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New Messenger worm works in multiple languages

Users of Microsoft's MSN Messenger should be aware of a new "smart" worm that checks the configuration of their Windows client and sends a message in the appropriate language, according to security companies Akonix Systems and Symantec. Both companie...

Microsoft to release antiphishing tool before IE 7

Microsoft plans to release an add-on to MSN Search Toolbar aimed at protecting Web users from phishing scams. The technology is similar to an antiphishing tool the company previously said will be available in Internet Explorer (IE) 7, which is not ye...

Distance detection may help secure Wi-Fi

Intel is developing a way to locate a Wi-Fi user by timing how long it takes for packets to travel to and from a wireless access point, which could prevent users outside a house or office from accessing a Wi-Fi network indoors.

Unwired calls the shots in wireless war

The wireless war is definitely "on" and Unwired is calling the shots. The wireless Internet provider is throwing the gauntlet down to BigPond in Sydney, with new user-plans that dramatically increase monthly downloads, at no extra cost.

Intel unveils 'Viiv' entertainment PC brand

Intel has revealed to it's Developer Forum a brand name for home entertainment PCs that it believes will stand for the same quality experience promoted by its Centrino home technology.

Google to launch instant messaging service

Google will continue expanding beyond its core search engine and push further into Web portal territory when it launches on Wednesday an instant messaging (IM) service with voice communications capabilities.

Skype opens IM service to third parties

Skype Technologies hopes to broaden the use of its presence and instant messaging (IM) technologies by making them available to all developers wanting to integrate them into their Web site or applications, the company announced Wednesday.

Windows XP configuration vulnerable to Zotob

PCs running a certain configuration of Microsoft's Windows XP operating system are vulnerable to attack from the Zotob worm that ran riot on Windows 2000 systems last week, Microsoft said.

Elpida develops DDR3 memory

Elpida Memory has completed development of its first DDR3 memory chip. The technology is an improvement on existing computer memory and should help increase performance in personal computers, particularly in the area of multimedia applications.

W3C objects to US Copyright Office's browser plan

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is protesting a proposal by the US Copyright Office that may temporarily require online forms to be submitted using only Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser or Netscape browsers.

Ex-HP chief Fiorina to pen memoir about her career

Carly Fiorina has reached a deal to pen a memoir about her dramatic career, which went on hiatus in February following her ouster from Hewlett-Packard Co. after a turbulent five-year run as the company's chief executive.

Time is running out for optical disc format compromise

A format battle between HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc in the race to replace DVD looks increasingly inevitable as time quickly runs out for a compromise. Supporters of both formats agree that compromise would benefit the entire industry but talks are stall...

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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.

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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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