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Walt Mossberg: What's new in tech this holiday season?

At a Churchill Club event, ZDNet talked with Wall Street Journal personal technology columnist Walt Mossberg. He showed us some new gadgets for the holidays, including the new Barnes & Noble Nook; Bayer's new USB-enabled diabetic monitor; the iLane, a portable e-mail messaging device for your car; and the Acer Netbook running Google's Android OS.

December 4, 2009 by

Does inexpensive have to equal cheap?

The Acer Aspire One I recently acquired (and largely raved about) has developed what appear to be motherboard issues. It sometimes won't boot, sometimes won't make it past the BIOS, sometimes won't recognize USB disks, will only occasionally boot from USB, and generally just isn't working very well.

May 5, 2009 by

Computer-in-a-plug platform looks to shrink network-connected devices

We've recently seen a computer in a keyboard, but Marvell is going one better and releasing a new hardware platform that promises a computer in a plug. The SheevaPlug platform consists of the company's Kirkwood processor, 512MB of DRAM, 512MB of flash memory, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a USB port, all of which can fit in the size of a wall-wart-style power adapter.

February 24, 2009 by

Acer TravelMate 3012WTMi

Acer's dual-core TravelMate 3012WTMi includes a number of features -- wide-screen display, built-in camera, Bluetooth VoIP phone -- that should appeal to mobile professionals. The lack of an integrated optical drive could deter some users, though.

April 20, 2006 by

Acer n311

Acer's Windows Mobile 5.0-based n311 has a large VGA-resolution screen, integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and plenty of memory. Infrared fans will be disappointed, though.

April 11, 2006 by

IBM ThinkPad T40

This thin-and-light notebook isn't the speediest Pentium M/Centrino system, but it offers very good battery life and many outstanding features.

June 11, 2003 by

IBM ThinkPad T40

This thin-and-light notebook isn't the speediest Pentium M/Centrino system, but it offers very good battery life and many outstanding features.

June 11, 2003 by

Via releases new Athlon Chipset

Taiwan's Via Technologies has released the Apollo KT400, a chipset made to be matched with Advanced Micro Devices' Athlon processor. The chipset supports 200MHz to 266MHz DDR DRAM and can support up to six USB 2.

August 16, 2002 by

Tiny Trek takes on sumo Sony

Trek Technology, a maker of thumb-sized storage devices, has fired off a warning letter to Japanese electronics maker Sony over alleged patent infringement. ThumbDrive is a portable, removable storage drive with Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectivity. Since its debut more than two years ago, the device has been licensed by multinational firms such as IBM and Sonnet Technologies, a Macintosh processor upgrade provider. Sony sells a competing product called Micro Vault, which touts similar features as the ThumbDrive. For the full story on CNet Asia go to http://asia.cnet.com/newstech/personaltech/0,39001147,39046475,00.htm. --Irene Tham, Special to ZDNet News

June 4, 2002 by

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