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What to look for in a new notebook

There are plenty of reasons right now to be considering the purchase of a new notebook computer. You might be gearing up for going back to school, getting ready for the launch of Windows 7, downsizing your equipment, or just upgrading an old machine.

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Switch off screensaver to save energy

Computer users looking to save energy can start with their screensaver. Complex screensavers can increase a computer’s energy consumption by up to 50 per cent, reports Germany’s technology industry association BITKOM.

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Google Maps tracking traffic flow

Google on Tuesday invited US motorists to share their progress — or lack thereof — with other drivers through the Internet giant’s online mapping service linked to smart phones.

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