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Hackers' challenge Web site goes dark

One day after news broke about an online contest for malicious hackers, the Web site set up for the contest is offline and security experts are casting doubt on the severity of the threat posed by the contest.

SAGE-Au broadens conference agenda

Members will get a custom-made program at this year's annual System Administrator's Guild of Australia (SAGE-Au) conference in Hobart next month.

ISS warns of coordinated attack

An international hacking contest scheduled to begin this weekend could cause headaches for organizations worldwide and disrupt the Internet, according to a warning from Internet Security Systems (ISS).

Spammer faces jail time for envelope-stuffing scheme

An e-mail spammer who promised people cash for stuffing envelopes in a bogus work-at-home scheme has agreed to pay more than US$200,000 to victims and may be sentenced to close to five years in prison for wire fraud, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission...

Toshiba introduces 17-inch display notebooks

Toshiba has joined Apple Computer among the small number of vendors in the US offering a large 17-inch notebook display – and is likely to introduce the product to Australia in coming months. The new P25-S507 sports a 17-inch display with a resolutio...

Microsoft to exit PC gaming peripherals

While no official announcement has been made, Microsoft appears poised to exit the gaming peripherals market for all gaming products outside of its X-Box games system.

Support for Windows NT 4.0 Workstation ends

The extended support phase for Microsoft's Windows NT 4.0 Workstation operating system -- which will mark its seventh birthday on July 29 -- officially came to an end Monday, as the company had said it would. That means corporate users needing assist...

Microsoft patches Passport

Microsoft patched a hole in its .Net Passport identity management service last night after a security researcher disclosed a potentially serious flaw that could enable attackers to hijack Passport accounts.

Pentagon pushes next version of IP

The next version of the Internet Protocol, which provides a 128-bit standard to transmit data, is getting a jump-start for adoption with its endorsement by the U.S. Department of Defense. The result: A boost in the number of available Internet addres...

RIAA wins another round against Madster

Handing yet another victory to the music industry in the battle over peer-to-peer (P-to-P) file trading, a U.S. appeals court upheld an injunction against the Madster file trading network this week, ruling that "willful blindness" of copyright violat...

ST shrinks 0.18 micron flash memory cell

Manufacturers can now purchase chips with embedded flash memory from STMicroelectronics NV (ST) that feature extremely small cell sizes, the company announced Tuesday.

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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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STYLISTIC Q572

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.

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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