Tablet PC News – Details on Microsoft “OneNote 12”, New Stones Album to be Released on SanDisk Chip, Printer that Prints Objects

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Microsoft OneNote 12 Details Emerge

Microsoft is revealing, piece by piece, some of the new features that will be in the next versions of the products that comprise the Office 12 family. Company officials are sharing a surprising amount, via their blogs, especially about the note-taking program, OneNote.

One of the biggest changes that can be expected in OneNote 12 is support for multiple notebooks, allowing the program to be used by small and medium groups, not just individuals.

Tentatively called “shared notebooks,” the new SharePoint-based OneNote 12 feature will be designed to allow users to come and go as they please; work by themselves; or work with a limitless number of people in a group. And shared notebook users will be able to work online… 

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Using SanDisk’s TrustedFlash Technology, Latest Rolling Stones Album
Can Be Played On Smartphones, Palm Devices and Notebook PCs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, SEPTEMBER 27, 2005 — SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today made entertainment history by launching gr vi , the first removable flash memory card of its type to be sold with premium music content. And SanDisk’s debut release in this new medium is none other than A Bigger Bang from EMI Music’s Virgin Records, the bestselling album from the legendary Rolling Stones. The announcement was made at a press conference during the CTIA Show in Moscone West Convention Center, where SanDisk is demonstrating its products at Booth 944.

Available in November, the gr vi music version of A Bigger Bang will be offered on SanDisk’s microSD (TransFlash ) card. Millions of those cards already have been shipped to handset manufacturers for use in mobile phones worldwide. Roughly the size of a fingernail, the gr vi card comes with an adapter that can expand it to the size of a larger SD card, thus enabling it to be played in a variety of SD-compatible devices including laptop computers and PDAs.

The Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang, the band’s first studio album in eight years, has been unanimously hailed by critics and fans. The Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang tour launched in the U.S. in August.

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Printing Objects

Nearly everyone is familiar with printers that print documents, but how about printers that actually make things? As this ScienCentral News report explains, such printers are here now.

Layer by Layer

At first glance, it looks like a desktop printer. Looking through the clear plastic case, one sees the print head moving back and forth. The screen on the computer monitoring the printer says “Printing: 82.5% complete.” But, this is no ordinary printer. It’s designed to accommodate a special kind of “ink” that could be anything from metal to organic materials. What comes out of the printer, is not a drawing or picture, it is a real object; in this case an electronic circuit.

If that sounds like science fiction, then you should know that such printers are in use today. “We’re talking about devices that could actually fit on a table that could be used to create, for example, a circuit or even a small (computer) display…

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