TDK’s Mojo MP3 Jukebox

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In a move that will impact the listening habits of millions of music lovers, TDK today announced the development of the world’s first CD Digital Jukebox, a portable CD-based MP3 player that for the first time offers full artist, song title, album and musical genre navigation plus on-the-go playlist creation. Dubbed MOJO for the magic […]

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Socket Announces Digital Phone Connection for New Palm Handhelds

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Socket Communications, Inc. today announced the Digital Phone Connection, a snap-on attachment that allows the new Palm(TM) m500 and m505 handheld computers to use a mobile phone as a modem for Internet access for applications such as e-mail, web clipping, e-commerce and remote access to corporate data. Socket’s energy-efficient solution includes a low-profile module that […]

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Intel is One Step Closer to 10GHz

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The chipmaker announced Thursday that it has delivered the first standard-format photomasks for use with Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography. The technology is designed to allow chipmakers to embed ever smaller features on silicon, beginning with chips at the 70-nanometer level. Current processors are manufactured on a 180 nanometer micron process. Smaller features mean more transistors […]

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MobileAria to bring Hands-Free Internet to your Automobile

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MobileAria, Inc., a company that will develop a new, hands-free mobile Internet service platform for the automobile, was launched today with investments from industry leaders Delphi Automotive Systems, Palm, Inc. and Mayfield Fund. MobileAria plans to provide an open platform to enable “in-vehicle” access and management of personal information, mobile Internet services and entertainment through […]

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NCR Sues Palm and Handspring – Alleging Patent Infringement

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Computer system maker NCR Corp. sued Palm Inc. (and Handspring Inc.), alleging their hand-held computers infringed on two NCR-owned core patents. In papers filed on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Delaware, NCR said, “Palm and Handspring knew about the NCR patents, (but) chose not to seek licenses from NCR.” The technology allows retail and […]

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LynuxWorks and NeoMagic to Provide BlueCat Linux OS for System-on-Chip Solution for Handhelds

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LynuxWorksTM, Inc., a provider of open source and true real-time embedded solutions for the post-PC era, and NeoMagic Corporation, a leading pioneer of embedded DRAM and logic technology, today announced that they are using LynuxWorks’ embedded BlueCatTM Linux for the upcoming NeoMagic System-on-Chip (SoC) platform for smart handheld devices. The SoC solution from NeoMagic is […]

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Telespree Launches New Category of Wireless: Over-the-Counter Communications

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Telespree Communications, a wireless systems provider, announced today a new prepaid service solution for operators enabling a one-button voice-driven handset/AirClipĂ” combination for the mass market. Just as disposable cameras transformed the photo industry by overcoming cost, complexity and challenging traditional distribution channels, Telespree is the first company to introduce “Over-The-Counter Wireless” – consumers can use […]

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Samung Releases Voice-activated WAP phone

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Samsung Asia Ltd has released what it claims to be the republic’s first voice-activated WAP phone, the SGH-N100. Users can get instant Internet access by simply saying “WAP” or pressing the “i” button. The phone supports search engines, e-mail, stock quotes, news and weather updates. It has a built-in counter for monitoring total time spent […]

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Sprint PCS Prepared to be First U.S. Carrier to Bring 3G to Market Later This Year

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Sprint PCS, the nation’s largest all-digital, all-PCS nationwide wireless network, will announce plans to start rolling out its third generation (3G) technology to Sprint PCS customers later this year. Sprint PCS, in conjunction with its network infrastructure providers — Lucent Technologies, Motorola Cellular Infrastructure Group (CIG), Nortel Networks and QUALCOMM — will be the first […]

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A Billion Devices Set to Join the Internet

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Millions and millions of devices, from vending machines to automobiles, heating controls to security systems, can now be Internet-enabled due to the removal of the electronics cost barrier. This mass connectivity opens radical new opportunities for designers and engineers to control and communicate with these devices using the Internet and presents exciting new business opportunities […]

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Ariel Corp. Soars In First Commercial Test Of In-Flight Internet Access Services Aboard Air Canada

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Ariel Corp., a leading supplier of open systems remote access solutions, today announced that its RS2000 56K/ISDN network access cards have been successfully deployed in the first passenger trial of an in-flight email and “Best of Web” browsing capabilities on a commercial airline. The trial, conducted aboard Air Canada, utilized Tenzing Communications’ Global(TM) airborne email […]

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Sony Puts Sound, Better Display Into CLIE Handheld

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Sony Corp unveiled on Wednesday a jazzed-up version of its Palm-based “CLIE” handheld personal digital assistant (PDA) featuring audio playback, an improved color display screen and longer battery life. “We are trying to leverage our strengths of focusing on entertainment and consumers with this CLIE,” said Keiji Kimura, president of Sony’s information technology division. “This […]

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Canada Tackles Cell Phone Jamming Controversy

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”The Canadian government is seeking public input on the possibility of licensing of wireless phone silencers, or “jammers,” with an eye toward eliminating the use of cell phones and other mobile devices in public places such as theaters, restaurants or libraries, Industry Canada has announced. The agency’s decision drew a prompt rebuttal from the Canadian […]

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