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Micro Fuel Cells Promise 40 Hour Laptop Run Time

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 10:49
Category: Accessory, Any Laptop Computer

Several articles have been cropping up recently about the use of micro fuel cells to power the next generation of laptops. Fuel cells work by converting hydrogen found in methanol into electricity through an electro-chemical reaction. No recharging is needed, just replace a fuel cartridge and go!
The technology which has the potential to yield 40 hour laptop run times was first shown in a laptop by Toshiba then by NEC in June 2003. Casio, Sony and Hitachi and Samsung of Korea are also working on micro fuel-cell technology according to Wired.
Although the technology is promising, don’t expect it to appear in the forthcoming update to the PowerBook 15-inch or any PowerBook soon for that matter. Micro fuel cells still have to overcome safety and regulatory issues and aren’t likely to go main stream until late 2004 or 2005.

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Sonnet Aria – The Sound of 54MBits

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 04:34
Category: Accessory, PowerBook 15-Inch

PowerBook users pre-Airport Extreme can join in on 802.11g networks now with a new product from Sonnet, the Aria.

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iDesk

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Date: Thursday, August 14th, 2003, 17:26
Category: Accessory

A new desk to showcase the splender of a designer’s iMac.

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Compushell Provides Industrial Grade PowerBook Protection

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Date: Monday, August 11th, 2003, 15:32
Category: Accessory, PowerBook 15-Inch

Protect your investment! The CompuShell should be on every PowerBook users ?must have? list. Finally, a beautiful industrial grade enclosure that your Powerbook stays in full time with access to all the ports and drives.

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Petition for Mac GPS Equipment

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Date: Saturday, August 9th, 2003, 15:05
Category: Accessory

Please help GPSCity.com reach the target of 5000 names on their online petition to increase support for the Mac platform among manufacturers of GPS equipment. Before Friday, August 8 they had only received 500 signatures in six months, then they got a whopping 2300 in one day after news of their campaign hit a couple of Mac news sites. Read more…

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iSkin Keyboard Protector

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Date: Tuesday, August 5th, 2003, 10:49
Category: Accessory

iSkin Keyboard ProtectorI would have to say that I am one of the dirtiest, most disgusting keyboard users out there. Since my PowerBook and PowerMac have become my life, I am constant hammering away, typing up project, reports, e-mails and those zillion instant messages. I sadly admit, that I even will sit at my computer eating a sandwich as small crumbs fall in between my precious keys. Read more…

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iSight and 3rd Party Applications

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Date: Tuesday, July 29th, 2003, 07:22
Category: Accessory

The newly released IOXperts driver, which works with any IIDC camera, and supports both OS 9 and OS X , but it is noted that the current driver doesn’t handle all of the settings 100% correctly. Read More…

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Let RadTech Correct Your PowerBook Alignment

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Date: Monday, July 14th, 2003, 07:05
Category: Accessory

RadTech, producers of innovative solutions for your digital lifestyle, announced today that it will offer Notebook Enhancement Clinics during Macworld NY 2003. Notebook clinics to help polish and restore displays with damage due to abrasion tune up tight hinges, correct and optimize chassis alignments.

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Wired: The Year's Best Gear So Far

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Date: Monday, July 14th, 2003, 07:58
Category: Accessory

Wired magazine’s picks for the best gadgets of the year — so far, that is. Among their picks, Casio’s Exilim Z3 digital camera, Fujitsu’s Stylistic ST4000 Tablet PC (pictured at right), Danger’s color Hiptop, Kanguru’s KangaruMicro keychain MP3 player, and Casio’s SY-4000 portable TV.

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WiFi Detector

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Date: Monday, July 14th, 2003, 06:26
Category: Accessory, Any Laptop Computer

From the people that invented “Shackles for your computer,” comes something to help liberate it.

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