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Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop

Bluetooth has been a buzzword for quite some time now, as those in the know predict a wire-free future for our computing devices. With this latest release Microsoft has got behind the concept in a big way, so it looks like Bluetooth might finally mak...

Creative I-Trigue 2.1 3300 speakers

Creative is a big brand when it comes to PC sound and it has a range of speakers to choose from, whether you are a true audiophile or just want something that looks and sounds better than what you have now. The company’s I-Trigue speakers are aimed a...

Ex-partner for sale, one careful owner

Sick of your boyfriend or girlfriend? Had enough of their irritating ways? Why not make some money out of the no good so and so -- that's exactly what one dumped girlfriend thought, putting her ex up for sale on Internet auction site eBay.

Norton Personal Firewall 2003

Like its competition at the top of this page, this software protects against unauthorised PC access, which means that even when your computer is connected to the Internet, no one can get in and browse your files.

First fuel cell battery from Toshiba

How to power ever more juice-sapping portable devices is a problem currently perplexing hardware designers. One possible solution could be fuel cell batteries, which offer longer life and don't need recharging.

Teleadapt SIMbackup

This tiny device, not much bigger than a matchbox, backs up all the contacts held on a mobile phone SIM card.

IDF - Intel pushes the three Cs

Intel boss Craig Barratt had an upbeat message for the audience of his keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum in San Jose yesterday. His point was simple: if developers can come up with solutions that help businesses and consumers to communicate...

Top PC threats of 2002

Symantec has published a list of the top nasties that attacked PC users in 2002. The anti-virus manufacturer ranked the five worst threats faced by computer users in the past year, based on both their volume and impact.

Faster FireWire peripherals on the way

Following Apple Computer's announcement last week that its 17in high-end PowerBook will feature FireWire 800 -- the latest, faster form of the standard -- peripherals supporting this format have started to emerge. LaCie Group SA is among the first to...

Gartner foretells future of technology

As 2002 draws to a close IT experts are indulging in that annual tradition of forecasting the future of technology. Gartner Inc. is no exception and it has released its predictions of the Key Technology Advances from 2003 to 2012.

Internet holiday scam shut down

The British High Court has wound up six Internet-based holiday companies that sold millions of pounds worth of holidays online which subsequently failed to materialize.

Creative Audigy 2 sound card and Inspire 6.1 6600 speakers

The Audigy 2 now features true 24-bit/96KHz playback and recording to support true DVD-Audio. DVD-Audio is a new audio format, which hopes to do for the music industry what DVD-Video did for the film business — in other words, replace CDs in the way ...

Cheaper, lighter plastic displays

Xerox is set to announce a new material today, which will allow the creation of printed plastic transistors, enabling manufacturers to make inexpensive, lightweight, flexible displays for mobile phones, notebooks and televisions, according to a repor...

Audio driving game for the blind

It sounds like something of a non-starter, but three MA students have come up with a driving game for the blind. The music technology students from Utrecht School of Arts have been working with the Bartimeus Institute for the Blind and have developed...

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