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Via's twin-core processor may upstage AMD, Intel

In a move that could upstage the dual-core processor plans of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Intel, Via Technologies is developing a twin-core x86 processor that is likely to hit the market by June 2005, a company executive confirmed Tuesday.

Bush's campaign Web site blocks overseas visits

Net surfers outside the U.S. interested in U.S. President George Bush's re-election strategy aren't currently able to learn about it from his campaign Web site. Visitors from a number of international locations reported hitting "access denied" errors...

Mac worm sparks security concerns

Antivirus experts have warned Mac users and sysadmins against becoming complacent about security after the discovery of a worm targeting the Mac OS X operating system.

Microsoft focuses on apps modeling

Microsoft is looking to extend visual modeling of applications in its Visual Studio 2005 platform, with an early release of technology to enable developers to author industry-specific modeling tools.

More secret Web app details leak on the Net

The magic word is Qzoxy. If it was meant to be a secret, Skype Technologies SA seems to have forgotten because it has opened up a previously confidential forum on its main site which blows the gaff on the "SkypeMe" buttons you will be able to install...

Work on Sender ID goes on

After running into opposition to its Sender ID antispam plan, Microsoft has revised and resubmitted it to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for consideration, according to a company spokesperson.

PalmOne updates the Treo smart phone

PalmOne's long-awaited update to the Treo 600 will come with a new processor, sharper display and flash memory, as the company continues to improve its flagship product.

Epson announces new photo gear

Epson announced two digital cameras and a photo viewer at last week's PhotoPlus Expo. The company expands its camera family with the US$399 L-500V point-and-shoot and the US$2999 (price excludes lens) R-D1 digital rangefinder camera. Epson also unlea...

Are hackers now gunning for the Mac?

In early October Apple released a small series of patches for Mac OS X version 10.2 and later. Most of the fixes in this group blocked possible denial-of-service problems that are, to date, theoretical. For example, one addresses vulnerability in a U...

Skype's secret Web-app program uncovered

It's now possible to build Skype tools into your own website, or other applications. Nobody officially knows this, of course, because, typically, Skype Technologies hasn't actually announced it -- but if you download the latest build today, you'll sp...

Yahoo joins the search with Stata purchase

Yahoo has snapped up privately-held e-mail software company Stata Labs, which develops technology that allows users to quickly search through mail and attachments. The move, announced Thursday, generated speculation that the Internet powerhouse is ge...

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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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