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Microsoft Q4 growth stemmed from servers, Xbox

Microsoft posted solid growth for its fiscal fourth quarter 2005, highlighted by sales of server software. Revenue for the software maker's quarter ended June 30 was US$10.2 billion, a 9 percent increase over the same period last year, when Microsoft...

Sony's PSP to browse the Web, watch TV

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) will release a system software update for its PlayStation Portable (PSP) next week that will add several new functions to the handheld gaming device, including browse the Internet and download TV programs, the ...

EBay tests expansion of PayPal antifraud program

EBay began quietly testing on its eBay Germany site this month a significant expansion of its PayPal Buyer Protection program that, if successful, could be implemented in other countries, a PayPal spokeswoman said Thursday.

Ad sales drive up Google's profit and revenue in Q2

Google Inc. saw its revenue and net income shoot up in its 2005 second fiscal quarter, ended June 30, as its online ad sales continued to grow strongly, the Mountain View, California, search engine company announced Thursday.

EBay developing new search, fraud protection services

EBay Inc. is developing a new search system to help users find products on its online marketplace and a new fraud protection program for its PayPal online payment unit, company President and Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman said Wednesday.

HP cuts four research projects from R&D budget

Despite Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) commitment to keeping its investments in research and development intact following the announcement of 14,500 job cuts, the company has decided to cut four research projects from its HP Labs organization, a company sp...

EBay tops earnings, revenue expectations in Q2

EBay exceeded Wall Street's revenue and earnings expectations in its 2005 second quarter, ended June 30, helped by strong performance in the U.S. and Germany and in its PayPal unit, the online marketplace said Wednesday.

Microsoft to buy email managed services company

Microsoft Wednesday bolstered both its managed services and messaging security investments with plans to acquire FrontBridge Technologies, a company that provides managed services for e-mail security, compliance and availability, executives from both...

Kaspersky to buy Spamtest Project

Moscow-based security software company Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday announced plans to acquire a set of e-mail filtering software and services known as the Spamtest Project.

HP job cuts could lead to PC product cuts

With Hewlett-Packard (HP) on notice to cut costs and eliminate redundancies, the company's PC group might be finally forced to confront a bloated PC lineup that can cause confusion among retail buyers and excessive product development costs, analysts...

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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

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

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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