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Premium-Inhalt. Graphics chip shipments fell during the first quarter this year, but could stabilize later this year as people look to upgrade PCs with new operating systems, a research firm said in a study released on Tuesday.
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Premium-Inhalt. Lenovo's latest widescreen display, the L215p, measures a unique 21.5 inches diagonally, making it slightly more squat than your run-of-the-mill . But that size gives it a true 16:9 aspect ratio, and with an included HDMI connection and 1920 by 1080 native resolution, the L215p is optimized for displaying high-definition content.
Premium-Inhalt. A guaranteed way to increase your company's sales is to have a system in place to manage your sales activities. Having a custom relationship management (CRM) system that is easy and gets used by the sales team is a great step towards that goal.
Premium-Inhalt. Hewlett-Packard Wednesday unveiled its latest Windows Home Server device, the MediaSmart LX195. This tapered model is slimmer and more graceful-looking than its cousins, the MediaSmart Server EX487 and EX485. But that's not the only reason to sit up and pay attention.
Premium-Inhalt. A Nielsen report this week revealed that Twitter has an uncanny knack for . In fact, some 60 percent of new users bail on the service within a month. For those of us who've been tweeting for a couple of years, this isn't exactly a shocker. Many longtime users have gone through that initial period of . And maybe it's better for everyone if those who don't get it refrain from tweeting until they do.
Premium-Inhalt. Most IT professionals, according to a survey conducted by Forrester Research Inc., aren't managing PC power use within their organizations, even as many companies look to cut costs because of the economic recession. By not doing so, they may be passing up big savings, especially in regions with high energy costs.
Premium-Inhalt. So it's not called the Sony PSP 2, and that's probably the biggest reveal in a rumor about Sony's next portable powerhouse. The PSP Go! -- ostensibly named such based on 1UP's assumption that Sony craves consistency with its -- would be a nominally cosmetic redesign of its existing handheld. You'll see the rumored slide-screen (1UP's source isn't confirming touchable, though I'd wager it's a shoe-in) and we'll also be getting that rumored absent UMD drive in favor of 100 percent digital downloads.
Premium-Inhalt. A study by Nielsen Online states that more than 60 percent of a month after signing up. This doesn't surprise me. The more I use Twitter, the more I realize it isn't for everyone. Why? Because most people really don't care what you're doing. And you don't care what they're doing either.
Premium-Inhalt. The US$200 HP 2009m, an affordable , produced impressive image quality in our subjective tests. We saw nuanced, accurate skin tones in photographs, and found small fonts easy to read. The screen has a glossy, antireflective coating that gives the display a nice sheen--and thankfully, the coating also seems to enhance the screen's readability rather than detract from it.
Premium-Inhalt. Back in high school on the weekends, I could often be found playing side-scrolling action games that were fun and didn't need to be taken too seriously. This idea has returned with , a side-scrolling tank game by developer in which your tank must wipe out opposing forces to reach the next level. Grab power-ups, additional armor and weapons such as missiles, lasers and bombing runs to even the odds and you're good to go.
Premium-Inhalt. A 20-year-old man from Cheyenne, Wyoming, has been sentenced to five years' probation for creating what researchers called one of the most sophisticated botnet networks of hacked computers in recent years.
Premium-Inhalt. As the prospect of a flu pandemic grew more likely Wednesday -- the World Health Organization raised its threat alert to level 5 -- data is pouring into federal health care agencies using systems that a decade ago did not even exist.
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Premium-Inhalt. Every day I sit at my computer and open two browsers: and Internet (first 6, then 7 and, as of late, 8). "Why do I do that?" I've often asked myself. It's been going on for years. I maintain two separate "browser lives," in a sense. Firefox opens my and mail accounts. Internet Explorer is aimed at my banking and stock trading accounts. I have news sites as part of the home pages for both browsers. One is CNN (for my serious news) and the other is MSN (more for entertainment tidbits). Yes, I'm living a dual browser life, and I know I'm not alone.
Premium-Inhalt. What's a hard-core music freak to do when you're out on the town and you need to check tour dates for your favorite bands? No sweat--just pull out your iPhone or iPod touch and fire up from . The US$1 app tracks upcoming concerts.
Premium-Inhalt. The (US$370 unlocked, as of 4/7/2009) is very similar to the company's , but with one big difference: It has an OLED display, and a gorgeous one--a huge boon because the N85 has excellent multimedia and camera features. But like the N95, the N85 lacks a touch screen or QWERTY keyboard, so navigation and messaging can be a pain.
Premium-Inhalt. You already know that it's illegal in some states to drive while talking into your handset. Even if that isn't against the law in your part of the country, going hands-free with your phone while you're behind the wheel is a smart move.
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Premium-Inhalt. I offered anyone who might be interested a copy of the batch files and other tools (cURL, grep, my nasty little program and the Excel spreadsheet) for analyzing Twitter "Tweets" -- all you had to do was send an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject "TA". I've had quite a few requests and you will get the files in a few days -- the delay is because I found a bug in my nasty little program and I haven't had time to fix it.
Premium-Inhalt. Motorola's petite US$70 (as of 3/27/09) T305 requires minimal assembly. This car speakerphone comes with a thick clip, which you attach to the unit's mounting bracket before positioning it on your sun visor. It can go either on the front or the back of the visor, and during my test calls it remained securely in its spot.
Premium-Inhalt. Parrot's Minikit Chic sure looks purty with its silver and gray, flowery design. The US$100 (as of 3/27/09) device, which is about the same size as an iPod Classic, comes with a built-in clip, so it's ready to slip onto your car's sun visor. When I tried it, however, the clip felt a bit chintzy and failed to pry open very wide. I had to mash it onto my visor to ensure that it stayed in place.
Premium-Inhalt. Like the , the US$100 (as of 3/27/09) LG Electronics Solar Car Kit HFB-500 can get all the juice it needs from sunlight--provided that you can expose the unit to a lot of rays. Following the HFB-500's initial charge, I did not need to use the in-car charging cable again during my testing period.
Premium-Inhalt. , a malware-protection tool that mostly resides on a network cluster instead of your PC. The just installs a small client on your computer to connect online. While a self-described beta, Cloud Antivirus could be worth much more than its free price by the way it cuts your risks and administration costs.
Premium-Inhalt. With a solar-powered such as the Iqua Vizor Sun, under optimal conditions you can expect to talk for hours and hours, without ever having to recharge using a cable. But "optimal conditions" means that, on a daily basis, you park your car in direct sunlight, not tucked away in an underground lot.
Premium-Inhalt. The US$100 (as of 3/27/09) Jabra SP700 is a long, oval device that has a narrow wire clip for attaching to a sun visor. Even though the unit stayed firmly in place on the visor in my car, one part of the wire tended to slip out of its groove as I was affixing it, so I constantly had to put the clip back in its place. Still, the SP700 stayed snug during car rides.
Premium-Inhalt. The US$130 (as of 3/27/09) BlueAnt Supertooth 3 is a bit longer than an iPod Classic. You attach a metal clip to your car's sun visor, and then you align the Supertooth 3's magnets on the underside to the clip. On my trips the device stayed planted firmly on the visor.
Premium-Inhalt. A Bluetooth headset or speakerphone can set you free. When paired with a compatible cell phone, a Bluetooth headset or car kit allows you to make calls without having to hold the phone in your hand. And such Bluetooth products are more than just a convenience--in some places, using one is the law. It may be illegal for you to use your cell phone without a headset or speakerphone while driving.