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SDMI agrees on new spec for digital music players

The Secure Digital Music Initiative has met its June 30 deadline for agreeing on a technical specification for portable devices that store music in the digital format. Players supporting the new specification are expected by Christmas.

Warning for new 'Heathen.A' virus

A "medium risk" warning has been issued for 'Heathen.A' -- a new virus that replicates across Microsoft Word 97 files but does not destroy data.

Compaq to sell AltaVista

Compaq today confirmed that it is negotiating with CMGI to sell a majority stake in its subsidiary AltaVista, which it acquired through the purchase of Digital Equipment last year.

Epson goes blue

Epson has been hit by the clear blue bug. No, it's not a virus. It's the design craze that has taken off ever since the release of the first iMac last year. Epson's Stylus Color 740 inkjet printer has been released in transparent blue casing.

AMD introduces K7

AMD's entry into the high-end processor market has been unveiled today, the company officially announcing the release of the Athlon, also known as the K7 processor, which it hopes will make up ground on arch rival Intel.

Harvey Norman offers $0 IBM PC

Sooner than anticipated, Harvey Norman has raised the bar in the PC/Net deal market with the announcement of a zero dollar IBM PC tied to a 30-month Internet access contract. The deal was revealed today as Myer/Grace Bros announced its first offering...

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

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