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The $100 laptop moves closer to reality

By Mike Ricciuti
Staff Writer, CNET
Published: September 28, 2005, 8:55 AM PDT

"The proposed design of the machines calls for a 500MHz processor, 1GB of memory and an innovative dual-mode display that can be used in full-color mode, or in a black-and-white sunlight-readable mode. The display makes the laptop "both an electronic book and a laptop," he said.

One display design being considered is a flat, flexible printed display developed at MIT's Media Lab. Negroponte said the technology can be used to produce displays that cost roughly 10 cents per square inch. "The target is $12 for a 12-inch display with near-zero power consumption," he said."

"The machines, which will run a version of the Linux operating system, will also include other applications, some developed by MIT researchers, as well as country-specific software. "Software has gotten too fat and unreliable, so we started with Linux," he said.

For connectivity, the systems will be Wi-Fi- and cell phone-enabled, and will include four USB ports, along with built-in "mesh networking," a peer-to-peer concept that allows machines to share a single Internet connection."

Samsung Readying Messaging Phone

Phone Scoop
Date Posted: May 19, 2005, 2:28 PM
Source: FCC

"[...] new Samsung messaging phone with a QWERTY thumb keyboard. The Samsung SGH-D307 [...] The device has a dual-flip hinge similar to the Motorola MPx, allowing the phone to be opened like a typical clamshell to place calls, or horizontally for typing. [...] features of the D307 include quad-band GSM, EDGE high-speed data, Bluetooth, an internal antenna, and an outer caller-ID display."

Eagle Broadband Announces New PVR Functionality for Existing IP5000 Standard & High-Definition IP Set-Top Boxes

Broadcast Industry News Headlines from

"Eagle Broadband has added advanced, full-featured personal video recorder (PVR) functionality to the company's advanced, MediaPro IP5000 set-top boxes that deliver dual tuner, dual streaming PVR in standard and high-definition formats for the residential IPTV market."

"Capable of supporting a variety of leading middleware and video-on-demand systems, the IP5000 platform delivers advanced content system security and digital rights management (DRM) needed by a wide variety of industries, such as telco, hospitality, enterprise, and government markets. Available in MPEG2 format, the IP5000 also supports the new MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video compression standard."


beblu launches its small, sleek and stylish media centre systems

SourceWire | Press Releases

"The beblu media system is powered by the new VIA EPIA Technologies SP13000 with a digital media chipset for smooth DVD and TV playback. Also included is 512MB of DDR400 RAM and a 200GB Seagate drive providing quick and quiet storage of over 160 hours of recorded television (approximately 2,500 hours of music). A 150W quiet power supply provides ample support for any number of devices and components while still remaining quiet. Also included is a Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T tuner card supporting both Freeview and Digital Radio."


Portable audio recorders review

Module-records blog about electronic music

"You are a DJ or a live performer and you want to record on the fly your set.
Okay, but no recorder device in the booth, or this antique and dust-full tape recorder : better than nothing but of course you don't have tape.
So you really need your own and very portable digital recorder.

Best of all is a .wav recorder with analog and digital input, there are not many devices that can do that. Most of cheaper portable recorders on the market use flash memory and Mp3 compression.
Also a lot of flash and HD Mp3 players can Record in Mp3 format."


Google Picasa 2.1

Actualité - New Dimension FR
Par 1for-matik le 20-09-2005 @ 12:31

"La principale nouveauté de la version 2.1 est l'internationalisation de l'interface !
Oui, Picasa est en français maintenant"


I-Mate JasJar @ Dave's iPAQ

Beautiful VGA display
Simultaneous voice and data
Windows Mobile 5
Video Conferencing
Swivel Screen
Great Software Add-Ons
Backlit display on keyboard

Poor case
Voice Software - Its ok but I wish Microsoft would bundle Voice Command"

Dontbuyjunk - the personalized product comparison site

"Do you find yourself asking questions like:
"Which Flash-based MP3 Player has top notch sound quality and battery life?"
Before, there was no easy answer. Now, there is."


La Y.E.S. Box protège et partage vos données

Xavier Regord
Micro Achat 01net
le 19/09/2005 à 14h55

"[...] peut accueillir deux disques durs Serial ATA [...] deux ports Gigabit Ethernet [...] 3 ports USB 2.0 [...] Les deux disques durs installés peuvent être configurés en Raid 0 (mode Stripping pour des performances accrues), Raid 1 (mode Mirroring pour une sécurité des données accrue) ou en mode JBOD [...] 429 € TTC, sans disque [...]"

Opening the Zetera box

"One of the hottest things I ran into this year comes from a startup company in California, Zetera, and is a completely new twist on networked storage.

I mentioned Zetera in two of my Storage Insider columns, in February
when they first left stealth mode, and in June, when they made a joint distribution agreement with a storage software company, DataPlow.

Why am I mentioning Zetera again now? Because Netgear is about to launch Storage Central SC101, the first product based on that technology, actually the combined technologies from DataPlow and Zetera, and I have one in my lab for an early peek."

Preview: Acer Aspire L250

By Jørgen Sundgot, Sunday 18 September 2005
infoSync World

"AMD Athlon 64 3400+ processor, accompanied by 512 MB RAM - expandable to 4 GB"

"the 160 GB SATA drive of the Aspire L250 delivered blazing access speeds at 7,200 RPM"

"ATI Radeon Xpress200 with 128 MB of VRAM"

"Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11g and an abundance of ports. These include four USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire port mounted in front; four rear-mounted USB 2.0 ports adjacent to yet another FireWire port; two PS2 ports; DVI; VGA; S-Video and Composite connectors both for video in and out; and 5.1 channel audio courtesy of line in, line out and SPDIF coaxial - as well as something as unusual as a Parallel port."

"spacious wireless keyboard with a built-in pointing device"

Camera phones will be high-precision scanners

16:12 14 September 2005 news service
Duncan Graham-Rowe

"Using the new software with a 1-megapixel camera held at least 20centimetres away, an A4 sized page takes about 3 to 5 seconds to scan. This produces between 21 and 35 images which the software merges together to extract the text and record any images."


O2 Xda Exec

13 Sep 2005
Sandra Vogel

"3.8in screen at 640 x 480 pixels"
Class 10 GPRS, Wifi, Bluetooth Smartphone
2 cameras
SD Card slot


Gizmo – A free phone for your computer

Looks good: cross-platform, SIP-based, IM and voice.

"# It’s free!
# Free calls to all Gizmo users.
# Free Voicemail and Conference Calls.
# Super clear call quality.
# Inexpensive add-ons that let you make and receive calls from any mobile phone or landline."


Very Cool Network Storage From Netgear

Today @ PC World
Posted by Yardena Arar
Monday, September 12, 2005, 07:08 AM (PST)

"We haven't tried out Storage Central yet, so be aware that I'm waxing enthusiastic based on a demo. Stay tuned for the reality test!"


T-Mobile glimpses MDA III successor

By Jørgen Sundgot, Monday 5 September 2005
infoSync World

"[...] the device will harbour a 240 x 320 pixel display with the ability to natively rotate the screen in a landscape orientation courtesy of its operating system, which will be Windows Mobile 5.0. This will let users easily align the screen with the thumbboard of the device, also this oriented in a landscape fashion.

To support quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, the device will also offer GPRS and EDGE for high speed data transfers, as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11b for shorter-range connections. Also present is a 1.3 Megapixel digital camera, with the device slated to be part of T-Mobile's new web'n'walk range of devices, which come pre-loaded with the mobile version of the popular Opera browser to allow for on-the-fly reformatting of web pages to a small-screen friendly viewing experience. [...]"

I O Data AVeL LinkPlayer2, Networkable HD DivX DVD Player

Posted on 07.31.05 @ 11:47 pm
By David Ponce

"The point here is this: networkable DVD player with HD Divx and WMV playback."