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Eurotech's new Zypad WL1500 wearable computer is said to be faster and lighter than other ...

Around the time I was hoping to swap my Olivetti typewriter for one of those new-fangled Apple Macintosh things, Seiko also created the UC-2000 wrist computer. The images of the device docked onto a QWERTY keyboard strapped to someone's arm still raise a smile even now. That was decades ago, and the industry has moved forward at an incredible pace, but Eurotech's new Zypad WL1500 definitely has the look of the Seiko. Happily, the technology in the new Zypad is much more up-to-date. Eurotech says that it's faster and lighter than other members of its wearable range, and also benefits from a longer battery life and numerous communication options.  Read More

Motorola has announced a March 27 release date for the Wi-Fi version of its new Xoom table...

As promised at this year's CES, Motorola has announced that the Wi-Fi version of its Xoom Android tablet will be available this month. The 10.1-inch device is the first tablet to benefit from all the widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization capabilities of Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor supported by a gigabyte of RAM. It's not as thin as the new iPad 2 but is by no means chunky at 0.5-inch (12.9mm) and does sport a 1280 x 800 resolution (150ppi), high definition touchscreen display with HDMI-out for onward connection to a big screen TV.  Read More

The new iPad 2 is 15 percent lighter and 33 percent thinner than the original, but is pack...

Given his recent health-related leave of absence, it was refreshing to see that Steve Jobs took the stage at today's Apple event to announce the forthcoming arrival of the iPad 2. It's lighter and thinner than the original, but packs in more features and more processing power. New additions include rear and front-facing cameras, an iOS update, smart covers, and a built-in gyroscope. Sadly, the only advancement on the connectivity front was the addition of HDMI via an optional adapter, and the carbon-fiber housing rumor looks to have been just that, a rumor.  Read More

Archos has revealed its version of the radio alarm clock, which sports a 3.5-inch color di...

French media player specialist Archos is the latest to offer a modern take on the bedside radio alarm clock. Rather than wake you with a simulated sunrise or other mood lighting, the Arnova's alarm can be set to your favorite internet radio station or web TV channel. Users can load audio, photo or video files directly to the device's internal memory or via SD cards, wirelessly stream content from a computer via uPnP, and feed in tunes from an external MP3 player.  Read More

The key fob connects via Wi-Fi to add NFC capabilities to any mobile phone

The latest wireless technology finding its way into mobile phones alongside Bluetooth and Wi-Fi is near field communication, or NFC. It has taken a few years but the short-range wireless technology is gathering speed, with the number of NFC-enabled handsets on the increase and numerous trials of the technology being carried out around the world, mainly aimed at contactless payments and public transport ticketing applications. But if you’re worried you’ll have to throw out your current mobile phone to take advantage of the convenience of NFC then relax, because Simlink has teamed with Morpho to develop a key fob that brings NFC technology to any existing mobile phone.  Read More

Skype has announced that Skype Access users can now benefit from a partnership deal with W...

Just when you thought Skype couldn't be any more useful, the company has announced a partnership deal with leading Wi-Fi hotspot providers around the globe. Skype Access, the company's pay-as-you-go service, will now be available through mobile networks in over 500,000 locations including airports, cafes, trains and offices. And the announcement comes with a sweetener – the company is offering free access throughout Spain during Mobile World Congress 2011.  Read More

The PiCycle with its distinctive arch frame and option of embedded Wi-Fi technology

Combining an electric motor with a form factor that has remained largely unchanged for over a hundred years, hybrid electric bicycles make it easier to get around in an environmentally friendly way, while still providing some much needed exercise. One of the most distinctive electric bikes going around is the PiCycle. The latest model from Pi Mobility retains the instantly recognizable arch frame of its predecessor, but has been simplified even further and now offers the option of integrated Wi-Fi-based technology to remotely monitor the 2011 PiCycle’s performance and track the bike if it is stolen.  Read More

CompuLab has announced a new miniature computer powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processing pla...

Israel's CompuLab, makers of the fit-PC range of energy efficient mini-PCs, has announced a new miniature computer powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processing platform. The Trim-Slice computer is said to offer the rich multimedia capabilities and user experience of a full-size PC at only a fraction of the power draw. It benefits from a fanless design, Wireless-N connectivity, solid state memory and expansion via both a full size and a micro SD card slots.  Read More

Samsung has announced the successor to its ST80 Wi-Fi compact camera, the SH100, which bri...

The soon-to-be-released SH100 Wi-Fi-enabled compact from Samsung comes with a better lens than its predecessor, and can wirelessly pair with a smartphone to allow frame previewing and shot composition, as well as remote shutter release, away from the camera itself. It'll also be capable of streaming content using DNLA technology to a high definition television and automatically backing up photos and videos to a computer, whether it's switched on or not.  Read More

Grace Digital Audio has announced three new Internet radios for CES 2011 - all with color ...

San Diego's Grace Digital Audio has announced that it will be introducing three new Internet radios at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, all sporting color screens. If the 50,000 or so local, national and international stations are not enough to satisfy, the new batch will also gain two new services to complement existing offerings from the likes of Pandora, CBS Radio, Live365.com and NPR. They also represent the first color Internet radios with 802.11n connectivity.  Read More

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