Stories by Nancy Weil

"What is that?!" It's a chair, it's a computer

While attendees at Comdex were lining up Monday to test drive the Segway transportation device that generated so much buzz over the past year or so, across the exhibition hall people were drawn to what looked like a jazzed-up, high-tech dentist chair...

Judge accepts most of settlement agreement

U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly Friday approved most of the provisions of a settlement deal between Microsoft Corp. and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and nine states that sued the software maker in a landmark antitrust lawsuit...

US ATTACK: Gartner: Cyberterrorism is real threat

Although there have been no reported cases of cyberterrorism or hacks of corporate or U.S. government sites, companies must remain vigilant in the coming days because there is every expectation that the Web will be used as a terrorist weapon.

Fujitsu offers new pen-tablet PC

A new version of Fujitsu PC's pen-tablet PC, which can be converted for desktop use and is aimed at people whose jobs frequently take them away from the office or outdoors, was announced Monday.

Tool used to create Anna worm enhanced

The tool used to write the Anna Kournikova worm has been enhanced by its creator and packs a potentially stronger wallop than when it emerged last month because it is capable of sending hidden .exe files and turning those loose on a user's PC, accord...

HP extends Linux support

Hewlett-Packard will soon offer Linux support on 44 printers and also will ship servers and development tools aimed at users of the OS, the company announced Wednesday at the LinuxWorld trade show in New York.

Sci-Fi future full of viruses and villains

After hearing three top science-fiction writers pontificate on their visions of the future during a panel discussion at Comdex, there is this to say: Run! Run for your lives! Pandemics, biological warfare, Bluetooth-like brain implants and diagnostic...

Compaq recalls Armada battery packs

Compaq Computer is recalling some 55,000 battery packs from Armada E500 and V300 notebook computers sold globally because the packs can short circuit and possibly overheat, release smoke and catch on fire.

Microsoft's Ballmer defends practices, products

Microsoft President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer doesn't shy from confrontation and perhaps that is why his keynote Wednesday at a Gartner Group conference had more of an edge to it than the friendlier chats of other interviews at ITxpo....

McNealy: Sun working toward always-on Net

The always-on Internet is akin to the pervasive dial tone we get when we pick up the telephone handset and the infrastructure for such ubiquitous connectivity is the primary focus of Sun Microsystems, company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Scot...

HP unveils 'Superdome' Unix servers

Hewlett-Packard unveiled the high-end HP 9000 Superdome Unix server on Tuesday, along with an overall strategy aimed at its large dot-com customers, service providers and data-intensive corporations.

MS/DOJ - SIIA blasts expected Microsoft remedy proposal

Microsoft's response to the US government's plan to break up the company and impose behavioral remedies to stop the software maker's anticompetitive practices isn't even out yet, but it already has drawn a withering critique.

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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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