Convert old 1.44MB Floppies to 32MB

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In case you are wondering what to do with all those 1.44MB floppy disks in your closet, we have an idea. Panasonic has debut the new SuperWriter 32 (LK-RF240UZ) that increases the size of your 1.44 floppy to 32MB. The USB-powered SuperWriter 32 reads and writes the new LS-240, the LS-120, 2HD and the FD32 […]

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Mobile Office Ready to Go

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Can’t get away from the office? The office can get away with you. BMW has fitted a stretched version of its 7 Series saloon with an onboard communications and computer system that allows rear-compartment passengers to use Microsoft Office applications, send and receive e-mail, and surf the Internet — all while hurtling along the Autobahn. […]

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Trimble’s FirstGPS Technology is Now in Low Power, Miniature Module

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Trimble today launched its M-LocTM MPMTM module, a tiny measurement platform module using the Company’s innovative FirstGPSTM technology that allows OEMs to easily integrate Global Positioning System (GPS) location in mobile products for less power, less space and lower cost than previously possible. The announcement was made today at the 2001 Embedded Systems Conference. The […]

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Sprint’s Net Income Falls 72 Percent

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No. 3 U.S. long-distance telephone company Sprint Corp. today said its first-quarter net income fell 72 percent amid lower calling prices, stiff competition and investments to build its data and wireless businesses. Kansas City, Mo.-based Sprint’s net income dropped to $315 million, or 36 cents a share, compared with $1.118 billion, or $1.25 a share […]

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PocketTV Brings Video to Handheld PCs

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PocketTV can play any standard MPEG-1 file (extension .mpg or .mpeg). PocketTV is also capable of streaming MPEG video files using standard internet protocols such as http or ftp, provided that your device has a network connection (wireless or ethernet) that supports the necessary bandwidth i.e. the bitrate of the MPEG file that you want […]

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PockIt Recorder Captures Multimedia Content for PDA Playback Anywhere, Anytime

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Pocketmultimedia(TM), a leader in the delivery of real-time wireless multimedia, today announced the introduction of PockIt Recorder(TM), the newest addition to its commercial multimedia software product suite. PockIt Recorder(TM) will be demonstrated at the National Association of Broadcasters Show (booth L416) in Las Vegas, April 23-26, 2001. PockIt Recorder(TM) joins companion software products, PockIt(TM) & […]

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Optrex Develops 65,000-Color STN-LCD Panel for Mobile Devices

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OPTREX has developed its proprietary Active MLA (A-MLAAActive Multi-Line Addressing) technology by combining a new LCD 65,000 colors video-capable high-speed driving method with highly reflective LCD panel technology for the mobile device applications with a reflective color LCD system called “Super STN”. With the mass production of new driver ICs starting from July, 2001, mass […]

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The New One Touch 511 by Alcatel

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Alcatel gave the world its first tantalizing preview of the new One Touch 511 mobile phone, set to be on the market in early July. The One Touch 511 is a compact, easy-to-use WAP mobile packed with many surprising interactive functions. It will in fact be the smallest, most compact mobile available on the general […]

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DDI Pocket to Market CompactFlash Card with Built-in Data Comm Function

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Nitsuko Corp. has developed a CompactFlash card with a 64kbps data communication function, called C@rdH”64 petit (pronounced as card edge 64 petit), and dubbed the “CFE-01.” It will be rolled out into the market by DDI Pocket Inc. on May 11. It is a PIAFS2.2 version-based product. The format is employed by DDI Pocket. DDI […]

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Conversay, Mobile Mutant to Provide Voice-Driven Applications For Mobile Devices

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Conversay, a global leader in enabling speech technologies for both mobile and traditional Internet access devices, announced today it will integrate speech technology into applications built for embedded mobile devices by Korea-based Mobile Mutant. The partnership is expected to result in the first speech-enabled platform-free applications built specifically for mobile devices, using Mobile Mutant’s own […]

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The Fibre of the Future

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German scientists have developed fibres that have photo-electrical capabilities, which could theoretically power electronic items such as mobile phones or electronic organisers. The New Scientist reports on how these fibres could be woven into regular material to make machine-washable clothes with this power-generating property. There are a number of applications for the new technology, from […]

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Breakthrough Marks Next Step Toward Paper-Like Electronic Displays

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E Ink Corporation, the leading developer and marketer of electronic ink technology, today announced that it has demonstrated the world’s first active matrix electronic ink display capable of producing high resolution illustrations and text. This innovative research and development milestone for electronic ink is a step toward a new generation of highly mobile devices such […]

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Preview of the Philips Fisio 610

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Already seen at the GSM World Congress of Cannes, Philips presents again at the CeBIT in Hannover another model dual band of its new production – after the leading one, the Xenium 9660 – provided with GPRS technology: the Fisio 610. Considering its characteristics, the terminal is targeted at both business and consumer users but […]

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E-Fabric Jacket

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Imagine a flexible piece of cloth with the display capabilities of your television screen, using liquid crystals or LEDs. This concept, commonly called “E-paper,” is all about creative flexible displays. Lunar Design is realizing this notion and incorporating it into a design concept called Blu. Blu is a jacket which would be made of an […]

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Compaq launches iPAQ handheld device in Japan

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Compaq Computer Corp became the latest handheld computer maker to launch its product in Japan with the iPAQ Pocket PC as new competitors scramble to break into the growing market for personal digital assistants. PDAs, as they are also called, are increasingly being linked to the Internet via wireless connections in Japan, making this market […]

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