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  • News: 3D printing may bring legal challenges

    A coming revolution in 3D printing, with average consumers able to copy and create new three-dimensional objects at home, may lead to attempts by patent holders to expand their legal protections, a new paper says.

  • Opinion: Getting over gadget guilt

    A gadget used to be a mere plaything; a toy. Diverting for a while, if unlikely to take over your life in the way that iPhones and BlackBerries command their owners’ attention. But the gadget’s role has changed.

  • Libratone Beat wireless speaker

    Libratone has launched a triangular speaker that can be used wirelessly and is designed to fit snugly into the corner of a room and yet promises to deliver a hefty dose of audio. The Libratone Beat goes onsale in the UK at the end of this month. 

  • How-Tos: How to dial phonecalls from your PC with a USB modem

    I used to be able to dial out to contacts whose numbers were held on Smart Address 2000 (Oakley Data Services), using a PC card modem added to my Windows XP desktop PC. I now have a Windows 7 laptop and, as far as I know, no dial-out facility, although Smart Address 2000 still runs. Is there such a thing as an external USB dial-out modem for my laptop?

  • How-Tos: How to fit a hard drive in a SATA drive bay

    My HP dv9700 Vista laptop has a spare SATA drive bay. A 500GB Hitachi drive has been fitted using the correct caddy and connector, but when I reboot the PC, the drive doesn't appear in Computer. When connected using USB it appears as drive F.

  • How-Tos: How to connect a graphics card to your PC's PSU

    QUESTION I bought a Club 3D ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics card, but my motherboard doesn't recognise it. When I plug the monitor cable into the graphics card, the screen goes blank; when I put the monitor cable back into the onboard graphics card slot, the screen is fine.

  • How-Tos: How to import photos to Photo Gallery from an SD card

    When I try to import photos from an SD Card to my Windows 7 laptop, the card doesn't appear in Photo Gallery's 'Import Photos and Videos' dialog box. I can access my SD Card in Windows Explorer, however. How can I get Photo Gallery to display the SD Card?

  • How-Tos: How to fix a PC that constantly shuts down

    My desktop PC immediately shuts down after I turn it on. At the second attempt it will stay switched on, but nothing appears onscreen. The processor fan is running and the RAM is okay, but the motherboard LED blinks.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy Tab costs only £128 in parts

    Calling Samsung's Galaxy Tab a jumbo smartphone rather than a "true competitor" to Apple's iPad, iSuppli calculated a $205.22 bill of materials in its Galaxy Tab teardown.

  • News: Smartphone online usage climbing rapidly, with iPhone in the lead

    Average monthly online usage by smartphone users will exceed 700MB by 2015, study says

  • News: Fix for iPhone alarm woes revealed

    A bug in the iPhone operating system iOS, which resulted in alarms going off an hour late as Europe this week can be easily fixed.

  • News: Logitech unveils solar-powered keyboard

    Logitech has unveiled the K750, a solar-powered wireless keyboard.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy Tab attacks iPad

    Plus: a look at the Toshiba Folio tablet

  • News: Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab Android tablet

    Samsung unveils Android 2.2 tablet with 7in screen

  • News: IBM and Infineon designing chips for zero-watt PCs

    A number of chip manufacturers and European research institutions have banded together to figure out how to redesign microprocessors so that they consume less energy when in use, and leak less energy when in stand-by mode.

  • News: In full - BlackBerry PlayBook presentation at Adobe Max

    We capture RIM's first look at the BlackBerry PlayBook

  • Pogoplug Pro network media player

    Cloud Engines has launched an updated, Wi-Fi-enabled version of its Pogoplug device. The Pogoplug Pro stores and shares files over a home network but can also be used to access and stream files from a remote location. The Pogoplug setup can be controlled via an  iPhone app or from another Mac or PC. Pogoplug users are also able to securely share their content with friends, family and colleagues.

  • News: Chip sales likely to fall in 2011

    Worldwide computer chip sales may have been relatively strong during 2010, but analysts are warning that next year's sales totals could prove disappointing.

  • News: Lexmark unveils Photobucket, Picasa and MobileMe SmartSolutions

    Lexmark is continuing to expand its range of SmartSolutions apps compatible with its internet-connected printers.

  • News: Epson printer faster than an Aerial Atom

    An Epson Stylus Office printer can reproduce the Rockingham race track faster than an Aerial Atom can drive it.


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