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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Football Web site passes 1 billion page views

At the halfway point of the FIFA World Cup, the official Web site of the sports tournament had attracted more than 1 billion page views between May 31 and June 14, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) said Monday.

Experts warn of 'major' hole in Apache Web server

A security flaw in the popular Apache Web server could allow a malicious hacker to launch a denial of service attack or even take over a system on which the software is running, the Apache Software Foundation warned in an advisory Monday.

Morpheus IM service guns for the big leagues

When StreamCast Networks Inc. released the updated version of its Morpheus peer-to-peer (P-to-P) file swapping software last week, it also issued a little taunt at Internet maven America Online Inc. (AOL) in the form of a chat service that is interop...

Microsoft looks to serve the little guys

Looking tp lower the cost barriers to connecting to an electronic trading hub, Microsoft Corp. on Monday rolled out two entry-level versions of BizTalk Server 2002 -- including one that carries a sub-US$1,000 price tag.

MSN Hotmail to go mobile in Asia

Millions of cellular subscribers in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore will soon be able to send and receive e-mail over their mobile phones using their MSN Hotmail accounts, Microsoft Corp. said Monday.

Mass Bluetooth use is years away, industry group says

Mass use of Bluetooth for short-range wireless communication is years away. The technology's backers hyped Bluetooth and, back in reality, now predict that it will be eight years before Bluetooth is as commonly used as a mobile phone is today.

nVidia launches graphics programming language

Not content with dominating the graphics chipset market, nVidia has now branched out into the software industry, releasing its own graphics programming language, Cg. The C stands for the C programming language, which it is similar to, while the g is ...

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GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell


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


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


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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