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Acer unveils new image

Acer has unveiled a new corporate logo intended to represent the company following a restructuring and moves into new businesses beyond its core PC operations.

DNS software hole allows Web attacks

A vulnerability recently discovered in the software used in most DNS (Domain Name System) servers may be the most serious security threat yet found on the Internet, allowing hackers effectively to shut down ISPs (Internet service providers) and corpo...

Researchers shout about voice recognition

University researchers in Hong Kong have developed speech recognition technology that can run on less processing power than current systems, raising the promise of mobile phones that understand a wide variety of commands even in noisy settings.

Bluetooth may bring flood of in-building services

Wireless networks based on Bluetooth technology next year will begin to transform some restaurants, airports and even stores by letting customers access information free of charge on their own portable devices.

IBM shows glimpses of Bluetooth future

IBM is spreading its development resources widely in search of Bluetooth-enabled devices that users will embrace as part of their personal area networks, an IBM engineer Wednesday told attendees at the Bluetooth Developers Conference.

Intel P4 BIOS software had overwriting glitch

Intel last week corrected a glitch in the software for its newly-released Pentium 4 motherboards that might have caused users' data to be overwritten, a company representative said on Tuesday.

Nortel to inject $US350M into India's Internet

Nortel Networks is planning a $US350 million investment in India that will include Internet infrastructure expansion, research and development initiatives and a program to promote bandwidth donations to schools and governments, the company announced ...

Reports: Beijing Cracks Down on Net

The Chinese government reportedly imposed strict controls on the operation and financing of Internet content and service providers, unveiling a long-awaited document on the subject on China's National Day on Monday.

Michael Dell: PC price cuts will continue

The PC industry appears to be shifting into a new cycle of rapid cost and price declines, Dell Computer Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell said at a press conference on Wednesday.

WAP Forum advances toward Net standards

The WAP Forum expects to approve Version 2.0 of WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) by mid-2001 and may complete specifications before that for features such as animation, streaming media and downloading of music files, leaders of the group said.

Report: Ministry to auction Chinese dot-coms

The China International Trade Promotion Committee later this month will auction off approximately 200 Chinese dot-com companies and their assets to foreign as well as domestic bidders, according to a report from official newspaper China Daily.

China's software industry under threat from piracy

More than one in four software companies in China believes piracy is the biggest barrier to the development of China's software industry, according to a report Friday on the Web site of the official People's Daily newspaper.

Voice over DSL Set to Expand Beyond US

Cost-cutting technology to carry multiple voice calls over DSL (digital subscriber line) is set to break out of the US market, as equipment manufacturers tune their software to comply with a standard used in nearly every other country.

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GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell


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


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


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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