Fujitsu Microelectronics Introduces First Biometric Sensor for Embedded Mobile Computing Systems

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Fujitsu Microelectronics Asia Pte Ltd (FMAL) today introduced its first solid-state fingerprint-sensor product designed for embedded mobile computing systems and physical-access authentication systems. The new MBF110 fingerprint sensor features a 300 x 300 pixel sensor array that produces clear 500 DPI resolution fingerprint images. The sensor area is approximately 1.5cm square, which allows single -touch […]

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Starfish Software Announces Simplify GPRS

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Today, during CTIA Wireless I.T. & Internet 2001 in San Diego, Calif., Starfish Software, leading provider of end-to-end synchronization and mobile data connectivity solutions, announced the availability of Simplify® GPRS software. Designed for Windows PCs and Windows CE/Pocket PC devices, Simplify GPRS automatically configures an attached General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)-enabled mobile phone or device […]

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Handspring Adds Popular EyeModule2 Digital Camera with Full VGA Capabilities

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Handspring, Inc. announced that it is adding the popular eyemodule2 digital camera to its product line. The eyemodule2 is the latest addition to Handspring’s family of Springboard modules. Available for U.S. $199, eyemodule2 provides full VGA imaging capabilities and mini-movies. Handspring is distributing and branding the eyemodule2, which is designed by IDEO. In a separate […]

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Handspring to Unveil Model with Greater Memory

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Handspring Inc. (HAND) on Friday said it will unveil next week two new handheld computers, including one that boasts double the memory of most of the devices made by its rivals. The Mountain View, California-based company said that on Monday it would debut the Visor Pro, a rechargeable, expandable handheld with 16 megabytes of memory, […]

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New Sony CLIE PEG-N750C

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Sony Marketing Inc. has announced that a new addition to the CLIE lineup of personal digital assistant (PDA) devices “PEG-N750C” will go on sale Sept. 22. The new PEG-N750C, a follow-up to the “PEG-N700C” model that was first put on sale in March, is a more-advanced PDA that will allow users to listen to music […]

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FreePlay Energy Group In ‘World-First’ Energy Deal with Motorola

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The Freeplay Energy Group, has today announced a ground-breaking, co-branding and distribution agreement with global telecoms giant, Motorola. Freeplay is now working with Motorola Companion & Accessories Division in the development and manufacture of a cellular phone charger that uses its ‘self-sufficient’ energy source as an ‘ingredient’ brand. The Motorola charger will be ‘Freeplay driven’ […]

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Teletype Introduces the First Totally Wireless Compact Flash GPS System for Pocket PCs

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TeleType today launched its WorldNavigator, the first totally wireless Compact Flash GPS system for the Windows Powered Pocket PC. In combination with the included TeleType GPS software, the WorldNavigator GPS receiver allows travelers to navigate worldwide, in-vehicle, while walking, on a boat, or even in an airplane; using a completely integrated device, eliminating cumbersome wires. […]

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Handheld GPS with Memory Map Cards

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Holux Technology Inc. offers the EZ-Way GM100 handheld GPS device. The product has a built-in memory map card, with an optional CompactFlash card socket to support a worldwide map of up to 400m. It has 700 waypoints, each with a name, a symbol, and voice and map display options. The 10 nearest waypoints are automatically […]

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Sony Expands Aibo Entertainment Robot Line by Debuting New Models

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Underscoring its vision to bring a new form of entertainment into every U.S. household, the Entertainment Robot America (ERA) unit of Sony Electronics will release a new line of Entertainment Robots, affectionately to be known as the AIBO LM series [ERS-311/312]. Pre-sale orders will be accepted starting on Oct. 1, with the lovable new models […]

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Sanyo to Offer Unit to Control Air-Conditioner via Mobile Phones

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Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. said it will launch in January 2002 an air-conditioner remote-controller called “Telecontroller” that can operate via mobile phones. The controller will be offered as an option for the six new models of the “Clover” series air-conditioners that will be released beginning in October. This remote-controller is priced at $125 USD. The […]

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New Sharp Notebook Redefines Ultra-Mobility

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Sharp Systems of America, a U.S. unit of Sharp Corporation, the recognized world leader of LCD technology, today announced a significant new notebook computer, the Sharp PC-UM10, demonstrating an engineering breakthrough in notebook design. Sharp’s PC-UM10 defines “Ultra-Mobile” for the industry, weighing in at under three pounds and only 0.65″ thick. Powered by an Intel® […]

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FujiFilm Brings Advanced Features to Newst FinePix 2800 Zoom Digital Camera

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The leader in digital photography innovation and design, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. today debuts the FinePix 2800 Zoom, the company’s latest mid-range digital camera. Incorporating some of the fun and useful features found in Fujifilm’s high-end consumer cameras, the FinePix 2800 Zoom is a user-friendly, point-and-shoot model that can make the novice photographer feel […]

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Acceleration Sensing Glove aka Virtual Keyboard

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Have trouble tearing yourself away from the computer? Good news! Scientists at Berkeley’s Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC) have invented a way to make hands, things you can take everywhere, the only keyboard geeks will ever need. Berkeley grad student, Seth Hollar, developed a set of prototype gloves that took the place of a keyboard. […]

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Motorola Develops New High-Speed Chip Technology

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Communications equipment supplier Motorola Inc. unveiled breakthrough technology on Tuesday that blends the low-cost virtues of silicon computer chips with speed-of-light optics to create faster chips. Motorola said its research arm has found a way to combine silicon, the basis of most computer chips, with gallium arsenide, a costlier chip-making material, to create a high-speed […]

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