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Sasser worm creator sentenced by German court

A German teenager who confessed to creating the Sasser computer worm has been found guilty of three counts of computer sabotage and four counts of data manipulation, and given a suspended sentence of 21 months.

Reports: Microsoft in talks to buy adware developer

Microsoft has been discussing the possibility of buying a developer of adware, Claria, according to reports published in US newspapers Thursday. However, the deal is in danger of falling through, in part because of concerns about how such a move woul...

Fujitsu-Siemens recalls fire-risk laptop batteries

Batteries in some notebook computers from Fujitsu-Siemens Computers can overheat, with a risk of fire. The company had recalled the batteries in some of its Amilo notebook computers, and would replace affected batteries free of charge, it said.

London man arrested for 2001 Nasa hacking

Police in London arrested an unemployed computer systems administrator on Tuesday, over two years after U.S. authorities said they would request his extradition to answer charges of hacking U.S. government computer systems.

Microsoft reveals changes in EU agreement

Microsoft has revealed details of the concessions it offered last week to the European Commission in negotiations over how it will comply with the terms of an antitrust case settlement.

Vendors store all things great and small

Storage products announced at the Cebit trade show in Germany, last week spanned the range from a Cisco Systems storage switch ready for multiterabyte arrays of data, down to a new half-height tape drive from Tandberg Data.

Mobile phone makers hope to play in music market

Wherever you turn at trade shows, there's always a stand with blaring music, and the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes was no exception this week. However, this time the music was not only accompanying the announcements: it was headlining.

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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

LIFEBOOK UH574

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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