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Lucent Technologies' OriNoco wireless networking system lets home- and small-office users share files and a single Internet hookup at the zippy 11Mbps speed of the 802.11b standard-once they get it up and running. In my tests with preproduction hardw...
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Looking for a printer with image quality so good you'll never again need to trudge to a photo lab for colour prints or enlargements? The $1999 Stylus Photo 2000P from Epson doesn't just produce lab-quality output: Epson says prints created with a bre...
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.
If you feel that it's nobody's business where you go on the Internet, Ontrack's Internet Cleanup offers to cover your tracks.
Before your new digital PC speakers can perform at their best, you need to give them appropriate sound-card support. I tried out two options for the Dolby Digital 5.1 format: the Sound Blaster Live Platinum 5.1 card from Creative Labs and the Acousti...
If audience enthusiasm for your video vérité offerings is waning, why not try editing those screen gems? VideoWave 4 from MGI will help you wade into the waters of digital video editing if you're a novice, but the software offers little to advanced u...
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