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SpiralFrog expands music catalog with EMI deal

SpiralFrog has reached an agreement with EMI Music Publishing, one of the largest music publishers in the world, to use its songs and lyrics for a music download service scheduled to roll out in a beta version by November.

Microsoft nets phishing filter technology

Microsoft is using data-mining techniques from a third party in its Internet browsers to guard against "phishing" attacks, where dubious Web sites try to harvest personal information from unknowing victims.

MySpace enters crowded music download market

MySpace.com is launching a new music download service that emphasizes music from independent artists, the latest in a string of services announced in recent weeks that hope to topple iTunes from its crown.

Samsung makes 1G-bit DDR2 smaller and for less

Samsung Electronics has started mass-producing 1 G-bit DDR (double data rate 2) DRAM memory chips using an advanced manufacturing process that allows it to make the chips smaller and at less cost.

Nokia top, Lenovo bottom of eco-friendly list

Nonprofit environmental organization Greenpeace has rated mobile phone giant Nokia highly for its eco-friendly policies, but gave low marks to Lenovo Group, Motorola and Apple Computer, among others.

Microsoft signs ad deal with Facebook

Microsoft will supply banner and text ads for Facebook, a social networking Web site, under a deal signed after the two companies only opened discussions last week, they said.

Microsoft takes PC safety scan, OneCare international

Microsoft launched an international version of its free Web-based PC security and tune-up application on Monday and promised worldwide beta versions of Windows Live OneCare, the company's new consumer security product.

Skype, iSkoot sign mobile phone deal

Skype will help market an application that will put its contact list and VOIP (voice over Internet protocol) and instant messaging services on high-end mobile phones.

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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.

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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.

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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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