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Sony refreshes HDD Walkman design

Sony has launched a new member in its hard-disk drive-based Network Walkman family, its fourth so far, and this time the new player is more than an update to the previous model.

Hitachi eyeing 1TB desktop drives with new technology

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) will later this year begin selling hard-disk drives based on perpendicular recording, a yet-to-be commercialised recording method that should enable engineers to continue increasing drive storage capacity be...

Canon eyes move into DNA chip business

Shareholders of Canon paved the way for expansion of the company's business activities into DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) chips with the approval on Wednesday of a revision to Canon's articles of incorporation.

IBM eyes industrial use for high-performance Cell chip

IBM's design services unit has begun promoting the new Cell microprocessor, developed together with Sony and Toshiba, to potential users outside of the consumer electronics industry in which the chip is likely to first appear.

Sony loses PlayStation patent case, must pay US$91m

A U.S. court ordered Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI) to pay Immersion US$90.7 million for patent infringement of touch feedback technology used in PlayStation games consoles, said court documents. The court also ordered a halt to U.S. sales of inf...

Yahoo acquires Flickr photo sharing service

Yahoo has acquired the Flickr photo sharing Web site and Ludicorp Research and Development, the privately held Vancouver company that runs it, according to a posting on Flickr's staff blog.

IRiver pitches specs and style for music players

In the digital music player market things are getting more competitive by the day. At last week's Cebit show in Hanover, Germany, there was no shortage of new music or multimedia players from companies from around the world each hoping that their pro...

Smaller SD memory card on the horizon

The TransFlash memory card format developed by SanDisk is close to being adopted as a member of the SD (Secure Digital) family of cards, the SD Card Association said Monday.

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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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