Stories by Linda Rosencrance

Microsoft profits up, Intel down slightly

Microsoft Tuesday reported a net profit of US$2.79 billion, or 26 cents per share, for its fiscal third quarter, which ended March 31. That compares with $2.74 billion, or 25 cents per share, for the same period last year.

FBI: Internet fraud complaints up in 2002

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) referred 48,252 fraud complaints to US federal, state and local law enforcement agencies last year, triple the 16,775 referrals it made in 2001.

Technology being tested to detect and report gunshots

A New Orleans-based company is developing technology that it said could provide law enforcement authorities with the precise details of gunshots -- including the type of gun used, number of shots fired and the exact location from which the shots were...

New technology could reduce traffic fatalities

Nearly 100 lives could be saved during this US holiday season if all vehicles were equipped with automated crash-notification systems, which will soon be on more cars and trucks, according to the American Trauma Society (ATS).

Identity theft case seen as largest in U.S. history

US federal investigators have charged three men they say were involved in a massive identity theft scheme that spanned three years, involved more than 30,000 victims and, so far, has resulted in more than US$2.7 million in losses.

FTC targets deceptive spam

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 12 state and local law enforcement officials have launched an initiative to fight fraudulent spam and Internet scams.

PayPal users targeted by e-mail scam -- again

Users of online payment service PayPal have again been targeted by scam artists trying to steal their personal data, including name, address, home and work telephone numbers and credit card information.

Yahoo users hit with e-mail scam

Users of Yahoo Inc.'s paid services were targeted by scam artists trying to gain access to their personal information, including credit card numbers.

Online payment service PayPal hit by scam

During the past two weeks, online payment service PayPal Inc. has been targeted by scam artists trying to get the personal information of its users, including credit card data, user names and passwords.

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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

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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.

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

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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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