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By John Yaukey, Gannett News Service Start kicking yourself for not thinking of it first: the disposable cell phone. The idea to ''chat and chuck'' occurred to inventor Randi Altschul of Cliffside Park, N.J., as she was fighting the...
SnapTrack, Inc., pioneer of Wireless Assisted GPS™ location systems, and a wholly owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated, announced today the award of a broad-based wireless location and asset-tracking patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent,...
TomTom is a unique personalised locations-based service for use while preparing a journey and while travelling. TomTom plans the users' route for them and gives information about their location and nearby places of interest. The service will cover Western...
Samsung Electronics has applied state-of-the-art 0.15-micron design rule to develop the smallest 512Mb NAND-type flash memory chip. In addition, this chip is the industry's highest capacity monolithic die and when two 512Mb flash memory dies are stacked as a...
Freeplay Energy was established to pioneer human generated electrical energy. From its origins as a simple concept to the creation of real products that benefit people worldwide, our Self Sufficient Energy system truly empowers users by enabling human mechanical...
eMonitoringSolutions.com (eMS), developer of leading-edge Internet streaming video and audio technology, has allied with ZATRA to offer shopping centers across the country eMS' RemoteManager streaming media. ZATRA provides next generation broadband solutions for shopping centers. Under the agreement, ZATRA...
Semtech's USAR, a leading producer of Human Interface Device (HID) and System Management electronics, today announced a unique modular approach for implementing Human Interface Devices (HIDs), intelligent power and battery management, smart cards and other features in Wireless Internet...
CASIO Soft, Inc., today announced it has added real-time wireless connectivity, and integrated Interactive Voice Response (IVR) using Microsoft's Web Telephony Engine to CSI MobileLink v2.5, the newest release of its enterprise software solution for field force management, remote...
The Charisma company is presenting an exclusive new Internet device called "MisterWeb", which allows you to connect to the ‘Net of nets without a PC. All MisterWeb needs are electrical and telephone outlets. Many Internet users are all too familiar...
goZing, the leader in permission-based, wireless direct marketing, announced today a promotion geared towards raising awareness and promoting safety among the cellular phone using community. Starting immediately, consumers who sign up for the goZing Rewards Program are eligible to receive...
MobileAware, the leading provider of e-business mobility infrastructure for mobile operators and ASPs has launched a highly scalable and performant next generation transformation engine which will significantly enhance the capabilities of its Everix product suite. Everix is an innovative e-business...
Extending its leadership in the mobile computing industry, the Computer System Group (CSG) of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. Monday announced the availability of the 2.0GB(a), 1.8-inch Type II PC Card Hard Disk Drive, allowing mobile users to back...
Integral Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Antek Wireless Inc., announced at the Consumer Electronics Show held recently in Las Vegas, Nevada, the release of the first in a series of embedded antennas for Bluetooth(TM) and related short-range home wireless...
By Richard Shim ZDNET A San Francisco company has received two patents for technology that may help achieve the Holy Grail of portable devices: making something smaller while not decreasing its battery life. Novel Concepts has registered the patents for a passive...
The Symplon will be available in Germany early in 2001. It will be sold as a package with an Internet Service Provider. “Our company’s roots are in Munich, yet our business is global in nature,” said Vittorio Mischi, CEO...
A new mp3 coding-decoding (codec) format that will provide improved sound at lower bit rates is now under development for implementation in mid 2001, Thomson Multimedia today announced. The new codec, dubbed "mp3PRO", provides 128kbs performance at a 64kbs...
Televigation, a leading provider of mobile phone navigation technology, will demonstrate its mobile phone navigation product TeleNavigation™.voice, at Upside Showcase. This will mark the first time in the wireless telephone industry that real-time navigation is publicly demonstrated with a...
Polaroid Corporation has announced the online availability of the new Polaroid PhotoMAX MP3 Digital Camera, featuring two of the hottest consumer technologies in a single product. At a suggested retail price of $249.95, the Polaroid PhotoMAX MP3 Digital Camera...
AirClic's ONE-SCAN™ technology allows users of mobile and other Web-enabled devices to directly access the Web site of their choice without the laborious task of typing Internet addresses using the telephone keypad or the alternative small keyboards integrated into...
The Dodge Super8 Hemi® concept car is DaimlerChrysler's newest execution of Passenger Priority design. Borrowing cues from Dodge trucks and sport-utilities, the Dodge Super8 Hemi is an all-American sedan - yet one reincarnated with a tall stance that enhances...
agentGO, a mobile decision support solutions provider, today announced eight wireless enterprise applications written for the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME). J2ME allows for the development and deployment of Java applications on any Java enabled wireless device, and...
Novatel Wireless, Inc., a leading provider of wireless data access solutions, announced today the immediate availability of a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Module for its Lancer 3W™ Wireless 3 Watt Modem, which is used extensively by Public Service professionals....
It's called the Watch Phone and the few lucky souls could be seen wearing early versions of it at last weekend's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Having already been released in South Korea, electronics giant Samsung says that...
The EZPhone Cam is designed to make Video Chatting as EZ as phoning a friend. Simply push the One Touch Call Button on your EZPhone Cam - this automatically launches your Photo Buddy List. At a glance, see who...
Samsung's IZZI web is the latest addition to a new and upcoming breed of Windows CE 3.0-based Internet appliances, and features a 10.4-inch LCD screen, a 200 MHz processor and 32 MB RAM. As Samsung rolls out its new...
Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of Web-based software for public relations management, today unveiled the first wireless application allowing PR professionals to manage their public relations activities anytime from anywhere in the world with a standard personal digital assistant...
By John G. Spooner ZDNet IBM on Friday unveiled a new laptop that aims to appeal to technophiles and technophobes alike. The TransNote combines IBM’s ThinkPad mini-notebook with a scribble pad that can translate and record notes written on paper to...
Toshiba Corporation today announced the availability of a single-chip, low-power MPEG-4 encoding and decoding (CODEC) solution. This new chip, designated TC35273XB, integrates an MPEG-4 CODEC with 12-megabits (Mb) of embedded DRAM to deliver a low-power, end-to-end solution with encoding,...
PacketVideo Corporation, the global leader in wireless media, and Bell Mobility, Canada's leading provider of wireless voice and data services, today announced they are conducting Canada's first consumer field trial of wireless multimedia services. The trial will take place...
If you own a notebook computer, you definitely want the option of attaching a mouse instead of always being stuck using the standard built in mouse. Both of these mice are Optical scroll mice with a USB connection...
First International Digital, Inc., a Motorola spin-off with nearly 100 patents in audio, video, speech and communications technology, today showcased its newest, feature-packed, portable MP3 player – iRock 680. An industry first, the iRock 680 features patented proprietary...
A group of scientists claim to have discovered a link between mobile phone use and eye cancer. Research by the team at the University of Essen in Germany found that people who regularly use a mobile are three times...
Sony Corporation demonstrated working prototypes of the "Infostick" Bluetooth module at CES 2001 International. This is part of an ongoing effort to develop the Memory Stick Expansion Module, which utilizes the form factor and interface terminals/protocols of the Memory...
SMaL Camera Technologies, Inc., a developer of low power CMOS imagers and intelligent cameras for a variety of markets, including low cost consumer cameras, handheld electronics, intelligent transportation systems, and surveillance, introduced today at the International Consumer Electronics Show...
Transmeta Corporation today announced that the Crusoe microprocessor is being implemented in Philips Components' Net Display Modules to be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Philips' Net Display Modules are the consumer electronics industry's only in-panel, system-board...
Qubit Technology, a leader in the Internet appliance market, today announced it has signed an agreement making AirPrime Incorporated the provider of CDMA-based wireless access solutions for the Qubit Orbit, the company's wireless Web Tablet. ``We are extremely pleased...
Call it Couch Potato 2.0. Luxury armchair maker La-Z-Boy Inc. and software giant Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday officially launched a living room throne for the Internet age, complete with computer jacks and equipment for surfing the Web on a...
ImagiWorks(TM), Inc., the leading provider of sensor-based science education packages for K-12 on the Palm(TM) computing platform, today unveiled ImagiProbe(TM) 2.0, a powerful new version of its Palm-compatible sensor-based data acquisition system for science and math education. The ImagiProbe...
In an effort to give IT managers the flexibility and management capabilities they desire to maintain their networks availability, American Power Conversion (APC) today announced a new version of its Web/SNMP Management Card that is compatible with wireless application...
MkiVki, as a visual music player, is the first portable equipment that enables the user to edit the image and music randomly and play them. Unlike MP3 players that can only play music, the user can view music video...
Arkon Networks Inc., is pleased to announce that the Parafone™ has been named an honoree and the winner of the "Best of Show" telephony product from a competitive field of entries at the prestigious Innovations 2001 Design and Engineering...
Gamut Interactive, Inc. has developed technology that makes all media interactive, including television, print, Internet, direct marketing/messaging and advertising. At the heart of this innovation is the Gamut personal shopping and savings device. The hand-held Gamut will change the...
Apple® today redefined mobile computing with the new Titanium PowerBook® G4 featuring PowerPC G4 processors with Velocity Engine™ running up to 500 MHz, a 15.2-inch (diagonal) mega-wide display, slot-loading DVD drive and 5 hour battery—all in a one inch...
Conversay, a global leader in speech technology solutions for both mobile and traditional Internet access devices, announced it will provide the speech interface for the Linux-based YOPY® PDA system, making it the first Linux PDA to employ a speech...
Sierra Wireless today announced that is has signed a distribution and supply agreement with Wireless WebConnect! to offer the AirCard 400 for the Ricochet 128 kbps network ("AirCard 400 for Ricochet"). Commercial shipments of the AirCard 400 to Wireless...
Hitachi America, Ltd., Home Electronics Division announced that its revolutionary DVD-RAM camcorder will ship to retailers end of January, 2001. Retailing for $1999.95, the DZ-MV100A records superior-quality video or 1,998 mega-pixel (one million pixels) still photos onto an eight-centimeter...
by Matt Berger If you own a Palm, buying via credit card is about to get easier. This newest application of the Palm introduced Saturday at the Consumer Electronics Show, will allow users to make a Visa credit card purchase...
Philips Electronics NV launched a mobile touch-screen display that gives users wireless Internet access. The Dutch electronics giant said the liquid-crystal display would help create thin, light wireless Internet appliances. It said it had achieved the development by building into...
By Jared Sandberg For months it was driving Howard McCollister nuts. The 50-year-old surgeon from Deerwood, Minn., had equipped his kids’ Apple laptops with wireless antennas called the AirPort. The doodads allow the McCollister siblings to connect to the Internet...
The MPFit is a stylish new update to the MPTrip MP3 CD Player. With it's soft touch buttons and clear LCD display, the MPFit will prove to be one of the best and sought-after gifts for your friends and...