The Tech Report showcases a slew of Crusoe-based subnotebooks fresh from Comdex in this article. Very small, very nice, very light, and imagine: 11 hours of battery life! Sir Arthur C. Clarke, the author of 2001, is backing a colourful British computer entrepreneur in his bid to launch a mass-market version of HAL under the brand name the Clarke Omniputer. The Clarke 1 Gigahertz Omniputer is being dubbed as the most advanced personal computer in the world, verging on artificial intelligence. Read more in The Guardian Unlimited.