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4K Ultra HD Hitachi Roku TVs ship this week

4K Ultra HD Hitachi Roku TVs ship this week

Back in June, we talked a bit about the new Hitachi HD and 4K Roku smart TVs that would be landing in stores around the US this fall. The fall is here and this week is the week that the new 4K Ultra HD Hitachi Roku TV will launch in the US. There will be three new TV models for shoppers to choose from that run the Roku OS.

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Hitachi EMIEW3 customer service robot runs on a ‘remote brain’

Hitachi EMIEW3 customer service robot runs on a ‘remote brain’

Hitachi has a new robot, and it’s poised to take on Softbank’s Pepper. The new robot is called EMIEW3, which doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, and it’s humanoid in shape with a “remote brain” platform. The robot — or some future version of it — could be deployed in stores to seek and approach customers, offering assistance when applicable. The original version of this robot, EMIEW, was introduced in 2005.

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Hitachi whole home wireless speakers powered by AllPlay

Hitachi whole home wireless speakers powered by AllPlay

Hitachi has stepped into the whole home audio market with a trio of new wireless speakers that will bring your favorite music to any room of your home or office. The three speakers are WiFi enabled and all are powered by AllPlay technology under the hood from Qualcomm. All three of the wireless speaker solutions support streaming music via WiFi from both iOS and Android platforms.

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Qualcomm’s wireless music tweak needs to be in all speakers

Qualcomm’s wireless music tweak needs to be in all speakers

Wireless speakers have traditionally fallen into one of two camps, either Bluetooth or WiFi, but Qualcomm is aiming to harmonize the two. The newest version of Qualcomm AllPlay now supports Bluetooth to WiFi re-streaming, allowing music piped from a smartphone or tablet to a Bluetooth speaker to them be funneled to further WiFi-connected speakers, with all zones fully synchronized.

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Hitachi introduces Ropits, a robotic single passenger car

Hitachi introduces Ropits, a robotic single passenger car

Hitachi has unveiled its Ropits single passenger robot car, which looks like a Fisher Price Cozy Coupe for adults and does the driving all on its own. The name and style prompt one to think of a science fiction contraption, but it's the vehicle's autonomic functionality that truly brings the idea of “futuristic” to the forefront.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 8, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 8, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone - just one more work day to go and we'll have arrived at the weekend once again. This afternoon we received more information about that massive Twitter password reset that occurred earlier in the day, while we learned that a number of Windows Phone 8 handsets will be available to order at both Verizon and AT&T tomorrow, including the HTC Windows Phone 8X. Verizon is expecting to complete its roll out of 4G LTE by mid-2013, while we learned that Grand Theft Auto V will feature Rockstar's biggest in-game world yet.

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Hitachi reveals full Fall 3D Smart TV and HDTV lineup

Hitachi reveals full Fall 3D Smart TV and HDTV lineup

Welcome to the Autumn show with Hitachi for their full 3D Smart TV and next-generation HDTV lineup. This time they're coming in hard with a selection of televisions that are strongly considering blowing your socks off, all with a pointed suggestion that you buy a ROKU to go along with them (ROKU-ready streaming options they say.) This collection has both an ULTRAVISION UltraThin LED Series and a Value Series to speak of - going all out!

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Hitachi reveals new bomb-detecting airport gate prototype

Hitachi reveals new bomb-detecting airport gate prototype

Travelling by air is something of a hassle these days. Airports are filled with metal detectors, x-ray scanners, and TSA agents who won't hesitate to put you through a pat down if they think you've got something hiding under those clothes of yours. Hitachi is adding one more step to the airport security process with a new prototype gate that sniffs for bombs, but here's the kicker: it won't delay you longer than a second or two.

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Surveillance camera touts 1 second 36 million face matching

Surveillance camera touts 1 second 36 million face matching

What if you wanted to see who was standing outside your front door and happened to have a library of faces that spanned 36 million or more? How about if you had a camera whose backup computer was able to search through those faces in a matter of micro-seconds? A camera just such as this has been created by Hitachi Kokusai Electric and does claim to be able to look at footage of a person, be it either still or video, and match it up from its own library of 36 million faces in one second.

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FTC: Western Digital must sell Hitachi assets to Toshiba

FTC: Western Digital must sell Hitachi assets to Toshiba

While most consumers have been lamenting the high price of hard drives after the floods in Thailand last year, lack of competition is always a cause for concern in the market. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission have taken steps to ensure that doesn’t happen with Western Digital’s recent acquisition of Hitachi.

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LG and Hitachi join forces for clean water initiative

LG and Hitachi join forces for clean water initiative

Both Hitachi Plant Technologies and LG Electronics have expressed their love for the environment and have teamed up to bring a brand new water treatment company to the forefront, this company starting up operations on the first of February, 2012. This new company will be named LH-Hitachi Water Solutions Co., Ltd., and will play what they hope is a significant role in the rapidly growing industry of water treatment. What we're hoping is that this will also bring more attention to the face that, believe it or not, not everyone in the world has access to safe and clean water, this being one of the biggest reasons why disease still runs rampant throughout the earth.

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Hitachi moves LCD TV production away from Japan

Hitachi moves LCD TV production away from Japan

Hitachi and many of the other LCD TV firms in the tech world are having a hard time making the money the segment once turned. The problem is that the purchase of TVs is sagging, and the industry is still recovering in the wake of the price fixing fines that totaled hundreds of millions of dollars. Hitachi has announced today that it will be moving its LCD TV production outside of Japan.

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