Via drops Intel front side bus from CPUs

Via Technologies has notified customers for its central processing units (CPUs) that by the end of March, it will begin selling only CPUs with a self designed front side bus, a part vital to transfer data to and from the CPU to other components insid...

WSIS: 'Net will enable interactivity with common objects

Imagine things like doorknobs, toasters and lightbulbs communicating with each other in a network that far exceeds anything we know today. The concept, often referred to as ubiquitous computing, isn't new. What's new is that technologies are now emer...

US prevails in Internet governance struggle

The United States has prevailed in the controversial fight over Internet governance and will retain overall control of the Internet's DNS, root servers and ICANN for the foreseeable future.

Vista security an issue at show

Microsoft has placed security as one of the top selling points for the Windows Vista OS, due out at the end of next year. But exactly how much more secure Vista will be than its predecessors is a point of concern here at the Microsoft IT Forum 2005 i...

Google Base debuts for hosting all content

To help feed its insatiable information hunger, Google has begun publicly testing Google Base, a service designed to host and make searchable "all types of online and offline content," the company announced.

Keystroke logging on the rise, says security firm

2005 looks to be a record year for keylogging. According to security vendor iDefense, hackers are expected to release more than 6,000 keylogging programs this year, a 65 percent jump in the amount of software that illegally records every keystroke o...

Gartner: Proceed with caution on Vista upgrade

A new research report by Gartner advises customers that they likely won't complete a full migration to Windows Vista until 2008, even though the next version of Microsoft's Windows client OS is scheduled to ship at the end of 2006.

AMD aims for four-core Opterons by 2007

Advanced Micro Devices put a quad-core server processor on its road map and promised to upgrade its software investments, as it outlined on Tuesday its general technology direction for the next couple of years.

Gemplus, Orange offer 128MB SIM card

In a vote of confidence for new high-capacity SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) cards, Orange SA this month will start to offer handsets by Sagem Communication that include a Gemplus International SA SIM card capable of storing 128M bytes of data.

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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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