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New Netsky.C variant reported

A new version of the NetSky e-mail worm has begun circulating through the Internet, anti-virus software companies reported on Wednesday.

MACWORLD - Jobs unveils new iPod Mini, GarageBand software

The iPod now has a sibling. Apple Computer Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs unveiled a slimmed down companion to its iPod portable music player during a keynote address at Apple's user conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. The announcement...

Sun researchers: Computers do bad math

On Feb. 25, 1991, during the first Gulf War, a Scud missile hit U.S. Army barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 28 U.S. soldiers. The barracks was defended by a Patriot missile defense system, which for some reason failed to track and intercept ...

AMD eyes 45-nanometer transistors

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) researchers on Tuesday revealed details of how their company plans to build processors using the next-generation 45-nanometer process technology that AMD hopes to have in production by as early as 2007.

AMD: Days are numbered for 32-bit chips

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will probably stop producing 32-bit processors by the end of 2005, a senior AMD executive predicted during a Monday panel discussion on AMD's 64-bit processors at Comdex.

AMD plans new plant, sees 2004 rebound

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is optimistic enough about its future that the company is planning to break ground on a major new processor manufacturing facility by the end of 2003, company executives revealed Thursday at an analyst conference held at ...

AMD plans new plant, sees 2004 rebound

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is optimistic enough about its future that the company is planning to break ground on a major new processor manufacturing facility by the end of 2003, company executives revealed Thursday at an analyst conference held at ...

Transmeta takes on power leakage with LongRun2

Transmeta Corp. hopes software it is developing in conjunction with its new Efficeon microprocessors will address one of the thorniest problems addressing the next generation of computer chips: wasted power.

New EMC software targets SMBs

EMC has released two new software products aimed at small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to configure and manage storage devices. The company also announced enhancements to a number of software products that manage its Clariion line of storage arr...

JBoss joins JCP, but without J2EE certification

In a warming of relations between the two companies, open source software vendor JBoss Group LLC has signed up as a member of the Java Community Process (JCP), the group that defines Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java standards.

Amazon to sell world's largest book

If you've got US$10,000 to spare and know someone with an extremely large bookshelf, you may be in for some interesting holiday shopping this December on Amazon.com.

RIAA settles with 12-year-old pirate's mother

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has settled the first of the 261 lawsuits it filed on Monday against music enthusiasts who, the association alleges, have uploaded more than 1,000 files using online music-sharing services such as ...

Forrester: Linux development can be more costly

Creating and maintaining a custom Web-based application with Java and Linux is almost 40 per cent more expensive than using Microsoft's software, a Microsoft-commissioned report from Forrester Research claims.

IBM invests in On Demand digital studio

IBM has signed a four-year multimillion-dollar deal with digital animation firm Threshold Digital Research Labs of Santa Monica, California, to build a digital studio that will be leased out to special effects firms looking for short-term, on-demand ...

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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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