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.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.