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Looking back at Microsoft's vision of the future

Looking back at Microsoft's vision of the future

We take a look back at some of Microsoft's predictions for the future and how many of these technologies are in our daily lives today. We start 25 years ago with Bill Gates' plans for the "Connected Office" and the "Information Highway" -- before the Internet was widely accessed.

3 hours ago by in Innovation

Six Sigma 'killed' innovation in 3M

Firms must define innovation and how it fits into the company's objectives. They should then provide the right support and avoid rigid processes hindering the creative process, says former 3M exec behind the Post-It note.

March 14, 2013 by in CXO

Installing a new supercomputer: timelapse

Last week, iVEC, a joint venture of the CSIRO and four Western Australian universities, oversaw the installation of the second portion of the Australian Government's $80 million supercomputer investment. The supercomputer will provide the grunt to process data for research projects such as the global Square Kilometre Array (SKA) initiative.

January 22, 2012 by in Government

Lenovo M57e

Lenovo M57e

The Lenovo M57 eco is a small form-factor desktop that is promoted by the company as energy efficient. We found it to be a capable and powerful office performer for its size, but with limited upgrade options.

May 27, 2008 by in Intel

First Take: Toshiba Satellite Pro P100

First Take: Toshiba Satellite Pro P100

Toshiba's Satellite Pro P100 is a competent multimedia workhorse that could easily replace most regular desktop PCs. It boasts powerful graphics and storage subsystems, while the Harmon/Kardon integrated speaker set beats most competing offerings hands-down.

January 22, 2006 by in Hardware

O2 Xphone IIm

O2 Xphone IIm

O2's Xphone IIm should appeal to those who want a smarter than average phone, but against serious smartphone opposition it comes a very distinct second.

June 20, 2005 by in Windows

Nokia 3230

Nokia 3230

The 3230 continues Nokia's run of style-plus-substance phones, offering a 1.2-megapixel camera, video editing and a positively lush-looking screen.

May 2, 2005 by in Microsoft

HP iPAQ h6365

HP iPAQ h6365

If you need a smart phone as a business tool, the h6365 is a solid choice. On the other hand, if you're seeking a stylish gadget, you'd do better to look elsewhere.

January 16, 2005 by in Hewlett-Packard

O2 Xphone II

O2 Xphone II

O2's latest smart phone, the Xphone II, sheds the bulk of its predecessor and gets decked out in a stylish case.

November 7, 2004 by in Mobility

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