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WD’s Passport Portable Drives Hit 320 GB

WD has increased the capacity of their Passport portable hard drives to 320 GB.

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Peru Orders 260,000 OLPC Laptops

The OLPC project continues to show success, as Peru signs an order for 260,000 OLPC XO laptops, and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim plans to bring 50,000 systems to his country.

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Dell Loses Market Share to HP, Acer

Third-quarter sales figures from iSuppli have Hewlett-Packard expanding its share of the global PC market, and Taiwan's Acer taking over the number two slot for notebooks.

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Apricorn Launches 128-Bit Encrypted Drives

The Aegis Vault line of mobile USB-powered drives feature hardware encryption and shock mounting to keep data safe.

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Adobe and Yahoo Partner on Embedded PDF Ads

Adobe and Yahoo have announced a new service that will let online publishers put contextual ads next to online PDF content.

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Samsung Ships 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive

Samsung's shipping its F1 Series 1 desktop hard drive, offering 7,200 rpm spindle speed, low power consumption, a one terabyte capacity, and a $399 price tag.

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Micron Debuts 32GB and 64GB SSDs

By using a lightweight plastic housing and specialized SATA II controller, Micron claims their drives are both lighter and faster than the competition.

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Zonbu Brings Subscription Model to Notebook

The makers of the original subscription-based PC have brought out a notebook that can be had for $279 with a service contract.

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NEC PowerMate P5000

The NEC PowerMate P5000 may sit like a desktop PC, but it's portable like a laptop.

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OLPC Sued Over Multilingual Keyboard

Nigerian-owned Lagos Analysis Corp (LANCOR) has filed a patent infringement suit over the OLPC XO laptop' multilingual keyboard.

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Dell XPS M1530 Notebook Starts at $999

Dell's new XPS M1530 notebook features a 15.4-inch screen, a Core 2 Duo CPU, Nvidia GeForce graphics, HDMI output, a 2 megapixel camera...and a $999 starting price.

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Dell Moves Into European Retail

Computer maker Dell is expanding its push into retail, inking a deal with Carrefour Group to sell notebook and desktop systems in France, Belgium, and Spain.

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Upcoming XP Service Pack Boosts Performance

Benchmarks show Windows XP with Service Pack 3 delivering a 10 percent speed increase, with all versions of XP destroying Vista in time comparisons.

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Microsoft Genuine Advantage Slowing Piracy?

Microsoft's Genuine Advantage antipiracy technology may not have many fans ...but Microsoft says its learning lessons and it may even have results.

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MTron Offers 32 GB SSD to Consumers

Best known for their server and industrial storage solutions, South Korea's Mtron has announced a 32 GB SSD drive with a 100 MB/sec transfer rate...for $650.

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