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Internode launches portable hotspot

Internet service provider Internode today launched the Huawei E5832 mobile broadband modem. The E5832 can distribute a 3G connection to up to three devices over Wi-Fi.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 review

Panasonic's Toughbook CF-C1 is a 12.1in laptop equipped a touchscreen. Its most important feature, however, is its semi-rugged design. It has a spill-resistant keyboard, which is great for caffeine addicted klutzes, it can survive 76cm drops, and the body can withstand more than 100kgs of pressure, according to Panasonic.

Samsung Galaxy S II review

Samsung's Galaxy S II is the best handset to run Google's Android operating system so far. It may even be the best smartphone on the market. In Australia, it will be sold by both Telstra and Optus.

What's new in Windows Phone 7's Mango update?

Microsoft has revealed the latest update to its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. According to Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 blog, its 'Mango' update to WP7 offers "hundreds of new features and improvements".

How to remove MacDefender malware

Apple has released instructions for removing MacDefender malware from Mac OS X systems. MacDefender poses as security software but, Apple warns in its support document, its aim is to capture users' credit card details.

Asus launches Eee Pad Transformer tablet

Asus' has brought its Eee Pad Transformer, a touchscreen Android tablet with a keyboard-equipped docking station, to Australia. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer will be available from tomorrow with a recommended retail price of $599.

Lenovo launches ThinkPad X1 business notebook

Lenovo has launched its thinnest ThinkPad laptop. The 13-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X1 notebook is less than 17mm high and weighs less than 1.7kg. All X1 laptops will run Intel's second-generation Core CPUs ('Sandy Bridge'). Models will be offered with Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.

Telstra to launch new HTC Android handsets next week

Telstra's Next G network will become a home for HTC's Desire S and Wildfire S smartphones, with the telco holding a 25 May media launch for the handsets. Both the HTC Desire S and the HTC Wildfire S run Google's Android mobile operating system.

The Chromebook FAQ

One of the big announcements at Google's I/O developer conference is the release of notebooks running the search giant's Chrome OS.

Google launches WebGL Globe data visualisation tool

Google has used its Chrome Experiments site to launch a new platform for geographic data visualisation. WebGL Globe, the source code of which is available from Google's repository, can map data sets stored in the JSON format to a 3D depiction of Earth.

Optus stakes a claim on Motorola Xoom tablet

Tablet fans who don't want to sign up with Telstra when the Motorola Xoom tablet comes to Australia in May have another choice of provider if they are prepared to wait another month.