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NEC shows off Camera Engine 151 SoC for camera phones

NEC shows off Camera Engine 151 SoC for camera phones

Camera phones are great thanks to the fact that they allow us to have a camera with us at all times. Take the iPhone for instance I like that there is a camera there, but we can all agree that the quality of the camera leaves a lot to be desired. The day when our camera phones can take pictures as well as a stand-alone camera will be a happy day for most of us.

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NEC unveils green MultiSync EA222WMe LCD

NEC unveils green MultiSync EA222WMe LCD

People and companies around the globe are spending money to go green in an effort to reduce pollution and save money on electricity. The green effort has resulted in a number of products that are more energy efficient coming to market, especially in the computer category. NEC has announced a new LCD called the MultiSync EA222WMe that is green and needs less power.

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NEC zoom-lens noise cancellation system promises quieter video

NEC zoom-lens noise cancellation system promises quieter video

NEC have developed a technology that, they claim, will cut out zoom lens and auto-focus motor noise during video recording.  The system uses a microphone and DSP that generates "pseudo-noise" to cancel out background buzzing from the camcorder's own hardware; the advantage of a predominantly software system is that it can be fitted to even the smallest of point-and-shoot camcorders and video-capable digital cameras.

As well as ongoing, steady noise from hardware, the system is apparently capable of cutting out intermittent or unexpected sounds, such as noise from the cylinder lens or mirrors.  In fact it's even clever enough to take into account the ageing of motors and tweak the "pseudo-noise" accordingly.

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NEC Android tablet to drop in Japan this fall?

NEC Android tablet to drop in Japan this fall?

Little more than a tiny image and a handful of specs right now, but NEC are believed to be working on a mobile PC that, to our squinting at least, looks to be Android based.  The touchscreen slate has a 7- to 8-inch LCD display, and NEC apparently have high hopes for its sales performance: they're predicting that they'll eventually ship over 1m of the UMPCs each year.

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NEC Aterm WM3300R for MiFi-style mobile WiMAX sharing

NEC Aterm WM3300R for MiFi-style mobile WiMAX sharing

It packs all the grace of an FM radio, but the NEC Aterm WM3300R distinguishes itself not by aesthetics but by packing a WiMAX radio and WiFi router into a palm-sized device.  Basically a MiFi but for WiMAX rather than 3G connections, the WM3300R offers up to 40Mbps downlinks and up to 10Mbps uplinks, together with a removable 1,880mAh Li-Ion battery.

NEC Tele Scouter wearable computer goes on sale in 2010

NEC Tele Scouter wearable computer goes on sale in 2010

Wearable computer concepts aren't new, and we've even seen the odd DIY effort, but NEC are hoping to drive the idea into the mainstream market.  The NEC Tele Scouter also attempts to solve one of the fundamental issues wearables suffer: sufficient processing power for real-time functionality while ensuring the end result is light and compact enough to be carried and doesn't guzzle its way through batteries.

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