Stories by Jon Brodkin

Networking veteran launches unique auction site

The quest to find a good price on a high-definition television can be a frustrating and confusing experience. For most people, the process concludes with the purchase of a brand-new TV set. For Mukesh Chatter, that was just the beginning.

FAQ: Virtualisation in the SMB

Although VMware is the current leader in the Virtualisation market, a number of other companies are giving them a run for their money. Who will emerge victorious in the virtualisation war? We take a look at the competitors

IBM says 'racetrack' memory faster, more reliable than flash

An IBM research breakthrough could let storage devices hold hundreds of times more information than they handle today with technology IBM calls "racetrack memory," which stores data as a magnetic pattern on a nanowire 1,000 times finer than a human h...

PayPal debit card glitch blocks transactions, users say

PayPal seems to be having technical difficulties with a debit card that allows users instant access to the money in their PayPal accounts, as multiple users are reporting they are unable to activate the cards or they are being denied transactions.

Web 2.0 at its peak? Venture investments hit US$1.34 billion

US investments in Web 2.0 companies reached an all-time high of US$1.34 billion in 2007, almost double the previous year's total. But one company -- Facebook -- accounted for a full 22 per cent of that windfall, and the total number of investments se...

Open-source robot: your next personal assistant

Imagine a robot that hands you a beer and then cleans your kitchen and living room. That's what a start-up called Willow Garage in California is busy developing. But the company isn't going it alone: Willow Garage is an open source project that wants...

Google bets on value of prediction markets

Prediction markets are known to forecast the outcome of elections more accurately than polls. Now Google is using an internal prediction market to improve business decisions and learn how employees exchange information.

Hack your brain

Your mind: it's just another piece of hardware. Make sure you download the latest patch and upgrade to the newest operating system.

Gartner's top 10 IT predictions for 2008 and beyond

Open source,Apple computers, green technology, the rise of users and the proliferation of three-dimensional printing are among the hot trends IT shops should look out for in the next few years, according to Gartner.

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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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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.

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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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