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Google tests personal search service

Google's two founders said on Monday that their company is working on a personal search service, but they remained coy on plans for an instant messaging client or Web browser.

Businesses keep Q3 PC growth on track

PC shipments have started to ease off, as expected, but the worldwide PC market remained fairly strong in the third quarter, according to the latest research from IDC and Gartner.

Tracking spam to its source

Finding mortgage-related pitches in my inbox was no big surprise. After all, loan-related spam has increased 42 percent over last year, making it the fastest-growing category of spam, according to research by NetIQ, an e-mail content-filtering servic...

Can laser printers fight crime?

What if you could print your own driver's license at home, instead of having to wait in line all day at the DMV? That's the potential of an emerging technology in the works at Purdue University.

Phishing attacks may be coming from your computer

Most phishing attempts come from about 1,000 compromised "zombie" computers owned by broadband customers, and the phishing attacks are likely generated by less than five phishing operations, according to a survey by CipherTrust Inc.

NEC develops MP3, AAC mobilechip

NEC Electronics will soon begin mass production of a new chip that will allow mobile telephone handset makers to integrate MP3 and AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) music player functions.

Sharp adds hard disk to its Linux PDA

Sharp has added a hard-disk drive to its latest Zaurus PDA (personal digital assistant), and is considering selling the Linux operating system-based device abroad, the company said Friday.

Ninemsn cements multimedia status

Ninemsn has cemented itself as a major multimedia channel for Australian PC users through inclusion in Windows Media Center, but Microsoft has left the door open for competitors.

Microsoft issues patch for SP2 update

Microsoft has issued a patch for a compatibility problem between the recent Windows XP Service Pack 2 and an advertising application run on many user's machines.

Intel shelves plans for 4GHz Pentium 4

Intel has confirmed its near-term plans for its desktop processors before it reaches the multicore era. The company will not release a 4GHz version of its flagship Pentium 4 product, having decided instead to realign its engineers around the company'...

UK servers returned to media group by US feds

Independent Media Center (Indymedia), the U.K.-based group responsible for running about 20 independent news Web sites, said that U.S. authorities returned its servers on Wednesday, but the group is still looking for answers as to why the two servers...

Intel sets cruise control on Pentium 4

Intel President and Chief Operating Officer Paul Otellini served notice at the company's recent developer conference that the megahertz era was coming to a close, and the decision Thursday to remove the 4GHz Pentium 4 processor from its road map is c...

Google preps desktop search application

Google made a much anticipated move toward what many consider the newest frontier in the digital information search sector by announcing Thursday it is offering a test version of an application designed to let users search for information stored on t...

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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

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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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