Hitachi archive

  • World's fastest lift built by Hitachi, 95 floors in 43 seconds, 45mph average
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    World's fastest lift built by Hitachi, 95 floors in 43 seconds, 45mph average

    By 15 hours ago

    Hitachi is providing the lifts for the 1,700 feet high Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre currently under construction in China. And they will be the fastest in the world. Each lift will be capable of travelling an average speed of almost 45mph, from the first...

  • Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro pictures and hands-on
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    Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro pictures and hands-on

    By 7 November 2011

    We recently reviewed the Hitachi LifeStudio Desk Plus here on Pocket-lint; an external hard disk drive with plenty of bells and whistles, but if you want it simple, small and fast then the Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro could be more up your street.  Simple,...

  • Hitachi LifeStudio Desk Plus   review
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    Hitachi LifeStudio Desk Plus review

    By 17 August 2011

    Backing up your data is boring. We know. But it's a necessary part of our digital lives. So is there anyway of making it any more exciting? Hitachi hopes so and, as such, has released the LifeStudio Desk Plus - a portable hard disk drive with extras....

  • VIDEO: Hitachi shows off Minority Report style system
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    VIDEO: Hitachi shows off Minority Report style system

    By 28 July 2010

    Wow. This looks incredible. We recently told you about real-life Star Wars and real-life Harry Potter and now we bring you this video, courtesy of the guys over at Akihabara, which shows off the sort of hi-tech magic that was on show in the Tom Cruise...

  • Nokia sues 11 LCD manufacturers over price-fixing
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    Nokia sues 11 LCD manufacturers over price-fixing

    By 1 December 2009

    Nokia is suing a range of manufacturers to get back what it overpaid for displays up to 2006, thanks to illegal price-fixing rackets in the LCD and CRT markets. Samsung, LG, Sharp, Philips, Hitachi, Toshiba and others - some of which have been found guilty,...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Hitachi 1TB SimpleDrive for £67.72
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    Daily Tech Deal: Hitachi 1TB SimpleDrive for £67.72

    By 27 July 2009

    Today's tech deal brings you a hefty hard drive, which, although not the most exciting pieces of kit are none the less very popular. The Hitachi 1TB SimpleDrive is available from Dabs.com for a mere £67.72 with free delivery, coming with USB 2.0 connectivity...

  • "Javelin Trains" hit British railway
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    "Javelin Trains" hit British railway

    By 18 June 2009

    Southeastern has announced that the first passengers have travelled on its brand new, high speed "Javelin Trains". A special preview trip has whisked travellers from London to Kent at speeds of up to 140mph. The trains are based on technology developed...

  • Sony reports first annual loss in 14 years
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    Sony reports first annual loss in 14 years

    By 14 May 2009

    Sony has announced its first annual loss in 14 years, going $1 billion into the red. The company has also joined other Japanese heavyweights, like Toyota and Hitachi, in seeing a bleak outlook for the coming year. To help turn the business around, the...

  • Hitachi launches mobile with 3D display
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    Hitachi launches mobile with 3D display

    By 30 January 2009

    In Japan Hitachi has launched the Wooo H001, a clamshell mobile that offers a 3D parallax view. As well as displaying 3D content, apparently the phone can "convert" existing 2D pics by doing something clever to the perceived depth. It also features a...

  • Hitachi unveils CES showcase
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    Hitachi unveils CES showcase

    By 7 January 2009

    Hitachi has announced what it plans to unveil at this year's CES show under their "Style-Unlimited" theme. As well as new models available to consumers, Hitachi will showcase a 50-inch ultra thin 35mm plasma TV prototype and the next generation, even...

  • Hitachi launches GazoPa app for Facebook
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    Hitachi launches GazoPa app for Facebook

    By 11 December 2008

    Hitachi has released "GazoPa book" a new Facebook application that enables users to search for images using image recognition tech. The service will work both inside Facebook and on the web. What's particularly interesting about this release is that the...

  • Hitachi  CP-X809J projector aimed at pros
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    Hitachi CP-X809J projector aimed at pros

    By 17 November 2008

    The Hitachi CP-X809J is an inorganic panel based projector which delivers a whooping 5000 lumens brightness. This is thanks to a 275W lamp. Resolution-wise, you get 1024 x 768. But the projector also has a 1.2x zoom, Ethernet connectivity, power management,...

  • Hitachi UT42MX70U LCD television review
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    Hitachi UT42MX70U LCD television review

    By 28 October 2008

    Hitachi has been on a diet. In the wake of its 32-inch UT32MH40U, the Japanese brand’s Ultra Thin range has now been graced by this, the slimmest 42-inch flat TV around. And when we say flat, we really mean it. The depth of the UT42MX70U is a mere 35mm,...

  • Hitachi DZ-BD10HA Blu-ray camcorder announced
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    Hitachi DZ-BD10HA Blu-ray camcorder announced

    By 11 August 2008

    Hitachi has released a new Blu-ray compatible camcorder on Monday that promise to improve on last years model. Supposedly a step above from its predecessor announced last year, the new DZ-BD10HA from Hitachi boasts several new features and improvements....

  • Hitachi fattens up ultra-thin range with 47-inch TV
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    Hitachi fattens up ultra-thin range with 47-inch TV

    By 5 August 2008

    The 32-inch model arrived in the UK in May, but now Hitachi has launched two new, and bigger, Ultra Thin (UT) TVs to tempt us. The UT47-XP770 and UT47-XV700 should be available in September, although there is no confirmation as yet of a UK arrival date....

  • E-Ink display phones to launch
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    E-Ink display phones to launch

    By 24 July 2008

    E-Ink has announced on that both Casio and Hitachi will use its E Ink Vixplex Imaging Film for the outside displays of their new clamshell phones. Although it's unlikely these models will make it to the UK, it's a notable launch from the fact that they...

  • Blu-ray recorder for saving your treasured HD memories
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    Blu-ray recorder for saving your treasured HD memories

    By 20 May 2008

    The deets are a little sparse at the moment but it seems Toshiba has come up with a nice, simple way of getting your treasured memories off your HD camcorder and onto a Blu-ray disc. The DZ-WR90 is a Blu-ray recorder, which can be connected straight up...

  • Hitachi admits quarterly losses
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    Hitachi admits quarterly losses

    By 15 May 2008

    Japan's biggest industrial electronics company has been hit by slow television sales as people around the world, but especially in the US, tighten their belts amid fears of economic woes to come. Hitachi reported a quarterly net loss of 57.6 billion yen,...

  • Hitachi's ultra-thin LCD TV to launch in UK
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    Hitachi's ultra-thin LCD TV to launch in UK

    By 22 April 2008

    Comet are to be the one of the first retailers in the UK to stock what's being called Europe's thinnest television. The "next generation" in LCD technology from Hitachi offers an "ultra-thin" LCD flatscreen with a super-slim 35mm profile (minus the bezel)...

  • Hitachi unveils UT series of LCD panels
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    Hitachi unveils UT series of LCD panels

    By 21 February 2008

    Hitachi has announced a whole new range of flatscreen TVs, which are claimed to be 60% thinner than conventional models. The UT series have a 35mm profile and weighing as little as 10.9kg. They are claimed to be the first on the market to deliver 360...

  • Hitachi mobile with e-ink screen launches
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    Hitachi mobile with e-ink screen launches

    By 29 January 2008

    Hitachi's new "W61H" handset ain't-never-gonna launch in the UK, but we still thought it worth a mention for its striking looks. As well as all the other tech-spec that's de rigeur for a phone in Japan, it boasts an interesting 2.7-inch e-ink display...

  • CES 2008: Hitachi to Unveil New Line of Ultra Thin TVs at CES
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    CES 2008: Hitachi to Unveil New Line of Ultra Thin TVs at CES

    By 5 January 2008

    Hitachi has said it will be officially unveiling its new line of Ultra Thin LCD and Plasma televisions at CES in Las Vegas that promise to be just 1.5-inches thick in depth. The screens will be available in three screen sizes (32-inch, 37-inch and 42-inch)...

  • Hitachi plans to drop miniature hard drives
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    Hitachi plans to drop miniature hard drives

    By 3 January 2008

    The Japanese press is reporting that Hitachi is planning on dropping its miniature hard drives. According to Nikkei, the company is to stop making the drives that are used in digital music players and video cameras. It alleges that Hitachi has already...

  • Hitachi shows off new office-bot
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    Hitachi shows off new office-bot

    By 22 November 2007

    Hitachi recently revealed the "Excellent Mobility and Interactive Existence as Workmate", the second-gen version of its EMIEW office worker robot. We're not entirely sure of what the little fella is capable of, but it certainly beats the sullen temps...

  • Hitachi: We'll produce 4TB hard drives by 2011
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    Hitachi: We'll produce 4TB hard drives by 2011

    By 15 October 2007

    Hitachi has announced that they believe they will be capable of producing a 4TB hard drive by 2011. Thanks to a nanotechnology breakthrough, they've reduced the size of the read-write head of a hard drive to two thousand times smaller than the width of...