27th August 2000 Archive
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All the news unfit to print
From Intel's point of view, there are clear advantages holding its technical fest in San Jose rather than Palm Springs. One, it's more spread out - so you minimise the risk of journalists chatting to engineers and delegates. Two, it's half an hour's drive to Satan Clara's HQ in Mission College Boulevard, so Intel folk can't get …
Channel 27 Aug 2000, 06:48
Caspian sees socket, .18 micron, 1GHz support
Sources close to Samsung in Korea have revealed the roadmap that Alpha Processor Ink (API) hopes will give it an edge over Intel in 2001. The firm is readying its Caspian chipset, which will give full support for the 1GHz Alpha, and, in addition is set to roll out three mobos which will be in full production by the end of Q1 …
Channel 27 Aug 2000, 07:20
$5 to watch Blackadder in QuickTime, anyone?
The BBC is investigating ways to use the Net to deliver pay-per-view services, part of the Corporation's drive to establish commercial services to buoy up the licence fee, according to a report in today's Observer. The plan isn't so far off Sony's scheme to use the Internet to provide high-quality digital entertainment services …
Media 27 Aug 2000, 12:08
Going for Brokers
Memory Prices are softening slightly with 64Mb PC-100 OEM modules going below the 60US$ barrier, writes Marco Fumagalli of Akros Italia. Requirements are still driving prices down, with gap between PC-100 and PC-133 technology narrowing ever closer. Overall the price reduction in memory market from the end of July until now is …
Spot Register 27 Aug 2000, 12:11