Broadband triggers managed services boom

Network monitoring and intrusion detection management, as well as basic security procedures such as content filtering, managed firewalls and private networks, will provide the ammunition the managed services industry needs to evolve, expand and succe...

Gmail hits the auction block

Ever since Google launched limited beta testing of Gmail, its free Web-based e-mail service, getting an account has been something like gaining entry to an exclusive nightclub.

NEC readies power handheld

The CeBIT America show is full of road warriors on the prowl for lightweight but powerful portable computing. NEC is showing its entry: a hybrid phone and personal digital assistant.

Microsoft extends product support to 10 years

Microsoft next month will institute a new product lifecycle policy that extends support for Microsoft products to a minimum of 10 years from the current seven years, the vendor said Tuesday.

Iomega DVD drive does double duty

Businesses and consumers seeking the latest DVD technology will soon have another option: Iomega Corp.'s new US$250 Super DVD Writer 12x Dual-Format USB 2.0 Drive.

Flash cards to become even more convenient

For years, camera snappers have relied on pharmacies, service stations and convenience stores to pick up rolls of film for that last minute photo opportunity. Data storage maker SanDisk is hoping to capture that same, albeit digital camera, owner tod...

Microsoft builds Office, Web services bridge

Expanding on its vision of Office as a front end to business applications, Microsoft on Monday announced the trial release of a software bundle that allows developers to link business systems to Office applications using Web services.

Academics get Bill's and Big Blue's bills

Two Christchurch, New Zealand, academics have completed a Mac OS X port of Gyro, a project to extend Microsoft Corp.'s .Net development tools, with the help of Microsoft funding.

Iomega readies removable storage NAS device

Iomega has unveiled a new entry-level network attached storage (NAS) device designed to work with both conventional advanced technology attachment (ATA) drives and the Rev removable hard drives that it began shipping earlier this year.

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Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell


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


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


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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