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  • If you’re flying via Haneda Airport, you can now ask this robot for directions

    If you’re flying via Haneda Airport, you can now ask this robot for directions

    Robots are friends! Or at least, at Haneda Airport if you see one of the little buddies above, you can feel confident approaching it and ask it for help. The Hitachi EMIEW3 humanoid robot begins its first proof-of-concept tests at the major international airport in Tokyo today, opening in Passenger Terminal 2 and providing helpful info to travellers in both English and Japanese. The EMIEW3 is… Read More

  • How Hardware-as-a-Service will save IoT Crunch Network

    How Hardware-as-a-Service will save IoT

    Here’s the dirty little secret about the Internet of Things: The things might not work, and you might not use them. As a consumer, many of your gadgets will collect dust tucked away in a drawer. As a business, many of your devices will not perform as well as expected, turning into maintenance-heavy money pits. Read More

  • Tapping Into The Emotional Internet Crunch Network

    Tapping Into The Emotional Internet

    Wearables currently decipher physiological biometrics — heart rate, pulse, caloric intake. But in the coming years, we’ll see emotion-sensing wearable technology that clues us into specific human emotions. When this data is shared across networks, we’ll enter the dawn of the “Emotional Internet.” Read More

  • Hitachi And Mitsubishi Stop Domestic Production Of TVs, Optical Discs

    Hitachi And Mitsubishi Stop Domestic Production Of TVs, Optical Discs

    Two big Japanese electronics companies, namely Hitachi and Mitsubishi, are to stop producing parts of their product portfolio domestically: Hitachi announced [JP] it will end production of plasma and LCD TVs in Japan, marketed under the Wooo brand, by September this year. The company owns a plant in Gifu prefecture in central Japan that churns out about 100,000 TVs per month (pictured: a… Read More

  • Japan Display, Inc.: Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi Finalize Deal To Merge Display Units

    Japan Display, Inc.: Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi Finalize Deal To Merge Display Units

    The deal has been in the making for months, but today Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi made the mega merger official. The three companies signed definitive agreements with the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) to integrate their small- and medium-sized display businesses. Under the deal, semi-public INCJ will hold 70% of Japan Display, Inc., a new company that will run the operations. Read More

  • Hitachi Updates Its Amazing Naked-Eye 3D Display Technology

    Hitachi Updates Its Amazing Naked-Eye 3D Display Technology

    The CEATEC 2011 exhibition in Japan is just one day away, and Hitachi is already showing one of its coolest products: the company has been working on glasses-free 3D projection systems for years and is apparently making progress. The newest version [JP] uses a set of 24 projectors, lenses, translucent half mirrors to superimpose 3D images on an object in the real-world. In the picture above… Read More

  • Hitachi Develops Low-Cost, High-Quality 4.5-Inch LCDs For Phones

    Hitachi Develops Low-Cost, High-Quality 4.5-Inch LCDs For Phones

    Back in February this year, Hitachi Displays took the wraps off a super-advanced LCD for smartphones that boasted a 4.5-inch IPS LCD with 720 x 1,280 resolution. Fast forward to today, and the company is now announcing [JP] the development of a very similar panel with (almost) the same quality that costs “10-20%” less than touch displays currently used in smartphones. This new… Read More

  • Sony, Hitachi And Toshiba Make Their LCD Business Merger Official

    Sony, Hitachi And Toshiba Make Their LCD Business Merger Official

    Yesterday, we reported about Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba planning to establish a joint venture for small and mid-size LCD panels in Japan. And today, the three companies, plus major shareholder Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, made the plan official. As reported, the semi-public organization will control 70% of the venture (to be set up by the end of the year), with the other… Read More

  • Sony, Hitachi And Toshiba To Merge Operations For Small And Mid-Sized LCDs

    Sony, Hitachi And Toshiba To Merge Operations For Small And Mid-Sized LCDs

    Quite big news from Sony, Hitachi, and Toshiba today: according to Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun [JP], the three companies today decided to merge their LCD businesses, at least for smaller and mid-sized screens used in smartphones, handheld gaming devices and tablets. If the report is to be believed, a joint venture will be set up by the end of the year. What’s interesting is that… Read More

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