It seems like those of us on the American side of the Pacific ocean are missing out on some fantastic innovations in air conditioning. In Japan, Hitachi is introducing a new wall-mounted unit packed with cameras and sensors that's able to redirect its chilly blasts towards people, parts of a room that are too warm,…
Today, the Japanese tech giant Hitachi announced a contract to build two of the fastest elevator in the world for a forthcoming skyscraper in China. Seems innocuous enough, right? But buried within the press release are a few fascinating details that illustrate how China's skyscraper boom is affecting the global…
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…
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…
Data, like all things, eventually dies. Your music, your movies, your documents, your files, your computer. You don't expect it to live forever but... what if it did? Hitachi claims that they've developed a new quartz glass plate that can store data forever.
Early this morning, Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi came out hand in hand to declare that they were merging their small screen divisions into one liquid crystal behemoth. The new entity will be known as Japan Display. And it's a good thing for you.
HItachi's latest screen—something that may pop up in future phones and other portable devices—combines everything you'd ever want (and didn't want) in one display. Meaning glasses-less 3D, 4.5 inch IPS-based LCD and a stunning 1280x720 resolution.
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.
Hitachi—the inventors of the IPS display technology used in the iPhone 4 and iPad—have developed a new capacitative touchscreen that allows for multitouch input with both fingers and synthetic, non-conductive materials like plastic pens or gloves.
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.
You've got to hand it to Hitachi: it's not easy to muster mass enthusiasm for external storage. So the LifeStudio hard drive line takes a new tack: piling on features until it doesn't feel like a hard drive anymore.
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.
This awkward-looking contraption can read your mind—sort of. It's an encephalometer from Hitatchi, and it measures the change in blood flow across your brain. You know what that makes it good for? Neuromarketing, apparently! And an old joke.
For those people who still have trouble figuring out which way to slide George into the vending machine, a prototype from Hitachi makes things a little simpler: it identifies caffeine-fiends by reading the pulse in their fingertips.
News just in—X tech company sues Y tech company! Except it's not that simple. Dell's actually filed a lawsuit against five manufacturers—Sharp, Hitachi, Toshiba, Seiko Epson and HannStar, for supposed price-fixing of LCD monitors.
Wireless HD TVs and Blu-ray players are far from standard, but that may change as a plethora of super fast millimeter wave chips—based upon a standard by the IEEE802 (Wi-Fi) board—are released later this year.
SSDs might be catching up to the trusty HDD in capacity, but this first-of-its-kind, 2-terabyte, 7200 RPM drive from Hitachi serves as a reminder that for speedy mass storage people can still afford, the old standby still remains king.
While Japanese banks have been using the technology for a few years, now Hitachi has introduced a vending machine that eschew coins and credit cards for the veins in your fingers.