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HP Ipaq Eyes Foreign-Language Translation


ExtremeTech reports: “The same camera you use to take pictures of an Italian vineyard may help you find a “toletta” several glasses of wine later, if Hewlett-Packard has its way. Researchers in Hewlett-Packard’s labs have developed their own method of pairing a digital camera and computing device to translate signs and text in a foreign language back into English. The ...

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Zupera Technologies New GPRS Mini Notebook


Zupera Technology (Special Economic Zone of Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China) announced today two new Mini Notebooks with GPRS built-in. The New models Smartbook-7c and Smartbook-8XP include an embedded GPRS dual mode module (single SIM, 900MHz / 1800MHz) to meet standard global wireless platforms. The Smartbooks feature an integrated keyboard (English), two pointing devices, stylus pen, touch screen, and tablet ...

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Microsoft Announces Wireless Service Plans For Smart Watches Available This Fall


As part of its Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) initiative, Microsoft Corp. today unveiled MSN® Direct, a specialized new wireless service that combines technology with fashion to deliver customized information to a new category of watches. MSN Direct enables customers to conveniently and discreetly receive the information that matters most to them, at a glance and for an affordable price. ...

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Archos AV320 MP4 Player Announced


The Archos handheld product line takes a major leap forward today with the announcement of the much anticipated Video AV300 Series Video Recorder / Player. Available soon in all major retail outlets. Archos claimes the Video AV300 is the industry’s first true personal video player that can record and play back movies with stereo MP3 audio. RCA has recently unveiled ...

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SiPix Introduces Compact Pocket Digital Video, Still Camera and Audio Recorder for $129


SiPix today announced the StyleCam DV100, an incredibly small, affordable digital video, still camera and audio recorder for the consumer market. At only $129, the StyleCam DV100 is perfect for imaging enthusiasts, young adults and families, providing a compact, portable digital video camera for making movies, snapping digital pictures and recording audio at home, work, events or on the road. ...

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NTTDocomo Unveils the Mova SO505i 1.3 Megapixel Camera Phone


NTT DoCoMo announced they will begin marketing the mova SO505i, the world’s first camera phone equipped with a 1.3-megapixel (effective resolution) CCD camera. This is the second model in the new 505i series of enhanced-2G handsets. Equipped with a Flash™ browser, 505i series handsets can access a broad range of rich content and applications with highly fluid animation. The SO505i ...

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Margi Systems Introduces Next Generation Wireless Presentation Technology


MARGI Systems has reached another milestone with the introduction of Wireless Presenter-to-Go – a complete hardware and software solution designed for licensing by projector, notebook computer and handheld manufacturers, to enable wireless delivery of presentations to projectors. MARGI continues to lead the market for mobile presentation solutions, and is now leveraging its expertise in presentations and multimedia to deliver a ...

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Canon PowerShot G5 Released


Canon, a leader in photographic and imaging technology, today launches the superbly specified 5.0 Megapixel PowerShot G5. With an extremely fast f2.0, 4x optical zoom, Canon’s most advanced compact offers serious amateur and professional photographers unrivalled image quality. 12 shooting modes deliver the sort of flexibility and versatility typically only found in high-end SLRs. Canon’s proprietary DIGIC (DIGital Imaging Core) ...

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WinwardCasino.com to Launch World’s First Real-Money, Real-Time, Full-Function, Wireless Casino


WinwardCasino.com is preparing to launch the world’s first on-line, real-time, wireless casino suite with 17 games including blackjack, slots and video poker for real-money wagering on cell phones and connected PDAs powered by the PocketPC(R) or Palm OS(R). In late June, 2003, WinwardCasino Wireless will allow players to enjoy their favourite casino games anywhere and anytime digital tone is available ...

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RIM Unveils the 7230 and 6230 GSM/GPRS Handhelds to Europe


Research In Motion today unveiled two new BlackBerry® Wireless Handhelds™ for mobile professionals. The BlackBerry 7230™ and BlackBerry 6230™ support worldwide international roaming* on GSM/GPRS networks and deliver email, phone, SMS, browser and organizer applications. The BlackBerry 7230 features a crisp, high-resolution color screen and the BlackBerry 6230 incorporates a high-contrast monochrome screen. Both of the new BlackBerry handhelds are ...

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Bluetooth Handsfree Wireless System – DriveBlue


DriveBlue, the first Bluetooth hands-free kit requiring no installation, is a revolutionary consumer electronic product destined to everyone. You just have to connect it to your car cigar-lighter to instantly handle calls in comfort and safety, without ever touching your mobile phone. The connection between DriveBlue and the phone is achieved wirelessly. Voice recognition allows you to place calls keeping ...

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E Ink’s Electronic Paper Reaches Near-Practical Use


E Ink Corporation, the leading developer of paper-like display technology, and Royal Philips Electronics, the world’s leader in high-performance mobile displays, announced the unveiling of their latest joint prototypes at this year’s Society for Information Display Exposition and Symposium in Baltimore, MD. Prototypes of the electronic ink displays were available for viewing at E Ink’s booth. These engineering samples, developed ...

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NTT DoCoMo to Conduct Field Trial of 4G Mobile Communications


NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today plans for a field trial of a fourth-generation (4G) mobile communications system in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, where a DoCoMo R&D center is located. DoCoMo has been conducting research on 4G mobile communications technology since 1998. In indoor experiments announced last October, DoCoMo’s 4G system demonstrated maximum information bit rates of 100 Mbps for the downlink ...

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Hitachi Develops Organic EL Display with More Than Double the Current Luminance


Hitachi Ltd announced it has developed an organic electro luminescent display panel with the more than double the peak brightness of current devices. The organic EL display panel is the same as the prototype displayed by Hitachi Displays Ltd at “EDEX 2003″ held in April 2003. However, the company announced for the first time that the brightness can be changed. ...

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Ericsson Demonstrates First Standards Based SIM-card Logon for WLAN


Showing the way to make Public WLAN (WiFi) as easy to use as a mobile phone, Ericsson today successfully demonstrated the first standards based solution that allows users a single sign-on for both GSM and Public WLAN. At the WLAN Event in London, a WLAN-enabled laptop was authenticated (identified) by a GSM network, using the same simple procedure that is ...

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