Apple Introduces 10GB iPod—2,000 Songs in Your Pocket


Apple® has announced a second model of its groundbreaking iPod® digital music player that features a 10GB hard drive, allowing users to pack an incredible 2,000 CD-quality songs into the iPod’s ultra-portable, 6.5-ounce design. Apple also announced that all iPod owners can now download free software that adds the ability to download and store contact lists with up to 1,000 ...

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Sony Develops SDR-4X a Small Biped Entertainment Robot


Sony Corporation today announced the development of a prototype small biped entertainment robot “SDR-4X” that can adapt its performance to its environment and situations found in the home to further develop the possibility for a biped-walking robot. Richer communication with people can be realized by a variety of sensor systems, performance control software based on memory and learning, and a ...

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Casio Introduces the EXILIM EX-S1


Casio, Inc., Dover, NJ, along with Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, introduced the EXILIM EX-S1, a credit-card-sized digital camera that is the smallest, thinnest and lightest in the world. The announcement was made at the CeBIT show that opened in Hanover, Germany today. The EXILIM EX-S1 is only 11.3 mm thick, 88 mm wide x 55 mm high and ...

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Ontro Self-Heating Container Now Available for Consumer Trial


Ontro, Inc. which has developed a patented technology for producing fully contained, self-heating containers today announced the first ever limited in-store sales test program of a nationally known branded product in the Ontro container. Ontro’s marketing strategy has been to target major food and beverage companies in order to commercialize our self-heating technology. In this regard Ontro has worked with ...

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Tiqit eightythree is the First Handheld to run Windows or Linux/Unix OS


eightythree, the first computer you can use while walking that combines the portability of a handheld with the functionality and software compatibility of a Windows/Linux/UNIX PC, will be unveiled at the opening of CeBIT next week by Tiqit Computers. Previously considered impossible to engineer, let alone mass-produce, the eightythree is not a concept product. Instead, Tiqit has built a fully ...

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Cingular Wireless to be First in United States to Offer New Motorola V70: A MotoMarvel of Style and Design


Today, at CTIA Wireless 2002, Motorola, Inc. and Cingular Wireless announced an exclusive agreement that will make Cingular Wireless the first carrier for the Motorola V70 in North America. Cingular is expected to begin exclusively offering the phone in May in its GSM markets. A breakthrough in both style and design, the model V70 combines a futuristic form factor with ...

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Success in R&D of Optimal, Small-Scale, High-Performance Fuel Cells for Portable Devices


The newly developed fuel cells are available for a wide range of applications, such as laptop computers, digital cameras, PDA, and pocket TV receivers, thanks to their compact size and long lifetime. Casio’s fuel cell technology will be officially presented at a chemical engineering conference to be held on March 27, 2002. More than 100 inventions have been made concerning ...

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IC Media Introduces Single Chip Camera for PDAs and Cell Phones


IC Media Corporation today introduced the ICM-202 single-chip camera for cell phones and PDAs. While a backend controller can be added for digital still camera designs, this hassle-free camera chip features built-in automatic color balancing and digital YUV output so system integrators can save valuable space by not adding a backend controller for PDAs and cellular phones. IC Media Corporation ...

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Toshiba Unveils 110GB Next-Generation DVD


Toshiba Corp. is displaying a new type of double-sided DVD capable of storing 110GB of data at the CeBIT 2002 event being held March 13 through March 20 in Hannover, Germany. The new twin-sided DVDs incorporate a double recording layer construction, Toshiba said. Toshiba also has recently developed another type of new next-generation DVD as a potential follow-up to current ...

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Philips ProntoNeo SBC RU930 Offers Single Remote Control Solution for Home Cinema


Philips continues to expand its line-up in universal remote controls, by introducing the ProntoNeo SBC RU930 – a new and affordable universal remote control, aimed at the home cinema enthusiast looking for full functionality and maximum ease-of-use. The ProntoNeo is an addition to the current range of Philips’ universal remote controls. It helps make technology easier to use with a ...

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Sony’s Net MD Technology Breaks Music Speed Limits


Sony announced today Net MD, a new audio technology to connect PC and MD products via Universal Serial Bus (USB), which makes it possible to transfer music data at high speeds. To celebrate the launch, Sony introduces its new series Net MD in Hong Kong. With Net MD and a direct USB connection, music lovers can enjoy faster music transfer ...

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RealNetworks Releases RealOne Player for Pocket PC Devices


RealNetworks®, Inc. announced today that the mobile version of the RealOne™ Player, optimized for Pocket PC devices and showcased content from more than thirty content providers, spanning news, entertainment and sports, is available for free download at Additionally, as part of an expansion of the two companies’ strategic relationship, Compaq will ship RealOne Player with Compaq iPAQ™ Pocket PC ...

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VKB Displays Virtual Keyboard at CeBIT Germany


A full-size fully functional virtual keyboard that can be projected and touched on any surface is shown by Siemens Procurement Logistics Services at the CeBIT fair in Hanover, northern Germany, on Monday, March 18, 2002. The virtual interface from Developer VKB Inc. from Jerusalem in Israel can be integrated in mobile phones, laptops, tablet PCs, or clean, sterile and medical ...

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Rayovac Announces 15 Minute NiMH Revolutionary Battery Technology


Rayovac Corp. announced today the development of a revolutionary new rechargeable technology that will shorten charging time to an unprecedented 15 minutes or less. Rayovac’s patent-pending I-C3* technology(TM) (In-Cell Charge Control) puts the control of recharging into the battery, instead of the charger. This breakthrough in Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) technology offers significant performance and convenience advantages over existing rechargeable ...

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Olympus Unveils The D-380 Low priced 2 Megapixel Digital Camera


Olympus America Inc. today announced the Olympus D-380, the lowest priced Olympus point and shoot 2 Megapixel camera for only $199. With simple controls, the D-380 is easy to use and provides the high image quality that consumers expect from Olympus. A simplified menu system; USB Auto-Connect for fast/easy downloads without additional software; and built-in long-life battery circuitry for extended ...

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