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Study: Opera browser holds its own

Internet browser company Opera Software ASA may be small, but it's giving Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer and America Online Inc.'s Netscape a run for their money in Europe, according to a new study.

Austria first European state to get XP source code

The Austrian government is the first in Europe to take advantage of a Microsoft Corp. scheme allowing authorities to examine source code for the company's software products. The country's Interior Ministry will gain access to Microsoft's XP operating...

Opera upgrades Windows browser after beta success

Upstart Web-browser company Opera Software ASA has launched Version 6.0 of its desktop browser for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating systems, just two weeks after it introduced a beta version at the Comdex Fall trade show in Las Vegas. The new brow...

Opera previews Version 6.0 for Linux

Opera Software ASA has released a preview Version 6.0 of its Web browser for the Linux operating system, on the heels of a similar beta version for Windows.

Infineon claims another battle won in Rambus suit

Chip maker Infineon Technologies AG is claiming another victory in an ongoing legal battle with rival Rambus Inc. In its final ruling Thursday, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has entered an injunction permanently barr...

30 countries sign cybercrime treaty

Thirty countries signed a controversial international treaty to combat online crime Friday. Representatives of 26 Council of Europe (CoE) member states, plus the U.S., Canada, Japan, and South Africa, put their signatures on the document at an intern...

Court postpones Hynix/Rambus lawsuit

A U.S. court has postponed a lawsuit by South Korean chip maker Hynix Semiconductor Inc. against U.S. competitor Rambus Inc. in which Hynix had sought a declaration that its SDRAM (synchronous dynamic RAM) and DDR (double data rate) SDRAM products do...

Infineon, Toshiba DRAM merger deal due by year end

German semiconductor maker Infineon Technologies AG expects to reach agreement on the merger of its DRAM (dynamic random access memory) business with that of Japan's Toshiba Corp. by the end of the year, an Infineon spokesman said Thursday.

Siemens to cooperate on mobile phones

Siemens AG has entered into discussions with other mobile phone manufacturers in hopes of merging their handset-production operations, the company said Wednesday.

Update: Yahoo details layoffs, restructuring plan

Troubled Web portal Yahoo will cut 400 jobs as part of a restructuring plan meant to diversify the company away from its dependence on advertising revenue. Another 100 new employees will be hired to help staff new strategic projects, said President a...

New sensor chip 'sniffs' dangerous gases

Scientists at three European universities have developed a chip that can "sniff" dangerous gases, paving the way for wallet-card-sized sensing devices. The prototype, which integrates three different kinds of gas sensors on a single chip, could be us...

Infineon introduces high-capacity security chips

A new series of contactless security chips will help boost the amount of data that can be stored and used for applications like access cards and smart labels. The RFID (radio frequency identification) chips can hold many times more data than similar ...

Proposed German law foresees biometric IDs

Germans could be the first people to carry passports and identity cards with encrypted biometric data, meant to enable computerized identification and hinder fraud. The new technology is included in a package of antiterrorism measures agreed on Wedne...

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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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