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Intel's '06 resolution: improve notebooks, home PCs

Intel is getting ready to launch two major products that will combine the most visible piece of the company's evolving platform strategy, its Centrino mobile brand, with the company's most ambitious effort yet at building the digital home.

Quanta to build Negroponte's $US100 laptop

Taiwan's Quanta Computer, the world's largest maker of notebook computers, will manufacture an ultra-low-cost laptop developed by Nicholas Negroponte, the chairman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Media Lab.

E-commerce start-up signs for Unisys BPO

Start-up online debit payment firm Centricom has signed a four-year outsourcing deal for contact centre, helpdesk, hosting, product testing and transaction processing from Unisys.

Researchers work on low-cost 4G

Researchers in Dublin and scientists from Bell Labs will collaborate as part of a government-funded effort to explore new applications for 4G (fourth-generation) mobile phone technology and ways to ensure low-cost service delivery.

Fujitsu turns to carbon nanotubes as heatsinks

Fujitsu Laboratories has reported success in using carbon nanotubes as a heatsink for semiconductor chips. The company turned to the tiny tubes as a potential replacement for metallic heatsinks for amplifiers that will be used in next generation cell...

Del.icio.us users concerned about Yahoo acquisition

Many Del.icio.us users are fretting over the social bookmarking company's acquisition by Yahoo because they fear the Internet giant will alter their beloved service in ways that would make it unappealing to them.

Programming options pose dilemma for SQL server users

Only three of Nasdaq Stock Market's 30 developers have expertise in using the native programming language for Microsoft's SQL Server database. So for two major upcoming IT projects, the New York-based exchange hopes to write database code using gener...

Microsoft fixes critical IE problems

Microsoft has now fixed a widely reported flaw in its Internet Explorer (IE) browser that had been used by attackers over the past few weeks to take over the PCs of unsuspecting users. The flaw was one of four IE bugs fixed Tuesday in Microsoft's reg...

HP buys Pixaco to expand photo services offerings

Looking to expand its share of the growing digital photo services market, Hewlett-Packard (HP) has agreed to buy European online photo prints retailer Pixaco, the companies said Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Study: IPv6 features wanted, but ROI seen lacking

IT professionals are interested in the additional authentication and security services built into IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol. However, few IT shops have committed to migrating to IPv6 because it ...

Spam laws go up for review

Federal Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan has called for public submissions to review the Spam Act of 2003.

New attack targets known Mozilla bug

Computer users who have not upgraded to the latest version of Mozilla's Firefox browser may now have an extra incentive to do, thanks to a hacker going by the name of Aviv Raff.

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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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