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Zensonic Z400 Digital Network Home Media Player

The Zensonic Z400 Digital Network Home Media Player, much like the D-Link DSM-320, is a media streamer, taking movies, audio and pictures stored on a PC and displaying them on a TV set. It works over both wireless (802.11b/g) and Ethernet.

AV Labs AV Magic

The AV Magic uses a technology developed for computers--802.11g wireless--to link one AV unit with another. It's a wireless replacement for AV cables.

Microsoft's Office XML lags on Mac

Microsoft is readying a new version of Office for Macintosh for release in the first half of 2004 — one which doesn’t support many of the much-touted XML features of its Windows cousin, Office 2003.

Year in Review: Developing a loyal user base

Those expecting a holy war this year between Microsoft’s .Net tools, Sun's Java and various open source alternatives will have been disappointed, but it’s heartening to see that most of the development options appear to be thriving.

Spring clean for Office suites

It's the month for new desktop application suite releases with freshened versions of both Microsoft Office and its wannabe open source competitor, OpenOffice, being launched. However, there's no apparent stampede to adopt the new packages.

Microsoft finds inspiration in freeware world

Open source activists such as the free software foundation may not regard Microsoft Corp.'s shared source license as "open", but shared source manager Jason Matusow makes it plain that the company has been inspired and influenced by the free software...

Godzone code bound for .Net

The next version of Microsoft’s .Net development frameworks may well have some code written at New Zealand's University of Canterbury.

Kiwis to hear .Net gospel

Microsoft platform strategist Mike Glass will be telling upwards of 1200 developers in Auckland this week what .Net should mean for them.

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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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