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Web apps that transcend the Web. PCs that redefine what a PC can do. And oh yeah, a certain cell phone you may have heard of. We pick 25 breakthroughs that you can get your hands on right now.


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Make no mistake, the Web is taking over. Applications are moving to browsers en masse, and technology to take Web apps offline promises to smooth the road ahead. And let's not forget breakthrough devices advancing the Web-anywhere world: Apple has redefined the phone, and One Laptop per Child's sub-$200 laptop is delivering Internet-style collaboration to kids in developing nations. But innovation isn't all on the Web; the PC is evolving as well. Apple has reenvisioned backup, HP has created the first useful touch-screen PC, hybrid hard drives boost speed and battery life, and ultraportables have become even more useful. Chosen from the hundreds of products we reviewed in 2007, here are 25 that will change the way you work, communicate, and play this year--and beyond.
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1. Google Gears
2. Apple iPhone
3. One Laptop per Child XO
4. Time Machine, in Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
5. Amazon Kindle
6. NetGear Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000
7. HP TouchSmart IQ770 PC
8. AT&T Tilt
9. Facebook API
10. DeviceVM Splashtop
11. Toshiba Portege R500
12. Data Robotics Drobo
13. Hybrid Hard Drives
14. Eye-Fi Card
15. Panasonic TH-42PZ700U
16. Yamaha Tenori-On
17. Zoho Notebook
18. 'In Rainbows' by Radiohead
19. IOGear Wireless USB Hub and Adapter
20. Mint.com
21. Microsoft Popfly
22. Sprint Airave
23. Ask.com
24. eXpresso
25. Kodak EasyShare All-In-One Printers
This is just a summary of the Top 25, more info can be found in the article.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,14...y/article.html
|Jolly Roger|
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Time Machine? Isn't it just like the Back up and restore Center in Vista and the previous version of it in XP? So It "Backs up changes hourly to an external drive behind the scenes" I'd hardly call it innovative.
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Woo! In Rainbows is on there! Free music FTW!
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Time Machine? Isn't it just like the Back up and restore Center in Vista and the previous version of it in XP? So It "Backs up changes hourly to an external drive behind the scenes" I'd hardly call it innovative.
Time machine is a MUCH more sophisticated and powerful back up tool than windows back up.


Windows has nothing on that Also, I recomend everyone watch it, that is what all back up's should be like.
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Mint.com seems interesting. Seems like it would make financing easier.
    
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post #6 of 20
This is more of a "Pay us lots of money and we'll try and make you guys look good" list, heheh.
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how did the r500 win and not the sony tz? where the SSD option on the r500 or the 1366x768 resolution....</rant>
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ask.com has been around for a long time too.
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Why the hell is the crap Iphone there??? there are alot better phones which do more than the Iphone and alot better which came out before it (i own one) its just the Iphone had more advistising, what a waste of time, effort, money that is...

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Why the hell is the crap Iphone there??? there are alot better phones which do more than the Iphone and alot better which came out before it (i own one) its just the Iphone had more advistising, what a waste of time, effort, money that is...

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The iPhone is probably there for the touch screen. Sure most PDAs and smart phones have the same thing but for some reason this is innovative. Maybe because you dont need a tap or whatever theyre called, i dunno.
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