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Microsoft promotes 'smart clients'

Three years after introducing Visual Studio .Net and the .Net Framework, Microsoft on Monday promoted the benefits of the developer tools and demonstrated some of the updates coming later this year in Visual Studio 2005.

Skype signs deal with fixed-line telco in Hong Kong

Skype Technologies has signed an agreement with Hong Kong's Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) to offer a co-branded VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service in Hong Kong, Skype said in a statement released Sunday.

Net users responsible for security, industry reps say

In the battle against online scams, consumers have a responsibility to use the tools provided by technology vendors to protect their personal data, privacy executives from eBay, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Microsoft and Truste said Thursday.

Christie's to auction computer history

This isn't your average eBay auction. For those who want to own a bit of computer and Internet history, the venerable auction house Christie's International is putting on the block a collection of documents that follow the evolution of computing from...

MSN Messenger worm raised to medium threat

Security experts have raised the warning level on a worm that spreads via Microsoft's MSN Messenger, in an effort to slow its crawl through Taiwan, Korea, China and the U.S.

Gates: Open source, interoperability not synonymous

Microsoft chairman and chief software architect, Bill Gates, has sent an email to customers emphasising the company's commitment to being interoperable and stressing that open source and interoperability are not necessarily one and the same.

Eudora suffers security scare

Qualcomm has patched serious security vulnerabilities in the Eudora e-mail client that could allow an attacker to take over a Windows system via a specially crafted message.

Napster To Go ready for portable players

Napster launched a portable version of its digital music service in the U.S. and the U.K. on Thursday, hoping to tempt users with a more tasty "all-you-can-eat" monthly subscription model.

iiNet cranks ADSL to 8Mbps

Perth-based ISP, iiNet, has blown smoke in the face of rivals by firing up residential broadband speeds to 8Mbps and planning for up to 24Mbps later this year.

Yahoo test drives contextual search

Yahoo has begun testing publicly a new search technology that can generate queries on the fly based on the content of the Web page a user is reading. The goal of the new technology is to make it easier and faster for users to find information than if...

Army Cadets Web site hacked

Military-grade Web defacements are rare these days; however, the Australian Army Cadets have found themselves recruiting a different sort of prospect following an embarrassing defacement attack by a hacker group running under the name of "spykids".

Sparks fly over power line Internet trials

Knocking an aeroplane out of the sky by simply using an ultra-fast Internet connection is closer to fact than fantasy, say opponents of a new Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) technology.

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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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