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MIPS, Toshiba to jointly develop 64-bit processor

MIPS Technologies Inc. and Toshiba Corp. have agreed to jointly develop a 64-bit RISC (reduced instruction set computer) microprocessor, called TX99, based on an enhanced MIPS processor core, code-named Amethyst, the companies said Tuesday.

3GSM - MS debuts Smartphones, Wireless Pocket PCs

Microsoft Corp. and its manufacturing partners debuted gadgets based on its new Wireless Pocket PC platform at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes Tuesday. Attendees are being given a hands-on sneak peek at the Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition and the Wind...

UMC pulls out of chip-making venture with Hitachi

Contract chip maker United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC), has decided to sell off its stake in a chip-making venture with Japan's Hitachi Ltd. after failing to take over management control at the joint-venture company.

IDF - Intel to detail XScale, McKinley and more

Intel Corp. will tout products including its recently announced XScale processor for PDAs (personal digital assistants) and its high-end chips for servers at its developer forum here next week, company executives said in a briefing last week.

Business cools its e-commerce pace

While analysts are touting the growth of global e-commerce, expected to top $1.9 trillion this year, a new survey has found Australian companies are abandoning the Internet for business transactions amid security fears.

SEC investigation into NVidia centers on Xbox: Analyst

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation into transactions conducted by graphics-chip maker NVidia likely focuses on how the company accounted for costs associated with its development of graphics chips for Microsoft's Xbox game ...

Japanese PC makers to support Microsoft's Mira

Just over a month after Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates unveiled his company's new Mira technology, which allows users to access their Windows XP desktop from a portable, wireless-equipped terminal, four of Japan's top pers...

Optus confirms hack

Optus has confirmed that police have arrested a former Optus employee who broke into an Optus program database.

Microsoft releases patch for SNMP flaw

Microsoft on Friday released a patch for two versions of its Windows operating system to secure a hole discovered in a critical networking technology that could allow an attacker to stage denial-of-service attacks or take over a user's computer syste...

Invasion of the browser snatchers

Ron Zorko was only trying to get to PC World's web site. But when he accidentally mistyped the URL (Uniform Resource Locator), a porn site popped up.

Under SEC scrutiny, Nvidia reports record Q4 results

Despite what is roundly considered to have been a sluggish year for PC sales, graphics-chip designer Nvidia Corp. Thursday reported record quarterly and year-end financial results for its 2002 fiscal year. At the same time, Nvidia said the U.S. Secur...

Microsoft cautions against quick move to .Net

Developers working on the front lines of Microsoft Corp.'s lofty Web-based initiative are cautioning IT managers not to upgrade their existing applications to .Net unless they're sure they can obtain a clear business benefit from it.

AOL spikes Trillian users

People who use Cerulean Studio's popular Trillian program to connect to America Online Inc.'s Instant Messenger service Friday received a stern reprimand from AOL, and then found themselves booted off the service.

Latest IE patch can cause browser crash

Microsoft Corp.'s latest security patch for Internet Explorer (IE) causes the Web browser to crash when viewing Web pages that contain a certain VBScript directive, several IE users found. Microsoft has acknowledged the problem and says Web site admi...

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

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

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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.

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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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