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CEBIT - USB drives spread their wings

A USB memory stick that doubles as a portable VOIP (voice over Internet protocol) phone and a 16G-byte personal storage device the size of a credit card are just two of the devices at Cebit this week that combine flash memory and USB in interesting w...

CEBIT - AMD plans new laptop, desktop chips by mid-year

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. plans to launch its first desktop and laptop processors by the middle of the year that support DDR2 (double data rate 2) memory chips, AMD executives said on the sidelines of a news conference at the Cebit IT show in Hanov...

CEBIT - Lamborghini, Intel set to race Ferrari, AMD

Asustek Computer will have a notebook PC developed in conjunction with sports-car maker Automobili Lamborghini on world markets by April, just ahead of the start of the San Marino Grand Prix, which is held at a race track named after the founder of o...

Via opens training house for PC gaming in Europe

Via Technologies has opened a training facility for competitive PC gamers in Sollentuna, Sweden, to provide serious players with a facility to concentrate their powers and improve their gaming skills.

3GSM - TI's new mobile phone chip aims for all-in-one

Texas Instruments, the world's largest maker of chips for mobile phones, Tuesday announced a new handset chip aimed at completing the transformation of a handset into an all-in-one device that includes the functions of a 12-megapixel camera, a music ...

Gartner: Flash saved DRAM from collapse in 2005

The flash memory chips popular in consumer devices from iPod music players to memory cards for digital cameras and mobile phones saved the DRAM (dynamic RAM) industry from a major collapse last year, market researcher Gartner Dataquest said Monday.

Creative profit drops on MP3 market competition

Creative Technology, one of the world's largest makers of MP3 music players, on Thursday reported its revenue rose during the three months ended Dec. 31, but net profit declined amid stiff competition.

Digital music sales triple in 2005

The market for digital music downloads via the Internet and mobile phones nearly tripled in 2005, accounting for 6 percent of total record industry sales, a sign anti-piracy efforts are working and digital music is catching on.

PC memory prices rise as gadget memory prices drop

The price of advanced computer DRAM (dynamic RAM) chips is on the rise while NAND flash memory is falling, meaning PCs might be a tad more expensive in coming months, but users could find bargains among a range of consumer electronics, such as MP3 mu...

Makers of the world's top tech gadgets post record 2005

A group of Taiwanese companies responsible for producing some of the world's top technology products, from Microsoft's Xbox 360 game consoles to Apple's iPod music players and third generation (3G) mobile phones, closed out a banner 2005 with record...

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

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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.

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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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