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MS/DOJ: MS witness sees no monopoly

Microsoft's first witness will testify in the antitrust trial against the software giant that Microsoft does not have a monopoly, and that consumers have benefited from lower prices and better software as a result of the company's actions.

Hayes to continue trading in Australia

Hayes, probably the world's best known modem manufacturer, has ceased trading in the US, but Hayes International (including Europe and Australia) will continue to operate and honour all business commitments, the company said in a statement.

Microsoft offers new software for Mac

At Macworld, San Francisco, Microsoft rolled out new versions of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer for the Macintosh, both of which include features not available in the current Windows versions of the products. The new applications -- Internet ...

CES: Handheld translator also sends e-mail

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Ectaco International Inc announced a handheld computer that translates words and sentences between English and other languages and also sends and receives e-mail and faxes.

CES: Talking toilet hopes to make a splash

If you think of pagers and cellular telephones as an invasion of your personal space, then try this one on for size. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Tron Link Enterprises Co. Ltd. showed a voice-enabled appliance that reminds you to pu...

Domain names the next freebie?

What more on the Internet could be free -- you ask? One US company has outlined plans to provide Net users with free domain names under a new "personal Web portal" service.

More Y2K fever to come in 1999

"It's the end of the world as we know it" certain groups springing up on the Net would have you believe about the millennium bug. The irony is, the Web is both the chief venue of communication for such groups, and "the mother of all their fears". As ...

What made news in 1998: The Top 10

Will 1998 be remembered as the year the balance of power shifted in the IT industry? What was once an upstart PC clone-maker bought out one of the most august computer pioneers; the alliance that was once the dominant duopoly in PCs began to fracture...

MS/DoJ trial in quotes

If you were looking for one event this year that generated a plethora of interesting, funny and scathing comments, you need to look no further than the ongoing US Government antitrust trial brought against Microsoft.

Microtech Mii Zip 100 drive

BITS Computer Graphics has signed a distribution deal to carry Microtech's Iomega-approved Zip drive, the Mii Zip 100, which takes standard 100MB Zip disks

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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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