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Samsung 2.5” 500GB HD drive among new storage solutions on show at CES

January 8, 2008 With the need for a fast, easy way to store, backup, share and transport data and multimedia files fueling explosive growth in the worldwide storage industry it is not surprising that companies are rolling out drives to fill this need at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be held in Las Vegas from January 7-10. Among them is Samsung's new Spinpoint M6 500GB, the world’s first 500GB 2.5” hard drive that fits in the industry’s standard 9.5mm height dimension.Read More

Automotive

Hitachi’s biometric steering wheel technology

November 1, 2007 Another technological gem to surface at the Tokyo Motor Show is Hitachi’s finger vein authentification steering wheel system. The potential for this biometric system goes way beyond the enhancement of vehicle security – not only does it provide driver verification in a fraction of a second just by gripping the steering wheel, it also paves the way for authorization of automatic payment in drive-thrus or for music downloads to increasingly sophisticated networked car audio systems. Read More

Computers

Hitachi flag 4TB Desktop PCs in 2011

October 16, 2007 The exponential growth of digital storage capacity continues unabated with news that Hitachi has developed recording heads up to 2,000 times smaller than the width of an average human hair – a nanotechnology breakthrough that is expected to quadruple current storage capacity limits to four terabytes (TB) on a desktop hard drive and one TB on a notebook hard drive.Read More

Electronics

Fujitsu advances color e-paper technology

October 10, 2007 Fujitsu has displayed the latest incarnation of its electronic paper products at CEATEC in Japan. Having previously unveiled flexible color e-paper, this year the company has changed the form factor into an "e-reader" - a prototype content browser the size of an A5 sheet of paper that’s lightweight, extremely portable and features a high-contrast, easy to read 4,096 color display with very long (up to 50 hours) battery life due to its ability to hold an image once it is displayed without drawing on any power.Read More

Digital Cameras

Hitachi’s Blu-ray Disc Camcorders

September 2, 2007 Officially announced just a month ago in Japan, Hitachi’s Blu-ray disc camcorders were one of the big hits at IFA this week. The camcorders use the world's highest resolution 5.3 megapixel CMOS sensor and store 1920x1080 Full HD video on 8cm Blu-ray disc media and hit stores across Europe in October. Two models will be available, both of which can output to display devices via HDMI port – one with a Blu-ray disc and Multiformat+ DVD burner drive that will store an hour of 1920x1080 footage; and the other a hybrid with the same drive plus a 30GB hard diskthat adds another four hours of full HD recording.Read More

Digital Cameras

Hitachi unveils the First Blu-Ray Disc Camcorder

August 2, 2007 Hitachi today unveiled the world’s first Blu-ray Disc (BD) Camcorder, which records one hour of 1920x1080 Full High-Definition video onto a BD (single side, single layer.) The new camcorders go on sale in Japan on August 30, and will be introduced into overseas market starting from October 2007. The new DZ-BD7H is a Hybrid Cam with a BD drive and a 30 gigabyte (GB) built-in hard disc drive (HDD) which can record approximately four hours of 1920x1080 full high-definition video, or up to eight hours of 1440x1080 high-definition video. It can also copy the contents from HDD to 8cm BD within the camcorder so that users do not need to use any external devices.Read More

Computers

Hitachi's One Terabyte Hard Drive

May 7, 2007 Hitachi’s Deskstar 7K1000, announced at CES 2007 as the world’s first one-terabyte hard drive has now been shipping for a month and inventories have reached critical mass. With a suggested retail price of US$400, the drive offers colossal storage capacity and is well-suited for high-performance, gaming and media center PCs and external storage devices. The drive uses perpendicular magnetic recording technology, allowing Hitachi to extend capacity beyond that available in current products. The hard drive features a 3.0Gb/s Serial-ATA (SATA) interface and large 32 MB data buffer to provide the performance required for high-end PC applications. Along with the Deskstar 7K1000 for the retail market, Hitachi has launched the CinemaStar version of the 1TB hard drive, which provides optimised capabilities specifically designed for digital video recording (DVR) applications.Read More

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