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Will WiMax play second fiddle to 3G?

Analyst firm Frost & Sullivan has sunk the boot into the much talked about high-speed mobile broadband service known as WiMax, saying it will play a secondary role to 3G in Australia in the coming years.

Laptops and gadgets to pull crowds at Computex

One of the world's biggest IT trade shows will throw open its doors in Taiwan next week, showcasing new laptop processors from the world's two biggest chip makers, as well as a raft of new devices for the digital home.

Symantec sees identity as key to Security 2.0

With a new generation of consumer security products expected to ship by year's end, Symantec wants to build a line of security services that better leverage its 50 million worldwide users, a company executive said Wednesday.

Google CEO reiterates concerns over IE7

The next release of Microsoft's Internet Explorer continues to concern Google, which nonetheless has no plans to develop a competing browser, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said Wednesday.

BigAir aims high-speed wireless at big business

While many broadband ISPs eagerly follow the progress of ADSL technology to even greater upload and download speeds, wireless broadband has been left in the dark, according to BigAir CEO, Jason Ashton.

Sun investigating object-aware CPUs

Eyeing boosts in application performance, Sun Microsystems is researching how to improve handling of objects in multiprocessors with a project dubbed Maxwell.

Windows Live OneCare now shipping

Microsoft is set to release a fully supported version of its Windows Live OneCare software, marking its entry into the security software market.

Online music sales surging in Japan

The growing popularity of PC and mobile phone music download services propelled Japan's online music market to new heights in the first three months of this year, according to data released Monday by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ)...

Free hack monitoring from MyWebAlert

Website monitoring company MyWebAlert has launched a free service that will visit registered sites every five minutes and verify they have not been attacked or hijacked. The company is especially looking at SMEs and educational institutions to benefi...

A new spin on semiconductors

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a new magnetic semiconductor material that could one day lead to dramatically smaller and more powerful electronic devices.

Salaries, jobs rise under a cloud of skills shortages

Corporate spending is up, salaries are rising and the local technology job market is staging a comeback, but skills shortages will continue in some areas, young ICT professionals will continue to leave our shores and employers, especially government,...

Parts of JPEG patent rejected; Forgent to appeal

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected 19 of the 47 claims in a patent held by Forgent Networks, which the company has been using to assert licensing rights related to the JPEG digital image standard.

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

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

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

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

STYLISTIC Q702

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

STYLISTIC Q702

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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