Patent case may bring Internet Explorer changes

Microsoft Corp. is preparing changes to its Internet Explorer (IE) browser because of a patent verdict against it, the company said Friday. The changes could affect a large number of existing Web pages, experts said.

Blaster worm linked to severity of US blackouts

The W32.Blaster worm may have contributed to the cascading effect of the Aug. 14 blackout, government and industry experts revealed this week. On the day of the blackout, Blaster degraded the performance of several communications lines linking key d...

Feds, Microsoft hail Blaster arrest

US federal law enforcement officials were joined by Microsoft Corp.'s general counsel in trumpeting the arrest Friday of a Minnesota teenager believed to be responsible for releasing one version of the W32.Blaster worm earlier this month.

Seagate drives use new video streaming standard

Eight digital video recorder (DVR) manufacturers plan to use hard drives from Seagate Technology Inc. that are based on a standard for streaming video under development, Seagate announced Thursday.

Kazaa launches premium service

The developers of peer-to-peer file sharing program Kazaa launched Friday a fee-carrying version of the software, a further step in their efforts to shake off Kazaa's reputation as a piracy haven and build a viable business around the software.

Sony takes PS2 Online on 10 October

After months of trials, Sony Computer Entertainment (Sony CE) is set to launch PlayStation2 online gaming on October 10. The service, available to broadband users only, will require PS2 owners to buy a $69.95 Network Adaptor.

IBM monitor recall widened

IBM will expand its recall of certain monitors to include an additional 63,000 units with circuit boards that could overheat, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said Thursday.

Westpac customers warned of e-mail scam

E-mail scams involving the use of "ghost" Internet banking sites continue to haunt Australia's biggest banks with Westpac again cautioning customers about handing out personal details and account information.

Day of judgement looms for DNA

The Australian Domain Authority (auDA) is in the process of launching a class action lawsuit against Domain Names Australia (DNA) and its sole director, Chesley Paul Rafferty, alleging the reseller has sent unsolicited mail-outs that are deceptive an...

Symantec embraces product activation

Software giant Symantec Corp. is adding product activation technology to all of its upcoming consumer products, starting with Norton Antivirus 2004. Customers who fail to activate the software by contacting Symantec within 15 days of installing it wi...

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Kathy Cassidy


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

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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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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.

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