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Security hole found in Google desktop search

Researchers at Rice University have discovered what they say is a flaw in the beta version of Google's Desktop Search product that could allow third parties to access users' search result summaries, providing a sneak peek at part of the content of pe...

ICANN enters negotiations on .mobi, .jobs domains

Two new top-level domain names moved closer to approval this week, as the body charged with overseeing the Internet's technical matters moved into negotiations with the companies applying to set up and run the ".mobi" and ".jobs" domains.

Microsoft and Sun plan webcast to detail cooperation

Those wondering what this year's surprise cooperation deal between Microsoft and Sun Microsystems will actually produce should get an update in coming weeks, when the companies detail some of their interoperability work in areas like Web services, di...

MS strategy pushes it to cross-platform support

Microsoft wrapped up its IT Forum in Copenhagen last week by singing the praises of new management tools that are part of a long-term vision for reducing IT complexity. But behind its more vocal announcements there emerged another significant tune, o...

Microsoft, Yahoo extend contract for Web ads

Microsoft has extended its partnership with Yahoo to deliver sponsored search results on its U.S. and international MSN sites, despite the software maker's recent declarations that it intends to be a major force in the search market.

Skype comes to Siemens' cordless phones

Skype Technologies is teaming with Siemens to offer cordless phone users the ability to make Internet telephony calls, in addition to traditional calls, from their handsets.

New MyDoom variant exploits IE flaw

A new variant of the MyDoom worm that exploits an unpatched flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser is in the wild and posing particular risk to home and small business users, security experts warned this week.

Nokia takes aim at PDA vendors

Nokia introduced a new handset with organizer functions and a wide, touch-sensitive screen on Tuesday, opening the door for it to compete in the personal digital assistant (PDA) market.

Arm partners with Philips on low-power processor

U.K. semiconductor design company Arm is teaming with a division of Philips Electronics to develop a self-timed processor that promises low-power consumption and easy integration for use in smart cards and consumer electronics.

Yahoo joins the search with Stata purchase

Yahoo has snapped up privately-held e-mail software company Stata Labs, which develops technology that allows users to quickly search through mail and attachments. The move, announced Thursday, generated speculation that the Internet powerhouse is ge...

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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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Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

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Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

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