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Sony's Reader: the road ahead

Sony's Reader: the road ahead Larry Dignan: Sony launched two new e-readers, including a $199 model that could bring e-books to the masses. Yet Sony faces stiff competition from Amazon's Kindle, Plastic Logic (in 2010) and a rapidly expanding field of competitors.


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Microsoft delivers near-final test build of Windows 7 XP Mode

Microsoft delivers near-final test build of Windows 7 XP Mode Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft has made available to any and all interested testers the RC build of Windows 7's XP Mode, an add-on designed to allow small/mid-size business users to run legacy Windows XP applications on Windows 7 using virtualization technologies.


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HP debuts Compaq 515, 610 budget full-size business laptops; $429 Andrew Nusca: HP on Tuesday announced the Compaq 515 and 610 budget business laptops for mobile professionals, further blurring the lines between the netbook and notebook segments.


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Fake Microsoft patch malware campaign makes a comeback

Fake Microsoft patch malware campaign makes a comeback Dancho Danchev: A fake Microsoft patch themed malware campaign was restarted by its botnet masters, once again spamming users as a non-existent Update for Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express.


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Laptop Warranties and Accidental Damage Coverage: What You Need to Know

Laptop Warranties and Accidental Damage Coverage: What You Need to Know Jason Perlow: After being flogged in public, HP contacted me and replaced my broken laptop that they had earlier claimed was accidentally damaged and not covered by their warranty. I appreciate HP's willingness to rectify the issue, but there clearly needs to be some improvement in communicating what sort of items are covered under warranty.


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