Japan PC Makers to Use Microsoft’s Mira Technology


Microsoft Corp MSFT.O said on Monday it had lined up four Japanese manufacturers to begin selling personal computers using its Mira technology that can turn flat-panel displays into portable touch-screen tablets. NEC Corp 6701.T, Fujitsu Ltd 6702.T, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co Ltd 6752.T and Sotec Co Ltd 6829.OJ will unveil ...

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Elsa’s Stylish New Web Pad LogBoard


Networking and graphics board vendor ELSA has introduced its wireless Logboard, a colour touch-screen webpad, based on the IEEE 802.11b wireless standard. The product, with its stylish and robust design, is light and simple to use. The ELSA Logboard’s large colour screen offers clear Internet and email access, whilst the ...

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Realnetworks Introduces Realsystem Mobile


RealNetworks®, Inc. the global leader in Internet media delivery, today announced RealSystem® Mobile, a breakthrough platform for creation, delivery, and playback of RealAudio®/RealVideo® and Third Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) standards-compliant multimedia content in the mobile environment. By working with RealSystem Mobile and RealNetworks, mobile operators can now rapidly deploy media ...

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Sharp to Launch Portable Video Player


Sharp Corp. is expected to launch on Feb. 23 the “MT-VA1,” a portable AV player designed to record and reproduce video and music data. The player has been developed in the hopes that it would spur viewing of dramas and movies as well as music clips during time spent commuting ...

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Sony W101 Slimtop Portable Desktop System


Sony’s W101 is the most innovative slimtop since the NEC Simplem first hit the market in 1999. The W101 debuted in Tokyo on February 9th, 2002 and sold out the same day. The W101 owes much of its overwhelming popularity to its clean, forward, attractive design. Despite its thin profile, ...

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Matsushita’s New Network Camera Comes with Domain Name


Kyushu Matsushita Electric Co., Ltd. launched a monitoring service employing a network camera with a domain name. With this system, users can view images on their browser via the Internet. The company also introduced the network camera, “KX-HCM2,” dedicated for this service, onto the market. Called the “Miemasu Net Service,” ...

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Sigma SD9 Digital SLR with Foveon X3 CCD


This high-definition digital SLR camera has is powered by FOVEON® X3TM image sensor, which can capture all RGB colors at each and every pixel. SIGMA SD9 will be introduced at booth No.1635 at PMA 2002 in Orlando, Florida, USA Feb 24-27, 2002. The breakthrough Sigma SD9 camera with FOVEON® X3TM ...

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Archos Jukebox Multi-Media Portable Entertainment Center


The ARCHOS Jukebox Multi-Media provides a revolutionary, hand-held entertainment center, which combines an MP3 music player and recorder, plus built-in microphone, photo album and carousel, still camera and camcorder, plus video player and recorder. The base unit of the Jukebox Multi-Media provides an MP3 player, a photo and video viewing ...

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Microvision Prototype Display Aimed At 3G Wireless


In its drive to commercialize a miniature display that can meet the demanding mix of high performance and low cost, Microvision, Inc. today announced it has demonstrated a fully-functional miniature display that uses just three light emitting diodes (LEDs) coupled with a vibrating mirror on a tiny micromechanical chip. As ...

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Foveon Introduces World’s First Full-Color Image Sensor


Foveon Inc., a technology leader in high quality digital photography has announced the introduction and immediate availability of its new Foveon® X3™ image sensor. The Foveon X3 represents a true breakthrough in digital photography, bringing significant advantages over all other CCD and CMOS image sensors. Foveon X3 image sensors dramatically ...

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Panasonic KX-TG2720 2.4GHz GigaRange Expandable Telephone


For the convenience associated with a multi-handset telephone without the complicated wiring required by standard small telephone systems, Panasonic offers the new KX-TG2700, KX-TG2720, KX-TG2730 and KX-TG2740. These new Multi-Talk 2.4GHz GigaRange Expandable telephone systems are loaded with features and, unlike many current expandable systems, MultiTalk offers users four different ...

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