Portable Translation Gadgets Soon to Emerge


After decades of work, researchers have developed prototypes of wearable computers that can translate simple spoken conversation as it occurs. The first field tests of these devices are scheduled for later this year when U.S. soldiers and Marines tote separate versions on missions in the Balkans and South Korea. No ...

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A Communicator for Asia and the U.S.


It’s not easy living in Asia or being a U.S. citizen if you fancy a Pocket PC communicator. The Siemens MultiMobile, the Sagem WA3050 and the Trium Mondo – they’re all GSM/GPRS communicators, but finally there seems to be an alternative for non-Europeans, created by Korean-based Mplustech. The ZeSSPalm Phone ...

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Nikon Inroduces its First Vibration Reduction (VR) Lens


Canon was the first to offer an image-stabilization system, and now Nikon joins its rival with vibration-reducing technology for handheld telephoto shooting at relatively slow shutter speeds. If you shoot in low-light conditions or in other situations that require the use of slow shutter speeds that would normally result in ...

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Western Digital Introduces FireWire 60 GB External Hard Drive


Western Digital Corporation today announced the availability of its new 60 GB FireWire external hard drives. Western Digital’s FireWire external hard drives offer personal storage with plug-and-play connectivity to high-speed devices such as digital cameras, digital video camcorders, and scanners and are ideal for transferring digital video and audio in ...

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Toshiba 4 Megapixel PDR-M81


Toshiba today unveiled the new PDR-M81. This is the first 4.2 megapixel digital camera available to the consumer market. It uses the 1/1.8″ 4 megapixel CCD by Sharp. The camera outputs 2400 x 1600 image size. It has a Canon 2.8x optical zoom lens which supports Print Image Matching. Multi-image ...

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US Army Tests Solar Utility Backpack


The U.S. Army is testing one at its South Pole station. Greenpeace International has ordered some for use in India. A dive boat operator is using one to run compressors and lights in the Caribbean. A solar power unit that can be carried in a backpack was created by a ...

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ChatPC Built Upon The New Casio EM-500 PocketPC


ChatPC combines the latest in electronic technology with ease of use and powerful language capabilities. Built upon a new Casio EM-500 PocketPC computer, ChatPC offers a brilliant, color dynamic display along with both synthesized and digitized speech output. ChatPC is the product of a collaborative effort between Saltillo Corporation and ...

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Iomega Ships New Peerless 10/20 GB Drives


Iomega Corporation (NYSE:IOM), a global leader in data management solutions, today announced that its new PeerlessTM 10GB and 20GB drive system is now shipping. The Peerless drive system, winner of two editor’s choice awards upon its introduction in January 2001 at CES and Macworld, is shipping more than a month ...

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Minolta Unveils The DiMAGE 7 and DiMAGE 5 Digital SLR Cameras


Minolta Corporation has introduced two easy to operate high-end digital cameras designed to appeal to photographers, photo enthusiasts and a host of business users seeking advanced digital technologies with no compromise in image quality. The new Single-Lens Reflex (SLR)-type Minolta DiMAGE 7 (5.24 megapixel) and DiMAGE 5 (3.34 megapixel) digital ...

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