Judge: Hacking legally unsuitable as weekend hobby

A Bankstown man who admitted to hacking into the systems of Australia's second largest telco Optus and Flow Communications has been convicted on an appeal by the DPP in the NSW District Court, fined $4000 and placed on a two year good behaviour bond.

Intel previews Prescott, Dothan

Intel demonstrated its next-generation desktop and notebook processors before a crowd of analysts and media at its US spring analyst event Thursday, and discussed its strategies for bringing Intel silicon into a majority of the world's computers and ...

Piracy concerns bring down iTunes streaming site

Only days after Internet-based music streaming services that capitalize on Apple Computer's iTunes technology appeared, many of the Web sites that hosted them have removed the feature, citing concerns about piracy.

Sony speeds up DVD multiformat drive

Sony has upgraded its multi-format DVD recording drive adding faster recording to the unit, although users will have to wait a while to use one format at the higher speed because of a lack of available media.

FTC goes after 45 alleged spammers, Net scammers

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and several other law enforcement agencies have filed 45 civil and criminal actions against alleged Web scammers and deceptive spammers, and have kicked off an initiative to close the open relays that allow spa...

.Net skill demand likely says Spherion

Research by recruitment and training company Spherion suggests that experience in Microsoft's .Net platform could be the most in-demand IT skill in coming months.

iTunes downloads top 2 million

Continuing a trend seen since the first week the iTunes Music Store went online, more than 2 million songs have now been bought and downloaded since the debut on April 29 with more than half of those purchased as part of albums, Apple Computer said ...

MS officially flushes iLoo program

Microsoft has abandoned its "iLoo" proposal to put Internet access in portable public toilets, it said Wednesday, ending two weeks of speculation over whether the idea would actually come to fruition.

Nokia, MasterCard test wireless payment

Imagine waving your mobile phone at a filling pump to pay for gas or tapping it on some tiny gadget to buy a bag of doughnuts. That's the vision of Nokia and MasterCard International Inc. The two companies have teamed to test technology that they hop...

E3 - MS unveils new Xbox games and upgrades

Microsoft has unveiled a host of new games and features for its Xbox gaming console and online gaming service this week, as well as new offerings that aim to make Xbox the focus of home entertainment centers.

Fake bank Web site scam reaches US

The Bank of America has warned its customers to be aware of a scam which attempts to get them to log in to a fake Web site which then captures their personal financial details.

Hitachi debuts fast, power-saving notebook drive

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, the company formed when Japan's Hitachi bought IBM's hard disk drive business, announced Wednesday the development of a notebook computer hard disk drive that stands to offer users higher performance with little p...

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Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


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

Steph Mundell


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


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


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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