-D television technology will vault it back into a leadership position in consumer electronics.

Sony has persuaded both the PGA Tour and ESPN to begin taping and broadcasting events in 3-D.


Hawai'i's Better Business Bureau is accepting nominations for the 2010 Torch Awards.

The awards honor four small, medium and large businesses, and one public charity for their outstanding commitment to fair, honest, and ethical marketplace practices.

Entry forms are available on Hawai'i's BBB Web site, and the deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 26.

The BBB Torch Awards are open to all Hawai'i businesses and charities. BBB accreditation is not required to enter.

Finalists will be announced in late March, and winners will be announced at a luncheon on April 28.

For more information about the BBB Torch Awards, visit www.hawaii.bbb.org/torchawards or call 536-6956; Neighbor Islands call toll free at 877-222-6551.


Local telecommunications company Pacific Lightnet has changed its name to Wavecom Solutions.

The name change will coincide with Wavecom Solutions' intent to broaden the scope of its business to included managed services.

As part of the move, Wavecom Solutions hired industry veteran Simon Fiddian as its new chief technology officer. Fiddian previously worked at Telstra and BT.

Advertiser Staff