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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.

Hitachi UltraVision, Alpha HDTVs headed to US

Hitachi UltraVision, Alpha HDTVs headed to US

Hitachi announced today that they will be releasing several HDTV models in the U.S. as early as this month as a part of their UltraVision and Alpha lines, further rounding out the company's LCD offerings for this year.

The UltraVision series is set to have 1080p image quality and 120Hz panels. There will be three different models in this series include the L42S503, a 42-inch version which will go on sale next month for $999. The other two models are the L46S603 and the L55S603, which measure in at 46-inches and 55-inches, respectively and are set to be released in August and September for $1,299 and $1,799.

The Alpha series was also revealed today, and it's more for the budget-friendly crowd with 60Hz panels. This series contains just two models, the L32A403 and the L42A403. These TVs measure in at 32-inches and 42-inches, respectively and are set to be shipped this month for $499 and $849.

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