21st April 2003 Archive
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Microsoft has signed up 50,000 Xbox Live users in Europe, spread across eight countries, just one month after launch. It's hard to judge whether this figure represents a success or not for the service; 50,000 units sold across Europe isn't exactly stellar in pure shipment terms, but then again, there's no other product in the …
Personal 21 Apr 2003, 20:20
A piece of UK legislation, the Legal Deposit Libraries Bill, has recently made its second step on the way to becoming law, writes Bob McDowall of Bloor Research. It will now go to the House of Lords and then back to the House of Commons for third reading and enactment. This will ensure that non-printed material is subject to …
Music and Media 21 Apr 2003, 20:24
Here's a turn-up for the books: a company accused of flogging hookey software gets to issue its own press release and manages to avoid saying how much it's paying out, or what it actually did - and this is an inference - beyond "advertising unauthorized" software. Maybe, this because Overstock.com, the unauthorized advertising …
Software 21 Apr 2003, 21:05
Opinion How much electronic annoyance can you take?
Which is worst for the Internet: computer viruses, spam that advertises anti-virus products, or clueless anti-spam solutions, asks George Smith, SecurityFocus columnist. How much electronic annoyance can you take? If you're like me, a lot. Take, for example, spam for anti-virus software. In a sublime and almost beautiful …
Security 21 Apr 2003, 21:41
Adaptec Inc. has started work on a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface in conjunction with several hard drive makers to help push the SCSI successor along. Adaptec is working with Fujitsu, Maxtor, Seagate and Hitachi on various SAS testing efforts and co-marketing exercises. The companies also hope to make sure the SAS …
Storage 21 Apr 2003, 21:55
- 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
- VIDEO Herschel Space Observatory spots galaxies merging