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Macromedia: Flash Player 6 downloads 'unprecedented'

Macromedia Inc. today announced that its Flash Player 6 software has been downloaded more than 200 million times since its release. The company calls the public adoption of the new Flash player "unprecedented" and said it's the fastest adoption of an...

Will Aussie teleportation news improve cryptography?

Earlier this week researchers at the Australian National University said they had successfully teleported a laser beam, a development which the researchers said in press reports would have deep implications for computing and cryptography. But not so ...

Intel quits Web hosting business

Intel Corp. is scrapping its Web hosting business after less than three years of operation and will take a US$100 million charge in its second fiscal quarter as a result of the move, the company announced Tuesday.

Apache users urged to upgrade

The creators of Apache Web Server software said today that all Apache users are potentially affected by security vulnerabilities that were announced yesterday, even as a controversy continues about how the flaws were initially made public.

Apple, AMD lower revenue forecasts

Computer maker Apple Computer Inc. and chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) each lowered their revenue forecasts Tuesday, citing a broad weakness in the PC market and slow sales overseas. AMD also warned of a "substantial" operating loss.

Audiogalaxy caves in to RIAA, will filter songs

Audiogalaxy Inc., the company behind the Audiogalaxy.com peer-to-peer music file sharing service, is to pay music publishers "a substantial sum" and filter out copyright songs from its service as a result of an out-of-court settlement reached with re...

Toshiba dishes on 'corridor cruisers'

Targeting workers who require wireless mobility within the confines of an office environment, Toshiba Corp. representatives will be discussing a new type of mobile, wireless computer at next week's TechXNY trade show in New York.

Hotmail POP mail users will have to pay

Users of Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Hotmail service will no longer be able to aggregate e-mail from other accounts into their Hotmail account without paying US$19.95 a year for the MSN Extra Storage subscription program, the company said.

Toshiba launches iPod competitor

Toshiba Corp. has chosen a removable hard drive for their new portable music player, which means a physically larger player but one with a much greater capacity for your favorite music.

Fujitsu gives Microsoft .NET a boost

Fujitsu Ltd. announced plans Tuesday to broaden its existing global partnership with Microsoft Corp., saying it will offer products and services based on Microsoft's .NET platform to enterprise customers around the world.

Infineon, Agere, Motorola form DSP venture

Infineon Technologies AG, Agere Systems Inc. and Motorola Inc. announced on Tuesday the establishment of a new venture, StarCore LLC, to develop and license DSP (digital signal processor) technologies.

Tiny Philips CD-ROM drive for phones, PDAs

Philips is trying to squeeze the size of a CD drive and fit it into portable devices such as mobile phones, PDAs (personal digital assistants) and digital still cameras. Using blue laser technology, the company has managed to miniaturize a drive for ...

Big five labels sued over copy-protected CDs

Heightening the tension surrounding the music industry's efforts to guard its content in the digital realm, the five major record labels were hit with a class action lawsuit last week for producing and distributing CDs with copyright protection contr...

Microsoft to add Java support to Windows XP

Microsoft Corp. is making its Java Virtual Machine (JVM) a standard part of Windows XP in an attempt to clear a legal dispute with rival Sun Microsystems Inc., Microsoft said Tuesday.

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Kathy Cassidy

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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