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AltaVista Offers Slicker Translations

Students having difficulty with their French homework can breathe a small sigh of relief. AltaVista on Wednesday launched an updated version of its Babel Fish translation service

Intel promotes ease of use in Linux appliances

Intel is preparing to release a new software developer kit that could allow vendors to offer Linux-based Internet appliances and home networking products that are much easier to configure and use, the chip maker announced yesterday.

Apple, RealNetworks partner on Web streaming

RealNetworks will license technology from Apple Computer for streaming audio and video content over the Web, and support Apple's QuickTime format in its RealServer 8 software product, the companies announced this week.

Gates Pledges Victory on Appeal

Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates said he is confident that his company will prevail in its appeal against a U.S. District Court ruling today that the software maker be split into two parts.

Intel delays Timna release until 2001

Intel will delay the launch of its Timna processor for low-cost PCs until the first quarter of next year while it develops a new interface that will allow the chip to work with standard PC memory components, a company spokesman said today.

MS/DOJ: MS takes final swing at breakup proposal

Microsoft issued its final response today to the US government's proposal to split the software titan into two separate companies, paving the way for District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson to issue a final ruling in the case, possibly as early ...

Intel to hit untold speeds

Intel took the axe to its microprocessor prices over the weekend as the US chip vendor prepares to release a panoply of new products in the weeks ahead.

Apple pushes back Mac OS release

Apple's new operating system may be six months behind schedule, but that didn't stop CEO Steve Jobs from singing its praises on the opening day of the company's annual developer conference in the US today.

AltaVista stages raging page

Looking to broaden its reach among consumers, AltaVista has launched a new search engine site today designed to offer a faster, simpler way to search for Web pages.

Compaq admits possible floppy drive problem

Compaq Computer has discovered a potential floppy disk drive problem with certain models in its Presario desktop PC family that could cause systems to malfunction under certain "extreme circumstances," a company spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

AOL Class-Action Suits Pile Up

America Online (AOL) has been slapped with two more class-action lawsuits. The lawsuits allege that the latest version of AOL's Internet software makes changes to customers' PCs that make it hard, if not impossible, for them to connect to alternative...

Intel Cuts Prices, Readies Faster PC Chips

Intel has cut prices by between 20 and 30 percent on its Pentium III, Celeron and Xeon processors. The move makes way for the release of faster chips by the end of next month, according to one source close to the company.

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Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


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.

Andrew Mitsi


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.

Simon Harriott


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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