Author: Dave Conabree

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Intel Shows Legend PC Equipped with 3GHz Pentium 4

Intel Corp. demonstrated a personal computer equipped with a Pentium 4 microprocessor running at 3GHz on April 17 at the Intel Developer Forum 2002 Spring Japan held in Chiba. William Siu, vice president and general manager of Intel’s desktop platform group, made the demonstration in his keynote lecture. The current maximum operating frequency of Pentium […]

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Speak Freely with Jabra’s New Headset

Jabra’s new FreeSpeak Bluetooth headset is one of the smallest and most elegant to be announced to date – and fortunately, it comes with a price that matches the size. 2002 is truly becoming the year that Bluetooth finally arrived, with products of all kinds suddenly appearing making use of the technology, from handhelds to […]

REVIEWS
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Review: Kyocera Thinkoutside

When the QCP-6035 became available I was the very first one in line to get my hands on the Palm/Phone combo. Love that phone as I do though, Graffiti has just never been a workable solution for any decent amount of data input. So I suffered for a bit and still carried my laptop for […]

LAPTOPS
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OQO Announces First Ultra-Personal Computer

Today at the Microsoft Corp. Windows Hardware Engineering Conference 2002 (WinHEC 2002) announced the world’s first ultra-personal computer, representing a new PC category that could transform personal computing the same way the cell phone has revolutionized telecommunications. OQO’s first product is a highly functional and versatile handheld wireless computer that easily becomes a notebook or […]

Social Media
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Intel Introduces World’s Highest Performance Flash Memory

Intel Corporation today introduced the world’s highest performance flash memory for cell phones and detailed innovative flash memory packaging techniques. The Intel® 1.8 Volt Wireless Flash memory is built on Intel’s industry-leading 0.13 micron process technology and is up to four times faster than existing flash solutions. This increased performance results in higher data throughput […]

REVIEWS
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Universal Electronics Midas Remote Control Watch Review

You get to play with allot of serious gear in this job but sometimes you just want to have some fun. As such, the folks at Universal Electronics sent me their Midas Remote Control Watch. As the name implies, the watch doubles as a remote control for my TV & Cable box. It is only […]

blackberry
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Rogers AT&T Wireless First To Introduce New BlackBerry 5810 With Wireless Data And Voice Services In Canada

Rogers AT&T Wireless and Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM – news; TSE: RIM – news) today announced the arrival of the highly anticipated BlackBerry 5810 Wireless Handheld(TM) through Rogers AT&T Wireless in Canada. The Java(TM)-based BlackBerry 5810(TM) operates on the extensive Rogers AT&T Wireless GSM/GPRS network. Developed by RIM, the BlackBerry 5810 from […]

TABLETS
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Kontron Starts a ReVolution: A Rugged Laptop and Tablet in One

People who work everyday with computers in the field face many choices. Today, there are more mobile computing options than ever. New technologies are converging, with exciting combinations of features, applications and value from which to choose. Answering questions about types of laptop, notebook or tablet, just got a lot easier, thanks to the new […]

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PowerMate USB Volume Knob

PowerMate is the coolest volume knob your Mac has ever seen – and so much more. Use it to edit iMovies or scroll through long documents and web pages. Best of all, PowerMate is an assignable controller. Program it to do anything you want in any application. Customize it to your own needs and get […]

cool-tech
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ARM, Imagination Technologies and Superscape Collaborate To Deliver Seamless 3D User Experiences On Wireless Devices

ARM, the industry’s leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor solutions, Imagination Technologies, developers of the PowerVR range of 3D, video and graphics IP cores, and Superscape plc, the software technology company specializing in interactive 3D for mobile platforms, today announced that they are collaborating to develop and deliver powerful, seamless 3D experiences to users […]

MP3
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SP-500C PDA Integrates MP3 player and GPS Device

Chengdu Sunsing West Development Microcomputer Mfg Co. Ltd has recently announced a new PDA, the SP-500C. The model combines an MP3 player, a GPS tool and e-games. It features a color TFT LCD with a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels and 64,000 colors. It also has 2M flash ROM and an MMC expansion slot. […]

Smartphones
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Innovative Alchemy Au1100 Processor From AMD Sets New Standard For Mobile Internet Appliance Market

AMD today announced the introduction of the Alchemy™ Au1100™ processor, targeting the non-PC mobile internet appliance market, such as web pads, telematics, and PDAs. Currently being sampled, the innovative Au1100 offers an industry-leading combination of high performance, low power and high integration. “AMD is committed to meeting the needs of our customers,” said Billy Edwards, […]

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Flexible Organic Light Emitting Device

FOLEDs are organic light emitting devices built on flexible substrates. Flat panel displays have traditionally been fabricated on glass substrates because of structural and/or processing constraints. Flexible materials have significant performance advantages over traditional glass substrates. Flexibility: For the first time, FOLEDs may be made on a wide variety of substrates that range from optically-clear […]

HARDWARE
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Next Generation Beyond DVD Recording Enables High-Capacity, Low-Cost Removable Read-Write Capabilities

InPhase Technologies, the leader in holographic data storage development, today announced that it will demonstrate the world’s first holographic video recording system, TapestryTM, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, from April 8-10. This marks the first conclusive technology demonstration of optical video recording’s next phase, which enables far greater capacities […]

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Smart Glasses Order Own Refills

A Japanese electronics company has developed drinking glasses which signal when they are almost empty so that table staff know when to bring a refill. The technology is an adaptation of the tagging systems used to try to stop people stealing from shops. A microchip and a coil in the base of each glass interact […]

Sony
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Sony Develops First Megapixel 3-CCD MiniDV Camcorder

In a move bound to make demanding video buffs take a second look, Sony today announced the DCR-TRV950 Mini DV Handycam® camcorder, the industry’s first three-CCD (charge-coupled device) camcorder to include one million pixels per CCD imager for high quality video recordings. Designed for the “prosumer,” the DCR-TRV950 uses Sony’s Advanced HAD three-CCD system to […]

microsoft
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Microsoft and VoiceStream to Deliver Wireless Data to Customers’ Pockets

Microsoft Corp. and VoiceStream Wireless announced plans to bring Microsoft® Windows® Powered Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition-based devices to customers later this year for use over VoiceStream’s high-speed GSM/GPRS (Global System for Mobile/General Packet Radio Service) wireless voice and data network. The combination of Microsoft’s Pocket PC Phone Edition software, which seamlessly integrates the power […]

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Wireless Carriers Team up to Offer SMS

Fulfilling the promise to deliver North America’s first inter-carrier mobile text messaging network, Bell Mobility, Microcell PCS (Fido), Rogers AT&T Wireless and TELUS Mobility today announced the commercial availability of inter-carrier Short Message Service (SMS) across Canada. Leveraging CMG Wireless Data Solutions’ Inter-Short Message Service Center Router (ISR), customers of Canada’s four wireless communications providers […]

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Seiko Instruments Introduces InkLink

Seiko Instruments USA recently announced the launch of the InkLink(TM) handwriting system. This product, which supports Palm(R), Pocket PC and Windows(R) Operating Systems, was developed to transform handwritten notes and drawings into an electronic format. Seiko’s InkLink makes it easy for users of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), laptops, and desktop PCs to instantly transfer their […]

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KDDI Launches CDMA2000 1x 3G Service

KDDI Corp. and Okinawa Cellular Telephone Co. will launch a 144kbps high-speed CDMA2000 1x third-generation cellular phone service simultaneously in major cities across Japan from April 1, 2002. Five new CDMA2000 1x (hereafter, CDMA2000) mobile handsets will also be released, including the “A3012CA”, which has a GPS service and is equipped with a 350,000-pixel high-quality […]

cool-tech
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Panasonic Develops a Transparent Panel Speaker With Industry-first Aerodynamic-drive Technology

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. has developed a transparent panel speaker called “Sound Window,” an industry-first speaker that reproduces sound by pneumatically vibrating a transparent panel using aerodynamic-drive technology. Featuring extremely low power consumption and design flexibility that makes it possible to mount the panel speaker onto a display screen or touch panel, “Sound Window” […]

Sony
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Sony’s Revolutionary DCR-IB7BT Palm Sized Digital Camcorder

Sony’s revolutionary DCR-IP7BT, uses MICROMV technology to deliver exceptional video quality in an incredibly compact and lightweight package. This unit features Network capability through its Bluetooth adapter which allows you to communicate with a network without the need of a computer, precision color viewfinder, 10x optical/120x digital zoom, and Super SteadyShot® Picture Stabilization, for great-looking […]

MP3
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MP3/CD Portable Rips Direct to Internal Memory Card

Panasonic’s new, ultra-compact SD audio recorder, model SV-SR100, can record high-quality music directly onto an SD Memory Card without using a PC. The versatile recorder plays back music recorded in the high-quality AAC1, MP32, and WMA3 compression formats, recorded onto SD Memory Cards, as well as CD-R/RW* and commercially produced CDs. An analog input even […]

Mobiles
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NTTDocomo Develops Sensor to Talk on a Cellphone Without Speaking

NTT DoCoMo’s research and development center has taken the first step towards development of a technology that will allow people to talk on the phone without saying a word, the company said Tuesday. Engineers are developing a sensor, which detects signals coming from the muscle movements in the cheek and jaw made when people are […]

CAMERA
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Kyushu Matsushita Debuts Network Cameras Controllable Via Mobile Phones

Kyushu Matsushita Electric Co., Ltd. will market in May two series of network cameras, called KX-HCM130 and KX-HCM170, which can be directly controlled from mobile phones or PCs through the Internet. Each camera is equipped with a Web server function and an Ethernet port (10BASE-T.) With the main body of a camera, users may directly […]

MOTOROLLA
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Motorola, Visionics and Wirehound Provide Real-Time Wireless Facial Recognition Capability on Mobile Phones

Law enforcement officials may one day use their mobile phones to help identify criminals, thanks to an application being demonstrated by Visionics Corporation (Nasdaq: VSNX), and Wirehound LLC. The companies unveiled facial recognition capabilities on JavaTM technology-enabled phones from Motorola today during the 2002 JavaOneSM Developer Conference in San Francisco’s Moscone Center (Booth #1728). The […]

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Enfora Introduces the Wireless Portfolio

Enfora, Inc., a leading provider of wireless data solutions, today redefined the concept of wireless connectivity with the introduction of its patent pending Wireless Portfolio(TM). Designed to function with virtually any PDA, the Wireless Portfolio(TM) provides all the necessary functionality to connect the user to a variety of wireless data networks through its unique Modular […]

microsoft phones
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GPS LAM-1 Accessory for The Nokia 9210i

Hidden amongst the announcement of the Nokia 9210i there is a very interesting new accessory. The LAM-1 GPS Module brings accurate location information to the 9210 for use in Route Planning and other applications. It is not clear whether this accessory will work with a 9210 (it is only listed under 9210i acessories at the […]

Smartphones
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Multimedia Communicator Combines Dual-Band GSM Phone, GPS Receiver

BSmart Solutions has unveiled the BSmart Communicator, a smart phone earmarked by the company as the new-generation multimedia phone integrating a PDA and a portable GPS device. The BSmart Communicator, which is part of the firm’s BSmart Location-based Services (LBS) Solutions Suite, incorporates GSM/GPRS and GPS technologies. It also integrates wireless emergency services (WES) support, […]

Apple
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Apple Introduces 10GB iPod—2,000 Songs in Your Pocket

Apple® has announced a second model of its groundbreaking iPod® digital music player that features a 10GB hard drive, allowing users to pack an incredible 2,000 CD-quality songs into the iPod’s ultra-portable, 6.5-ounce design. Apple also announced that all iPod owners can now download free software that adds the ability to download and store contact […]

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Casio Introduces the EXILIM EX-S1

Casio, Inc., Dover, NJ, along with Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, introduced the EXILIM EX-S1, a credit-card-sized digital camera that is the smallest, thinnest and lightest in the world. The announcement was made at the CeBIT show that opened in Hanover, Germany today. The EXILIM EX-S1 is only 11.3 mm thick, 88 mm wide […]

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Ontro Self-Heating Container Now Available for Consumer Trial

Ontro, Inc. which has developed a patented technology for producing fully contained, self-heating containers today announced the first ever limited in-store sales test program of a nationally known branded product in the Ontro container. Ontro’s marketing strategy has been to target major food and beverage companies in order to commercialize our self-heating technology. In this […]

windows
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Tiqit eightythree is the First Handheld to run Windows or Linux/Unix OS

eightythree, the first computer you can use while walking that combines the portability of a handheld with the functionality and software compatibility of a Windows/Linux/UNIX PC, will be unveiled at the opening of CeBIT next week by Tiqit Computers. Previously considered impossible to engineer, let alone mass-produce, the eightythree is not a concept product. Instead, […]

MOTOROLLA
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Cingular Wireless to be First in United States to Offer New Motorola V70: A MotoMarvel of Style and Design

Today, at CTIA Wireless 2002, Motorola, Inc. and Cingular Wireless announced an exclusive agreement that will make Cingular Wireless the first carrier for the Motorola V70 in North America. Cingular is expected to begin exclusively offering the phone in May in its GSM markets. A breakthrough in both style and design, the model V70 combines […]

toshiba
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Toshiba Unveils 110GB Next-Generation DVD

Toshiba Corp. is displaying a new type of double-sided DVD capable of storing 110GB of data at the CeBIT 2002 event being held March 13 through March 20 in Hannover, Germany. The new twin-sided DVDs incorporate a double recording layer construction, Toshiba said. Toshiba also has recently developed another type of new next-generation DVD as […]

Sony
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Sony’s Net MD Technology Breaks Music Speed Limits

Sony announced today Net MD, a new audio technology to connect PC and MD products via Universal Serial Bus (USB), which makes it possible to transfer music data at high speeds. To celebrate the launch, Sony introduces its new series Net MD in Hong Kong. With Net MD and a direct USB connection, music lovers […]

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RealNetworks Releases RealOne Player for Pocket PC Devices

RealNetworks®, Inc. announced today that the mobile version of the RealOne™ Player, optimized for Pocket PC devices and showcased content from more than thirty content providers, spanning news, entertainment and sports, is available for free download at www.real.com/player/mobile. Additionally, as part of an expansion of the two companies’ strategic relationship, Compaq will ship RealOne Player […]

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VKB Displays Virtual Keyboard at CeBIT Germany

A full-size fully functional virtual keyboard that can be projected and touched on any surface is shown by Siemens Procurement Logistics Services at the CeBIT fair in Hanover, northern Germany, on Monday, March 18, 2002. The virtual interface from Developer VKB Inc. from Jerusalem in Israel can be integrated in mobile phones, laptops, tablet PCs, […]

cool-tech
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Rayovac Announces 15 Minute NiMH Revolutionary Battery Technology

Rayovac Corp. announced today the development of a revolutionary new rechargeable technology that will shorten charging time to an unprecedented 15 minutes or less. Rayovac’s patent-pending I-C3* technology(TM) (In-Cell Charge Control) puts the control of recharging into the battery, instead of the charger. This breakthrough in Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) technology offers significant performance and […]

toshiba
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Toshiba and Audiovox Announce the Thera Integrated CDMA2000 Device

It takes more than a manufacturer to make a product succeed, it’s often said – and just to make sure, Audiovox seems to have safeguarded itself when it announces its new Thera Pocket PC 2002 based device with integrated CDMA2000 1x-RTT capabilities. Microsoft, Sierra Wireless and Verizon Wireless also joined in on the announcement, all […]

CAMERA
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Smal Camera Announces Release – World’s Thinnest Digital Camera

SMaL Camera Technologies, Inc. announced today that FUJIFILM AXIA CO., LTD, a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. of Tokyo (Nasdaq: FUJIY), will release the world’s thinnest digital camera — the 6mm thin eyeplate™ — based on SMaL’s Ultra-Pocket™ digital camera design and technology. SMaL introduced the credit card-sized Ultra-Pocket™ at the 2001 International […]

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Wavecom Behind Cesscom’s ‘UBIQ-5000G’

Wavecom SA, a leading developer of digital wireless standard modules (WISMO®), today announced that South Korean mobile communication innovator Cesscom Co., Ltd. is using WISMO technology for its newest wireless personal digital assistant (PDA) offering. Cesscom’s UBIQ-5000G is one of the world’s first wireless PDAs to be based on the Microsoft® Windows® Pocket PC 2002 […]

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Tel.me Unveils the New T919

With the T919 Tel.Me., Austria’s manufacturer of mobile phones, MP3-player and Internet Devices, presents its first multimedia cell phone during the CeBIT 2002 in Hannover. The GPRS telephone belongs to the Smart Phone sector and offers a built-in MP3-player in addition to a digital camera, organizer, colour display and E-mail funtions. “The introduction of the […]

SANDISK
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SanDisk’s 1Gigabyte CompactFlash Card Fits Wide Range Of Consumer Electronics Devices

SanDisk Corporation today announced the availability in Europe of its one-gigabyte (GB) CompactFlash® (CF) memory card, the world’s highest capacity card in the standard CF Type I format. The new high-capacity card can store more than 1000 digital images, 20+ hours of digital music or several hours of video. The growing popularity of high-resolution digital […]

LAPTOPS
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Fujitsu Microelectronics America Announces New Fingerprint Identification Technology for Cell Phones, Mobile Devices

A new fingerprint identification system from Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) combines sweep sensor technology with advanced algorithms to provide a powerful, dependable, easy-to-use authentication system for PCs, cell phones and other mobile devices. Fujitsu’s new MBF300 (Sweep SensorTM) is the industry’s most advanced, cost-efficient fingerprint verification system, built on the company’s solid-state sensor technology […]

toshiba
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Toshiba’s New Notebook First With Clear Touchpad

The commitment to mobility and leading technology is clear with the new Toshiba Satellite® 5105-S607 notebook PC. Toshiba’s Computer Systems Group (CSG) is the first manufacturer to bring cPad™ technology to a mobile PC. This clear, ultra-modern touchpad allows users to change the way they interact with their notebook and conveniently launch applications with a […]

PALMTOP
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Palm Unveils New Web Browser Optimized for Handhelds

In a move that provides a powerful, web-browsing option for Palm(TM) handheld computers, Palm, Inc., a leading provider of handhelds, today unveiled the Palm Web Browser. This full-featured HTML browser gives users of Internet-enabled Palm m125, m130, m500, m505, m515 and i705 handhelds the ability to access any URL on the Internet, bookmark and categorize […]

toshiba
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Toshiba Unveils 30GB Optical Disc Technology Featuring Blue-Violet Laser

Toshiba Corp. revealed details of the technology for its 30GB-capacity optical disc with a diameter of 12cm that uses blue-violet laser light as the light source. This is the technology used in optical disc devices exhibited at the “2002 International CES,” held in Las Vegas, Nevada, in mid-January 2002. (photo: Toshiba’s trial model exhibited in […]