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Sliding-type Samsung GSM phone revealed

One of Samsung Electronics' newest GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) cellular telephones, as-yet unannounced by the South Korean company, has been revealed after it received regulatory approval in the U.S.

Sony pushes Memory Stick for video

Sony has set a new course for its Memory Stick memory card with the announcement in the last two weeks of several products that target mobile video applications.

Sony gives Aibo a face lift

Sony Corp. has updated its Aibo entertainment robot with a new version that features upgraded electronics functions but few improvements on the robotic front.

Report: Blaster suspect 'surprised' at arrest

A Minnesota teenager who was arrested last week and charged with releasing the W32.Blaster-B Internet worm has spoken of his surprise at being arrested and also said the media has mischaracterized him as a loner and reckless.

Hitachi develops RFID chip for bank notes, documents

Hitachi Ltd. has developed an RFID (radio frequency identification) chip that requires no external antenna and makes possible the embedding of tracking and identification chips in bank notes, tickets and other paper products.

Panasonic unveils palm-size digital cameras

Japanese consumer electronics maker Matsushita Electric Industrial, better known by its Panasonic brand name, has unveiled two new digital cameras at the Internationale Funk Ausstellung (IFA) exhibition in Berlin.

Toshiba debuts small hard disk music player

Toshiba has announced a new hard disk-based digital music player that is both smaller and lighter than both its previous model and the competing iPod player from Apple Computer.

Sobig.F worm could have originated on Usenet

The Sobig.F worm, which is estimated to have infected more than 100,000 computers and generated tens of millions of e-mails, could have begun life disguised as a pornographic picture in a posting to a handful of Usenet newsgroups.

Cyberslackers beware, the Oxford Dictionary sees you

If you spend half your day surfing the Web rather than working, your boss can probably think of a few words to call you but here's one that might be new to them: cyberslacker. It's one of over 100 IT-inspired or related words that have made their way...

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Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


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

Steph Mundell


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


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


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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