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Amnesty blasts Google, Yahoo, Microsoft

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have undermined the rights of Chinese to freedom of expression through their actions in China, Amnesty International said in a report.

World Cup slows PC sales in Q2; Apple shines

PC market growth slowed during the second quarter compared to the first three months of the year as the World Cup soccer tournament distracted Europeans, leading to a steep slow down in shipment growth on the continent, market researcher, IDC, said i...

HP's Memory Spot presents security challenge

Hewlett-Packard's tiny Memory Spot chip is designed to put digital information on documents and photos. However, the chip's size and wireless capability can also be used by corporate thieves to copy and steal valuable data.

Strong sales, margins help Apple beat Street

Fueled by strong product sales and an increase in gross margins, Apple Computer has solidly beated Wall Street estimates for its fiscal third quarter, reporting earnings of $US472 billion.

Intel earnings plunge on soft chip sales

Reeling from recent layoffs and a slowdown in the growth of worldwide PC sales, Intel has posted profits of $US885 million for the second quarter, less than half of the $US2 billion it earned in the same period last year.

Rambus to restate results amid options probe

The stock-option backdating scandal slammed into a major high-tech company again Wednesday as memory technology company Rambus said it expects to restate its financial results for 2003 through 2005 and the first quarter of 2006.

Sky joins the crowd with 'free' broadband

British Sky Broadcasting Group this week introduced a free broadband service in the U.K., becoming the third operator in the country to market free broadband as part of a bundled offering. But don't expect the same type of offering in Australia.

Sony aims high with new camcorders

Sony is expanding its line-up of high-definition camcorders to quickly transition its Japanese sales from standard-definition to HD, the company said Wednesday.

Infineon designs dual-band, single-chip UWB system

German chip maker Infineon Technologies has designed a core transceiver for a new generation of system-on-chip semiconductors that will allow consumer electronic devices, such as mobile phones and PCs, to send or receive data at high speeds over the ...

Will Microsoft muzzle the software that cries wolf?

Despite the criticism leveled at Microsoft after the recent rollout -- and rollback -- of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA), experts say that effort was just the first phase in the company's latest antipiracy effort, dubbed the Genuine Software Initiat...

Microsoft commits to new competition principles

Microsoft will commit to following the principles of its 2002 antitrust settlement with the U.S. government beyond its end in late 2007, and in some cases, the company will expand upon those requirements, a Microsoft executive said Wednesday.

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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

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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.

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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