Polaris moves to .NET

Polaris Software Lab has brought out a new software module within its financials services suite that is its first to utilize the .NET platform and SQL Server database from Microsoft.

Santa Claus worm strikes IM clients

The Santa Claus worm doesn't care whether you've been naughty or nice, but it's making a list of PCs to infect this holiday season, according to a threat alert released by security firm IMlogic Tuesday.

Microsoft changes anti-spyware name in Vista OS preview

Microsoft's December Community Technology Preview (CTP) for the Windows Vista client OS features a renamed version of the company's anti-spyware software. Announced on Monday, the December CTP, known as build 5270, will reach about 500,000 people thr...

Opera Mini browser quietly available worldwide

Users of Java-capable cell phones anywhere may find browsing the Web easier and cheaper now that Opera Software is allowing anyone to download its Opera Mini application. The official worldwide launch of Opera Mini is planned for January but Opera ha...

McAfee: Mobile malware will increase in 2006

There will be an increase in mobile malware in 2006, which could cause extensive damage to mobile devices because only a small percentage of mobile users run security software, according to McAfee's security research lab.

Dell recalls 35,000 batteries worldwide

Dell and the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced a worldwide recall of about 35,000 notebook batteries that could potentially pose a fire risk.

Microsoft to use Firefox RSS icon in IE 7

Microsoft plans to use the Firefox browser's RSS (Really Simple Syndication) icon in the next version of its Internet Explorer (IE) browser, according to the company's Internet Explorer team blog.

Wireless USB creeps nearer

The wireless replacement for USB has come a step closer to reality -- and some questions on migration have been answered -- with the release of a reference design from Wisair.

Acer plans to celebrate 30th birthday with record sales

Taiwan's Acer expects to celebrate its 30th year in business next year by posting record high sales as the world's fourth largest PC vendor further cuts costs, sells stock it holds in other companies, and increases its market share, it said Monday.

Patch causes glitches with beta version of IE browser

Microsoft is receiving scattered reports that one of the security patches issued last week for Internet Explorer (IE) is causing problems for users testing a new beta version of the browser alongside the existing version, according to a company blogg...

DRAM market rebounds

Spot market prices for DRAM (dynamic RAM) chips have rebounded in recent days as buyers returned to scoop bargains, according to DRAMexchange Technology which runs an online clearinghouse for the chips.

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Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell


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


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


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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