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IRiver launches colorful portable media players

IRiver on Wednesday announced two portable media players that include color screens and support for songs encoded in the Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 format, which will help the players reach out to more digital music subscription services.

Ireland blocks calls to 13 countries to thwart Net scam

Ireland's telecom regulator said this week that is taking "extraordinary" measures to protect Internet users from rogue autodialer programs that hijack their modems and run up long-distance phone charges by suspending direct dialing to 13 countries, ...

Study shows DSL leading in broadband growth

Broadband digital subscriber line (DSL) led a global boom in broadband Internet access over the 12 months ended June 30, growing to about 78 million total subscribers as users of all broadband services surpassed 123 million, the DSL Forum announced W...

Version 2004 the BizTalk of the town

Local interest in Microsoft's latest release of BizTalk Server has soared this year, with one major partner needing to significantly expand its numbers to account for the growing deployments.

Chip maker unconvinced WiMax will replace DSL

Despite all of the hype surrounding WiMax, chip maker Texas Instruments remains unconvinced the technology will revolutionize the way that broadband Internet services are delivered to homes and offices, according to a company executive.

Ask Jeeves revamps search and gets personal

Ask Jeeves has made three significant enhancements to its search engine, as the company continues to take aim at its much larger competitors in the search space: Google, Microsoft, America Online and Yahoo.

Samsung develops new memory chips

Samsung Electronics has developed two high-capacity memory parts, one of which will lead to higher-capacity storage cards for a range of consumer electronics, and another which will help PCs better handle memory-intensive applications such as 3D grap...

PS3 to use Blu-ray, PS2 gets new slimline look

PlayStation 3 will use the Blu-ray Disc format, while a new, slimmer PlayStation 2 will go on sale internationally at the end of October, Sony Computer Entertainment announced (SCEI) on Tuesday.

Exploit posted for Microsoft JPEG flaw

Computer code that takes advantage of a flaw in the way many Microsoft applications process JPEG images has been published on the Internet and could be a precursor to actual attacks on vulnerable PCs, experts said.

Graphics and gaming drive DIY computing

First it was houses, with the do-it-yourself renovation boom, then gardens as we became amateur landscape architects. Now it seems Australians are increasingly opting to upgrade their own computers. Or even build them from scratch.

Microsoft updates Visual Studio 2005 beta

Microsoft has yet to release a feature-complete beta version of its upcoming Visual Studio 2005 development tools. But at last week's VSLive conference in Orlando, it announced a refresh of the existing beta release and disclosed more details about t...

Gates and Ballmer get pay raises

Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer each received total compensation of US$901,667 in Microsoft's 2004 fiscal year, up 4.4 percent from US$863,447 one year ago.

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

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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STYLISTIC Q702

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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