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A Smarter Cell Phone 

Smartphones — the generic label for cellular phones combined with personal digital assistants — seem like an idea whose time has come. Doesn't everyone want to give up carrying multiple gadgets? Who wouldn't like downloading e mail on the road

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Airports as City Centers Frictionless connectivity of goods to buyers and people to ideas will give rise to the aerotropolis, a city built around an airport. John D. Kasarda and Greg Lindsay explore this notion and its implications in their

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You Can Hear Me Now Wi Ex’s zBoost cell zone signal booster improves indoor cell phone coverage up to 3,000 square feet by capturing the wireless signal outside, bringing it inside, and amplifying it. The system includes an outdoor antenna,

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Trips Made Easy TripIt is an online travel organizer that allows users to create a comprehensive itinerary by forwarding all relevant confirmation e mails to the TripIt database. The Web site accepts information from most travel agencies, airlines, hotels, rental

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A Better HandheldThe Palm Tungsten E2 PDA from palmOne has a high resolution color screen, 32 MB of memory, built in Bluetooth wireless technology, and a flash memory to save users' information if they don't have the time

Hiring Resources 

Recruiting, Interviewing, Hiring, and Training Cornell ILR Managerial Interviewing Skills www.ilr.cornell.edu mgmtprog training MD208.html Workshop held biannually in New York City covering all phases of the interviewing process. Field Guide to Recruiting and Retaining Salespeople www.realtor.org libweb.nsf pages fg105 Resource

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All Weather Pictures Users can take photographs in any weather conditions with the Olympus Stylus 600 digital camera. The device features protective seals, a durable design, and a 2.5 inch liquid crystal display screen. The Stylus also allows users to

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Portable ScannerThe Scanalizer, a portable scanner by NeatReceipts, weighs less than a pound, is powered by a single USB cord, and can fit into a briefcase or laptop carrying case. The scanner allows users to scan items such as business

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Cost Conscious CompaqThe HP Compaq nx6110 notebook is thin and lightweight and includes Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Home Edition. The notebook also features a large display, full size keyboard, magnesium reinforced frame with HP

Smart Selections 

Business books are like potato chips You can’t really stop after just one. And for business book junkies, there is certainly no dearth of material. Nearly 5,000 business related titles were published last year, according to R.R. Bowker, which tracks

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Office in Your PocketMeasuring 4.3 inches by 2.3 inches, the T Mobile personal digital assistant weighs about 5.3 ounces, fits in a pocket, and is supported on 850, 900, 1800, and 1900 bands for better sound quality. The device also

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Savior Skin A clear polycarbonate sheet, polycarbonate skeleton, and silicone skin constitute OtterBox&rsquo s iPhone Defender case, providing three layers of protection against bumps, drops, shocks, and dust. While encased, the phone&rsquo s touch screen remains fully usable through a

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Plug and Protect Clickfree&rsquo s HD225 portable backup drive automatically copies and secures computer files. To start the backup process, users only need to power up a computer and slide in the USB compliant hard drive. More advanced users can

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The Best Way to NavigateThe StreetPilot i2 by Garmin is a portable GPS navigator designed with a click to enter scroll wheel with a back button. The i2 also provides voice prompted, turn by turn directions through a built in

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Office in Your Palm With integrated GPS and software enhancements, Sprint&rsquo s Palm Treo 800w smart phone offers point to point directions and point of interest searches directly from its home screen. The device operates with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional,

Color Your World 

Last January, Benedict J. Frederick III, CCIM, bought an Oki Data C7400DXN color laser printer. “I love this printer,” he says. Emotions often run high when commercial real estate professionals talk about their color printers. They are must have, must

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Networking Simplified Configuring a home or small business network can be intimidating for non techies. Seagate’s GoFlex home network storage system streamlines the process, allowing users to wirelessly share and back up files from multiple computers on one drive after

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Shoot to Thrill Casio&rsquo s 9.1 megapixel Exilim Zoom EX Z85 compact digital camera features a 2.6 inch LCD monitor with customizable menu screens and frame designs. The device&rsquo s auto shutter function allows users to snap pictures without pressing

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Sun Volts Built with dark days (and nights) in mind, the Solio Classic solar hybrid charger accepts power from the sun and wall sockets. On bright days, however, one hour of sunshine provides approximately 15 minutes of mobile phone talk

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Slick Headset Only slightly longer than an AA battery, the Novero Lexington Bluetooth headset has brushed steel and piano black accents and ships with an Italian leather case. The device&rsquo s dual microphones reduce noise, making for more pleasant conversations.

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Mini MouseAbout the size of a business card, the MoGo Mouse BT by Newton Peripherals LLC is a two button, Bluetooth enabled mouse that stores and recharges inside a personal computer card slot. The mouse has no batteries, recharges in

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Fully Loaded Phone The small, lightweight LG CU500 mobile phone includes up to five hours of talk time, a rotating 1.3 megapixel camera, a lithium ion battery, and Bluetooth capability. Built in features include streaming digital video and radio, Media

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Rent Central More than 160 million paper rent checks are written &mdash though perhaps not always mailed &mdash every month. PayYourRent.com hopes to put a dent in this number by offering landlords and tenants a secure platform for paperless online

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Mr. Tough Guy The Pentax Optio W80 all weather digital camera is designed to go from poolside to the deep end. The camera&rsquo s underwater design allows users to take pictures in the rain and snow and in temperatures as

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Foldable Keyboard The Bluetooth foldable keyboard for iPAQ from HP is the same size as a notebook computer keyboard and has a standard, 65 key QWERTY layout. With an HP iPAQ, users can take notes, compose e mails, write reports,