HP has announced to roll out its ProBook S-Series notebooks.
The standard series (s-series) of the new HP ProBook models incorporate a mercury-free design, and features high-definition (HD) LED backlit displays in a choice of 14-inch, 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch diagonal widescreen sizes.
Ted Clark, senior vice president and general manager, Notebook Global Business Unit, Personal Systems Group, HP said “The stunning HP ProBook s-series delivers exceptional style and aggressive pricing that will captivate small and medium business users.”
“But it’s not just about good looks or low cost, the HP ProBooks deliver the right blend of features and professional innovations to provide a great user experience,” he added.
The laptops would be available at a starting price of $529 in the US market. Notebook availability varies by region, the company said in a release.
Merlot color option is available only on 14-inch and 15.6-inch models and is expected to be available in June. The HP USB 2.0 Docking Station is available now for $139.
Make room, iTunes. MySpace is hoping to shake up the digital music scene. In a bid to spruce up its popular online hangout,
MySpace plans to flip the switch Thursday on a much-anticipated service that will give its roughly 120 million users free access to hundreds of thousands of songs from the world's largest recording labels.
The catch: the music can be played only on personal computers connected to the Internet and listeners have to tolerate advertising splashed across the screen. Anyone who wants to transfer a song to a portable device like Apple Inc.'s iPod will have to buy the music through Amazon.com Inc.'s year-old downloading service, which sells songs for as little as 79 cents apiece.
Unlike much of the material at Apple's iTunes store, the music sold through MySpace's new service won't contain the protections that limit how many times a track can be copied.
MySpace is hoping to set itself apart from iTunes even further by allowing its users to create an unlimited number of playlists containing up to 100 songs apiece - a sharing concept similar to music services already offered by Imeem and Last.fm.
If MySpace's plan pans out, people will regularly post different playlists on their profiles and expose their friends to new music.
The recording labels are betting these implicit recommendations will cultivate more interest in more songs and eventually generate revenue to help recoup some of the revenue that has evaporated as CD sales have plunged from $12 billion in 1999 to a projected $5 billion this year.
The new service will double the size of the Xbox 360 game library, to 1,000 games within a year of its launch, scheduled for this holiday season, the company said.
To distribute a game on the Xbox Live service, game creators must use Microsoft’s XNA Game Studio software, which requires a $99 per-year subscription, or be an XNA Creators Club member. Each game will be vetted for quality and appropriateness by the online community itself.
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Norton Anti Virus 2008
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Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone maker, said it will provide some of its top-end models - with access to high speed, third-generation, or 3G, broadband networks - exclusively to Vodafone, the world’s largest mobile phone company.
Nokia, Vodafone in Easy Web Access Deal
I'll start with the "de-merits". According to a free-lance website, they have purchased 3 of my articles-I'm actually getting paid! Sort of...
I had to sign up for a paypal account. Following the directions seemed easy at the time, really. Whatever paypal said to do, I did it. Then they sent me an e-mail to "verify" my account. I clicked on and tried, a lot. It kept telling me my e-mail address was incorrect. If it was incorrect, how did they sent me the request to verify the account? I had my husband and son look it over. I decided maybe I wrote my password down wrong and sent them a request to send it to me. They in kind, told me how to re-set my information. I printed it out and followed it to the letter, again (okay and again, several times). No matter what I did, it was not letting me verify my account and get my money! I sent them two e-mails requesting their help, no reply.
Figuring I might be able to get some help from the website that was paying me, I sent them an e-mail, after 5 days, no response from them either!
My husband said, the piddling amount they said they would pay me wasn't worth the time I was putting in to try and get what was rightfully mine.
Now it's the principle of the whole thing! I wrote the articles, I sold the articles, I want the money for them. Is this too much to ask? Not when you work hard at something. Hopefully, someone from either site responds soon-seems I only have 30 days to get remittance and then the website takes back the offer! Maybe that's their idea and I'm too much of a technodweeb to admit it.
Now on the flip side: the good part of technology.
Our daughter and son-in-law just had a 3-d ultrasound DVD made of their baby-to-be. Our eldest child e-mailed me six pictures of my grandson. Also, they will be coming over tomorrow so I can see the DVD of the little one in action. Who would have thought even 10 years ago that you could experience such an event? Think of it-it's not just a murky shot of something in a black and white Polaroid that no one really can identify, but a movie of a baby playing in it's mother's womb!
25 years ago, we didn't even get a Polaroid of our daughter in-utero! That was reserved for only pregnancies that were high risk. Now parents-to-be have parties to watch a baby before it's even viable!
And this DVD is supposed to be in color! How can anyone not marvel at such a miracle? Technology will probably always frustrate and anger me, but I also love the idea that humans have such creativity and skills that can make life so exhilarating. Truth be told, I would dearly love to take a class to learn more about the technological sciences, just so I can have an understanding on how the miracle of watching this new life can actually be happening. Plus maybe I could get those same geniuses could help me get my money!
Carine Nadel is in the mist of rejuvenating her writing career. To read more of her work log onto: http://www.Carine-whatscooking.blogspot.com or http://www.fabulously40.com
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