A quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz device with support for GPRS and EDGE, the latter of which is not available in Orange UK’s network, the C600 boasts a 240 x 320 pixel QVGA display with 262K colour depth. Infrared, USB and Bluetooth are present in the department of connectivity, along with memory expansion via miniSD cards. Offering 64 MB of persistent memory, the C600 also integrates a 1.3 Megapixel camera with a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels and 4x digital zoom. The camera also records video in MPEG4, AVI and H.263 formats, all of which the smartphone is also capable of playing back alongside 3GPP format video.
Men who pay a visit to the toilet at Kansai International Airport can expect to see a new means of guiding their stream when they aim at the urinal: a 3-centimeter circular “target” pasted at the center of the receptacle. The circular sticker resembling a dart board — complete with a dart in the center bull’s eye — was designed by the woman herself. The airport budgeted 65,000 yen to print up 3,000 of the seals, which were promptly applied to the urinals. This sort of labor savings is not to be sniffed at: the airport incorporates 143 lavatory facilities open to the public alone. Cleaning is performed by seven custodial firms that realize combined annual revenues of 1.25 billion yen.
Worldgate Korea have announced the SA-8 speakers resembling spaceship. The SA-8 have SRS and can be connected to PS2, DVD players and so on. It can also be connected to sub woofer. It measures 220 x 158 x 187mm and weighs around 2.03 Kg.
The doggy cell phone, announced over a year ago, is still unavailable but lonely dogs and cats can still be comforted by your voice when you’re away with a PeTalk Voice Pal. The phone-shaped device stores a 10-second message for your pet that will play back at set intervals until you arrive home. The pet doesn’t have to do anything to turn PeTalk on, and can do nothing to turn it off. I don’t know…I’ve yet to see a dog or cat actually appreciate having a phone put up to its ear to “talk” to their owner, but if your dog can recognize your voice, it may be soothed(or terrorized) by hourly chimings of “Mama wuvs you”.
As from the beginning of November, Finland’s Sonera will provide citizen and corporate certificate services on new SIM cards operating on both GSM and UMTS networks. This will make it easier for users to conduct electronic transactions even when they are on the move. Corporate users can opt to activate both of these services for their use on the same SIM card. Sonera Mobile Certificate, which is targeted at corporate customers, has been available from spring 2003. By means of the mobile certificate, customers can identify themselves for six Sonera information security and remote use services, such as the browser or mobile phone based email and calendar service or the VPN information security service.
The Fly Pentop Computer is all about making learning accessible, engaging and effective. The computer comes with a variety of specialised educational applications, games and accessories, giving students the ability to engage in problem-solving and thinking with an innovative, intuitive and smart 21st Century tool. Applications launching for the FLY Pentop Computer, known as FLYware, include a range of learning programs that can help tweens with their homework through guided instruction and personalised practice. New FLYware products available today include FLY Through Spelling (3rd – 5th grade), FLY Through Math: Multiplication and Division (4th – 6th grade), FLY Through Spanish: Pocket Translator, and FLY Through Tests (6th – 8th grade: math, science, and social studies).
Acoustic Energy is the first WiFi Internet radio capable of accessing over 10,000 radio stations from across the planet. The UK-designed gadget is capable of accessing over 99 per cent of radio stations from across the world. It costs £199 and automatically connects to a local WiFi network to grab the channels using Reciva’s Internet radio service. It will gather channel listings alphabetically by country and genre to the radio, allowing users to select the station name you want with the controller and a visual display. The channel listing is updated each time the radio is turned on. Via – Macworld
MySoldius has announced the release of the Soldius1, the world’s first portable solar power source for iPods and mobile phones. They seem to be marketing it mainly to the iPod market, but adapters are available for more than 250 models of mobile phones. With the extra demands on our batteries due to the photo and video capabilities of our devices, the ability to recharge on the go is more needed than ever. The device folds in half and it’s light enough to fit in your shirt pocket and go with you wherever you need it. It generates enough power from the sun to fully recharge your device batteries in just 2 or 3 hours. It’s easy to use; you just plug it in and point it towards the sun
BenQ recently debuted its 2ms 19-inch LCD monitor (FP93G X) with a 2 MS response time, which it claims to be the world’s fastest monitor. The monitor will be first introduced to the Asia Pacific region next month, targeting the gamer market. However, the retail price for the model has not been determined. To decrease its response time, the monitor employs BenQ’s original Advanced Motion Accelerator (AMA) technology that accelerates the twisting speed of liquid crystal by increasing the voltage, which helps the monitor increase its performance to a similar level of a CRT monitor. The Viewsonic VX922 also has a 2 MS response time.
At the Robot Dancing festival held at New Tech Korea 2005.