Researchers to develop China-only version of HD-DVD

In a bid to cut costs for local electronics makers, Chinese researchers plan to develop a version of the next-generation HD-DVD optical disc format specifically for China that will include support for a locally developed video compression technology,...

Taiwan dives into LCD-TVs

A major science industrial park in southern Taiwan says it already has commitments from 10 companies to invest NT$24.1 billion (AUD$956 million) in a specially zoned area for the production of LCD-TVs (liquid crystal display televisions), the latest ...

Symantec hooks up security firm

Symantec Thursday announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire start-up WholeSecurity, maker of behavior-based security and anti-phishing products. The value of the deal was not disclosed.

Sony plans to cut 10,000 jobs to save costs

Sony issued an earnings warning Thursday, and said it will cut 10,000 jobs and a number of product models over the next few years, as it reorganizes its electronics division in an effort to reduce costs.

Monotype converts fonts to OpenType

Monotype Imaging, home of the century-old Monotype font foundry, has converted the full Monotype Library of more than 1,300 fonts into the OpenType font format. Typefaces can be viewed, purchased and downloaded from

Mobile Trojan targets PCs too

Virus writers have come up with a way to make their malicious software jump from a mobile phone to the PC. Security researchers on Thursday reported the first sightings of a new Trojan program, which masquerades as pirated software for mobile phones ...

Google seeks to expand enterprise product lineup

Expect Google to increase its family of enterprise products in the coming 12 months by retooling some of its existing services aimed at individual users in the mass market, a Google executive said.

IPdrum's Skype-to-cell product ships

A product that lets consumers use an extra cell phone as a gateway to Skype Technologies SA's VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) system is now available, vendor IPdrum AS announced Tuesday.

Taiwan's AU: Can't keep up with LCD screen demand

Demand for LCD (liquid crystal display) screens used in notebook PCs, desktop monitors and LCD-TVs is so brisk that the world's third largest maker can't keep up with demand, an executive at AU Optronics said.

Gadgets and gizmos add spark to DemoFall

What would Demo Fall 05, the now bi-annual conference for the introduction of new products and servers, be if it didn't have its share of gadgets and gizmos to entertain the audience of high-tech investors?

Lenovo opens innovation center in Beijing

Lenovo Group on Wednesday announced the opening of an innovation center in Beijing, the second that the company has set up since its acquisition of IBM's PC business earlier this year. The company hopes the center will help it win more business from ...

Internet gaming is hot in China, Meeker says

Mary Meeker, the Morgan Stanley analyst who rose to prominence amid the heady go-go days of the 1990s Internet bubble, is feeling bullish again about the Internet. This time, she's cast her eyes on China and has determined that the prospects of China...

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

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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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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.

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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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