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Complexity stifles Web services

Although deployments are occurring, a morass of complexity and a long, head-spinning list of proposed standards continues to hobble Web services technology, according to participants at an SDForum interoperability event.

Microsoft increases funding for computer training

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates announced Wednesday that the company will increase funding for a program that provides basic computer training and job skills to people in countries lacking those services.

Porn spammer pleads guilty

A California man accused of managing the computer system used to send hundreds of thousands of pornography-related e-mail messages has pleaded guilty to violating a U.S. antispam law.

Latest 'dirty dozen' spam sending countries revealed

The US still tops the list of the top 12 spam relaying countries, according to a report by Sophos, a provider of integrated threat management products. However, the US has made significant reductions and for the first time accounts for less than a qu...

Google reports strong Q4 revenue growth

Google's revenue and net income both rose by over 80 percent in its fourth quarter, ended Dec. 31, 2005, as the company continued to grow its search engine-based advertising business, it announced Tuesday.

Microsoft revamps blogging policy

After outrage from many of its own employees over its abrupt censoring of a Chinese blogger, Microsoft has formulated a new policy to deal with requests from a government that alleges posted material violates its laws.

EC visits Microsoft to discuss case

Antitrust investigators from the European Commission are holding meetings with key Microsoft officials at the company's U.S. headquarters to discuss whether it is complying with the Commission's antitrust ruling of March 2004, a Commission spokesman ...

Kodak, Sanyo to close OLED venture

Eastman Kodak and Sanyo Electric will close their OLED (organic light emitting diode) display manufacturing joint venture in Japan, the two companies said Tuesday.

Red Hat commits to MIT's US$100 laptop

Fedora Core, a popular flavor of Linux being developed by the open-source community, is hardly hefty by Tuesday's operating system standards. But to fit the tight specs for the US$100 laptop being designed by MIT's One-Lap-Per-Child (OLPC) group, Fed...

Skype lines up audioconferencing service

Skype Technologies plans to turn intimate get-togethers into block parties through an audioconferencing service that will allow for conferences with as many as 500 callers.

Symantec readies 'Genesis' subscription service

Symantec expects to begin offering a new consumer security service similar to Microsoft's Windows OneCare Live by September of this year, a company executive said Monday. Code-named "Genesis," the service will integrate components of Symantec's secur...

Patent ruling forces Microsoft Office upgrade

Microsoft is telling new corporate customers to update versions of its Office suite and Access software package following a 2005 patent infringement ruling that required Microsoft to remove the patented software from its products.

Kama Sutra infection rates over inflated

Original infection estimates for the Nyxem virus - also nicknamed the Kama Sutra worm- are grossly inflated, according to Sophos Labs. A more realistic infection figure is 260,000 instead of the original estimate of two million infections.

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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.

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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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