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Nanya plans US$1.5 billion chip plant investment

Taiwanese memory chipmaker, Nanya Technology, plans to break ground on its first advanced 300mm (12-inch) chip factory in the first quarter of next year, with an initial investment of between NT$40 billion ($US1.2 billion) and NT$50 billion.

Sun to offer all core software products as open-source

Sun Microsystems said Wednesday that it will offer all its core software products as open-source, making all of its middleware, management and Java development tools free to use. The move follows Sun's decision last year to offer Solaris as open-sour...

Yahoo adds RSS reader to its new Web mail service

Yahoo is adding an RSS reader to its new Web mail service, which is in test, or beta, version and available to a limited number of users. The Sunnyvale, California company plans to announce the new feature on Wednesday.

IDC forecasts 8 percent growth for chips in 2006

Growth in the global chip market next year will outpace that of 2005, which has already been far better than expected, as spending in telecommunications and IT markets drives chip revenue up 8 percent to more than US$240 billion, market researcher ID...

Concerns raised over Perl security flaw

Dyad Securit on Wednesday posted an advisory about a potentially serious flaw in the open-source scripting language Perl but some security experts say they find the vulnerability unlikely.

Apple releases patch for 13 flaws

Apple has warned that the Mac OS X operating system contains 13 security flaws, some of them highly serious. The company issued a cumulative patch for the bugs on Wednesday.

RSS could aid worm attacks

A researcher has claimed that increased support for RSS (Really Simple Syndication) in browsers could lead to a marked increase in botnet worm attacks.

VC: Don't pursue acquisition by Microsoft

Software startups at an industry event Tuesday received a clear message from the venture capital community and Microsoft: Do not automatically look to Microsoft as a rainmaker.

Sony strikes OLED joint development plan

Sony is planning to work with Japanese oil company Idemitsu Kosan Co. on the development of luminous materials for future OLED displays, the two companies said Tuesday.

Sony adds RSS, Windows Media Audio to PSP

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI) has added support for RSS (really simple syndication) and Windows Media Audio files to its PlayStation Portable (PSP) with a firmware update available from Tuesday.

Trolltech supports VoIP on Linux phones

Trolltech AS, the maker of application development platforms for Linux devices, on Tuesday released support for voice over Wi-Fi in its Qtopia Phone Edition 2.2 software.

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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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