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Cool gadgets arrive in chilly Hanover

Business people need them and consumers love them -- the many new smart wireless devices that are making work and play a whole lot more productive and entertaining. Expect to find a truckload of cool gadgets at the Cebit trade show, which begins next...

Display chips, Pentium M part of digital home

Intel confirmed its plans to release processors targeted specifically at consumer electronics and digital home devices, and dropped some of the strongest hints yet that it is planning to eventually shift its processors for desktop PCs to the Pentium ...

Rambus lawsuit against Infineon dismissed

After several recent rulings in its favour, Rambus's quest to recover royalties from the memory chip industry has been dealt a blow with the dismissal of its patent case against Infineon Technologies on allegations of legal misconduct.

Inmarsat to launch satellites for broadband services

Inmarsat, the satellite company that provides roaming communications services to maritime vessels, military units and aircraft, is preparing to launch a new generation of satellites that will allow it to offer a wider range of global high-speed voice...

Tech groups, lawyers speak out in Grokster case

A group of technology trade groups, consumer advocates and lawyers filed more than 20 briefs Tuesday in support of peer-to-peer (P-to-P) software vendors facing a U.S. Supreme Court showdown with the movie industry later this month.

Yahoo opens up search platform to developers

Yahoo is for the first time opening up its search platform so that external developers can create search applications that tap the vendor's search infrastructure, Yahoo is announcing Tuesday. Yahoo is also expanding access to the Overture ad network ...

Acer revises warranties

Acer has amended its notebook warranties, citing reseller and end-user requests for the change of tack.

Firefox gains market share at slower pace

After an initial surge in market share gains that followed the release of Firefox 1.0 in November, the pace at which the open-source Web browser is winning market share has slowed down, new research shows.

Hilton may be victim of T-Mobile Web holes

Hotel heiress Paris Hilton's mobile phone account and those of other T-Mobile customers may have fallen victim to hackers who took advantage of a gaping hole in the company's Web site to steal information, according to security experts and those fami...

FBI says Taiwanese man stole chip designs

U.S. authorities arrested a 35-year-old California man and charged him with illegally sending proprietary data from his employer, a Fremont, California, company that makes semiconductors, to a competitor in Taiwan, according to a statement from the U...

Intel airs multicore plans and new brand name

Intel's vaunted Pentium 4 brand name, which has denoted its flagship desktop processor since 2000, will be retired with the launch of the company's first dual-core desktop processor, Intel said Tuesday at the Spring Intel Developer Forum. The company...

New Bagle variant combines spam, Trojans

Antivirus software companies are warning their customers about the appearance of at least one new version of the Bagle worm that doesn't try to spread, but installs malicious remote monitoring software on systems it infects.

Internet Explorer 7.0 not just for Windows XP SP2

Internet Explorer 7.0, the next version of Microsoft's Web browser, won't just run on Windows XP with Service Pack 2, but will also be available for Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

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

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

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

STYLISTIC Q702

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

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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