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Creative previews Nomad MP3 player

Creative Technology has previewed its first MP3 player -- the Nomad -- in Sydney today. The Nomad will include a radio tuner, a built-in microphone for voice recording and up to 64MB of memory.

Harvey Norman to release $999 PC

Next week Harvey Norman will release a $999 PC. Designed for "first-time" users, the Signature multi-media PC is based on a Cyrix MII 300 processor.

Microsoft team to evaluate Linux as rival

It appears that Microsoft is taking the threat of competition posed by Linux seriously. The software vendor has reportedly assembled a team of marketing and technology staff to fight a war with the open-source operating system.

The house that shagged me

The founder of InfoSeek has found that not even $US10 million can buy a glitch-free digital home. From lights switching on and off, an electronic safe that's guaranteed to fail when its 9-volt batteries die to a front door that lets in friends and st...

New Office macro virus found

A new macro virus that threatens files created by Microsoft Office applications has been found. Two antivirus vendors -- Symantec and Network Associates' McAfee have already posted cures for the new virus dubbed 097M.Tristate.

World's first video mobile phone is way of future

The world got its first glimpse of what could be the future of mobile telephony this week when Japanese company Kyocera unveiled the first mobile phone able to transmit a caller's video image and voice simultaneously.

Antivirus vendors disagree on Emperor threat

Antivirus software vendor Central Command claims a clone of the Chernobyl virus is on the loose, more destructive than the original. Competing vendor Network Associates however, has discounted the threat the so-called "Emperor" virus presents.

Four new flash card readers

Simple Technology has released four new flash card readers. Distributed in Australia by Ricoh, the new PhotoReaders support the three major flash form factors.

RealNetworks launches in Oz

RealNetworks, the company behind the RealPlayer today launched a presence in Australia. Declaring there's an underwhelming supply of compelling Australian content for the RealPlayer, the local office will attempt to encourage local broadcasters, ente...

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

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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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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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