13th February 2002 Archive
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Relax, you can beat the clock
First off, we received a bulletin from Counterpane, a company which monitors SNMP on its clients' machines, saying that the vulnerability does not appear to have been exploited yet. So basically, you're playing 'beat the clock' with the blackhat community, and chances are that if you act soon, you'll win. Second, this is a …
Business 13 Feb 2002, 03:27
Plans for PDA world domination
Intel Corp kicked off its campaign to dominate the market for 3G devices yesterday when it unveiled its first XScale processors for PDAs and other handheld products. The Santa Clara, California-based vendor's PX250 processor runs at up to 400MHz. It is pitched as a low power applications processor for advanced PDAs. The …
Business 13 Feb 2002, 10:52
With tweaked pSeries 610
IBM Corp will announce today that it has tweaked the entry-level pSeries 610 "Colt" servers that it announced last fall so they better compete against the Sun Fire 280R "Littleneck" servers from rival Sun Microsystems. The modified pSeries 610 includes an integrated RAID 5 disk controller on the motherboard that IBM says …
Business 13 Feb 2002, 10:53
Now, where have we heard that one before?
The US Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into Microsoft thinks the company may have been holding back cash in order to manipulate future earnings, according to the Wall Street Journal. Astute CFOs who do such things essentially 'hide' money from good quarters in order to pad out the more sluggish ones, thus …
Business 13 Feb 2002, 12:18
Buys Helicon assets
It's amazing what you can pick up from WH Smith these days. RM popped into the newsagent yesterday, emerging with the "major assets of Helicon Publishing Ltd". The educational IT specialist is paying £700K in return, with the cheque made payable to Hodder Headline, a WH Smith subsidiary. The assets include 22 reference …
Business 13 Feb 2002, 12:23
Why imitate American failures?
Jittery tech analysts looking for the next Enron think they might have found their quarry, in the shape of bare-knuckle wireless pugilist Qualcomm. But Qualcomm, which was accused by an independent accounting watchdog of exaggerating its earnings on Friday, for now appears to have regained its equilibrium. Qualcomm became the …
Business 13 Feb 2002, 12:31
Servers cool, but desktop not there yet
The Bundestux campaign to get the German Bundestag to adopt open source software has experienced a possible setback, in the shape of a report that recommends open source for adoption in some areas, but leaves Microsoft on the desktop. This can still be counted as progress, and certainly doesn't flatter Microsoft, but if the …
Business 13 Feb 2002, 13:04
Warning: contains swearing and scenes of violence from the start
We know that readers have been barely able to contain their excitement at the prospect of the results announcement for our yellow button shirt competition. Well, the moment has arrived. To recap, we invited readers to nominate someone worthy to sport the last of our now legendary yellow button shirts: Nasty, very nasty …
Business 13 Feb 2002, 15:41
Microsoft will love this one...
The US States still pursuing Microsoft have upped the ante by asking the judge to force Microsoft to show them Windows' source code, their reasoning being that they need this to verify whether or not Microsoft is telling the truth when it says that producing a stripped-down and/or IE-free version of Windows isn't technically …
Business 13 Feb 2002, 16:28
- Review Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Proof the pen is mightier?
- Nuke plants to rely on PDP-11 code UNTIL 2050!
- Spin doctors brazenly fiddle with tiny bits in front of the neighbours
- Game Theory Out with a bang: The Last of Us lets PS3 exit with head held high
- Flash flaw potentially makes every webcam or laptop a PEEPHOLE