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Seattle P-I goes online-only tomorrow

Seattle's oldest newspaper is committing to cyberspace with an online only operation, announcing Monday that it will cease its print edition with the March 17 edition and become the first U.S. metro daily to switch to an online-only publication.

Google's Schmidt Talks Politics

The Internet -- and, not incidentally, Google -- is a friend to democracy, Google CEO Eric Schmidt told the keynote gathering of the Personal Democracy Forum here in New York on Friday morning.

Switching to Vista

Next-generation operating system Windows Vista hits retail shelves this week. Until now, it's been available only in limited quantities to PC vendors who are bundling the new operating system with their computers, and to some volume buyers in busine...

Linksys speeds up 802.11g lineup

Linksys Group has released a line of 802.11g products aimed at small business and home users. The products are designed to give users more power for their wireless LANs.

FileMaker updated to version 7

FileMaker is releasing a revamped version of its database software this week, adding full relational capabilities, more security functions, and tools to make it easier to put a Web interface on a database so it is accessible by a browser.

The Mac turns 20

It was insanely great, the computer for the rest of us, and out to change the world. The Apple Computer Inc. Macintosh marks its twentieth birthday this week, and -- hubris and hype aside -- the Mac has made an acknowledged impact on personal computi...

Rio unveils new MP3 players

Rio has unveiled a handful of new portable digital audio players, one of them featuring a new, lightweight type of storage that promises to keep such devices shrinking.

Microsoft Previews FrontPage 2003

Microsoft Corp. is enhancing the XML capabilities of its FrontPage Web design program with true WYSIWYG editing and easier interaction with other applications in the Office 2003 family.

Preclick offers free, fast Photo Organizer

Preclick Photo Organizer, a tool designed to transform the megabytes of random digital photos on your hard drive from virtual shoebox to speedy, searchable photo album, is becoming available as a free download.

Feature: Fast times for Microsoft's home products

Microsoft flew into the consumer products market with Flight Simulator 20 years ago. Today, the division behind that title and its many offspring has reached US$1 billion in annual sales, making it the fourth-largest revenue producer at Microsoft beh...

Microsoft updates accounting suite

Microsoft has released an update to its Small Business Manager, an integrated collection of accounting modules that interoperates with Microsoft Office applications as well as some Microsoft Web services for small businesses.

Microsoft outlines security policy

Malicious worms, hackers, and dire scenarios of cyberattack are giving cybersecurity more attention, but is it getting more action? It is at Microsoft Corp., says executive Craig Mundie, describing the progress of the software giant's year-old Trustw...

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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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