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iiNet broadband gets "bliinkered"

After just three months of offering unlimited off-peak downloads through its bliink Time ADSL service, Western-Australian based broadband provider iiNet has announced it will be capping its users' off-peak download quota.

Mytek to support Dick Smith PCs

Mytek, the company that earlier this year launched a service offering for new PCs, will offer its 24-hour support service to Dick Smith customers who purchase a system from any Dick Smith Electronics, Tandy or Dick Smith Powerhouse retail outlet.

Sharp to launch 'Sharp Kitty' Transmeta notebook

Sharp Electronics Corp. will release a new notebook in Japan this month powered by Transmeta Corp.'s Crusoe processor. Its official name will be the Mebius Muramasa PC-MM1-H1W, though for consumer purposes Sharp is using the name "Sharp Kitty."

NEC's a record breaker

PC manufacturer NEC Corp. has entered the Guinness Book of Records for its Earth Simulator, the world's fastest computer, laying down the gauntlet for other supercomputer makers.

New interface looks to endanger mouse, keyboard

Researchers at the University of Delaware (UD) have invented a technology that they say will do away with the traditional mouse and keyboard, replacing them instead with a touch pad and finger motions that will allow computer users to control their m...

MSN 8 not kidding around with security

The latest version of Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Internet access software, due out later this month, will host a broad range of new parental controls aimed at protecting kids online, in a further sign that the software giant is hoping to edge out competit...

Kramnik puts chess computer on the Fritz

World chess champion Vladimir Kramnik has taken the third game of man versus machine chess against the highly-touted Deep Fritz 7 machine to lead 2.5 to 0.5 in an eight-game competition being held in Bahrain, the competition Web site reported Wednesd...

Xbox gets Linux

The Xbox Linux project has announced its first complete Linux distribution for the Xbox gaming console.

IT administrators see benefits to Outlook 11

New features in the upcoming version of Microsoft Outlook are being lauded by IT administrators who say the features answer some of the most pressing needs of the e-mail client's users.

Hard drive shortage to continue

Chronic shortages in hard disk drives are likely to continue well into November, creating inventory headaches for distributors and resellers alike.

Microsoft eases copy protection in XP

Microsoft Corp. is easing up on its copy protection technology in the upcoming release of its Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system, and will allow users to record TV shows onto CDs and DVDs and play them back on a variety of devices.

Sun's Linux leader ready to use Linux

Those rare animals at Sun Microsystems Inc. using rival Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system have edged closer to extinction, as the company's head of operating systems has decided the time is right to live the lifestyle and move to Linux.

MS eschews reports it will charge for added security

Clearing up comments made by a Microsoft Corp. executive at a security conference in Paris earlier this week, a company spokesman said Wednesday the software maker was not considering charging for additional security options within its products.

HP to add fingerprint scanner, WLAN to new iPaq PDA

Hewlett-Packard Co. is preparing a series of iPaq PDAs (personal digital assistants) with a built-in fingerprint scanner and WLAN (wireless LAN) support, according to documents filed by the product's maker with the U.S. Federal Communications Commiss...

Bias Sound Soap washes out unwanted noise

The sound specialists at Bias Inc. have unveiled Bias Sound Soap, a new digital audio signal processing plug-in for Mac and Windows systems. Steve Berkley, CEO and president of Bias said it's the first professional-quality noise reduction solution th...

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

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STYLISTIC Q572

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.

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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