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Disney to back Blu-Ray high-definition DVD standard

The Walt Disney Co. and its Buena Vista Home Entertainment division have thrown their support behind the Blu-Ray high-definition DVD disc format, providing another big name for Blu-Ray backers to attach to their campaign, Disney announced Wednesday.

IBM looks to keep customers after PC division sale

Now that IBM has decided to sell its PC division to China-based Lenovo Group, the company must now try to keep its corporate and government customers -- who helped make IBM the third largest PC vendor in the world -- from moving off of its standard-s...

Dual DVD, HD-DVD disc developed

Memory-Tech will start mass production late next year of read-only discs that can contain data stored in both DVD and HD-DVDs (High Definition/High Density-DVDs) layers, a company executive said Wednesday.

Apple web hole still open

Apple Computer has still not properly fixed the HFS+ filesystem named fork vulnerability discovered last week, according to the company that first noticed it, NetSec.

IBM adjusts to harsh PC market

IBM's decision to form a joint venture with China's Lenovo Group underscores the challenges that manufacturers face in the modern PC business, even for a company synonymous with the product.

Update: Lenovo to buy IBM's PC business

China's Lenovo Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire IBM's personal computing division. Lenovo will pay $US1.25 billion (AUD$1.6 billion) in cash for the business, which is expected to transform it into the world's number three PC maker...

Axalto unveils smart card powered by .Net

Axalto this week offered up a smart card based on Microsoft's .Net technology, which could make it easier for corporations adopting .Net for Web services to develop card-based security.

Object database goes open source

Startup company db4objects this week is releasing its object database, db4o, under an open source format, with the product now available either under the GPL via open source or commercially as embeddable software.

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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.

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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.

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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