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Prototype renews NT vehicle registrations

A prototype application for Web-enabling legacy systems has resulted in an online renewal service for vehicle registrations and driving licences in the Northern Territory.

High-def TV gets higher-def

High-definition television is still in its infancy, but already a new crop of sets is upping the ante on screen resolution. At the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show held last week, almost all major vendors showed high-end sets with native ...

New network technologies vie to carry video

As devices that record TV -- from TiVo to Windows Media Center PCs to other PCs with video-recording software -- become more prevalent, the question of how to distribute all that video throughout the house looms for networking experts.

Intel's Sonoma to launch next week

Intel plans to launch the second generation of its Centrino mobile processor platform on Jan. 19 the company confirmed Monday. The new platform, code-named Sonoma, will include a new version of Intel's Pentium M mobile processor, a new wireless chip,...

Networking companies search for greater Wi-Fi range

Dead spots are everywhere. They're those areas of your home or office where, no matter how you position your router or how you point the antenna, you just can't get a Wi-Fi signal. Networking companies feel your pain, and they have lots of plans for ...

Less is more with next-gen MP3 players

MP3 players with giant-sized hard drives are so last Christmas. People want smaller, simpler players and need just a fraction of the storage Apple Computer's popular 20GB IPod offers. That's the tune a growing number of manufacturers were singing at ...

Porn industry poised for new HD video format

It is often said that the adult industry is at the forefront of new technologies. It was credited with driving initial consumer acceptance of VHS and DVD and was a pioneer in online video streaming. But in the battle over disc formats for high-defini...

McAfee tool identifies exposed data

Recognizing that Google's search engine can become a repository for far too much information, McAfee this week released an updated version of its Foundstone SiteDigger security tool that helps enterprises identify damaging information that may be exp...

Sony places its bet on SXRD projector technology

Sony is betting that a micro-display technology that it developed will give it the same edge in the projector TV market as its Trinitron technology has given it in the traditional CRT (cathode ray tube) market, one of the company's senior executives ...

Studios pledge high-definition movies by year-end

When it comes to high-definition video discs, movie fans finally have something more to look forward to than a format battle. Three major Hollywood studios and hardware makers backing the HD-DVD format committed on Thursday to releasing players and h...

SanDisk adds USB connection to SD Card

SanDisk has developed an SD (Secure Digital) memory card that includes a built-in USB connector so the card can be directly plugged into a computer, it said on Friday at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

New specification brings video to electric sockets

While it can be difficult for technical novices to configure a wireless network, most people have figured out how to insert an electrical plug to a wall socket. The HomePlug Powerline Alliance is counting on that simplicity to appeal to customers who...

AMD chooses Turion as brand name for mobile chips

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is expected to unveil Turion, its new brand for mobile processors in thin-and-light notebooks, on Monday, company executives said last week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Transmeta's future may not be in the chips

Later this month, Transmeta will announce the results of an internal evaluation of its business model that could signal the company's gradual exit from microprocessor sales.

Mozilla vulnerabilities identified

Users of the Mozilla and Firefox browsers and the Thunderbird e-mail client may be vulnerable to flaws that could allow an attacker to spy on or take over a system, according to security researchers.

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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 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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