Big Bertha Is Digging Seattle's Massive Underground Freeway

The 2001 earthquake that brought down a length of State Route 99 running through downtown Seattle was a measly 6.8 on the Richter scale. But rather than rebuild the Alaska Viaduct, as the double-decker section was known, city officials instead decided to take the freeway underground in their very own Big Dig. To do so, … » 7/05/13 4:30pm 7/05/13 4:30pm

What If Your Boarding Gate Doubled As a Bomb Detector?

Just when you thought you were free of airport security checkpoints once you reached your gate, Hitachi wants to make that the last line of defence for explosives detection. Working with the Nippon Signal Company and the University of Yamanashi it's developed a high-speed gate detector that gives one last sniff for… » 10/03/12 4:00pm 10/03/12 4:00pm

Hitachi G-Connect: A Wireless Hard Drive and Router for Your iPhone…

Like the Seagate GoFlex Satellite hard drive before it, Hitachi's G-Connect can act as expandable wireless storage for your mobile device. It can store 500 gigs and even has an ethernet port to turn itself into a router. » 6/22/11 8:54am 6/22/11 8:54am

New York Suing LCD Makers Over Price Fixing Concerns

New York State filed suit today against several of the largest LCD manufacturers, citing concerns of price fixing schemes. Those under scrutiny include Sharp, LG, Hitachi and Samsung—the latter being the most popular LCD brand in the country. » 8/06/10 4:02pm 8/06/10 4:02pm

Hitachi's World's Fastest 7mm Drives Perfect For Super-Slim Laptops

Ignoring for a moment that Hitachi appears to have used a male model with fake fingernails, this Z-series HDD boast the privilege of (currently) being the fastest 7mm drive around—and comes in capacities of 160GB, 250GB and 320GB. » 6/01/10 5:59am 6/01/10 5:59am