Hitachi debuts fast, power-saving notebook drive

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, the company formed when Japan's Hitachi bought IBM's hard disk drive business, announced Wednesday the development of a notebook computer hard disk drive that stands to offer users higher performance with little p...

Microsoft turns another free service into money maker

The phrase "nothing good comes for free" appears to be the latest motto coming out of Redmond, Washington, as Microsoft this week announced that it was turning another of its free content services into a fee-based offering.

Sing along with your Xbox

Microsoft keeps pushing into the living room, announcing add-ons for its Xbox game console that let users view photos, listen to music, and even sing along to karaoke.

Fizzer worm may be fizzling

Almost a week after it first appeared on the Internet, the Fizzer worm appears to be losing momentum, but experts disagree on whether or not the new computer virus has peaked.

Wi-Fi Protected Access is here

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced it has completed the first round of the WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) interoperability tests as part of its steps towards replacing the beleaguered WLAN security standard, known as WEP (wired equivalent privacy).

Xbox losses nearly doubled at Microsoft

Losses at Microsoft's Home and Entertainment division, which includes the Xbox game console, nearly doubled in the most recent quarter compared to a year earlier as revenue tumbled and marketing spending increased, Microsoft disclosed in a regulatory...

AMD processor share inches upward as overstock clears

After correcting its inventory problems from the end of 2002, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) gained a few percentage points of microprocessor shipment share against runaway leader Intel Corp. in the first quarter, according to data from Mercury Researc...

Spammer cuts deal with SEC to settle case

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reached a settlement with a 20-year-old Kentucky man who allegedly conned Internet users into sending him money through phony investment Web sites, the SEC said Monday.

ATI beefs up Radeon 9800

ATI Technologies is delivering this week a monster version of its high-end Radeon 9800 Pro, boosting memory to 256MB of DDR for a US$499 price tag.

Next MSN Messenger to offer integrated voice, video

Microsoft is prepping a new version of its MSN Messenger software that includes integrated Webcam and gaming features in an apparent bid to beat rival America Online Inc. (AOL) to market. AOL has been reined in by regulators from offering some advanc...

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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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