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Gates to outline .NET programming roadmap

Bill Gates, Microsoft Corp.'s chairman and chief software architect Friday is slated to outline the roadmap for the software giant's newest programming languages, Visual C# .NET and Visual C++ .NET.

Battle looms over successor standard to DVD

Two competing technologies which enable more than 20G bytes of data to be stored on each side of an optical disk are nearing commercialization, leading to fears that the industry could be split between support for one format or the other.

Vamos appointed Microsoft Australia MD

After three years as the head of Microsoft Australia, Paul Houghton has been sent packing to the US, with the company announcing today that Steve Vamos has been appointed managing director of the software company.

Vamos appointed Microsoft Australia MD

After three years as the head of Microsoft Australia, Paul Houghton has been sent packing to the US, with the company announcing today that Steve Vamos has been appointed managing director of the software company.

MakeMusic! introduces Finale Guitar

The music education technology specialists at MakeMusic! Inc. have released their Finale Guitar music notation product. Finale Guitar offers new features for guitarists and fretted instrument players, as well as file compatibility with Finale 2003, w...

Vendors put pen to tablet

Pen input technology is the centrepiece of the worldwide release of Tablet PCs, allowing users to write, sketch, annotate, manipulate and navigate documents with a cordless pen.

Microsoft spins Rotor tools update

Microsoft Corp. this week posted an update to its Shared Source Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) implementation, codenamed Rotor, which adds support for Mac OS X.

Nokia interactive game attracts 1 million players

A global interactive game event sponsored by Nokia Corp. isn't about selling new phones but about connecting creative people around the globe to play challenging interactive games. That's the official line at Nokia Corp., which on Thursday closed the...

Tablet PCs hit the shelves

A new type of device that could topple the PC finally becomes available this week, as Microsoft Corp. releases its version of Windows for the Tablet PC, and a bevy of vendors ship the newly designed hardware that runs it.

Open source gloats over leaked memo

Open source software advocates have concluded that a leaked Microsoft Corp. memorandum detailing a survey it conducted of IT professionals on their views of open source software shows that Microsoft's public relations tactics on open source are faili...

AMD to cut expenses $350M, seeks profit by Q4 of 2004

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. will experience growth in all of its businesses amid a tentative semiconductor recovery in 2003, but it will have to endure a large restructuring charge and cut staff to get to that point, company executives said Thursday ...

IBM enhances Pixie Dust for 80G mobile drive

IBM Corp. says an enhancement to its 'Pixie Dust' technology has enabled it to break the current storage density record for hard disk drives and to produce the highest capacity mobile hard disk drive yet.

Sanyo debuts a dinosaur robot to guard your house

Japanese companies Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. and Tmsuk Inc. have developed a home robot that is capable of sensing intruders or smoke, and both sending that information to and being controlled by the owner's cell phone. The companies will start taking ...

Stallman: Disk, I/O issues delay GNU OS

The release of a production version of the free GNU operating system (OS) has been delayed beyond the end of the year, as the current development version of the system does not support large disk partitions and high speed serial I/O (input-output), ...

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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

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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.

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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