Windows XP SP3 preview surfaces on Web

While Microsoft still will not confirm there will be a third service pack for its Windows XP operating system (OS), a preview version of the software update has been made available on the Web.

HD movie discs may not work with your HDTV

The likely format battle between HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc is bad enough for those eagerly awaiting the availability of favorite movies on high definition video discs, but soon there could be another reason to switch off to the new formats: many curren...

Toshiba shows HDD-based video camera

Toshiba has developed a digital video camera based on its miniature hard-disk drive and is showing it for the first time at the Ceatec Japan 2005 show currently taking place in Japan.

Linspire heads for the enterprise

Linspire, the Linux company formerly known as Lindows, is to release an enterprise version of its Linspire Desktop. It will be the company's first foray into the corporate market.

Microsoft: No Office software for Linux

Microsoft is not going to release a version of its Office suite software for open-source rival Linux, although the company is actively studying how Linux works and how it can integrate with the platform, a Microsoft representative said Wednesday.

Microsoft woos hobbyist, child programmers

Microsoft is hoping to lure hobbyist programmers and young children to the Windows platform through a Web site and forthcoming version of Visual Studio aimed at making Windows development easy and fun, a company spokesman said.

Music download sales more than triple

The market for music downloads from the Internet tripled in value during the first half of this year and now account for 6 percent of total record industry sales, a sign of how fast online delivery of music is catching on.

Lycos to test new social networking service

After pulling the plug on its Circles social networking service, Lycos is taking another swing at this market, testing a new service imported from its South Korean parent company Daum Communications.

ARM unveils new Cortex chip core for mobile devices

Processor designer Arm's latest core design, the Cortex A8 processor, could be the core that allows ARM and its partners to expand their products beyond mobile phones and into the future digital home, company executives said Tuesday.

Blu-ray support hinges on disc copy, says Intel

Intel, which last week expressed support for the HD-DVD format for high-definition video discs, is open to also supporting the rival Blu-ray Disc format should its backers commit to allowing the copying of content from discs onto home multimedia serv...

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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.

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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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