ISP wins $16M settlement in spam case

A district court in Atlanta on Wednesday awarded Internet service provider EarthLink US$16 million in damages against a New York state man that it alleged used illegal means to send out more than 825 million unsolicited e-mail messages.

Longhorn to see light in 2005

Microsoft on Wednesday for the first time publicly confirmed 2005 as the release year for Longhorn, the successor to Windows XP.

Alston declares war on spam

After a shaky start, Communications and IT Minister Senator Richard Alston has publicly backed the National Office of the Information Economy's antispam drive by vowing that Australian spammers will be thoroughly prosecuted under his new antispam reg...

Bevy of new ICQ vulnerabilities surface

Six security vulnerabilities in America Online's (AOL's) ICQ Pro instant messaging client give attackers a number of new ways to gain remote control over machines running the software, according to an advisory published Monday by Core Security Techn...

ASIO slams cyberterror 'hype'

A senior-ranking officer of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has strongly discounted the threat level of a cyberterrorism attack on Australia in a speech delivered to the annual Security in Government conference in Canberra.

Magix debuts music software upgrades

Music novices and home-studio pros alike have new song-creation tools at their disposal with the Monday launch of Magix's new versions of its Music Maker and Music Studio software programs in the U.S.

Windows learns to play nicely

Seeking to stake out a place in the digital home, Microsoft is unveiling a plan to better integrate PCs with popular consumer electronics devices such as TVs and digital audio players.

Microsoft settles with Montana group

Microsoft and a group of Montana residents have settled a class-action antitrust lawsuit against the software giant, with US$12.3 million going to those who purchased Microsoft products during a six-year span.

German police nab music swapper

Police in Fürth, Germany, have confiscated six computers of a computer science student accused of operating an illegal music swapping network.

Nvidia plays with Microsoft's Longhorn

Bringing the family PC into the living room is the next step in the evolution of consumer digital media, according to Nvidia, which Tuesday at Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC), said that the union of its hardware and Micro...

Faster AMD processors set to arrive

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is readying a new desktop processor that could see the light of day as early as Friday as the company tries to capture the PC performance crown.

Russian government pledges piracy crackdown

Facing increasing pressure to crack down on software, music and video piracy, the Russian government pledged Tuesday to take tougher action to protect intellectual property rights.

Infineon: Smart fabric based on neural chip network

Researchers at Germany's Infineon Technologies have demonstrated how a self-organising network of chips woven into large textile surfaces, such as carpets, could someday be used to monitor buildings, provide emergency direction services and more.

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Kathy Cassidy


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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