RIAA drops suit ordering ISPs to block Chinese site

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has withdrawn a lawsuit demanding that four major Internet service providers (ISPs) cut off access to a China-based Web site providing pirated music since the site is now no longer online.

Details of AMD's Hammer emerge at Hot Chips

Limited specifications of Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s (AMD's) forthcoming Hammer technology were revealed at the Hot Chips conference Wednesday, including the clock speed and die size of the Athlon version of the Hammer chips, according to an analy...

DC area to use wireless network for emergencies

Police, fire and other emergency personnel in the Washington area are turning to open standards and instant messaging to overcome their inability to communicate via proprietary voice radio systems.

EU denies plans to hold private data

Civil liberties group Statewatch has claimed that a document leaked to them contains vital evidence that the EU is about to make blanket data retention by ISPs and telcos compulsory for 12-24 months.

Lawyers kick in and boot up the beautiful game

The stadium was a large air-conditioned room in a modern building near the central railway station in The Hague, Netherlands, on Thursday last week. A Sony PlayStation 2 game console was hooked up to a digital projector and booted up. Sony's This Is ...

Flat-panel monitor prices to fall

For PC users casting a covetous eye over a TFT-LCD (thin film transistor liquid crystal display) monitor to replace their bulky CRT (cathode ray tube) monitor, now may be the right time to start thinking about an upgrade as prices on flat-panel scree...

Palm holds on as Pocket PC nips heels

Palm still leads the pack in PDA operating systems, but by an ever-decreasing margin, according to market analyst Inform. Over the past six months, the Palm OS has faced stiff competition from Windows Pocket PC.

Morpheus 2.0 integrates Web, commerce

StreamCast Networks Inc. rolled out the long-awaited 2.0 version of its Morpheus peer-to-peer (P-to-P) software Tuesday, offering not only a new engine but a new interface that integrates the file-sharing capabilities with the Web and an e-commerce p...

Turbolinux sells operating system business

Turbolinux Inc., which makes a version of Linux that has become a top seller in Asia, has sold its operating system business to a Japanese software vendor, the company said Tuesday.

ISPs pressured to police digital music

The music labels are heading to court again to deter digital downloads, even though some analysts call such technology the key to the recording industry's future.

RealNetworks releases universal player

If you're tired of using three different players to access RealVideo, QuickTime, and Windows Media files online, RealNetworks Inc. has a solution: the release this week of RealOne Player Plus, Version 2 beta, which handles them all. But it will cost ...

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

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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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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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