Stories by Gopika Vaidya

On hold? MP3.com wants to help

How many times have you cradled your phone against your ear waiting for someone, anyone, to get onto the phone, while Abba's "Dancing Queen" plays in the background? Being put on hold is one of the most annoying aspects of telephone communications. B...

Ginger: Shrouded in secrecy

It shares its name with a tangy root and the actress who tap-danced her way into Hollywood history with Fred Astaire. But no one really knows what 'Ginger' is, other than the fact that it has generated a tremendous amount of interest and money.

Microsoft updates FrontPage beta

Microsoft is adding new imaging functions and automatic content update functions to its next version of FrontPage, the Web site creation and management software. Currently code-named FrontPage 10, the program is in its second beta version.

Toshiba unveils DVD video recorder

Toshiba Thursday announced the launch of its latest product -- the RD-2000 -- which is a combination of a hard disk drive and a DVD-RAM (digital versatile disc) video recorder for recording TV programs.

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Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

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