Hitachi can predict where and when crimes will occur by monitoring everything from the weather to Twitter

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In the  2002 Steven Spielberg movie, Minority Report, Chief John Anderton (played by Tom Cruise) says, “No doubt the precogs have already seen this.” In the movie Cruise plays the head of Washington, D.C.’s experimental “Precrime” crime-prediction department. The movie is based on Philip K. Dick’s 1956 short story (which is also now a new Fox TV series).

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Sony To Stop Manufacturing Floppy Discs After 30 Years

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Floppy go bye bye!

Remember Floppy discs? In case you haven’t noticed (like I didn’t), Sony is actually still making and selling those discs. But soon it’s time to say goodbye, as the company now said [JP] it will stop production in March next year. Sony rolled out the world’s first 3.5-inch floppy disc back in 1981. And believe it or not, even in 2008, the company could still sell 8.5 million units in Japan alone.

Not too surprisingly, Sony cites rapidly plunging demand as the reason (demand apparently peaked in 1995 and has shrunk more than 90% since)…

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Humanoid Robot That Distinguishes 3 Separate Voices Unveiled By Hitachi

Humanoid Robot That Distinguishes 3 Separate Voices Unveiled By Hitachi 

 Humanoid Robot – EMIEW2

It seems that with each passing day man is getting closer and closer to making a humanoid that would pretty much be everything that he is except being organic in nature. Not to say that we are getting close that at a rapid pace, but it might be not too far off from today. In a step forward Hitachi Ltd exhibited its second humanoid robot, “EMIEW2,” at Hitachi uValue Convention 2008, the company’s private show that took place from July 17 to 18, 2008, at Tokyo International Forum.

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