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WORLD CUP - HDTV soccer games need plenty of bits to run

So far, nothing major has gone wrong. But engineers at T-Systems International GmbH, which is operating the huge transmission network carrying high-definition signals from 12 stadiums hosting the World Cup soccer tournament in Germany, aren't kicking...

Third Microsoft Excel attack posted

Excel users have one more reason to worry. On Tuesday, a hacker published code that takes advantage of an unpatched flaw in the Microsoft spreadsheet software, the third such exploit to be disclosed in the past week.

Microsoft touts Entities to link business, data

Microsoft is working on a data mapping substrate for its Visual Studio developer tool platform called ADO.Net Entities, which will provide a data model focused on business terminology, a Microsoft executive said in his blog.

Adobe will distribute Google's toolbar

Adobe Systems has agreed to distribute Google's browser toolbar with some of its products, starting immediately with downloads of the Macromedia Shockwave Player.

Vista to allow ActiveX installation

Microsoft is to give Windows Vista an option for users to install ActiveX controls without the need for administrator approval, the company has revealed.

Samsung mulling dual Blu-ray/HD DVD player

Samsung Electronics will consider later this year if it will launch a high-definition movie player compatible with both the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats, it said Tuesday.

Chinese film industry suffers from piracy, study finds

Sixty-one percent of film producers, exhibitors and distributors surveyed in China believe that piracy will increase, according to a new study announced by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) Monday. No one surveyed believed piracy in China would de...

Microsoft enters the robotics market

Microsoft released the preview version of a software toolkit for building robot applications on Tuesday, pledging to ignite the robot market in the same way it did the PC market some 20 years ago.

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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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