14th November 1999 Archive
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...not drop the bombs and eject
Standing round the water cooler at Lernout & Hauspie, we learnt a fact that made what's left of our hair stand on end... L&H is working on a new fighter/bomber jet in cooperation with Siemens that uses voice recognition software. If a pilot talking to ground control calls someone an idiot, will it eject him from his fighter. And …
Business 14 Nov 1999, 10:25
Athlon Powers has got his mobo working
Kryotech, the cryogenic cooling company, will demo a commercial AMD Athlon system running at 1GHz at Comdex on Tuesday. The Super G system will be used in a number of commercial machines, including Carrera, as we reported two weeks ago. Kryotech said it will demo the system at Booth #L1963 at Comdex on Tuesday. The system has …
Business 14 Nov 1999, 10:37
...or is it just a mistake?
The perils of Web marketing seem now to have hit Dabs Direct, the supersoaraway sale site. If you turn your browser to this address, you'll see a spectacular offer on the 4.8x DVD IDE OEM (manufacturer code: 2000 00 1312). If you pay VAT, the Creative DVD drive will cost you a penny. But if you don't have to pay value added tax …
Business 14 Nov 1999, 10:57
Updated MS opens door to press at last minute
US presidential hopeful Al Gore had backed out of a meeting scheduled with Microsoft staff tomorrow (Monday), but is now reported by US wire services to be back in. The current vice president had been lined up for the meeting prior to the publication of judge Jackson's findings of fact, but this has made the Microsoft campus …
Business 14 Nov 1999, 15:11
Gives you a big shock...
The new US advert for the AMD Athlon K7 is up there on the company's Web site but one's thing for sure, this one won't show in the UK. Some guy nearly drowns on his coffee as a salesman accompanied by an attractive lass in a silver dress attempt to shock him out of his complacency. The salesman asks if he can re-route a train on …
Business 14 Nov 1999, 17:04
- Product Round-up Smartwatch face off: Pebble, MetaWatch and new hi-tech timepieces
- Geek's Guide to Britain The bunker at the end of the world - in Essex
- FLABBER-JASTED: It's 'jif', NOT '.gif', says man who should know
- If you've bought DRM'd film files from Acetrax, here's the bad news
- Microsoft reveals Xbox One, the console that can read your heartbeat