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Three-way Lycos merger creates online giant

Hot on the heels of the Yahoo/GeoCities merger, another "online giant" will be created under a three-way merger deal involving Lycos, USA Networks and Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch. The resulting company will be involved not only in the Internet and...

Free PCs, but not a free lunch

How much would you sacrifice for a free PC? One US company has had an overwhelming response from people willing to hand over detailed private information about themselves for a new 333MHz Compaq PC.

Smallest Web server fits in shirt pocket

A Stanford University profession has developed a Web server the size of a matchbox, designed to be worn by a user and to deliver real-time information such as how frequently a Web page is accessed.

MS/DoJ: Exec admits Intuit deal

Intuit had to forgo business with Netscape to be included in Microsoft's Windows 98 Channel Bar, a Microsoft executive has conceded in court

Intel, AMD cut PC chip prices

Good signs for cheaper PCs, bad signs for chipmakers Intel and AMD. The two companies are slugging it out in the "budget" end of the PC market, slashing Celeron and K6-2 prices.

Microsoft pushes hi-fi sound for gamers

Today's hot computer games have eye-popping graphics and decent sound effects, but the music behind the action is usually pretty wimpy. Microsoft is hoping that DirectMusic will change all that.

MS/DoJ: Video follies show browser removal tough

The defense for Microsoft has regained some ground, recreating the botched video demonstration it previously used in court, and showing that a sophisticated user could still find ways of browsing the Internet following the Felten browser removal prog...

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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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