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Hitachi Ropits Self-Driving Vehicle

03/12/2013, Hitachi has revealed a tiny single-seat vehicle called Ropits; that’s Robot for Personal Intelligent Transport System. Ropit is a robot vehicle that can pick up and drop off passengers independently. Just punch in the destination and it will take...

Hitachi bomb-detecting airport gate prototype unveiled

10/04/2012, Ever since 9/11 happened, those who travel by air often, especially to and within the US, have run into a heightened level of security at airports which involves taking off jackets, opening and powering up your notebook, removing of shoes and belts, and...

Hitachi claims to have “forever” data solution

09/24/2012, If there is a modern day problem when it comes to storing our data, it would be permanency, or rather, the lack of it. After all storage medium changes from time to time, requiring one to migrate files on the existing media to a new generation format. The...

Hitachi launches all-in-one data center service

05/07/2012, Just a few years ago, experts said that the future is in the cloud. That prediction turned out to be true after all. Hitachi seems to be headed in that direction as well. As Japanese companies like NTT Data and Fujitsu pushes its support for cloud-based...

Hitachi EMIEW 2 receives upgrades

02/22/2012, There is nothing quite like upgrades in robots to excite the robophile in you – although I am quite sure that if you were plugged in to the Matrix, you would have hated upgraded agents that Neo faced if you were not the One. I digress –...

Hitachi ships 4TB hard drives

12/11/2011, Hitachi had started to ship the first 4TB capacity hard drives in the world, never mind the fact that no press release was issued from Hitachi to date. According to Japanese site Akiba, someone had already spotted said hard drive on sale, where it will...

Hitachi and Sony team up on 4″ iOS device?

11/28/2011, Could this be true? Are Hitachi and Sony working together to deliver a new 4″ device that will run on iOS from Apple? Some have dubbed it to be the iPad 4, but who knows what it will be called, perhaps Apple sees the Galaxy Note as a true blue...

Hitachi full parallax 3D display offers mind bending visuals

10/04/2011, [CEATEC 2011] Remember how George Lucas had to figure out a way to film a 3D hologram when he made Star Wars, as R2-D2 played back a recording of Princess Leia’s distress call to Obi Wan Kenobi? I guess Artoo’s 3D hologram playback capability...

Hitachi introduces its first 4TB drives

09/08/2011, In this day and age, having 1TB of hard disk space is barely enough to keep up with the downloading habits of most people, and especially for professionals who editing high quality video and audio files. So it comes as no surprise when manufacturers are...

Hitachi crams 1TB into each platter

09/07/2011, Hitachi wants to push the boundaries of hard drive storage even further by introducing a new range of hard drives which are capable of stashing away 1TB of data onto individual spinning platters. This new technology enables Hitachi to churn out even...

Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi merge LCD operations

08/31/2011, Mergers often end up with some corners being cut (cost savings in corporate parlance), resulting in a leaner and often meaner entity. Of course, there will be collateral damage along the way, but then again that is to be expected. The latest news that is...

Hitachi to stop producing TVs

08/04/2011, Hitachi, a well known home electronics manufacturer, has announced that it will be leaving the TV production. It will stop producing TVs on its own and will be outsourcing the work to other countries instead. Its single flat panel production plant...