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Solar powered charger for your phone

Solar powered charger for your phone

TechJapan :: English news on technology from Japan
Posted on Jul 19, 2004 - 04:26 PM by zmcnulty

"The "Pocket Energy," a simple mobile device charger that uses solar energy, has been introduced. This solar-powered recharger, with a postcard sized 23mm thick body, is opened up much like a laptop; if it is placed in the sun for 4 to 5 hours, it can recharge two cellular phones."


HP to Dick Tracy: Bet your phone can't do this

Last modified: July 25, 2004, 6:05 PM PDT
By Ina Fried and Ben Charny

"The h6315, which was co-developed with T-Mobile, operates on a traditional cellular network but can automatically hop over onto a faster Wi-Fi connection when one is available. The device also has a built-in camera and a detachable keyboard and can also act as a cell phone using the GSM cellular network.

"This is the ultimate device," said Scott Ballantyne, vice president of business services marketing for T-Mobile USA. "This will play and store MP3s. It takes pictures.""


Daisy Multimedia GEMPIX DM 425 Z

Camera, MP3 player, voice recorder, MMC/SD card slot, USB Removable Drive, optional Bluetooth.

Jackito Tactile Personal Assistant

Optional FM radio, MP3 player, Bluetooth, SD or MMC card reader.

"1) The first PDA screen that is 100% Fingertouch-sensitive.
Designed for all fingertips (leading-edge technology and user interface).
The most reliable touchscreen technology: no need for recalibration.

2) The first screen to support two simultaneous touch points.
While holding Jackito in your hands, you can easily move both your thumbs, either
separately or together. This lets you operate the Touchscreen as fast as your brain thinks
(you can touch two points simultaneously).

3) The first screen featuring three multimedia layers.
Touchscreen (top) + Display (center) + Sound (bottom)."


CALLING UP RECORDS: Data hungry? Tap into your cell

The Asahi Shimbun
(IHT/Asahi: July 17,2004) (07/17)

"Produce grower and exporter Dole has introduced a new technology service that allows a cellphone user to check vegetable information while at the store.

Consumers can learn where the produce came from and how it arrived on the shelf, along with cooking tips.

The service only works on produce packaged with a ``QR'' barcode, a matrix-type super-code capable of storing lots of information. The shopper needs a cellphone equipped with a camera and scanner equipment that can read the codes.

For now, only Dole's broccoli has the QR code, but the company plans to expand the service to other vegetables."


P2P Company Not Going Anywhere,1412,64233-2,00.html?tw=wn_story_page_next1

Wired News
By Michelle Delio
02:00 AM Jul. 17, 2004 PT

"McCaleb is currently in the process of developing a new application called 'kdrive,' which will provide a way to securely share files and chat with friends and colleagues. McCaleb said it's an attempt to make a 'secure virtual global hard drive,' and though kdrive is still in early beta form, he's very excited about its potential."

The New Miniature Computers (They Also Make Phone Calls)

The New York Times > Technology
Published: July 19, 2004

"The cellular industry's long pursuit of ever-more minuscule phones has shifted into reverse, giving rise to bulkier wireless handsets with larger color screens and small versions of standard qwerty-style computer keyboards to send e-mail and instant messages."


Apple updates Rendezvous for Windows, Linux,+Linux/2100-1046_3-5253786.html?tag=nefd.hed

"While Apple open-sourced the code to Rendezvous for the Mac OS X and the underlying Unix-like Darwin operating system almost two years ago, the latest development release adds new tools for users and expanded functionality.

"By supporting an open standards process and providing open-source software that is available today, Apple is encouraging the rapid adoption of Rendezvous technology," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said in a statement marking the original release of the code.

The current release includes full support for linking to other devices using standard Internet protocols and allows Windows machines to advertise and discover Web servers and file servers on a local network using Internet Explorer. A printer setup wizard allows Windows networks to use Rendezvous compliant printers."