IBM Has Breakthrough That Boosts Chip Speed


International Business Machines Corp said on Friday it made a breakthrough in semiconductor technology that can boost chip speeds by as much as 35 percent, while also reducing power requirements. Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM, the world’s largest computer maker, said it has perfected a way to alter silicon, the basic material ...

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InHand Announces BatterySmart for Handheld Platforms


InHand Electronics, Inc., a leader in creating ultra-portable handheld device platforms for OEMs, today announced the availability of BatterySmart for its Elf and Fingertip handheld platforms. BatterySmart is a suite of hardware and software technologies that reduce overall power usage and give the developer and end-user more control over power ...

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Underwater Ocean Mouse


”Researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the US have developed an underwater computer mouse. The need to adapt software developed for traditional computer applications to the underwater environment has led to the marine mouse. The device allows divers to point and click on objects that are displayed on ...

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FujiFilm Introducers the New Finepix 6900 Zoom


A recognized innovator in digital imaging technology and design, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. today introduces the U.S. market to the FinePix 6900 Zoom, a digital camera that exemplifies Fujifilm’s commitment to quality output, broad photographic functionality, ease-of-use and distinctive styling. Building upon the characteristics of its critically acclaimed and ...

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Airbiquity GPS Accessory Enables Location Services Delivery


AAA, the nation’s largest motoring and travel services organization, today announced it is field testing a portable location services device with Airbiquity, Inc. that attaches to existing cellular telephone handsets. The technology puts test participants in closer touch with the most trusted travel information and roadside assistance network in North ...

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Aether Systems Announces Availability of PocketBlue, Wireless Handheld Application for Mobile Law Enforcement


Aether Systems, Inc. a leading provider of wireless data products and services, today announced the availability of PocketBlue™, a wireless handheld application for mobile law enforcement. PocketBlue is the first handheld law enforcement application that ensures both in-vehicle and out-of-vehicle personnel, as well as headquarters, are integrated into an agency’s ...

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


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 ...

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Fluorescent LANs Light the Way


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 ...

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Secure Mobile Phone Offers Public Military-Grade Protection


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 ...

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Kodak invests in DataPlay


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 ...

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


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 ...

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