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Battle of the spying sexes

It may be 75 years since women were given the right to vote, but decades of feminism don't seem to have affected the work/life split when it comes to where men's and women's true interests lie. At least that seems to be the findings of a survey carri...

Microsoft says .Net usage passes Java

Microsoft is boasting that it has surpassed Java usage with .Net and is preparing to make its application development platform more conducive to Web services.

Civil liberties group slams Internet ID proposal

A proposal to make it as difficult for Australians to open an Internet account as to open a bank account has drawn stinging criticism from online civil liberties group Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA).

ACCC support of chipping labelled 'ludicrous'

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) Australia managing director, Michael Ephraim, has taken a swipe at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) after the government’s consumer watchdog expressed disappointment following a court decisio...

WiFi rollout hits the docks

A rollout of WiFi hotspots covering 25 per cent of Australia's marinas is expected to be completed within six months.

Geeks triumph at LinuxWorld Penguin Bowl

From Linux kernels and chemistry to lawsuits, all things nerdy and newsworthy were fair game at the Golden Penguin Bowl, a fixture of the LinuxWorld conference meeting here this week.

WA govt pilots networked neighbourhoods

The Western Australian government will this month formally announce a Web application project being piloted by 500 households that aims to ‘network’ the neighbourhoods of WA residents.

Real to build open source media player

RealNetworks is launching a project to build an open source media player, offering to give Linux, Unix and Solaris users the same media playback and support capabilities available from the company's RealOne Player for Windows and Mac systems.

EC threatens to fine Microsoft

The European Commission (EC) could fine Microsoft up to 10 percent of its global annual sales for monopoly offenses, it said Wednesday.

AMD demos Alchemy-based PDA running Linux

Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is showing off a reference design for a PDA (personal digital assistant) based on its Alchemy Au1100 processor running Linux at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, according to the company.

AMD buys National Semi's Geode business

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has agreed to purchase the Information Appliance business unit of National Semiconductor for an undisclosed amount, adding chips for thin-client devices and set-top boxes to AMD's portfolio, the companies announced Wednes...

Key loggers, ISPs may breach Act

Private sector organisations are conducting their own cybercrime investigations with little regard for legal sanctions including the Telecommunications (Interception) Act, it was revealed in a parliamentary hearing into cybercrime.

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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.

Andrew Mitsi

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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