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World Tech Update, July 15, 2011

On World Tech Update Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer jokes about the slow growth of Windows Phone 7, Julian Assange's lawyers argue against his extradition, one of China's fastest supercomputers goes online, Netflix users get slapped with a big price hik...

World Tech Update, July 1, 2011

On World Tech Update this week Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer introduces Office365, the US Supreme Court rules that violent video games can be sold and rented to minors, Egypt promises never to shut off the Internet again, News Corp takes a huge loss on...

World Tech Update, June 23, 2011

World Tech Update June 23, 2011. This week the Federal Trade Commission approves Microsoft's purchase of Skype, the Playstation Vita will ship slightly later than promised, Nintendo's Wii U won't be much more powerful than the current generation cons...

World Tech Update, May 27, 2011

Coming up on World Tech Update this week, Microsoft demos Windows Phone Mango, Steve Ballmer accidentally announces Windows 8, and explosion at a Foxconn manufacturing plants kills three and injures more than a dozen others, North Korea starts making...

Humanaquarium blends art and tech, attracts crowds

The creative lighting, strange sounds and odd look of the project attracted large crowds at the Computer Human Interaction conference. Called the Humanaquarium, the large plexiglass box housed two musicians whose performance could be controlled by au...

CHI2011: World Tech Update, May 12, 2011

On World Tech Update this week Microsoft announces that it will buy Skype for $8.5 billion, Google announces that the first Chromebooks will go on sale June 15 and we’re at the Computer Human Interaction conference in Vancouver where we’ll show you t...

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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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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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