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Gadget site resolves Microsoft secrets dispute

Electronics news site Engadget.com has resolved a dispute with Microsoft in which the software giant sent a letter demanding Engadget remove screen shots concerning the future of Windows mobile software, according to the founder of Weblogs, Engadget'...

FCC to consider allowing cell phones on planes

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday kicked off efforts that could reshape the communications services available to airline passengers, deciding to auction off spectrum now set aside for air-to-ground phone service and propos...

First software-defined radio approved

A technology that could transform wireless communications got a boost on Friday when the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced its first approval of a software-defined radio.

Nortel details plans to lay off 3,250 employees

Nortel Networks will lay off approximately 1,400 employees in the US and about 950 in Canada, with those employees to be notified by the end of June 2005, the network equipment vendor said in a regulatory filing Thursday that fleshed out earlier anno...

Linksys goes dual-band on Wi-Fi

With its eyes on the future of home entertainment and a relatively uncluttered band of radio spectrum, Cisco Systems' Linksys division on Wednesday unveiled a line of IEEE 802.11g/a wireless LAN products.

Study shows DSL leading in broadband growth

Broadband digital subscriber line (DSL) led a global boom in broadband Internet access over the 12 months ended June 30, growing to about 78 million total subscribers as users of all broadband services surpassed 123 million, the DSL Forum announced W...

Rosedale chips fuel Intel's WiMax drive

Intel expects its first-generation WiMax chips to spawn devices for wireless broadband end users that cost less than US$200 and won't require a visit by a service provider, a company executive said Tuesday.

Google, Yahoo reach licensing deal

Google Inc. will license technology patented by Yahoo Inc. subsidiary Overture Services in one of two dispute settlements that the Internet search giants announced on Monday.

NEC unit to admit defrauding needy schools

NEC-Business Network Solutions (NEC/BNS), a unit of NEC America, is set to plead guilty Thursday to defrauding a U.S. government program to help needy schools use the Internet.

Microsoft goes open source with WiX tool

Anyone who thought Microsoft's settlement with long-time nemesis Sun Microsystems seemed surreal were in for another shocker Monday, when the software giant made some of its source code freely available on the Internet.

Vendors, carriers eye WiMax wireless broadband

Manufacturers and service providers looked at the emerging WiMax wireless technology last week and saw a possible rival to wired broadband services -- at the end of what some see as a long standardization process.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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