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US government blocks imports of Sharp TVs

The U.S. International Trade Commission issued a decision Wednesday that blocks the U.S. import of LCD panels and LCD televisions made by Sharp, ruling that the company violated a patent held by rival Samsung Electronics.

Intel launches Core i7 as PC demand softens

Intel began sales of its high-end Core i7 desktop chips in Tokyo late Saturday night, bringing to market a series of processors that are significantly more powerful than any of the company's current desktop products.

LG.Philips, Kodak to jointly evaluate OLED tech

South Korean LCD (liquid crystal display) maker LG.Philips LCD and Eastman Kodak have signed an agreement to jointly evaluate and perhaps develop active matrix OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology together, according to a company statement.

Firmware flaw causes problems in Sony TVs

If you recently purchased a Sony LCD (liquid crystal display) or rear-projection television, you may want to check the model number. A problem in the firmware for these televisions means they will stop operating normally after 1,200 hours of use, acc...

China Airlines scales back in-flight Internet plans

Taiwan's largest airline, China Airlines, has scaled back plans to offer The Boeing Co.'s in-flight Internet service on its fleet of aircraft, saying it first wants to see how the Connexion by Boeing service is received by passengers before consideri...

Intel to ship Canterwood, new 3GHz P4 next week

Pentium 4-based PCs will get a performance boost next week when Intel Corp. begins shipping its 875 chipset, formerly known by the code name Canterwood. The new chipset revs up the highest speed of the front-side bus used with Pentium 4 chips from 53...

Latest Celeron chips cruise past 2GHz

Intel Corp. has raised the clock speeds of its fastest Celeron processors with the release this week of the 2.1GHz and 2.2GHz versions of the chip. Previously, the fastest available Celeron ran at 2GHz.

Microsoft denies Japanese Xbox launch delayed

Microsoft says it is on track to begin selling its Xbox game console in Japan on Feb. 22, despite comments made Wednesday by Richard Belluzzo, the company's president and chief operating officer, which indicated the console would begin shipping in Ja...

Rambus sidelined as DDR deluge begins

Time has run out for Rambus. Motherboards based on Intel's long-awaited 845-D chip set, which provides DDR SDRAM (double data rate synchronous dynamic RAM) support for the Pentium 4 processor, finally started hitting the retail market on Friday.

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

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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.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

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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