Preparatory talks clear way for Internet summit

Government negotiators from nearly 200 countries narrowed their differences on how to manage the Internet and protect freedom of expression online in an important round of preparatory talks over the weekend in Geneva, but failed to agree on how to fu...

AdSubtract to snip paid search results

A new version of the AdSubtract ad-blocking software will hit Web search engine companies right in the cash register, blocking sponsored search engine results, sometimes known as "paid placement" advertisements, according to a statement from InterMut...

Telstra offers 'unlimited' broadband

Telstra BigPond has taken the plunge and placed itself amongst the ranks of unlimited broadband providers, launching its first unlimited download plans across a selection of its ADSL and cable broadband services.

NEC recalls 170,000 laser printers

NEC is recalling about 170,000 monochrome laser printers, most of which were sold in Japan, because of an overheating problem that leads to a subsequent risk of fire.

Sun looks to lead Linux onto desktop

Sun Microsystems Inc. has just rolled out its first Linux-based desktop software and is working to secure deals with governments and businesses to deploy it, but the company isn't targeting Microsoft Corp., a Sun executive said Thursday.

Wi-Fi improvements in the works

New wireless standards intended to enhance security and support high-bandwidth applications are in the works and will appear in products by the end of next year, say industry analysts at the Wi-Fi Planet Conference and Expo in San Jose, California, l...

Yahoo pitching antispam initiative to industry

Yahoo has developed a system it says will go a long way toward curbing spam, but the technology's success is dependent on its widespread industry adoption beyond the borders of Yahoo's email servers.

Microsoft aims for a seamless digital world

Microsoft Corp.'s "seamless computing" vision is about making software and devices work in sync with consumers' lives, John O'Rourke, consumer strategy director at Microsoft, said Friday.

Sun not about to set, says McNealy

In a speech designed to convince European customers that Sun Microsystems is still shining, company Chief Executive Officer Scott McNealy plugged Sun's new products and strategy to attendees of SunNetwork Berlin Wednesday.

Symantec patches product activation problems

Utility software vendor Symantec has issued a patch to correct problems some users had with an antipiracy activation feature they encountered when trying to install Norton AntiVirus 2004 and other Norton products.

Strike two for Big Ben

A reseller has made a $55,000 compensation payment to Microsoft after being sued for selling pirated copies of Windows software loaded onto PCs.

HP to launch music store, digital music player

Following the lead of its competitors in the PC industry, Hewlett-Packard (HP) plans to announce a digital music player and music store along with a line of digital televisions early next year, a HP spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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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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