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Hitachi to hit market with first DVD-RAM camcorder


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 revolutionary product that opens a ...

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Palm to beam Visa charges


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, which enables a secure point-of-sale ...

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Philips Launches Touch-Screen Display That Provides Wireless Internet Access


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 system. Philips also said the ...

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Raft of new wireless technologies could lead to airwave gridlock


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 a small radio transmitter connected ...

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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 titles in the LCD display! You can use it in ...

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WalkAbout Launches Powerful Tablet Computer That Goes Beyond Tough


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 very compact, lightweight and easy ...

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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 tracks through their existing vehicle audio system. The MACH® MP3 ...

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Visteon licenses Phatnoise for new In-Car MP3 CD Player


Imagine one CD with up to 10 hours of personalized, non-stop music playing right in your own vehicle. This is now possible with the new Visteon MACH MP3 Music System introduced by Visteon Corporation. The new Visteon MACH MP3 Music System combines compressed file playback technology and efficient memory storage to give drivers the ability to store hundreds of songs ...

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Palm Pilots now becoming Robots


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 turn their Palm Pilots into ...

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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 on Floppy or UltraSD. Or connect it to Audio system ...

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Sprint, Palm Alliance to Unleash CDMA Wireless Internet Access On Handheld Computers


Sprint PCS, the fastest-growing wireless carrier in the United States, and Palm, Inc., a pioneer in the field of mobile and wireless Internet solutions and a leading provider of handheld computers, today announced an agreement to market and sell wireless solutions for handhelds using the Palm OS® platform, the leading handheld operating system. This strategic alliance represents the first CDMA ...

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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 to prevent damage and scratches when not in use. The ...

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Motorola iRadio System Hits the Road at CES 2001


Motorola today announced its Internet radio prototype called iRadiotm, a revolutionary concept in in-vehicle information and entertainment via wireless Web access. The company will unveil iRadiotm, the latest DigitalDNAtm technology from Motorola, at the Consumer Electronics Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 6-9, 2000 (booth #19119 in the Sands Expo & Convention Center). A smart technology to be offered by ...

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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 consumers to place and receive phone calls – whether via ...

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Intel Introduces Portable Audio Player


Intel Corporation today introduced a portable digital audio player that provides up to four hours of music programming and more than 20 hours of spoken-word audio. The new product is equipped with 128 MB of memory for storing digital audio in MP3 and Windows* Media Audio (WMA) formats. The Intel® Pocket Concert™ Audio Player can be used with the optional ...

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