These Boots Are Made for Power


SRI International, a research firm in Menlo Park, Calif., is working with the Defense Department to create a shoe that will convert the mechanical energy of walking into electric power to charge up gadgets, batteries and other devices. At the heart, or rather sole, of the experimental foot-ware is a ...

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NEC and MIPS Technologies Announce Windows CE Operating System Support for 64-Bit Microprocessors


Reflecting increased market acceptance of high-performance, power-efficient 64-bit embedded processors, NEC Corporation and its semiconductor affiliate in the United States, NEC Electronics Inc., and MIPS Technologies, Inc. today announced that the new Microsoft® Windows® CE “Talisker” Beta 2 operating system includes 64-bit support. Microsoft announced the availability of “Talisker” Beta ...

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Comverse Infosys’ Uveils Wireless Video Monitoring Capabilities For Security Systems via your PDA


Comverse Infosys, Inc., a subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. and a leading global provider of intelligent digital voice, video and data recording and content management applications for the security, surveillance, law enforcement and contact center markets announced today that its’ Loronix division is introducing its new wireless monitoring capability. The ...

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Margi Systems Unveils Presenter-To-Go Presentation Solution for the Pocket PC


MARGI Systems, the leading provider of mobile presentation solutions that turn handhelds into professional quality presentation devices, today unveiled its new Presenter-to-Go for the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC at the Pocket PC Summit in Santa Monica, California. Presenter-to-Go is a complete presentation solution providing corporate executives, sales and marketing professionals ...

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Panasonic Postage Size SD Cards


Panasonic is to release high-capacity Secure Digital (SD) cards with an amazing 256Mb and 512Mb capacity. The postage-stamp sized cards, already in use in such devices as PDAs, digital cameras, MP3 players and printers, will also support an increased transfer rate of 10Mb/sec. Panasonic will be showcasing prototype SD products ...

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GPRS Launch in Canada Heralds Pay-Per-Megabit Era


Starting October 15, Montreal-based Microcell Telecommunications Inc. will launch the first national GPRS product in Canada. It ‘s going to mean a significant jump in data transfer rates of up to 56 kbps – approximately six times as fast as current, poky WAP throughput. And it’s going to be a ...

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Nextel Unveils Wireless Downloading


Nextel Communications Inc. and Motorola Inc. today unveiled breakthrough technologies and programs that enable Nextel subscribers to easily purchase, manage and wirelessly download powerful applications to their Java(TM)technology-enabled handsets by Motorola. Nextel and Motorola have developed over-the-air application downloading, network-aware application capabilities and a certification program for Java 2 Platform, ...

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Raycom Personal Massager for the Handspring Visor


Raycom Personal Massager is a well-featured yet simple to use massage device that will relax your tense or tired muscles while you read a book, watch TV, work on your Visor handheld or just relax. Compatible with the Handspring Visor handhelds, the module provides stimulating muscles workout previously only possible ...

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BT Unveils Handheld PDA Phone


BT’s wireless division mmO2 has broadened the choice of advanced mobile Internet devices by unveiling a handheld computer with built-in phone functions. The XDA device, to be launched at an unspecified time next year, is unusual because it was commissioned by mmO2 from Taiwanese electronics firm HTC. European telecoms operators ...

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