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Macromedia strikes back at Adobe lawsuit

A legal spat that flared up in August between Adobe Systems and Macromedia grew uglier Wednesday after Macromedia countersued Adobe with its own claims of patent infringement.

Antivirus vendors gear up for phones, PDAs

With the emergence last week of the first virus aimed at Palm computers, antivirus software vendors are scrambling to develop products that protect against malicious code aimed at PDAs (personal digital assistants), mobile phones and other wireless d...

Microsoft aims at embedded systems market

Microsoft Monday unwrapped a handful of initiatives designed to promote the use of its operating systems in embedded devices such as Web-enabled mobile phones, handheld computers and industrial equipment.

Intel to push notebooks to 850MHz, source says

Get ready for a little more speed on your notebook. Intel plans to release three new processors for notebook computers, including a mobile Pentium III that runs at 850MHz with the help of Intel's SpeedStep power management technology, sources said.

McAfee offers VirusScan for remote workers

Network Associates' McAfee division is preparing to launch a lightweight version of its desktop antivirus software designed for workers who access corporate networks via dialup modems, a McAfee official said this week.

Creative groups slam Napster in court brief

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), along with 19 other organisations representing creative artists, have asked a US Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court ruling that would effectively shut down music file-sharing service Napster.

US government deals Napster a blow

The US federal government has dealt a blow to Napster in the company's legal battle with the recording industry by arguing that the music file-sharing service is not protected by the Home Recording Act of 1992, as Napster had claimed.

Industry Groups Object to Napster Ruling

Several large US industry groups, including the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the Digital Media Association, filed court briefs Friday protesting bitterly against a verdict issued last month against Napster, the Internet file-sharing ser...

McAfee aims to shield networks from PDA viruses

Network Associates's McAfee division released new software Monday that's designed to protect corporate networks from viruses carried on PDAs (personal digital assistants) and other handheld computers.

3Com serves Xircom with patent lawsuit

3Com said last week that it has served Xircom with a patent infringement lawsuit, accusing the rival networking vendor of illegally using patented 3Com technology to make PC Cards.

1.1GHz Athlon systems due this month

Advanced Micro Devices has started shipping a 1.1GHz version of its Athlon processor to PC makers, and expects the first desktop systems based on the new chip to go on sale August 28, AMD announced yesterday.

Sun, MS Java battle delayed

Sun Microsystems will have to wait a little longer to find out when its epic Java lawsuit against Microsoft will come to trial, now that a case management conference scheduled for Friday is postponed until October 18.

Toshiba Develops New LCD for Cell Phones

Toshiba 's American division has claimed this week to have developed a breakthrough display technology that could extend the standby life of mobile phones by as much as 23 percent.

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

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

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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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