OnStar to test new in-vehicle services

OnStar Corp., the General Motors Corp. subsidiary that provides wireless data services for automobiles, will test new services in the coming months including one that would let customers adjust their home heating or security systems while they're on ...

EU expected to reject longer data retention

European Union lawmakers are expected to ignore a request by the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush to revise a data protection law they are drafting in a way that would allow law enforcement officers greater access to information about ...

Forget XP, Microsoft gets ready for Windows .NET

The release of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP desktop operating system and all its hype has made for a tough act to follow, but it isn't slowing the software maker as it forges ahead with the release of its next big operating system, this time for serv...

NVidia unveils notebook graphics chip

NVidia Corp. hopes to bring desktop-quality visuals to your next notebook with its upcoming graphics processing unit (GPU), code-named NV17M. In addition to offering its typical graphics prowess, NVidia is designing the chip with another sought-after...

Tablet PCs to debut late next year

Tablet PCs may have taken center stage during Bill Gates' keynote address at the Comdex exhibition on Sunday night, but the devices won't be available to end users until the second half of next year, Microsoft Corp. officials said.

Ofoto aims to capture digital prints market

Ofoto Inc., an online photography service, will release new software that aims to streamline the process of ordering digital photographs. The software will "auto detect" prints from a digital camera and allow users to order prints before uploading th...

AMD catches Intel in mobile clock-speed race

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) Monday introduced the latest versions of its mobile processors, the 1.2GHz mobile Athlon 4 and 950MHz mobile Duron processors. The new chips will compete head to head with Intel Corp.'s fastest mobile Pentium III-M a...

Fast wares, good prices, small crowds

The technology tribes are gathering in Las Vegas this week for the annual Fall Comdex, where they're finding cheaper DVD+RW (digital versatile disc+rewritable) drives, Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox, technology for faster connectivity, a wealth of wireless n...

Sony puts a chunk of memory on a key chain

As computers and other digital devices become more pervasive, the need to transfer files between machines becomes greater. Sony Corp. on Monday joined a small number of lesser-known companies with the unveiling of its Micro Vault, a stylish and cool ...

Apple online store offers new bundles

Apple Computer Inc.'s online store has been updated today with a host of new bundle offerings. The new bundles have something for the gamer, photographer and traveler.

IE flaw allows Web sites to get into cookies

Microsoft Corp. on Friday warned users of Internet Explorer (IE) 5.5 and 6.0 that a vulnerability in the software could allow a hacker to gather information from a user's IE "cookies" by enticing them to view certain Web sites.

NEC to launch its first PDA on Monday

NEC Corp. will jump into the U.S. personal digital assistant (PDA) market on Monday with the introduction of its first Pocket PC device, the MobilePro P300, based on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows CE operating system.

Wireless LAN gear offers increase in speed

New wireless LAN products on display at this week's Comdex show will feature a quantum leap in throughput, from 11M to 54M bit/sec. Intel Corp. and Proxim Inc. will both showcase access points and PC cards that take advantage of the technology.

States, users still worried about Microsoft

California, home to Microsoft Corp.'s most ardent business rivals, has emerged as the leader among the nine states that rejected the federal government's settlement of its antitrust case against the software giant. It's a leadership position Kevin De...

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GGG Evaluation Team

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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