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New Netsky.C variant reported

A new version of the NetSky e-mail worm has begun circulating through the Internet, anti-virus software companies reported on Wednesday.

MACWORLD - Jobs unveils new iPod Mini, GarageBand software

The iPod now has a sibling. Apple Computer Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs unveiled a slimmed down companion to its iPod portable music player during a keynote address at Apple's user conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. The announcement...

Sun researchers: Computers do bad math

On Feb. 25, 1991, during the first Gulf War, a Scud missile hit U.S. Army barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 28 U.S. soldiers. The barracks was defended by a Patriot missile defense system, which for some reason failed to track and intercept ...

AMD eyes 45-nanometer transistors

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) researchers on Tuesday revealed details of how their company plans to build processors using the next-generation 45-nanometer process technology that AMD hopes to have in production by as early as 2007.

AMD: Days are numbered for 32-bit chips

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will probably stop producing 32-bit processors by the end of 2005, a senior AMD executive predicted during a Monday panel discussion on AMD's 64-bit processors at Comdex.

AMD plans new plant, sees 2004 rebound

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is optimistic enough about its future that the company is planning to break ground on a major new processor manufacturing facility by the end of 2003, company executives revealed Thursday at an analyst conference held at ...

AMD plans new plant, sees 2004 rebound

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is optimistic enough about its future that the company is planning to break ground on a major new processor manufacturing facility by the end of 2003, company executives revealed Thursday at an analyst conference held at ...

Transmeta takes on power leakage with LongRun2

Transmeta Corp. hopes software it is developing in conjunction with its new Efficeon microprocessors will address one of the thorniest problems addressing the next generation of computer chips: wasted power.

New EMC software targets SMBs

EMC has released two new software products aimed at small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to configure and manage storage devices. The company also announced enhancements to a number of software products that manage its Clariion line of storage arr...

JBoss joins JCP, but without J2EE certification

In a warming of relations between the two companies, open source software vendor JBoss Group LLC has signed up as a member of the Java Community Process (JCP), the group that defines Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java standards.

Amazon to sell world's largest book

If you've got US$10,000 to spare and know someone with an extremely large bookshelf, you may be in for some interesting holiday shopping this December on Amazon.com.

RIAA settles with 12-year-old pirate's mother

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has settled the first of the 261 lawsuits it filed on Monday against music enthusiasts who, the association alleges, have uploaded more than 1,000 files using online music-sharing services such as ...

Forrester: Linux development can be more costly

Creating and maintaining a custom Web-based application with Java and Linux is almost 40 per cent more expensive than using Microsoft's software, a Microsoft-commissioned report from Forrester Research claims.

IBM invests in On Demand digital studio

IBM has signed a four-year multimillion-dollar deal with digital animation firm Threshold Digital Research Labs of Santa Monica, California, to build a digital studio that will be leased out to special effects firms looking for short-term, on-demand ...

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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.

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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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