Feeds

US company touts Windows Vista fridge magnet

3 Big data security analytics techniques

California-based Ricavision has thrown itself into the spirit of Windows Vista SideShow technoology - you know, the mini display that operates as an adjunct to main screens, even when host computer its powered down. This week, the company should three gagdets it hopes to bring to market.

Ricavision Windows Vista SideShow fridge magnet
Ricavision MK140 digital 'fridge magnet

The MK140 is an electronic notepad that sticks magnetically to the front of a fridge. Why a 3.5in 320 x 240 LCD is mor effective than a bunch of Post-Its is anyone's guess, but if there sufficient Stateside consumers with money to burn, why not offer them a lighter?

Ricavision's E-Reader makes more sense, as a Windows-friendly alternative to the likes of Sony's Personal Reader PRS-500. It connects wirelessly to a Vista PC to grab e-books then display them on its e-ink screen.

Ricavision Windows Vista SideShow E-Chatter
Ricavision MK140 digital instant messaging gadget

Last but not least is anothe MK140, this time called the E-Chatter. It looks like the other MK140, but sports a 5in widescreen display with a WQVGA resolution, which is probably 480 x 240, but since it's not a standard, who can truly say? Whatever, again it's a wireless gizmo, this time designed to allow users to read and write emails, and engage in instant messaging conversations away from their desktop but without having to go the whole hog and buy a UMPC.

Ricavision Windows Vista SideShow E-Reader
Ricavision MK140 digital e-reader

Ricavision didn't provide any other details up front - when the products will go on sale, how much they'll cost etc - but Microsoft was on hand with a quotation to the effect that it's "impressed with Ricavision's capabilities". What for, we'll leave to you, dear reader...

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – A jolly little war for lunchtime
Free-to-play WoW turn-based game when you have 20 minutes to kill
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.