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IBM to disable serial number in PIII

In response to privacy concerns over a processor serial number that is burned into Pentium III chips, IBM said it will disable the ID feature in the Pentium III computers it sells.

OzEmail takeover complete

The takeover of Australia's largest internet service provider, OzEmail, by telecommunications carrier, MCI WorldCom, has finally taken place.

PBL and eBay to build Australian auction site

US Internet auction house eBay and Australian company PBL Online have announced a partnership deal to bring a localised version of eBay's auction service to the Australian and New Zealand markets

Chip ID number continues to plague Intel

Just days prior to the release of Intel's new Pentium III processor and concerns over its unique identification serial number are widening. One German PC publication claims to have devised a method for activating and reading the serial number without...

High-speed USB is in the pipeline

A higher speed version of the Universal Serial Bus is on its way, Intel has announced at its developers forum this week. USB 2.0 will offer up to 10 or 20 times the speed of the current USB specification

PCs to outsell TVs in 2000, Intel exec says

Worldwide PC sales will overtake television sales in the year 2000, Intel executive vice president Paul Otellini has predicted. Citing various industry sources, Otellini said PC sales have already outstripped television sales in Australia, Canada, De...

I seek revenue? ICQ goes portal

It gained huge popularity as a free beta over the last couple of years, but instant messaging app ICQ is set for a commercial reinvention this week. At the request of parent company AOL, ICQ is to be launched as a "next-generation communications port...

Australian-made encryption goes 168-bit

Forced by the impossibility of importing US-made high level encryption software, one Melbourne-based company has sought the assistance of Wollongong University to develop a 168-bit encryption tool

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Kathy Cassidy

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

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

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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