Stories by Rick Perera

Red Hat offers Compaq-based e-commerce suite

The electronic-commerce market may be facing tough times, but to open-source software maker Red Hat Inc. that just means more opportunity for the little guys. The company announced Monday it is teaming with hardware maker Compaq Computer Corp. and sy...

Pssst ... Wanna see some skin?

As the saying goes, sex sells. And here in none-too-prudish Germany, entrepreneurs have been quick to make a Deutsche mark off of the fleshy side of life. There's hardly a train station or downtown shopping district where you can't find a clean, well...

Microsoft caves to criticism, drops Smart Tags

Microsoft has decided to drop the controversial Smart Tags feature from its forthcoming Windows XP release. The feature will not appear in the final version of the operating system, scheduled for release 25 October or in the new Web browser Internet ...

Compaq expected to overtake Palm on PDA revs

Compaq is poised to topple Palm from its position as the number-one earner in the PDA (personal digital assistant) market, according to a new report from research and consulting company Dataquest.

German digital signature law goes into effect

Germany's new digital signature law went into effect Tuesday, making the country one of the first in the European Union to implement regulations giving electronic signatures the same legal weight as handwritten ones.

IBM chooses Opera browser for Net appliance

Opera Software has delivered its newly developed Opera Internet browser for the QNX operating system to IBM, for use in IBM's NetVista Internet appliances, Opera announced Wednesday. The Norwegian browser maker developed the QNX version especially fo...

Iranian police shut Internet cafés

Police in the Iranian capital Tehran have closed down hundreds of Internet cafés, leaving thousands of people without access to the Web or e-mail. Authorities say the businesses lack the proper permits.

Hands-free car phone kit talks back

Siemens' wireless communications subsidiary plans to release a new hands-free mobile phone kit that for the first time reads aloud names of callers and senders of SMS (short message service) text messages.

Gartner: AOL, Microsoft in messaging war

America Online (AOL) and Microsoft are heading for a showdown over Internet instant messaging technology, as the service becomes increasingly important to business users, according to research and consulting company Gartner Group, which released a ne...

Law firm drops Holocaust suit against IBM

A US law firm is dropping a class-action suit against IBM over its alleged business ties to the Nazi German regime during World War II. The action will be "voluntarily dismissed," the law firm Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll said in a statement.

Via announces successor to Cyrix III processor

Via Technologies officially launched its new low-power C3 processor Sunday, at the CeBIT trade show in Hanover. The device will be priced at $US54 per unit in quantities of 1,000, the company said in a statement Sunday.

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Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

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