Fujifilm Announces Breakthrough in Magnetic Recording Media – 3GB Floppy Disks


New Coating Technology Has One-Tenth Thickness of Current Magnetic Layers With More than 10 Times Greater Recording Densities – Achieving 1TB Data Storage and 3GB Magnetic Disks. Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. has announced a significant breakthrough in magnetic recording media technology that will exponentially increase the capacity of magnetic media. NANO CUBIC technology is an ultra-thin layer coating that ...

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Gates Trots Out Herd of Tablet PCs


Speaking at the opening of Comdex Fall 2001, Gates provided a concrete example with the Tablet PC, which uses a touch screen and a forthcoming version of Windows XP. The device, unveiled as a concept last year, was shown in prototype form Sunday with examples from Compaq Computer, NEC, Toshiba, Intel and others. One of the devices resembled an Etch ...

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Fossil Debuts Wrist Watch PDA


Fossil, Inc., one of America’s leading watch and accessories companies, today announced the introduction of two new products: the Wrist PDA™ and Wrist PDA/PC™ – the ultimate companions for PALM Powered™ or PocketPC handheld devices. These products are the first high-tech devices in the FOSSIL line providing the convenience and portability of a watch with the storage capability of a ...

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Georgia Voters Prepare To Test Secure, Accessible And Easy-To-Use Electronic Voting System From Hart InterCivic


Voters in Canton and Rome, will be some of the first in the State of Georgia to use the Hart InterCivic eSlate™ electronic voting system as part of a pilot project being conducted on Election Day by the office of Secretary of State Cathy Cox, Hart InterCivic announced today. “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with ...

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Winbond Launches Industry’s First Single-Chip Text-To-Speech Solution


Winbond Electronics Corporation America, a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions, today introduced the WTS701, the industry’s first single chip IC that converts Text-To-Speech (TTS). The IC uses a concatenation algorithm combined with Winbond’s proprietary Multi-Level Storage (MLS) technology, providing a significant advancement in this technology by enabling OEMs to provide TTS functionality to applications that utilize minimal computing and memory ...

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Casio WQV-10: New Digital Camera Watch Colour Display


Casio’s digital camera watch is entering its 3. generation: while the WQV-1 could only shoot and display greyscale images, its successor model, the WQV-3 was already capable of shooting colour images, though it could still only display them in greyscale. The latest in the series, the Casio WQV-10, likes to have everything in colour: not only are images shot in ...

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SanDisk Introduces 1-Gigabyte CompactFlash Card World’s Largest Capacity CompactFlash Card In Standard Type 1 Format


SanDisk Corporation today introduced a 1-Gigabyte (GB) CompactFlash™ (CF) memory card, the world’s highest capacity card in the standard CF Type I card. The new high-capacity card will typically be able to store, for example, more than 1000 digital images, more than 20 hours of digital music or several hours of video. The growing popularity of high-resolution digital cameras, digital ...

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Cadillac Announces Production of XM Satellite Radio-Equiped Cadillacs


A new sound was heard inside the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center this past weekend when GM began producing XM Satellite Radio-equipped Cadillacs. This event confirms GM as the first automaker to bring this technology to market. “Cadillac has always been at the forefront of GM technology introductions including Night Vision, StabiliTrak, and OnStar,” said Cadillac General Marketing Manager Mark LaNeve. “Now ...

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Sharp Expands its PDA Application Development Enviroment with a Linux and Java Based Software Platform


Sharp Electronics Corporation today announced the expansion of its application development environment for PDA’s. “By expanding the PDA’s environment to both Linux® and Java™ , programmers will have the flexibility of application development in either environment.” said Steve Petix, associate vice president, Mobile & IT Solutions Group. “This expansion will also reach a larger audience of developers increasing the spectrum ...

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World’s Smallest Portable, Easy-To-Use Digital Still Camera with LCD


This non-professional pocket-sized camera, which will retail at the very affordable price of £159.99, offers the latest in multi-functional hi-tech digital photography, and yet, is incredibly easy to use. It can simply be used as a digital still camera to take pictures for non-professional use, alternatively, it can be used as a PC-compatible camera with it’s own PC software package ...

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Magellan Meridian Platinum Premier Hand-held Receiver


The Meridian Platinum, Magellan’s premier GPS hand-held receiver, was designed with serious navigators in mind, who demands a superior easy-to-use navigational tool to get them where they need to be. The Meridian Platinum receiver possesses all the same great features as the Meridian GPS, and Meridian Gold but adds the additional power of an electronic compass and barometer to give ...

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Future In-Car Systems Unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show


Concept cars with information devices are being demonstrated by automakers at the 35th Tokyo Motor Show. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is exhibiting a concept next-generation in-vehicle telecom system, the “2003i.” Nissan intends to commercialize it in 2003, when the third-generation mobile phone is expected to come into widespread use. This system is mounted on the current “Primera” model at the ...

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Siemens and Macromedia Bring Macromedia Flash to Siemens SIMpad Users


Macromedia, Inc. and Siemens today announced their partnership to bring Macromedia Flash(TM) Player support to the Microsoft Windows CE-based Siemens SIMpad. The SIMpad is a mobile information and communication terminal designed for industrial use, with the easy-to-use touch screen and virtual keyboard which offers Internet browsing at any time without a wired connection. “Siemens is excited to bring interactive Macromedia ...

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NEC Exhibits Design Models for Entertainment-Oriented Mobile Terminals


NEC Corp. announced design models for its future mobile terminals and other products. The models were showcased at the exhibition dubbed “TDN@2001″ sponsored by Tokyo Design Network (TDN) , a cross-company designer organization of the three companies — NEC, Canon Inc. and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. In addition to this, NEC introduces such entertainment-oriented communication tools as a mobile video ...

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AuthenTec Launches World’s Smallest Touch-and-Go Fingerprint Sensor


AuthenTec, the leader in advanced biometric semiconductor technology, today announced its new EntréPad™ AES3500, a fingerprint sensor specially designed to enhance personal security in the mobile PC, wireless and PDA markets. With a sensor array only 6.5mm x 6.5mm square, the EntréPad is by far the smallest touch-and-go biometric device available today. Its small size and low power operation meets ...

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