Credit Cards Get a Face Lift to Lure New Customers


Discover® Card is making a big move, bringing its trademark benefits – the Cashback Bonus® award, no annual fee, and special Cardmember offers – out of the wallet. The Discover 2GOSM Card (patents pending), the first card of its kind in the credit card industry, has a unique, compact shape ...

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Infineon to Unveil MP3 Jacket at Avantex


Chipmaker Infineon Technologies is weaving its products into an entirely new fashion industry: high-tech textiles. The Munich-based company on Friday showed off new prototype wearable chips that it says can be sewn directly into clothing and other textiles. Infineon’s Emerging Technologies Group has developed chips, sensors and packages that allow ...

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Estari to Launch Dual-Screen Laptop


Estari Inc., a leader in providing digital document management solution software, will bring to market the patented dual-screen laptop in the fourth quarter of 2002. Estari’s 2-VU™ product line will include an eBook, handheld, laptop and portable desktop models. The laptop version will have two, full-sized 15” diagonal screens and ...

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E-Rex Dragonfly Enters Beta Testing


Today E-Rex, Inc. announced that Dragonfly, the first wireless-ready handheld PC and document manager, has entered the beta testing phase. The device is a complete portable office platform with the ability to connect to the Internet, e-mail, color print on plain paper, copy, fax, and scan all from a stand ...

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Spectronic Sidetouch Multimedia Smartphone TS 2200


“What we need is not a miniaturised office computer” – says Per Siversson, Managing Director of Spectronic. “The usage of a computer is simply not feasible with a mobile device. The busy user has no use for a complicated file hierarchy with different folders and storage units. And he does ...

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Canon, HI Develop Flash Player for Mobile Phones


Canon Inc. and HI Corp. announced that they have jointly developed new player engine technology that will allow people to play Macromedia Flash content on their mobile phones. The two firms say they will start shipping the product to mobile phone manufacturers this summer as an optional part of HI’s ...

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Fedex Adds Mobile Tracking


ViaFone™, Inc., a leading provider of mobile applications, today announced that FedEx Corp. has begun using its ViaFone OneBridge™ solution to support FedEx applications that give customers the ability to track package status, access drop-off location information and e-mail tracking results via most wireless devices. ViaFone’s mobile solution gives FedEx ...

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Cannon Announces The Elura 40MC


The Elura 40MC is a compact and versatile camcorder offering a unique combination of features to produce both high-quality video and stills from the same camera. It’s a camcorder that offers point-and-shoot simplicity without limiting your ability to take command and stretch your creative wings when you want. Note its ...

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Excalibur Electronics Introduces Forever Flashlight


Excalibur Electronics introduces the last flashlight you’ll ever need to buy…and it never needs batteries or bulbs. The Forever Flashlight uses the Faraday Principle of Electromagnetic Energy that guarantees replacement parts will never be needed. 15-30 Seconds of Shaking provides up to 5 minutes of continuous bright light. Features • ...

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Preview Of The Panasonic GD 87


The Japanese company, Panasonic, made a great impression at CeBIT with two models which are revolutionary in their own way. On the one hand, there is the small GD 67, rich in functions and with a 256 colour display. This is the first cellular phone in the middle/low range to ...

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ARM Unveils New Mobile Technology


ARM the industry’s leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor solutions, today announced at the Embedded Processor Forum in San Jose, Calif., the launch of the ARM11™ microarchitecture, designed to address the needs of next-generation wireless and consumer devices. The ARM11 microarchitecture targets a performance range of 400 to 1,200 ...

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Robo-Barman Serves up Beer


An engineering student in Florida has invented a robot which opens his beer bottles for him. It runs along a bar top, steadies the bottle, places the opener under the cap and lifts it before backing off. The machine has been named Abor, which stands for Autonomous Beer-Opening Robot. Abor ...

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Personal Digital Astronaut: PDA Travels Into Space


When the Russian Soyuz rocket launched yesterday, bound for the International Space Station, South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth, the first African to venture into space, took with him a Palm(TM) m125 handheld — the only handheld computer to be approved for space travel on the Soyuz. Because Mark’s activities in ...

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