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Terracotta, Tokutek update data storage technologies

Java caching software provider Terracotta and database provider Tokutek have each released new offerings designed to entice organizations to try new ways of storing data, from running in-memory databases to using Solid State Disks (SSDs) to speed per...

Google offers new browser benchmark for WebApps

Recognizing that developers are working with an increasing number of browser technologies to build their Web applications, Google engineers, along with contributors from other companies, have posted a new test suite for browsers.

HP pairs Autonomy Idol with Trim records management

As part of a strategy to integrate its enterprise software products, Hewlett-Packard has updated its Trim records management software so that it works with Autonomy IDOL search and classification software for unstructured data.

Stratus acquires competing HA software provider Marathon

In a move to expand its scope of providing high availability (HA) and fault tolerant systems, Stratus Technologies has acquired privately held Marathon Technologies, an application availability software provider based in Littleton, Massachusetts.

Facebook heat maps pinpoint trouble spots

Faced with the challenge of overseeing the health of large caching systems, a Facebook engineer developed heat-map software to quickly pinpoint problems in the social network's data centers.

OpenStack Foundation launches

After almost a year of preparation, The OpenStack Foundation has launched as a stand-alone nonprofit organization, freeing its namesake stack of open source cloud hosting software from the management of hosting provider Rackspace.

SUSE Manager applies SCAP to Linux compliance

Organizations using the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) to manage their SUSE and Red Hat Linux servers can streamline their reporting operations, thanks to an update of the SUSE Manager that now generates metrics and reports in the SCAP f...

Postgres 9.2 invites large-scale enterprise deployment

The open-source Postgres database continues to be refined for enterprises: The latest version, released Monday, contains a number of new features and performance enhancements designed to ease professional large-scale usage.

GoDaddy goes down, Anonymous takes credit

Popular domain name registrar and Web and email hosting provider GoDaddy is experiencing a severe outage, one that appears to have taken out not only its hosted services, but even those websites that have registered their domain names through GoDaddy...

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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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