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IBM gets small in a big way

IBM's PC desktop division continues to think small in a big way announcing a desktop system that is 35 per cent smaller than its predecessor with a footprint that takes up less space than some of its laptop machines.

DVD-RAM hits surprising speeds

The rewritable DVD formats--DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM--are gaining on their write-once cousins DVD-R and DVD+R in speed. But here's a bigger surprise: The first leap forward is coming from DVD-RAM, traditionally the slowpoke of the crowd.

Internet Explorer carved up by zero-day hole

Two new vulnerabilities have been discovered in Internet Explorer which allow a complete bypass of security and provide system access to a computer, including the installation of files on someone's hard disk without their knowledge, through a single ...

Domain name registrations hit all-time high

More than 4.7 million new domain names were registered during the first quarter of 2004 -- the most ever recorded in a three-month period, according to a report released by VeriSign, which operates the global registry for Web addresses ending in .com...

Net needs law enforcement, author says

The Internet is a "god-awful mess," but few U.S. government officials are willing to take action against virus writers, spammers and other scammers, author Bruce Sterling said at the Gartner IT Security Summit on Tuesday in the US.

Adobe launches intelligent document platform

Adobe Systems on Tuesday announced document services technologies that will include XML in PDF files. According to the software vendor, the document services, which were largely developed in Adobe's Ottawa lab, will help organizations and governments...

Microsoft releases monthly security patches

Microsoft has released software updates for versions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 and warned customers about a security vulnerability in a Windows component called IDirectPlay4, which is used to support multiplayer network games.

ASIC halts Pacific Blue service

Melbourne-based website hosting company, Pacific Blue Online, has stopped offering Swiss bank accounts over the Internet following intervention from financial regulators.

Man pleads guilty to wireless hack into stores

An American man pleaded guilty on Friday to four counts of wire fraud and unauthorized access to a computer after he and two accomplices used a vulnerable wireless network at a home improvement store in Michigan to attempt to steal credit card number...

CPU-based security for Win XP, Red Hat Linux coming

Microsoft's Windows XP Service Pack 2 and the next version of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux 3 will support new CPU-based security protections designed to stop incoming malicious executable code from being triggered.

Freescale outlines path to 1Gbps UWB

Motorola subsidiary Freescale Semiconductor outlined a product roadmap on Monday that will take its line of UWB (Ultra-Wideband) chipsets from 114M bps (bits per second) to 1G bps over the next year.

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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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