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Sharp ships 3D monitor

If you want to play 3D computer games without wearing special glasses, or watch Ghosts of the Abyss without looking like a geek, a new LCD monitor just released by Sharp brings your dream closer to reality--for a price.

New Ghost draws from drive image

Symantec has updated its Norton Ghost image backup program, and the new version reflects technology in Drive Image from PowerQuest, the former rival Symantec acquired last year.

Fujifilm revamps digicams

Fujifilm has announced five new digital cameras aimed at the hobbyist market, people who aren't professional photographers but who want more from a camera than just an easy way to take snaps of their kids.

Acrobat hits devices--via Linux

You can already view Adobe Systems' Acrobat PDF files on Windows PCs, Macintosh systems, and Unix and Linux computers. You may soon be able to see them on your cell phone and your car's dashboard.

DVD-RAM hits surprising speeds

The rewritable DVD formats--DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM--are gaining on their write-once cousins DVD-R and DVD+R in speed. But here's a bigger surprise: The first leap forward is coming from DVD-RAM, traditionally the slowpoke of the crowd.

Iomega debuts versatile backup drive

Iomega is releasing in the US this week a new all-around backup solution: It uses hard drive technology, but is packaged in removable cartridges so you can buy one drive yet swap media.

MailWasher Pro enhances spam filter

Just as spam is getting smarter and more aggressive, so are the antispam weapons; FireTrust has updated its MailWasher Pro to use an advanced spam filter and also offer a subscription service that lets the application learn from other users' spam exp...

Dual DVD drives take over

The days of worrying about whether you need DVD+R or DVD-R discs may soon be over. Eighteen months after Sony Electronics announced the first dual DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW PC drive that handles both formats, virtually every other optical-storage manufac...

Six-megapixel cameras focus on consumers

Remember when a 6-megapixel digital camera was a professional tool? No longer. Olympus and Konica Minolta Photo Imaging are both announcing consumer-friendly 6-megapixel cameras priced under US$500.

Recovery Commander gives XP the boot

What do you do if Windows 2000 and XP can't boot? V Communications Inc. has a solution: Recovery Commander, now available as a US$40 download from the company's Web site.

Fujifilm expands digicam line

Fujifilm AG has announced new digital cameras for both ends of the user spectrum: Two entry-level models and two for professional photographers. None will be available before March, however, and one is barely off the drawing board.

Norton updates toughen online security

Norton Utilities have shifted their focus from desktop calamities to online threats, and the 2004 updates being released this month target spammers, viruses, and other online threats.

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GGG Evaluation Team

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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