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    Bringing back the beat

    B Magazine, Richard Mcleish, Published on 09/12/2012

    » It was always only a matter of time before the famous boombox of 1980s New York street corners made a comeback. But since many people carry much of their personal music library around in their pocket on a smartphone or MP3 player, is now the right time to stage a comeback?

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    A notable effort

    B Magazine, Richard Mcleish, Published on 11/11/2012

    » Much to Apple's fear, Samsung has boomed in the high-end smartphone market this year. It topped smartphone sales last quarter, with more than double Apple's share, with its strong armoury of releases spearheaded by the Galaxy S III.

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    Play Time

    B Magazine, Richard Mcleish, Published on 09/09/2012

    » It was not long ago that compatibility issues were a nightmare for personal digital media libraries. HTPCs were heralded as the solution, meaning users needed to commit a whole OS to manage their libraries. However, those days were short-lived. Problems with file formats, codecs and file system have all been resolved with the boom of the media player, in a move warmly welcomed by consumers. For a small fee, media players are light, unobtrusive and efficient ways to access your libraries, and they just got smarter too, with internet connectivity.

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    Better living through technology

    B Magazine, Richard Mcleish, Published on 29/07/2012

    » A brace of new devices designed to make your life easier

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    A screen for all seasons?

    Business, Richard Mcleish, Published on 02/09/2012

    » We will soon laugh at the old days when monitors and TVs were separate devices. LG is helping bring that day closer with some strong hybrid monitor releases. But the technology hasn't been perfected yet. TVs have traditionally lacked the brightness and resolution of monitors, particularly as they have become bigger. And monitors have lacked the onboard technology required to reprocess images, either properly (gaming) or at all (TV).

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    Fit to print

    B Magazine, Richard Mcleish, Published on 20/05/2012

    » As it is prone to do, HP has released many models in the printer market in an attempt to lure a wide range of consumers. This can be a daunting prospect for potential buyers, who can quickly become disillusioned by the overwhelming number of options on shelves.

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    To 3D or Not to 3D

    B Magazine, Richard Mcleish, Published on 06/11/2011

    » Samsung's 9 series offers an enticing take on the third dimension

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    Ready ... Aim ... Fire!

    B Magazine, Richard Mcleish, Published on 04/12/2011

    » Just when the tablet war was beginning to look like a foregone conclusion, online retail giant Amazon has emerged with a new tablet in an attempt to steal some of the attention away from the Apple iPad. The company's pitch is transparent enough _ get its product in everyone's hands and control the content flow from its online store. But it's an effective strategy, and a win for consumers too.

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    iPad 2: A first look

    B Magazine, Richard Mcleish, Published on 13/03/2011

    » Earlier this month in San Francisco, Apple hosted the biggest gadget unveiling of the year with its highly anticipated second version of last year's iPad, the creatively named iPad 2. Even Steve Jobs was there for the event, taking some leave from his, er, leave.

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    Portable Prominence

    B Magazine, Richard Mcleish, Published on 20/03/2011

    » Portable computing is currently dominating tech talk and shelf space. While the iPad 2 grabs all the headlines, as it did here last week, netbooks maintain their sustainability with their lower cost, dominant functionality and comparable battery life.

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