Even geeks and gadget fans go outside once in a while. This innovative gear will make you the envy of other campers while you're enjoying the great outdoors.
Stories by Anne B. McDonald
Sling Media's small Slingbox 700U won one of three Best in Show awards given by the Industrial Designers Society of America (ISDA).
I seldom own a book that makes my fellow geeks here at PC World go wild when I show it to them, but John Graham-Cumming has done the trick with The Geek Atlas.
You need copies of an important report--now. You've sweated the content, but you don't have a cover or a snazzy binding to boost the look. No time to schlep to a copy shop. Where to turn? Custom Internet printing to the rescue!
SAN FRANCISCO (06/23/2000) - Look for an upgrade of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s
StarOffice this summer. The software suite, Sun's alternative to Microsoft
Office, is free and supports Windows 9x and 2000, OS/2, Linux, and Sun's
Solaris Operating Environment (both SPARC and Intel platforms). StarOffice has
modules for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawing, graphics,
scheduling, database functions, e-mail, and more. The new version, 5.2, is
expected to have better file-format compatibility with Microsoft applications,
among other improvements. Sun Microsystems; 800/872-4786;
Take total control of your TV with personal digital TV recorders, now equipped with improved show-selection features and more memory than earlier incarnations possessed. These so-called hard disk recorders--basically hard drives in VCR-size boxes--let you specify what you want to see, when you want to see it, and with what special effects. Using an HDR to fine-tune your entertainment options is amusingly addictive--and the device's powers are light-years beyond any VCR's capabilities.