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Hitachi releases water-cooled notebook PC

Hitachi Ltd. has announced the commercial launch of its water-cooled notebook PC, a 1.8GHz mobile Pentium 4-based machine which uses a patented Hitachi system to aid heat dissipation.

Tiny Philips CD-ROM drive for phones, PDAs

Philips is trying to squeeze the size of a CD drive and fit it into portable devices such as mobile phones, PDAs (personal digital assistants) and digital still cameras. Using blue laser technology, the company has managed to miniaturize a drive for ...

NEC develops software for faster audio compression

NEC Corp. has developed software that can quickly compress audio data at a flexible rate, the company said Friday. This new development will allow mobile-phone users to exchange high-quality audio data, it said.

Epson offers OTG-compliant chip for USB connection

Seiko Epson Corp. will be the first vendor in Japan to mass produce an LSI (large-scale integrated circuit) chip, which supports the new USB (Universal Serial Bus) On-the-Go (OTG) standard, the company announced Wednesday. The controller chip allows ...

Internet voting for best World Cup player

Japan and South Korea will use the World Cup as an opportunity to show off their secure voting technology. The two countries will collect votes from soccer fans for the most valuable player (MVP) using an advanced secure Internet voting system, Divya...

Nintendo head steps down

Nintendo's president of more than a half century will resign and be replaced by a 42 year-old board member at the end of this month, the company announced Friday.

Robotic dog seeks employment

Now that Honda Motor's humanoid robot Asimo has several jobs, Sony Corp.'s dog-like Aibo is looking for work. Three Japanese companies unveiled a system that can wirelessly program the Aibo's movements at Business Show 2002, held this week in Tokyo.

Memory-card advances boost gadget development

About a year ago, when SanDisk Corp. first introduced a 512M-byte Compact Flash memory card, it was priced at US$799. Now for the same price you can get SanDisk's highest-capacity 1G-byte Compact Flash, which was rolled out in the first quarter this ...

NEC releases line of quiet Crusoe-based desktops

NEC on Wednesday released an all-in-one desktop PC which runs quietly without fans and features low power consumption. The company also unveiled a new line-up of notebook PCs, including a model which offers twice the battery life of previous models.

What's cooking? Bluetooth hits the kitchen

Toshiba Corp. started rolling out a line of Bluetooth-enabled networked home appliances last week, observing consumers' reactions to the new and as-yet unproven products, while audio-equipment maker Kenwood Corp. announced with more confidence the de...

EDEX - Developers aim high with OELD technologies

Two OELD (organic electroluminescence displays) manufacturers unveiled new developments in the display technology at the Electronic Display Exhibition (EDEX) 2002 that opened in the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition hall on Tuesday.

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STYLISTIC Q702

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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