Sony Advances Digital Photography with its first 4.1 Megapixel Digital Camera


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 a 3x optical and 6x ...

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


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 the Casio Wrist Technology line-up, ...

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Linux-Type, Other New PDAs on Exhibit


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 FIC PDA. Also, the 1st ...

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Motorola and Flashline Demonstrate the Ultimate Wireless Lego Robot


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 wirelessly controlled robot. The companies ...

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Psions Concept Halo


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 wall. The HALO doesn’t act ...

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Palm Bringing Bluetooth Wireless Communications to Handhelds


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 and other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such ...

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Conabree On Gear – Being an “Early Adopter”


Ahh spring, the time of the year when gadget fever gets the best of me and I lament the utter lack of the ultimate toy. As I write this, I sit in the little tech shop I call my office. On my desk lies my every attempt at having it all. At present, it is furnished with a Blackberry 957 ...

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Nokia 9290 Communicator to Debut in the Americas


Combining a vivid, active-matrix color screen with the Symbian operating system (Symbian OS, Crystal category), Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today announced plans to preview the future of mobile multimedia in the Americas market with the Nokia 9290 Communicator (GSM 1900). Today’s announcement at the annual JavaOneSM Conference also highlights Nokia’s support for the Java standard and the Java developer community, with ...

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Research In Motion Debuts First Wireless Handheld Based Entirely on Sun Microsystems’ Java™ 2 Platform, Micro Edition


Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSE: RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced one of the first Java™ technology-based wireless handhelds at the JavaOne conference this week. Going beyond standard KVM integration, RIM has implemented Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) as the core operating system for the BlackBerry ...

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Olympus Announces Economical D-370 Digital Camera With Extended Battery-Life Technology


Olympus America Inc., Consumer Products Group, the world leader in film and filmless photography, today announced the D-370 consumer digital camera. Olympus has taken the award-winning, highly successful D-360L digital camera and made it better. The D-370 comes with a newly developed long-life battery circuit allowing hundreds of shots in normal operation with 4 AA alkaline batteries (while using the ...

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CF-Type HDD to Compete Against IBM’s Microdrive


Ritek Corp.’s HDD called “MicroStor,” a small hard disk drive (HDD) that will compete against IBM Corp.’s Microdrive compact HDD, will debut in the second half of 2001. Ritek’s MicroStor is based on the Type-II CompactFlash (CF) specification and has a capacity of 1GB. “The product will ship in third or fourth quarter of 2001 with a target retail price ...

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Sony to Add ROM Version of Memory Stick


Sony Corp. announced its plan to add a ROM version to the IC memory card “Memory Stick,” which it has been promoting. Sony will introduce a trial product in June, and aims to be ready for orders in July. The ROM version will have complete compatibility with Memory Stick, and capacities ranging from 8MB to 32MB. This Memory Stick ROM ...

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ElectroMedical Research Introduces Neural Fx Delta and Gamma Springboard Modules


ElectroMedical Research, LLC, a company on the cutting edge of new product development, is introducing to the consumer market devices capable of relieving stress, and more through Microcurrent Stimulation while on the go! The Delta Module is to be used by persons desiring: Rapid Stress Relief, Control of Pain, or even as an aid to study more efficiently. It has ...

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ACCESS Develops Browser for SHARP PDA


ACCESS Co., Ltd., a leading provider of embedded Internet software solutions, announced a new version of it’s flagship NetFront“ Internet browser for Sharp’s new Java/Linux based PDA. This new international version prototype of the company’s PDA, running the ACCESS Internet browser, will be demonstrated in Sharp’s booth (#613) and at ACCESS’ booth (#1316) at the JavaOne 2001 conference in San ...

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Tokio Marine, Omron Develop Anti-Theft Car Security System Using Cell Phone


Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. and Omron Corp. have developed an anti-theft car security system which can be operated by the owner’s cellular phone. They plan to commercialize the system by the spring of 2002. The equipment for the system will be set around $250 USD and its monthly fee at $9 USD or less, with the aim ...

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