Stories by Jack McCarthy

Warning: another holiday virus

A gremlin trying to spoil Christmas has released a Melissa-like virus capable of reformatting your hard drive, though most antivirus products can fight it.

Court to halt iMac clone sales

A US federal judge is prepared to issue a preliminary injunction barring copycats from imitating the design of Apple's popular bubble-shaped iMac PC.

Intel develops integrated chip

The second half of 2000 will see the release of a "system-on-a-chip" by Intel. "Timna" will integrate the CPU with graphics and memory controllers.

IBM announces new ThinkPads in colour

Big Blue is ready for Mars Red Metallic, Andromeda Green and Lunar Gray. IBM next month will launch its ThinkPad notebook in seven bright colours, the company said today.

New Microsoft IE security flaw found

Another security flaw found in Internet Explorer 5 could allow malicious Web site operators to read files held on the computers of users visiting such sites, says Microsoft. The company is advising users to disable the Active Scripting feature in IE ...

IDC: Internet economy just beginning

In just a few years, observers will look back at today's e-commerce as nothing but the "primordial ooze" necessary to develop the full-blown economy that is bound to emerge over the Internet, predicts an IDC analyst.

Intel, again, offers faster Celerons

Intel has rolled out yet another round of faster processors for low-cost mobile computers, releasing mobile Celeron processors running at 433MHz and 466MHz.

Trojan Horse hits ICQ subscribers

A hacker using a Trojan Horse disguised as a JPEG file has gained access to a small number of ICQ passwords, an America Online official has revealed.

DoJ ponders Microsoft break-up

The US Department of Justice has contacted experts to analyse how best to break up Microsoft in the event the government prevails in its antitrust case against the software giant, a DoJ official has revealed.

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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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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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