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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...

Pioneer to launch Blu-ray Disc drive in January

Pioneer plans to unveil at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) its first Blu-ray Disc format optical disc drive for personal computers, it said Tuesday. The drive will be go on sale in Japan at the end of January pending the completion ...

Toshiba hints at HD-DVD delay

Toshiba will likely delay the commercial launch of its first HD-DVD player because a group in charge of the copy-protection system for the format has yet to complete its work, the company said this week.

Fujitsu turns to carbon nanotubes as heatsinks

Fujitsu Laboratories has reported success in using carbon nanotubes as a heatsink for semiconductor chips. The company turned to the tiny tubes as a potential replacement for metallic heatsinks for amplifiers that will be used in next generation cell...

Panasonic to kill GSM phones for 3G Linux handsets

Panasonic Mobile Communications is ending development of 2G (second generation) cell phones in the face of "severe global competition" to concentrate on development of 3G (third generation) Linux-based handsets.

NEC develops razor-thin battery

Engineers at Japan's NEC have developed a flexible battery that is less than a millimeter thick that can be charged in half a minute, the company said Wednesday.

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

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

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