Author: Fabrizio Pilato

Mobiles
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Pod2Mob Software Streams Podcasts to Mobile Phones

Pod2Mob announced today the launch of their podcast streaming service that enables consumers to listen to their favorite podcasts on their mobile handsets. The free application is one of the first on the market to provide such a service, it will turn any mobile phone into an iPod. If your phone has a built-in media […]

Mobiles
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Podcasting goes Mobile with Melodeo’s Mobilcast

Mobile podcasting is the next step for the popular technology just introduced this year. Melodeo, a peer-to-peer software manufacturer, has unveiled their software designed for podcasting on mobile phones. The application called Mobilcast, will allow people to search and download podcasts to their handsets from anywhere they please. Podcasts have grown to be accepted by […]

Mobiles
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Researchers Link Allergies, Skin Rashes to Cell Phones

Some people may have developed skin rashes or other allergic reactions recently, these sensitivities have been found to occur by the radiation emitted by mobile phones. Dr. Hajime Kimata from Unitika Hospital, Kyoto, Japan has found that microwaves emitted by cellular phones can ‘excite’ antigens in your bloodstream, which in turn causes increased allergic reactions […]

Environment
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Pentax *istDS2 Upgrade to the *istDS

Pentax has announced a sister model to the popular *istDS, which was introduced last year to the global photography market. The Pentax *ist DS2 is a super-compact Digital SLR featuring an extra-large 2.5-inch LCD monitor, a high-magnification glass pentaprism viewfinder and 6.1 megapixel sensor. The only noticeable difference between the DS2 and DS is the […]

Wi-fi
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Intel and Accela Enable Wireless Cities

Intel and leading government software management company Accela, have successfully deployed Accela Automation throughout Clevland, Ohio. The software enables the city’s new web-based enterprise permit, license, and code enforcement system. This system integrates activities citywide in one central data warehouse providing on-line services to citizens. By powering more than 100 city inspectors with mobile devices, […]

Technology
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Creative Zen Micro Photo with OLED and 8GB this Fall

Creative later in the fall will release a new colour screened photo-viewer to their MP3 player line. Very similar to Apple’s iPod Photo, the Creative Zen Micro Photo will sport an 8GB hard drive, 262K colour organic LED display which offers a very wide viewing angle, and richer more vivid colour. It will measure in […]

Mobiles
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Mobile Email in Demand

An online poll of adult consumers shows that the demand for mobile email has grown tremendously in the past years, more than 40 million US consumers want it, and they want it cheap. The poll was conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Critical Path, they found that consumers overwhelmingly want to be able […]

Technology
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VoIP Worries Security and Emergency Officials

Up until recent, it was relatively easy for a line tap to be placed on a suspects phone – even in emergency situations, emergency officials could easily locate the callers whereabouts. Now with the growing acceptance of VoIP, it is next to impossible for these calls to be traced and monitored as they once could […]

Mobiles
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Raytheon Develops Device to Disable Cell Phone Bomb Triggers

New Scientists’ research reporter Barry Fox has found an interesting new patent that could stop many bombs from every being detonated. With the increase in terrorist activity such as the London bombings, US Defence contractor Raytheon Company has designed a portable device that can quickly identify and disable cell phones that could be used to […]

Gaming
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Kyocera Candid KX16 offers Mobile Gaming with Alienware Gamepad Module

The Kyocera Candid KX16 is a colour clamshell phone that can be converted into a mobile gaming handset and will be targeted to International and US CDMA carriers. With a style and affordability that will appeal to many users, the features include external caller ID, VGA camera with flash and digital zoom, speakerphone, voice-activated dialing […]

Technology
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3G Moves Ahead with SkyCross UWB Antenna Technology

Novatel Wireless has selected SkyCross to supply them with ultra wideband and dual band antennas for their newest PCMCIA card modems. The SkyCross antenna will be integrated with the new Novatel Wireless card modems for GSM/UMTS and EVDO CDMA networks worldwide. Ultra wideband technology will provide next generation wireless services offering high-speed data for fast […]

Sony
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Sony Ericsson W550 Walkman Phone with 1.3 Megapixel Camera

Another addition to the Sony Ericsson Walkman phone family was unveiled today, the W550. While stereo music and 256MB of internal memory are the main features on the phone, it also adds a 1.3 megapixel camera, full Internet browsing capabilities, 2D games and Music/Video DJ software. Loading music to your handset is through Disc2Phone PC […]

Wi-fi
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Servinova begins seamless Wi-Fi-GSM/GPRS VoIP network testing with ASNAP

It was first an idea, then a plan, now it’s reality. Calypso Wireless‘ C1250i dual mode Wi-Fi/GSM-GPRS VoIP cellular phone will be put into action once tests are complete. Using the Cisco Aironet Access Point and the patented Calypso Wireless ASNAP technology, mobile users will be able to switch back and forth between cellular networks […]

Wi-fi
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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Alberta Canada Reviewed

As many join the mobile work force, the need to stay connected and continue to function in the most remote locations is sometimes a must – not a choice. This is why MobileMag plans to evaluate these services for the mobile business traveler. You can go about your business, in remote locations, without missing a […]

SAMSUNG
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Samsung p207 EDGE Mobile Phone with VoiceMode

The world’s first EDGE phone with VoiceMode will be available from Rogers Wireless in Canada later this week. The Samsung p207 is a tri-band (850/1800/1900 MHz) mobile phone that operates on Rogers GSM/GPRS/EDGE network. The p207 features VoiceMode, this software is provided by VoiceSignal and allows you to command the phone with speech-to-text. You can […]

sprint
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FCC Approves Sprint Nextel Merger

In about one week, Sprint and Nextel will have finalized their merger and jointly become a powerhouse wireless service provider called the Sprint Nextel Corporation. This was made possible by the FCC’s approval yesterday for the pending transaction from earlier in December 15th 2004. Once completed the Sprint Nextel common stock will trade on the […]

Technology
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Creative Zen Vision 30GB Launches for Pre-Order

So what does the Creative Zen Vision have that all the others are missing? Well to start, it sports a 3.7-inch SharpPix high-resolution 640×480 colour screen; this will give you what may be the sharpest and most vivid photo viewing and digital video playback to ever fit in your hand. Also the magnesium enclosure should […]

SAMSUNG
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Samsung YP-T8 provides Music and Movies on the go

Portable media players are usually quite large, bulky, and many don’t fit in your jeans pocket. Samsung has just unveiled their YP-T8 flash-based portable medial player that is small enough to fit anywhere, yet packed with enough features to keep you entertained for hours on end. With a crystal clear 1.8-inch TFT colour LCD, Samsung […]

Wi-fi
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Vonage and TowerStream team on Wireless VoIP

Fixed wireless broadband service provider TowerStream have formed an alliance with Vonage to offer their business customers wireless VoIP services. Customers in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Sanfrancisco, Boston, and the greater Providence and Newport, R.I. areas will be able to choose Vonage as their small business VoIP solution provider. This may be the […]

CAMERA
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Kodak EasyShare P850 and P880 digital cameras launched

Kodak has unveiled a couple beauties to the digital camera market today, their new Kodak EasyShare P850 and P880 cameras are for avid photographers that need a few extra tools to get the right shot. Kodak EasyShare P850 This camera will sell for US $499 and offers users a 5.1 megapixel sensor and features a […]

MOTOROLLA
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Nextel offers the Motorola i760 Mobile Phone

Nextel has announced the availability of the Motorola i760, an iDEN 800 mobile phone with 70 hours of standby and 4 hours talk time. The price is set at $149.99 with a 2-year agreement thanks to $50 instant rebate and $50 mail-in rebate from Nextel. The i760 has several features that are much desired for […]

Wi-fi
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Belkin Launches Wireless G Plus MIMO Networking Line

Belkin has a couple Wireless G Plus MIMO devices they will be offering this month in North America. These 802.11g wireless devices are designed for the need for speed, coverage and reliability when connecting to wireless systems. They feature 1000 feet wireless range, 10x faster operations than 802.11b, improved resistance from 2.4GHz device interference and […]

Technology
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TapWave Zeros the Zodiac

TapWave started up in May 2003 with big ideas for mobile entertainment products. Their team was a group of innovative and successful individuals from Palm, HP, Apple and Electronics Arts, so how could they possibly go wrong? The Zodiac was their first product, code-named “Helix”, it was to be released later that year. It began […]

sprint
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RadioShack dumps Verizon Wireless for Cingular and Sprint

RadioShack said today that it will begin offering Cingular Wireless mobile phones in 2006 and stop selling those of Verizon Wireless. The new agreement includes Cingular Wireless and Sprint PCS as RadioShacks official cellphone-service providers through their 5,121 stores nationwide. RadioShack is the largest independent wireless retailer in the US, this is surely going to […]

Apple
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HP Drops Apple’s iPod Line

A deal that never made much sense to begin with has now been terminated. Hewlett-Packard announced Friday that they will stop selling Apple players not even two months after their arrangement to sell a re-branded Apple iPod Mini. HP contributed to 5 percent of all iPods sold since January 2004 and 8 percent in the […]

Sony
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Sony Cyber-Shot T5 Digital Camera

Sony’s latest Cyber-shot DSC-T5 digital camera is ultra slim, colourful and compact. It gives users the benefit of capturing large crisp photos at 5.1 megapixels with razor sharp Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar optics. The good features include a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ Clear Photo LCD screen, 32 MB of internal memory and Memory Stick […]

SPECIAL OFFERS
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Acoustic Energy Wi-Fi Internet Radio

Acoustic Energy is now selling a home Wi-Fi Internet radio player, it can stream Real Audio, WMA and MP3 music which will cost you about zero dollars per month. The system will access over 10,000 stations across the world, all while chilling in your living room, bedroom, or even while cooking it up in the […]

Technology
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PGP Creator to protect VoIP

At the Black Hat Briefings conference in Las Vegas yesterday, Phil Zimmermann demonstrated his latest creation; secure voice over IP connections. The software application called Zfone, uses the Shtoom softphone and the Diffie-Hellman key agreement protocol. Zimmermann demonstrated the session-based encryption tool that allows two users on each end of a SIP-based VoIP connection to […]

MOTOROLLA
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Motorola and Cisco to offer Dual IP GSM Technology

As WLANs continue to cover more ground, many manufacturers are thinking ahead to offer dual mobility systems. Motorola and Cisco today have joined forces to deliver seamless enterprise mobility solutions that will merge IP telephony with cellular GSM technology. With these two networks closely integrated, mobile communications will move closer to becoming a seamless anywhere, […]

Apple
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Apple Mac Mini upgraded

Apple’s delicious Mac Mini has been enhanced with double the memory, new features, built-in wireless networking and DVD burning capabilities. Each Mac Mini now comes with 512MB of memory, standard across the board with prices starting at $499. The $599 version adds built-in wireless networking via Apple’s Airport Extreme and Bluetooth modules, and for $699 […]

CAMERA
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Fujifilm FinePix S9000, E900 and S5200 Digital Cameras Unveiled

Three seems to be the popular number of products manufacturers are releasing at a time these days, it may be good luck, or just a coincidence, but Fujifilm has just announced the new FinePix S9000, E900 and S5200 cameras to the North American market. These three cameras use Fujifilm’s Real Photo Technology, which consists of […]

MOTOROLLA
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Motorola A910 WiFi Handset, A728 and A732 Unveiled

Motorola has just revealed new handsets geared to deliver seamless mobile office connectivity for the mobile professional. The Motorola A910 with WiFi, A728 and A732 are all Linux-based handsets despite the recent release of the Windows Mobile powered Motorola Q handset with QWERTY keyboard. From Motorola’s Announcement Motorola A910 With Motorola’s next generation user interface, […]

ERICSSON
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Ericsson and BB Mobile Show Seamless 3G and WLAN Handover

Ericsson and BB Mobile this week demoed the first seamless handover of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) based video services between 3G mobile and WLAN. The live demonstration over Softbank BB’s commercial WLAN network and BB Mobile’ s WCDMA 3G mobile network was operating on the 1.7GHz frequency, it showed the ability for consumers to use […]

SAMSUNG
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Samsung SCH-B200 DMB Phone Official

Samsung has announced the availability of their latest satellite DMB phone, the SCH-B200 / SPH-B2000. Samsung’s US division has released a press announcement on the Samsung SCH-B200. It also now appears on their North American website as it was only available on their Korean website since it’s unveiling back in April of this year. Could […]

Wi-fi
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Zultys WIP 2: Wi-Fi IP Telephone

Zultys Technologies is adding the WIP 2 wireless IP phone to their line-up of VoIP products. Zultys has basically taken their ZIP 2×2 desktop IP phone and converted it to the mobile platform, all the features and functionality in the ZIP have been included. The phone is built on open standards and operates on a […]

MOTOROLLA
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Motorola Oakley RazrWire from Cingular Wireless Next Month

Cingular Wireless will begin selling the Bluetooth eyewear RazrWire this August. This is the first set of eyewear from Oakley to combine Bluetooth wireless technology for mobile communication purposes. Bruce Hawver, vice president of Motorola’s Mobile Device Business said “With this one-of-a-kind Bluetooth-enabled mobile eyewear, active consumers can stay connected while moving from one environment […]

News
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FingerGear Announces First Computer-On-a-Stick

FingerGear is claiming to be the first computer on a stick, hence the name Computer-On-a-Stick. Not extremely clever but we gotta give it to them for packing an onboard operating system plus office suite on a 256MB USB Flash Drive. The Computer-On-a-Stick is a bootable USB 2.0 flash drive, with the price of memory these […]

Computing
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Targus Releases Portable Peripherals for Mobile Commuters

Targus has set out to cover all corners for the mobile worker, their latest products that began selling today are compact and designed to be easily carried in a notebook case, they include the Rechargeable Stow-No-Go Wireless Optical Mouse, Wireless Stow-N-Go Keypad, 40GB Ultra Slim Pocket Hard Drive and Super Mini USB 2.0 4-Port Hub […]

Wi-fi
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Wireless Technology Taken Too Far: Microwave Beam Burns

When you think of Gigahertz, home phones or wireless video devices come to mind, but what about an advanced weapon to control crowds in a riot? This is precisely what Raytheon Company has developed. The Active Denial Technology is a non-lethal weapon classified as “less lethal” by the US Pentagon, it will fire a 95Ghz […]

LAPTOPS
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NFL Team Buys RF Pill to Monitor Body Temperature

A radio pill that transmits a player’s body temperature to a nearby wireless device may be considered for use by the Minnesota Vikings. Four years ago the Vikings former linesman Korey Stringer died of a heatstroke. The Vikings attorneys claim that Stringer’s use of the controversial supplement ephedra was the cause of this stroke, his […]

T.V's
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Panasonic Releases Trio of Lumix Digital Cameras

Panasonic has announced three very high-quality additions to their Lumix digital camera line-up today. The Lumix DMC-FZ30 is their 8 Megapixel DSLR, it will sell for around US $950 and offer a versatile lens capable of 12x optical zoom or adding a telephoto or wide-angle lens via an adaptor. Their Lumix DMC-FX9 is an update […]

Wi-fi
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Wi-Mesh 802.11s Standardization Begins

Discussions at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have started today, the topic; Wi-Mesh (802.11s). This future wireless network is designed to extend the reach of Wi-Fi networks to long distances, indoors or outdoor while each access point carries others’ traffic along. The 15 proposals to be considered will be reviewed in San […]

T.V's
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Delkin eFilm Pop-Up Shades Protect Camera LCDs

Delkin’s eFilm Pop-Up Shades are designed to fit on many popular Digital SLR and point and shoot cameras; their purpose is to protect the LCD screen from being damaged and also act as an anti-glare guard. They are sturdy, lightweight and easily installed by a removable peel-n-stick glue surface. Delkin plans to introduce 100 different […]

skype
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Skype extends Mobile Voice over WiFi Coverage

Everyone is excited about all the new WiFi and VoIP services that will soon be available throughout the globe. It is inevitable, but we still have to wait. Skype has brought it all one step closer by partnering with The Cloud, a leading WiFi network provider in Europe. The new agreement will offer low cost […]

Facebook Games
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Verizon Wireless to sell EA games

Verizon Wireless will be selling video games from Electronic Arts in the next coming weeks. The titles to be carried are Tiger Woods PGA Tour, NBA Live 06 and Madden NFL 06; VCAST high-speed data customers will be able to download them directly from their handsets. Electronic Arts has plans to unveil 15 to 20 […]

All laptop Reviews
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LapWorks Laptop Legs/Mac Feet Reviewed

Such a minor thing like laptop feet can be easily over looked when purchasing a portable computer. I know I never gave it a thought when I bought my PowerBook G4, but after some time of using a laptop that was completely flat on my desk, funny things began happening. First you notice an immense […]

Technology
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Sharp Develops Multi-View Display Technology

Sharp’s European laboratories have developed an innovative multiple viewing angle liquid crystal display. When I say multiple viewing angle, I really mean multiple viewing, the display can show different information depending on what angle you are facing. This technology can be implemented into any device you would want to protect information on, Bank ATM screens, […]

cool-tech
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Palm to PalmOne and back again

It all started in 2003 when Palm Inc. announced their plans to acquire a handheld computing manufacturer called Handspring in the fall of that year. The strategy to divide their software and hardware divisions into two separate entities seemed good at the time, this would allow PalmOne to focus on handheld computer hardware (like the […]