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Smartphones, tablets seen boosting mobile health care

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IDG News Service -Smartphones, tablet PCs and other wireless devices are poised to play a greater role in health care as doctors and patients embrace the mobile Internet, panelists at a mobile health technology conference in Boston said Thursday.
A study from Manhattan Research found that 71% of physicians consider a smartphone essential to their practice and 84% said that the Internet is critical to their jobs.

"Physicians are opportunistic in finding ways to improve efficiency," said Monique Levy, a senior director with Manhattan Research. Smartphones allow doctors to check e-mail, use mobile applications and surf the Web, and also lead to collaboration between physicians and patients, she said at the World Congress' Summit on mHealth.

Doctors can use a device like a tablet to pull up patient information during a consultation, then use it to show a patient how disease spreads or how curvature of the spine occurs. It may be easier to share information wit…

Negroponte Offers OLPC Technology for $35 Tablet

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The nonprofit organization One Laptop Per Child wants to join forces to help develop the Indian government's planned US$35 tablet.

In a congratulatory note to the government, OLPC Chairman Nicholas Negroponte said the world needs the $35 tablet, and he offered the country full access to OLPC hardware and software technology.
"I repeat my offer: full access to all of our technology, cost free. I urge you to send a team to MIT and OLPC at your earliest convenience so we can share our results with you," Negroponte wrote in a blog entry, which was published on Thursday.

OLPC has its own plans to ship a low-cost tablet. The organization has said it hopes to ship a $100 XO tablet by 2012. Negroponte said India's $35 tablet wouldn't compete with OLPC's offerings, but that both could align efforts to promote education.

"India is so big that you risk being satisfied with your internal market. Don't. The world needs your device and leadership. Your …

HP Helps Designers Push Limits of Innovation on Lifetime Television’s Hit Series “Project Runway”

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Bloomberg's Miller Reports on RIM's Tablet Plans

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July 30 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Hugo Miller talks about Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, plans to introduce a tablet computer in November to compete with Apple Inc.'s iPad. Miller speaks with Scarlet Fu on Bloomberg Television's "InBusiness." (Source: Bloomberg)Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, plans to introduce a tablet computer in November to compete with Apple Inc.’s iPad, according to two people familiar with the company’s plans.


The device will have roughly the same dimensions as the iPad, which has a 9.7-inch diagonal screen, said the two people who wouldn’t be identified because the plans haven’t been made public. The device will include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology that will allow people to connect to the Internet through their BlackBerry smartphones, the two people said.


RIM is racing to come out with a product to rival the iPad in the fast-growing market for devices that bridge the ga…

HPs McKinney Lays out Dual Tablet Plans

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Hewlett-Packard will use Windows 7 in a tablet exclusively for enterprises, while making a consumer-oriented unit based on WebOS, Personal Systems Group executive Phil McKinney confirmed Wednesday at the annual AlwaysOn Stanford Summit.
The sprawling technology vendor is taking a targeted approach to its upcoming tablets, which will go up against Apple's blockbuster iPad and other devices, including Cisco's recently announced Cius business tablet. Asked whether HP is also interested in Android devices, McKinney said HP is focusing exclusively on two operating systems, Windows 7 and WebOS. McKinney is vice president and chief technology officer of the Personal Systems Group.
Facts and speculation about HP's tablet plans have been trickling out in recent weeks. Online documents uncovered by IDG News Service last week indicated the company was preparing a Windows 7 business tablet called the HP Slate 500 and also seeking a trademark on the name PalmPad. HP had announced plans…

HP Mini 5102. A Multitouch Netbook Hit.

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Francisco De Jesús July 29,2010
Finally a multitouch netbook you have been waiting for.

With Integrated Marvell Ethernet  (10/100/1000 NIC), 
HP Mobile Broadband (powered by Gobi™) with GPS Intel® WiFi Link 1000 802.11b/g/n, 
Broadcom 4322G 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi,
HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth® 2.1 Wireless Technology,
2 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM,
From: 160 GB, Up to: 320 GB HDD,
Intel® Atom™ Processor N450 (1.66 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB) or
Intel® Atom™ Processor N470 (1.83 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB)10.1" diagonal LED-backlit WSVGA widescreen 
or 10.1" diagonal  LED-backlit HD, 
6-cell (66 WHr): up to 10 hours 
or 4-cell (29 WHr): up to 4 hours and 30 minutesCheck out the  video and the specifications options bellow.






4-Star PCMag.com Editor Rating!
"The HP Mini 5102 netbook is one of the best in its class, and 
features such as a touch screen, a carrying handle, and an
 optional 11-hour battery are now part of its impressive arsenal."

Overview
Mini Executive. Maxi…