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Digital video forecast goes fuzzy

The next-generation video standard known as MPEG-4 promises to dazzle you with fast, high-definition video on your desktop and TV. But developers enthusiastic about the technology warn that nagging licensing issues could hobble its release.

iMac and Sony Vaio duke it out on Popular Science

Citing both Apple Computer and Sony's intentions to become the hub of the digital lifestyle, Popular Science has pitted an US$1,800 800MHz flat-panel iMac up against a $3,400 Sony Vaio PCV-MXS10 to see which really comes out on top. The new compariso...

Creative launches 8,000-song MP3 jukebox

Creative Technology Ltd. has released the latest version of its Nomad Jukebox digital audio player, featuring 20G bytes of hard disk storage, the equivalent of 8,000 songs, the company said in a statement Wednesday.

New MPEG2 software encoder available

Innobits AB, which makes software tools for digital audio and video processing, has released the BitVice MPEG2 video encoder, a Mac-first goodie that lets you stuff more MPEG2 video onto each DVD disk at broadcast quality, according to Roger Andersso...

RealNetworks unveils managed subscription service

Flushed with the success of its own recently launched content subscription service, RealNetworks said Tuesday that it is offering content providers the ability to create their own managed subscription services based on the Real platform.

CommerceOne touts new procurement solution

Flushed with the success of its own recently launched content subscription service, RealNetworks said Tuesday that it is offering content providers the ability to create their own managed subscription services based on the Real platform.

Bertelsmann wants all of Napster

German media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG has made an offer to completely take over Napster, the company's chief executive Thomas Middelhoff said in an interview with the Germany newspaper Die Welt published on Friday.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

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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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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.

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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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