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More vendors join online music frenzy

Japanese vendor Sanyo Electric and record company Warner Music Japan have jumped on the Internet music bandwagon this week, announcing plans for a new player, and online content.

64MB SmartMedia card unveiled

Aiming at the booming market for digital devices, Toshiba in Tokyo has unveiled two new flash memory products, a 64MB SmartMedia card and a super-thin 512MB chip.

NEC builds world's first mobile MPEG-4 codec

Deeming current audio and video compression technologies too slow and power-hungry for the mobile age, NEC has developed a device that can bring high-quality video to next-generation cellular phones.

Diamond wins MP3 court victory

A victory has been won for MP3 players this week with a legal win by Diamond Multimedia. A US court has ruled that Diamond's Rio music player does not violate a US law as asserted by the Recording Industry Association of America in a lawsuit.

Sony, HP push rewritable DVD format

Sony and Hewlett-Packard, in a bid to set a standard for rewritable storage systems, have announced they will begin selling the world's first DVD+RW (digital versatile disk + rewritable) drives.

World's first video mobile phone is way of future

The world got its first glimpse of what could be the future of mobile telephony this week when Japanese company Kyocera unveiled the first mobile phone able to transmit a caller's video image and voice simultaneously.

Japanese electronic pet to help elderly

In Japan, an electronics company has developed a robotic cat designed to be a companion for elderly people. Tama, which acts as a conversation partner for elderly people will allow health workers to "talk" through it -- sending local news, medical in...

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