Author: Fabrizio Pilato

microsoft
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Palm and Microsoft Together with Treo

Palm today announced that their latest Treo 700 smartphones to be released will use the Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 platform. The new Treos are to be offered first on Verizon Wireless’ national network in the United States by early 2006. The Treo is stepping up to the well known RIM Blackberry device, it offers mobile […]

SAMSUNG
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Samsung SPH-V7900 Mobile Phone with 3GB HDD

Samsung has taken over the Korean market with their innovative designs, the latest in their impressive releases is a handset with fantastic features and functionality, the SPH-V7900. This handset is what the “music phones” of North America aspire to be, with a 3GB hard drive, MP3 player, 2 megapixel camera with both video and still […]

PRINTERS
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HP Releases Biometric iPAQ and Mobile Printer

HP today expanded their iPAQ line of Pocket PCs and released a mobile printer. The HP iPAQ rx1950 and the HP iPAQ hx2000 series Pocket PCs are the latest enhanced handhelds from HP. They come equipped with Windows Mobile 5.0 OS, driver enhanced mobile communication, entertainment and productivity solutions. The HP hx2790 is part of […]

microsoft phones
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Nokia 3250 music phone does the twist

Nokia’s latest 3250 music phone has quite an interesting design, one of their first of this style, and probably not the last. The Nokia 3250 music phone features a twisting bottom half, this lets users switch between the mobile phone and the MP3 player controls with just a snap. Sporting 10 hours of music, with […]

MOTOROLLA
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Motorola RAZR V3x Details Revealed

Motorola today revealed details of the new Motorola RAZR V3x, a new slim flip phone with 2-way video calling. The V3x features SCREEN3 technology, this gives you instant access to news, sports, entertainment and other content subscribed to, directly from your mobile devices home screen. Operators will love SCREEN3, as it is also an “instant” […]

Mobiles
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Mobile Phone Virus spreads to the Desktop

Cardtrp, a mobile phone virus affecting the Symbian Series 60 OS, is now capable of infecting Windows-based desktop computers. The new breed of virus spreads via Bluetooth and MMS, it can copy itself to a Windows computer through a phones memory card, if a memory card is present. Again, like most viruses of this nature, […]

Mobiles
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Freescale i.MX21 to power Zircon PDA Phone

The i.MX21 multimedia applications processor was chosen today to power the Zircon PDA phone by Oswin Technology. Running on the Windows CE.NET OS platform, the i.MX21 gives the Zircon many capabilities that were once left untapped in the CE category of devices. Oswin’s Zircon PDA phone is a tri-band GSM (900, 1800, 1900 MHz), GPRS […]

SANDISK
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SanDisk Cruzer Micro gets ‘U3 Smart’

SanDisk has shipped their first U3 Smart flash drive, it has been designed to enable a user to store and manage their “personal workspace”; files, programs, passwords and settings, all on a device the size of a pack of gum. The SanDisk Cruzer Micro with U3 will offer a secure and customized experience on any […]

Technology
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Apricorn MicroKey is Rugged and Lightweight

Apricorn has released an affordable 4GB and 6GB MicroKey data storage device. The crush-resistant aluminum alloy casing and extensive shock mounting provide hefty insulation for the 1-inch hard drive, this makes it so durable that Apricorn is claiming it can withstand 2000G’s of force upon impact when it’s not operating, and 200G’s when operating. The […]

LAPTOPS
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Asus W5A Notebook Computer Reviewed

The Asus W5A is one of the most compact and stylish notebook computers ever released by ASUSTeK Computer. It has the solid functioning characteristics of the well-known IBM Thinkpad, with the soft and simple elegance of the Apple iBook. The W5A (aka Asus W5 and ASUS W5000A) is manufactured in two stylish models; white and […]

Technology
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Royal Hot Shots Keychain Digital Photo Viewer

Royal Consumer Information Products just launched a pocket-sized digital picture album called the Hot Shots keychain. The little eggdrop-shaped photo viewer has a 1.1-inch LCD and can store 56 photos in hand. The Hot Shots battery is charged through USB, it will give you about 5.5 hours of photo viewing, which is a heck of […]

Environment
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Rhapsody Radio goes mobile

Sprint and RealNetworks have decided to offer streaming music from Rhapsody online to the Sprint PCS Multimedia Vision Service customers. Rhapsody mobile will include streaming podcasts, “Beats N Breaks” and music news and videos. “Rhapsody Radio includes “Urban Hitz Radio,” “Alternative Radio,” “Country,” “70s Station” and “Pop Hits,” as well as “Beats N Breaks,” which […]

windows
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Sprint PPC-6700, First Windows Mobile 5.0 PDA in US

Sprint has officially just let loose the first Windows Mobile 5.0 PDA in the US. It’s called the Sprint PCS Vision Smart Device, PPC-6700, and features EV-DO, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. Many will drool over it’s CDMA and Wi-Fi capabilities, it even sports a 1.3 megapixel camera with full video capabilities. With Evolution Data Optimized […]

Wi-fi
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Bell and Rogers to Sweep Canada with Wireless Services

A massive cooperation between Canada’s two major wireless carriers will result in one of the most extensive wireless broadband networks in the world. A pool of broadband spectrum holdings owned by Rogers Communications and Bell Canada will be used for the network, Inukshuk Internet Inc., are the ones in charge of the plan. Bell and […]

toshiba
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Toshiba Reveals Prototype Fuel Cell MP3 Players

Toshiba Corporation of Japan, also the world leader in fuel-cell technology for mobile devices, has revealed two prototype direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) devices. They are designed to test the operations of mobile audio players in conjunction with fuel cell technology. The two fuel cell units have an output power of 100mQ and 300mW, which […]

Nintendo
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Nintendo revolution game controller revealed

Nintendo revealed their latest design innovation, a dual device controller for the upcoming Nintendo Revolution games console. The television style remote control will allow users to enjoy games with just one hand. It also has a cabled thumb-stick style analog controller attached, which can be used as a gun trigger for popular first person shooter […]

IPOD
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Speck Launches 9 Funky iPod Nano Cases

Speck Products wasted no time at all before announcing their ubber cool iPod nano cases. The nine different stylish models come in a variety of colours, shapes and textures, they will be on store shelves in October ranging from $24.95 to $34.95. See press release below. Nano SkinTight Deluxe- The classic, form-fitting skin features a […]

CAMERA
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Canon Unveils the IXY Digital L3

Canon’s upgrade to their IXY Digital L2 will come in October with the IXY Digital L3. The 5.0 Megapixel L3 with 1.8-inch TFT is the first L-series Canon to offer a 2.4X optical zoom and a 4X digital zoom. Photos can be transferred over high-speed USB 2.0 as far as the battery goes, it has […]

Sony
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Sony HDPS-M10 40GB Portable Photo Backup

Sony Japan has released a 40 GB portable storage device that is targeted to digital photographers all around, not just Sony ones. The Sony HDPS-M10 is 135 x 92 x 30mm, weighs 300g and sports a 40GB 2.5-inch HDD. Support for Compact Flash Type I, II, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory […]

Vodafone
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Cisco, Linksys and Vodafone Unveil 3G/UMTS Wireless Router

The Linksys WRT54G3G Wireless-G Router, although not the first to offer this technology, will connect up to 5 remote WLAN users to the internet via a Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS data card. This type of device particularily appeals to working mobile teams; construction workers, accountants, media and any other group of workers that are mainly […]

IPOD
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Alienized Plantronics MX100s iPod and Cell Phone headphones

What looks to be like some extra-terrestrial implants, are what Plantronics is calling the MX100s. These are the latest in iPod listening, styling and efficiency accessories to hit the streets. They are designed to fit into a 2.5 mm and 3.5 mm headphone jack simultaneously, that means your normal iPod (or mp3 player) and a […]

Mercedes
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Benz and Beamer get iPods

If the Harry iPod (Harry Potter) wasn’t enough, Apple has gone and licensed the iPod to even more companies to give them their own style and design. Mercedez Benz and BMW will be offering their own branded iPods, most likely to work with some in-car iPod interface they have up their sleeves, or maybe just […]

SAMSUNG
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Samsung Creates 16-gigabit NAND Chips

Samsung Electronics today unveiled a new NAND flash memory chip that will ultimately double storage capacity of what we have today. The 16-gigabit NAND chips will be combined on a compact flash memory card, providing up to 32-gigabytes of storage; Equivalent to 200 years worth of daily newspaper archives, 8,000 MP3 music files or 20 […]

skype
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eBay Buys Skype for $2.4B Cash

It happened almost over night, but eBay managed to open fast and close fast, just as they do so well. Skype Technologies today agreed to a buy-out of $2.6 billion in cold hard cash plus eBay stock, not a bad deal, and seemed too good for Niklas Zennstrom to refuse. Besides, he still gets to […]

Mobiles
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AMOI A660 Mobile Cell Phone with DV Camcorder

Cell phones these days have everything from digital cameras, mp3 players to FM radios, so why stop there? Chinese manufacturer AMOI, has released their model A660 mobile phone with flip out display and DV camcorder functionality. Being a DV camcorder is no amazing feat, but the display’s flipping mechanism allows the user to control the […]

IPOD
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Pioneer VSX-74TXVi and VSX-72TXV iPod-ready home AV receivers

Pioneer has just released a pair of XM Satellite Radio and iPod compatible A/V Receivers for the home. Their Pioneer Elite A/V VSX-74TXVi and VSX-72TXV receivers act as the “brains” behind your home theater. Aside from automatic room-tuning that processes the sweet spot for you without any moving of your speakers, the two HDTV ready […]

HARDWARE
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Imation 2.0 GB USB Micro Lock

Imation will release a USB device in the shape of a lock. This design will allow the device to be attached to your bag, keychain or anywhere else that is easily accessible and safe while on the move. A sliding mechanism will allow the lock to stay shut and only open when you release the […]

LAPTOPS
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HP Makes Plans for In-Home Wireless TVs

HP has interesting plans for consumers next year when they plan to introduce a 37-inch high-definition television that will allow users to connect to the internet through their PC or router anywhere in the home, according to an HP executive. Slated for distribution next summer, the advanced digital media technology will enable HP HDTVs to […]

cool-tech
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PalmSource Sold to Access Co.

Japan’s Access Co., Ltd., well known for their mobile content browser NetFront, has purchased PalmSource, Inc. the official provider of Palm OS, for US $324.3 million cash. The acquisition of PalmSource is expected to further extend Access’ leadership as a provider of mobile content delivery and Internet Access software for mobile devices worldwide. With this […]

Technology
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Pace Reveals first ever DVB-H PVR

The first ever DVB-H mobile PVR is being shown at IBC today, Pace has developed the mobile TV device with included PVR functionality to “revolutionize the way we watch TV”. The DVB-H, aka Digital Video Mobile Broadcasts, mobile PVR is Pace’s PDH400 product. With it users can watch TV in real time, in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC […]

Technology
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NTT DoCoMo’s i-channel News Service uses FlashCast

NTT DoCoMo has selected FlashCast technology for their i-channel news service just launched today. By pushing the i-channel button on their mobile handset, users can select the news, weather, entertainment, sports, horoscopes or whichever channel they please. The service is being launched concurrently with FOMA 701i series, a mid-range 3G handset developed specifically for NTT […]

BLUETOOTH
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Bluetooth Access Point offers PTSN Calling from your Mobile Phone

Enustech has released a Bluetooth access point that will connect your Bluetooth cell phone to a standard PSTN home telephone line. The technology sounds shocking, which Bluetooth cell phones that it will function with are unknown at this time, but this product will surely take off in any market. The STAP-100 will save you a […]

Sony
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Sony Redfines the WALKMAN 26 years later

Sony has released their 20GB (NW-A3000) and 6GB (NW-A1000) portable audio devices, dubbing them as the new face for the Sony WALKMAN name. Sporting an impressive advanced organic EL display, these two players feature new shuffle functions. By selecting ‘My Favorite Shuffle’, the device automatically selects the most listened to 100 songs and plays them […]

MP3
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Alienware CE-IV digital audio player

Alienware today released their CE-IV MP3 players with 512MB and 1GB of built-in memory. Not the most storage for today’s standards, but enough to keep your trip to the gym or trek to the grocery store a bit interesting. You can also add more via the SD/MMC expansion, or if you still haven’t had enough, […]

headphone
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Hearing Loss? Earbud Headphones will do it

Those snug fitting earbud style headphones, although sound great, may be damaging your hearing. According to a study published last year in the journal Ear and Hearing reported results from Dr. Brian Fligor of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fligor investigated a variety of headphones and found that, on average, the smaller they were and the […]

Technology
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Sharp Reveals M4000 WideNote with Advanced Power Management

Sharp has just introduced their lightest and brightest wide-screen notebook for the US market today, the Sharp M 4000 WideNote. They are featuring the Intel Pentium M Processor 740 (1.73 GHz with 2MB of Level 2 cache) in the WideNote, it also sports a 13.3-inch WXGA wide-screen LCD that they say offers brightness and clarity […]

BLUETOOTH
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Logitech Releases New Wireless Mice, Including first with Bluetooth

Logitech has released several new wireless mice for the desktop and mobile platforms. One of which is being dubbed as the first “Smart Mouse”, the MX610, it can conduct 2-way communications with your PC and provide email or IM instant notifications; Blue Light for E-Mail, Orange Light for IM. Also their latest mobile mouse, and […]

HARDWARE
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Pretec 4GB MMC Plus 266X Flash Memory Extendable to 2TB

At IFA in Berlin today, Pretec unveiled their 4GB MMC Plus 266X flash memory card that is extendable to 2TB. Pretec is claiming that this is the fastest and largest MMC card in the world. Theoretical maximum speed of today’s popular MMC 3.x and SD 1.0 cards are 2.5MB/s (16X) and 12.5MB/s (83X) in SD’s […]

Hyundai
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Hyundai Mini HY-T08 OLED AV Player

The Chinese mobile device arm of Hyundai, has just released their latest 1GB flash memory based MP3 player with colour OLED display and video playback with MTV file support. The Hyundai HY-T08 is capable of storing about two films (4 hours of MTV) for your viewing pleasure, however the 1.5-inch OLED screen may seem a […]

SAMSUNG
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Samsung neXus MP3 Player with XM Support

Samsung Electronics this week announced their collaboration with XM and the release of the Samsung neXus XM Satellite Radio/MP3 Player. The player will allow listeners to tune in and store 50 hours of content (1GB storage, or 25 hours on the 512MB model). Digital content can be played anywhere, allowing for total portable listening for […]

CAMERA
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Kodak and Nikon Announce First Wi-Fi Digitals

Eastman Kodak and Nikon are the first manufacturers to unveil a Wi-Fi enabled digital camera to market. Kodak’s Easyshare-One zoom digital camera will be available in October, while Nikon’s compact Coolpix P1 and P2 are expected to be on store shelves by September 15. The technology is meant to ease the process of transferring, backing […]

MP3
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Philips Announces GoGear HDD1630 and HDD6330 Audio Jukeboxes

Philips Electronics is putting out two harddrive jukeboxes, the HDD1630 and HDD6330, under the GoGear line. These jukeboxes are designed to play MP3 and WMA music or FM Radio, and act as a USB mass storage device for saving and viewing photographs. The HDD1630 is a 6GB player, while the HDD6330 boasts a much larger […]

All Tablets Reviews
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Wacom Graphire Bluetooth Tablet Review

Being an amateur photographer and having a background in photo editing, image manipulation and touch-ups, may make me appreciate the Wacom Graphire Bluetooth Tablet a little more than most users, which is why I jumped at the chance to get one when it first came out. Wacom has a large catalog of tablets available, from […]

Environment
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Globalsat SD-502 SDIO GPS Receiver for PDAs and Smartphones

Globalsat has revealed that their new SD-502 SDIO GPS receiver unveiled at CeBIT earlier this year, will be shipping soon and features the Sarantel GeoHelix GPS antenna. This receiver provides instant navigational capabilities and high performance GPS while on the move. The SD-502 will allow users to turn their PDAs and smartphones with SD support […]

Technology
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BlueSecure Access Point 1500 with Zero Config Technology

Bluesocket has announced their new 802.11 a/b/g BlueSecure Access Point 1500 is now shipping. The enterprise class AP requires no configuration from the end user and includes the industry’s first centralized RF sensor. The Zero-Config technology is a main feature for the BlueSecure Access Point, it’s ease of use will appeal to a wide range […]

LAPTOPS
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Logitech V20 USB Powered Laptop Speakers

Logitech has released a lightweight and compact set of speakers designed to conveniently go wherever your laptop goes. The Logitech V20 laptop speakers are USB powered, therefore leaving one less thing for you to worry about. They come with a collapsible stand for each satellite speaker, a protective travel case for easy mobility, and to […]

Technology
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FCC Delays VoIP Emergency Acknowledgement Disconnect

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to give Internet telephone service providers more time to receiver customer acknowledgement regarding the limitations of 911 access with their VoIP service. Originally, the FCC ordered carriers to notify subscribers of the emergency limitations and receive affirmations by late August, this was set in July. Now carriers […]

T.V's
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Cowon A2 PMP with 4-inch LCD and PVR Support

Korean multimedia device manufacturer Cowon, has launched the 20 and 30GB Cowon A2 PMP with 4-inch 16:9 TFT LCD. The player supports DivX, XviD, MPEG4 and WMV9 video, as well as MP3, OGG, WMA(ASF) and WAV audio files. An AV input adapter allows for the recording of video and audio, with the capability to schedule […]

SAMSUNG
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Samsung’s Latest DMB Phone Looks Sci-Fi

Samsung’s latest Digital Media Broadcast cell phone has it all, and you won’t be interrupted when enjoying a show. The Samsung SCH-B250 was unveiled today in Korea, it will be multi-tasker friendly by allowing users to call or send instant messages while watching DMB. A built-in 2 megapixel camera has advanced photo editing functions and […]