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HD-DVD comes out fighting, launch in 2005

The HD-DVD (High Definition/High Density-DVD) next-generation optical disc format got a boost Monday with the announcement by Toshiba and NEC that they plan to launch compatible products next year and with word that a major Japanese content producer ...

MyDoom.O hammering search engines

Antivirus software companies are warning e-mail users about a new version of the MyDoom e-mail worm, dubbed MyDoom.O, which is spreading on the Internet and causing slowdowns at search engines, including those run by Lycos and Google.

Hitachi develops one-button text input terminal

Hitachi has developed a prototype system that gives the ability to input simple messages into a computer to those unable to type. The system, called Mobile Den-no-shin, works with a custom computer that resembles a tablet PC and uses a single push-bu...

Search tool offers links by reading screen

Startup company Blinkx has launched a search tool that compiles on-the-fly lists of Web pages and local hard-drive documents that are relevant to whatever text users are looking at on their screens.

Long lines await iPod mini's Tokyo debut

Apple Computer began international sales of its iPod mini digital music player on Saturday and opened the doors of its Tokyo store to a line of more than one thousand people.

Skype close to launching global Net call service

Skype Technologies, which offers software that allows users to make free phone calls over the Internet, said Friday that it is closer to launching a new prepay service in which users can make cheap calls to any phone around the world from their PCs.

RIAA, iMesh settle song-swapping case

The makers of the iMesh file-swapping software have agreed to pay US$4.1 (AU$5.7) million and make changes to their product to settle a lawsuit brought by the recording industry.

Software pirate's 'checkmate' is a 5.5-year sentence

Apparently Ralph Blasek didn't do a good job at plotting his next few moves. The professional chess player, and presumed leader of Europe's largest known software counterfeiting network, was sentenced last week by a German judge to five-and-a-half ye...

Flordia hacker indicted in big online theft case

A 45-year-old man has been indicted on charges of hacking into the computers of the marketing company Acxiom Corp., in Little Rock, Arkansas, to access its databases filled with personal, financial and company information, the office of the U.S. Atto...

Spitzer settles with Spam King

An anti-spam legal crusade that began with a blitz is ending with a wrist-slap. New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced this week a US$50,000 (AU$69,919) settlement with e-mail marketer Scott Richter and his company, OptInRealBig.com....

Microsoft to enforce Sender ID checks

Microsoft will soon put some bite into its Sender ID antispam plans by checking e-mail messages sent to its Hotmail, MSN and Microsoft.com mail accounts to see if they come from valid e-mail servers, as identified by the Sender ID, according to a com...

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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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