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Yahoo to take on Microsoft in desktop search

Yahoo is hoping to leapfrog Microsoft by releasing a tool that allows users to quickly and easily search for information on their PCs as well as in their personal files stored at Yahoo's online services, a source familiar with the plan said Wednesday...

Microsoft hits home stretch for XP Service Pack 2

Microsoft expects to finalize work on Service Pack 2 for Windows XP in the coming days. The much-anticipated security focused update should be available to users shortly after that, a company spokesman said Thursday.

Skype duo drawn into Kazaa case

Skype and Kazaa founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis will have their past business affairs under the legal microscope of the major record labels following a court hearing last week.

DVD X Copy vendor shuts doors

Lawsuits have forced the closure of 321 Studios, a developer of software for copying DVDs, according to a notice posted on the company's Web site.

Toshiba announces 60GB, 1.8-inch hard-disk drive

Toshiba will begin mass-producing a 60G-byte, 1.8-inch hard-disk drive before the end of the year, it said Wednesday. Such drives are commonly used in digital music players and sub-notebook computers.

AOL buys Mailblocks in spam-fighting effort

America Online (AOL) has snapped up Web-based e-mail company Mailblocks in an effort to bolster its own e-mail services with greater antispam protection, mail management and interface improvements, it said Wednesday.

Microsoft offers exchange program to shift 64-bit OS

Microsoft this week will issue a revision to the latest beta of its Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems and offer a license exchange program for users who buy 64-bit hardware before the final version of the operating system ships next yea...

Job demand has a 90s feel

The IT industry looks set to return to the powerhouse it was in the late nineties, with demand for sales reps, analysts and business development managers expected to go through the roof globally.

New Ghost draws from drive image

Symantec has updated its Norton Ghost image backup program, and the new version reflects technology in Drive Image from PowerQuest, the former rival Symantec acquired last year.

Mozilla offers bounty for bugs

The Mozilla Foundation, maker of the Firefox Web browser and Thunderbird e-mail application, is offering a US$500 bounty to users who identify and report bugs found in its open-source software.

Bluetooth phones could leak data

Many of the most popular models of Bluetooth-enabled cell phones can be hacked easily, enabling a malicious hacker to steal phone books, images, calendar information, or virtually anything else stored on the phone, say a pair of security experts.

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

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STYLISTIC Q572

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

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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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