Author: Dave Conabree

Videos
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J-Phone Unveils the J-N51 Video Phone

J-PHONE announced today it will offer a new Movie Sha-mail (video messaging) handset, the J-N51 by NEC, for sale after late April 2003. Movie Sha-mail is a service that enables users to send video clips of up to five seconds in length with audio as e-mail attachments. Featuring a sleek and stylish design, the J-N51 […]

SPECIAL OFFERS
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Mobility Electronics Releases the Juice – Anywhere Power Adapter

Mobility Electronics, Inc. has announced that it is now in production and is shipping “Juice,” the first product that allows users to simultaneously charge their notebook and mobile phone or handheld device from any power source – standard wall outlet, auto outlet, boat outlet or airplane outlet. “We indicated several months ago in a press […]

Mobiles
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APC’s New TravelPower Case Provides Power for Mobile Devices

American Power Conversion (APC) announced today a family of innovative stylish notebook power carrying cases which will change the way mobile users power their devices. The APC TravelPower Case combines a single power adapter that helps ensure mobile devices such as notebook computers and cellular phones are constantly charged and ready to use. The APC […]

cool-tech
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Garmin Geko 101 and 201 Released

Garmin International Inc has unveiled a new line of lightweight, easy-to-use GPS products that are both colorful and affordable. The company showed off its Geko 101 and Geko 201 devices. The Geko name is inspired by the multiple species of small, sleek Gecko lizards that inhabit various parts of the world. As pets, Gecko lizards […]

Sony
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Sony Announces the DSC-F77 Digital Camera

Sony Europe has announced a significant extension to its Cyber-shot family of digital still cameras. The DSC-F77 caters for the camera enthusiast that wants an advanced set of features and functions but also demands a sleek, compact and stylish camera. The camera’s compact and stylish design easily fits inside your shirt pocket and still these […]

MP3
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ReSound 128MB Portable Audio Storage Device

We found a cool little gadget from Andus Technologies. The ReSound 128MB portable mp3 player. This can also be used as a data storage device for other types of files and voice recordings. Conveniently this device detects as a removeable hard disk so there is no installation required unless you are still using win98. We […]

BLUETOOTH
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Navman Introduces GPS for Bluetooth enabled Pocket PCs

Navman, a leading designer and manufacturer of world-class global positioning systems (GPS), communication and marine products, announced today the release of its latest compact GPS companion product for the Pocket PC and Tablet PC platforms. The Navman GPS 4400 is one of the industry’s first wireless GPS antennas, which provides satellite connectivity to PDA’s utilizing […]

CAMERA
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Casio Introduces 2nd Generation Wrist Camera Watch WQV10D-2

Casio has introduced the new WQV10D-2 Color Wrist Camera watch with Color LCD. A 2X Digital zoom let’s you get closer to your subjects and IR transfer let’s you share your pictures with other Casio wrist cameras* and your PC. A 25,000-pixel color CMOS sensor lets you capture rich colors when needed and a text […]

Sony
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Sony Develops Fingerprint Recognition Module for Memory Stick

Sony Corp has developed a module to recognize fingerprints, and plans to release the new product in February 2003. The small-sized, memory card-shaped fingerprint recognition module is to be inserted into a slot for a Memory Stick. The concept of such a fingerprint recognition module has been proposed by Toshiba Corp and Matsushita Electric Industrial […]

Mobiles
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Sanyo Unveils Mobile Phone with Organic EL Panel

Sanyo Electric Co, Ltd unveiled a new mobile phone with an organic EL panel at a press conference Jan. 21. Sanyo has been conducting field tests by using 300 prototypes since the end of December. The tests are scheduled to last for six months. Sanyo said if the test results do not show any problems, […]

MP3
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Seagrand Ravemetal MP3 Recorder

Seagrand Co, Ltd will debut an ultra-thin, business-card-sized audio player, the “RAVEMETAL CardRec” on Jan. 31. With a compact size of 9.8mm x 77mm x 54mm, and a weight of 55g, it is compact enough to be put into a business card holder. The model plays MP3, WMA and ADP format audio file data. It […]

cool-tech
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U.S. and Canadian Wireless Service Providers Unify North American Text Message Markets

The Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) today announced the introduction of cross-border inter-carrier text messaging services, enabling wireless phone customers to exchange text messages between U.S. national wireless service providers and the major Canadian wireless service providers. In Canada, this new service is offered by the four […]

Computing
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CDL Unveils Biometric Secure Linux PDA

Consumer Direct Link, Inc. has unveiled the Paron MPC Linux based Secure PDA. A new generation of secure and portable devices. The Paron MPC can be used as a personal banking terminal, virtual transit card, membership card, electronic credit card and a security access card. The applications are limitless. Running on an Intel SA1110, 206MHz, […]

cool-tech
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Addonics Announces Combo 16x DVD/48x CDRW Drive

Addonics Technologies today announced its fastest and most flexible DVD player/CD burner with the release of its Mobile DVD/CDRW drive. The new Addonics Mobile DVD/CDRW drive offers value and performance with its 16x DVD player, 48x write/24x rewrite CDRW burner, and 48x CD-ROM. The 24x rewrite is the fastest rewrite speed among all the CDRWs […]

headphone
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Skullcandy LINK Headphones and Stereo Hands-Free Cellular Adapter

Skullcandy, a US based company out of Utah has developed a state-of-the-art headphone and stereo hands-free cellular adapter. This will allow you to use 1 set for all. Simply connect the sleek LINK console to answer your cell phone, reduce music volume, and complete calls, while never missing a beat of music. Each of the […]

Videos
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Possible Digital Video and Picture for Current Mobile Phones

Atsana Semiconductor Corp. has announced the availability of a 1.3 Megapixel Video Camera Accessory Module reference design for mobile phones and PDA manufacturers. The comprehensive reference design connects to existing mobile handsets to offer MPEG4 and H.263 video along with Megapixel JPEG and audio capabilities. OEMs now have a ready-to-market, production-ready design that provides add-on […]

IPOD
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Griffin Technologies iTrip FM Modulator for the iPod

A new iPod accessory developed by Griffin Technology. The iTrip FM transmitter for the iPod can play your music through any FM radio in your car, at a party, wherever the mood strikes you – and you have a radio. It’s clear that the iTrip is made specifically for the iPod. This gives iTrip advantages […]

Camera Videos
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Panasonic Unveils the SV-AV30 Multimedia Box: Still Image Camera, Video Camera and MP3 Player

Expanding its line of tiny SD players and recorders, Panasonic presents two new e-wear™ A/V recorders. The stylish units combine a digital video recorder, a digital still camera, a digital audio player with new SD-Jukebox software and a digital voice recorder. The new palm-sized models SV-AV20 and SV-AV30 feature a user-friendly interface and improved video […]

SAMSUNG
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Samsung Electronics Introduces the NEXiO S150

Samsung Electronics has unveiled its Wireless Hand PC NEXiO S150 – the first in a series of Wireless Hand PCs that has just been launched in Korea. This first of its kind device combines the power of a handheld computing device with the capability of anytime, anywhere access to the Internet. With the launch of […]

Science & Tech
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d_skin Compact Disc Damage Scratch Covers

d-skin is a combination of the latest developments in micro-resin engineering and hi-tech manufacturing. d_skin’s patent pending polycarbonate film and impulse welded outer ring technology are breakthroughs in CD and data storage protection. The ultra-thin polycarbonate shield forms a protective barrier around your discs that is nearly impervious to scratches and the cruelties of an […]

cool-tech
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Timex Revamps Data Link Wristwatch

In 1997 Timex introduced Ironman with Data Link, the company’s first watch to combine the convenience of a personal organizer with the performance of a multi-function sport timekeeping device. While merging those capabilities proved to be a success, recent advancements in technology have allowed many noteworthy improvements to this already over-achieving sport watch. The latest […]

cool-tech
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Simpliciti Inc. Announces the Electronic Home Organizer Family of Multi-User Devices

Simpliciti Inc., announces the Home Organizer and Home Organizer Plus, the first multi-user electronic devices designed to organize today’s busy family. Accessorizing this new family of products is an attachable printer and pocket size Companion card that synchronizes with the main unit. The products bridge the gap between expensive, business-oriented handheld personal digital assistants and […]

cool-tech
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Transcend Unveils CompactFlash Capable of 30X Data Transfer

Transcend has announced the release of the improved, Ultra Performance 30X CompactFlash memory cards in capacities of 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB. Data transfer at 1X represents a rate for Flash memory of about 150KB/sec. Ultra Performance 30X therefore boosts data transfer to a maximum data transfer rate of about 4.5MB/sec. This increase in data […]

CAMERA
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TeraValue Mini Voice Recorder, Mp3 Player and Digital Camera

TeraValue Technology Co. Ltd has released a new product off its NewGen TN-series, the TN2803A, a product that combines a digital voice recorder, digital camera, MP3 player and a flash-storage device. The unit is equipped with a 640-by-480-dot VGA CMOS image sensor and an optical viewfinder. It can store up to 1,000 images in its […]

cool-tech
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Minolta Introduces the 5 MegaPixel DiMAGE F300

Minolta Corporation announces a new addition to the DiMAGE digital camera line – the Minolta DiMAGE F300. Featuring increased resolution and zoom range, a new noise reduction option and Minolta’s award-winning Subject Tracking Autofocus (AF) and Minolta’s Area AF, this new digital camera produces high-quality images and incorporates advanced automatic functions, and fast, easy operation. […]

SAMSUNG
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Samsung’s New SCD5000 Mini DV w/ 4.13 Mega-Pixel CCD

Samsung Electronics has unveiled SCD5000, the latest in Samsung’s line of digital convergence products that seamlessly combines the qualities of a MiniDV digital camcorder with a four mega-pixel digital camera. Unlike other similar products, which tend totake one of the two functions as an afterthought, i.e. either poor resolution for stills or extremely limited recording […]

Social Media
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SanDisk Introduces World’s First Cards Combining Flash Memory and Wireless Communications

SanDisk Corporation has introduced a line of wireless Wi-Fi (802.11b) cards with the world’s first card products to include both memory and wireless communications technology. The new SanDisk Connect(TM) product line was introduced at a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show. The announcement marks SanDisk’s entry into the wireless communications market and comes at […]

cool-tech
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The Boom – Noise-Canceling Communications

A revolutionary new, acoustical, noise-canceling communications device tested in years of daily Wall Street use now gives cell phone users the ability to speak naturally and quietly in any noisy setting and still be heard clearly: theBoom™ is the first consumer product from established B2B voice recognition technology innovator UmeVoice, Inc., now available for $150 […]

cool-tech
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Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. Develops Mini-PC

An unknown group within billionaire Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. empire has designed a compact, lightweight, wireless computer that is expected to debut for Christmas 2003 for around $1,500 USD. The device code named “Mini-PC”, was previewed at the CES Show in Las Vegas last week. Vulcan Inc. hopes that the product will attract mobile computer […]

MP3
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20GB Next Generation LYRA mp3 Jukebox

RCA will be introducing a new 20GB mp3 Jukebox, model RD2821, a successor to the current version, model RD2820. Sporting a new, compact design that slips easily into a coat pocket, the RD2821 includes a USB 2.0 connection, enabling speedy downloads. The RD2821 plays mp3, mp3PRO and Windows Media Audio files and comes with a […]

Videos
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RCA LYRA 20GB RD2780 Audio/Video Jukebox

The first RCA LYRA portable to incorporate video playback, the palm-sized 20GB RD2780 RCA LYRA Audio/Video Jukebox delivers a complete digital entertainment experience in the palm of the hand. About the size of a small picture frame with a 3.5-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD screen, the RCA LYRA Audio Video Jukebox also acts as […]

BLUETOOTH
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Sound ID Introduces the First Wireless Hands-Free Mobile Phone Bluetooth Earpiece

Sound ID has created Personalized Digital Sound, the sound signal processing technology that enhances a user’s listening experience. Today, the company introduced the first Personalized-sound product, a Bluetooth-compatible wireless mobile phone earpiece called the Personal Sound System (PSS). The product and the Company’s Personalization systems were demonstrated at the 2003 International Consumer Electronics Show in […]

cool-tech
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AirPrime’s PC5230 CDMA2000 Wireless PC Card

AirPrime’s PC5230 Wireless PC Card enables laptop users to have always-on access to KTF’s high-speed, leading-edge 1xEV-DO 3G wireless network. The 1xEV-DO Wireless PC Card by AirPrime is the highest performing card on the market, achieving peak data rates of 2.4Mbps [which meets or exceeds the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) definition of 3G]. The release […]

microsoft
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Microsoft Presents Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) Based Wristwatches at CES

Wristwatches designed to receive and display continuous, up-to-date information through the use of a new nationwide wireless communication technology will be available in the fall of 2003, announced Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates last night in his keynote address at the 2003 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The watches, created with […]

toshiba
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Toshiba’s PDA-style PDR-T30 3.2 Megapixel Digital Camera

Toshiba’s new PDR-T30 brings together the convenience of a PDA-style touchscreen and a high-resolution digital camera. By taking full advantage of a wide spectrum of imaging innovations, such as an advanced 3.2 million pixel CCD, an all-glass lens system with optical and digital zoom, and Secure Digital media storage, it delivers brilliant, eye-catching pictures. Plus […]

microsoft
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Microsoft Unveils “Media2Go” Portable Media Player Platform

During his keynote address at the 2003 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corp., unveiled the first prototype of a portable media player (PMP), based on the device platform code-named “Media2Go.” “Media2Go” devices are handheld personal media players that enable entertainment on the go by providing consumers […]

Apple
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Burton and Apple Deliver the Burton Amp Jacket

Burton Snowboards and Apple® today unveiled the limited-edition Burton Amp, the world’s first and only wearable electronic jacket with an integrated iPod™ control system. The Burton Amp is a durable waterproof GORE-TEX snowboarding jacket made exclusively for use with iPod, Apple’s wildly popular portable digital music player. The Burton Amp and Apple’s iPod together make […]

Apple
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Apple Unveils World’s First 17-inch Notebook

Apple® today unveiled the 17-inch PowerBook® G4, the world’s first notebook computer with a 17-inch display, the largest ever in a notebook. Encased in a durable aluminum alloy enclosure, the new PowerBook measures only 1-inch thin and weighs just 6.8* pounds. The new 17-inch PowerBook G4 is also the first notebook to offer built-in AirPort® […]

microsoft
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Hitachi Unveils its First Microsoft Pocket PC Phone Edition Handheld

Hitachi, a leading global electronics company, today unveiled the Hitachi Multimedia Communicator Pocket PC, the company’s first Windows Powered device and the first Pocket PC to feature an integrated camera, keyboard, and phone feature all in one mobile device. The Multimedia Communicator combines the comprehensive functionalities of a Pocket PC experience, with the high-speed enhanced […]

HARDWARE
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Iomega 60GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive Now Shipping

The new Iomega HDD 60GB Portable Hard Drive, which will be on display this week at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, includes the unbeatable combination of Symantec Norton Ghost 2003 software–for full-system disaster recovery–and Iomega® Automatic Backup software–for on-the-fly incremental backups. The combination gives users a sleek, dependable external hard drive that […]

Social Media
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Pretec Introduces World’s Largest 3GB Compact Flash Card

Pretec Electronics Corp., the innovative and quality flash disk manufacturer since 1993, has introduced 1.5 gigabytes (GB), 2GB and 3GB CompactFlashTM Card (CF), the highest capacity of any small form factor flash memory card in the world. The new devices offer great solution for the need of high storage capacity dictated by the ever increasing […]

cool-tech
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KanguruMicro Drive 2.0 upto 1 GB on your Key Chain

The KanguruMicro Drive2.0 is a high speed USB2.0 Flash Drive. Its ultra compact size fits in the palm of your hand, yet can store up to 1GB of data. These Mini USB2.0 Flash Drives work with virtually any operating system, most without any device drivers (except Win98). Just plug the Kanguru Micro Drive2.0 into an […]

cool-tech
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Buffalo Technology Ships First Draft Standard IEEE802.11G Products

Buffalo Technology, Inc., a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wireless networking solutions for home, SOHO and SMB today announced they are shipping the industry’s first draft standard IEEE802.11g wireless products – the AirStation G54 Broadband Router Access Point (AP) (model WBR-G54) and wireless CardBus Adapter (model WLI-CB-G54). Buffalo’s G54 products are […]

cool-tech
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PDT Introduces Breakthrough Internet Appliance Radio

UK based company PDT are set to continue to build their reputation with the launch at the CES show in Las Vegas in early January of the first portable internet radio. The InTune 200 breaks the mould with multiple sound sources including; Access to internet radio, News, Music, Talk Shows. MP3 or CD-Audio discs, Terrestrial […]

cool-tech
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Innogear’s Vintion MSC DM-H128 Player

This is the second version of Innogear’s popular Duex mp302 Player. The Vintion MSC DM-H128 is the world’s smallest all in one 128MB MP3 and W A Player, Real-Time Voice Recorder, and Portable Data Storage Device; all this packed into the size of a pack of gum. It also features a backlit LCD display which […]

MP3
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FuXion Genie Mini MP3 Recorder/Encoder

FuXion Genie is a versatile MP3 encoder/player which enables you to directly encode your music and voice into MP3 quality; WITHOUT using computer, you can enjoy digital music in a more convenient way. Its high quality one-touch voice recording feature can be used to record lectures, interviews or meetings in MP3 quality. Features – Direct […]

REVIEWS
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Sneak Preview of the Bantam BA1000

The Bantam BA1000 is a fully loaded portable hard disk player and built-in MP3 encoder. You can use the line in to record directly from a cassette, CD or album without a PC. Combined with an FM radio and voice recording capabilities, it offers the first customizable horizontal or vertical LCD with a white backlight […]

cool-tech
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The Maxtor 250GB Personal Storage 5000XT

The 250GB Personal Storage 5000XT is ideal for high capacity applications and files. It features the unique Maxtor OneTouch allowing backup copies of important files by touching one button. Flexible add-on storage for your home and office. With 250GB, you have enough capacity to hold and organize your storage-hungry applications and files. Lots of room […]

PALMTOP
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Review: Palm Zire $99USD PDA

A few weeks ago the folks at Palm sent me their latest incarnation to play with. The new standard for cheap handhelds, the $99USD ($169 CAD) Zire manages to get all the basics covered while still maintaining a bit of style. First up, this was NOT designed with me in mind. No, this one is […]