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Wireless network goes bush

One of the largest rural wireless networks in Australia will be officially launched tomorrow at The University of Queensland's Gatton campus.

Inspired by Apple

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then Apple Computer executives walking around the Computex show in Taipei last week should have been feeling pretty good. Several products were on display from local Taiwanese vendors that, while perhaps...

Latest Nvidia GPUs likely out in July

The latest upgrade to Nvidia's popular Geforce 6800 line of GPUs (graphics processing units) for PCs should be out by July, according to Taiwanese motherboard and graphics card makers at Computex.

Sharp to sell 65-inch LCD TVs internationally this year

Sharp will begin selling HD (high-definition) TVs with 65-inch LCD screens internationally before the end of the year, the company said at a news conference Friday. They are the biggest-screen LCD TVs yet announced, according to Sharp.

Microsoft makes changes to Visual Studio 2005

Microsoft is making several changes to its upcoming Visual Studio 2005 development tools platform based on early user feedback. Changes include improvements pertaining to Visual C#, Web Forms, and icons.

Office 12 to include XML file formats

In a move that could bring a chorus of both cheers and jeers, Microsoft has announced its commitment to adopt XML technology as the default file format in the next version of Office, code-named Office 12, due to enter beta later this year.

Few details in eBay's Shopping.com plans

EBay's planned acquisition of comparison shopping site Shopping.com is a good move in theory, but its ultimate success will depend on how effectively and to what extent the two organizations are integrated, an issue eBay isn't addressing in much deta...

Samsung unveils 4GB Flash memory

Samsung Electronics announced a breakthrough in flash memory for mass storage last week with a 4GB flash device in a 70-nanometer chip.

ACA locks up broadband spectrum

The Australian Communications Authority has imposed further restrictions on the use of wireless broadband spectrum, with assignments for the 3575 through to 3710MHz spectrum band "embargoed" until further notice.

New .xxx domain will be reserved for porn

Numerous groups, including several outspoken US politicians, have been demanding for some time a separate Internet domain for pornography in a move to prevent sexually explicit content from landing on the screens of young Net users. The Internet Corp...

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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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