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SanDisk's 2.5-inch 32 GB solid-state drive

Generally speaking, we expect new technology to make things smaller, not bigger. But sometimes you've gotta buck the trend. Just two months after unveiling their 32 GB 1.8'' solid-state drive (SSD), SanDisk has launched a 2.5'' serial ATA drive with ...

Stream media to your TV in HD

Like many TV junkies with way too much media stored on my computer, I'm waiting to see if Apple TV will do for TV what the iPod did for music. But in much the same way that hardcore digiterati prefer more feature-laden (though less slick) digital aud...

Convert old tapes to DVD the easy way

Video cassettes are so twentieth century, but those of us with large collections tremble at the thought of converting hundreds of cassettes to DVD -- the whole capture-convert-burn process gets a little tiring, even if you're lucky enough to have you...

New Olympus voice recorders

These days, most MP3 players have voice-recording capabilities, but it's hard to forget that they're audio players first and voice recorders second. If you're a journalist, a student, or anyone else who needs to record audio in the field fairly often...

Sony's simple but stylish flash MP3 player

Sony raised a few eyebrows when it announced a video Walkman last week, but in the fuss we missed another new media player bearing the Walkman name. The NW-E010 series of flash-based audio players look like a cross between the PS3 and your garden-var...

BBC has some YouTube news

The British Broadcasting Corp. -- the BBC -- has just made a deal to create <a href="http://www.youtube.com/BBC">BBC</a> and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/bbcworldwide">BBC Worldwide</a> channels on YouTube, along with a channel for BBC News clips....

The birds are calling

Some people describe mobile phone rings as "chirps," but the Centre for Biological Diversity means it literally. The Pinos Altos, New Mexico-based environmental group is trying to raise awareness of endangered species through a series of free ringto...

DVD Forum turns 10

Got a press release Thursday, where the DVD Forum is celebrating its tenth anniversary, notwithstanding the fact that it was founded in August of 1997

Wolverine unleashes a 160GB media player

If you absolutely must have all of your media with you at all times, Wolverine's latest entry in its ESP 5000 series of media players might be what you need. The US$549 ESP Model 5160's 160 GB of storage space is enough for an estimate 50,000 songs, ...

Germ-free keyboards

Studies have shown that the input devices we manhandle daily are crawling with bacteria (though, it should be pointed out, not as many as your average desktop or telephone). As a result, companies have come up with a variety of ways of dealing with t...

Germ-free keyboards

Studies have shown that the input devices we manhandle daily are crawling with bacteria (though, it should be pointed out, not as many as your average desktop or telephone). As a result, companies have come up with a variety of ways of dealing with t...

Upgrade your baby through software

Have we really gotten to a point where we're incapable of raising children without computer assistance? Because if that's the case, we might as well surrender to our robot overlords right now and get it over with.

Earth Trek's USB tape dispenser

There are two reasons for gadget convergence: cluttered pockets and cluttered desktops. While few combinations are truly alarming, I have to admit that Earth Trek's four-port USB 2.0 hub, which also doubles as a tape dispenser, stopped me in my virtu...

Nintendo: Wii're tops

The Xbox 360 and the PS3 may have all the fancy toys, but it turns out the coolest kid in the class is the one that's just fun to hang around with. Research firm NPD looked at January's US sales figures and have reported that Nintendo sold 436,000 Wi...

Remote control co-inventor dead at 93

Today I'm mourning the passing of a pioneer. I just discovered that Robert Adler, one of the two men credited with the creation of the remote control while at Zenith, died yesterday of heart failure. He was 93. Adler's remote, called the Zenith Space...

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

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As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

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