Orbit Speaker Review: Altec Lansing Mini Marvel (80%)

Orbit Speaker Review: Altec Lansing Mini Marvel (80%)We get lots of stuff sent to us for review, and sometimes we can get a little blase about it.

When the Altec Lansing Orbit iM207 arrived, we were aware of they long background in providing speakers for computers, but were only moderately excited when it arrived.

Over the month plus that we’ve had it, this has changed quite a bit as it’s proved itself to be a compact, highly capable bundle of fun.
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The Wired Store, NYC: Gadget Feast: Photo Essay

Gadget Feast At The Wired Store, NYCWell worth a visit in Manhattan, New York is tech magazine’s Wired’s “pop-up retail store” at 160 Wooster Street, SoHo.

Opened for the holiday shopping season, the warehouse space stokes gadget lust to the max, letting punters test drive the latest consumer gadgets and gear.
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Two Trillion SMS Messages In 2008

Two Trillion SMS Messages In 2008The whole blinkin’ world is going SMS bonkers, with a leading technology research firm predicting that no less 2.3 trillion messages will be sent across major markets worldwide in 2008.

The eye-wateringly hefty figure represents a 19.6 percent increase from the 2007 total of 1.9 trillion messages, with research outfit Gartner expecting mobile messaging revenue to grow by 15.7 percent in 2008 to $60.2 billion, up from $52 billion in 2007.
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Online Holiday Retail Spending Sails Past $22 Billion In US

Online Holiday Retail Spending Sails Past $22 Billion In USUS online retailers have had a bumper holiday season, with virtual cash tills rattling to a $22 billion spending bonanza, up a hefty 18% increase from the same period last year.

The figures come from stat-loving boffins comScore, who recently released updated figures for the holiday e-commerce season spending for the first 44 days of the November – December 2007 holiday season (1 November – 14 December).
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