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Toshiba ramps up local Linux-based R&D

Despite all the talk of offshoring software development to developing nations, computer and electronics giant Toshiba is expanding its Sydney research and development centre, which uses Linux as its platform of choice.

New Zealand shows how to guard against domain name scoundrels

The latest ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) meeting, which was held in Morocco last week, heard about the dangers associated with the growing secondary market in domain name resale. It heard about two cases where a Cub Scou...

Palm's Treo falls foul of European pollution law

Palm Inc. has stopped shipping its latest smart phone to Europe because the devices don't comply with new European Union regulations that limit the acceptable amount of hazardous substances in electronics goods.

Researchers claim Great Firewall workaround

A group of researchers at the University of Cambridge claims to have found a way to circumvent China's Internet content controls, but some doubt whether their findings really offer a breakthrough.

Music industry prepares suit against Yahoo China

A recording industry group is preparing to file a lawsuit against Yahoo China for allegedly infringing its members' copyrights by providing links to illegal music download sites, a spokesman for the group confirmed on Tuesday.

Munich Linux 'a reality'

The City of Munich has insisted it is on track with its massive Linux migration, in the face of claims in the German Senate that the project seemed to have failed before it ever got off the ground.

WildPackets gets free and personal

Faced with competition from Ethereal -- now reborn as Wireshark -- WildPackets has decided that if you can't beat them, then join them, and released a free version of its OmniPeek network analyser.

Mac attack code surfaces fast

Attack code that exploits a flaw in Apple's Mac OS X appeared last week, just one day after Apple released an update to fix its operating systems.

HP sees profit in design

Over the next 18 months, Hewlett-Packard Co. will place increasing importance on product design as a way to gain more market share and to substantially cut product development and support costs.

Taiwan plans US$3.1 billion investment for Web 2.0

Taiwan's state-controlled telecom company plans to invest NT$100 billion (US$3.1 billion) over the next five years to upgrade its network and further develop applications and services based on Web 2.0, a spokeswoman said Monday.

US invites comments on ICANN contract

A branch of the US Commerce Department is accepting comments on the fate of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organisation that supervises Internet domain names.

ICANN settles feud with country-code TLD operator

The company that manages the UK's top-level domain has struck a truce with the US-based organization responsible for overseeing Internet domain names, cooling ongoing disagreements over administrative control of the Internet.

MS ANTITRUST - Regulators OK EU fine against Microsoft

The European Commission is poised to fine Microsoft again, after antitrust regulators from the 25 countries in the European Union gave unanimous support Monday to the Commission's plan to punish the company for failing to comply with its 2004 antitru...

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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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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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