Another Incentive To Leave The Office

I’m a big fan of AlphaSmart’s range of portable writing devices, which are aimed at students but are good for anyone with itchy feet who does a lot of typing and needs a device with a good keyboard, screen and battery life. After the Dana, the Dana Wireless and the AlphaSmart 3000, the company has …

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News: IBM Pursues The Fold Out Computer

 I’ve always thought this would be the way forward: fold out computers. Now IBM are onto it, according to ZDNet.   One of their more promising designs, ZDNet says, uses a dual screen, connected by a single hinge, which provides a total display area closer to that used on desktop PCs when the device is …

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Update: AlphaSmart to go wireless

 The folk at AlphaSmart tell me that yesterday they showed off the next generation version of Dana, the cool word-processing keyboard I reviewed a few weeks ago, at the National Educating Computer Conference in Seattle. (Their website has no details so far.)     The new model offers built-in Wi-Fi technology (802.11b), allowing Dana users to …

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Column: AlphaSmarts

Loose Wire — Frustrated Writers, Take Note: This Palm-powered, plain-vanilla, word-producing machine has none of the bells and whistles of other computers and won’t break your back or the bank — meaning more time for haiku By Jeremy Wagstaff from the 26 June 2003 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review (c) 2003, Dow Jones …

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