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Hitachi EMIEW 2 Gets Upgraded Voice Recognition and Driving Performance [Video]

Hitachi EMIEW 2 Gets Upgraded Voice Recognition and Driving Performance [Video]

We love when robots of yester-year get upgraded to today's standards. Especially when you think about the competition out there, upgrades are the only way to go. When it comes to the Hitachi EMIEW 2, it's been quite awhile since we've heard anything about the little guy. Thankfully, Hitachi didn't forget about it, and they've managed to plug the red 'bot with some much-needed upgrades, bringing the object of the future into the 21st century.

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Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 7mm-thick 320GB HDD slips out

Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 7mm-thick 320GB HDD slips out

Hitachi have unveiled their latest 2.5-inch hard-drive [Japanese pdf link], and it's the slimmest to-date.  The Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 is a mere 7mm thick and packs up to 320GB of storage on a 7,200rpm platter; there's also a Z5K320 version with a 5,400rpm platter.  The drives could be used in super-slim notebooks, offering greater capacity at relatively lower prices than SSD memory.

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Hitachi develops method of doubling battery life

Hitachi develops method of doubling battery life

Batteries are key to just about every one of the most beloved gadgets we all carry. We have batteries inside our phones, iPads, MP3 players, laptops, and a myriad of other gadgets. Rechargeable batteries are also prolific in electric and hybrid cars so any new process that promises twice the life for a rechargeable battery is a major victory. We typically think about run time when it comes to rechargeable batteries, but how long the batteries last is important as well.

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Nintendo 3DS could use Hitachi microlens 3D display?

Nintendo 3DS could use Hitachi microlens 3D display?

Just how does Nintendo plan on offering glasses-free 3D on the upcoming Nintendo 3DS handheld?  Since the company already sources its DSi LCD panels from Hitachi, one good guess is that they'll use that firm's so-called interactive autostereoscopic display technology.  Already seen in the KDDI Hitachi WOOO phone last year, the system uses a microlens array of tiny convex lenses lined up in columns across the underlying LCD panel.  Because the gamer's eyes look at the display from slightly different angles, different pixels can show slightly different content suited to each eye, creating a parallax effect.

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US DOJ subpoenas Hitachi, Toshiba, and Sony in antitrust investigation

US DOJ subpoenas Hitachi, Toshiba, and Sony in antitrust investigation

Antitrust investigations and allegations of price fixing are nothing new from Hitachi and Toshiba. Both firms were embroiled in the LCD price fixing scandal that resulted in some Japanese executives getting prison terms and the companies received massive fines. The US DOJ has now issued new subpoenas to Hitachi, Toshiba, and Sony in a new anti-trust investigation that centers on the optical drive units of each company.

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T-Mobile sending $100 gift card to Sidekick data-loss victims

T-Mobile sending $100 gift card to Sidekick data-loss victims

After admitting that they could have lost every scrap of Sidekick users' online data, T-Mobile USA are now following up on their promise of "additional measures" to make it up to affected customers.  The carrier is now more hopeful of restoring lost data than it was at the weekend - when it described the likelihood of recovery as "extremely low" - but any user facing a loss will automatically get a $100 T-Mobile gift card.

Hitachi announces new HDDs aimed at DVRs

Hitachi announces new HDDs aimed at DVRs

I love my DVR and out of all the tech innovations of the last decade, the DVR is right at the top of my most important list. I can’t imagine going back to a VCR or other system for recording shows. Hitachi has announced a couple new HDDs that will make DVRs even better.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 32 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 32 2009

The weekend is here again fellow geeks and geekettes so I am back with another week in review. Monday more rumors surfaced that has Apple launching that long anticipated tablet device this November. The rumors further claim that the tablet will be aimed at gaming and media use. Early this week Verizon cut the pricing on all its smartphones save a few of the new ones to $99. That makes us think lots of new smartphone hardware is on its way.

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