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Judge OKs Microsoft Class-Action Suit

A California judge has ruled that a class-action suit filed on behalf of consumers against Microsoft can proceed to trial. The suit alleges that Microsoft's monopoly in the desktop software market harmed consumers.

Net fraud complaints are largely over auctions

Complaints about online auctions comprise nearly half the messages received by the US government's new Internet Fraud Complaint Centre, a project aimed at collecting and analysing consumer complaints about suspected fraud on the Net.

'E-Readiness' gap threatens economic growth

An analysis of 42 countries' current ability to participate fully in the digital economy paints a grim picture for most of them. The authors of the report said the situation is so bad that, unless key countries act quickly, world economic expansion c...

Wireless web market to grow

The size of the global market for small wireless internet devices will grow from $US10 billion today to $73 billion by 2005, according to a study conducted by Strategy Analytics.

AOL, TW Execs: Merger Won't Harm Competition

Executives of America Online (AOL) and Time Warner spelt out arguments for combining the two companies in a hearing before the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday, both men assuring the U.S. government regulators that competition...

U.S. Senators Propose Web Privacy Legislation

Responding to a groundswell of public concern about privacy on the Internet, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators Wednesday proposed a bill that would require Web sites to post clear and concise information about their privacy practices.

U.S. Updates Encryption Export Policy

The U.S. on Monday announced an update to its encryption export policy affecting companies that sell encryption software to users in the 15 European Union nations and in eight other countries that are U.S. allies.

MS/DOJ: Appeals court to receive arguments on stay

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Monday set a schedule for Microsoft and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to file motions in favour and against halting the ordered breakup of the company in its antitrust case.

Napster to play big Boies

The lawyer whose arguments in the Microsoft antitrust case helped convince a judge that the company should be split in two has been called to perform an encore in another high-profile computer industry lawsuit.

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Matthew Stivala

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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