Panasonic Develops A Vacuum Cleaner That Picks Up Airpods From Train Tracks

Panasonic Develops A Vacuum Cleaner That Picks Up AirPods From Train Tracks

Given how small the AirPods are and the fact that they are completely wireless, it wouldn’t be surprising if they were easily lost or dropped. In fact, over in Japan, it was reported that over the course of three months, nearly one thousand earbuds were dropped onto train tracks, accounting for a quarter of all dropped items.

While the AirPods are small enough that they probably wouldn’t interfere with the trains, they are expensive and we imagine that people would love to be able to get their dropped AirPods back, which is why according to a report from Japan Times, Panasonic has apparently developed a special vacuum cleaner that has the ability to pick up these AirPods in a safe manner.

Panasonic Unveils Lumix Bgh1 Mirrorless Four Thirds Camera For Video

Panasonic Unveils Lumix BGH1 Mirrorless Four Thirds Camera For Video

There are many cameras in the market today, and for the most part, a lot of them look rather similar to each other. However, it seems that Panasonic wants to challenge the norm by unveiling the Lumix BGH1. As you can see in the photo above, this is a camera that sports a boxy-like design.

According to Panasonic, the Lumix BGH1 is a mirrorless four thirds camera that has apparently been designed for video in mind. The company envisions the camera being used together with other devices like drones, or being used in multi-camera setups, or even live streaming. So much so that Panasonic has actually included Power over Ethernet+, meaning that it can be powered by the same cable that it would use to connect to a network.

Toyota-panasonic Venture To Build Hybrid Batteries

Toyota-Panasonic venture to build hybrid batteries

TOKYO — A joint battery venture of Toyota and Panasonic on Tuesday said it will produce lithium-ion batteries for hybrid cars at a plant in Western Japan from 2022 to meet growing demand for electric vehicles (EV).

The production line at a Panasonic factory in Tokushima prefecture will have enough capacity to build batteries for around 500,000 vehicles a year, Prime Planet Energy & Solutions Inc said in a statement.

Panasonic Pulls Out Of Tesla Solar Plant In New York

Panasonic pulls out of Tesla solar plant in New York

TOKYO/LOS ANGELES — Panasonic will exit solar cell production at Tesla's New York plant, the latest sign of strain in a partnership where Panasonic's status as the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker's exclusive battery supplier is ending.

The move increases uncertainty over Tesla's solar business which is already under scrutiny, having been drastically scaled back since the U.S. firm bought it for $2.6 billion in 2016.