Toshiba has a duo of Portege M700 Tablets PCs that include touchscreen LED backlit displays. The M700s have the company’s 3rd gen EasyGuard Technology, 12-inch diagonal widescreens with anti-glare, Intel Centrino Pro processors, digital pen capability, and wireless and Ethernet support. They also have a DVD SuperMulti drives and a Webcam. The M700-S7001X carries a price of $1,699.00 with 1024MB memory and features Windows XP Tablet Edition 2005, while the M700-S7002X goes for $1,799.00 with 2048MB of memory and Windows Vista Business (32-bit.)
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Yukyng has unveiled their viliv X7 GPS DMB that runs on AU1250 600MHz CPU and supports TPEG/DMB. It features a 7-inch, 600 x 480 touchscreen as well as a cam and has image and text viewing capability. It holds up to 4GB storage that can expand to 8GB with an additional SDHC card. But the part we like best is the ability to connect to karaoke, so that if you manage to get lost, you can always sing until someone finds you and tells you to shut up. Look for a MSRP of 499,000 KRW ($539.00.)
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The Sooloos Music System has been in development for a while and is finally being released. The touch control device with 17-inch screen and intuitive graphical interface can handle from 2,000 to 6,000 albums, and includes information on genre, performer, and high-res cover art. It is expandable up to 3TB to allow for enough CDs to start your own radio station. Its circuitry is the same as used by professional studios and pre-recorded music packages are also available. Look for Soolos at the CES 2008 in January for its grand unveiling.
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It won’t be long before pharmacists are replaced by InstyMeds, vending machines that can be placed in clinics, hospitals, and doctors offices. The current model holds 100 different drugs and 8 to 22 bottles of each drug. It labels and dispenses tablets, capsules, inhalers, sprays, creams and ointments, suspensions and syrups. Using PC writing software, the physician merely enters the patient’s information. The patient then uses a touchscreen to enter name and date of birth, chooses a printed prescription or fills it there and inserts cash or credit card. Insurance companies are billed automatically for co-pays. Not only will this cut down on handwriting errors, it may cut back on pharmaceutical errors, as long as it is loaded properly.
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Let’s suppose your Aunt Linda died and left you a large part of her estate. You decide that you want to invest in a new home entertainment system but don’t have the room for it. Witness the SE2 Labs ICT One, an all-in-one system. In this small package is an Xbox 360, an HD PVR, an AMX Netlinx control system, a Bryston Digital Surround Processor, ICEpower D-Class amps, a 42-inch touchscreen, an iPod video dock, and a SE2 RF remote control to run the thing.
Take a deep breath and note that it also features a quiet cooling system with transparent cable power conditioning, an anti-noise and vibration system, and an easy connect rear panel. Take one more gasp as you thank your deceased relative for the $19,900.00 gift.
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Nokia has been working on a new technology, the Haptikos Touchscreen. Users actually get feedback from the display as if they were pressing buttons or clicking by the use of piezo sensor pads which are placed under the screen and create 0.1mm movements. Roope Takala, Senior Program Manager of Research says that the extra time for research fine tuned the movements so that it feels lifelike. The Haptikos technology may be available on Nokia’s next S60 cell phone.
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It’s never too early to train the kidlets to use the ATM. The Zillionz Touch Screen ATM Bank keeps track of deposits and withdrawals, and recognizes both coins and bills as well as your budding Trump’s personal access card. At a size of 8.5 x 5.5 x 13.5-inches, it requires 4 “AA” included batteries, and carries a MSRP of $69.99 at etoys. Play your cards right and your kids could be doing all your banking for you.
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Last month we told you about NY cabbies who were disgruntled about the new requirement that all taxis have GPS and touchscreen monitors that allow customers to pay by credit card. Yesterday began a two day strike that showed that the drivers were serious in their threats about suffering a lack of privacy with the new rule. Backed by The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, it wasn’t apparent how many took part in the strike and the ramifications of the opposition remain to be seen since other groups opposed the strike.
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Recently unveiled at the IFA 2007, the Navigon 2100 features a 3.5-inch anti-glare touchscreen, simplified menus, and spoken directions with its text-to-speech. Their Reality View displays geometry and road sign text with automatic speed warnings. The exclusive technology provides 2D and 3D, photo-realistic, virtual views of intersections. Look for the navigational device this fall with an MSRP of $249.00. We wonder if the future of such gadgets will provide us with back seat drivers and directions to the nearest pit stop.
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Asus’ R600 GPS is soon to be introduced to the U.S., fresh from FCC approval. With an integrated light sensor, its brightness can adjust according to its surroundings on its LCD. It also features a 4.4-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, a SiRFStar III GPS chipset, and an SD card slot to hold an additional 4GB memory. The R600 runs on a 400 MHz Samsung processor, has 64 MB of RAM and 128 MB ROM. Check with Asus for price and availability.
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