Sharp shows off the Zaurus
The next-generation Zaurus handheld computer is a PDA with amazing multimedia capabilities.
We first previewed the Zaurus a month ago, but now we have a few more details. Like so many other PDAs on the market, the Zaurus MI-E1 has a built-in MPEG4 video player that allows you to store up to two hours of video onto a 64Mb memory card - but don't get too excited, at the moment the Zaurus can only handle video footage at 10fps and the image size is quarter of that of a standard TV frame. ...more
MySpace most popular website in the US
The social networking phenomenon that is MySpace is now the most popular site in the United States. According to the latest numbers published by Hitwise, MySpace now accounts for 4.46 per cent of all visits in the US. ...more
CinemaNow joins the download-to-DVD rush
CinemaNow has launched download-to-DVD movies, following Movielink which announced a similar service earlier this week.
The new service lets CinemaNow's US customers download copy protected (DRM-restricted) movies and other video content and burn it to DVD for playback in a standard DVD player. At launch, content will be available from Buena Vista, Lionsgate, MGM, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, EagleVision and Sundance Channel. ...more
Windows CE for vehicles, marque 3
In the "motor city" of Detroit, Microsoft unveiled a third version of Windows CE software for vehicles. It also introduced Car.Net, the set of standards it would like to see adopted for in-car computing. ...more
Lixxus claims to be the UK's first pay-as-you-go broadband service
A company called Lixxus has launched what it claims is the UK's first pay-as-you-go broadband service.
Rather than a fixed monthly fee, Lixxus charges its users based on the amount of data they download, with prices starting from absolutely nothing, incrementally rising 5p a megabyte to 300MB and by 0.00225p beyond, to ?25 for unlimited use of a 512Kbps line (and to ?35 for a 1Mbps line). ...more