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Leon Speakers announced Friday that it has acquired concealment products manufacturer Media Decor. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Garmin International announced it has become a sponsor of the 2007 Amgen Tour of California, an internationally sanctioned professional bike race. The Tour de France-style race hosts 18 of the world’s top teams and 144 riders who will race throughout California through February 25. As a sponsor, Garmin has supplied all race participants with an Edge 305 GPS-enabled cycle computer that will help them monitor their performance throughout the race. Garmin will also have a booth in the daily Lifestyle Festival presented by Health Net, a free race-day festival in finish cities. The Garmin Edge is a GPS-based cycling computer and personal

Two More CD-Based Digital Cameras From Sony Following the last year's debut of its CD-based digital camera, MVC-CD100, Sony Electronics introduced two more CD Mavica digital cameras that use CD-RW and CD-R media. The MVC-CD200 and MVC-CD300 both capture still images and MPEG videos. The MVC-CD200, with resolution of 2.1, will become available in June for about $800. This model has a 3x optical zoom lens and 6x digital zoom. The MVC-CD300, also available starting in June, will retail for about $1,000. The MVC-CD300 has a 3x Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar lens and burst and bracketing modes. Both models have extensive manual controls and

By James J. Hodl CHICAGO--Cooking introductions from the 1999 Housewares Show brought high-tech features to microwaves to ensure ease of use and improved sensor cooking. In cooling, the same goes: the smaller the better, the cooler the best. In cooking, Panasonic introduced the first line of microwave ovens to employ inverter technology, which replaces the power transformer with a circuit board that requires less input energy to power the magnetron. Without the bulky transformer, a cabinet that held a 1.7-cu.-ft. oven now offers a 2.1-cu.-ft. cavity. Other features include Cook-A-Round turntables that hold two plates for cooking (one on the floor, the other on a shelf). Goldstar/LG

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