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Prodisc develops 4.9GB DVD-R disc

Prodisc Technology has developed a DVD-R disc that can hold 200M bytes more data than current discs and plans to unveil it at next week's Computex show in Taiwan.

Samsung develops flash-based 'disk' for PCs

Samsung Electronics has developed a replacement for conventional hard-disk drives that is based on flash memory chips. The company plans to begin mass production of the device in August, it said on Monday.

Set for 2006 launch, Sony's PS3 packs power

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI) provided the first detailed specifications of its next-generation PlayStation 3 games console on Tuesday and said it plans to launch the device during the first half of 2006.

MIT readies $100 laptops for the underprivileged

An ambitious plan by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Media Lab to develop and distribute a laptop computer costing no more than US$100 is expected to take a major step forward next month with the receipt of the first order.

Hitachi and Fujitsu tout new 100GB notebook drives

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) and Fujitsu have both begun shipping new notebook hard-disk drives that offer more storage capacity and better performance over previous models, they said Wednesday.

Seiko Epson sues printer cartridge makers

Moving to protect its lucrative printer cartridge business, Seiko Epson has filed patent infringement lawsuits against two companies that manufacture replacement cartridges for its printers.

Sony again hit by falling prices

Price competition in several of Sony's key business areas resulted in another quarterly loss for the company as sales fell during the period from January to March, it said Wednesday.

MP3 player sales drive Creative to record Q3

Strong sales of MP3 players helped Creative Technology achieve record sales during the first three months of this year but increasing competition drove down profits, the Singapore-based company said Friday.

NEC to produce chip for new Xbox console

NEC Electronics has won a contract from Microsoft to produce one of the chips that will go into the graphics system of the next generation Xbox games console, it said Tuesday.

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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.

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

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George Khoury

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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

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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.

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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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