World attention away from Centrino launch

On Wednesday, Intel will officially launch its new Centrino mobile processor chip, which offers built-in Wi-Fi capabilities and will be given a US$300 million advertising send-off. But company officials acknowledge that the launch comes at a dicey ti...

Nokia unveils EDGE, music phones

Nokia unveiled on Tuesday its first mobile phone for packet-based EDGE ( Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution ) networks in Europe, together with several other products targeting both corporate and consumer users.

Intel's Canterwood, Springdale get early debut

Intel is not expected to officially launch its Canterwood and Springdale chipsets for several weeks yet, but that isn't stopping some motherboard makers from pushing products based on the as-yet-unreleased chipsets at the CeBIT exhibition, which open...

Yahoo sharpens spam-fighting weapons

Users of Yahoo's e-mail service can expect to see even less spam cluttering their inboxes, the company said, now that it has bolstered its proprietary SpamGuard filter.

Telstra kills broadband spammers to stay on Usenet

Telstra has disconnected two of its broadband Internet users for spamming and has more in its sights as it complies with a threat over its subscribers’ use of the distributed bulletin board system, Usenet.

Broadband soldiers on

Australia’s broadband uptake continues to climb, with latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showing DSL connections increased by 112 per cent between 31 March and 30 September 2002.

Plus Digital Media Edition hits stores

Plus Digital Media Edition -- a Windows XP add-on for digital media enthusiasts -- moves to shrink-wrap packaging and adds a couple of downloadable freebies Monday.

Intel builds for mobility

Intel this week will unveil Centrino, which pairs the company's first processor tailored to mobile environments together with an integrated 802.11b chip.

New Deloder worm targets weak passwords

A new worm on the Internet targets computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, using easy-to-guess passwords for the Administrator account, according to alerts posted by a number of antivirus companies.

Transmeta releases new Astro details

Transmeta released more details on Monday about its next-generation Crusoe processor, which will have a completely redesigned architecture and new bus technology when it is introduced later this year.

Microsoft kicks off giant Office beta program

Microsoft on Monday is set to release the public beta of the of the next version of Microsoft Office, aiming to reach half a million users in one of its biggest programs ever to test out new software.

Silicon offers double the battery life, lab says

Adding a controlled amount of silicon to the graphite normally used in the anode of a lithium-ion battery may double the energy storage capacity of that battery, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories said last Th...

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Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


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

Steph Mundell


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


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


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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