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Next to WiMAX wireless USB adapters, the WiMAX industry has released several WiMAX PCMCIA (Cardbus 2) and ExpressCard solutions. Here you find an overview of WiMAX cards available or about to be released in April 2009.

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With WiMAX being rolled out in in Iran, Pakistan, India and Nepal as the solution for the "last mile" - from WiMAX provider to customer - end-user products to connect to WiMAX hotspots are rapidly released in 2009 / 2010. 

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GOBI 3G connectivity for travelers3G cellular Internet might shed a bit of it's complexity in 2009 with the arrival of Qualcomms GOBI modem module. It combines incompatible 3G data communication standards (HSPA, EVDO) into one hardware solution.

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In December 2008 Novatel Wireless announced the MiFi - a pocket size portable WiFi hotspot allowing several (laptop) users to share a 3G mobile Internet connection. After GRPS/EDGE (2,5G), 3G mobile connections allow high-speed Internet using cellular / mobile UMTS based networks.

The MiFi - Sharing a 3G cellular connection with a WiFi hotspot

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With so many DELL laptops with the message "DELL AC Power adapter could not be determined" on the screen, it's time to look into this with a bit more detail.

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Unsecured data on laptopsSecured data storage

With more and more stories in the newspapers of sensitive information being lost or stolen on unsecured laptops and USB sticks , the pressure on finding practical solutions to secure data is ever increasing.

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For DELL laptops it starts with a steady red battery light - indicating your laptop battery is finished. After 1-2 years of regular daily use it's not exceptional - Lithium Ion batteries don't last forever.  However a blinking red battery light indicates it simply needs charging.

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The famous Hitachi TravelStar

In 2008 several disk storage companies presented their hard disks in the TB (Tera Byte) range. Even in the in 2,5" "laptop size", 1 TB SATA hard disks are now available. The famous Hitachi TravelStar range, specially for laptops, now goes up to "only" 500 GB - this with reduced power consumption to save batteries. All this to respond to the ever increasing demand to store even more space consuming pictures, songs, movies on a single disk.

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