Tech Buzz 08/05

Pint-size PCs, e-mail for dummies and more
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This story appears in the August 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Shrink-to-fit PCs. It's not such a silly idea. Antelope Technologies has crammed a more or less full-fledged PC into a package the size of a battery. Dubbed the Modular Computing Core, or MCC, it can be used with a desktop cradle or as a powerful handheld when slipped into a mobile tablet shell.

The MCC itself runs about $1,600, while a complete kit, designed for both desktop and portable use, runs $3,870. That's not cheap, but certain entrepreneurs will find it enticing. Companies that have stringent security requirements could easily unhook their MCCs and lock them in the company safe every night. desiring a full Windows XP experience on the go could make use of this device as well. Antelope isn't the only company coming up with pint-size PCs. OQO and Sony have similar offerings.


By 2008,

50% of

small and midsize businesses expect to use VoIP.
Statistic Source: Info-Tech Research

The IQs of those attempting to juggle e-mail messages and work fall by

10 points.

Statistic Source: Dr. Glenn Wilson, a psychiatrist at King's College London
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