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Amazon modifies Kindle text-to-speech feature

Amazon.com will let copyright holders opt out of having their books read aloud on the company's Kindle 2 book reader, in an apparent concession to concerns raised about the device's text-to-speech feature.

Project Arcade: Build Your Own Arcade Machine

Based on previous experience from building my own arcade cabinet, recreation of a classic arcade system can be a tricky affair. A great deal of information is available on the Internet from other people's examples, but never in one centralised location. This is where this book comes into the picture.

eBay PowerUser's Bible

Targeted at new and experienced eBay users alike, this book by Greg Holden is the ultimate guide book on everything and anything to do with eBay. Being a novice eBay user, I was interested to see if this book would help me understand the fundamentals of online bidding and how not to get duped by some of the artificial sales that everyone hears about. The fact that there is a diverse range of things available for purchase is why eBay still remains popular to this day.

Book Review: Google - The Missing Manual

Google is one of the most powerful and most widely-used search engines in the world. The actual word, Google, has even become a verb, meaning 'to search'. There are even examples of people describing how they searched for information on prospective partners by 'googling' them.

Book Review: Upgrading and Repairing Laptops

From Scott Mueller — the author who so far has brought us 15 editions of Upgrading and Repairing PCs — inevitably comes a technical manual dedicated to the notebook computer. This book is much like an encyclopedia for notebook computers in that it also covers all that there is to know about the history of portable computers and the different types of notebooks that have been available since the 1980s.

Books: Dr. Mac The OS X Files Panther Edition

The big thing about Macs was that — supposedly — you could sit a newbie down in front of one and three nanoseconds later they’d have the system down. But now there are two problems with that: Windows XP, which is a jolly nice operating system, and Mac OS X, which is even nicer but hides a scary UNIX core beneath that sexy brushed aluminium interface.

How To Do Everything with Your Digital Video Camcorder

Digital video editing is one those infuriating technology propositions. Everyone wants to make home movies that look like they could be shown in your local multiplex, but often a multitude of problems crop up on the way to finishing your masterpiece. From equipping your PC to shooting good footage, editing it and then making DVDs, there’s a lot that can go wrong. Hence, titles like this one.

eBay Hacks 100 Industrial Strength Tips & Tools

eBay is a whole lot more than an online flea market. Its software creates a platform that you can use to run a business (or, it must be said, use to unload useless stuff that’s clogging up your garage), but to really get ahead you’ve got to know the software inside out.

Online! The Book

Online! The Book tries to be so many things to so many different readers that it ends up feeling like a bit of a brain dump.

How to Do Everything with Google

If you think your Web searches are a little lacklustre and you’re often frustrated by the results, How to Do Everything with Google has a bookload of tips to improve your skills.

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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.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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