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Digital video goes mobile

Taking video on the road has never been easy -- cumbersome video cassette players or expensive portable DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) players have meant that recorded TV shows and movies are best watched at home.

Sony previews new Airboard tablet PC

Sony took the wraps off a new model of its Airboard portable IT television Tuesday at the CEATEC exhibition just outside of Tokyo, and hinted that the possibility of a U.S. launch is being studied.

Flat panel TVs just keep getting bigger

In Japan, "liquid crystal means Sharp" is one of Sharp Corp.'s advertising slogans, and the company was determined to prove that correct at the CEATEC Japan 2001 exhibition here with a handful of new products that included the largest LCD (liquid cry...

W3C proposal could allow patent grabs on standards

After a blizzard of critical postings hit the Web site of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the standards body Monday evening extended the deadline until Oct. 11 for public comment on its proposal to allow patented technology to be incorporated in...

Sun moves StarOffice into beta

Companies looking for alternatives to Microsoft's Office software suite can now beta test Sun Microsystems Inc.'s StarOffice Version 6.0, Sun said Tuesday in a statement.

AMD announces new multi-chip memory packages

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) launched a family of multi-chip package (MCP) flash memory and SRAM (static random access memory) packages aimed at mobile phone manufacturers, the company announced Tuesday.

Java makes its way to Dreamcast, PS2 is next

Users of Sega's Dreamcast gaming console will now be able to surf Web sites and play games that use the popular Java programming language, because the latest version of Dreamcast's Internet browser comes with built-in Java support.

FTC cracks down on "trap" Web sites

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a complaint in Federal court against a "cyberscammer" for registering common misspellings of legitimate domains, including 41 variations of pop star Britney Spears' name, in order to trap users into s...

Panasonic to launch 256MB and 512MB SD cards

Matsushita Electric Industrial will unveil at the CEATEC exhibition on Tuesday two new SD (secure digital) memory cards, a 256M-byte and 512M-byte card that the company plans to release at the end of this year and the beginning of next year respectiv...

Sun lets loose Solaris 9 beta

Sun Microsystems on Tuesday will introduce a test version of its upcoming Solaris 9 operating system, as the company prepares a significant upgrade to its flagship software product.

AMD launches 1.1GHz Duron

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Monday began shipping a 1.1GHz version of its low-cost Duron processor, the company said in a statement.

SuSE Linux announces new financing round

Open-source software maker SuSE Linux AG has received a financial shot in the arm, announcing Monday a new round of investment worth 15 million euros (US$14 million).

Intel launches a plethora of mobile processors

Intel launched 12 new mobile processors on Monday, ranging from its fastest mobile chip yet to the first .13 micron version of its entry-level mobile Celeron chip. PCs using the new processors will be available from the top 10 U.S. vendors starting M...

As economies slow, games turn profit for Sony

Sony Chairman and Chief Executive Nobuyuki Idei said Monday the company's game business has recently begun to turn a profit and, despite the economic woes facing many sectors of the IT business, is expected to continue for at least the rest of the fi...

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Kathy Cassidy

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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