TechnologyGuide Week in Review

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This week’s TG update brings you the best in tech.  PrinterComparison has the lowdown on a new lime green portable printer from Canon, while DesktopReview shows you how to crack open the Mac Mini and bump up the performance.

MotionApps Classic is an emulator that allows webOS-based devices like the Palm Pre to run legacy Palm OS software. This brings two benefits: more software, and it lets those who aren’t ready to give up on the Palm OS to hold on a bit longer. There will be no more Palm OS devices, but I know there are some who aren’t ready to let go yet. I know that many in this group are curious if this emulator will let them have the best of both worlds — Palm OS and webOS.

The Android OS launched with tremendous fanfare late last year, but so far hasn’t lived up to the hype. With all the focus now on the iPhone 3G S and the Palm Pre, I suspect many think Google’s operating system is a dud, but I predict that by the end of this year no one will think that any more.

The Mac Mini is by far the most affordable Mac Apple makes, and it’s the choice for a lot of people who want to play around with OS X without spending a lot of money. At its entry-level $599 price, however, it only comes with one gigabyte of RAM and a 120GB hard drive. We’ll show you how to open up the Mini and add a performance boost to the littlest Mac ever.

As we head into the summer, we find ourselves caught in that uncertain time between graduation and the beginning of the next school year, right when people buy new computers. Trying to stake their claim in the oncoming rush, HP recently introduced this year’s fall line of desktops. With a multitude of features packed into such a small package, is the HP Pavilion Slimline s5160f headed for a dorm room near you? Read on for our full review.

The Pentax Optio E70 is geared in every way to the beginning photographer. It’s equipped with the simplest of controls and almost totally automatic shooting. With a 10.0 megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom lens, it’s not at the top of its class in terms of zoom power or resolution, but it has the makings of a decent starter camera.

In the old days, before digital cameras, Nikon was the film camera of choice for photojournalists, the only camera ever mentioned in the lyrics of a number one hit song, and one of the imaging tools NASA astronauts took to the moon. At the dawn of the digital age competition was vicious and Nikon wasn’t as quick to see the writing on the wall as Canon and Sony. Nikon’s newest digicam, the “S” for style Nikon Coolpix S620, looks pretty much like every other ultracompact digital out there.

The idea of a compact convertible notebook tablet might not be anything new, but ASUS found a way to create a mini tablet that sells for just $500. Since similar tablets cost at least twice the price, what makes the new ASUS Eee PC T91 so special? I spent a week putting the T91 through its paces and what I discovered was a convenient little companion PC that might actually be more impressive than the specs suggest. Let’s take a closer look.

The IdeaPad S10-2 is the latest generation 10″ netbook from Lenovo, offering the 1.6GHz N270 Intel Atom processor and a 6-cell extended battery. Lenovo redesigned this netbook to make it look slimmer and more attractive than its predecessor, giving the edges a rounded look and a more modern appearance. In our review we see how well the IdeaPad S10-2 performs in our tests, to help you make an informed buying decision.

The HP LaserJet P2035n is one of HP’s newest single function monochrome laser printers designed for individual professionals or small workgroups. Combining a small footprint with fast print speeds, a large monthly duty cycle and built-in networking, the P2035n seems like a smart buy. But is it? Read on and find out!

Canon recently announced the latest addition to their SELPHY lineup – the Canon SELPHY CP790 Photo printer – and today we have a first look at the lime green dream. We’ll give you a run down on design, build and features now but check back soon for the full review.


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