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Sharman blocks Australian access to Kazaa software

Sharman Networks is blocking Internet users in Australia from downloading the client software used to access the Kazaa peer-to-peer file sharing system. It has taken the decision in order to comply with an Australian court ruling, it said Tuesday.

Google adds details to philanthropic plans

Do no evil, the company's informal motto says, but Google is also intent on doing good. On Tuesday, it announced that the Google.org Web site will become an information center for its philanthropic activities, including the Google Foundation, and it ...

Sony plans to cut 10,000 jobs to save costs

Sony issued an earnings warning Thursday, and said it will cut 10,000 jobs and a number of product models over the next few years, as it reorganizes its electronics division in an effort to reduce costs.

HP plans to cut 14,500 jobs, saving $1.9bn a year

Hewlett-Packard hopes to save US$1.9 billion a year through a massive reorganization in which it will cut 14,500 jobs, or around 10 percent of its workforce. It will also link sales and marketing efforts more closely to business units, eliminating t...

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...

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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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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.

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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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