Microsoft demos RSS features in IE 7

Whether the content streams are eventually called RSS ,Web feeds or some other name, a key design goal of the forthcoming Internet Explorer 7 is to let users easily subscribe to blogs and websites via Really Simple Syndication (RSS).

Frontier makes some Noise

Frontier Solutions and Strategies is looking to recruit resellers to stock its new line of noise reduction headphones.

Sun creates open source office

Sun Microsystems has created a new office to coordinate its open-source projects and appointed long-time technology evangelist Simon Phipps to oversee the effort.

Blu-ray Disc picks up more support

Blu-ray Disc, one of two formats being promoted as a replacement for today's DVDs, picked up support this week from Lions Gate Home Entertainment and Universal Music Group.

CSIRO launches flying datacentre

Australia's Defence Force's new fleet of Wedgetail early warning aircraft will have more than an eagle eye when fitted with a CSIRO-developed, battlespace analytics program.

Worm wave highlights need for speedier defenses

The speed at which hackers were able to take advantage of newly disclosed software flaws makes its vital for companies to look beyond patching to broader and more holistic measures for controlling vulnerabilities, security experts said.

IE flaw affects Office, Visual Studio users

An unpatched bug in a file installed with Microsoft's Office and Visual Studio software could lead to some serious problems for Internet Explorer users, security researchers have reported.

Digital TV goes walkabout

As fixed digital TV sales near a million in Australia, a whole new market is being trialled in central Sydney with a limited release of handheld digital TVs and a cut-down mobile digital signal.

Microsoft may dump proposed RSS name

A well-known Microsoft Web logger Tuesday downplayed the proposed use of a new name for RSS (Really Simple Syndication) in the next version of Internet Explorer (IE) following several days of intense discussion about the notion of rebranding RSS in t...

Spam grounded as Hawker applies filtering system

Hawker Pacific is one of Australasia's largest commercial aviation companies with its operations ranging from aeroplane sales and spare parts provision through to repairing, modifying and refurbishing aircraft and aircraft components.

Privacy Commissioner investigates data thefts

The federal Privacy Commissioner has opened a formal investigation into possible breaches of the Privacy Act by Telstra mobile reseller Switch Mobile and call centre outsourcer One Touch Solutions following revelations that customer data from the two...

New variants of Zotob worm found

Security vendors have reported several new variants of the worm infecting PCs running Microsoft's Windows 2000 operating system. Groups of virus writers are competing to cause the most damage, according to one security company, although the worm appe...

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Kathy Cassidy


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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