06/01/2010, It might seem like an unusual combination to many folks, but Hitachi-LG has unveiled its HyDrive optical disk drive/solid state disk (OD/SSD) at Computex. The goal of this design is obviously to reduce the space requirements for compact systems such as notebooks. The current model offers 32GB or 64GB of NAND flash memory and also offers a Blu-ray drive. The SSD boasts a read and write speed of 175MB/sec and […]
05/18/2010, Hitachi’s Wooo XP05 series will benefit from two more models that feature a 42″ backlight LED HDTV that boasts full HD resolution at 1,920 × 1,080 pixels, alongside a system that is touted to sharpen the picture expressions while reducing unnecessary glare. Apart from that, the image engine comes with “Picture Master FULL HD2” that will rely on image recognition processing to adjust the brightness accordingly with each scene shown, […]
05/17/2010, KDDI, Japan’s second largest mobile company, has unveiled 10 new cell phones in its summer line-up, and as usual for phones from Japan, they’re touting 12-13 megapixel cameras, and that’s making us drool. We’re not entirely sure why the majority of them are waterproof, but maybe folks over there are prone to dropping their cell phones into puddles? Models include:
05/06/2010, Hitachi has four more projectors that are ready to hit the market, with the CP-X3011N, CP-X4011N, CP-2511N and CP-X2011N all being prepped for a general release. You will find it rather surprising that Hitachi uses the same design, features and connectivity options on all four – what is this, a case of quadtuplets? Of course, there will be minor variations between the models with its brightness level and contrast ratio […]
04/05/2010, Hitachi has apparently come up with a technology that is able to double the usable lifetime of a lithium-ion battery, which will certainly be welcome by all consumers all around. The method that Hitachi uses will extend the life of the manganese cathodes inside a cell, resulting in the batteries being able to achieve a lifespan of 10 years before needing to be replaced. The additional benefit of this new […]
03/30/2010, Looks like you might be able to purchase a can of Coke using nothing but your finger the next time round, thanks to Hitachi’s “finger vein authentication” (VeinID) technology. This biometric system will rely on finger pulse recognition to find out your identity, and is safe, convenient and efficient since there aren’t any more pesky passwords or PIN numbers to remember – just place your finger and voila! If you […]
02/03/2010, Hitachi could potentially achieve a revolutionary breakthrough by increasing hard drive capacity by up to five times, thanks to a new technology that crams in 2.5 Terabits of data per square inch. This is made possible based on a heat-assisted magnetic recording system, which is much more potent compared to current perpendicular magnetic recording technology which achieves 1 terabits per square inch density. No idea on when Hitachi will release […]
01/31/2010, Looks like Japanese manufacturers (Hitachi, Panasonic and Toshiba) are gearing up to develop their own millimeter-wave communication ICs. They’re independently developing 60GHz-waveband radio frequency (RF) transceiver ICs, and if everything goes according to plan, the first products could appear as early as the second half of 2010. The benefit of the 60GHz band is that it can utilize a frequency bandwidth of about 7GHz, allowing it to assure high-speed throughput […]
01/26/2010, Do you think that LCD TVs can still improve? Well, a Japanese company called Zeon claims that it will be able to do so, thanks to a film it has developed for the polarizing plates of LCD screens, which would boost picture contrast significantly. This phase difference film is made from Cyclo Olefin Polymer, making it suitable for LCD TVs based on an in-plane-switching (IPS) technology, which is used by […]
01/25/2010, Hitachi’s latest LCD TVs from the Wooo range would be the L26-HP05 and L22-HP05, where they will be out this coming March 3rd in Japan while retailing for €845 and €995, respectively. Both models will feature a 250GB hard drive that lets you record TV programs which you will miss during the course of a day, while other specifications include a couple of BS/110°CS digital TV tuners, 1,366 x 768 […]
01/16/2010, Hitachi America has introduced its CP-DW10N 3LCD projector, boasting short throw capabilities, as well as networking functionality and widescreen display. One of the more useful features of this projector is its short throw distance of 3 feet, allowing you to project to an 87-inch interactive whiteboard from a distance of 37-inches. Thanks to its networking functionality, it can be controlled and maintained remotely, as well as controlling multiple projectors in […]
12/11/2009, ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute) is currently collaborating with Hitachi, Toshiba, NEC, NTT and Mitsubishi, where this alliance is collectively known as Network Robot Forum, with the aim of developing an assisted living platform which uses a network of robots to function in tandem in order to achieve what a solitary robot can’t. Great, first they gain consciousness, now they have a collective Zerg mindset? Guess humanity will be doomed […]
11/16/2009, Hitachi has introduced its latest 2TB storage device known as the SimpleDrive. Coming in a sleek anodized aluminum desktop enclosure, it will sit vertically to take up as little desk space as possible. Of course, if $249.99 2TB is not your cup of tea, you can always settle for 500GB and 1TB capacities which retail for $99.99 and $129.99, respectively. Each purchase will be accompanied by Hitachi’s Auto Backup software.
11/11/2009, The Hitachi EMIEW (Excellent Mobility and Interactive Existence as Work-mate) moves about on its wheels, relying on technology that can be found in the Segway as well. This allows it to zip about robustly compared to bipedal robots, hitting a maximum speed of 3.7mph with a reaction time of 100 miliseconds. The EMIEW has been usurped by its newer sibling, the EMIEW 2 which brings better technology to the table.