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Study: British public bodies say no to open source

U.K. local authorities are far less likely to use open-source software than those of some other European countries, according to findings from a Dutch study. The study has so far found that 32 percent of local authorities in Britain use open-source s...

Venture investments bounced back in 2004

Venture capitalists invested more money in privately held technology companies during 2004 than in 2003, according to a report released Monday, marking the first year-over-year rise in investments since 2000.

Microsoft to boost Media Player security

Microsoft says it will patch versions of Windows Media Player to prevent users from inadvertently downloading viruses, adware, and spyware when opening copy-protected media files. The update will be available within 30 days, the company says.

Ask Jeeves developing wireless search service

Looking to provide yet another way for users to tap its search capabilities, Ask Jeeves is developing new wireless search services to be launched this year, according to a company executive.

WebEx to offer free remote PC access

WebEx Communications Inc. on Monday plans to unveil a new remote access service, the first in a line of new "MyWebEx" services aimed at consumers and small businesses.

Sony learned its lesson in digital music, says exec

Sony has learned several lessons from its reluctance to quickly embrace music download services and is now working hard to make up ground against the dominance of competitors such as Apple Computer, a senior executive said last Thursday.

Court rules Hynix infringed on Rambus patents

A US court has ruled that certain technologies within Hynix Semiconductor's memory chips infringe upon patents held by Rambus, but a trial will still take place in March to determine whether the rest of Rambus' claims are valid.

Piracy crackdown nets 5.9 million discs in Asia

In a wide-ranging sweep of the Asia-Pacific region, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) seized 5.9 million pirated optical discs and local police arrested 277 suspected motion picture pirates, the association said yesterday.

Intel's new mobile chips equal to high-end Pentium 4

With the release of its Sonoma technology, notebook PCs based on the most powerful version of Intel's Centrino mobile technology now perform just as well as desktop PCs with Intel's fastest Pentium 4 processors, according to an Intel executive.

Top consumer electronics firms join on DRM spec

A group of top consumer electronics companies have teamed with DRM (digital rights management) technology developer Intertrust Technologies to draft a specification the gadget makers hope will enable consumers to run licensed media files on a range o...

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

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STYLISTIC Q572

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.

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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