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COMDEX: Transmeta challenges Intel with Crusoes

Prepared to repeat its success within the Japanese portable PC market in the Intel Corp.-led United States portable PC market, chip maker Transmeta Corp. laid out its next-generation chip road map here at Comdex.

Trend Micro unveils antivirus suite

Trend Micro Inc. released Wednesday the latest version of an antivirus and security suite for Internet gateways. The software incorporates a new, experimental kind of policy-based screen for e-mail suspected of harboring viruses.

Gmate to debut Linux PDA next month

Gmate Co. Ltd. plans to put on sale its long-awaited Linux-based PDA (personal digital assistant) in December, the company announced at Comdex Fall.

TechTracker ITX probes software usage on PCs

Diverging from the frenzy that traditionally embodies Comdex's fall show, many end-users are window shopping less this year and honing in on key products to will help them maximize efficiency in their enterprises.

COMDEX: Virtual keyboards let you type in air

Call it air guitar meets computer keyboard. Two firms here at Comdex, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Senseboard, are showing off gizmos that attach to your hands and track your finger movements so you can type without a keyboard to input data into ...

Camtasia turns PC demos into movies

If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine how valuable a movie is--especially for PC instruction. Camtasia from TechSmith, shown in a new version here at Comdex, records input actions on a computer screen, creating videos that let you show othe...

Intel's DDR chip set debuts

Opening the doors to cheaper and faster PCs based on Intel Corp.'s Pentium 4 processor, the long-awaited version of Intel's 845 chip set that supports DDR SDRAM (Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic RAM), the 845-D, debuted at Comdex.

Compaq unveils ultra-slim desktop

Declaring the PC far from dead, Compaq Computer Corp. has unveiled its Evo D500 ultra-slim desktop featuring a space-saving design that runs quietly even when sporting Intel's fastest processors.

Corporate uses envisioned for Tablet PC

Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates promoted the Tablet PC during his Comdex keynote address for the second straight year, even though the machines aren't expected to be ready for another year. And the prototypes that PC makers unveiled this week giv...

Three DVD recordable formats get thumbs up

The Recordable DVD Council (RDVDC) will have its cake and eat it too, it seems. At a Comdex press conference yesterday, RDVDC -- a coalition of nearly 75 DVD technology developers and manufacturers -- expressed support for all the recordable DVD tech...

Europe waffles on spam; holds the cookies

A Europe-wide measure on direct marketing via e-mail appeared less likely than ever to win approval Tuesday, as the European Parliament failed to agree whether marketers should be allowed to send unsolicited messages to potential customers.

OnStar to test new in-vehicle services

OnStar Corp., the General Motors Corp. subsidiary that provides wireless data services for automobiles, will test new services in the coming months including one that would let customers adjust their home heating or security systems while they're on ...

EU expected to reject longer data retention

European Union lawmakers are expected to ignore a request by the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush to revise a data protection law they are drafting in a way that would allow law enforcement officers greater access to information about ...

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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.

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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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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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