Mobile phones linked to eye cancer

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A group of scientists claim to have discovered a link between mobile phone use and eye cancer. Research by the team at the University of Essen in Germany found that people who regularly use a mobile are three times more likely to develop cancer of the eye. The scientists examined 118 patients who each suffered […]

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Qubit Orbit to use AirPrime CDMA Wireless Internet Services

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Qubit Technology, a leader in the Internet appliance market, today announced it has signed an agreement making AirPrime Incorporated the provider of CDMA-based wireless access solutions for the Qubit Orbit, the company’s wireless Web Tablet. “We are extremely pleased to be working with AirPrime on this development,” said David Armitage, president and CEO of Qubit […]

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The Throne: Microsoft ‘e-cliner’

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Call it Couch Potato 2.0. Luxury armchair maker La-Z-Boy Inc. and software giant Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday officially launched a living room throne for the Internet age, complete with computer jacks and equipment for surfing the Web on a television set. The seat comes with a Microsoft WebTV receiver, wireless keyboard and two free months […]

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ImagiWorks Enhances Sensor-Based Data Acquisition System for Palm Devices

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ImagiWorks(TM), Inc., the leading provider of sensor-based science education packages for K-12 on the Palm(TM) computing platform, today unveiled ImagiProbe(TM) 2.0, a powerful new version of its Palm-compatible sensor-based data acquisition system for science and math education. The ImagiProbe system enables users to attach sensors to Palm OS devices and collect, display and analyze data […]

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Uninterruptible Power Supply Status Delivered to Mobile Phones

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In an effort to give IT managers the flexibility and management capabilities they desire to maintain their networks availability, American Power Conversion (APC) today announced a new version of its Web/SNMP Management Card that is compatible with wireless application protocol (WAP) – enabled mobile phones when used with APC’s Smart- UPS® or Matrix® units. The […]

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Apple Unveils One Inch Thick Titanium PowerBook G4

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Apple® today redefined mobile computing with the new Titanium PowerBook® G4 featuring PowerPC G4 processors with Velocity Engine™ running up to 500 MHz, a 15.2-inch (diagonal) mega-wide display, slot-loading DVD drive and 5 hour battery—all in a one inch thick Titanium enclosure weighing just 5.3 pounds. “The all new Titanium PowerBook G4 is the most […]

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Conversay Speech-Enables the First Linux PDA

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Conversay, a global leader in speech technology solutions for both mobile and traditional Internet access devices, announced it will provide the speech interface for the Linux-based YOPY® PDA system, making it the first Linux PDA to employ a speech interface. G.Mate, from Seoul, South Korea, and CenterComm of San Diego, Calif., developed the YOPY system. […]

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New Card Promises High-Speed Wireless Networking

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Sierra Wireless today announced that is has signed a distribution and supply agreement with Wireless WebConnect! to offer the AirCard 400 for the Ricochet 128 kbps network (“AirCard 400 for Ricochet”). Commercial shipments of the AirCard 400 to Wireless WebConnect! are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2001. Sierra Wireless’ AirCard 400 is […]

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Hitachi to hit market with first DVD-RAM camcorder

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Hitachi America, Ltd., Home Electronics Division announced that its revolutionary DVD-RAM camcorder will ship to retailers end of January, 2001. Retailing for $1999.95, the DZ-MV100A records superior-quality video or 1,998 mega-pixel (one million pixels) still photos onto an eight-centimeter DVD-RAM disc that is rewritable up to 100,000 times with no image degradation. “This is a […]

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Palm to beam Visa charges

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by Matt Berger If you own a Palm, buying via credit card is about to get easier. This newest application of the Palm introduced Saturday at the Consumer Electronics Show, will allow users to make a Visa credit card purchase by beaming account information from a Palm handheld to a credit card terminal. The process, […]

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Philips Launches Touch-Screen Display That Provides Wireless Internet Access

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Philips Electronics NV launched a mobile touch-screen display that gives users wireless Internet access. The Dutch electronics giant said the liquid-crystal display would help create thin, light wireless Internet appliances. It said it had achieved the development by building into the display a system board for Internet access and software drivers that support an operating […]

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Raft of new wireless technologies could lead to airwave gridlock

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By Jared Sandberg For months it was driving Howard McCollister nuts. The 50-year-old surgeon from Deerwood, Minn., had equipped his kids’ Apple laptops with wireless antennas called the AirPort. The doodads allow the McCollister siblings to connect to the Internet without a direct phone line. Instead, they receive their Internet link through the air, via […]

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WalkAbout Launches Powerful Tablet Computer That Goes Beyond Tough

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WalkAbout Computers, the world leader in ruggedized “Pen Based” mobile computers, announces the HH3, a new feature rich 400 MHz Pentium powered addition to its successful HAMMERHEAD line of computer solutions. Designed for use in extremely demanding environments in-plant, in-vehicle or outdoors, the HH3 combines design simplicity, world class performance, and wireless networking into a […]

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Palm Pilots now becoming Robots

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By Daniel Sorid Palm Pilot application No. 413: sending it for coffee. Ambitious owners of personal organizer can now move beyond such passe uses such as making phone calls, ordering movie tickets, or snapping photos. Their Palm can now be turned into a robot. With a $300 kit available over the Web, everyday people can […]

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