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Smart handhelds to find strong favour

The smart handheld device market continues to undergo healthy market growth, with 1999 worldwide unit shipments expected to total 8.9 million, according to a just-released forecast report by International Data Corp.

Seagate plans giant hard drives

You can walk into your local computer dealer and buy an EIDE hard drive with up to 28GB of storage. That may seem large, but hard drive makers are working hard to make it look puny.

Pentium III could act up with new chipset

PC makers who try to combine Intel's high-end Pentium III processor with an upcoming chipset designed for low-cost PCs could run into problems, an Intel official acknowledged today.

Clik offers slick notebook storage

Iomega has announced that it will ship a new high-capacity removable storage device for notebooks. The lightweight, 5mm-thick Clik PC Card Drive fits into the PC Card slot of most notebook and subnotebook computers, and uses 40MB Clik disks.

Sony, HP push rewritable DVD format

Sony and Hewlett-Packard, in a bid to set a standard for rewritable storage systems, have announced they will begin selling the world's first DVD+RW (digital versatile disk + rewritable) drives.

Web authoring, design explodes

With all this Internet growth, somebody has to build those Web pages. Market research company IDC says revenues from sales of worldwide Web authoring and design software hit $US243 million in 1998.

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