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IBM Introduces no-tech notebook


By John G. Spooner ZDNet IBM on Friday unveiled a new laptop that aims to appeal to technophiles and technophobes alike. The TransNote combines IBM’s ThinkPad mini-notebook with a scribble pad that can translate and record notes written on paper to the PC. IBM says that the design of the ...

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Toshiba to release low power MPEG-4 encoding/decoding chip


Toshiba Corporation today announced the availability of a single-chip, low-power MPEG-4 encoding and decoding (CODEC) solution. This new chip, designated TC35273XB, integrates an MPEG-4 CODEC with 12-megabits (Mb) of embedded DRAM to deliver a low-power, end-to-end solution with encoding, transmission and decoding functionality that fully supports the MPEG-4 industry standard. ...

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iRock 680 MP3 Karoke Player


First International Digital, Inc., a Motorola spin-off with nearly 100 patents in audio, video, speech and communications technology, today showcased its newest, feature-packed, portable MP3 player – iRock 680. An industry first, the iRock 680 features patented proprietary software called “MP3K,” a karaoke function that allows the user to view ...

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Sony “Infostick” Bluetooth Memory Module


Sony Corporation demonstrated working prototypes of the “Infostick” Bluetooth module at CES 2001 International. This is part of an ongoing effort to develop the Memory Stick Expansion Module, which utilizes the form factor and interface terminals/protocols of the Memory Stick to add various hardware functions to compliant products. The Infostick ...

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Ultra-Pocket credit card sized digital camera


SMaL Camera Technologies, Inc., a developer of low power CMOS imagers and intelligent cameras for a variety of markets, including low cost consumer cameras, handheld electronics, intelligent transportation systems, and surveillance, introduced today at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada the Ultra-Pocket™, a digital still camera ...

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Crusoe Processor Powers Philips Net Display


Transmeta Corporation today announced that the Crusoe microprocessor is being implemented in Philips Components’ Net Display Modules to be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Philips’ Net Display Modules are the consumer electronics industry’s only in-panel, system-board integrated touch-screen liquid crystal display (LCD) modules. These displays enable ...

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MkiVki, a Visual Music Player


MkiVki, as a visual music player, is the first portable equipment that enables the user to edit the image and music randomly and play them. Unlike MP3 players that can only play music, the user can view music video and, take and edit moving/still pictures so that the user can ...

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ParaFone awarded best of show at CES2001


Arkon Networks Inc., is pleased to announce that the Parafone™ has been named an honoree and the winner of the “Best of Show” telephony product from a competitive field of entries at the prestigious Innovations 2001 Design and Engineering Showcase at the Consumer Electronics Show. Jointly hosted by the Consumer ...

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The new look of shopping at home


Gamut Interactive, Inc. has developed technology that makes all media interactive, including television, print, Internet, direct marketing/messaging and advertising. At the heart of this innovation is the Gamut personal shopping and savings device. The hand-held Gamut will change the way you shop forever. With Gamut’s advanced functionality and convenience, you ...

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MpFit affordable MP3 CD Player with Remote


The MPFit is a stylish new update to the MPTrip MP3 CD Player. With it’s soft touch buttons and clear LCD display, the MPFit will prove to be one of the best and sought-after gifts for your friends and family members! Unlike the MPTrip, the MPFit can display the song ...

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PhatNoise’ Linux PhatBox lets you play MP3’s in Car


PhatNoise, Inc., developer of the first complete automotive digital media jukebox system, today announced that Visteon Corporation has licensed PhatNoise’s award-winning technology for a new vehicle audio system called the MACH® MP3 Jukebox. Visteon’s MACH MP3 Jukebox, powered by PhatNoise technology, will enable consumers to enjoy MP3 and WMA music ...

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Portable SuperDisk 240 Drive with MP3 decoder


COMPRO™ PDS-AV is a compact and portable MP3 player based on UltraSD technology. It doubles as a digital media storage device for desktop and notebook computers via a wide choice of interface including USB, 1394 or PCMCIA. Take it away as a portable MP3 audio player with your MP3 library ...

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Mikli Vision eyeglass mounted Camera


Mikli Vision connects to a recorder pack to video tape anything in your point of view. A small hand held remote controls all of the vital functions : ON/OFF, recording, speed, White balance, gain,automatic/manual settings. The Camera fits into a special part of the front of the pack when detached ...

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ArialPhone Wearable Wireless Communications


ArialPhone Corp., of Vernon Hills, Ill., today announced its company launch as a provider of wearable, wireless earset communications devices and voice-enabling software applications. With the announcement, the company marks the creation of an entirely new category of wireless communications product that provides a more convenient and effective way for ...

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SmartData unveils the Architecture of the Pocket Bee


Pascal Bauermeister, head of software development for Smartdata announces the architecture of PocketBee, a small footprint Embedded Linux operating system being developed for use on the company’s new credit-card sized “Chipslice” portable/mobile/wearable computer. Smartdata is developing a modular credit card-sized pocket device, Chipslice, that can serve as the basis of ...

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