Stories by Wendy Brewer

Super fast chips on the way

Intel has announced plans to introduce performance-enhancing technology, known as Hyperthreading, to desktop computers by the end of the year.

Pop-ups are here to stay

It may seem as though pop-up ads are everywhere, but according to analysts at research firm Nielson/Netratings Inc. they only account for a small proportion of online advertising and unfortunately, they're here to stay.

Napster up for auction

If you have a spare US$25 million in the bank then you might fancy bidding for the remaining assets of failed music swapping site Napster.

Light not up to speed

Australian scientists are calling into question one of our most important scientific theories -- Einstein's calculation of the speed of light, the famous E=MC² equation.

Top ten bugs

Anti-virus firm Sophos PLC released its list of the top ten of the world's most common viruses yesterday, with the Klez worm holding on to poll position for the fifth month running.

DirectX fix for AMD-based PCs

Computers with an Advanced Micro Devices Inc. processor running Microsoft Corp.'s DirectX 8.1 software may shut down without warning, according to the software giant.

The eyes have it

As computers become more sophisticated, our eye movements could replace the common mouse and keyboard.

Harry Potter

My opinion of this game, good or bad, will fall on deaf ears, as every child under 12 (and probably quite a few above that age) already owns a copy - and, if they don't, they're probably in the process of suing Santa for failure to deliver.

Not so good vibrations

Children who play hours of computer games with vibrating game pads risk developing hand arm vibration syndrome, according to experts at UK's Great Ormond Street children's hospital.

Weather robots hit the sea

From March next year thousands of robots will be clinging to the bottom of our oceans to help the Met Office predict future weather conditions.

(Don't) call the cops!

Around a quarter of 999 emergency calls to Scotland Yard are accidental calls made from mobile phones, according to research released yesterday by the Metropolitan police.

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HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

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.

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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.

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