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Hitachi develops AI and wearables to assist manufacturing workers

Japanese manufacturing giant Hitachi has teamed up with a German research institute to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) technology which can recognise workers’ actions in real-time using data collected through... Read More


‘Drone bees’ could help pollinate crops as natural population declines

Swarms of bio-inspired drones could be called upon to help fertilise wildflowers and crops, as the natural bee population teeters onto the list of endangered species. Around 70% of global... Read More


Sony to take £780mn goodwill charge on film business

Sony has warned that it will mark a 112.1bn yen (approx. £782mn) write-down on the value of its film business, blaming poor returns at the box office and a faster-than-expected... Read More


Huawei announces ground-breaking graphene-assisted Li-on battery

Huawei has announced a significant breakthrough in heat-resistant, long-life Lithium Ion (Li-on) battery technology, with a new prototype that can remain functional at environmental conditions up to 60°C (10°C higher... Read More


Hitachi launches open prototyping laboratory in Japan

Multi-national tech conglomerate Hitachi has announced the launch of an open laboratory for customer prototyping in Japan. The operation, which begins next month, and is a collaboration with the Yokohama... Read More


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