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By Kevin Washington and Kevin Washington,SUN STAFF | September 18, 2003
If you have only one or two telephone jacks, in odd places, in your house, Siemens Gigaset SL3501 expandable cordless telephone system ($220) might appeal to you. Once you buy the SL3501 base kit, you can create wireless connections with up to four Gigaset SL30 telephones ($150) - or any Siemens 4000 or 4200 series telephone handset. Just plug in your SL3501 base station to the telephone jack, then find locations for the handsets. You'll need a nearby electrical outlet for each phone station; these recharge the handset battery in each handset.
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By DAVID COLKER and DAVID COLKER,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 2, 2006
The problem with free calls over the Internet is that you have to be at your computer to make them. But a new device, the VoSky Call Center (vosky.com) allows you to make free Internet calls from any phone in your house. It uses Skype, an online service based in Luxembourg that became an international phenomenon - leading to its acquisition last year by eBay for $2.6 billion - because it provides free computer-based calls around the world. The VoSky Call Center is one of several away-from-the-computer Skype devices that have recently arrived on the market.
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By L. R. Shannon and L. R. Shannon,New York Times News Service | July 1, 1991
Mice clutter the desk and demand a fair amount of free space, and their tails, the cords that attach them to computers, often get in the way.One solution to some of the problems is a trackball, an upside-down mouse that stays put. A solution to the tail problem is to get a mouse from the farmer's wife.The Cordless Super Mouse works the way the remote control for a television set or videocassette recorder does. It sends an infrared signal to a combination receiver and charging stand. The stand itself, but not the mouse, attaches to the serial port of the computer with a standard cable.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2004
Just about every portable computer in the laptop and notebook category has some kind of built-in device to move the mouse pointer. Most have the ubiquitous trackpad. Others, such as the IBM Thinkpad models, offer an additional cursor control, such as the TrackPoint. That's the little red nub found at the center of the keyboard you operate like a tiny pressure-sensitive joystick using a fingertip. And while there's quite a number of these mouse alternatives out there for the mobile crowd, I, like many, still prefer using a mouse with my laptop.
NEWS
March 5, 1993
POLICE LOG* Jessup: 7200 block of Cedar Ave.: A $2,400 Ingersol Rand generator was stolen from a 1988 Ford truck between 10 p.m. Feb. 26 and Saturday.8300 block of Bristol Court: Two tags were stolen from a 1985 Ford truck between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24.* North Laurel: 9100 block of Whiskey Bottom Road: Someone broke into a 1989 Ford truck between 7:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Feb. 23, and stole several items, including a $150 cordless drill and a $135 cordless saw.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2004
Freedom Antenna gives cell phone, Wi-Fi connections a little extra boost Wireless communication is a wonderful thing. But we've all come to know and accept that our cordless connections aren't always crystal clear. In fact, you may find yourself doing the "cordless dance" while making or taking a cell phone call: You lean to the left, then lean to the right, then slowly turn around until the fizzle in your ear stops. The cordless dance is a popular one and people can be seen doing it just about everywhere, from airports to zoos.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1995
Big MCI pact to Annapolis firmAn Annapolis company has landed a contract worth $250 million to distribute services for MCI Telecommunications Corp., the long-distance company announced yesterday. The five-year deal with Integrated Communications Corp. is MCI's largest contract ever with an agent for its telecommunications services, MCI said.Tentative accord at GM truck plantGeneral Motors Corp reached an agreement yesterday to end a six-day strike at its truck facilities in Pontiac, Mich.
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By Leslie Cauley | September 21, 1990
A Swedish communications company has asked the Federal Communications Commission for permission to test a new, all-digital phone system for office buildings that will replace conventional desk phones with cordless models.Ericsson Paging Systems Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of LM Ericsson of Stockholm, said this new cordless phone system will give business users in the United States, for the first time, "true mobility within the confines of an office building.""A businessman or woman will be able to travel throughout a building and be contacted without having to tell his or her secretary where he orshe is going," the company stated in comments submitted to the FCC this week.
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By Thomas Easton and Thomas Easton,New York Bureau | February 26, 1992
An article in The Sun Feb. 26 incorrectly specified what consumers would receive for returning Black & Decker cordless power tools or appliances to recycle their worn-out batteries.Company-owned or authorized service centers will give consumers a coupon, which they can send in with the proof of purchase label from the next Black & Decker product they buy to receive a free home improvement book.* The Sun regrets the error.NEW YORK -- After five to seven years, rechargeable batteries typically become rechargeable no more.
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By DAVID COLKER and DAVID COLKER,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 2, 2006
The problem with free calls over the Internet is that you have to be at your computer to make them. But a new device, the VoSky Call Center (vosky.com) allows you to make free Internet calls from any phone in your house. It uses Skype, an online service based in Luxembourg that became an international phenomenon - leading to its acquisition last year by eBay for $2.6 billion - because it provides free computer-based calls around the world. The VoSky Call Center is one of several away-from-the-computer Skype devices that have recently arrived on the market.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2004
Freedom Antenna gives cell phone, Wi-Fi connections a little extra boost Wireless communication is a wonderful thing. But we've all come to know and accept that our cordless connections aren't always crystal clear. In fact, you may find yourself doing the "cordless dance" while making or taking a cell phone call: You lean to the left, then lean to the right, then slowly turn around until the fizzle in your ear stops. The cordless dance is a popular one and people can be seen doing it just about everywhere, from airports to zoos.
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By Matthew Kauffman | March 7, 2004
Some people devote their days to conquering the world's highest mountains. Others commit their lives to an endless journey of spiritual awareness. Me, I'm on a lifelong quest for a decent handheld cordless vacuum cleaner. And compared with finding a hand vac that is versatile, powerful and easy to use, scrambling up Mount Everest is a walk in the park. Shortly after college, I tried a bargain-basement offering from Conair. What a joke. Later, I moved up to a pricier Dustbuster. Where's the power?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kevin Washington and Kevin Washington,SUN STAFF | September 18, 2003
If you have only one or two telephone jacks, in odd places, in your house, Siemens Gigaset SL3501 expandable cordless telephone system ($220) might appeal to you. Once you buy the SL3501 base kit, you can create wireless connections with up to four Gigaset SL30 telephones ($150) - or any Siemens 4000 or 4200 series telephone handset. Just plug in your SL3501 base station to the telephone jack, then find locations for the handsets. You'll need a nearby electrical outlet for each phone station; these recharge the handset battery in each handset.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | August 6, 1995
OAKLAND -- Ernest Schrock looks like any other Amish man who might toil in the ripening fields of corn and other crops that blanket the pastoral, rolling countryside of Maryland's westernmost county. He wears the sect's usual 17th-century garb: dark trousers held up by suspenders, a light-colored shirt and a straw hat. And he sports a white beard.But Mr. Schrock is no ordinary Amish man.Catch up with him at his youngest son's 160-acre farm, where he runs a farm equipment business, and you'll likely hear the relentless ringing of a cordless phone, tucked into Mr. Schrock's trouser pocket.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1995
Big MCI pact to Annapolis firmAn Annapolis company has landed a contract worth $250 million to distribute services for MCI Telecommunications Corp., the long-distance company announced yesterday. The five-year deal with Integrated Communications Corp. is MCI's largest contract ever with an agent for its telecommunications services, MCI said.Tentative accord at GM truck plantGeneral Motors Corp reached an agreement yesterday to end a six-day strike at its truck facilities in Pontiac, Mich.
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By James Dulley and James Dulley,Special to The Sun | July 30, 1994
Q: I'm considering a new cordless rechargeable lawn mower. I'm tired of the noise and hassle of starting my gas mower. Are cordless mowers powerful and how much will using one increase my electric bills?A: I use a 24-volt cordless rechargeable mulching lawn mower on my own half-acre lot. Of all the products that I have tested over the past 10 years, this is the only one that exceeds all the advertising claims. It uses only about 8 cents of electricity per cutting to recharge the battery.Cordless lawn mowers run for 60 to 90 minutes on a single charge.
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By Matthew Kauffman | March 7, 2004
Some people devote their days to conquering the world's highest mountains. Others commit their lives to an endless journey of spiritual awareness. Me, I'm on a lifelong quest for a decent handheld cordless vacuum cleaner. And compared with finding a hand vac that is versatile, powerful and easy to use, scrambling up Mount Everest is a walk in the park. Shortly after college, I tried a bargain-basement offering from Conair. What a joke. Later, I moved up to a pricier Dustbuster. Where's the power?
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By James Dulley and James Dulley,Special to The Sun | July 30, 1994
Q: I'm considering a new cordless rechargeable lawn mower. I'm tired of the noise and hassle of starting my gas mower. Are cordless mowers powerful and how much will using one increase my electric bills?A: I use a 24-volt cordless rechargeable mulching lawn mower on my own half-acre lot. Of all the products that I have tested over the past 10 years, this is the only one that exceeds all the advertising claims. It uses only about 8 cents of electricity per cutting to recharge the battery.Cordless lawn mowers run for 60 to 90 minutes on a single charge.
NEWS
March 5, 1993
POLICE LOG* Jessup: 7200 block of Cedar Ave.: A $2,400 Ingersol Rand generator was stolen from a 1988 Ford truck between 10 p.m. Feb. 26 and Saturday.8300 block of Bristol Court: Two tags were stolen from a 1985 Ford truck between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24.* North Laurel: 9100 block of Whiskey Bottom Road: Someone broke into a 1989 Ford truck between 7:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Feb. 23, and stole several items, including a $150 cordless drill and a $135 cordless saw.
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By Gene Austin and Gene Austin,Knight-Ridder News Service | August 15, 1992
Cordless power tools were considered little more than toys by some users when they became widely available in the 1980s, but newer versions are proving to be true workhorses.Helping to improve the cordless image are faster-charging batteries that last longer and give more power, a wider selection, innovations such as interchangeable battery packs that allow continuous use and new accessories.Combination drill/screwdrivers (drill/drivers) and compact screwdrivers are the most popular cordless shop tools, but a number of others are already available, and more are expected to appear.
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