Stories by Nancy Weil

Future Ford cars to include 'net access

Voice-activated communications and information systems offering security features and Internet access will be standard in 2001 model-year Lincoln luxury cars made by the Ford Motor Co.

Future computers will feel your pain

Most, if not all, computer users have at least occasionally felt the urge to boot their machines in a literal way, but within the next decade, computers will be able to feel such anguish and adjust to soothe the moods of irate users.

Another IE 5 security flaw found

Microsoft might consider putting Bulgarian programmer Georgi Guninski on the payroll. The software maker has acknowledged that Guninski discovered yet a third security flaw in Internet Explorer 5 browser software.

MyHelpdesk.com offers online tech support

Computer users frustrated with fruitless searches for information to help them with software or hardware problems may find relief at a Web site launched today that includes resource directories for commonly used products.

US to crack down on cybersquatting

A new US bill proposes high penalties for "cybersquatters" -- people who register trademark domain names with the intent of making money through resale.

Win98 bug fixes available on CD

The Windows 98 Service Pack 1, which includes bug fixes and year 2000 upgrades for the Windows 98 operating system, is now available on CD via Microsoft Australia's Web site at a cost of $13.95.

CMGI to acquire AltaVista from Compaq

Five days after confirming acquisition negotiations, Compaq has officially announced that it is selling a majority stake in AltaVista to CMGI, the Internet operating company.

S3 plans to buy Diamond Multimedia

With an eye on the growing home networking and Internet appliance markets, S3 intends to buy Diamond Multimedia Systems in a stock deal expected to close in October.

Domino, Notes headed towards greater mobility

Users of Lotus Development's Notes groupware are expected to have a range of additional mobile capabilities soon, including the ability to receive and send messages via handheld devices, company officials announced yesterday at the DemoMobile 99 show...

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

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STYLISTIC Q572

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

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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.

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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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