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Photos: Intel unveils future technology at IDF 2007

Photos: Intel unveils future technology at IDF 2007

Intel's announcements at its 2007 Developer Forum in San Francisco centred around the availability of its Penryn processors later this year and future plans for its Nehalem microarchitecture, but CEO Paul Otellini also used the opening keynote to show off some cool prototypes and other fancy equipment.

September 18, 2007 by in Intel

HTC TyTN II

HTC TyTN II

<p><a href="http://www.europe.htc.com/">HTC</a> is a leading maker of Windows Mobile devices, recent launches including the somewhat quirky <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/handhelds/0,1000000735,39287483,00.htm">Touch</a> and now the <a href="http://www.europe.htc.com/en/products/htctytn2.html">TyTN II</a>, which builds on a successful product from last year. </p>

September 18, 2007 by in Smartphones

HP Compaq 6715b

HP Compaq 6715b

<p>HP's business notebooks come in three flavours &mdash; Balanced Mobility, Ultra-Light and High-Performance. The <a href="http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF06b/21675-283229-283229-283229-12434650-13123922-80291406.html">6715b</a> reviewed here comes under the Balanced Mobility heading. Notebooks in this family are currently available for as little as £345 (ex. VAT); our review model (GB835ET) is slightly more expensive at £555 (ex. VAT), but is still attractively priced. </p>

September 17, 2007 by in Laptops

Extreme Blue: IBM's student demo

Extreme Blue: IBM's student demo

Each summer since 1999, IBM has run a 12-week internship called Extreme Blue. This allows selected groups of students to develop cutting-edge research projects. Here's a selection of this year's European offerings.

September 13, 2007 by in Innovation

Sony VAIO VGN-TZ11XN/B

Sony VAIO VGN-TZ11XN/B

<p>Sony's VAIO notebooks famously combine attractive design with somewhat less attractive price tags, and the ultraportable <a href="http://vaio.sony.co.uk/view/ShowProduct.action?product=VGN-TZ11XN%2FB&site=voe_en_GB_cons&category=VN+TZ+Series">VAIO VGN-TZ11XN</a> runs true to form. At £1,531 (ex. VAT), this system is likely to be beyond the budget of middle-ranking mobile professionals, but it might fit the bill for more senior types seeking a classy ultraportable. </p>

September 11, 2007 by in Laptops

Billion Electric BiGuard S20

Billion Electric BiGuard S20

<p>The <a href="http://www.billion.uk.com/product/biguard/biguards20.htm">Billion Electric BiGuard S20</a> is a VPN appliance aimed at small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), allowing remote access to applications on an office network, while also working as the firewall and internet gateway for the same network. It's a very capable unit, with many features you wouldn't necessarily expect to find on a lower-end unit, but it's let down by a difficult administrative interface and the use of ActiveX to provide some features. </p>

September 11, 2007 by in Security

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