Gang Arrested at Airport

Laptop Thiefdom recently bit the bullet at Malaysia’s KL International Airport. Using titillating, provocatively-dressed women as a distraction, a gang of Filipino baggage and laptop thieves were finally caught in the act and are now in Sepang police custody. Officials there believe the bandits may have been at their cat-and-mouse game for some time: dozens of notebooks worth hundreds of […]

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LG Chem Delivers Methanol Power With Punch

It’s a titanic product fiendishly disguised in a tiny parcel. Korea’s largest chemical company, LG Chem, Ltd., has pulled out all the stops with its latest — the development of a portable fuel cell for laptops — and plans to put its newest product on the commercial market by the end of 2005. The Seoul-based company’s methanol fuel cells last […]

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Laptops – Classroom Extravagance?

Montgomery, Virginia, is a city divided. It’s not about race or religion. It’s whether to provide every Montgomery High School student — and teacher — with laptop computers. This month, Montgomery’s residents will vote to decide whether to purchase 1,750 laptops — at a cost of $391,705. If approved, that cost will be applied to the already-allocated $350,000 for school […]

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Accolade for Apple

This year it seems the entire world is taking a bite out of Apple, after the ubiquitous computer company returns to the number one spot, winning the 2004 Readers’ Choice Awards for the brand with the most global impact. Despite releasing search engine innovations such as Google maps, and Google Scholar, Google has now slipped down a place, after holding […]

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Technology to Replace Textbooks?

Maybe it’s the triple-digit temperatures, the sun baking their brains. Why else would Vail Unified School District in Arizona decide last month to replace all of its traditional textbooks with brand-spanking-new laptops? If you listen to the administrators at the school district, you may find that their idea is not so cockamamie. They actually have compelling reasons for the switch. […]

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Acer Ferrari Used to Digitise Sermons

Laptops certainly have changed the world, to move away from a desktop and a cumbersome PC, is as liberating as running naked through the glass houses at Kew gardens (sorry if I stepped on your petunias chaps), and of course they are as versatile as a Swiss army knife – should I write another article or hack down a few […]

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Will Shoppers “Chip in” for Sonoma?

Monday, January 24, 2005 It’s official, Intel’s newest development, a Centrino laptop upgrade code-named “Sonoma,” is now available to both corporate users and private consumers. Centrino technology is being updated to offer sharper graphics and other high-performance bells and whistles with its C2 chip. Sonoma’s dual chipset will help boost and make FSB frequency more reliable and efficient. It’s also […]

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Notebooks for $100?

Once every decade or so, a true gem of an idea becomes a reality — and this time, it’s appeared to have hit the computer laptop industry — in a big way. Thanks to the vision of Nicholas Negroponte, founder of MIT’s Media Lab, and the innovative design and structure ideas of a handful of his colleagues, a lightweight, $100 […]

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Wireless Power Transmission With WiTricity

Whenever a person in a cartoon has an idea then, more often than not, a disembodied light bulb appears above their inspired head. I always wondered where does the power come to light that bulb? Well it would seem the answer comes from the boys at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as they have successfully powered a 60 Watt bulb […]

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