Single-chip Audio Decoder Solution for MP3 Players Introduced


An audio decoder for portable and MP3-style personal audio players is available from SigmaTel (Austin, Texas). SigmaTel’s STMP3400 is a small, integrated solution for multi-format personal audio players. The SoC STMP3400 provides a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and DC/DC converter. The STMP3400 solution is claimed to offer high ...

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Wearable Patents Take Off


The other devices from Orang-Otang Computers sound more like they should be worn by characters from the “Star Trek” movies: a phone that fits under a shirt sleeve and slides into the palm with a flick of the hand, a digital audio recorder for the wrist that hides in a ...

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Handspring Delivers Fast Blazer Web Browser


Handspring, Inc. has released a new version of Blazer, its award-winning web browser for Palm OS handhelds. The Blazer browser is designed to provide handheld computers with fast access to a full range of web content. As announced separately today, Handspring will bundle Blazer at no additional charge with the ...

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Motorola and TrafficMaster join Forces to Provide First-of-its-Kind Navigation System


Trafficmaster, the world’s leading real-time traffic information service provider, and telematics and automotive electronics leader Motorola, Inc. announced today their plan to jointly produce the first off-board, dynamic navigation system for the volume market that incorporates real-time, traffic-flow data. Motorola’s navigation server, part of its new iRadio™ navigation application, together ...

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PDA integrates MP3, CCD Camera, with GSM Modules


Internet Appliance Box Corp. Ltd has announced its new CN001 PDA. The CN001 is based on Intel’s 206MHz StrongARM SA-1110 RISC processor. The PDA runs on either Linux 2.4.0 or Microsoft’s WinCE 3.0 operating system. It has 32M of SDRAM and 16M of flash memory. The 240-by-320-dot TFT LCD displays ...

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Is Blackberry in Danger?


Both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have head-scratching pieces on the doings of a Silicon Valley startup called Danger Research – quite a feat for a company that is “trying to keep a low profile,” in the words of the Times’ top tech reporter, John Markoff. ...

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Kanakaris Wireless Announces First TV Channel Created for PocketPC And Wireless Environment


Kanakaris Wireless today announced the completion of CinemaWEAR-In-A Box(TM) software that packages the company’s proprietary CinemaWEAR encoding process into an easy to use application. Targeting both individual end-users and businesses, CinemaWEAR-In-A-Box can be easily loaded on any PC. The application allows the user to encode their own media through an ...

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