Microsoft's SQL enterprise play faces challenges

Microsoft says the next release of its database software SQL Server 2005 puts to rest the notion that the product isn't meant for enterprise-sized businesses, but one industry observer says the program provider might have some trouble convincing larg...

Microsoft, SPSS work to embed analytics in SQL 2005

SPSS, a provider of software for predictive analytics, unveiled the results of its behind-the-scenes work with the Microsoft database development team this week. SPSS announced a version of its statistical analysis toolset that can be embedded into t...

Sensor turns cell phones into wireless Web servers

With a new application developed by Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia, users can create personal pages on their mobile phones complete with text and graphics and exchange these with other phones, essentially turning their handsets into wireless Web se...

DLO adds black, silver TransPod Directs for iPod

Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO) on Thursday announced they're now shipping black and silver versions of their TransPod Direct, a device that lets you charge your Apple iPod or iPod mini while driving and listen to the device's music using a line-o...

Gartner slams security hype

A number of the most promoted security risks are nothing more than a load of hype, Gartner has said in an unexpected outbreak of sober assessment.

Supreme Court rebuffs Lexmark in toner cartridge fight

Printer vendor Lexmark International has apparently failed in a carefully targeted legal battle to use the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to stop competitors from making cheaper, refurbished toner cartridges that can be used in its printers.

VeriSign again wins bid to operate .net domain

VeriSign has won its bid to manage the .net registry, home to more than 5 million Internet domains, for the next five years, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced Thursday.

Microsoft security updates to cover Windows, Exchange

Microsoft plans to release a total of 10 security fixes, including "critical" Windows updates, during its Monthly Security Bulletin release, scheduled for next Tuesday. The company also plans to release an updated version of its Microsoft Windows Mal...

Wall Street: Apple, Google make history

Tech-company investors this week faced a mixed bag of news, including some historic events, as Apple Computer and Intel joined forces, Texas Instruments (TI) issued an upbeat earnings forecast and Google shares headed skyward in a moment reminiscent ...

Notebook demand boosts Intel's Q2 revenue estimate

Intel's revenue for its current fiscal quarter may be slightly higher than expected, thanks in part to strong demand for laptop computers. The chipmaking giant has said that it now expects sales to be as high as $US9.3 billion for the quarter, up fro...

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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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