Sony FD Mavica
Sony Electronics Inc. announces its line of FD Mavica digital cameras:
* The MVC-FD92 features a 1/3.6-inch MP Super HAD CCD with 1.6 Megapixel interpolation mode, an 8X optical/16X precision digital zoom, and MPEG movie mode. The camera stores images on Memory Stick Media, or 3.5-inch floppy disks via a built-in disk drive.
* The MVC-FD87 offers a 1/2.7-inch MP Super HAD CCD image sensor, and a 3X optical/6X digital zoom. Users store images to Memory Stick Media or a floppy disk via an optional MSAC-FD2MA adapter.
* The MVC-FD75 provides 640 x 480 VGA maximum resolution, 10X optical zoom, and high-speed auto-focus. It also sports a 2X floppy disk drive.
Reader Response no. 242.
BOXLIGHT Corp.'s XP-8t LCD projector features 1100 ANSI lumens, and 1024 x 768 XGA resolution (compressed 1280 x 1024 SXGA). The 6.17-pound unit uses "digital realized interpolation" technology to render clear pictures, and offers HDTV compatibility, and component video input. Included digital keystone adjustment squares-up onscreen images, and users control the digital zoom imaging, and manual zoom and focus.
Reader Response no. 243.
Sony Electronics Inc. announces its new line of portable projectors:
* The VPD-MX10 features XGA resolution (1024 x 768 pixels) and 1000 ANSI lumens. The 4.6-pound unit uses Texas Instruments' digital light processing technology to display high-contrast images on a viewable area, measured diagonally, of 200 inches. It offers digital keystone correction of the projection, and a built-in scan converter, which accepts input from composite video, component video, RGB video, and PC signals up to SXGA. It also includes a Memory Stick media port, and a DVI interface.
* The VPL-CS4 and VPL-CX4 feature 1000 ANSI lumens, the VPL-CS4 with SVGA (800 x 600) resolution, and the VPL-CX4 with XGA (1024 x 768) resolution. Both can project high-contrast images onto a 150-inch area. The 5.5-pound units include twin speakers, a front exhaust fan, digital keystone correction, and 4 X digital zoom. The VPL-CX4 accepts composite video, component video and RGB video input signals; the VPL-CX4 offers point-and-click control of a USB-connected computer, via remote control.
* The VPL-CX11 projector provides 1500 ANSI lumens, true XGA (1024 x 768) resolution, and is USB-ready for daisychain connection to multiple sources.
The 7.4-pound unit can display all video formats worldwide, out-of-the-box, on a 300-inch viewable area.
Reader Response no. 244.
Timeslips for the Pocket PC
Sage U.S. Holdings Inc. has teamed with Tom Thumb Software to develop the new Time to Time Pro for Timeslips, a Pocket PC version of Timeslips time and billing.
It helps attorneys track and record their time and expenses while away from the office.
Captured data can be downloaded to a computer to synchronize billing information.
Reader Response no. 245.
Blue Squirrel has released BluePaste, software that transfers text from a PC to a handheld computer. Users select text from e-mail, word processing documents, spreadsheets, Web pages, and other sources, press a key, and BluePaste captures the information into a .txt file that can be edited in Microsoft Notepad.
During the following HotSync, BluePaste converts the text to a palm Memo or Palm document and transfers the files to your Palm OS device.
Reader Response no. 246.
ESPN & Sprint
ESPN Inc. and Sprint have launched ESPN's 2-Minute Drill sports trivia game on the Sprint PCS Wireless Web. Using an Internet-ready Sprint PCS Phone, customers have instant access to the game, which challenges players to answer rapid-fire questions from a variety of categories.
To access the game, subscribers launch the mini-browser on their Internet-ready Sprint PCS Phone, and access "2-Minute Drill" under the "Games" category.
Reader Response no. 247.
RoadWired has introduced its Digital Daypack, a backpack for notebook computers, featuring an internal suspension system that "floats" the laptop in padded protection.
The pack is made of 1050 denier Ballistic Nylon with a water repellent finish, offers 12 compartments and pockets, and an "expedition-grade" shoulder harness and waist belt.
Reader Response no. 248.
Eastman Kodak Co. has introduced its EasyShare dock, a docking device for Kodak DX series digital cameras. Users place their camera in the dock and touch a button to download the camera's images to a computer, while the dock also recharges the cameras' batteries. The unit ships with a 7-volt AC adapter, a Kodak Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack, and a quick start guide.
Reader Response no. 249.
Sony Electronics Inc. has introduced the DSC-F707 Cyber-shot digital camera, featuring a 2/3-inch 5.0 effective megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor. It includes a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens, hologram AF laser focus assist, and "NightShot" technology enabling infrared photography. The camera offers a three shot, two frame-per-second burst mode, and MPEG movie modes.
It ships bundled with MGI PhotoSuite 8.1, PhotoSuite SE 1.1, and VideoWave III SE software, a USB connector, an InfoLithium M battery, and 16 MB Memory Stick media.
Reader Response no. 250.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.'s Canon EOS-1D digital camera has a 4.48 megapixel CCD sensor that uses RGB primary color filters and a 12-bit analog-to-digital converter for color reproduction accuracy.
It offers a continuous shooting speed of 8 frames-per-second, for up to 21 consecutive frames, and a top shutter speed of 1/16000. The camera features 45-point auto focus, a 21-point evaluative metering system, compatibility with Canon EOS System lenses and Canon EX-series flash units.
It includes a single slot for Type I or II CompactFlash memory cards.
Reader Response no. 251.