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Brother MFC-7840W

Sitting at the top of Brother's 7000 series, the MFC-7840W doesn't do much to justify an extra $200 over the range's base model. A mono-laser multifunction built for small offices, the unit is similar to both the [[prodid:6258]] and [[prodid:6259]]. ...

In pictures: DC Universe Online

DC Comic fans everywhere rejoice, for time has come to step into the shoes of your favourite superhero. Join more than 28 heroes and 44 villains as you take part in the newest MMO game to hit the market, fighting against or alongside whichever charac...

Brother MFC-7440N

Brother's MFC-7440N is a step up from the entry-level MFC-7340 mono laser multifunction. It adds an Ethernet port and delivers slightly faster printing. Unfortunately, the majority of the disappointments we had with the MFC-7340 also apply to this de...

Buyer beware: ADSL filters

If you've just upgraded from ADSL to ADSL2+ broadband, you may want to check your line filters. Chances are that you're not getting the speed you should be.

Brother MFC-7340

The MFC-7340 is the cheapest product in Brother's refreshed line-up of mono laser multifunctions. It offers simplicity and cost efficiency in a no-nonsense package. For small businesses that need a multifunction that's cheap to run, the MFC-7340 migh...

ACCC warning on smartphone data fees

The ACCC has issued a statement regarding the charges associated with mobile data usage. Released yesterday, the statement warns that customers with 3G mobile phones can face high fees once they exceed their monthly data allowance.

HP Deskjet F2280

HP's new entry-level multifunction comes with a bargain-bin price tag. For all the disappointment we felt with Lexmark's X2650, a side-by-side comparison with this multifunction shows the Lexmark coming out on top in speed and quality. The F2280 is c...

Rock Band 2

Following on from the success of Rock Band, Harmonix will soon release the sequel, Rock Band 2. With a soundtrack of more than 80 songs and backwards compatibility with songs from the original Rock Band, players can sing, drum, pluck or strum as they...

QNAP Systems TS-409 Pro

QNAP System's TS-409 Pro is a business-focused, four-bay network-attached storage (NAS) device with Gigabit Ethernet. The device supports RAID 0/1/5/6 as well as JBOD and linear drive array standards, and has a bevy of server and security configurati...

Wii Music

Nintendo used its E3 keynote this year to demonstrate the progress the company has made with developing Wii Music. Nintendo revealed that the Wii Balance Board will be used to play the drums, and that players will be able to use more than 50 instrume...

In pictures: BlackBerry Bold

Research in Motion has unleashed its latest smartphone for the business-minded with the BlackBerry Bold. The Bold represents the first product of the BlackBerry 9000 series. It has several key features which push the device to the head of its competi...

RealEase Shogo

We're not sure if there was ever a king of digital photo frames, but if there was it has now been dethroned by the Shogo. With a dual-axis accelerometer, Ethernet, battery, touch screen, 1GB of internal memory and Wi-Fi, RealEase's new device seems m...

Lexmark X2650

The X2650 is a bargain bin device at the bottom end of Lexmark's inkjet multifunction range. Its price point may appeal to those looking for a cheap printer, but poor speed and print quality, and expensive inks make this a multifunction that's easy t...

Don't get burned by iPhone data fees

Yesterday we picked out the best plans on offer from Vodafone, Telstra and Optus for the iPhone 3G, but there's another issue with pricing -- how much your new phone is going to cost to use while travelling overseas.

In pictures: Soulcalibur IV

Soulcalibur IV, despite the name, is the fifth game in the Soulcalibur arcade fighting series. As one of 36 characters - including Yoda and Darth Vader -- players once again step into the arena to do battle against each other. It will feature revampe...

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