Sunday, July 30, 2006

Extreme Sports Camcorder with Wireless Lens -- Samsung SC-X210WL

Samsung has annnounced a hands free camcorder with an outboard, wireless lens, the: SC-X210WL/XAA: "sports camcorder with wireless lens
Here's the feature set:
--ultra-compact camcorder
--wireless weather resistant external clip-on auxiliary lens for hands-free operation up to 15 feet away from base
--1GB of built-in memory lets you record up to 34 minutes of high quality MPEG4 --SD/MMC slot
--2' LCD screen
--10x optical/100x digital zoom,
--680K pixel CCD
--electronic image stabilization
--MP3/webcam/voice recorder/data storage.

Available in September, 2006 for US$680. Samsung hosts a site to view and post videos.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Vietnam Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

"Liquid" in the Flyertalk forums reports FYI - Location of Vietnamese Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar: "...the Embassy of Vietnam in Yangon, Myanmar has moved. The address is:

70-72 Thanlwin Road
Bahan Township
Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: 511305"

Current as of July, 2006.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Second Thai-Lao bridge to be opened in December, 2006

The People's Daily reports, from a Xinhua source: People's Daily Online -- Second Thai-Lao bridge to be opened in December:
"The second bridge linking Thailand and Laos across the Mekong River will be opened in December, Laos' Radio Vientiane announced on Friday.

Construction on the bridge, linking Mukdaharn province in northeastern Thailand to Laos' southern province Suvannakhet, began in December 2003, and will be completed by this December, the radio reported.

The project, which costs about 69 million U.S. dollars, was partly financed by the Japanese government and half by the Lao government.

It will be the second bridge to link Thailand and Laos across the Mekong River, which is the common border of the two countries.

The first Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge was completed with Australian assistance in the early 1990s, linking the Lao capital Vientiane with Nong Khai province in northeastern Thailand."
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