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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 the song’s lyrics in synchronization with the music. Additionally, the ...

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Mobile phones linked to eye cancer


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 from uveal melanoma — a ...

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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 was developed using Sony’s proprietary baseband LSI chip and high ...

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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 that re-defines the affordable, compact digital camera. The Ultra-Pocket is ...

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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 very thin and light wireless Internet appliance products such as ...

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Qubit Orbit to use AirPrime CDMA Wireless Internet Services


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 Technology. “Since AirPrime is focused ...

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The Throne: Microsoft ‘e-cliner’


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 of the Internet service, which ...

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ImagiWorks Enhances Sensor-Based Data Acquisition System for Palm Devices


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 in context. ImagiWorks will demonstrate ...

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Uninterruptible Power Supply Status Delivered to Mobile Phones


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 Web/SNMP management card offers increased ...

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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 enjoy creating his or her own culture, which can appeal ...

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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 Electronics Association and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA,) ...

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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 will never miss a great shopping and savings opportunity again. ...

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Apple Unveils One Inch Thick Titanium PowerBook G4


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 revolutionary portable computer ever created,” ...

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Conversay Speech-Enables the First Linux PDA


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. “Support of Linux was a ...

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New Card Promises High-Speed Wireless Networking


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 the first wide-area “Always On” ...

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