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Intel's Classmate PC Enrolls
The entry-level laptop is taking the first steps into Asian classrooms.

Intel's next Classmate PC based on Silverthorne
Intel is working on an updated version of its Classmate PC designed for schoolchildren in developing countries, part of a wider effort to spur demand for low-cost laptops.

Intel to release anti-theft technology for laptops
Intel plans to release an anti-theft technology for laptops during the fourth quarter of this year, but the company isn't offering many details yet.

Is HP reining in orders for Q3 and Q4?
Although a report indicates the world's largest PC vendor may be cutting back on some orders to PC manufacturers for the third and fourth quarters of this year, an executive at the company said the problem isn't in laptop PCs.

Laptop Buying Tips, Part 1
Before buying a new laptop, it pays to consider who, which, when, where, how much, and how.

Laptop Buying Tips, Part 2
A guide to finding the best laptops, and when to buy them.

Laptop Project Would Welcome Intel Back
The head of the One Laptop Per Child effort says Intel could still contribute to the program for developing nations.

Laptop, complete with Vista attack code, listed on eBay
The winner of a recent hacking contest is offering the computer he broke into for sale on eBay, possibly with the Microsoft Vista attack code he used intact.

Laptop shipments surge in March
Laptop PC shipments at the two largest contract notebook computer manufacturers in the world rocketed in March, the Taiwanese companies said, highlighting the continuing user uptake of mobile PCs.

Laptops That Don't Need USB Cables
New Dell and Lenovo notebooks include embedded wireless USB chips for connecting to peripherals.

Laptops for Work, Home, Road, and Runway


Lenovo 3000 N100
Inexpensive Lenovo delivers strong WorldBench 5 performance, but its battery life is subpar.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Laptop
This well-built laptop combines middle-of-the-road performance and a sizable hard drive at a good price.

Lenovo ThinkPad T60
This lightweight business laptop has capacious battery life and ships with Windows Vista Business.

Lenovo ThinkPad T60p Widescreen
Corporate wide-screen ThinkPad includes workstation graphics.

Lenovo's new IdeaPad: A consumer laptop line
Sensing an opportunity in the fast-growing consumer notebook market, Lenovo on Thursday is expected to launch a new line of consumer laptops with the IdeaPad moniker.

Lenovo to preload Linux on some Thinkpads
Lenovo Group Ltd. will begin shipping Thinkpad notebooks preloaded with Linux from Novell Inc. in the fourth quarter of this year, the companies announced Monday.

Lenovo to sell notebooks in Circuit City stores
Just two weeks after expanding its relationship with Best Buy Co. Inc., Lenovo Group Ltd. said Wednesday it will try to win even more U.S. small business customers by selling its notebook PCs at Circuit City Stores Inc.'s retail shops.

Low-cost Everex laptop works with Sprint's WiMax
Everex Systems is displaying a new, low-cost laptop PC at the CTIA Wireless 2008 trade show in Las Vegas this week, able to connect to telecom operator Sprint Nextel's Xohm WiMax wireless broadband network at the CTIA Wireless 2008 trade show in Las Vegas this week.

Low-cost laptops are great, but who will pay?
Providing low-cost laptops for children in developing countries is a great idea. But while US$200 for a laptop sounds like a bargain in the U.S. or Western Europe, that's not the case in countries where these computers are intended for use. And this raises important questions: who will actually pay for these laptops, and how?

MSI readying Diamondville low-cost laptop
Taiwanese laptop computer maker Micro-Star International (MSI) is already hard at work on an ultra-low cost notebook PC based on Intel's Diamondville microprocessor to compete against rival Asustek Computer's Eee PC.

MSI sees LEDs, Blu-ray Disc, Eco big in laptops this year
Notebook PCs coming out this year will likely include more colorful screens thanks to LED (light emitting diode) backlights and Blu-ray Disc optical drives this year, an executive from Micro-Star International (MSI) says, as well as more environmentally friendly attributes.

Microsoft to trial XP on OLPC in January
Microsoft said it plans to conduct field trials in January of Windows XP running on the One Laptop Per Child XO laptop.

Mobile Products to Watch in 2008, Part 2
New year, new tech: Here's a look at two devices you'll want to watch in 2008.

More details emerge on Toshiba's AMD-based laptops
A little more detail is known about the new laptops from Toshiba Corp. that will use processors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Notebook computer industry faces parts shortages
Hot demand and a massive battery recall are causing shortages of key components for the notebook computer industry, analysts and companies say.

Notebooks
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OLPC Considering 'Give One, Get One' Offer in Europe
Europeans interested in the One Laptop Per Child Project's XO laptop may soon have the chance through a similar to one offered in North America last year.

OLPC Searches for a New CEO, Reorganizes


OLPC Struggles to Realize Ambitious Vision
The nonprofit One Laptop Per Child Project struggles with slow orders and competition from commercial vendors.

OLPC asked to free XO laptop
As commercial sales of One Laptop Per Child's XO laptop close Monday, a user tracking the nonprofit effort said continued commercial availability of the laptop could benefit OLPC's nonprofit effort, the XO manufacturer and children using it as a learning tool.

OLPC heralds era of low-cost computing
Critics of the One-Laptop-Per-Child (OLPC) Project like to point out that it has not yet lived up to its goal of putting US$100 notebooks in the hands of millions of kids in poor countries, but that's a short-sighted view considering the impact it's already having on the computer industry.

OLPC laptop shipments delayed until third quarter
Shipments of the XO notebook PC for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project will likely be delayed until the third quarter, the manufacturer said Friday.

OLPC offers give one, get one for $400
Some of the low-cost PCs designed by One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) for kids in the developing world will go to people in North America.

OLPC parts shortage manageable, says maker
The company manufacturing the One Laptop Per Child notebook played down the impact of component shortages in the industry, rebutting local reports that the shortages will affect supplies of the computer when it ships in October.

OLPC sends laptops to production, pushes back release
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Monday moved a step closer to providing low-cost laptops to children in developing nations by giving the go-ahead to the mass production of its XO laptop. However, the computers are expected to be out in October, one month later than originally planned.

One Laptop Per Child Project Extends to American Students
OLPC America plans to combat digital divide by distributing low-cost laptops to needy students in the U.S.

One Laptop Per Child Sued for Patent Infringement
The One Laptop Per Child Association has been sued for patent infringement, charging the project with stealing its designs for a multilingual keyboard.

One million OLPC laptop orders confirmed
Quanta Computer Inc., the world's largest contract laptop PC manufacturer, already has confirmed orders for one million notebook PCs for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, a company representative said Thursday.

Panasonic plans new Toughbook PCs, expects big growth
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (Panasonic) is refreshing its Toughbook rugged laptop PC line and aiming for a big jump in international sales of the computers over the next three years.

Phoenix Technologies tries again with instant-on apps
It's four years since Phoenix Technologies last tried to boot up the market for instant-on notebook PCs and now it's trying again with a new software platform called HyperSpace.

Retailers increasingly boost notebook sales
The trend toward users buying notebook computers instead of desktop PCs is helping boost market share for companies that have a strong retail presence, such as Hewlett-Packard and Acer, according to analysts.

Samsung considers cheaper version of Q1 Ultra
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. may produce a cheaper version of its new Q1 Ultra ultra-mobile PC in a bid to boost sales, a senior company executive said Thursday.

Scientists links laptops to detect earthquakes
Elizabeth Cochran sensed an opportunity to save lives when she realized laptops can be used as seismometers to detect earthquakes.

Sony Retracts Bloatware Removal Fee
Sony has withdrawn its $50 'crapware' removal charge after customers respond with an uproar.

Sony VAIO Micro PC VGN-UX390N
This expensive ultramobile PC ranks as one of the best we've seen, but its keyboard is troublesome.

Sony VAIO VGN-SZ791N Laptop
This stylish, lightweight laptop comes loaded with powerhouse components--but it'll cost you.

Sony looks back - and forward - at 10 years of Vaio
Ten years ago this week Sony Corp. launched its first Vaio laptop computers. The PCG-705 and 707 went on sale in Japan on July 1 and were followed quickly by a desktop PC, as Sony tried to show the world that a consumer electronics company could make computers.

Tech Innovations Fuel Low-Cost Laptop
Sturdiness And Simplicity are keys to $150 notebook for the world's poorest kids.

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The Best Vista Notebooks
The new version of Windows can be a challenge for some notebooks to run. Our tests will point you to the laptops with the power to handle Vista.

The Laptop Gear You Must Have
What optional accessories do you truly need to make your laptop most efficient and most enjoyable? Save some money and time with this handy guide.

Three Minutes With Intel on Low-Cost Laptops
Intel VP Sean Maloney discusses low-cost computers for classrooms in developing countries and the digital divide.

Top 5 All-Purpose Laptops
These laptops can do it all and are a great choice for most notebook users. Ratings and rankings can change due to pricing and technology changes, so check back frequently for the latest info.

Top 5 Laptops Under $1000
Our chart of inexpensive laptops shows you can find a surprisingly powerful model without breaking the bank, but you sacrifice some of the cutting-edge features found on more expensive notebooks.

Top Stories of 2007: The Age of Realignment
Among the hot stories this year: Apple launched the iPhone, Google announced Android, and social networking hit prime time.

Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV650
Qosmio G35-AV650 lets you play high-definition content almost seamlessly.

Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV660
This big, HD DVD-equipped desktop replacement sets the standard for multimedia notebooks.

Toshiba Releases First HD DVD-RW Notebook
A Qosmio multimedia notebook with a rewritiable HD DVD and two HDTV tuners will go on sale in Japan this week.

Toshiba Satellite Pro A210-EZ2201
Bargain-priced laptop has sweet built-in speakers, but it's too slow for demanding users.

Toshiba Tecra A8-S8314
Affordable, business-minded laptop has a poorly designed keyboard.

Toshiba details its first AMD laptops in 7 years
Toshiba Corp. has disclosed details of a new range of laptop computers based on processors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. -- the first AMD-based machines the company has sold in about seven years.

Via NanoBook takes aim at ultramobile market
Via Technologies Inc. has developed an ultraportable notebook reference design that will soon hit European markets.

When to Buy a Laptop
Retailers have great sales during the holidays--but that's not the only time to get a good laptop deal.

Windows XP to be on low-cost Eee PC by end of 2007
Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP OS will be on a version of Asustek Computer Inc.'s ultra-low cost laptop, Eee PC, by the end of this year, the companies announced Tuesday.

Workhorse Laptops
No matter what your needs are, you can find your perfect portable right here.

XO Laptops Go Next to Haiti
The One Laptop Per Child Foundation is teaming with another group on a pilot project distributing more laptops.

Year-End Buying Guide, Part 2
How to find the right notebook, at the right price.

Zonbu launches barebones subscription laptops
Unfazed by the failure of earlier subscription-based PCs from vendors like PeoplePC, Zonbu Wednesday launched an inexpensive subscription notebook that the company claims will free users from the hassle of computer maintenance.

A New Spin on Laptop Bags
Are four-wheeled bags easier to manage?

All About Ultraportables, Part 2
We discuss battery life, weight, and price issues.

All About Ultraportables
Are these pricey devices solid contenders or just lightweights?

Bright and Glossy Notebook Screens
Pros, cons, and health concerns about high-gloss displays.

Fujitsu's Ultraportable Tablet
This ultra ultraportable features a swiveling, tablet-style screen.

Handheld PC Redux, Part 2
More old favs: IBM WorkPad z50, Apple eMate 300, and Psion Series 7 and Netbook.

High-Tech Etiquette, Part 1
Kindler, gentler passengers? We think not. Readers give our author an earful.

High-Tech Etiquette, Part 2
First we discussed reclining airplane seats; now we tackle portable devices.

How Not to Pack a Laptop
Do's, don'ts and a slew of tips for avoiding problems.

Keep Your Notebook PC Safe From the Elements


Laptop Buying Tips, Part 3
A guide to finding the best places to buy a laptop, plus how much to pay and how to finance the purchase.

Lessons Learned in 2006, Part
Lithum ion batteries, notebooks on airplanes, VoIP, and more.

Notebooks
Information from About Guides and partners relating to Notebooks

Offbeat Laptop Bags
A bullet-resistant backpack? But of course. Here's a guide to some offbeat laptop bags.

Packing Tips for Painless Trips
New airline baggage fees require new packing strategies for gear-toting travelers. Here are three ways to travel light.

Reviewing Video Review Sites
Amateur video reviews can give you another perspective on a product that you're considering.

Sony's Sleek Ultraportable
Jim continues his search for a super-small useable laptop by spending two weeks with a cool new Vaio.

Traveling Without a Notebook
How to leave the laptop at home and make the most of another computer at your destination.

Vista on a Laptop, Part 1
Readers respond to the question: Is Vista worth the upgrade?

Vista on a Laptop, Part 2
Readers tell us all the things they like about Vista.

Year-End Buying Guide, Part 1
Tempted to buy a new notebook? Read our advice before you start shopping.

NT
Information from About Guides and partners relating to NT

NT
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Adobe, FedEx Kinko's pair up to ease document printing
A Web services partnership will allow U.S. users of Adobe Systems Inc. software to send documents via the Internet to FedEx Kinko's centers for printing.

EMC to Buy Document Sciences
Storage company EMC will acquire enterprise content management software developer Document Sciences.

Easy Data Access Docsvault Small Business Edition 1.1
This inexpensive document manager for small businesses offers version control, though it lacks OCR.

Nuance OmniPage Professional 16
OCR application comes with premium features--at a premium price.

OCR & Document Management
Information from About Guides and partners relating to OCR & Document Management

BioPDF PDF Writer: Basically Bullzip, And That's a Good Thing
This sibling to the much-lauded Bullzip installs just as easily. It works just as beautifully--and if you're using it at home, it's just as free.

Collaborate On Documents With Argone 7


Complete PDF Forms on the Cheap with CutePDF Form Filler
Fill in, save, and e-mail PDF forms with this utility from Acro Software.

Corel Home Office Suite for Netbooks Takes Office Basics on the Road


Cut Better, Paste Better with Freebie Day Clipboard Utility


Cut Office Files Down to Size With FILEMinimizer Office


IBM Lotus Symphony is an Excellent--And Free--Office Suite
This onetime rival to Microsoft Office still works beautifully--and it's free.

OffiSync Brings The Best of Google Docs and Microsoft Office Together


OpenOffice.org Portable Is Light and Free of Cost--But Not Free of Problems


Outfox Adobe Bloat: Open PDFs with Foxit Reader
The best of the PDF readers adds new features without sacrificing (much) speed.

PDF Converter Turns Acrobat Files Into Word Docs, Spreadsheets, and More


Perfect PDF Editor Has Most of Acrobat's Power at a Fraction of the Price


Replace Adobe Reader (and Its Replacements) With Bullzip
Wrestling with Adobe Reader? Fighting with Foxit Reader? Bullzip PDF Printer will bull its way into your heart.

Search for Jobs With Resume Builder
Don't know how to start writing a resume? Resume Builder leads you through the process.

UltimaCalc Performs Heavy Scientific Calculations--But It's Light On Your PC


Zeno Stash Lets You Tote Your Text on a Portable Drive


Office
Information from About Guides and partners relating to Office

15 Great Microsoft Office Optimization Tools
Get the most out of Microsoft Office by using these helpful downloads, which will increase your efficiency and simplify routine tasks.

16 E-Mail and Instant Messaging Boosters
Juice up your online communication with these helpful downloads.

Ad-Supported Office Starter 2010 to Replace MS Works


Add Features to Office 2007's Quick Access Toolbar
Want one-click access to your most frequently used Word, Excel, and PowerPoint commands? Here's how to customize the Quick Access Toolbar.

Add a Word Count Button to Microsoft Word
Are you constantly menu-diving to get your document's word count? Save time with this quick and easy toolbar button.

Applications on a Flash Drive


Avoid Death by E-mail


Be More Productive in Microsoft Outlook


Bugs & Fixes: When Updating Microsoft Office Fails
It happened with the recent 12.1.3 update to Microsoft Office 2008. It will inevitably happen again with the just-released...

Can I Reactivate Office Without Losing It?
Kevin Germino wants to know if he can reinstall Microsoft Office onto a reformatted hard drive without losing one of the licenses to use it.

Can Microsoft Count on Inertia to Spur Office 2010 Upgrades
The final release of the upcoming suite is set for the first half of 2010

Change Outlook's Default Attachment Folder
Prefer to pluck your attachments from someplace other than My Documents? Here's how to make Outlook start elsewhere.

Close a Word 2007 Document without Closing Word
I've really grown to like Word 2007, but there's one little change that bugs me--and at least one reader, too. Here's how to fix it.

Corel Saves Itself, WordPerfect, and CorelDraw from Brink


Customize Office 2007 Apps With Hassle-Free PC


Customizing Word's Toolbars
Reader Barbara Van Gorder misses some of the cosmetic features found in earlier versions of Microsoft Word. She writes:

Docs to Go Now Available for Android Handsets


Don't Ban Microsoft Word — Ban Patent Lawyers Instead


Downloads for Hard Economic Times
In this economy, you need to watch every penny. With these 12 downloads, almost all of them free, you can manage your finances, maintain your PC, and be productive without spending hundreds of dollars.

Downloads to Boost Your Productivity


End Office and Windows Annoyances
Deal with e-mail hassles, Office file-format woes, and lost passwords--and see what happens when a wolf wants to play.

FAQ: Microsoft Office 2010 Beta


File Storage and Viewing Apps for IPhone
Storing media like photos, music, and video on your iPhone is a snap: after all that's what the device was designed for. But...

First Look: Office 2010


Fix a Corrupt Outlook Profile
Step one: don't panic! It's scary when Outlook won't run and gives you nothing but cryptic error messages, but there may be a fairly simple fix.

Free Version of Office 2010 Supported by Ads


Get More From Outlook With Hassle-Free PC
PC World blogger Rick Broida reviews the Xobni search tool and YouSendIt Outlook plug-in, plus a terrific program that inserts text in any app.

Google Billboard Ads Gun for Microsoft and Promote Google Apps


Google Docs Adds Student-Friendly Features


Google Docs Won't Topple Word Any Time Soon


Google Docs 'widely Used' at 1-in-5 Workplaces, Reports Survey
The near total dominance of Microsoft Office in the workplace may be getting a serious challenge from Google Docs, according to a new survey by market...

How Do I Get a Text-Based Report Into Excel
Bob De Tchon has a mailing list kept in an old DOS program. He wants to import it into Excel.

How Office 2010 Beta Stacks Up Against Office 2007


How to Lock Down the Data in Your Apps
Microsoft's Remove Hidden Data tool makes sure that no embarrassing comments are left in your older Microsoft Office documents. For Office 2007, use the Document Inspector command to vet your metadata. Also: NASA tells you how to make sure blacked out info in electronic documents remains unavailable.

Keyboard Shortcuts From Hassle-Free PC
PC World blogger Rick Broida shares editing shortcuts for most word processors, plus Windows Quick Launch tips and more.

Kick Word 2007's Mini Toolbar to the Curb
Tired of the pop-up toolbar that appears every time you highlight text? Follow these simple steps to turn it off.

Lotus Notes Gets a Makeover, Symphony Beta Released
IBM has introduced at Macworld Expo Lotus Notes 8.5, now featuring integration with social calendaring Web sites. The company...

Lotus Symphony Now Reads Office 2007 Documents
IBM today announced the release of Lotus Symphony 1.3, an update to its year-old free productivity suite that for the first time lets users import files saved...

Make Outlook Automatically Spell-Check Your E-mail
Sure, you can spell-check your messages with the click of a button, but you can also make Outlook launch the spell-checker every time you click Send.

Microsoft Brings Office Nagware to the States


Microsoft Brings Office to the Web Browser
The next version of Office for Windows will contain lightweight versions of its apps that will be delivered through Web...

Microsoft Cuts Mac Office Prices up to $50
Microsoft has cut the price of Office 2008 for the Mac by between $20 and $50 as part of its annual holiday sale.

Microsoft Enhances Office for the Mac
A quarter-century after it began making products for the Mac, Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit announced future updates to...

Microsoft: No Office 2010 Beta for You
Beta won't be offered to the public; final will offer first-ever 64-bit edition

Microsoft Offers Office 2010 File Format 'ballot' to Stop EU Antitrust Probe
Microsoft will add a file format "ballot" to Office 2010, part of a wider move to fend off European Union (EU) antitrust regulators and block massive fines...

Microsoft Offers Public Beta of Office 2010: Download Details


Microsoft Office 14 Won’t Ship This Year -- Does Anyone Care?


Microsoft Office 2007 Update Due


Microsoft Office 2010: 5 Ways to Make It Better


Microsoft Office 2010: A Simple FAQ
Microsoft has officially unveiled its Office 2010 software suite, and the upgrade boasts plenty of changes.

Microsoft Office 2010: An Intriguing Beta


Microsoft Office 2010 Pushes Collaboration, Productivity


Microsoft Office 2010: So Many Reasons to Hate It


Microsoft Office: An Advertising Platform


Microsoft Office File Format 'Vulnerable'


Microsoft Office vs.Google Docs: A Web Apps Showdown


Microsoft Patches Office 2003 Lockout Bug
Microsoft on Saturday fixed a bug that locked out Office 2003 users from accessing documents safeguarded with the company's rights management security...

Microsoft Says That 77 Percent of Mac Users Use Office
Despite Apple's best efforts to make some inroads in the office software field, a new study by Microsoft says that 77 percent...

Microsoft Says Word Ban Threatens Industry


Microsoft Sets Office 2007 SP2 Release for April 28
Also debuts first free Office for Mac 2008 trial download

Microsoft Ships Major Update for Mac Office 2008
Microsoft today updated Office 2008 for Mac to Service Pack 2 (SP2), adding a tool that beefs up access to documents stored on enterprise SharePoint servers...

Microsoft Slates Office 2010 Public Beta for November
Microsoft will launch the public beta of Office 2010 next month, company CEO Steve Ballmer said on Monday at the company's SharePoint Conference 2009...

Microsoft Targets Google Apps, Cuts Exchange Online Price
Microsoft has cut in half its per user per month list price for Exchange Online services and cut by 33 percent the price of its Business Productivity Online...

Microsoft Testing a Better Rival to Google Docs
Microsoft is testing an update to Live Workspace that lets users create and edit documents without needing Office, it said.

Microsoft Unveils Google Docs Killer: Office 14
Microsoft today announced plans to introduce Web-based versions of its core Office apps that will integrate seamlessly with the traditional desktop versions. The combination could give serious competition to Google Docs and its brethren.

Microsoft Updates Office 2004, 2008
Microsoft's MacBU has posted updates to Office 2004 and Office 2008 for the Macintosh. Both updates are available for download...

Microsoft Updates Office for Mac 2008
Microsoft on Thursday released an update for Office for Mac 2008, bringing the most current version to 12.1.4.

Microsoft Word Lawsuit: XML Explained


Microsoft: Word Legal Foe Paints Cockeyed Tale
Microsoft Corp. called the claim by Canadian developer i4i Inc. that it plotted to drive the company out of business "distorted," and "a breathless tale" that...

Microsoft Word Patent Ruling: So Who Is i4i?


Microsoft Workers Unveil Office Suggestion Site
Two Microsoft employees have created an online suggestion box where users can submit feature or fix requests for Office, the company's popular productivity...

Microsoft's 'Ribbon' is in Apps to Stay


Mindjet MindManager 8
Solid mind-mapping application, but some new features are glitchy.

Modify the Subject Lines of Archived Outlook E-Mail
If you routinely save messages for future reference, there's an easy way to change the subject line so you can more easily recognize the content.

NeoOffice Update Fixes Export as PDF Function
Alternative Office suite, NeoOffice, has been updated with fixes in several areas including a problem that caused a corrupt...

New Year's Resolutions: Fix Your Finances
Web and mobile personal-finance tools are more abundant and useful than ever. It's a good year to consider using them.

Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Now Available for Download: SP2 Overview


Office 2007 Tip: Use the Mouse Wheel to Scroll the Ribbon
Move your cursor north to discover Office 2007's "hidden" mouse-wheel feature.

Office 2008 Survival Guide
If you've recently upgraded to Microsoft Office 2008, you may like the productivity suite's new features, but you may also...

Office 2010: A Complete Overview of What's New


Office 2010 Beta Exposed


Office 2010 Coming in June, But Who Needs It?


Office 2010: Most Innovations Are Online


Office 2010's Free Web Versions Fend off Google Docs


Office Web Apps: Five Questions


OmniPage Professional 17 OCR Software


Open Old PowerPoint Documents in PowerPoint 2007
Curse you and your ever-changing file formats, Microsoft! Here's how to import 20th-century presentations into PowerPoint 2007.

Open-source Users Revolt Over OpenOffice.org Ribbon-esque UI
The open-source faithful are lambasting a proposed overhaul of OpenOffice.org's user interface, with critics saying it would "ape" Microsoft Office's...

OpenOffice.org 3.1: The Next Generation
The latest version of the open-source office suite OpenOffice.org 3.1 has just arrived, and it's a good one. While some of the improvements are visible to the...

OpenOffice.org 3
OpenOffice.org is a powerful productivity suite--including tools for word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows and more--with...

OpenOffice.org Ships for Mac OS X
The newest release of the open-source suite is the first native version for Mac OS X.

Outlook Tip: View Your Google Reader Feeds
Put a little RSS into your Outlook life with this easy hack.

Pirated Copies of Office 2010 Surface on Web


Postbox E-Mail Client Software


PowerPoint Gets Mega Patch


Redmond Trumpets Project 2010


Restore 'Classic' Menus to Office 2007
Not a fan of the Office 2007 Ribbon? A tiny plug-in brings back the pull-down menus you loved so dear.

Review: Microsoft's Office's Slow Road to the Web


Serif PagePlus X4 Desktop Publishing Software


Solve Your Word 2003/2007 Compatibility Issues


Start Page Yanked From New Google Apps Signups
Google has stopped offering Start Page for new users of its Apps hosted suite.

Sun Offers Mac-native StarOffice 9 Suite
Sun Microsystems on Monday announced the release of StarOffice 9, their office productivity software suite. It's available for...

Three-year-old Office Patch Stymies Most Attacks
Users running Microsoft Office can stump nearly three-fourths of all known attacks targeting the suite by applying just one three-year-old patch, according to...

Turn Off Outlook's New-Message Alerts
It may sound crazy, but there's something to be said for not getting interrupted by new-mail notifications every five minutes.

Use ODIR to Remove Duplicate Outlook Records
If sync software or some other anomaly has peppered Outlook with duplicate entries, use this fast, free utility to get rid of them.

Users Get Invited to Try Office 2010 Preview


Users Pressure Microsoft to Fix Outlook


Visualize Your Data in Whole New Ways
Tableau's visual representations of data are easier to understand than long lists of numbers.

Why Does Word Load So Slowly?


Why I Can Live Without Mac Office — Perhaps You Can Too


WriteRoom 2.3
WriteRoom is what TV chef Alton Brown would call a "unitasker": It's a tool designed for only one function. But while Brown...

"Halo Effect" Means Apple Satisfaction Isn't All It Seems


Price war between Intel and AMD winding down, study says
Intel, AMD want to end x86 price war, an iSuppli survey said.

10 Technologies That Survive Budget Cuts


40 Candles on the Mouse's Cake
Next Tuesday, the computer mouse turns 40 and it deserves a sweet, GUI birthday cake.

6 Reasons You'll Want a Kindle 2 for Business
Amazon's Kindle 2 eBook reader is an essential business tool as much as a travel toy.

8 Gadgets to Green Your Office


A Challenging Economy Invites Creative Tech
IDC researchers suggest 'disruptive' technology will drive enterprise technology spending in 2009.

AMD Break-up: Two Voices From Europe
AMD representatives said the plan to divide the company into two separate businesses is being warmly received by its European...

AMD Jumps to 12-core Chip, Skips 8-core Chip Plans
Advanced Micro Devices plans to release processors with 12 cores, which changes its product road map and kills earlier plans...

AMD Steps up Quad-core Opteron Shipments
AMD is shipping four more versions of its quad-core Opteron, adding greater performance to the company's lineup.

AMD to Spin off Chip Fabs to Raise Funds
UPDATE: Advanced Micro Devices plans to split into two companies, one to design chips and one to make them.

AMD to Use Qimonda's GDDR5 Memory With Upcoming GPU
Advanced Micro Devices' next-generation graphics processors will ship with GDDR5 (Graphics Double Data Rate 5) memory from...

AT&T Offers BlackBerry Pearl 8120


Acer Buys 75 Percent of Packard Bell
To keep Lenovo from buying Packard Bell, Acer has acquired 75 percent of parent company PB Holdings.

Acer Forecasts Strong Holiday Season
Acer sees strong sales in the fourth quarter, despite the global financial crisis.

Acer Plans Netbook With 10.2-inch Screen
Acer plans netbook with 10.2-inch screen and an iMac rival.

Advice to Apple: Don't Mess With The Mouse
Apple should really think before making changes to its popular "Mighty Mouse" design.

Amazon Drops Kindle Price, Takes It Global


Amazon Kindle: A Road Warrior's Best Friend
Forget design aesthetics. Forget the look and feel of paper. When it comes to pure utility, the Amazon Kindle is the ultimate traveling companion.

Analysts Predict Global Drop in 2008 Chip Sales
Two industry watchers this week revised their estimates of worldwide semiconductor revenue this year, with one even predicting...

Apple Buys Low-Power Processor Designer
Apple has bought PA Semi, a designer of low-power microprocessors for embedded systems, for US$278 million, according to a report at Forbes.com

Apple Desktop Refresh Appears Imminent


Apple Nears 10% Market Share in US Sales
Apple accounted for nearly 10% of all U.S. computer sales last quarter, but the lack of a model in the growing netbook...

Apple Satisfaction Down from 2008, Others Way Up
Though still 9 points above the personal computer average, Apple's 84 percent satisfaction is down 1.2 points from 2008, its all-time high. Most companies showed gains.

Apple Store: Ask for Your Black Friday Discount
Apple Store's Black Friday deals match competitors' prices.

Are the Government's PCs Antiques?
A study finds young government information technology workers say the tech in place is dated.

Asus, Intel Team up for PC Recycling in Taiwan
Asustek Computer and Intel have teamed up with electronics retailer Tsann Kuen Enterprise to promote PC recycling in Taiwan...

Attacker Kills 7, Injures 10 in Tokyo's Akihabara
At least seven people were killed and 10 injured in an attack on shoppers in Tokyo'a Akihabara on Sunday.

Attacker Kills 7, Injures 11 in Tokyo's Akihabara
UPDATE: Police have arrested a suspect in the attacks on shoppers in Tokyo'a electronics shopping district on Sunday.

Best Buy to distribute Dell PCs
In an effort to put more of its PCs on retail shelves, Dell on Thursday signed up with consumer electronics retailer Best Buy to sell its desktops and laptops.

Blu Note: Dell Adds Blu-ray to Sub-$1,000 NoteBook (or Does It?)
The immediate impact of the end of the high-def DVD war is the quick drop in price in getting a Blu-ray drive in a laptop. But under $1,000? Configurator says no.

Broadband, Green Power Companies Eye Stimulus Bill Provisions
Tech companies are scrambling to find out how the stimulus bill President Obama signed Tuesday will impact their businesses...

Building an Eco-Friendly Data Center
Better power efficiency is just the first step in turning data centers green, Gartner advises.

Buy, Lease--or Move to Cloud Computing?
When it comes to selecting new hardware and software for your business, you can buy, lease, or opt for cloud computing. We'll show you which options will save you money, and which could cost you big.

Buying New PCs Brings Swift Return, Intel Urges


CERN Grid May Boost Drug and Climate Research
The computing grid used by the Large Hadron Collider is also being used to speed the development of life-saving drugs and...

Calling Dell: Time to Buy Palm


Can AMD's Vision End PC Purchasing Nightmares?
AMD wants to replace "speeds and feeds" with something better. Focus on the user, not what's inside the box.

Can Second-Hand Smoke Really Void Apple's Warranty?
There is excellent reasons not to smoke cigarettes. And there are also stupid reasons, like Apple's claim that cigarette smoke can void its warranty. Really.

Can a Keyboard Be Full-size and Portable? Yep
The scoop: OnBoard Travel Keyboard, by Atek, about US$30.

Canon Intros High-resolution Multimedia Projector
Canon on Thursday announced its new REALiS SX800 multimedia projector, which Canon touts as an affordable alternative for...

Check Carbon Emissions for Truly Green Operations
Data centers can lower their carbon footprints by scheduling routine but flexible tasks for off-hours.

China Allowed to Attend Computex for First Time
Chinese companies will come to Computex for the first time next year.

Circuit City Goes the Way of CompUSA
Circuit City's only value-add -- knowledgeable sales staff -- has been long gone, and the stores have suffered the same fate that killed off CompUSA in 2007.

Collider Switched On, but Data Will Take Months to Flow
Testing of the Large Hadron Collider began Wednesday morning. The device will generate vast quantities of data in its search...

Computex Expanding Despite Global Economic Woes
Computex Taipei 2009 will expand despite global economic woes.

Computex Grows in 2008, Brings in US$20B
The organizers of Computex Taipei 2008 boasted big growth on Wednesday that could someday make the computer and electronics...

Concern about Secure Disposal Hampers Green Efforts


Consumer Electronics Must Go Past 'pink' to Appeal to Women
It's not just about pink.

Contract Chip Manufacturing Growth Slows in 2007
Global revenue growth in the contract chip making business slowed in 2007 as a chip glut early in the year hit companies such...

Cooling Data Centers Goes the Way of Floppy Disks


Court Halts Subway Hacker Talk
A Defcon talk on hacking Boston's transit smartcard system has been scrapped, following a court order.

Craziest Tech Tales
This year's collection includes stories of tug-of-war between management ideals and practicality, the IT-worker-turned-sleuth, and simply the bizarre situation.

Credit Crunch Takes Toll on Data Center Spending
The financial crisis is causing more companies to cut their data center budgets, a survey from Afcom suggests.

DATAllegro Hit With Patent Lawsuit in Wake of Microsoft Deal
DATAllegro Inc., a data warehousing appliance vendor that is being acquired by Microsoft Corp., was accused Tuesday of using...

DRAM Production Cuts Fail to Pull up Market
A few DRAM makers cut production last week, hoping that reducing supply might spur a price recovery, but the action is too...

DRAM price falls 25 percent
A glut of DRAM (dynamic RAM) on the market and sluggish demand due to a holiday in China caused the price of the most widely used computer memory chip to fall 25 percent in a matter of weeks, DRAMeXchange Technology Inc. reported Tuesday.

DRAM prices may hit speed bump on way down
Users should not be fooled by a possible stabilizing in DRAM prices in coming weeks because it's only a speed bump on the way down, analysts say.

DRAM's Inventor Doesn't Appreciate His Creation


Data Centers Cut Budgets
About half of all data centers surveyed say they're cutting back in 2009.

Data Centers: From Shipping Containers to Tents
Companies are increasingly experimenting with data center operating conditions in hopes of saving operating expenses.

Debunking PC Power Myths
Don't let misinformation prevent you from cashing in on PC power management.

Dell Amends Enterprise Support Plan
Dell is patching up its mashed-up enterprise support model by retooling some elements.

Dell Focuses on India as Global Market Softens
Dell is launching a new brand-awareness marketing campaign in India

Dell Looks to Green Packaging to Save
Computer maker says the move to Earth-friendly packaging could save the company more than $8 million over the next four years.

Dell Reorganizes Business Sales Units
Dell reorganizes its units focued on selling to business customers.

Dell and Perot Names A Welcome Marriage
Not a shotgun wedding, but a good deal that helps Dell start moving forward again.

Dell closes down hardware design unit in India
Dell Inc. will phase out its hardware design unit in Bangalore as it relies more on contract manufacturers capable of doing design to get its products to market.

Dell eyes $3 billion in cost savings in 3 years
Dell, the world's second largest PC vendor, plans to cut costs by US$3 billion as it slashes the price of materials and components going into its gadgets and reduces operating expenses, including jobs, the company said Monday.

Dell looks to emerging markets, services
Dell, the world's second largest PC seller, will move faster into emerging markets and increase its services offerings as part of a plan to reverse poor financial performance, top executives said Thursday.

Dell revenue falls short of analyst estimates
Dell reported revenue of nearly US$16 billion for the fourth quarter of 2008, up 10 percent from a year ago, but fell short of analyst estimates.

Dell shuts 140 retail kiosks in US
Dell on Wednesday announced the shutdown of retail kiosks in malls throughout the U.S. as it adjusts its evolving product distribution strategy.

Dell to Offer Premium Support for Consumers
Dell will soon offer a paid support service that allows consumers to call a dedicated support team to help troubleshoot their...

Design, Quality Could Drive Holiday Sales for Apple
Technology companies are not immune to the struggles an economic downturn brings to consumers, especially around the holiday...

Dirty Tech Jobs: The Muck Stops Here


E-mails Show 'Vista Capable' Changes Aided Intel
Former exec feared move would be 'misleading to customers.'

EDS Buy Could Give HP Edge Over Dell, Analysts Say
Hewlett-Packard's acquisition of Electronic Data Systems won't hurt Dell in the next few years, but it could affect Dell's...

EFF to Appeal Court Order Halting Subway Hacker Talk
The Electronic Frontier Foundation plans to appeal a court order halting a Defcon talk about security problems with...

Electronics Recycling Is Making Gains, Says EPA
Despite challenges, EPA says recycled electronics programs are growing.

Energy Companies Urge Greener Tech
Nineteen North American utility companies compared notes on encouraging energy efficiency among businesses.

Enterprise Develops a Taste for Apples
More and more, businesses are adopting a diet that includes plenty of Apples.

Epson WorkForce GT-1500 Scanner
Epson's versatile WorkForce GT-1500 scans photos and multipage documents with good speed and high-quality results.

Establish a 'green Baseline' Now Says Forrester
IT departments must establish a "green baseline" for their operations, according to new advice from Forrester Research.

Experts: Dispute With Intel Won't Choke Supply of AMD Chips
Intel Corp.'s threat to pull its cross-licensing deal with AMD Inc. is unlikely to result in a shortage of AMD processors in...

Expo: Community Discussion Planned to Discuss Expo
IDG World Expo, organizers of the Macworld Conference & Expo, on Tuesday announced plans to hold a Town Hall Meeting at...

Expo's Ask the Editors Session
On Thursday at Macworld Expo, Dan Frakes, Chris Breen, Jason Snell and I sat down to host an Ask the Editors session. The idea...

FTC Asks Supreme Court to Review Rambus Antitrust Case
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a case in which the agency accused...

FTC Opens Antitrust Investigation Into Intel
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has opened an antitrust investigation into chip maker Intel, the agency and Intel said...

Fiber Forces Fibs?
Cable companies claim fiber links to residential neighborhoods, but Verizon has the real goods straight to your home.

Financing IT: Repo Man in the Data Center
What if a company defaults on a loan for a multimillion-dollar SAP ERP software purchase? Or can't repay IBM Global Financing for the hardware, software and services?

Find a Trustworthy Moving Company
The cheapest movers can end up being costly in hidden fees or poor service. Use these tips to find a great mover.

Firmware and You: A Comprehensive Guide to Updating Your Hardware


Five Hot Cyber Monday Bargains for Businesses
Holiday shopping isn't just for consumers. Here are five Cyber Monday offers on technology that small businesses and professionals can take advantage of.

Forrester: 2008 to Be a Slow Year for IT Spending
Forrester Research predicts the year ahead will be a slow one for IT spending, both in the U.S. and globally.

Forrester: Tech upgrades in pipeline, despite weak economy
A new Forrester Research report suggests that despite the uncertain U.S. economy, many enterprises are continuing to plan major software projects and purchases.

Foundry chip makers face more cutbacks
Flash memory giant Spansion on Wednesday announced it will reduce orders to contract chip makers by US$50 million per quarter in the first half of 2008 due to new production technology at its own factories. But the order changes couldn't come at a worse time for manufacturers because other companies are cutting back as well.

Fujitsu Climbs a Volcano in Pursuit of More Reliable Chips
The top of a dormant volcano in Hawaii might seem like an unlikely place to work on improving the reliability of computer...

Fujitsu Siemens goes seriously green
Fujitsu Siemens Computers continues to bang the green IT drum after unveiling a number of green IT initiatives and predictions at its VisitIT forum in Berlin.

Gartner: Modernize Data Centers or Risk Energy Costs
Data center managers need to modernize their operations, or risk doubling their energy costs between 2005 and 2011, according...

Gartner: SaaS Enterprise App Spending Set to Soar
A Gartner forecast states that SaaS spending will more than double by 2012.

Gartner to Slash 2009 Chip Forecast by $25 Billion
Gartner preliminarily slashed its 2009 chip revenue forecast.

Gates to Show off Vertical Surface at CEO Summit
Microsoft is unveiling a prototype wall version of its multitouch computer like Surface.

Gateway plans to buy Packard Bell
Gateway Inc. on Monday announced plans to acquire PC vendor Packard Bell BV for an undisclosed amount, a move funded by Acer Inc. as part of its planned acquisition of Gateway.

Get Free Office Gear and Employee Perks
Tap into the free veins of the Internet to land free tables, magazine subscriptions, ice cream, and much more.

Get NeatWorks and ScanSnap to Play Together
When a product from one vendor offers to work with a product from another vendor, things don't always go smoothly. Case in...

Get Organized with a Business Card Scanner
Petite scanners save time with automated contact entry.

Going Green in 2008
From the emergence modular data centers to the advance of green products, 2008 proved another strong year for green tech

Going Green to Save the Green
Companies that use natural air to cool their facilities are seeing big benefits on both the environmental and financial fronts.

Good Incentives Boost Data-center Energy Efficiency
Microsoft and others shared techniques for improving data-center energy efficiency at a small conference on Tuesday.

Google Says Its Data Centers Are the Most Efficient
Google released internal test results showing that its data centers are "the most efficient in the world," the company said...

Got Extra USB Drives? Updated Pogoplug Puts Them to Use
$129 hardware device turns USB hard drives into an Internet storage cloud, for multimedia and data.

Government IT Spending to Hit Bottom Next Year
Thirty-eight percent of city and local government IT budgets will decrease over the next two years, causing a shift in tech...

Green Gear isn't a Priority for Business, Survey Shows
Energy efficiency is a priority in workplaces, but only a third of execs consider it in purchases.

Green Rules Challenge Data Centers


Green Tech Loses Priority in Cash Crunch


Green Tech Should Weather Downturn
More companies are equating green tech with saving money, according to Forrester report.

Groups to Launch E-waste Certification Program
Two environmental groups plan to launch an e-waste recycling certification program.

HP Announces 24,600 Layoffs in Wake of EDS Acquisition
HP plans to lay off 24,600 employees over the next three years.

HP Defies Economic Slide With Strong Fourth Quarter
Hewlett-Packard reported a sharp increase in fourth quarter revenue and expects a profitable fiscal 2009.

HP Researchers Build Intelligent Memory
Researchers at Hewlett-Packard have developed a working unit of a memory circuit that has existed in theory for 37 years...

Hotels a Geek Can Love
Here are nine geek hotels offering futuristic conveniences and tech amenities at a reasonable rate--sometimes in luxury.

How To Furnish Your Office for Cheap on Craigslist


IBM Brings 5GHz Chip to Its Top-selling Unix Server
IBM updated its Unix servers Tuesday with faster processors and new management tools.

IBM Labs Promises Five Innovations
The ability to "talk" to the Web, information collection and retrieval systems that alleviate forgetfulness, and solar...

IBM Opens New Research Center in Shanghai
IBM on Monday opened a new research facility in Shanghai.

IBM Tries to Bring Brain Power to Computers
IBM Research wants to bring the brain's processing power to computers, making it possible for PCs to process vast amounts of...

IBM, Universities Partner on Cloud Computing
Studies will focus on self-managing and self-healing systems, both physical and virtual.

IBM Updates High-end Servers, Returns to Water-cooling
IBM announced its most powerful Unix server to date Tuesday, an update to the System p5 595 that will be based on a new Po...

IBM files trade complaint against Asustek
IBM has filed a trade complaint in the U.S. against Taiwanese hardware vendor Asustek Computer, alleging that the company has infringed IBM patents.

IBM's Cell-based RoadRunner Supercomputer Is World's Fastest
A supercomputer based on Cell chips like those in the PlayStation 3 has been named the world's fastest in a ranking published on Wednesday.

IDC Raises Global PC Shipment Forecast
Strong demand from emerging markets and an appetite for portable computers, including laptop PCs, prompted IDC to raise its...

ISuppli Lowers 2008 Chip Industry Growth Forecast
ISuppli slashed its global chip sales growth forecast for 2008 by nearly half on Wednesday over fears the U.S. economic...

IT Can Help Beat Taliban in Afghanistan
Technology is playing a growing part in rebuilding Afghanistan, says the Minister of Communications and Information Technology.

IT Spending Hit Won't Rival Dot-com Bust, Gartner Says
Current economic uncertainty will impact IT budgets in 2009, according to Gartner, but the industry won't experience the...

IT Vendors Follow Automakers With Zero Percent Financing
If you're big buyer of technology, Hewlett-Packard Co. has a deal for you: zero percent financing for up to 36 months on...

Indian Schools Adopt Virtual Desktops From NComputing
The government of Andhra Pradesh state in India is using virtual desktops technology from NComputing in schools.

Integrate Macs Into Your Business
A Mac can provide your office with just as much processing power and software options as a PC can.

Intel, AMD See Date With Justice Pushed Back to 2010
The trial for AMD's five-year-old antitrust suit alleging that competitor Intel unfairly manipulated the chip market has been...

Intel Atom May Power 'Green' Servers


Intel Capital Targeting India, Other Emerging Markets
Intel Capital invests in three Indian companies as it expects the next billion PC and mobile users will come from emerging...

Intel Delays Centrino 2 Launch Over Chipset, Antenna Issues
Intel is pushing back the launch of its Centrino 2 laptop package because of issues related to the chipset

Intel Drops Centrino Atom Brand After Five Months
Intel has dropped the Centrino Atom brand after five months, using just Atom to brand this part of its product line.

Intel, HP Describe Green Strategy
'Greenergy' forum highlights plans for recycling, green packaging, cutting energy consumption, and more.

Intel, IBM Open up Switch Specification for Blades
Intel and IBM have agreed to make IBM's BladeCenter switch technology available to members of the SSI Forum.

Intel Launches Smaller SSD for Netbooks, Mini-desktops
Intel launched a smaller SSD for netbooks on Wednesday.

Intel Makes the Dual-core Atom 330 Official
Intel started selling its dual-core Atom 330 processor on Monday.

Intel Releases Draft USB 3.0 Spec
The so-called SuperSpeed USB is expected to enable transfer speeds of up to 4.8Gbps.

Intel Releases More Quad-Core Xeons, Goes Halogen-free
Intel has released four new Xeon chips and said all of its Xeon server chips now use halogen-free packaging.

Intel's Next Big Leap, Its Six-core Chip, Set for Release
Intel Corp. is expected to release its six-core Xeon 7400 chip Monday, just as VMware Inc.'s big annual show begins in Las...

Intel to Shut Four Plants, Lay off 6,000
Amidst a bevy of bad news in the PC market, Intel Corp. took two corrective steps this week, aggressively slashing prices on...

Internet Radio Appliances Roundup
Stream music from around the world without a PC.

Inveneo Braves Goats, Killer Bees for IT
Odd quirks can disrupt a new computer setup even under the best of circumstances. But for Inveneo, a company that specializes...

Irex Joins Growing e-Reader Market


Is the Amazon Kindle Good For Business?
What It Is: Big business has learned its lesson about paper consumption: We read Word docs on laptops, use the copier sparingly and print only what we need. Yet...

Isaiah processor likely outperforms Silverthorne, Via says
Via Technologies' upcoming Isaiah processor likely outperforms Intel's Silverthorne chip designed for mobile computers based on limited information about the chip that's been made available so far, according to the Isaiah's chief designer.

Jaguar, Roadrunner Race to Be Fastest Supercomputer
Cray's $100M upgrade uses more power, but is simpler to run than IBM's Roadrunner.

Japan to block some Nanya DRAM chips after Fujitsu complaint
Japan will block imports of some memory chips produced by Taiwan's Nanya Technology after local chip-maker Fujitsu lodged a request with the country's customs authorities.

Jobs Gives Macworld the Big Kiss-Off
Apple and Jobs have said "later, dude" to the Macworld expo -- sending the blogosphere into a tizzy wondering why. Cringely suspects the real reasons are much simpler.

Juicy Predictions for '09
A group of industry pundits offer their boldest predictions for the companies, technologies and trends that will have a prosperous 2009 -- and those that won't.

Keep a Current Hardware Audit to Save Expenses
If you lose track of no-longer-owned hardware, you might be paying unneeded taxes and insurance.

Kensington Offers Low-Tech USB Sharing
Kensington opts for button-pressing simplicity in a line of USB-sharing hubs meant for two computers and 1 to 5 peripherals.

Kindle PDF Support Broadens Ebook Reader Appeal for Businesses
Amazon's Kindle has blazed the trail for ebook readers, but now faces tough competition. Adding PDF support broadens the appeal of devices and highlights convergence of personal and business use.

LG to Show Circular and Eliptical LCD Panels
LG Display has suceeded in developing a pair of round LCD (liquid crystal display) panels will show them for the first time this week at an event in the U.S.

LaCie Offers Online, Offline Storage Deal
LaCie is giving its hard drive customers a sense of added security by offering one year of free unlimited online storage with every drive.

Larrabee: Intel's Bad News is Good for Nvidia and AMD
Intel scraps plans for a graphics processor and the stock market rewards AMD and Nvidia.

Lenovo Looks for Strong Finish at Beijing Olympics
More than any other official sponsor at the Beijing Olympics, Lenovo may have the most to gain -- and the most to lose -- as a...

Lenovo Posts Income Gains on Strong Laptop Sales
Lenovo reports double-digit percentage increases in sales and net income for its most recent quarter.

Lenovo sees Q3 profits soar, sells mobile phone business
Lenovo Group said its net income almost tripled during its third fiscal quarter, thanks to strong demand for its computers and a weak U.S. dollar.

Lenovo will hand Olympic torch to Acer after Beijing
Acer will take over from Lenovo as a sponsor of the Olympic Games after 2008, a move that could help to elevate Acer's profile as a worldwide PC brand.

Linksys, Trend Micro Pair Security Software with Routers


Logitech Introduces Cordless Desktop S520
Logitech has announced the cordless Desktop S520 with a keyboard-and-mouse combination. The laser mouse delivers better...

Logitech Launches New Laptop Mouse – V550 Nano
The new Logitech V550 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks features a Clip-and-Go dock that lets users conveniently clip...

Looking Back on the Top500
A founder of that list of the world's most powerful supercomputers discusses the recent milestone.

Low-cost Laptops and New Chips on Tap for Computex
Computex Taipei 2008 starts next week, and promises dozens of new low-cost laptops and MIDs.

Mac Gets Top Scores for Reliability and Support
And Vista is 'more reliable' after service pack, says chain of computer repair shops.

MacBook Sales Will Prop up Apple, Analysts Say


Mainframe Group Gains Momentum
ZNextGen, a user group for young mainframe programmers, counts its membership in the hundreds.

Micron Buys Qimonda JV Stake for $400M
Micron Technology will buy Qimonda's stake in DRAM manufacturing joint venture Inotera memories for US$400 million in cash...

Microprojectors: Small But Mighty
Welcome to the era of the microprojector--we review three of the newest portable projectors.

Microsoft, Cray Launch 'personal' Supercomputer for $25K
Microsoft and Cray have teamed up to launch CX1, a compact supercomputer the companies said brings high-performance computing...

Microsoft Postpones Iowa Data Center
Microsoft plans to postpone building a data center in Iowa.

Microsoft Should Fear Netbooks, Analyst Says


Mobile Operators That Want to Go Green Get Help
Industry organization GSM Association has launched the Green Power for Mobile program, which will help operators who want to...

More Power Yet More Green
Power over Ethernet -- nice now, better soon.

Most Tech Shops Forgo Energy Savings


Motorola, Icahn reach agreement on board
Motorola and Carl Icahn have reached an agreement that ends the activist investor's long battle to install members on Motorola's board and break up the company.

NEC breaks two TPC-E records with Itanium server
NEC's new Express 5800 server has broken the TPC-E benchmark performance record with a score about 70 percent higher than the current leading machine, the Tokyo company said Tuesday.

Netbooks Aren't Such a Hot Ticket
Netbooks killing PC and notebook sales? It's a myth.

New Desktop Eee Sports Touchscreen
Asus has gone for a touch of novelty with its latest models, announcing an expensive desktop touch-screen version of its Eee...