Xybernaut’s Wearable Computer Chosen for Mars Training Mission in Northern Canada

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Xybernaut® Corporation, the leader in mobile wearable computing and wireless communications, today announced that it has been chosen to provide its Mobile Assistant® wearable computers for the 2001 Haughton-Mars Project (HMP). Heavily funded through NASA and the non-profit SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute, this research project is dedicated to the exploration of the planet […]

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Fluorescent LANs Light the Way

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Data hidden in the flicker of fluorescent bulbs may help the disabled lead independent lives. The flicker of fluorescent lights, long a symbol of institutional drear, may give new freedom to the handicapped, thanks to a high-tech startup that sees the bulbs as the perfect transmitters. Talking Lights, a Cambridge-based MIT spinoff, is developing a […]

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Secure Mobile Phone Offers Public Military-Grade Protection

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It used to be that top-secret communication gadgets were reserved for the military and security services. Now, a German company is selling a cellular phone that offers consumers military-grade privacy. The TopSec cell phone is being marketed toward corporate executives and government officials who want to discuss sensitive matters wherever they are. Security experts believe […]

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Kodak invests in DataPlay

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Eastman Kodak Company announced an investment in DataPlay, Inc., a leading developer of digital storage media for portable Internet appliances and consumer electronic devices, including digital cameras. The relationship with DataPlay provides Kodak with greater opportunity to offer products using DataPlay’s low-cost storage capabilities and take advantage of the convergence of information technology and imaging. […]

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U.S. Handspring Users Now Have Access to Unlimited Removable Memory

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Portable Innovation Technology, Ltd. (PIT), provider of high value add-on accessories for handheld computing, today announced the availability in the United States of the MemPlug(TM) SmartMedia(TM) Adaptor. The MemPlug is a Springboard(TM) module for the HandSpring(TM) Visor(TM) that provides unlimited storage using SmartMedia cards. It will be sold throughout the United States in major retail […]

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CompactFlash Association Approves Secure CompactFlash

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The CompactFlash Association, holding its general meeting at Kauai, HI on May 23, 2001, approved the Secure CompactFlash proposal developed by the CFA Secure CF Work Group. This proposal adds optional content protection capability to the CompactFlash Specification. In addition, 4C’s CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) was accepted as the first Key Management System […]

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No Wireless Screen Is Too Small for Porn

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Why wait until you are near a computer, goes the pitch of a growing number of wireless Internet companies, when you can find your stock prices, pay your bills, or read restaurant reviews from the screen of your cell phone? But, like the PC-based Internet, not everything on the wireless Internet is family friendly. Increasingly, […]

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Go Anywhere with VisorPhone and Phone Keypad

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Take your VisorPhone everywhere you go—but leave your Visor™ handheld behind! Simply slide the VisorPhone onto the Kensington Phone Keypad Accessory, and you’re ready for action. The Phone Keypad turns your VisorPhone into a stand-alone cellular phone and frees your Visor handheld for other uses. Send and receive calls, and redial last number—just like any […]

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Sony Advances Digital Photography with its first 4.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

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Sony Electronics today announced its first digital still camera with a 4.1 megapixel CCD (Charged Coupled Device), the new Cyber-shot® DSC-S85 camera. To maximize the benefits of the new high-resolution CCD, this new model incorporates superior optics and enhanced signal processing technology. The new Cyber-shot model features a precision Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar zoom lens with […]

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Casio Introduces New Wrist Camera Watch That Can Record Images and Transfer Them in Color to Your PC

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Casio, Inc., Dover, N.J., in conjunction with its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, announced today at the JCK Show in Las Vegas, NV, two new wrist camera watches that can transfer images to a PC in full color. The new WQV3D-8 (metal band) and the WQV3-1 (resin band) will be added to […]

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Linux-Type, Other New PDAs on Exhibit

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First International Computer Inc. (FIC) is exhibiting its first personal digital assistant (PDA) device, called “1st PDA,” which uses Linux operating system (OS) and is equipped with a Java virtual machine. Similar to the Java i-mode cellular phone service from NTT DoCoMo Inc., applications written using Java can be directly downloaded and executed on the […]

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Motorola and Flashline Demonstrate the Ultimate Wireless Lego Robot

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Using a mobile phone to remotely control a robot might sound like science fiction, but it’s a reality that Motorola (NYSE: MOT) and Flashline will demonstrate on a LEGO® MINDSTORMS™ robot at the JavaOneSM Developer Conference. The companies have combined the power of wireless technology, Java™ development and reusable software components to develop the ultimate […]

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Psions Concept Halo

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Psion has developed concept device, called HALO, it is a projection communicator that is designed to be worn around the neck. Like the ACE, the HALO uses the Symbian OS, but rather than using a screen it projects images onto any suitable surface such as the palm of a hand, a table top or a […]

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Palm Bringing Bluetooth Wireless Communications to Handhelds

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Bringing the Bluetooth short-range wireless communication standard one step closer to reality for Palm(TM) handheld computers, Palm, Inc. today announced the Palm Bluetooth Card here at the Bluetooth Congress 2001. The card, somewhat larger than a postage stamp, will enable quick, easy and secure local communication (within 10 meters, or 30 feet) between Palm handhelds […]

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