Come on in, the water's great...
Come on in, the water's great...
In what's effectively a relaunch of the company, i-mate introduces four handheld devices, including a new Ultimate range.
The tech year in pictures...
Microsoft hosted its fourth Innovation Day in Brussels with partners showing off the tech wares they predict could take off in the near future.
<p>When Hewlett Packard restructured its notebook range earlier this year it came up with three groupings. So far, we have reviewed one notebook from the Balanced Mobility range (the <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/notebooks/0,1000000333,39289364,00.htm">6715b</a>) and one from the Performance range (the <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/notebooks/0,1000000333,39290590,00.htm">8710p</a>). Now it's the turn of the Ultra Light range, which starts at around £950 (ex. VAT). For this review, we've chosen a model that costs just over a thousand pounds: the <a href="http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF06a/21675-283229-283229-283229-12434618-80117031.html">HP Compaq 2710p</a>, a convertible Tablet PC. </p>
Nokia’s E series of smartphones is aimed squarely at the business community. It's a fairly recent series, but already includes a variety of designs including a slider (the <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/mobilephones/0,1000000685,39286505,00.htm">E65</a>), a QWERTY-keyboard device (the <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/mobilephones/0,1000000685,39289898,00.htm">E61i</a>) and a clamshell (the <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/mobilephones/0,1000000685,39288650,00.htm">E90 Communicator</a>). The E51 adds another format in the shape of a candybar phone.
The transistor turns 60. Here's a look at some key milestones.
QuickOffice Premier 4.5 gives S60 users a full Office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint creation, editing, and viewing options. QuickOffice is included on S60 devices worldwide and is critical in helping make these devices true multimedia computers. You may need to upgrade your version of QuickOffice to get the full editing capabilities of QuickOffice Premier 4.5.
<p>Conventional wisdom tells us that although inkjets are fine for home use, when it comes to fast, high-volume, enterprise printing only a laser will do. However, HP's <a href=" http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF06b/5043-5527-13076152-13076152-13076204-13076256-78168689.html">CM8060</a> multifunction printer/copier turns that concept on its head, employing the company's Edgeline inkjet technology to print and copy in full colour at over 60 pages per minute. </p>
It seems that every week a new content management system (CMS) or blogging platform makes its debut, despite the fact that there's little to differentiate them. You pay a small fee (or nothing at all if you don't mind ads being placed on your site) and they take care of your site's design, installation and hosting. <a href="http://www.terapad.com/">Terapad</a> is continuing the trend, allowing both newcomers and seasoned web developers to get an attractive site live in a matter of minutes. Only Terapad is different — very different.
A mirror that monitors blood pressure and a movement-reactive floor were among the emerging tech on display at the fourth Microsoft Innovation Day
<p>Back in 2004 we saw the original OQO, a small-format computer with a screen that slides up to reveal a thumb keyboard. The <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/notebooks/0,1000000333,39170249,00.htm">OQO model 01</a> has since been through more than one revision, and we now have the OQO model e2 — which is on sale in Europe only — in our hands for testing. </p>
From digital shopping lists, to the car that can teach itself to drive