STYLUSplus.com

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STYLUSplus.com introduced the STYLUS+ four-way multi-purpose pen. The STYLUS+ can be used on palmtops/handheld computers (also available as regular pens). Customize your STYLUS+ by choosing ink color and stylus tip color. The STYLUS+ is available for $19.99.

Posted on: January 4, 2000 9:00 am

Wireless gift shopping

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PC Flowers and Gifts.Com and Rovenet.com announced the release of QuickGift Wireless, a new wireless flower and gift e-commerce system for owners of the Palm VII connected organizer. This enables Palm VII customers to purchase items directly from PC Flowers & Gifts for gifts and flowers.

Posted on: January 4, 2000 9:00 am

Bob’s nominations

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Contributing editor Bob Freud of PalmPower clocked in with some of his “Best ever” nominations. For “Cheesiest concept”, he nominated “cheese in a can”. “Silliest technology” was awarded to Microsoft. “Best accomplishment of humanity” is “universal literacy” and “feeding the poor” (although these are more like best intentions than out and out accomplishments). “Worst accomplishment of humanity,” according to Bob, are “weapons of mass destruction”, and the “Best musical artists,” in Bob’s estimation, are the Beatles, Jai Uttal, and Leo Kotke. While tin-eared David Gewirtz, your editor-in-chief, has no idea who these folks are (OK, he’s heard of the Beatles), he agrees with Bob’s choice for “Most interesting new edible substance”: sushi. Weren’t people eating raw fish before the millennium? We don’t care. We still love sushi.

Posted on: January 3, 2000 9:00 am

Sony CSL

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Here’s an article on the Sony Computer Science Laboratory (CSL). The article talks about Sony’s Memory Stick and mentions that the Aperios OS, invented at CSL, and Microsoft

Posted on: January 3, 2000 9:00 am

Hot year for handhelds

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This article from News.com says that 2000 will be a a hot year for handheld devices. According to the article, we will see more wireless Internet access this year.

Posted on: January 3, 2000 9:00 am

Bob’s nominations

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Contributing editor Bob Freud of PalmPower clocked in with some of his “Best ever” nominations. For “Cheesiest concept”, he nominated “cheese in a can”. “Silliest technology” was awarded to Microsoft. “Best accomplishment of humanity” is “universal literacy” and “feeding the poor” (although these are more like best intentions than out and out accomplishments). “Worst accomplishment of humanity,” according to Bob, are “weapons of mass destruction”, and the “Best musical artists,” in Bob’s estimation, are the Beatles, Jai Uttal, and Leo Kotke. While tin-eared David Gewirtz, your editor-in-chief, has no idea who these folks are (OK, he’s heard of the Beatles), he agrees with Bob’s choice for “Most interesting new edible substance”: sushi. Weren’t people eating raw fish before the millennium? We don’t care. We still love sushi.

Posted on: January 3, 2000 9:00 am

Sony CSL

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Here’s an article on the Sony Computer Science Laboratory (CSL). The article talks about Sony’s Memory Stick and mentions that the Aperios OS, invented at CSL, and Microsoft

Posted on: January 3, 2000 9:00 am

Hot year for handhelds

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This article from News.com says that 2000 will be a a hot year for handheld devices. According to the article, we will see more wireless Internet access this year.

Posted on: January 3, 2000 9:00 am

Fingerprint security

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Applied Biometrics Products announced that they would demonstrate their Kryptic Pilot fingerprint identification product for Palm Computing platform devices at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2000).

Posted on: January 3, 2000 9:00 am

Y2K server maintenance

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We expect to be doing some server maintenance here at ZATZ over the weekend. While we expect most systems to be live all weekend, we will be shutting down our list server until Monday.

Posted on: December 30, 1999 9:00 am