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New Roomba vacuum finds its own way home

The newest generation of the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner has learned how to charge itself at a docking station, detect the best cleaning pattern for a given room and seek out dirt particles the size of finely ground pepper. If only it could take out ...

Yahoo buys Oddpost e-mail company

Yahoo Inc. has acquired Oddpost Inc., a San Francisco startup that provides an innovative, Web-based e-mail service, and plans to use its technology to spruce up Yahoo Mail and other Yahoo services, the companies confirmed Friday.

Windows XP SP2 to go gold in August

Microsoft expects to finish work on Service Pack 2 for Windows XP next month. The much-anticipated security focused update should be available to users shortly after that.

ITU - Global Net regulators aim to turn the tide on spam

Net regulators from around the globe ended last week's antispam conference sponsored by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) with a pledge to try and turn the torrential flood of unsolicited commercial e-mail into a trickle -- if not dam i...

Microsoft to put online store on Start menu

Microsoft is working on a new shopping Web site for software, hardware and peripherals that it plans to advertise in the Windows XP Start Menu and the Internet Explorer Web browser.

Zombie PCs: Silent, growing threat

The seemingly endless spate of worm infestations over the last year has left something even more troubling in its wake: armies of zombie PCs that can be used to send spam, attack Web sites, and generally wreak havoc over the Internet.

Mozilla and Opera suffer security scares

The Mozilla Foundation has issued patches for a flaw in its browsers that could allow an attacker to execute existing applications on a Windows XP machine. Researchers have also discovered a bug in Opera Software ASA's browser that could be exploited...

Retro worm targets Windows

A new variant of the Lovgate worm has been discovered infecting PCs globally, according to security bulletins by major security firms including Symantec and McAfee.

MPAA: Movie downloading is new piracy plague

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) warned against a "growing global epidemic" of movie piracy over the Internet last week, citing a survey of Internet users in which nearly one in four respondents had illegally downloaded a movie online...

IE loses market share as trend reverses

A series of highly publicized security vulnerabilities found in Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser may be having an effect on the browser's market share, according to data compiled by WebSideStory, a Web metrics company. Over the last month, I...

Ipod's second coming

Local stockists expect sales of Apple's latest iPod offering, the iPod mini, will match those of its larger counterpart when it hits retailers’ shelves on July 24.

Global software piracy losses totaled $29B in 2003

Piracy continues to be a costly global problem for software makers, with US$1 in every US$3 spent on applications and programs going to illegal sources, according to a revamped study from the Business Software Alliance (BSA).

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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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