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The 'fit anywhere' eMachine EL1200 Desktop Series PC.

Thankfully the days of the big, beige box seem to be well and truly behind us. Now PCs are available in all shapes and sizes with eMachines EL1200 Desktop series opting for the popular smaller end of the spectrum and at a budget price. With PCs making their way out of the study in recent years the compact eMachines EL1200 Desktop Series PCs are designed to fit neatly into main living areas such as kitchens, family rooms, family den, studio apartments, dorm rooms, smaller bedrooms and home offices.  Read More

The DIR-855 can be upgraded to include SharePort.

D-link have provided a firmware upgrade to enable printer and hard drive sharing from the USB port on their Xtreme N family of routers. This new USB over TCP/IP technology is called SharePort, and is available for the DIR-628, DIR-655, DIR-825, DIR-855 and DGL-4500 models.  Read More

Iomega eGo Helium portable hard drive

Iomega is looking to provide a partner in style for the MacBook Air with its latest portable hard drive release. The 320GB eGo Helium is a 0.63 inch (16 mm) thin, 7 ounce (200 gram) unit wrapped - naturally - in an anodized aluminum shell that includes drop protection for mishaps up to a height of 51 inches (1.3 meters) on to industrial carpeting.  Read More

LaCie 4big Quadra

LaCie's new 4big Quadra is a four-bay, hot-swappable RAID data back-up solution that offers burst transfer rates of 200-230MB/s and up to 6TB (6000GB) capacity as a compact stand-alone unit - which can be scaled up to 24TB by linking four units together - along with the promise of energy efficient and quiet operation.  Read More

UPEK's FIPS 201 Fingerprint Module is now shipping on Dell laptops

Recently showed at the Biometrics Consortium Technology Expo in Florida, UPEK's its TCEFx1 USB fingerprint module uses the only silicon-based fingerprint sensor certified by the FBI for US government applications.  Read More

Significant growth predicted (Pictured: Samsung's Q1 Ultra Premium UMPC)

According to new data released by ABI Research, sales of UMDs (ultra-mobile devices) which reached just 10 million units in 2008 are tipped to exceed 200 million in 2013. With most major manufacturers having now entered the UMD consumer arena, this “new” category of portable computing is shaping up to be a significant market.  Read More

Adobe’s Powerful InDesign CS4

Adobe’s Creative Suite has set the benchmark in recent times for design and development software for virtually every creative workflow. Each new iteration of the suite of integrated products has been landmark and the new CS4 appears likewise - the new Creative Suite 4 product line advances the creative process across print, Web, mobile, interactive, film and video production. With new levels of integration and expressiveness for Flash technology across the entire product line, Adobe’s Creative Suite 4 software release includes Design, Web, Production Premium, the full “Master Collection”, as well as 13 point products, 14 integrated technologies and seven service.  Read More

Lexar Shoot-n-Sync Wi-Fi memory card

Utilizing Ey-Fi wireless SD memory card technology, the new Shoot-n-Sync Wi-Fi memory card from Lexar is a wireless solution for uploading digital photos to computers as well as sharing them via social networking and photo-sharing websites.  Read More

ExitReality: 2D sites rendered in 3D

The entire Web in 3D. That's the by-line of ExitReality, and the free Internet plug-in launched today does deliver. The software gives access to existing 3D content on the Web via tailored search engine, as well as taking two dimensional pages and turning them into a 3D experience for the user. This means it turns navigation of any page into a type of first person player game or visit to Second Life. We're not sure how big the ensuing online revolution promised at the launch will be, but it's definitely a bright approach, one that offers both web users and those who do business online an easily adopted entry point into the world of virtual online interaction - an area that we've only scratched the surface of.  Read More

Super Talent’s new US$420 128GB Solid State Drive offers 150 MB/sec

Solid State Drives just keep getting better and prices get ever more competitive and Super Talent Technology’s latest additions to its MasterDrive family will excite more than a few of our readers. The new SSDs employ a sophisticated new multi-channel SATA-II (3.0 Gbits per sec) controller, with the MasterDrive OX using MLC NAND Flash to transfer data at speeds up to 150 MB/sec sequential read and 100 MB/sec sequential write while the MasterDrive PX uses SLC NAND Flash to deliver a breath-taking 170 MB/sec sequential read and 130 MB/sec sequential write speeds.  Read More

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