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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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″ ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Ultrahybrid Batteries

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When General Motors’ electric buses hit New York City’s streets for a test run a couple of years ago, the company found that the new hybrid vehicles—propelled by a diesel generator and electric motors—burned less than half the fuel of a conventional diesel and created 90 percent less pollution. One ...

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Netvox PDA uses FLEX, IrDA

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Netvox Technology Co. Ltd has developed a PDA that adopts the FLEX code format and IrDA message transmission. The device incorporates a 32-bit CPU, 16M memory, handwriting recognition and touch screen with a stylus. It features six working groups, namely: news covering general news, road reports, weather updates, sports and ...

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