AUUG 2005: DRM and wiretapping huge threats to cyber freedom

The effort spearheaded in the US to require people building voice technologies to code in wiretapping from the beginning of development, is currently the gravest threat to cyber-freedom, according to Brad Templeton from the Electronic Frontier Founda...

China's Shanda readies handheld gaming device

China's largest online games provider, Shanda Interactive Entertainment, is gearing up to launch a handheld game console equipped with Wi-Fi and the ability to play digital music and video files.

Intel lauds Chinese CPU development

The latest CPU (central processing unit) developed in China, the Godson-2, won't compete with offerings by Intel anytime soon, but the engineering leaps required to create the chip show a fast uptake in design prowess, an Intel executive said Tuesday...

Microsoft researcher, wiki creator joins Eclipse

Microsoft researcher Ward Cunningham is joining the Eclipse Foundation, according to a Web log entry posted by Eclipse executive director Mike Milinkovich Monday. Cunningham's role at the nonprofit foundation will be to help improve collaborative and...

Report: VoIP market is set to thrive

The prospects for Australian VoIP operators appear good and they should continue to thrive, according to results from a survey of 500 customers of broadband telephony company Engin and Australian Telecommunications User Group (ATUG) members.

IDC, Gartner find Q3 PC shipment increases

Spurred by low-priced computers, global shipments of PCs increased more than 17 per cent in the third quarter, according to analyst companies, IDC and Gartner, which have independently released figures from that period.

Samsung-Apple joint investment talks go nowhere

Samsung Electronics held talks with Apple Computer earlier this year about a possible joint-investment in flash memory chip production but the talks failed to go anywhere, a spokeswoman for Samsung said on Monday.

OSDL plans Linux phone drive

Motorola and PalmSource are among the companies that lined up behind a new initiative Monday that aims to promote the use of the Linux operating system on cell phones. The Mobile Linux Initiative was launched by Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) to...

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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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