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Melissa virus creator sentenced to 20 months in prison

The computer programmer who created the Melissa virus was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison today for unleashing the virus that infected thousands of computers worldwide in 1999 and caused more than US$80 million in damage.

Be Inc. is not to be

Unsuccessful computer operating system vendor Be Inc. said Tuesday it will dissolve its business March 15 and delist from the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Startup has designs on Web documents

Since 1996, the staff at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine had been looking for a tool that would let faculty and students mark up, in real time, Web-based lecture notes that had been converted to HTML pages.

Red Cross warns of Trojan horse

The American Red Cross is warning people of a credit card-stealing Trojan horse program sent via e-mail that looks like it comes from the disaster-relief organization.

New Telnet hole affects some Unix-based servers

A security hole discovered in a Unix-based operating system can allow remote hackers to gain complete access to or crash the Web server. It is unclear if all Unix mainstream operating systems are affected.

Amazon, Toysrus.com teaming to sell toys online

Amazon.com and Toysrus.com - two of the big names of internet-based retailing- this week announced that they're teaming up to launch a new co-branded online toy and video game store, as well as another website that will sell baby products.

Online Privacy Gets a Boost

Truste, a leading privacy seal program, has joined forces with 12 high-tech companies, including Microsoft, Intel, AltaVista, Verizon Communications and Yahoo, to launch Privacy Partnership 2000, an effort to educate consumers about protecting their ...

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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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