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SAN MATEO (06/23/2000) - Internet appliances to make their markIAs (Internet appliances) will be a hot topic at PC Expo: Sun Microsystems Inc. is expected to show its recently discounted SunRay line of IAs; Intel Corp. will promote its newly announced Dot.Station; and IA partners Gateway 2000 Inc. and America Online Inc. will demonstrate their jointly branded unit, which utilizes Transmeta Corp.'s Crusoe processor.

OS and application cloning offered

Logicube Inc., in Chatsworth, California, will announce a software system that clones OSes and applications from a primary hard drive to a target drive at speeds as fast as 850MB per minute, according to the company. The Solitaire technology enables the hard drive to skip blank sectors and copy only those areas that contain data, according to Logicube. The product's MasterManager technology gives the user the ability to create a master drive by selectively adding partitions from different drives. Users can either replace an existing partition or append to the end of the master, according to Logicube.

WizCom to develop Palm translation tool

Jerusalem-based WizCom Technologies Ltd. at PC Expo is expected to announce an agreement with GalTech Soft and Kalanit to develop and distribute a multilingual translation tool for use with the Palm Inc. handheld device. The translation technology will integrate WizCom's linguistic databases with GalTech's pointing technology to allow Palm users to select and translate words from content downloaded onto their PDA (personal digital assistant). With the translation tool, users can point to any word in question and receive an instantaneous translation on the screen, according to WizCom officials. The Palm Translation Tool is scheduled to be available in the second quarter of 2000 for English to Hebrew. A version with 24 additional languages is expected to follow, although no timing information was available.

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