HP to launch music store, digital music player

Following the lead of its competitors in the PC industry, Hewlett-Packard (HP) plans to announce a digital music player and music store along with a line of digital televisions early next year, a HP spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Sobig virus tops charts for 2003

The Sobig e-mail worm that clogged in-boxes in August was the most prolific virus of 2003, according to a top ten list of viruses published by antivirus software vendor Sophos PLC.

Harvey Norman ramps up SME focus

Harvey Norman’s Commercial Technology division in Sydney’s western suburbs is renewing its focus on SME sales and services, signing fledgling services company, Avante IT, to provide outsourced technical services to its client base.

New Arm processor core targets WLAN, Bluetooth chips

Less is more, at least when it comes to Arm Ltd.'s new processor core design. The company reduced the size and the number of transistors on its new ARM968E-S core in order to reduce the power consumption of chips used to connect to wireless networks,...

Australia passes anti-spam bill

The Australian Senate has given the final nod of approval to the Spam Act 2003 following a move to nix Labor and Democrat amendments in the House of Representatives earlier in the week.'s indie songs could vanish in shutdown

As digital music site prepares to go silent Tuesday under new ownership, mobile media group warned this week that over a million tracks from independent artists could be lost in the shuffle.

Diebold won't sue voting rights activists

In a move hailed as a victory for free speech advocates, Diebold Election Systems said Monday that it won't follow up on its threats to sue those who published information that indicated flaws in the company's electronic voting machines.

LOTR nearly rules them all

Forget number eight fencing wire - the premiere of the final part of Lord of the Rings made it to air thanks mostly to CAT5 cabling.

Industry group warns of camera shortages

Retailers are being overwhelmed with customer interest in digital cameras, according to the Photo Imaging Council of Australia, an industry group that has warned of mass shortages by Christmas.

Australia set to hit unscrupulous spammers

The Australian parliament is taking a "markedly different" and "more restrictive approach" towards regulating unsolicited commercial email (spam) than its US counterpart, according to a technology lawyer.

Microsoft prepares SMB service blueprints

As part of its efforts to boost sales to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), Microsoft is creating blueprints for complete IT infrastructures based on Microsoft products that its partners can sell and deliver to SMBs.

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

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