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Execs: HP's PC group in 'two-horse race' for 2003

After bringing its PC business back to profitability for the first time in several years, Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) is setting its sights on rival PC vendor Dell Computer Corp. this year as its looks to maintain its slight edge in market share, execut...

Warez site sidesteps DOJ

A public Internet site that offered information on the underground software piracy scene was back online Thursday, only days after it was "seized" by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

IETF creates anti-spam research group

Underscoring growing concern over spam, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has created a new Anti-Spam Research Group (ASRG) that aims to put unsolicited commercial e-mail in its crosshairs by setting standards for spam detection and potentia...

Palm zires handheld frenzy

Palm is clawing back handheld market share from Pocket PC devices with its new Zire product which topped sales during the Christmas season.

Microsoft patches critical Windows Me security hole

Microsoft said users of its Windows Millennium Edition (Me) operating system risk having their files deleted by an attacker because of what it called a critical security vulnerability. It issued a patch for the flaw Wednesday.

Malicious code on the rise

A recent Symantec Internet security threat report paints a picture of an increasingly nefarious cyberspace, though one with an occasional thin silver lining.

MS hits anniversary

Bill Gates recently marked the one-year anniversary of Microsoft’s "trustworthy computing" initiative by sending out an e-mail commending his company’s progress to date.

Listen.com drops Microsoft for RealNetworks

Listen.com will replace the Microsoft technology it uses for its Rhapsody online music service with RealNetworks Inc.'s technology, Listen.com said Wednesday after receiving a minority investment from RealNetworks.

MPAA sues online auctioneers

Another salvo was fired in the ongoing battle over pirated movies and software Thursday as the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Business Software Alliance (BSA) announced civil lawsuits against individuals selling pirated movies a...

US government seizes news Web site

In a move that has alarmed free speech advocates, the U.S. Justice Department this week seized a news Web site containing information on pirated software and hardware, turning it into a government-run site containing warnings about software piracy an...

AMD pondering bus speed increase for next Athlon XP

A report that Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will increase the front-side bus speed of its next Athlon XP processor was downplayed by the company Thursday, which said it is still evaluating its product plans. But those plans will need to take shape soo...

Skilled programmers shy away from writing viruses

Virus writers are hardly ever good programmers, says David Perry, global director of education or "evangelist"* for US-based anti-virus company Trend Micro; and that works to the advantage of virus detectors and virus victims.

MusicNet on AOL tunes up again

America Online Inc. hopes to strike a chord with its members Wednesday with the launch of MusicNet on AOL, its first music subscription service. MusicNet on AOL will be a premium service, offering the ability to hear, download, and make CDs of music ...

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

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