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Tue May 25 2004

Toshiba Unveils New Display Technologies

02:04 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

01:45 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

11:54 AM 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

11:12 AM 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

05:58 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

05:39 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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Euro2004 Freeware to keep track of UEFA Euro 2004

04:38 AM by Alexander Turcic in Archive | Handhelds and Smartphones

TinyStocks offers a free program to keep track of the international football event (soccer as it is known in some parts of the world) Euro 2004.

With Euro2004 you can lookup what games are played on which days and what games are played at each of the 10 stadiums. Check when and who each team is playing and add an alarm in your Datebook to be reminded of the games. Keep track of the scores of each game and automatically see which teams will be making it to the next round!

And you can even download the latest scores wirelessly by connecting you Palm OS handheld to a mobile phone or (wireless) modem.

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Victorinox: Swiss Memory USB Army Knife

03:27 AM by Alexander Turcic in Archive | Handhelds and Smartphones

We realize this gorgeous Swiss Army knife, with a built-in USB flash drive, is probably causing you to become very excited and thus filling you with an almost uncontrollable to immediately get one yourself.

Available with a memory capacity of 64 MB or 128 MB, the Swissmemory USB enables the storage of data of any kind – business cards, family or business project, photos, mp3 audio files, video files and presentations – and can be used with any USB connection. LED lights signalise if the memory is currently being written to or read from.

Are you ready to explain to airport security how your knife is not a killing tool but a container for critical information of your company?

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