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Botnet hacker pleads guilty, faces prison term

A computer hacker responsible for creating armies of computers to launch Internet-based attacks and selling those "botnets" to spammers and other miscreants pleaded guilty Monday to federal criminal charges in Los Angeles, according to a prosecutor w...

New Adobe software turns 3D images to PDFs

Adobe Systems is this week releasing software that will allow designers and engineers to save 3D images as PDF (portable document format) files and share those files with anyone who has the free Adobe Acrobat reader, the company said.

Kama Sutra worm programmed to overwrite data files on Feb. 3

Antivirus vendors are still warning of a rapidly-spreading worm that is carrying a potentially destructive set of instructions. The Nyxem worm -- also nicknamed the Kama Sutra worm -- is programmed to overwrite all of the files on computers it infect...

Microsoft asks EC for compliance delay

Microsoft has asked for more time to comply with a European Commission antitrust ruling forcing it to ensure full interoperability with its workgroup server software, a Commission spokesman said on Monday.

Microsoft looks to test WinFX tools on live apps

Microsoft last week released what it described as "go live" beta versions of development tools for building Web services and workflow-enabled applications under the company's upcoming WinFX programming model.

Bulgaria arrests eight for phishing operation

Authorities in Bulgaria arrested eight people last week who allegedly stole financial information using a variety of fake Web pages carrying Microsoft logos, netting the group at least $US50,000.

Digital music sales triple in 2005

The market for digital music downloads via the Internet and mobile phones nearly tripled in 2005, accounting for 6 percent of total record industry sales, a sign anti-piracy efforts are working and digital music is catching on.

Toshiba Samsung completes Blu-ray Disc development

Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (TSST) has moved a step closer to commercialization of a Blu-ray Disc drive for personal computers with the completion of technical development work, it said last Thursday.

Japan to impose tariff on Hynix DRAM chips

Japan plans to impose countervailing duties on DRAM (dynamic RAM) computer chips made by Hynix Semiconductor, alleging that low-cost loans from state-controlled banks a few years ago amounted to unfair subsidies for the chip maker, a move similar to ...

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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.

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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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