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Share your point of view with the EVGA InterView 1700 Dual-Panel Display

For users who find that one display is never enough and can’t afford the NEC CRV43, EVGA has released the InterView 1700 Dual-Monitor system. The unit consists of two side-by-side 17-inch widescreen LCD monitors suspended on a central frame, which houses a built-in 1.3MP webcam, built-in microphone, and three port USB 2.0 hub. With a supported graphics card the dual displays can be set up as a span to provide an extended desktop, or cloned to allow one display to be flipped 180 degrees for easy viewing by a second person on the opposite side of the desk.Read More

LG's XF1 external multimedia HDD looks the part

Those looking for a way to get movies and other digital media stored on a PC from the study onto the TV in the lounge have a few choices open to them. These include burning the content to CD or DVD, sending the content wirelessly to a media streamer or transporting the content on a USB drive. Those looking at the latter option have a new drive from LG to consider in the form of the XF1, which sports HDMI and composite outputs for direct connection to a TV.Read More

The SimpleNET USB Drive Network Adapter

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies unveiled several new consumer products yesterday following the acquisition of SimpleTech. The most ingenious, and the one which really caught our eye, was the SimpleNET network storage adapter for easily sharing USB drive content over an Ethernet network. Read More

Shhhh! Silent Keyboard EX cuts the keyboard clatter

Writers often keep odd hours and the constant click-clack of keys on a keyboard is likely to annoy any partner within earshot trying to catch some shuteye. Such sleep deprived housemates are likely to be thankful for the Thanko Silent Keyboard EX that cuts the noise down to a mere 44.5 dB, which is 16.5 dB quieter than your average keyboard and roughly the sound level of a quiet library. Read More

Fragrance abuse - the next internet phenomenon

Japanese telecommunications company NTT Com is currently seeking volunteers to test a pungent bit of kit which produces different smells at the request of programs downloaded from the Internet. There will be two separate trials of the i-Aroma conducted in Japan from mid-July to the end of August. One course will send out smells matching "the rhythm of daily life" while the other will release odors based on an ancient astrological system. Read More

Mimo Mini 710 USB Monitor - extra screen space on the go

The pivoting Mimo Mini is a low maintenance solution for some extra screen space on the go, and offers convenience by not requiring a separate power outlet like traditional monitors. The 7” high resolution 800 x 480 pixel display can be used for any number of programs, from a users IM client, to spreadsheets, email or video. Adding to the functionality of the units, they can be used in either landscape or portrait mode.Read More

Viewsonic enters the PC market with the VPC100 All-in-One PC

Viewsonic, well known as a manufacturer of affordable LCD monitors, has decided to add a little bit extra to its latest release by cramming the guts of a PC behind a 19-inch LCD display to produce the VPC100 All-in-One PC. Viewsonic’s first entry into the PC market maintains the company’s reputation for affordability with its USD$599 price tag and cuts office clutter with its lone cable.Read More

HP Professional Workstation gets Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor

Anyone looking at getting a HP xw9400 Workstation has a couple of extra processor options to consider with the company announcing the high-end workstations are now being offered with the Six-Core AMD Opteron 2400 Series processor. According to HP, the extra grunt provided by the new AMD Opteron processors will make the xw9400 a better option for 3-D digital content creation and areas that attract lots of “mega” and “multi” prefixes - “multi-threaded applications, multi-tasking and mega-tasking environments.”Read More

Computing with the more mature in mind

The Designed for Seniors Go Computer has been developed for and extensively tested by those born before computers started tightening their grip on our everyday lives, and who are still trying to ignore or simply don't trust the computer age. The computer hardware is behind the monitor to save space and avoid clutter, the keyboard has over-sized keys and bright colors and the system comes with an ergonomic trackball mouse. But it's the user interface which will prove most beneficial to the seniors it was designed to serve. Read More

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 speech-to-text engine reviews itself

Note: this entire article has been written using the uncorrected output of Dragon's NaturallySpeaking speech-to-text engine. Regular podcast listeners will know that a couple of weeks ago I had the misfortune of falling off my motorcycle. Well, it turns out I broke my wrist in the accident, which makes it pretty tough to type. This stupid plaster casts can be on for at least six weeks so I figured I'd better watch out an alternative that would let me keep writing. And here it is: the number one speech to text engine on the market, Dragon NaturallySpeaking. And what better way to review a speech to text product and the Post an article written entirely using it, and completely uncorrected will stopRead More
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