Tablet PC That Lasts For A Day

Motion Computing is releasing the LE1600, a slate tablet PC that it claims has a day of battery life. By ‘day’, they seem to mean 8 hours, but TechSmec.com can see where they are coming from, even if achieving that length of use requires hotswapping a standard and an enhanced battery. TechSmec.com

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E3 and New Gaming Consoles

Well, at the crack of dawn E3 started, and the web is abuzz with information on the new gaming consoles that are currently on display down in California. Information on the new Nintendo Revolution, the Sony PS3, the XBOX360, as well as the new Game Boy Micro are all available! Check it out!

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Sun and Microsoft: Initial Steps

The companies announced new standards and plans to enable customers to use one computer log-in to reach both .Net and Java-based software and Web sites, as well as some other licensing and technology agreements. NewsFactor Technology News

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Yahoo, SBC Give Away Security Suite

Partners Yahoo and SBC Communications launched a free security suite for their DSL subscribers, saying that the service’s users overwhelmingly wanted a more secure surfing environment. Dubbed SBC Yahoo! Online Protection, the suite includes anti-virus and anti-spyware defenses, a pop-up ad blocker, parental controls, and anti-spam and other tools for members’ e-mail inboxes. All the …more

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Apple Tames Tiger With Big Patch

Apple on Monday patched its newest operating system, Mac OS X 10.4–better known as Tiger–less than three weeks after the OS debuted. Mac OS X 10.4.1, as the update is dubbed, includes at least 35 bug fixes for such bundled applications as the Safari Web browser, the Mail client, and the iSync utility. Other fixes …more

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IE 7 Tabs Will Be ‘Basic,’ Says Microsoft

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer development team acknowledged Monday that it was a mistake not to build tabs into IE earlier. But the team’s not rushing into updating: the tab feature in the next version of the popular browser will on the “basic” side. “The Tabbed browsing experience in the upcoming IE7 beta is pretty basic,” wrote …more

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Nintendo’s big E3 surprise comes in little box

Whoever said you couldn’t take it with you?  Well, Nintendo’s new mini-gaming console lets you do just that.  With the new Game Boy Micro, code named Revolution, you can play games online, watch DVDs and a whole lot more, all while on the move.  Click on the link below to read all about it on Legit Reviews …more

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NVIDIA Presents Breakthrough Next-Generation Graphics for PS3

NVIDIA Corporation provided a first look at the powerful graphics architecture of PLAYSTATION’3 at a press conference held today by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE). NVIDIA and SCE are jointly developing a new graphics processor for PLAYSTATION3. Codenamed ?RSX,? the new processor will connect directly to Cell, the advanced microprocessor developed by IBM, Sony Group, and …more

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Sony, Toshiba presidents to meet on new DVD format

Sony and Toshiba, heading rival groups, have waged a three-year war to have their new technology standards adopted by the industry and gain pole position in the multi-billion-dollar markets for DVD players, PC drives and optical discs. The high-level talks offer new hope for negotiations that appeared to have reached an impasse in recent days. …more

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Product Review: OpenOffice

Are you looking for an alternative to Microsoft Office? Or would you just like to hold on to that $300 you would have to put out for that software package?  Then OpenOffice may be just what you’ve been looking for.  Click the link below to read the full review in Legit Reviews Forum.  It’s weird how things …more

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A gaggle of new games for Xbox 360

More than 160 games are on the way for the Xbox 360, with up to 40, including best-seller “Final Fantasy XI,” expected to be available by the end of the year, Microsoft announced on Monday. Company representatives, speaking at a press conference leading up to this week’s giant Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), also announced a …more

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Proliferation of music services results in cacophony

The early days of legal online music downloading were so simple. You loaded iTunes onto your computer (first for Macs only, later for PC too), bought MP3s from Apple’s iTunes Music Store for 99 cents each and transferred the music to your iPod. End of story, for better worse. Just how much times have changed …more

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IBM vote for Firefox doesn’t mean IE dead

THE LINUX wires went postal on Thursday after software services giant IBM had told its 300,000 employees to download the open sauce browser Firefox. There was much dancing in penguin land, as users felt that if Big Blue could endorse Firefox then other big companies would do so also. The Inquirer

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Apple gives identity thieves a way in

Apple has won well-deserved plaudits for the elegance and security of its Mac OS X operating system. The worms, viruses, and assorted malware that plague users of Microsoft Windows are virtually unknown among Mac devotees. When geeks congregate, they often debate why this is. Some say the Mac’s software architecture, based on the advanced Unix …more

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