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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.

Fujifilm expands digicam line

Fujifilm AG has announced new digital cameras for both ends of the user spectrum: Two entry-level models and two for professional photographers. None will be available before March, however, and one is barely off the drawing board.

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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.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

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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