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NEC to produce chip for new Xbox console

NEC Electronics has won a contract from Microsoft to produce one of the chips that will go into the graphics system of the next generation Xbox games console, it said Tuesday.

Hackers plot more phishing, mobile viruses

Mass-mailer viruses like Bagle, Netsky and MyDoom are so passe. Hackers in the know are now concentrating on mobile phone viruses, phishing scams and exploiting vulnerabilities, according to McAfee.

Cisco to buy VOIP gear maker Sipura

Cisco Systems has agreed to acquire VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) vendor Sipura Technology for integration into its Linksys Group division, the networking giant announced Tuesday.

Apple in denial over security

Apple has shrugged off security concerns about its latest MacOS version, named Tiger, proving that it's not only leopards that don't change their spots.

Microsoft sees smoother 64-bit switch

It should be easier for the IT industry to transition from 32-bit to 64-bit processing than it was to switch from 16-bit to 32-bit -- a "messy" time in the computer sector's history, according to Bill Gates.

Microsoft aims "Metro" at Adobe

The next version of Windows will include a new document format, code-named "Metro," to print and share documents, Microsoft said Monday. Metro appears to rival Adobe Systems's PostScript and PDF (portable document format) technologies.

Adobe aims at Microsoft

Adobe Systems's agreement last week to acquire Macromedia for approximately US$3.4 billion will give the company a formidable collection of Web publishing and document management software -- and will place it squarely in the path of tools rival Micro...

Fujitsu jumps in with its WiMax chip

Fujitsu has followed up Intel's launch of its first WiMax chip -- the Pro/Wireless 5116, aka Rosedale -- with an IEEE 802.16-2004 compliant chip of its own.

Gates to preview Windows' third decade

The newest and next versions of Windows -- XP Professional x64 Edition and Longhorn -- will share center stage this week at WinHEC, Microsoft's annual Windows Hardware Engineering Conference.

Forgent sues Microsoft over JPEG patent

Forgent Networks has added Microsoft to the list of companies it has sued alleging infringement of a patent for a data compression technique it claims is used in the JPEG digital image standard.

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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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