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FBI warns of mining accident e-mail scam

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is warning Internet users to be on the look out for a fraudulent e-mail soliciting money for a survivor of a mine accident in the U.S. last week.

Samsung, AU Optronics cross-license patents

Samsung Electronics and AU Optronics (AUO) have signed a broad patent cross-licensing agreement, they said Thursday. Both companies are among the biggest flat-panel display makers in the world.

IBM, Sony, Toshiba extend chip development work

IBM, Sony and Toshiba will extend their joint work on the development of manufacturing technologies for advanced semiconductors, they said Thursday. The work will also cover fundamental research related to new chips, including materials research.

Sharp to speed up LCD factory expansion

Sharp Corp. is planning to increase production at its two LCD (liquid crystal display) factories in Japan in response to anticipated soaring demand for flat-panel LCD televisions over the next few years, it said Wednesday. The company also expects to...

Connexion to adjust in-flight Internet service prices

The Boeing Co. will adjust the prices it charges for Internet access from the air via its Connexion by Boeing service later this month, it said Wednesday. The company will also make available four channels of live television to equipped aircraft duri...

CES - Samsung sees 2006 as year of LCD TV

Samsung Electronics sees strong demand for LCD (liquid crystal display) televisions this year as prices continue to fall, an executive said Saturday at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

CES - Sony's Stringer seeks balance for copy-protection

The recent controversy over a copy-protection system employed on music CDs from Sony BMG Music Entertainment proved to Sony Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer the need to carefully balance the needs of customers and the rights of ar...

Blu-ray Disc licensing begins

The group behind the Blu-ray Disc high-definition video disc standard has finalized the first-generation version of several formats and is ready to begin licensing, it said last week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

CES - Panasonic shows laptop fuel cell

Matsushita Battery Industrial, a division of Japan's Panasonic, is showing a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) for laptop computers at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week.

Blu-ray Disc launch to lag HD-DVD by 3 months

The first players supporting the high-definition Blu-ray Disc format appear likely to lag those for the competing HD-DVD format by at least three months, according to announcements and predictions made in Las Vegas on Wednesday at the International C...

HD picture to come into focus

The fuzzy picture surrounding the launch of two competing high-definition video-disc formats should come into focus this week as supporters of both systems show their latest prototypes and disclose further launch plans at the International Consumer E...

Latest and greatest gadgets head for Vegas

It's big, bustling and brings together more than 100,000 people and 300 companies for four days in the middle of the desert. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off in Las Vegas on Jan. 5 and this time it's all about high-definiti...

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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

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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.

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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