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Microsoft Office 2010 heads online to counter Google threat

Microsoft Office 2010 heads online to counter Google threat

After Google launched Chrome OS last week, there were dark twitterings about the search giant attempting to steal the thunder from a Microsoft announcement today.  Microsoft's news has gone live, and it seems that as Google are slowly making their way toward the desktop, Microsoft are looking to cross them in heading to the cloud with Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and Visio 2010.  Each of the new software suites gets a shot of Microsoft's "three screens" strategy with phone, browser and desktop sync, but for mainstream consumers the biggest news might just be  free online versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote.

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Sprint FAQ confirms Palm Pre PictBridge and video recording “on the way”

Sprint FAQ confirms Palm Pre PictBridge and video recording “on the way”

Sprint have rounded up a few more frequently-asked questions about the Palm Pre, and funneled them into a post at their Inside Sprint Now blog.  On the table are some upfront clarifications about whether the Pre supports video recording, PictBridge wireless printing over Bluetooth and Family Locator - no, no and no - together with news that the smartphone is compatible with Office 2007.

Office 14 to get Office Web Apps

Office 14 to get Office Web Apps

At PDC, Ray Ozzie announced that Microsoft will be launching online versions of their popular Office programs with Office 14. The idea is to stay competitive with the likes of Google Docs and Zoho.

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Bubble Wrap Calendar lets you pop a bubble each day

Bubble Wrap Calendar lets you pop a bubble each day

How many of you like popping bubble wrap? Admit it, whenever a package comes to your house, you secretly sneak off and pop those little plastic bubbles. Well someone has designed a calendar just for you.

This Bubble Wrap Calendar has 365 days worth of bubbles just waiting to be popped. Rather than using a boring old red marker to cross out the days, you can just walk up and pop a bubble.

The Posture Pod alleviates back and neck aches

The Posture Pod alleviates back and neck aches

I have said before that I have back problems and keeping good posture means my back won't ache nearly as soon as it would if I were slouching. However, you get tired or get into a bit of PC gaming and slowly having decent posture is completely forgotten. This odd little pod is supposed to help with just that.

The Revolve power strip helps with bulky plugs

The Revolve power strip helps with bulky plugs

Everyone has their ways of dealing with all the cords that tend to pile up with all of the gadgets and computers that all of us seem to have around. I have my way of just tucking them aside in a tangled mess. However, there are a great deal of tech enthusiasts that would prefer something a bit more organized, and perhaps even a bit convenient as well.

The H.R.Giger Harkonnen Office Chair

The H.R.Giger Harkonnen Office Chair

Having original furniture from your favorite Sci-Fi flick would be nice, but having dark and mysterious furniture from a movie that never was would be even better. This chair was meant for a movie based on Dune, which never happened.

RedPost SignBeta – makes us harder, better, faster, stronger

RedPost SignBeta – makes us harder, better, faster, stronger

RedPost released its first product not too long ago, the RedPost/Kit, which we got for review and loved. Now they are back on the scene with the same design, but with some upgrades.

PCI GW-MF54G2 Multi-Function Mini Router – tiny like Tim

PCI GW-MF54G2 Multi-Function Mini Router – tiny like Tim

This mini router is nearly pocket sized and has a wireless antenna, presumably a plug for some sort of power source and then one Ethernet port, that’s it. It keeps it simple in an effort to keep it small.

Panasonic KX-TDE600 enterprise level VoIP systems – looks like a CRT TV

Panasonic KX-TDE600 enterprise level VoIP systems – looks like a CRT TV

I really have no clue why the designers thought this rack mounted system needed to look like a CRT television with a burnt in image of “Panasonic” smack dab in the middle. Regardless, we’ve slowly managed to move from the office, to the IDF, and now this would be something more likely found at the demarcation point.

Corsair Flash Voyager GT 16GB – fast data transfer for all your corporate espionage needs

Corsair Flash Voyager GT 16GB – fast data transfer for all your corporate espionage needs

So you’ve made it into the boss’ office and you are transferring the files onto your cheap knockoff flash drive and had you been mere seconds faster you wouldn’t be sitting in a jail cell, well you should have bought a flash drive from Corsair. Their new Flash Voyager GT offers up transfer speeds four times faster than that of a regular USB 2.0 drive.

NTT RedTacton turns you into a giant card for swiping

NTT RedTacton turns you into a giant card for swiping

Basically what this little card does is transmit its signal through your body, clothing, whatever it has direct contact with. That means you could open doors, use printers, and other such tasks without actually having to pull out your card and swipe it.

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