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Funnel Web upgrades, launches into Unix

A new upgrade of the Australian-made Web analysis tool Funnel Web has been released. The new version brings a 1000 per cent speed increase in DNS resolution and four new reports, claims its maker Active Concepts.

Intel pushes multimedia higher

Are you worried that the Pentium III doesn't really offer enough horsepower for games and video? Adding high-end multimedia support to its performance PC chip line, Intel has announced its 752 graphics accelerator, optimised for the PIII.

Waiting for Windows 2000 Beta 3

Beta 3 of Windows 2000, due to be released to manufacturers by the end of the week, will be a feature-complete version of the client/server OS, company officials said yesterday.

Microsoft buys audio technology for Windows CE

Microsoft is expanding its push into the digital audio realm by purchasing technology developed by Interactive Objects that allows users of handheld devices running Windows CE to play audio in Microsoft's Windows Streaming Media file format.

Downloadable music shakedown

Downloadable music has been making the headlines, but how big a splash is it making with consumers? Major Internet players are choosing sides, startups are vying for brand recognition, independent labels are flocking to the Web and the recording esta...

466MHz Celeron launched

Intel today launched its fastest Celeron processor yet, the Celeron 466. The vendor also announced a new chipset to be launched in June, which will make low-cost PCs more realistic for business users.

Intel moves into Web hosting

Chip king Intel is branching into cyberspace with ambitious plans to become a major provider for Web hosting, storage and Internet content and services. The company will roll-out "bit factories" -- server farms -- worldwide over the next 12 months.

Lycos launches online music station

Lycos has launched its own online radio station -- Lycos Radio. It's not all altruistic though -- whilst listeners are viewing streaming video and still-images with the music, they'll be presented the opportunity to purchase related merchandise.

CIH virus may hit on Monday

CIH 1.2 -- a fiercely destructive virus that may already be sitting dormant in the memory of computer users' systems, is expected to become active on Monday, April 26. Antivirus vendors have already updated their solutions to protect against CIH, whi...

AAPT should stay independent, says analyst

Last week's $1.49 billion hostile takeover bid by Cable & Wireless Optus for AAPT would seriously damage competition in Australia's telecommunications market if it succeeds, a leading industry analyst claims.

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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

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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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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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