The beta of the next version of Microsoft's office suite features close integration with lightweight online apps, better multimedia support, a subtle interface refresh, and a slew of features designed to make document creation and sharing easier
The groundbreaking 802.11n Wi-Fi standard draft proposal has received unanimous 100-0 vote. This means we're closer to witnessing wireless networking bandwidth speeds of up to 300 megabits per second, compared to 54 mbps for its predecessor, 802.11g, and 11 mbps for the original 802.11b standard.
If you've followed Microsoft Office through its succession of lacklustre upgrades in recent years, you might be excused for yawning at the prospect of the 2007 version. Well, wake up: The 2007 Office System is by no means just another collection of incremental tweaks to the world's most widely used productivity suite.
Airgo Networks, whose MIMO antenna technology pioneered a new generation of Wi-Fi gear with dramatically improved range and throughput, Wednesday announced a new product line it says will match data speeds of standard ethernet.
In the notebook PC realm, there have long been two camps on the issue of input devices: Those who prefer the joysticks made famous by IBM Corp.'s ThinkPads, and those who like touchpads. People tend to have strong opinions on the matter. Buying decisions can hinge on whether a product has the customer's favourite input technology. This is one reason why Dell Inc. and IBM Corp. put both devices on some of their notebooks; they don't want to lose any customers because of their input choice.
If the perfect PDA-cell phone hybrid is the mobile communications device you've been waiting for, slow down and take a look at Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s SPH-i500. Launched (to start) by Sprint PCS, this svelte new clamshell model is easily the most appealing Palm Inc.-based mobile phone I've seen to date--and the device makes few compromises to achieve its slim profile.
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