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Surf the Web and save the Earth

You've heard of environment-friendly paper towels, so why not a "green" Internet service provider? Paul Gerstenberger wants to give it a try.

Clone one PC's settings to another

One of the biggest hassles after buying a new PC is transferring your old PC's data, settings, and applications to the new one. But it's better than reconfiguring Windows to your liking each time you switch PCs, which can be downright frustrating.

US ATTACK: Tech firms help NY rebuild

When Mike Lackey sent an e-mail message Wednesday night to technology companies around the world asking them to donate any PCs, technical equipment, and expertise they could spare for New York City companies devastated by Tuesday's terrorist attack, ...

Netscape releases buffed 6.1 browser

Netscape Communcations Corp. is back with another update: The Netscape 6.1 browser is available for download free of charge. You'll notice marked stability improvements and compatibility with more Web sites over earlier beta versions.

Latest online ad gimmick: hyperlinks

Move over spam, there's a new ad scheme called Toptext that is delighting advertisers and drawing ire from users who view it as yet another obnoxious online advertising gimmick.

TECHXNY - Bluetooth makes headway in consumer PCs

Bluetooth will finally make its way into consumer PCs this fall, thanks in large part to Belkin Components and Hewlett-Packard. Both companies are showing off printers, hubs, PC Cards, and parallel port adapters using the wireless technology here at ...

TECHXNY - Logitech unveils secure keyboards, mice

Talk about mousing around: Logitech has debuted four new computer mice and two wireless keyboards at PC Expo (part of TECHXNY) here this week. The input devices range from corded optical mice to stylish wireless keyboards with Web-access functions, s...

Chat at your own risk

Instant messaging may be a handy for a virtual chat, but experts on the technology warn that it's also a privacy and security risk, vulnerable to eavesdropping and even physical tracking.

IBM drops price, boosts quality of flat-panels

Flat-panel monitor prices are falling as quality improves, and the latest to join that trend is IBM, which is introducing this week four flat-panel displays across the price spectrum. One offers the highest resolution commercially available, and anot...

IBM guides partners into a mobile future

You may use some of IBM's most interesting technology without realising where it comes from. Voice recognition, wireless communications, and some invisible middleware that connects disparate applications are likely to appear in products marketed in t...

Napster plug-in lets music play on

Napster fans worried their freewheeling days of digital downloads are numbered may find relief in an unauthorised Napster add-on that can link them to dozens of renegade Napster servers (and files).

Maxtor 1394 External Storage

Digital video fans, music lovers, and photo buffs hungry for fast access to massive amounts of portable storage should check out Maxtor 1394 External Storage drives, available in two sizes: 80GB and 40GB.

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Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

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