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2B - The Ahigan Daily - Weekendotc Magazine - Thursday, Ach 16, 2000

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What's a wrist-top computer?

By Toyin Akinmusuru
Weekend Magazine Editor

Ever imagined that you were Dick
Tracy? That dream is slowly becom-
ing a reality. Matsucom recently
released the onHand PC - the
world's smallest PDA.
The onHand prices for S299 and
packs a complete software suite, sim-
ilar to standard PDAs. The onHand
packs an addressbook, a notepad, an
expense tracker, a calendar and
tasklist program, games and even a
picture viewer.
The watch has a number of songs
programmed in as alarms and there's -
even a desktop application to help you
write new pieces for your watch.
The onHand PC uses a small joy-
stick to navigate the system. The
interface is very similar to the
Windows OS interface, with the fold-
er/subfolder system most are familiar

Entering information into the watch
is very difficult. One inputs data
through a small onscreen keyboard -
the letters are entered with the use of
the joystick, similar to entering your
initials at the end of an arcade game.
The more efficient data entry sys-
tem is to enter the information on the
computer and then synch the comput-
er to the watch. The watch synes to
Microsoft Outlook, ACT, Goldmine
and even Lotus Organizer. Synching
is still buggy, however the technology
is bound to improve with an in-devel-
opment update.
All in all, the onHand PC is an
impressive technological marvel.
Altough the interface and useability
needs improvement, there is definite-
ly a solid technological base for
future generations of wrist comput-
Of course, just having this gadget
will make you the biggest geek on
your block.



Coutesy of MatsLC.Dm
Matsucom's onfand PC is the world's smallest PDA accordingto Gunnesse
Book of World Records.

Zakir Hussain on the tabla Hill
Auditorium, 825 North University Ave. 8
p.m. $36, $34, $24, $16. 764-2538.
38th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival
Today's events: Screenings at 2, 7, &
9:30. Tickets are either $7, 12/2 shows,
or $50 for the week. Free Film Jams dis-
cussion and Q & A at 10 a.m. Free kids
film screening at 11 a.m. Sister fetival
film program at 12:30, free.
Animania If you find the AA Film Fest too
suffy for your tastes, check out Animania,
featuring a wide variety of Japanese ani-
mation. From Card Captor Sakura to
Rouroni Kenshin, there's somethingfor
everyone. Featuring the movie: "City
Hunter '99." 4 p.m.-12 a.m., MLB Aud 3,
Chess (2000) Auteur Mark Marabate
hits the big screen with this homage to
Hitchcock. The creator of "Panic" and
"Floor 29" brings us this film created and
presented entirely in digital media.
Featuring an original score by Jennifer
Kes Remington and local band, Seymour.
Angel Hall Aud A, 7 p.m. $2.
Dark Odyssey (1954) A neorealist take
on Grecian-American society in New York.
A Greek sailor comes to America to get
revenge for his sister's death. Preceded
by a talk by Dr. Leontis on the Greek dias-
pora at 7 p.m. Angell Hall Aud B, 8:15
p.m. Free.
James Brown The Hardest Working Man
In Show Business visits Ann Arbor for one
night only. See Chris Kula's coverage on
page 5B. Hill Auditorium. 8 p.m. $25-$60.
Sugar Pill Local favorite plays their hits
for all to hear. Blind Pig, 208 S. First. 10
p.m. $5. 996-8555.
Funktelligence 7-man Ann Arbor band
mixes jazz and hip-hop for a unique mus-
cal collage. Unique if you don't count
Gang Starr. Cross Street, Ypsilanti. 10:30

p.m. $7. 485-5050.
Love's Fire See Fri. 8 p.m.
Godspell See Sat. 8 p.m.
Trespasses This Basement Arts produc-
tion of a new musical follows the feud
between two brothers and the guilt that
results from unresolved conflicts. Arena
Theater, Frieze Building. 7 p.m. and 11
p.m. Free. 764-6800.
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan See Fri. 8
Once on This Island See Fri. 7:30 p.m.
Daughter of the Regiment See Fri. 8 p.m.
Empower! A Celebration of Women This
benefit extravaganza for Rwandan women
is headlined by 58 Greene, Bichini Bia
Congo Dance Theatre. Also featuring
poetry readings, international snacks, raf-
fle prizes and Indian and Turkish dancing.
U-Club, Michigan Union. 8 p.m. $8. 763-
38th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival
Today's events: Screenings of award-win-
ning films at 5, 7, & 9 p.m. Tickets are
either $7, 12/2 shows, or $50 for the
A Map of the World (1999) Sigourney
Weaver stars as a mother whose best
friend's daughter drowns. She must cope
with the tragedy with the community she
lives in. Also starring Julianne Moore and
Chloe Sevigny, from the Jane Hamilton
book. At Michigan Theater, 603 E.
Liberty. 5 and 7:45 p.m. $5.50.
Andre's Lives (1998) An examination of
the Holocaust from the perspective of
obligation to remember versus need to
forget the past. Sponsored by Hillel.
Angell Hall Aud B, 8 p.m. Free.


Title character Forrest Whitaker learns the way of the samurai from a myste

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American String Quartet The four-person
group ping-pongs between Beethoven and
more recent composers. Rackham
Auditorium. 4 p.m. $16-$30. 764-2538.
Zhihua Tang Pianist from Indiana
University plays classical music from a
range of composers. Kerrytown Concert
House, 415 N. Fourth. 8 p.m. $7 ($5 stu-
dents). 769-2999.
Godspell See Fri. 2 p.m.
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan See Fri. 2
p.m. $15.
Once on This Island See Fri. 2 p.m.
Daughter of the Regiment See Fri. 2 p.m.
Holocaust Poetry Reading Van K. Brock,
Charles Fishman and Myra Sklarew read
from their works about the Holocaust and
its memory, followed by book signing and
reception. Part of the 21st Annual
Conference on the Holocaust. Borders
Books & Music, 612 E. Liberty. 2 p.m.
Free. 769-0500.
Stilyagi Sci-Fi Book Club Monthly meet-
ing, every 3rd Sunday. Today, a discussion
of "Neuromancer" by William Gibson.
Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson. 5 p.m.
Free. 390-2369.
Panel Discussion Visiting artist Annette
Lawrence will discuss her installation
"Transparent/Opaque," which she creat-
ed with School of Art & Design students.
Apse, U-M Museum of Art. 3 p.m. Free.
A Map of the World (1999) See Sun. 7
p.m. $5.50.
The End of the Affair (1999) An adapta-
tion of Graham Greene's novel, featuring
Julianne Moore and Ralph Fiennes. An
investigation into an affair reveals more
than anyone could imagine. At the
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty. 7:30

p.m. $5.50.

Thomas Quasthoff German baritone
songs by composers such as Brahr
Mendelssohn Theatre. 8 p.m. $20-
Luka Bloom Irish guitarist continue
Pat's celebration into Monday. The
316 S. Main. 8 p.m. $15. 761-145
Truth & Consequences Residence
Repertory Theatre presents a new
about the choices college studentE
Baits Dorm. 9:30 p.m. Free. 769-0
Hiroku Fujita Storyteller transcend
bounds of language with traditiona
Japanese tales, stories, songs and
pets. Stories in Japanese with intrc
tion in English. Borders Books & N
612 E. Liberty. 2 p.m. Free. 668-71
A Map of the World (1999) See S
6:45 & 9:30 p.m. $5.50.
End of the Affair (1999) See Mon.
p.m. $5.50.
The Shining (1980) Jack Nicholsor
in this Kubrick film as a writer turr
crazed murderer. Also starring She
Duvall and Scatman Crothers. "He
Johnny!" At the Michigan Theater,
Liberty. 7 p.m. $5.50.
U-M Arts Chorale The Chorale per
songs by Mozart and Aaron Coplar
Auditorium. 8 p.m. Free. 764-2538
Atlantis Trio Group plays chamber
on a violin, viola, cello and harpsic
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N.
$10-$25. 769-2999.

Please call:
ClinSite: 930-3700

During the course of the
study you will receive:
- Consultations with
endometriosis specialists
- Free study medication
and study-related

laboratory services

Courtesy of Righteous Babe Records
Ani Di Franco will have to get by with a little help from her friends when she
plays Hill Auditorium tonight - specifically Greg Brown and Gillian Welch.

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