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  • News: Garmin acquires navigation rival Navigon

    If you can't beat 'em, acquire 'em. Garmin, maker of personal navigation devices, has snapped up its Germany-based competitor Navigon. The companies won't say how much money is changing hands in the deal, which was completed through a Garmin subsidiary.

  • News: Smartphone Data Plans: How to Keep Bandwidth Usage in Check

    Unlimited data plans are a thing of the past with AT&T and are being phased out by Verizon. Yet new metered plans don't deliver great bang for your buck and you may get blindsided with a hefty bill if you're not careful. Here are five ways to monitor your smartphone data usage and your wallet.

  • News: The New Nook has a Secret Web Browser

    Now that the new Nook from Barnes and Noble has hit the streets users have discovered the device has some hidden web potential. It seems that just typing a URL into the Nook's search bar pulls up the site in the ebook reader's previously undocumented web-browser. Of course the e-ink display doesn't make for the best screen for a browser as this video from The ebook Reader shows, but it's still an exciting sign of things to come on the Nook.

  • News: Taiwan's ITRI develops e-paper technology

    Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), one of the world's largest R&D organizations, has developed e-paper technology which it expects to be used mainly as easily updated signage and posters in shops and other public areas.

  • News: Why You Can't Print Counterfeit Money on a Colour Laser

    Could you print counterfeit money, certificates, or other official documents on a color laser or LED printer? Some current printer models are indeed capable of creating reasonable facsimiles. The authorities, however, have already taken steps to thwart such activity.

  • News: Sony Says Sorry for PSN Outage, Reveals PlayStation Vita

    We're really, really sorry for the PlayStation Network outage, and thanks for sticking by us--the gist of Sony's E3 press conference intro, as Sony Computer Entertainment American president and CEO Jack Tretton took the stage to address "the elephant in the room."

  • News: Bugs & Fixes: Solve (Adobe CS5) print problems

    Adobe recently acknowledged a print-related bug affecting some users of Adobe Creative Suite 5 applications, especially Photoshop: When you click the Printer Settings button, nothing happens; the Printer dialog does not appear. The Adobe support article implies that the bug is restricted to Epson printers and occurs only if you have chosen "Printer Manages Color in Adobe Photoshop's Print dialog box" (which I believe is the default option). According to Apple, the symptom is most likely to appear if you have just changed printers via the Printer pop-up menu.

  • News: HP, Juniper win as switch sales drop during Q1, says Canalys

    Though price competition and a weak public sector made the first three months of 2011 difficult for Ethernet switch vendors, Hewlett-Packard and Juniper Networks still managed to increase sales and market share, according to data from market research company Canalys.

  • News: Ricoh announces enterprise device with tablet features

    Ricoh on Tuesday announced a tablet-like device that can function as an e-reader and digital clipboard for enterprises to electronically write, capture and record documents.

  • News: Extensis launches Universal Type Server 3

    Extensis has announced Universal Type Server 3, an upgrade to its server-based font management software. This new release, which features updated font reporting technology, is designed to help companies oversee their font usage while guarding against the font misuse and license infringements that can lead to lawsuits. The product underscores the fact that font license agreements are just as strict as software licenses, and that companies can be sued—and incur heavy penalties—for font license violations.

  • News: The ABCs of printer inks

    Buying a printer shouldn’t be difficult, but often, it is. That's partly because of the vast abundance of technologies, manufacturers, and models to choose from.

  • News: E-Book Prices Fuel Outrage--and Innovation

    An e-book that costs the same as a printed book doesn't feel right. No trees died to make it. No heavy machinery ran to print it. No planes flew to ship it. You might need to buy one of those new $139 Barnes & Noble Nooks, announced this week, to be able to read it. So why should you have to spend as much as you would for a heavy hardcover book to own it?

  • News: Amazon Faces New Challenges, Introduces Lower-Cost 3G Kindle

    As its competition announced new models that shoot squarely at the heart of Amazon's Kindle e-reader business, Amazon responded by quietly unleashing a 3G variant of its Kindle With Special Offers. Like the Wi-Fi-only Kindle With Special Offers, this model shaves $25 off the price in exchange for turning the screensaver into a targeted advertising slate with deals.

  • News: Lexmark adds Envelope Wizard to its SmartSolutions apps

    Lexmark is continuing to add to its range of SmartSolution apps for its internet-connected printers with the launch of the Envelope Wizard SmartSolution.

  • News: HP signs deal to acquire Printelligent

    Technology giant Hewlett-Packard will acquire Printelligent to bolster its position in managed printing services for business clients, the two companies said on Tuesday.

  • News: Japan's NHK shows latest flexible OLED screen

    Japan's public broadcaster, NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai), is making progress on the development of thin, flexible screens that might one day make a roll-up TV possible.

  • News: Livescribe Smartpen Gets Facebook and Google Shortcuts

    Livescribe smartpens are getting shortcuts for sending notes to popular Web services, as well as the capability to make interactive "pencast" PDFs than animate recorded handwriting and synced audio.

  • News: Liberty Media offers to buy Barnes & Noble

    U.S. bookseller Barnes & Noble might have found a buyer. On Thursday the maker of the Nook e-reader said it has received an acquisition proposal from media conglomerate Liberty Media.

  • News: AusCERT 2011: Routing systems 'based on gossip'

    IT managers are under threat from routing systems that are providing easy access for fraudsters, the Chief Scientist at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) has claimed.

  • News: Tips for dealing with professional print shops

    The printing industry is a curious mix of old and new—a world rich with history that harks back hundreds of years, but relies on technology that changes and improves all the time.



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