Stories by Michael S. Lasky

Infinifilm brings DVD-ROM features to DVD players

Watching a wide-screen, letterboxed DVD (digital versatile disc) video on a PC or notebook screen is not the optimum optical experience. But by watching a DVD video played on a DVD player through a more appropriately sized TV, you can easily miss man...

Targus Universal AC Adapter

Wouldn't it be great if you had a single slim, lightweight power adapter that worked with all your portable devices? Try the 240g Universal AC Adapter from Targus.

Nextel ships first mobile Java phones

Feature-rich wireless phones that take on many functions of mobile computers, including Java applications, are being released this week by Nextel Communications.

Pumatech Intellisync 4

When the owners of many Palm, Pocket PC, and Windows CE handhelds try to sync with their desktop personal information manager, they discover that their PDA supports only Microsoft Outlook.

Seiko's SmartPad a bit short on smarts

The Seiko SmartPad sounds great: a device that enables Palm users to write notes with pen and paper, and then relay these-via an infrared connection-to the Palm for viewing, organising, and storing.

IBM ThinkPad X20 36M

Notebook-toting travellers usually have to choose between portability and power. IBM's 1.5kg ThinkPad X20 36M delivers both.

IntelliMouse Explorer

Microsoft's new IntelliMouse Explorer has scrapped the rubber tracking ball and moved on to optics, creating a more accurate mouse.

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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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