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IVDR removable hard disk drives to finally appear

A removable hard disk drive system first unveiled more than two years ago will see its commercial launch later this month. IO Data Device Inc., a Tokyo-based manufacturer of computer peripherals, will put on sale a drive and disk based on the IVDR (I...

Iomega debuts versatile backup drive

Iomega is releasing in the US this week a new all-around backup solution: It uses hard drive technology, but is packaged in removable cartridges so you can buy one drive yet swap media.

NSW traffic authority switches to Macs

In what may well be Apple Computer's largest coup in the Australian enterprise space, the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) will deploy 1200 Apple G4 iMacs across 140 registry offices.

Microsoft issues flood of critical patches

Microsoft on Tuesday released a flood of information on new and previously disclosed holes in a wide range of software products, many of them rated "critical" and well-suited to use by malicious hackers or computer virus writers, according to one sec...

Resignation, hope frame MS patent deal

The announcement Monday of a settlement in the patent dispute between InterTrust Technologies and Microsoft marked a new beginning for the company and the end of another long and ultimately fruitless battle for the Redmond, Washington, software make...

ADSL services get an extension

ISPs are advising consumers previously unable to sign up to ADSL service because of their geographic location to re-check their eligibility, following Telstra Wholesale’s decision to push the reach of its ADSL network from 3.5km to 4km from the excha...

Adrian Lamo sentencing postponed

A planned sentencing hearing Thursday for noted computer hacker Adrian Lamo has been postponed, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York said.

Google's Gmail faces trademark, privacy challenges

The gigabyte storage capacity and long memory of Google' planned Web-based e-mail service are making it a big target for privacy campaigners -- and the name, Gmail, could soon be the subject of a trademark dispute, too.

Spam legislation levies heavy fines

The Federal Spam Act 2003 officially took effect on April 11 with companies which breach the legislation facing fines of up to $220,000 per day or $1.1 million for repeat offences.

Microsoft to trim Longhorn ambitions

Microsoft is sacrificing some features it planned for Longhorn as it works to deliver its first beta of the next Windows client next year, a company spokesman said.

Kiosks to allow print on demand

Imaging manufacturer Ilford is planning to provide a print-on-demand kiosk system in large-scale photo shops allowing consumers to make enlargements of prints instantly.

Chip makers moving to reduce use of lead

Intel and National Semiconductor have announced plans to significantly reduce the amount of lead contained within their products, the companies said in separate press releases.

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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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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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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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