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Panasonic 16GB SDHC card due in November

September 3, 2007 UPDATED - NEW IMAGES With memory’s inexorable bang-per-buck march outstripping even Moore’s Law of doubling every 18 months, it’s not surprising that we constantly announce new record capacities. It’s nonetheless exciting because the number of HD camcorders and high-resolution digital still cameras demanding card-based recording media with larger capacity and higher data transfer speeds is dependent on the development of more and faster memory cards. Panasonic today announced it will release a 16GB Pro High Speed SDHC Memory Card with a data transfer speed of up to 20MB/s. The new RP-SDV16GU1K card will be globally released in November with a retail price of US$320.  Read More

Sony releases new open format digital media players and kills ATRAC format

August 30, 2007 Sony today announced two new series of digital media players that will use MP3, AAC and WMA formats, at the same time as announcing it will discontinue use of the ATRAC format and begin closing its Connect online Music store in March 2008. Sony’s role as a music distributor has long compromised its position as a manufacturer of digital media players and the long-time stand-off between the two arms of the Japanese giant that threatened to make its digital music players irrelevant is over as it seeks to make up lost ground in the booming market created by digital file sharing over the internet. Ironically, though it can now compete on an even playing field with the likes of Apple’s iPod, one wonders what the consequences of abandoning its loyalest customers will do to the market’s perceptions of the famous Walkman brand.  Read More

Sleek new Nokia 6555 3G mobile phone

August 28, 2007 Nokia’s 6555 3G mobile phone is just that, a new 3G mobile phone. But in the 21st century where phone equals fashion accessory, what sets it apart at first glance is its stunning looks - the sleek clamshell design features a recessed hinge that creates a seamless line when open, an external analog clock, and inside, a 16 million color display.  Read More

Gomadic Quadcharge

August 28, 2007 The Quadcharge is an inexpensive, all in one hub that allows you to charge four devices simultaneously whilst decreasing the number of AC adaptors that need to be connected to a power source, while at the same time cleaning up the tangled web of cords that otherwise pervade your kitchen bench-top or home office space.  Read More

World Record distance in a Wi-Fi technology transmission of 304km (188.89 miles) between M...

August 27, 2007 A new world record distance for a 5 GHz Wi-Fi link has been achieved by the Italian Center for Radio Activities (C.I.S.A.R), and Ubiquiti Networks, a leading innovator in outdoor wireless broadband solutions. The distance of 304km (188.89 miles) was established from Sardinia Island to Central Italy achieving data-rates of about 5Mbps, using Ubiquiti’s XtremeRange5 (XR5) High-Power Carrier Class mini-PCI radio module and 35dBi 5 GHz parabolic dish antennas.  Read More

MOTO Q music 9m

August 24, 2007 Motorola has introduced a new smartphone that seeks to build on the ergonomic design and multimedia capabilities of its predecessor the Motorola Q. The sleek MOTO Q music 9m features a QWERTY keyboard, a side-scroll thumbwheel and dedicated keys for one-handed navigation and supports over-the-air music downloads using Verizon’s V CAST 3G EV-DO network.  Read More

Avaya Dual Mode lets mobile users switch between wifi and cellular networks mid-sentence

August 17, 2007 The Avaya One-X Mobile Dual Mode, developed for the Nokia Eseries range of phones allows workers to shift from network to network using one phone, with one number, and “hand off” calls to cellular networks with just one button.  Read More

Avantgarde collection - Luna

August 8, 2007 Luxury mobile phone specialist Gresso has released its new “Avantgarde” collection. These unique, ultra-slim phones are manually constructed using gold and 200 year old African Blackwood – the use of which ensures that two identical phones do not exist. Employing the usual attention to detail, Gresso use Sapphire crystal glass of 42 K to frame the screen and hand polished stainless steel for the back, along with another first in the form of a keyboard featuring laser cut Roman numerals.  Read More

Panasonic's new In-Dash LCD Monitor/DVD Receivers and CD Player

August 1, 2007 Panasonic has introduced its next generation of mobile video entertainment systems for the vehicle including two new in-dash DVD monitor receivers compatible with Panasonic's optional expansion module for multiple digital devices. This enables connection of up to four devices at once such as iPods, camcorders or video game consoles, a DVD/CD changer, TV tuner or Bluetooth wireless phone kit.  Read More

The AHKY wrist worn translation device

July 16, 2007 Speaking via an interpreter is difficult enough at the best of times, so you can imagine the difficulties soldiers in foreign lands have communicating with the population when there is a significant language barrier, no interpreter and lots of big guns in the near vicinity. The AHKY (Arabic for ‘speak’ ) is a new wrist worn translation device developed by Iraqi-born University of Derby student, Amin Ismail, will soon tackle the problem when it is deployed by British troops serving in Iraq. The AHKY currently has ten phrases which have been programmed in English, Arabic and Kurdish. Phrases such as ‘nothing will happen to you’; ‘turn around slowly’; and ‘come here’. Other languages and phrases specific for a user’s specific mission are uploaded prior to each use.  Read More

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