Study: Mobile phones still threat in aircraft

Airlines should continue their ban on the use of mobile phones on board aircraft because of possible interference with navigation and communication equipment, according to a study published Friday by the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Bucket of bandwidth helps bad medicine go down

While the complementary medicine industry is crushed by the fallout of the Pan Pharmaceuticals debacle, the agency responsible for adding a new section to our daily newspapers, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, is enjoying a bout of online popula...

Microsoft unveils portal for hardware partners

Microsoft has grouped all its online resources for hardware and driver software makers in a new portal site, a move the company believes will ultimately result in a better computing experience for PC users.

iHug broadband service embraces unlimited downloads

Adding to Australia’s increasing list of broadband service providers offering unlimited high-speed Internet access, iHug has launched its own nationwide ADSL service with unlimited downloads for an all-inclusive flat monthly fee.

Survey: J2EE and .Net skills hot in demand

A new survey of Australian-based IT recruitment agencies has found J2EE and .Net skills are increasingly in demand, while demand for skills in Cobol, AS/400 and DB2 is falling.

Watchmaker puts flash memory close at hand

The decreasing size and increasing capacity of flash memory chips has enabled small portable memory devices, such as flash disks and key rings, and a Vienna-based company has packaged flash memory into something many people wear all the time: a wrist...

Sony to buy Sonic Foundry desktop software line

Faced with losses and tough competition from much larger companies, Sonic Foundry has agreed to sell its desktop audio and music production product family to Sony Pictures Digital for US$18 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities an...

Spam: America's unwelcome export

America: The land of herbal Viagra pitches, offers for graphic teen pornography, and low-interest-mortgage hard sells? That's the global face of the United States, thanks to spam, say Web experts from around the world.

IBM claims smallest solid-state light emitter

Researchers at IBM have used microscopic carbon molecules to emit light, a breakthrough that could replace silicon as the foundation of chips and lead to faster computers and telecommunication equipment.

WLAN vendors embrace security spec

Makers of IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN equipment climbed on the bandwagon this week for a new security specification that may help pave the way for more wireless LANs in large enterprises.

New OpenBSD 3.3 hits the stack

Despite losing significant funding support from the US Department of Defense for its research and development, the OpenBSD Project has pushed ahead with the release of version 3.3 of its open source software, boasting of new features and improvements...

Lycos launches Anywhere IM

Terra Lycos SA's portal, Lycos, Tuesday launched its Anywhere IM (Instant Messaging) service, allowing users for the first time to talk to people on other online chat facilities, in an attempt to steal some of the market share from giants MSN and Yah...

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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.

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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.

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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