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Cut your PC's clatter the cool way

Today's systems make way too much noise. We spend good money on high-quality speakers so that our CDs and MP3 files will sound terrific, and then we force those speakers to share a room with a PC that roars like a fully loaded B-52.

Sharp ships 3D monitor

If you want to play 3D computer games without wearing special glasses, or watch Ghosts of the Abyss without looking like a geek, a new LCD monitor just released by Sharp brings your dream closer to reality--for a price.

New Ghost draws from drive image

Symantec has updated its Norton Ghost image backup program, and the new version reflects technology in Drive Image from PowerQuest, the former rival Symantec acquired last year.

Fujifilm revamps digicams

Fujifilm has announced five new digital cameras aimed at the hobbyist market, people who aren't professional photographers but who want more from a camera than just an easy way to take snaps of their kids.

Acrobat hits devices--via Linux

You can already view Adobe Systems' Acrobat PDF files on Windows PCs, Macintosh systems, and Unix and Linux computers. You may soon be able to see them on your cell phone and your car's dashboard.

DVD-RAM hits surprising speeds

The rewritable DVD formats--DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM--are gaining on their write-once cousins DVD-R and DVD+R in speed. But here's a bigger surprise: The first leap forward is coming from DVD-RAM, traditionally the slowpoke of the crowd.

Iomega debuts versatile backup drive

Iomega is releasing in the US this week a new all-around backup solution: It uses hard drive technology, but is packaged in removable cartridges so you can buy one drive yet swap media.

MailWasher Pro enhances spam filter

Just as spam is getting smarter and more aggressive, so are the antispam weapons; FireTrust has updated its MailWasher Pro to use an advanced spam filter and also offer a subscription service that lets the application learn from other users' spam exp...

Dual DVD drives take over

The days of worrying about whether you need DVD+R or DVD-R discs may soon be over. Eighteen months after Sony Electronics announced the first dual DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW PC drive that handles both formats, virtually every other optical-storage manufac...

Six-megapixel cameras focus on consumers

Remember when a 6-megapixel digital camera was a professional tool? No longer. Olympus and Konica Minolta Photo Imaging are both announcing consumer-friendly 6-megapixel cameras priced under US$500.

Recovery Commander gives XP the boot

What do you do if Windows 2000 and XP can't boot? V Communications Inc. has a solution: Recovery Commander, now available as a US$40 download from the company's Web site.

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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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