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Sanyo shows prototype HD-DVD player

Sanyo Electric unveiled a prototype player supporting the next-generation optical disc format HD-DVD at the Ceatec 2004 show as it got under way in Japan on Tuesday.

Sony shows multi-channel Tivo-like machine

Sony will begin selling in Japan in November a combination personal computer and video server that can record up to seven channels of television simultaneously, it said Tuesday at the Ceatec 2004 exhibition in Japan.

Vendors look to tame DRM standards with Coral

Six large technology and music companies have banded together in an attempt to bring some interoperability to the digital rights management (DRM) systems protecting digital content such as music and movies within the next nine months.

Via readies 64-bit capability for Isaiah

Via Technologies will add 64-bit capabilities into Isaiah, a multimedia processor core design expected to arrive in 2006, the company plans to announce Tuesday at the Fall Processor Forum in California.

Yahoo offers personal search

Yahoo launched a new service designed to let users of its search engine save and manage their query results for accessing later and sharing with others, the company said Tuesday.

Google lays out lofty plans for Search Appliance

Google is working hard to broaden the searching and indexing capabilities of its enterprise Search Appliance from Web documents based on the HTTP and HTTPS protocols to multiple and disparate non-Web data repositories, a Google executive said Tuesday...

Adobe does document security

Electronic document giant Adobe Systems said that it was partnering with digital certificate company GeoTrust to provide technology that will allow documents that use Adobe's popular PDF (Portable Document Format) to be digitally certified.

Highly sensitive laptops go missing

Employees of private and government organizations working with highly sensitive information are still failing to adequately secure laptops containing highly sensitive information, with a spate of recent robberies prompting a stiff warning from a form...

Kodak wins patent lawsuit against Sun

A federal jury in New York has dealt a legal blow to Sun Microsystems, ruling that Sun violated several patents held by Eastman Kodak Co. when it developed its Java technology, a Kodak spokeswoman confirmed on Monday.

Super-connected users could aid IM worms

Just a few users connected to popular instant messaging (IM) networks can cause the spread of worms, while choking off communications from "highly connected" users with many IM correspondents can slow the spread of worms, say computer researchers.

Microsoft rolls out embedded Windows XP

Hoping to whet the appetite of developers specializing in mobile and embedded devices, Microsoft on Monday made available a free technology preview of Windows XP Embedded containing Service Pack 2 (SP2) that it expects to deliver by year's end.

IBM intros ThinkPad with fingerprint reader

Hoping to drive biometric devices into the mainstream, IBM on Monday unveiled its first ThinkPad that features an integrated fingerprint reader that will work in tandem with an embedded security system.

Arm reveals Neon multimedia extension technology

Microprocessor designer Arm has developed a new multimedia technology called Neon that will help improve the performance of consumer electronics devices that process multiple tasks, the company said Monday.

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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

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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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