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Online auction providers grapple with fraud

As con artists lurk in the dark corners of online auction marketplaces scamming buyers, auction sites are having to deal with the persistent specter of fraud, which some believe is seriously harming buyer participation and sales in this very popular ...

Consumer electronics industry facing disaster

The impending era of digitally networked homes will cause potentially devastating problems as well as golden opportunities for the consumer electronics industry, a senior academic said at a conference on Monday.

HSDPA is a mouthful for speed

If the acronym HSDPA means nothing to you, read on because the technology behind this string of letters could soon significantly change the way you work and play on your mobile device.

Open-source an option for database apps

As the use of Linux has expanded in enterprise computing since 2002, so too has the variety of open-source database applications available to users, according to a panel of executives from five open-source database vendors.

Intel's silicon laser might bring optics to chips

Researchers at Intel have developed a method of generating a continuous laser with a silicon device, one of the first steps toward introducing optical interconnects in future processors, servers and PCs, the company said Wednesday.

Vonage tells FCC a service provider blocked its calls

US VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) service provider Vonage Holdings has reported to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that a broadband Internet provider deliberately blocked Vonage customers' calls.

GSMA, Motorola plan US$30 phone for the poor

Motorola will deliver a sub-US$40 mobile phone, the Emerging Market Handset, for customers in the developing world, it announced Tuesday at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes. However, that's still not cheap enough for the GSM Association, which wants...

Red Hat embraces Solaris, 2.6 kernel

Red Hat is bringing Sun Microsystems' Solaris operating system into the Red Hat Network, the company said Tuesday as it launched the latest update to its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston...

New phishing attack outsmarts typical defenses

You might think that you know how to protect yourself from phishing: Don't click the links in e-mail that purports to be from banks or other institutions. But that defense is no longer ironclad: Phishers have found a new way to snare data without you...

More snags in Windows XP Service Pack 2

The PC World Test Center staff have discovered two bugs involving Windows XP's Service Pack 2. One can reduce the write speed of many dual-layer DVD drives. The other can decrease the battery life on some Acer laptops by an hour.

Older Quicken versions to lose online updates

People who have been using older versions of Quicken to download their financial data from banks and brokerages will lose this time-saving functionality, says the publisher of the popular personal finance package -- unless they upgrade to Quicken 200...

Storage court battle ends in $21M payout

A six-year court battle that saw one of the world's biggest storage companies accused of knowingly selling millions of dollars worth of faulty product and led to possibly the biggest recall in history has been settled for US$21 million.

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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.

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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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