Seagate preps hard-disk encryption technology

Seagate Technology will start shipping next year a security technology for some of its hard-disk drives that will make life more difficult for notebook PC thieves to read stolen data, it said Tuesday.

Jack Kilby, integrated circuit pioneer, dead at 81

Jack Kilby, whose work in the late 1950s on the integrated circuit paved the way for the modern computing era, died Monday in Dallas at the age of 81 after a brief struggle against cancer, Texas Instruments (TI) announced Tuesday.

Torvalds updates Linux kernel

Linus Torvalds has released version 2.6.12 of the Linux kernel, a major revision including support for Trusted Platform Modules (TPM), significant changes to many drivers and other changes.

Microsoft preps Web front-end to IM server

Companies using Microsoft's Live Communications Server (LCS) 2005 will be able to provide Web access to the enterprise instant messaging system with a component the software maker is currently developing.

FastMac iPod batt. offers 70 percent more capacity

FastMac on Monday announced the availability of a battery replacement for Apple's first, second and third-generation iPods that features 70 percent more capacity than the original and up to 7.5 times more charge cycles. The battery comes with a two-y...

IRiver reveals four new MP3 players

Reigncom, the company behind IRiver-brand digital music players, has shown four new flash-memory based music players ahead of this week's SEK exhibition in Seoul.

Verdict in on e-government

Australia's use of online government services has nearly doubled over the last two years, with taxpayers swapping standing in queues for Web transactions, according to the most comprehensive study of the subject to date.

CardSystems breach renews focus on data security

The massive scope of the security breach at CardSystems Solutions is sure to result in an increased focus on upcoming data-protection requirements being pushed by MasterCard International and Visa U.S.A., analysts said Monday.

PayPal introduces suite for SMBs

PayPal on Monday moved to increase its presence among small and medium-size businesses with a new suite of services, the first nonhosted offering from this provider of online payments.

JVC to sell 30G-byte HDD camcorders in October

Victor Co. of Japan (JVC) will start selling Everio G series palm-size camcorders in Australia this October. The camcorders contain hard-disk drives with huge capacity boosts compared to the company's prior models, promising consumers very long recor...

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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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