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Google claims license to user content in multiple products

Google last week removed some language in its Chrome browser's terms of service that gave the company a license to any material displayed in the browser, but that language remains in several other Google products, including its Picasa photo service a...

Groups ask court to lift gag order in Intel antitrust case

A tech trade group and a handful of news organizations have asked a U.S. court to lift its order to seal documents in the pending antitrust lawsuit brought against Intel by Advanced Micro Devices, saying the gag order has "unnecessarily and unjustly"...

Woman sentenced for Web site with 'obscene' stories

A U.S. woman has been sentenced to five years of probation, including six months of home detention, and forfeiture of her computer after pleading guilty Thursday to obscenity charges for running a Web site that featured text stories that were sexual ...

Eleven charged in massive ID theft scheme

Eleven people have been charged or indicted in a massive identity theft and computer fraud scheme involving some of the largest data breaches in recent U.S. history, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

FCC rules against Comcast P-to-P throttling

The US Federal Communications Commission has ordered Comcast to stop interfering with peer-to-peer traffic on its broadband network, with officials there saying the cable provider was "invasive" in its network traffic management.

Groups cheer reports of FCC acting against Comcast

Consumer rights groups cheered reports saying the US Federal Communications Commission is ready to take action against Comcast for the cable-based Internet provider's decision to slow some peer-to-peer traffic on its network.

Major investor to back Yahoo board

Legg Mason, one of the largest holders of Yahoo stock, will back the company's recommendations for its board of directors instead of those offered by dissident investor Carl Icahn.

Microsoft: Google/Yahoo deal means less competition

Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang has told Microsoft executives that the company's search advertising deal with Google would reduce the Internet search market from two poles to one, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith told U.S. lawmakers Tuesday.

ACLU, EFF sue US gov't over mobile phone tracking

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) are asking a federal court to order the US Department of Justice to turn over records about the agency's tracking of mobile phone users.

Jury convicts Web site operator in P2P case

A former administrator at EliteTorrents.org has been convicted of conspiracy and felony copyright infringement in a Virginia court, the first time in the US that a peer-to-peer user has been convicted by a jury of copyright infringement, the US Depar...

Study calls for 1G broadband in US

The U.S. should aim for 100M bps (bits per second) of broadband available to all U.S. residents by 2012 and 1G bps by 2015 in order to catch up to other countries that are moving forward with broadband rollouts, recommends a study released Monday.

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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 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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