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EU: The US must ban spam

Attempts to combat spam, the scourge of e-mail users the world over, would be hampered if the U.S. fails to introduce an outright ban, said a senior European Commission official Tuesday.

Microsoft agrees to EU .Net changes

European data protection officials said Thursday they have made Microsoft agree to make "substantial changes" to its .Net Passport, to bring it into line with European Union laws.

EU unlikely to follow US ruling on Microsoft

Microsoft Corp., which expressed pleasure with District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's antitrust ruling in the U.S. on Friday, is likely to be disappointed in its hopes that the U.S. ruling will set the tone for a similar ruling from European ...

EU law on data retention sparks condemnation

Bowing to a hawkish mood that has gripped European policy makers since September 11, the European Parliament Thursday voted in a new European Union data protection law that civil liberty campaigners and industry representatives condemn.

EC to clear Intel in antitrust inquiry, source says

The European Commission will drop its antitrust probe of Intel, after concluding that complaints it received toward the end of 2000 from two rivals proved groundless, said a source close to the inquiry Friday.

HP/COMPAQ: EC clears HP acquisition of Compaq

The European Commission Thursday approved the planned acquisition of Compaq Computer by Hewlett -Packard, removing one of many hurdles that stand in the way of the deal. The Commission said that competitive forces in the concerned markets show that t...

Europe waffles on spam; holds the cookies

A Europe-wide measure on direct marketing via e-mail appeared less likely than ever to win approval Tuesday, as the European Parliament failed to agree whether marketers should be allowed to send unsolicited messages to potential customers.

EU expected to reject longer data retention

European Union lawmakers are expected to ignore a request by the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush to revise a data protection law they are drafting in a way that would allow law enforcement officers greater access to information about ...

EU says its pursuit of Microsoft continues

The European Commission declined comment Thursday on the latest twist in the U.S. government case against Microsoft Corp., although an official with the competition office of the EuropeanUnion executive body said the new case there is "factually and ...

EU expands Microsoft investigation

The European Commission confirmed Thursday that it is merging its two antitrust investigations into Microsoft's operating systems, but that it will not seek to block the launch of the company's new operating system, Windows XP.

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Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

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

Anthony Grifoni

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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 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

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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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