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Top 10 Hardware Stories Of 2010

Partnerships and new technologies dominated the hardware landscape, as vendors battled for market share and dollars from customers slowly shedding budgetary shackles. Buyers -- from IT executives to home-office users and gamers -- had plenty of choices, ranging from the iPad and new competing wares, to the latest in IBM mainframes, and practically everything in between. Not surprisingly, several vendors have followed Apple's lead, quickly offering tablets designed to tap into the iPad's momentum
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People who sit, for extended periods, with a laptop on their bare skin have a slim chance of potentially getting "Erythema ab Igne,"more commonly known as toasted skin. Since it was discovered in 2004, only 10 cases have been reported. Symptoms include heat damage and skin discoloration; only one of the 10 cases included a burn, a medical journal said. Nevertheless, news of the potential harm may well have prompted a surge in sales of lap desks and notebook cooling devices by vendors such as Belkin, Logitech, and Targus.

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