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Bluetooth spec for wireless links debuts

The first official specification for Bluetooth, a wireless technology for providing high-speed connections between mobile computers, telephones and other networked devices, has been released by companies backing the effort.

Intel cuts Pentium III prices up to 14%

Intel is gearing up to introduce its 600MHz Pentium III processor next month, announcing price cuts of up to 14 per cent on its existing range of Pentium III processors.

Moving toward molecular chips

Researchers hope to get the power of 100 workstations in a device no bigger than a grain of sand by "knitting" together molecules to perform like a silicon chip.

3Com eyes WAP for use in Palm Computer

3Com is exploring an emerging technology called the Wireless Access Protocol for possible use in its Palm computer, a move that would bring new Web browsing capabilities to the popular handheld device, analysts and sources familiar with the matter sa...

AMD loses money, Intel makes a profit

Battered by its ongoing price war with Intel, chip maker Advanced Micro Devices has reported a second-quarter loss. Its competitor has fared somewhat better with a $1.7 billion profit for the quarter.

Diamond to release new Rio

With its legal scrap with the music industry safely behind it, Diamond Multimedia has set a September release date for a new version of its popular Rio MP3 music player. The new player will have a $499 price tag and will come with 64MB of memory.

New protocol boosts wireless Web access

Some of the world's largest telecommunications firms and handset makers gathered in San Francisco this week to promote a technology that allows Internet content to be tailored for display on mobile telephones, pagers and other wireless devices.

Pentium III could act up with new chipset

PC makers who try to combine Intel's high-end Pentium III processor with an upcoming chipset designed for low-cost PCs could run into problems, an Intel official acknowledged today.

US DOJ approves AOL-Netscape-Sun deal

The US Department of Justice has approved America Online's proposed acquisition of Netscape Communications and AOL's related strategic alliance with Sun Microsystems, according to a brief statement released by the DOJ.

Microsoft confirms Windows NT security flaw

Microsoft has acknowledged a security flaw in its Windows NT operating system that could allow a person to access protected files on a workstation or even deny users access to a Windows NT server

Corel to offer Linux for desktops

Corel will help grow the Linux market by offering an easy-to-use version of the operating system that manufacturers could offer bundled with low-cost desktop PCs.

US FTC says Intel curbed PC differentiation

The US Federal Trade Commission enlarged its antitrust complaint against Intel today by charging that the chip maker's actions stifled attempts by PC makers to differentiate their products.

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

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My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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