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HD movie discs may not work with your HDTV

The likely format battle between HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc is bad enough for those eagerly awaiting the availability of favorite movies on high definition video discs, but soon there could be another reason to switch off to the new formats: many curren...

Toshiba shows HDD-based video camera

Toshiba has developed a digital video camera based on its miniature hard-disk drive and is showing it for the first time at the Ceatec Japan 2005 show currently taking place in Japan.

ARM unveils new Cortex chip core for mobile devices

Processor designer Arm's latest core design, the Cortex A8 processor, could be the core that allows ARM and its partners to expand their products beyond mobile phones and into the future digital home, company executives said Tuesday.

Blu-ray support hinges on disc copy, says Intel

Intel, which last week expressed support for the HD-DVD format for high-definition video discs, is open to also supporting the rival Blu-ray Disc format should its backers commit to allowing the copying of content from discs onto home multimedia serv...

China Mobile looks to upgrade services

Personalized ringtones, ringback and MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) are some of the services Chinese users prefer today and WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) services have already gained 15 million subscribers, an executive at China Mobile (Hon...

Mobile world just opening up, media execs say

Mobile content and entertainment providers took the keynote stage at CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment on Wednesday and described a sunny future for music and mobile operators, video vendors and consumers.

SanDisk puts DRM on flash cards

SanDisk took a step it hopes will transform the mobile media business, unveiling a storage technology called TrustedFlash that integrates digital rights management (DRM) into a flash memory card.

Researchers to develop China-only version of HD-DVD

In a bid to cut costs for local electronics makers, Chinese researchers plan to develop a version of the next-generation HD-DVD optical disc format specifically for China that will include support for a locally developed video compression technology,...

Taiwan dives into LCD-TVs

A major science industrial park in southern Taiwan says it already has commitments from 10 companies to invest NT$24.1 billion (AUD$956 million) in a specially zoned area for the production of LCD-TVs (liquid crystal display televisions), the latest ...

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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.

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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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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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