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Air travel to become more high-tech, study says

Almost half the world's airlines plan to offer some form of in-flight communications for passengers by the end of 2007, with most favoring Internet access, e-mail and SMS (short messaging service), according to a new study released last week.

Fast Wi-Fi standard set to splinter

Just when we thought the fast Wi-Fi standard was well underway, it looks like the big chip-makers are about to undermine an agreement in the IEEE.

ninemsn adds Quickflix as DVD partner

Online DVD rental company Quickflix has made a deal with ninemsn to help it reach more customers, but whether it has joined or replaced Homescreen as ninemsn's official partner is unclear.

Motorola heads straight for mobile WiMax

Motorola is moving aggressively toward the next generation of WiMax wireless broadband, gearing up to introduce two product lines without waiting for the WiMax Forum to finish specifications for the technology.

Beta of Firefox 1.5 due next week

The first beta test version of the next major upgrade to the popular Firefox open-source browser will be available next week, the Mozilla Foundation announced on Tuesday.

Toshiba reviewing HD-DVD launch plans

Toshiba is reviewing the launch schedule for HD-DVD, a next-generation optical disc format for high-definition video, and could delay its US launch until sometime next year, it said on Thursday.

Chaos to rule Internet in 2010

Chaos will rule the Internet in 2010 as spam, viruses and fraudulent e-mails continue to cause havoc, according to Professor Trevor Barr, user environments program manager at Swinburne University of Technology.

Linux computing on the couch, from across the room

Linux PC enthusiasts may be tired of hearing about all the ways Microsoft PCs are taking over the living room. Having conquered most home offices and dens, Windows is now running such entertainment apps as MP3 players, CDs and DVDs with its XP Media ...

Microsoft acquires VoIP provider Teleo

Microsoft said Tuesday it acquired Teleo, a developer of services and technology that allow users to make and receive voice phone calls on their PCs via the Internet.

Zotob arrests point to cybercrime nexus

The expanding investigation into this month's Zotob worm outbreak is uncovering evidence of the growing nexus between worm writers and gangs looking to profit from cybercrime, according to security experts.

Zotob author may be virus mastermind

The teenager arrested on suspicion of writing and distributing the Zotob Windows 2000 worm may have authored more than 20 other viruses, it has emerged.

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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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