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User trends drove Microsoft to Windows Live, exec says

Customers' changing expectations are behind Microsoft's decision to offer some of its applications over the Web in the form of free services supported by advertising, a company executive said Monday. The change in course led to last week's management...

Allied Telesyn unifies Wi-Fi and GPRS

Employees could be offered smart phones for secure VOIP calls over Wi-Fi and GPRS giving them a single handset and phone number for inside the office and outside.

Marketer hit with US$900,000 spam fine

An Internet marketer will pay a US$900,000 fine, the largest ever on spam-related charges, in a consent decree announced last Thursday by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Who's connected to Internet2? Maybe your kids

Internet2 isn't just for hardcore researchers anymore. A survey by the not-for-profit consortium shows that 46,000-plus K-12 schools, libraries, museums and others are also exploiting the Internet2 backbone.

Web 2.0: At the tipping point

As the World Wide Web evolves into a more collaborative platform, the technologies and business models involved in that transition are being swept up into the "Web 2.0" rubric, a term vague enough to encompass almost anything one cares to push under ...

Office consumer editions to follow Vista into 2007

The delay in Windows Vista will affect the next version of Office, too. Microsoft said last week it will put off the consumer release of Office 2007 so it is in line with the new release schedule for Vista.

Eolas changes to go widespread with next IE update

Web surfers may start noticing some unusual behavior from their Internet Explorer (IE) browser after installing Microsoft's next round of security patches, expected April 11. That's because the software giant is planning to make changes to the way it...

SurfControl wipes out Skype

SurfControl has released an upgrade for its Enterprise Threat Shield (ETS) that protects corporate networks against the dangers of Skype.

Game-makers discuss the future of 'casual games'

Millions of people who don't consider themselves gamers play computer games from 1 to 20 hours each week. These people, who game developers call "casual gamers," don't play the hardcore PC games like FEAR, World of Warcraft, or City of Villains. They...

Microsoft warns of nasty IE bug

Microsoft is warning users of its Internet Explorer browser to use caution on the Web, after the disclosure of an unpatched bug that could allow attackers to seize control of a PC running the browser software.

IBM shrinks circuit with nanotube

Researchers at IBM have taken a large step toward creating nano-scale processors. They have built an electronic integrated circuit by combining conventional silicon technology with a carbon nanotube molecule.

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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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