Stories by Martyn Williams

IDF - Intel pushes UWB wireless to 100M bps, looks higher

As standardization talks begin on a new wireless data transmission technology called Ultra Wideband (UWB), Intel has demonstrated a prototype UWB system that can send data at 100M bps (bits per second) and said it plans to push the technology to high...

Hynix reaps gain from higher DRAM prices

The rising price of computer memory may not be welcomed by consumers, but for South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc., one of the largest memory chip makers in the world, the higher prices have brought with them something not seen for more than a year...

Unannounced Intel P4 chipsets appear in Tokyo

Once again, the component shops in Tokyo's Akihabara electronics district have beaten Intel Corp. to the punch by putting on display computer motherboards based on engineering samples of two unannounced Intel chipsets.

IBM, Toshiba and Sony tie on SOI chip development

Armonk, New York-based IBM Corp. and Tokyo-based companies Sony Corp., Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) and Toshiba Corp. have agreed to work together on development of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology that is expected to enable...

Sony unwraps high tech 'healing' ball

Demonstrating some of the freedom that its engineers and designers are given, Sony Corp. unveiled prototypes of a spherical "healing creature" Wednesday evening on the eve of the Robodex 2002 exhibition of entertainment robots.

Canon upgrades the Ixy Digital

Canon has given its popular Ixy digital still camera a face-lift, adding a couple of features it has previously put only on high-end cameras while also lowering the price.

Sony unveils latest prototype humanoid robot

Aibo may soon have a master it can relate to. Sony has taken the wraps off its latest prototype humanoid robot, the SDR-4X, and said that it could be on the market by the end of this year.

Samsung unveils fast CD/DVD combo drive

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. unveiled Thursday a speedy new optical disc drive that should mean users spend less time waiting for data to be read from or written to optical discs.

Samsung shipping samples of DDR400 memory

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has begun shipping sample DDR (double data rate) SDRAM (synchronous dynamic RAM) memory chips that are two steps faster than those used in personal computers today.

Sony expands Vaio line with new notebook PCs

Sony has unveiled the first model in a new line of notebook computers, the Vaio VX series, and lifted the veil on a couple of prototypes the company is currently developing, among them a strong contender for the title of smallest Windows XP-based not...

Little support for ICANN overhaul proposal

Sony has unveiled the first model in a new line of notebook computers, the Vaio VX series, and lifted the veil on a couple of prototypes the company is currently developing, among them a strong contender for the title of smallest Windows XP-based not...

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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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