Author: Dave Conabree

CAMERA
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Fuji Photo Film develops WLAN digital camera

Fuji Photo Film Co. has developed a digital camera prototype that uses wireless local area networks to allow easier access to printers and personal computers. The prototype was displayed Wednesday at the Wireless Japan 2003 exhibition for information technology business. It features 3 million pixels and a LAN card with a transmission capacity of 11 […]

TABLETS
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TDV Vison Announces First Sub-$1000 Tablet PCs – V800XPT and VS1200XP

TDV Vison, a new global power in LCD monitors, today announces the September availability of the first two products from its Visonary line. The V800XPT is a lightweight, 8.4-inch LCD tablet PC priced at $799 and the VS1200XP is a full-featured 14-inch, 2-in-one convertible swivel tablet PC priced at $999. Products in the Visonary line […]

Gaming
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Lag-free gaming with the WGA11B Wireless-B Game Adapter from LinkSys

LinkSys announced they will soon release a Wireless-B Game Adapter. This gives any wired-Ethernet-equipped game console wireless connection capabilities. The Game Adapter can be used in two different ways. If you have an existing home wireless network with a cable or DSL Internet connection, the Game Adapter lets your PlayStation®2, Xbox™ or GameCube™ attach to […]

Mobiles
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Macnica Exhibits Mobile Phone with Tiny UV Sensor

Macnica Inc. exhibited an ultraviolet sensor, no bigger than grain of rice, at the Embedded Systems Expo & Conference (ESEC), which opened in Tokyo on July 9, 2003. The sensor is a surface-mount type, measuring 2.54mm x 2.0mm x 1.1mm. It is “possibly the world’s smallest” ultraviolet sensor responding only to UV-A and UV-B waves, […]

cool-tech
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3G SoundVu Screen doubles as Speaker

NXT is pleased to announce significant progress in SoundVu technology applications with two major announcements this week, one from technology giant, NEC, and one from NEC’s subsidiary, Authentic, the developer of the world’s first SoundVu LCD monitor. NEC has developed a SoundVu enabled laptop with a screen that doubles as a loudspeaker, while Authentic announced […]

MP3
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TV and Stereo Wireless-B Media Adapter WMA11B

Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc., and the leading global manufacturer of broadband, wireless, and networking hardware for home and Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) environments, today announced a new wireless multimedia product called the Wireless-B Media Adapter (WMA11B) that allows users to enjoy digital music and pictures stored on their PC to view and […]

cool-tech
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Fido to Carry Danger HipTop Device this fall

Press Release: Danger, Inc. and Microcell Solutions Inc. today announced an exclusive agreement to bring Canadian consumers innovative wireless products based on Danger’s hiptop® Wireless Solution and Microcell’s Fido brand and national GSM/GPRS network. Microcell will be the first and exclusive carrier in Canada to offer Danger’s hiptop device to consumers, and the third in […]

Science & Tech
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Cell Phones, Billboards Play Tag

Point and click your mobile phone at a poster in London movie theaters this July and you’ll be able to directly access the movie’s Web page. Due to be launched in 20 cinemas in mid-July, the Hypertag technology will enable mobile-phone and PDA users one-click access to Web pages by pointing and clicking at advertising […]

Social Media
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SMaL Camera Technologies Enables the World’s Thinnest and Lightest 1.3-Megapixel Digital Cameras by FUJIFILM AXIA

Press Release: SMaL Camera Technologies, a developer of digital imaging solutions and the creator of the award-winning 6mm thin Ultra-Pocket® VGA digital still camera, announced today that it has enabled the 1.3-Megapixel “eyeplate mega” digital camera by FUJIFILM AXIA CO., LTD, a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. of Tokyo (Nasdaq: FUJIY). The release […]

Mobiles
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NEC to Offer TV-Capable Cellphone Handsets by 2005

NEC Corporation announced today that it has developed the working prototype of mobile phone which is equipped with the receiver of terrestrial digital TV broadcasting. In Japan, terrestrial digital TV broadcasting service will commence from December 2003 in major metropolitan areas of Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka districts. After few years, it is scheduled to offer […]

cool-tech
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NTT Docomo touts fingerprint-friendly mova F505i handset

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that they will begin marketing the Mova F505i, the first Japanese handset to incorporate fingerprint authentication technology, from July 11, 2003. The F505i features a fingerprint sensor to prevent unauthorized handset use. The user can lock or unlock the mobile phone simply by placing a […]

REVIEWS
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Review: Edge Memory DiskGO! USB Watch Drive

Geek watches. I L-O-V-E geek watches. I have watches that take pictures, record voice memos, make calculations, store phone numbers and tell me which way is North. Although I enjoy each one in its own way, they all have one very obvious thing in common: they LOOK like geek watches. Few tools are more effective […]

BLUETOOTH
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Concord EyeQ Entry Level Bluetooth Digital Camera Released

Concord Camera Corp. announced its plans to introduce an entry level 2.0 Megapixel digital camera using Bluetooth technology. Concord once again will lead the industry with the introduction of the Concord Eye-Q Go Wireless digital camera. Featuring Bluetooth technology, this 2.0 Megapixel camera transmits pictures to specified Bluetooth compatible devices from as far away as […]

cool-tech
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D-Link Unveils the Air DP-311P 802.11b Wireless Print Server

Press Release: D-Link recently introduced its compact D-Link Air DP-311P Wireless Print Server, the latest in its family of quality, affordable wireless networking solutions. A one-port wireless print server that plugs directly into a standard parallel-port printer, the DP-311P gives users the ability to share one printer among multiple PCs and laptops. With the D-Link […]

cool-tech
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ZVue $99 PVP Code Name ‘Mockingbird’ Coming Soon

HandHeld Entertainment today announced it has entered into a two-year, strategic and exclusive manufacturing agreement with Eastern Asia Technology Limited (EASTECH), the leading global designer and cost-efficient manufacturer of audio, video and information/Internet appliances for the home consumer electronics industry. Under conditions of the exclusive manufacturing agreement, EASTECH will manufacture the HandHeld Entertainment personal video […]

Europe
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Siemens Mobile Leads Europe in Communications and Unveils 3 New Mobiles

According to the latest surveys*, the mobile communication group at Siemens AG – Siemens mobile for short – is Eastern Europe’s leading mobile communication equipment supplier. The three new mobile phones that were debuted in Moscow today are intended to win further market share. In contrast to Western Europe, the mobile communication market in Eastern […]

Entertainment
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VIDEO NOW Pocket-Sized Electronic Entertainment for Kids

Hasbro, Inc.’s Tiger Electronics, developer of tech toys for kids, unveils VIDEO NOW, the first-ever kid friendly, portable and affordable personal video player. For approximately $50, kids this fall can have their very own VideoNow personal video player to take with them anytime, anywhere. The VideoNow proprietary video discs — to be available for approximately […]

cool-tech
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Cingular Wireless brings EDGE 3G to US

Press Release: Cingular Wireless recently announced the world’s first commercial deployment of wireless services using Enhanced Datarate for Global Evolution (EDGE) technology. Cingular’s initial EDGE service offering is in its Indianapolis market, with subsequent deployments expected later in the year. Building on more than a decade of wireless data experience, Cingular’s EDGE technology enables true […]

Videos
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NTT DoCoMo to Launch FOMA F2102V Videophone

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. today announced marketing of the FOMA F2102V mobile videophone, the first model compatible with DoCoMo’s new FirstPass™ SSL client authentication service, beginning July 3. The model also features videophone, enhanced audio quality and the longest continuous stand-by time of any FOMA handset. F2102V compatible with FirstPass, ensures enhanced network security for mobile […]

Wi-fi
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AlphaSmart Unveils Dana Wireless at NECC

Press Release: AlphaSmart, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions for education, today previewed the next generation, wireless version of Dana™ by AlphaSmart®. Dana is an affordable, two pound, laptop alternative powered by Palm OS® with a large screen and integrated keyboard. The newest model offers built-in Wi-Fi technology (802.11b), allowing Dana users to access […]

cool-tech
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Omnivox FeONIC Portable Speaker

Employing the groundbreaking FeONIC™ ‘smart material’, the Omnivox™ converts the desktop or work-surface into an audio speaker, ideal for use with a micro-portable multimedia projector, laptop computer or portable DVD player. ‘Smart material’ refers to a class of material that has been designed and manufactured to react in a predetermined way, according to changes in […]

CAMERA
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FlyCam 1.3 Megapixel PDA SD Camera

FlyCAM-SD is a PDA camera compliant with SDIO Interface. It’s the first SD-camera solution in the world with Flash Light and 1.3 Mega pixels. With the FlyCAM-SD you have the ability to take snapshots and record video. It turns your PDA not only to a digital camera , but also to a Digital Camcorder. Your […]

Social Media
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World’s First Bluetooth Tracking System

Press Release: Tracking technology specialist BlueTags has announced that its revolutionary Bluetooth tracking system is to be installed at Aalborg ZOO. The installation will be the first of its kind in the world, and BlueTags’ first, but several other ZOOs and amusement parks are interested in offering this innovative solution to their visitors. The tracking […]

Social Media
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Print Dreams creates Reality with the World’s Smallest Printer

PrintDreams, the developer of the Random Movement Printing technology RMPT™, today has announced the release of PrintBrush™, the world’s smallest and only fully format-independent printer.PrintBrush™. The printer has the length of a normal ballpoint pen while its width and height are more or less equivalent to the width of a modern mobile phone. The total […]

Social Media
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Smart Cellphones Spend your Money

A consortium of the world’s top consumer electronics firms, mobile networks and broadcasters are funding the development of cellphones that will spend money on your behalf. The consortium, called Mobile VCE, includes Nokia, Sony, Vodafone and the BBC. It might sound like a bankruptcy waiting to happen, but software engineer Nick Jennings is supremely confident […]

Videos
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V5 Personal Video Conferencing Player by VIA and Nimble

VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, and Nimble Microsystems, Inc., a computing and communication system solution developer in Cambridge, MA, have introduced the Nimble V5™ Personal Video Conferencing Player, an ultra compact yet complete mini-PC based on the VIA Digital Media Platform comprising the power-efficient […]

microsoft
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ViewSonic V36 Utilizes Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 and Built in Camera

ViewSonic® Corp., a worldwide Visual Technologies™ leader, today announced its initial Windows Mobile 2003-based Pocket PC device, the V36. The product rounds out the company’s Pocket PC offerings by bringing customers a premium level multimedia PDA product at an affordable price. The V36 uses Intel’s XScale™ 300 MHz processor for quick performance and includes 32MB […]

cool-tech
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Telsis Announces ‘Viral’ Voice Conferencing System

The world’s first ‘viral’ voice conferencing system – where participants can join, leave, re-join or involve friends and colleagues in conferences at will – has achieved an immediate success with the award of a multi-million Euro contract from one of Europe’s largest mobile operators. The revolutionary technology, developed by text and voice expert Telsis, allows […]

cool-tech
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JVC MP-PV131 and MP-PV331 Pocket PCs Unveiled

JVC today announced plans to enter the personal digital assistant (PDA) industry with a Windows Mobile(TM) 2003-based Pocket PC that offers unique audio/video features, including MPEG4 video capture and playback, and wireless video streaming. The new JVC iO Pocket PC line will include two models powered by Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PCs, Microsoft […]

toshiba
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Toshiba Launches 4 New Pocket PC Devices

Toshiba’s Computer Systems Group (CSG) today announced the Pocket PC e750/755 Series and e350/e355 Series personal digital assistants (PDAs) powered by the new Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PCs delivering enhanced wireless connectivity and multimedia applications for business users and consumers. The Pocket PC e350/e355 Series is now available for $299 and the […]

LAPTOPS
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HP Unveils 4 New Pocket PC Handhelds

Press Release: HP today expanded the award-winning HP iPAQ Pocket PC product line to offer customers a full range of handheld computing options. New models include the HP iPAQ h2210, the smallest dual slot pocket PC; the HP iPAQ Pocket PC h1940, a slim, value-priced pocket PC; and the HP iPAQ h5150 and h5550, which […]

cool-tech
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iFire Shows 17-inch Inorganic Electro Luminescent Prototype Display in Tokyo

iFire Technology Inc, a Canadian next-generation display panel technology development company, held a press conference in Tokyo recently to show its 17-inch inorganic electroluminescent (EL) display. Though it’s still at a prototype stage, many Japanese companies have an interest in it. “In the past, my business trip to Japan took one week. But this time […]

LAPTOPS
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Hypersonic PC Systems Revolutionizes PC Laptops with the 17″ Aviator ZX7

Hypersonic PC Systems widens its Sonic Aviator line of laptops by introducing the Aviator ZX7, a revolutionary 17″ display, desktop class mobile workstation. The new Aviator ZX7 is one of the most powerful, feature-rich mobile systems available today. Users will appreciate its comprehensive connectivity with 3 USB 2.0 ports, built-in Bluetooth, 1394 Firewire, Wireless LAN, […]

Mobiles
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MyOrigo Unveils the First Motion-Controlled Smartphone

Press Release: An entirely new usability concept for smartphones was unveiled today that will radically shake-up the mobile device market. mydevice, designed by Finnish company MyOrigo, and powered with intent®, the multimedia software platform from Tao Group, makes use of unique motion control and “touch & feel” technologies. Consumers can make calls, search the web, […]

Innovation
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Handspring Introduces Smartphone Design Innovations With Treo 600 Series

Press Release: Handspring today introduced an innovative design for its future smartphones that combines a fully integrated QWERTY keyboard with a smaller, more phone-like form factor. The sleek design is the result of significant research and development focused on reducing size, maximizing the utility and ease of use of both phone and data functions, and […]

MOTOROLLA
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Nextel, Motorola and Symbol Technologies Offer First Wireless Bar Code Scanner for Mobile Phones

Press Release: Nextel Communications Inc., Motorola, Inc. and Symbol Technologies, Inc. today announced the availability of the first bar code scanner attachment for mobile phones. The Symbol PSM20i allows mobile workers to use their phones to collect information wirelessly and in real time. This solution combines the accuracy and reliability in laser-based bar code scanning […]

SPECIAL OFFERS
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FlashTrax Portable, Palm-sized 30 GB Digital Multimedia Device

SmartDisk Corporation has introduced its new FlashTrax handheld portable device for offloading and storing digital images and music. FlashTrax can safely store high-resolution images transferred from any flash memory card onto the built-in 30GB USB2.0 hard drive and displays them on a 3.5″ LCD that outperforms tiny on-camera screens. By using the sleek control pad, […]

ROBOTS
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World’s Smallest Robot

Popular Mechanics reports: “”It’s small enough to “turn on a dime and park on a nickel,” or so say the inventors of a 1cm-tall machine that lays claim to being the world’s smallest robot. Make that the smallest man-made robot, for the device developed by the Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M., […]

SAMSUNG
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Review: Samsung Nexio S160 5″ PDA

Although I may spend more time playing with PDA’s at Bestbuy than is normally considered healthy, I still often find myself looking for something more. Something different, something no one else has. It’s the crack-like addiction to mobile technology that has kept me on this page for the last three and a half years and […]

cool-tech
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Intel takes notebook chips past 3GHz

Press Release – Intel Corporation today introduced new mobile processors and chipsets for transportable notebook PCs. These systems offer near-desktop features, including high performance, larger screens, full size keyboards and multiple drives. The new products include the Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, the Intel® Celeron® processor and the Intel® 852PM and GME chipsets. The Mobile […]

cool-tech
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Mirror TV Reflects New Era in Consumer Technologies

Press Release – Royal Philips Electronics (AEX:PHI; NYSE:PHG) today introduced the Mirror TV, a versatile 17-, 23- or 30-inch LCD display integrated into a mirror. The Mirror TV uses a unique polarized mirror technology, which transfers close to 100 percent of the light through the reflective surface. It is the first product created at the […]

SAMSUNG
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Samsung Electronics Releases Mobile Phone with Color TV Function

Samsung Electronics has introduced the TV Phone (model: SCH-X820) in Korea that accesses color TV in real time over VHF/UHF channels (local stations KBS, MBC, SBS and EBS). Previously, mobile phone users have had to pay separate fees to service providers to watch TV. However, the SCH-X820 has a built-in TV tuner that receives TV […]

Social Media
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IOGEAR Debuts World’s Thinnest Hi-Speed Hub

IOGEAR has introduced its USB 2.0 MicroHub for consumers and SOHO users. The MicroHub allows users to access 40 times faster connection speeds than standard USB 1.1 devices. IOGEAR’s 4-port hub gives users faster data connection rates of up to 480 Mbps, all within a device that is smaller than a business card. This increased […]

cool-tech
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Fortress SMS Encrypts Messages

InfoSync World reports: “Privy to sending SMSes you’d rather not want anyone else listening in on? If so, Silicon Village’s Fortress SMS and its AES encryption might be something for you. Once every now and then, everyone sends an SMS message with content they would rather not have anyone read except for the recipient. Despite […]

Science & Tech
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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 […]

Environment
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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 […]

microsoft
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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 […]

SPECIAL OFFERS
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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 […]

Videos
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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, […]