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AMD asks Intel for a dual-core duel

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has challenged Intel to a public fight to see which company has the best-performing 64-bit dual-core server processors.

New variants of Zotob worm found

Security vendors have reported several new variants of the worm infecting PCs running Microsoft's Windows 2000 operating system. Groups of virus writers are competing to cause the most damage, according to one security company, although the worm appe...

IDC sees healthy IT growth through 2009

The days of double-digit growth may be over, but an uptick in spending by the media, communications and health-care industries will help to keep worldwide IT spending growing at a healthy clip through 2009, according to IDC.

Mozilla creates money-making subsidiary

The Mozilla Foundation, which distributes the open source Firefox Web browser, has created a corporate subsidiary to support its money-making activities and help widen the use of its products, it announced on Wednesday.

Closed-circuit TV may aid London bombing investigation

London's network of closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras may help investigators track down those responsible for the terrorist bomb attacks Thursday, which have left more than 50 people dead and several hundred injured, police said Friday.

Microsoft readies BitTorrent alternative

Researchers at Microsoft's Cambridge, England, labs are developing a file-sharing technology that they say could make it easier to distribute big files such as films, television programs and software applications to end users over the Internet.

Microsoft to ship modified Win XP next week

Microsoft will begin distributing a modified version of its Windows XP operating system to PC makers in Europe on June 15, more than a year after it was ordered to do so as part of the European Commission's antitrust ruling against the company.

Court rules against Lexmark in printer case

Lexmark International has suffered a setback in its bid to use the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to prevent other companies from making low-cost, refurbished toner cartridges for its printers.

New Sober worm moving fast, security company warns

A new version of the Sober worm wriggled out of its hole early on Monday and set about quickly attacking computers in Europe and the U.S., a security services company said. The worm is a mass-mailer, meaning it spreads itself via e-mail using contact...

IAnywhere jumps into RFID

IAnywhere Solutions is releasing a suite of middleware products designed to help companies build networks for collecting and managing data from RFID (radio frequency identification) devices, the company said Monday.

3G: Anything in it for businesses?

Consumers have been promised a lot from the high-speed 3G (third generation) cellular networks being rolled out around the world, but is there much in it for businesses?

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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