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Acer installing Linux on some notebooks, but not Ubuntu

Acer did not install the Ubuntu Linux distribution on a batch of Aspire notebooks for sale in Singapore, but the company is installing a different version of the open-source operating system on some notebooks, local dealers said.

Security update seeks out, erases modifications to iPhone

A security update for Apple's iPhone does more than just fix critical flaws in the handset. It also looks for and wipes out any modifications that users make to the firmware on their phones, according to hackers looking to unlock the phone.

Panasonic shows smallest HD camcorder

Two days after unveiling in the U.S. what it said was the smallest high-definition video camera in the world, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. (Panasonic) took the wraps off an even smaller camcorder on Wednesday.

Chartered hints at 45nm Xbox 360 processor

Singaporean contract chip maker Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing will produce a 45-nanometer (nm) processor designed for video-game consoles, probably an upcoming version of the processor used in Microsoft's Xbox 360.

Social networking quickly taking global hold

The use of social networking sites worldwide has grown substantially in the past year, with some sites seeing total visits increase as much as 270 percent, according to a study released Tuesday by Internet measurement company ComScore.

BLACK HAT - New database attack revealed

Researchers at Core Security Technologies are to demonstrate an attack that could allow hackers to extract private information from databases -- without requiring any bugs in the database management software.

Web 2.0 applications raise security issues

As new Web applications such as wikis, blogs and podcasts that foster increased collaboration and communication proliferate, they are bringing new security challenges corporate network managers have to contend with.

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

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

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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.

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