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Sony readies new HDD jukebox

Sony will launch a new version of its network jukebox in March in Japan, the company said Thursday. The device is designed to replicate many of the digital music functions offered by personal computers, such as a music library, CD ripping and the abi...

Sanyo unveils hard-disk based voice recorder

Sanyo Electric has built a 1-inch hard-disk drive into a voice recorder and will put it on sale in Japan in early March, the company said Friday. The gadget will become the latest in a growing number of portable electronics products to feature a mini...

Nintendo revises down DS software sales forecast

Nintendo substantially cut its estimate for the amount of Nintendo DS software it expects to sell in the current fiscal year, while raising its forecast for hardware sales of the recently launched portable gaming device. The revision was made as the ...

Sony learned its lesson in digital music, says exec

Sony has learned several lessons from its reluctance to quickly embrace music download services and is now working hard to make up ground against the dominance of competitors such as Apple Computer, a senior executive said last Thursday.

IRiver CEO 'surprised' at Apple's iPod Shuffle

The chief executive of one of the world's leading manufacturers of digital music players says he is surprised at several of the features of Apple Computer's iPod Shuffle player, which was introduced by Apple earlier this week at MacWorld San Francisc...

Sony shows Qualia video processor

Sony will expand its Qualia line of products later this month with the addition of a video processing device that can improve the image quality of standard and high-definition images, the company announced Wednesday.

Latest Blu-ray, HD-DVD prototypes at CES

The ongoing march towards high-definition video discs saw several new prototype players revealed last week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Porn industry poised for new HD video format

It is often said that the adult industry is at the forefront of new technologies. It was credited with driving initial consumer acceptance of VHS and DVD and was a pioneer in online video streaming. But in the battle over disc formats for high-defini...

Sony places its bet on SXRD projector technology

Sony is betting that a micro-display technology that it developed will give it the same edge in the projector TV market as its Trinitron technology has given it in the traditional CRT (cathode ray tube) market, one of the company's senior executives ...

Studios pledge high-definition movies by year-end

When it comes to high-definition video discs, movie fans finally have something more to look forward to than a format battle. Three major Hollywood studios and hardware makers backing the HD-DVD format committed on Thursday to releasing players and h...

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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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