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Olympus tunes MP3 player/voice recorder

Olympus tunes MP3 player/voice recorder

Olympus America unveiled on Friday the DM-1, a digital voice recorder/MP3 player geared for corporate customers. The DM-1 supports removable SmartMedia cards for up to 22 hours of voice recording or more than one hour of MP3 or Windows Media Audio play.

June 14, 2001 by in Developer

Three secure-music technologies given green light by SDMI

Three secure-music technologies given green light by SDMI

Three technologies for imprinting music with indelible electronic identifiers -- a precursor to protecting online music copyrights -- have weathered a hacking challenge issued in September, said the Secure Digital Music Initiative on Wednesday. Of six proposed technologies, one was withdrawn and two others fell to successful attacks, said the SDMI.

November 7, 2000 by in Developer

SDMI watermarks truly broken

SDMI watermarks truly broken

Almost two weeks of controversy came to an end over the weekend when Princeton University, Rice University, and Xerox PARC researchers announced they had broken the four watermarking technologies that were being considered by the Secure Digital Music Initiative as potential standards for protecting digital music files.

October 22, 2000 by in Developer

Project work put out for bids online

Project work put out for bids online

Sure, there are plenty of auction sites if you want to buy a Beanie Baby or even a BMW. But what if you really need someone to translate a company brochure into German, design your logo or write a Java app for your Web site?

October 26, 1999 by in Developer

Panasonic cuts price of SD memory cards

Panasonic cuts price of SD memory cards

Panasonic on Tuesday slashed the price of its Secure Digital Memory Cards and plans this fall to more than double its output of the cards, which are postage stamp-sized pieces of flash memory used in digital cameras, handheld computers and MP3 players.The 16MB card has dropped from $70 to $40; the 32MB card from $100 to $60; and the 64MB card from $160 to $100.

July 9, 2001 by in Developer

Sony thinks big, gets small

Sony thinks big, gets small

In an effort to make digital music more portable, Sony Corp. executives showed off the company's new Memory Stick Walkman, a player slightly larger than a stick of gum, and its Music Clip, which is the size of the pen.

November 14, 1999 by in Developer