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Japanese electronic pet to help elderly

In Japan, an electronics company has developed a robotic cat designed to be a companion for elderly people. Tama, which acts as a conversation partner for elderly people will allow health workers to "talk" through it -- sending local news, medical in...

Speedier Celeron, new Gateways

Gateway has announced new PC configurations incorporating Intel's latest Celeron processor, the 433MHz, which was launched yesterday.

Microsoft will not be split up, Gates says

A breakup of Microsoft into smaller companies is "not on the radar screen" Bill Gates has said at a conference in Miami. The CEO of Microsoft says such speculation is "really inappropriate".

Netscape attacks IE 5 'innovations'

The latest release of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser has met with criticism from competitor Netscape Communications -- too big, too desktop-centric and lacking standards support, claims a white paper from the vendor.

One click paper to HTML

A new product from Caere enables users to auto-generate HTML pages from paper documents via OCR and a new technology called LSR.

Symantec file protects PIII privacy

The Intel PIII privacy saga continues: following news that hackers have worked out how to disable a software fix issued by Intel, Symantec has developed software to protect that fix.

Printers to get own Web addresses

Sending e-mail messages over the Internet may take a new twist by early next year, when users will be able to send e-mails and files, not to another PC, but directly to someone else's printer.

DoJ: IE5 hurts Microsoft defence

The most recent release of Internet Explorer -- version 5 -- will hurt Microsoft's defense in its antitrust trial, says a DoJ representative.

Logitech CEO says mouse to stay

The mouse will not only survive the widespread industry interest in voice recognition, but will continue to evolve, according to the CEO of Logitech -- the company which later this year will launch a "Force-Feedback" mouse.

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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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