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Intel's Sonoma to launch next week

Intel plans to launch the second generation of its Centrino mobile processor platform on Jan. 19 the company confirmed Monday. The new platform, code-named Sonoma, will include a new version of Intel's Pentium M mobile processor, a new wireless chip,...

InPhase plans holographic storage device for 2006

InPhase Technologies Inc. is one step closer to bringing holographic storage drives to market. On Wednesday, the company plans to demonstrate the first fully functioning prototype of its Tapestry holographic drive, which the company expects to begin ...

Sun eyes home users with Sun Ray update

Sun Microsystems on Monday will update its Sun Ray platform with new workstations and server software that company executives believe will give the thin client devices a foothold among home users.

Dell slams expected IBM-Lenovo deal

IBM executives looking for a buyer for their company's PC business most likely did not spend time in Round Rock, Texas. Speaking at a press conference at OpenWorld on Tuesday, Dell founder and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell said that his compan...

Gartner: Microsoft beats PalmSource in PDAs

Worldwide shipments of personal digital assistants (PDAs) using Microsoft 's Windows CE operating system have surpassed those using PalmSource's Palm OS for the first time, following a precipitous decline in Palm OS PDA shipments in the third quarter...

High-performance computing: Muscle in the middle

It's easy to get the impression that the midrange Unix server is like a boxer near the end of a career - still packing a wallop, just no longer throwing knockout left hooks. But the truth is, new processor architectures, multi-core systems, and the a...

Sun, Kodak settle Java lawsuit

Sun Microsystems has agreed to pay US$92 million to settle a software patent lawsuit brought against it by Eastman Kodak, Sun announced Thursday.

Andreessen: Microsoft to make IE more competitive

The success of alternative browsers such as Mozilla Foundation's Firefox may ultimately have an unexpected side effect, causing Microsoft to be more aggressive in leveraging its dominance of Internet client software, said Marc Andreessen, one of the ...

New service brings digital music to eBay

A 60-person startup company called PassAlong Networks, believes it discovered a way to encourage fans to legally share digital music: Cut them in for a piece of the action. On Thursday, the company is set to launch a music download service and "shari...

Gartner: Piracy driving Linux PC shipments

Although Linux may be shipping on a growing number of PCs sold in the emerging markets of Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, about 80 percent of PCs shipped with the open source operating system this year will eventually run pirated versions of...

Azul Systems to launch Java appliance

A 130-person startup run by the former chief executive officer of Cobalt Networks next year will begin shipping a new multicore server designed to speed up Java processing in the data center.

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Kathy Cassidy

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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