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Yahoo! goes to the movies

A new movie Web site hits the Net with screening times, reviews and links galore -- all aimed at Australian cinema-goers

Price drop for Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica has announced two price cuts to its Multimedia and Standard Edition CD-ROMs. Prices have been slashed by 33 to 60 per cent, the company says

Zip doubles up

After launching its Zip 100MB drive four years ago, Iomega has increased the drive's capacity with the launch of the new Zip 250MB drive.

Say it with online flowers

Flourish Flower Merchants, a flower and hamper store based in Sydney, has launched its Web site http://www.flourish.com.au . This site is sure to keep you out of the dog house!

Palm prices slashed

Casio has slashed the price of its palm-sized PC, the Cassiopeia, undercutting its competitors by at least $100.

OzEmail takeover complete

The takeover of Australia's largest internet service provider, OzEmail, by telecommunications carrier, MCI WorldCom, has finally taken place.

Summer slips into rugby heaven

As the last days of summer slip by this weekend, rugby fans are about to slip into seventh heaven -- with the start of the Super 12 series and the launch of a new site to catch up on the competition.

Australian-made encryption goes 168-bit

Forced by the impossibility of importing US-made high level encryption software, one Melbourne-based company has sought the assistance of Wollongong University to develop a 168-bit encryption tool

Trend attacks malicious Java

Trend Micro has released a new antivirus product to protect NT 4.0 networks from malicious Java and ActiveX code downloaded from the Internet

Senate passes Y2K Good Samaritan Bill

Legislation that is hoped to encourage the sharing of Y2K information between companies was passed by the Senate yesterday. Dubbed "Good Samaritan" law, it offers some legal protection to businesses who make Y2K-readiness disclosures

Big dpi, low RRP

Lexmark has launched a new Jetprinter, priced at $349 and offering "true 1200 x 1200dpi resolution," according to the company

Ricoh launches new digital copier

Office automation company Ricoh has launched a new digital copier that offers 65ppm printing plus the option of "tandem copying" -- linking two copiers together to create a 130ppm printer.

Free job classifieds launched

Online job classifieds may not be a new idea, but an Australian Web site launched today now offers employers this service free of charge.

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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

STYLISTIC Q572

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

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

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

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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