Stories by Heather Havenstein

Startup targets Yahoo, Google with Web page tools

Pageflakes, which lets communities of users create personalized Internet home pages, next month plans to begin offering a directory of 10,000 "widgets," or small, single-purpose applications that can be used to further customize personal pages.

MySpace for grown-ups

Portland Trailblazers fans are using a new social networking Web site set up last week by the team to join together and lobby the National Basketball Association to add Trailblazers power forward Zach Randolph to the lineup for Sunday's NBA All-Star ...

3GSM - Microsoft launches 'mashup' contest for developers

Microsoft and British Telecommunications Monday launched a competition to encourage developers to create "network mashups" that merge telecommunications features like voice and text messaging with Web 2.0 applications like mapping and search. A "mash...

Microsoft to release BizTalk Server 2006 R2

Microsoft announced plans Tuesday for a new version of BizTalk Server 2006 designed to help companies extend the reach of their business processes to the edge of the enterprise.

Compuware rolls out testing tool

Compuware unveiled a testing tool Tuesday designed to allow developers and testers -- especially those using Microsoft's Visual Studio 2005 - to identify and resolve errors more quickly.

Vendors spread the AJAX gospel

Users who helped spur the growth of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) programming techniques through grass-roots efforts welcomed last week's news that several top vendors have joined forces to promote it to the open-source community.

Los Angeles police use data analysis to fight terrorism

The Los Angeles Police Department's counterterrorism unit next month will begin using a new data analysis system designed to identify and connect related pieces of intelligence to help officers deter and respond to terrorist attacks.

Users seek answers on Indigo

Microsoft last week vowed to dramatically boost developer productivity with its forthcoming Indigo communications technology for building Web services. Some users, however, say they're still grappling to understand the tools in Indigo's .Net Framewor...

SAP weaves new net

SAP AG is taking the high road in the enterprise computing platform battle raging between Microsoft Corp.'s .Net and Sun Microsystems Inc.'s J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) with the announcement Thursday of its new NetWeaver platform that will suppo...

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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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