will demonstrate three mobile wireless technologies
at NextFest, a "mini World's Fair" in San Francisco hosted by WIRED
magazine and GE to demonstrate unique inventions from around the
technologies, all advanced prototypes, are designed to showcase
new capabilities that could be developed for mobile devices. They
HP technology that incorporates GPS, a wireless Internet
connection and a magnetic compass into a mobile communications
device. Simply by scanning the vicinity around them, users
can access online resources and services based on their physical
- Translating Camera
– a combination of HP digital camera
technology with wireless Internet and advanced optical character
recognition software that provides real-time translation capabilities
to ease foreign travel frustrations.
with "riffling" technology -- a
light, powerful device that includes page-turning software that
allows users to "riffle," or flick
through, an electronic magazine, book or newspaper via touch-pads.
Labs prototypes are among 70 exhibits in such disciplines as
design, security, health and communications.
The event, to be held at San Francisco's Fort Mason, is open to
the public on May 15 and 16. On May 14, NextFest is open only to
students and nonprofit groups, who receive free admission.
information on NextFest, including registration, schedules and
directions, is available at www.nextfest.net.