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Tue May 25 2004

Fictionwise wide 25% Anniversary Sale

03:21 PM by Colin Dunstan in E-Book General | Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No...

Fictionwise is four years old on June 1, 2004!

To celebrate and to thank its members for their support, every unencrypted Multiformat eBook is discounted 25% and every encrypted Secure eBook features a 25% Micropay Rebate.

Fictionwise very rarely runs an every-eBook-in-the-store sale, so don't let this one pass you by!

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GoogleGet - Fetch Google News to your iPod

03:14 PM by Colin Dunstan in Archive | Portable Audio/Video

GoogleGet, now part of iPodSoft, is a small Windows program designed to download the latest news from news.google.com (or a local variation) to your iPod in the quickest and simplest way possible.

After a one off configuration you simply run the program and it will instantly connect to Google, download the latest headlines in the categories you specified, format them appropriately and transfer them to your iPod.

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Toshiba Unveils New Display Technologies

03:04 PM by Colin Dunstan in E-Book General | News

Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) today announced it will demonstrate a host of new advanced display technologies for mobile phones, mobile PCs, and industrial displays this week at the 2004 Society for Information Display (SID) International Symposium, Seminar & Exhibition in Seattle, Washington.

Innovative new display solutions announced today for the mobile computing market include a lightweight, ultra-thin glass 14.1-inch SXGA+ (1400x1050) liquid crystal display (LCD) for notebook PCs, a 12.1-inch WXGA (1280x768) LCD for wide-format mobile PCs, a 12.1-inch SXGA+ LCD for Tablet PCs, and a 5.6-inch WSVGA (1024x600) ultra-high resolution LCD for use in mini PCs.

Read the full press release here.

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Agere brings 802.11g (54Mbps) to handhelds

02:45 PM by Colin Dunstan in Archive | Handhelds and Smartphones

Agere Systems has announced today that it is working on a new low-power, high-bandwidth throttling 802.11g chip for handhelds, rated at 54 Mbps.

This embedded system-in-package (SiP) delivers 54 megabit-per-second (Mbit/s) speeds while balancing exceptional range and power savings for such wireless products as personal digital assistants (PDAs), media players, Smartphones, handheld video game devices, and digital cameras and camcorders.

Volume production of the chip is not expected until 3rd quarter of 2004, with commercial availability coming soon after. No products using the new chip have been announced.

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Cerience $100 Contest

12:54 PM by Colin Dunstan in E-Book Software | Reading and Management

Cerience (makers of RepliGo) offer a $100 Handango Gift Certificate.

You have to tell them how you and/or your organization are using RepliGo to have access to your important information, be more efficient with your time, collaborate with others, etc.

Submit your entry here before July 1, 2004.

The winner will be announced Thursday, July 15, 2004 on the Cerience web site and in the August newsletter.

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Sharp Zaurus SL-6000L Linux Review

12:12 PM by Alexander Turcic in Archive | Handhelds and Smartphones

PDA Buyer's Guide has an in-depth review of the latest Sharp Zaurus, the SL-6000L.

Interestingly, the SL-6000L (reminds me of a big fat Mercedes SL 600) targets enterprise buyers, and is sold only in few consumer retail venues. So don't be surprised about its listing price: $699 USD!

There will be three SL-6000 models:
- 6000L with WiFi 802.11b wireless networking
- 6000N without integrated networking
- 6000W with both, WiFi and Bluetooth.

The reviewer concludes:
Pro: 480x640 VGA display, Linux OS, Dual Expansion slots, fast processor, USB, good keyboard
Con: Large and heavy, no great software selection, expensive,

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Wi-fi lifeline for Nepal's farmers

06:58 AM by Alexander Turcic in Archive | Handhelds and Smartphones

Wireless conquers the world. You don't believe it? BBC News runs a story how Yak farmers in the mountains of Nepal are using wireless internet technology to keep in touch with their families.

So far, the Nepal Wireless Networking project has hooked up five villages in the area using wireless technology.

Btw, the image to the left depicts the Anapurna peak in the Himalayas in Nepal as the sun has risen over the top of the peak.

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Free Windows 256 color remake of Maniac Mansion & Zak McCracken

06:39 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Lounge

It’s done! The latest adventure game from LucasFan Games is available now! Its name: Maniac Mansion Deluxe! After eight months of making you can download a 256-colour remake of the mother of all point & click-adventures! With its improved SCUMM-interface, digital sound effects and continuous background music it’s the best Maniac Mansion ever made! The New Adventures of Zak McKracken is available for free too.

I am not so sure about the legality of these two projects, so if you like old Lucasarts Games, you better hurry and snap it now!

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