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May 24, 2012 by

Lenovo talks ThinkPads and servers

Lenovo is now the number-two PC vendor worldwide and has just posted record results for the 2011/12 financial year ending 31 March. Little wonder, then, that Dilip Bhatia, vice president and general manager of the company's ThinkPad Business Unit, was in bullish mood when I met him this morning in London (not even a two-hour cab ride from Heathrow managed to dent his enthusiasm).

November 23, 2010 by

Jam tomorrow: Dell unwraps its Christmas offerings

Dell showed off a raft of new products in London yesterday, including the Inspiron Duo netbook/tablet, an all-in-one touch screen PC, an M101z netbook, and the latest Dell Streak mobile phone. One of Dell's staff also had a Venue Pro running Windows Phone 7.

October 15, 2010 by

The more things change

134 students, 83 smart phones, 8 laptops - 3 of them macs. Sorry guys, but the PC just isn't cool anymore. It's back to the future: the 1980s in this case, this time with different bad guys and better answers.

September 5, 2010 by

Microsoft MultiPoint Server 2010

All over the world, schools are facing the same challenge: bringing ICT to students in a cost-effective way. "Each student should have their own laptop/netbook/PC," echoes the mantra, and school budgets groan trying to make ends meet. Microsoft MultiPoint Server 2010 seeks to solve the problem.

January 14, 2010 by

Microsoft further expands its Multipoint brand with new collaboration tools

Microsoft has updated the software development kit (SDK) for MultiPoint Mouse, a technology for creating applications that allow multiple students use their own mice to interact on the same PC. Meanwhile, Microsoft has fielded a public beta of Mouse Mischief, a Microsoft application for building PowerPoint apps that builds on top of the SDK.

May 12, 2009 by

Gallery: PC gems from the 1980s

The National Museum of Computing's PC Gallery in London recently opened and Nick Heath of sister site Silicon.com was on scene to relay the evolution of the computer.

April 7, 2009 by

Student bloggers open transparency to Imperial

Students from a wide variety of subjects and cultures have enabled Imperial College London to break down the barriers of insular university life to the wider public and prospective students, in form of a series of regularly updated blogs hosted on the site.From masters students to international and home students and more degrees you can shake a stick at, the ten student bloggers were recruited during freshers' week at the start of this academic year.

December 28, 2008 by

30 Days with the Acer Aspire One

Acer sent me a slick blue Acer Aspire One to test as part of their educational seed program on Friday. I have it for 30 days to put through its paces as a companion PC for me, as well as a possible 1:1 solution with a variety of students.

October 9, 2008 by

Look who’s buying Vista Home Basic (hint: it’s not home users)

Who’s buying new PCs with Windows Vista Home Basic? Judging by the name, you’d assume those OS editions would be loaded on underpowered machines for starving students and penny-pinching families. But you’d be wrong. Based on my observations of the PC market over the past year or two, I think consumers have rejected Home Basic in favor of Home Premium. But small, budget-conscious businesses have embraced the low-end OS. In one large sample I looked at, nearly three out of every five machines destined for small business included Windows Vista Home Basic. Small-business buyers are apparently able to look past that name, and PC makers are happy to accommodate them. I've got the details on this apparent trend.

August 20, 2008 by

New touch screen Classmates unveiled today

Intel unveiled a new iteration of its Classmate PC today, featuring a touch screen with tablet mode, a new wedge design, and motion-sensing internal hardware. According to Intel's press release,“Our ethnographic research has shown us that students responded well to tablet and touch screen technology,” Ibrahim added.

March 19, 2008 by

Labor to miss schools broadband plan deadline

The Liberals have accused the Labor government of "breaking another election promise" after Senator Kim Carr was unable to confirm that high-speed broadband access will be made available to schools in time to accompany government's planned one-PC-per-desk rollout for high school students.

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