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Linksys goes dual-band on Wi-Fi

With its eyes on the future of home entertainment and a relatively uncluttered band of radio spectrum, Cisco Systems' Linksys division on Wednesday unveiled a line of IEEE 802.11g/a wireless LAN products.

Instant messaging worm exploits JPEG flaw

Security experts have spotted the first attempts to create an Internet worm that propagates using instant messages and exploits a recently disclosed flaw in Microsoft software.

Gartner: Piracy driving Linux PC shipments

Although Linux may be shipping on a growing number of PCs sold in the emerging markets of Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, about 80 percent of PCs shipped with the open source operating system this year will eventually run pirated versions of...

Woolworths deploys .Net app in J2EE

Before the start of the upcoming holiday season, Woolworths Holdings wanted to improve the capabilities of the Java-based data-monitoring and alerting system it had hired an outside contractor to build. But the Cape Town-based retailer had a problem.

Azul Systems to launch Java appliance

A 130-person startup run by the former chief executive officer of Cobalt Networks next year will begin shipping a new multicore server designed to speed up Java processing in the data center.

Pansonic to introduce high-speed SD cards

Matsushita Electric Industrial, better known for its Panasonic brand name, will begin selling a new series of SD (Secure Digital) memory cards internationally at the end of October that offer double the data transfer speed of its current fastest card...

Dell introduces new compact desktop PC

Dell updated its line of slim consumer Dimension desktop PCs Tuesday with a multiformat expansion card reader, the first time such a feature has appeared in a Dell PC, a company spokesman said.

QuickBooks eases automated accounting

If you run a small business and haven't automated your books and records because you fear it's too complicated, the just-announced QuickBooks: Simple Start Edition (US$100) from Intuit could be just right for you.

Freescale announces dual-core PowerPC processor

While much has been made of efforts by Advanced Micro Devices and Intel to bring dual-core processors to PCs and servers, Freescale Semiconductor announced Tuesday at a conference in Frankfurt, Germany, details of a dual-core PowerPC processor design...

Software simplifies becoming a rock star

Want to be a rock star? It's never been more affordable to pursue the only valid excuse to trash a hotel room. Cheap software makes it easy to record CD-quality audio to the PC in your bedroom -- or to a notebook in the back seat of a taxi, for that ...

Microsoft, Amazon.com file phishing, spamming lawsuits

Microsoft and Amazon.com filed one joint and several separate lawsuits on Monday against companies and individuals accusing them variously of trying to defraud consumers by imitating Amazon and Microsoft, the companies said Tuesday.

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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

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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