Vendors warn of new Sober variants

Yet more variants of the mass-mail Sober worm are making the rounds of the Net and could infect Windows-based computers, antivirus firms warned Tuesday. Thus far, the variants present a low risk and haven't been widely distributed.

IT, networks on Telstra's chopping block

Telstra wasn't very open on how many ICT jobs would be lost as a result of its strategic review announced today, but CEO Sol Trujillo did indicate IT systems and networks would continue to be rationalized in order for it to remain competitive.

Union to fight Telstra job cuts

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has called on the federal government to intervene and stop Telstra from cutting up to 12,000 jobs over the next five years.

Telstra to cut 10,000 jobs

Telstra today announced it will cut 10,000 jobs over five years which is part of a massive overhaul of the telco's operations.

IBM holds on to Top500 supercomputer lead

IBM retained its lead of the Top500 list of supercomputers with its BlueGene/L System installed at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories in California. The system topped the twice-yearly list of the fastest ...

A morning with Microsoft's Xbox 360

Microsoft's Xbox 360 games console won't hit store shelves anywhere worldwide until its North American launch on Nov. 22, but there is one place where people can walk in off the street and get an early taste of next-generation gaming.

Intel brings virtualization to desktop chips

Intel is expected to unveil two new desktop processors that come with hardware support for virtualisation technologies, but users won't be able to take advantage of that technology for some time.

Asustek plans LCD TV launch

Asustek Computer plans to soon launch its first liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs, extending the growing visibility of its brand name.

Optus last to launch 3G, but first to offer new services

Optus is hoping that a new mobile interface, smart datacards for laptops and instant messaging software will be enough to steal rival operators' thunder this Christmas, as the telco unleashes its 3G mobile service over the next two weeks.

EBay adds RSS to stores, introduces research tool

EBay has rolled out RSS-based content syndication capabilities to all eBay Stores, letting buyers subscribe to feeds from specific stores and that way receive new information about items for sale, the California company announced this week.

Sony stops shipping controversial DRM code

One day after hackers released malicious software that used controversial Sony BMG Music Entertainment copy-protection software to attack computers, Sony has decided to stop shipping the product, the company said Friday.

AOL survey: Instant messaging use growing in US

The use of instant messaging in the U.S., for both work and play, is up 19 percent over last year, according to an Instant Messaging Trends survey released Thursday by America Online, which makes AOL Instant Messenger software.

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

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

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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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.

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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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