Toshiba hints at HD-DVD delay

Toshiba will likely delay the commercial launch of its first HD-DVD player because a group in charge of the copy-protection system for the format has yet to complete its work, the company said this week.

Adobe moving to monthly security patch schedule

Adobe Systems is taking a page from Microsoft's playbook. Next year, the company will begin releasing security patches on a predictable, monthly basis, much as Microsoft has been doing since October 2003.

Software 'pirate' pleads guilty to charges

A California man who operated a Web site selling millions of dollars of pirated software has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal copyright infringement, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said.

Alexa opens up Web search database and API

Alexa Internet is offering online computing capacity for US$1 an hour -- and throwing in access to the database of millions of Web pages that lurk behind its Alexa toolbar search service.

Opera struck by bizarre hidden hole

A bizarre security bug in the Opera Web browser could trick users into running malicious code, security experts have warned. The hole is similar to one discovered in Internet Explorer and patched by Microsoft Tuesday.

Microsoft Windows earns Common Criteria certification

Several of Microsoft's Windows platform products have achieved a Common Criteria certification of 4+, a rating that bolsters their profile among government and other vertical-market customers that have high-security needs for IT products, a company s...

Microsoft's security patches hit snag

Some users of Microsoft's Software Update Services (SUS) may be experiencing a minor annoyance, thanks to a glitch in the company's latest security patches, released Tuesday. The latest update may be changing the status of software updates that had ...

Experian buys for $485 million

Financial services company Experian got into the holiday shopping spirit on Wednesday by acquiring, a popular online comparison shopping site. Experian's parent company, London-based Gus, said it paid US$485 million for PriceGrabber....

Intel's '06 resolution: improve notebooks, home PCs

Intel is getting ready to launch two major products that will combine the most visible piece of the company's evolving platform strategy, its Centrino mobile brand, with the company's most ambitious effort yet at building the digital home.

Quanta to build Negroponte's $US100 laptop

Taiwan's Quanta Computer, the world's largest maker of notebook computers, will manufacture an ultra-low-cost laptop developed by Nicholas Negroponte, the chairman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Media Lab.

E-commerce start-up signs for Unisys BPO

Start-up online debit payment firm Centricom has signed a four-year outsourcing deal for contact centre, helpdesk, hosting, product testing and transaction processing from Unisys.

Researchers work on low-cost 4G

Researchers in Dublin and scientists from Bell Labs will collaborate as part of a government-funded effort to explore new applications for 4G (fourth-generation) mobile phone technology and ways to ensure low-cost service delivery.

Fujitsu turns to carbon nanotubes as heatsinks

Fujitsu Laboratories has reported success in using carbon nanotubes as a heatsink for semiconductor chips. The company turned to the tiny tubes as a potential replacement for metallic heatsinks for amplifiers that will be used in next generation cell...

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Kathy Cassidy


First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni


For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell


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


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


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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