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IRiver reveals four new MP3 players

Reigncom, the company behind IRiver-brand digital music players, has shown four new flash-memory based music players ahead of this week's SEK exhibition in Seoul.

Epson hits another ink cartridge maker

For the second time this week a manufacturer of Epson-compatible ink cartridges is taking its products off the market as a result of legal action by Seiko Epson Corp., the Japanese company said Friday.

Boeing's Connexion service takes to the sea

The Boeing Co.'s Connexion by Boeing satellite-delivered Internet service picked up two new clients this week. Austrian Airlines Group said at the Paris Air Show that it will install the service on its long-haul fleet, while Teekay Shipping said it w...

Sanyo quietly joins Blu-ray Disc group

Sanyo Electric has joined the Blu-ray Disc Association, the standards-setting group behind the Blu-ray Disc optical disc format, but says its membership hasn't changed the company's plan to produce disc players based on the rival HD-DVD format.

Sanyo, Soma working on wireless broadband gear

Japan's Sanyo Electric is working with Soma Networks, a provider of last-mile wireless broadband wireless access systems, to develop consumer electronics and infrastructure equipment incorporating Soma technology, the companies said Tuesday.

Portable media player makers look to digital TV

With the iPod having established itself as a hot product, companies at last year's Computex were bullish on the prospects of portable media players in the year-end shopping season. But the season came and passed with few sales and so many of the manu...

Reports: Apple to switch to Intel chips

Apple Computer will announce this week that it intends to transition its computers to Intel's architecture over the next few years, according to several published reports.

Inspired by Apple

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then Apple Computer executives walking around the Computex show in Taipei last week should have been feeling pretty good. Several products were on display from local Taiwanese vendors that, while perhaps...

ECS shows dual Intel, AMD motherboard

Computer motherboards, the main circuit board of a PC around which the entire system is built, are big business at the Computex exhibition and motherboard makers are showing walls full of the things. Almost all of the boards on display in Taipei this...

Luxpro shows new iPod Shuffle-like players

Taiwan's Luxpro unveiled two new digital music players bearing a superficial resemblance to Apple Computer's iPod Shuffle player at the Computex trade show in Taipei this week.

Hitachi's higher capacity Microdrive due in Q4

Hitachi Global Storage Technology is planning to launch a higher-capacity version of its Microdrive 1-inch hard-disk drive in the fourth quarter of this year, a company representative said Thursday at Computex in Taipei.

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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.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

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