Apple patches 'snap, crackle, pop' bug

Apple Monday issued a fix for the "snap, crackle, pop" audio problem that has bedeviled some Macintosh users since the June 20 operating system update to Mac OS 10.4.10.

Sony patents liquid airbag

Sony has filed for a U.S. patent on a liquid airbag for electronics - in particular, for hard disks. The idea is that the electronics will be wrapped in a fluid-filled bag so if the outer case suffers a shock, the liquid acts as a cushion.

Nokia: Our mobile phones can be hacked, but it isn't easy

Can mobile phones be hacked? As that question is debated in the wake of a family in Washington, US claiming the phones it uses have been <a href="" target="_blank">taken over by hackers</a>...

Legal fight over 'Vista capable' PCs gets trial date

A lawsuit alleging that Microsoft Windows Vista Capable users were misled about the capabilities of the operating system will go to trial Oct. 28, 2008, a federal judge in Seattle decided last week. That starting date will be close to the two-year an...

Microsoft promises more Ultimate 'Extras'

The team responsible for coming up with add-ons for Microsoft's Windows Vista Ultimate reacted to critics Monday by breaking a three-month silence to say that they'll finalize one already-released program within three months.

Music service changes business model for FTC

A digital music service accused by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission of running an illegal pyramid scheme has changed its business model and has worked out an agreement with the agency, the company said.

1TB optical disks now in prospect

Manufacturers are being offered the world's highest capacity optical storage technology to license, reportedly, leap-frogging 300GB holographic disks and offering 1TB in a DVD-size disk. But the technology has not been commercialized and product coul...

Intel ships 1 million quad-core CPUs

Intel has shipped more than 1 million quad-core Xeon 5300 microprocessors since introducing them in November 2006, meeting a goal announced by company executives earlier this year.

Google acquires GrandCentral

Following last week's rumors that a deal was in the works, Google acquired GrandCentral Communications for an undisclosed sum.

EU turns to YouTube to create EUtube

The European Commission is turning to video-sharing Web site to disseminate information about the workings of the European Union to its citizens, through a new channel on the site called EUtube, it announced Friday.

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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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