'Amiga is Back and will change computing forever, again'
Press releases on Saturday usually mean one thing: something to hide. This one, from Amiga Inc, is the exception.
FBI swoop hacker hauled into court
A teenage hacker accused of stealing details on 23,000 credit card accounts appeared in court yesterday.
Incoming! Intel goes launch crazy
It'll be a busy month for Chipzilla as it launches a whole slew of new products that it doubt hopes will take the shine off the arrival of AMD's Thunderbird and Duron processors.
Intel withdraws boxed Xeons, admits 933MHz CuMine problems
Just as love goes with marriage [seen the divorce figures - Ed?], and the Moon is a balloon, so Intel's long suffering distributor and dealer channel get the thin end of the wedge when supplies of CuMines and Celerwhines are being doled out - as this internal document leaked to us by an Intel employee - proves.
Cyber funerals are no laughing matter
You can push black humour too far (well, you can with the authorities). Burymeright.com has been given the cold shoulder over its proposed advertising blitz. The company which offers you the chance to tell family and friends how you want to go, sent a script of a proposed ad to the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre for clearance. The BACC said the ad "was unlikely to get passed".
Outlook Love Bug patch still mysteriously missing
Users are still waiting for a fix for MS Outlook after the ravages from the ILOVEYOU, Melissa and related viruses. Microsoft is itself in a bit of a fix here; having pushed the idea of attachments, a security fix based on blocking all attachments seems like a massive climb-down.
SAMBA team plots ‘killer appliance’
The SAMBA team is working on code that will lead to "killer appliances" according to author Jeremy Allison. At the very least, it could offer an opportunity to reduce the need for many of the NT servers that are deployed today.
Dilbert creator chooses most-creative expense claim
Dilbert creator Scott Adams has chosen a winner in a competition to find the most creative expense claim.
Sega teams with Motorola to build games mobile phone
Motorola is to use Sega Dreamcast technology in a new generation of mobile phones to be launched next year, say Japanese reports. According to the financial daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun, the two companies are due to announce an alliance later today (Monday).
Don't tax Net hardware either, says Intel's Grove
Andy Grove has been offering advice to the US government, as well as the odd maxim for individuals and businesses, at a conference on Internet and Society at Harvard. His messages were couched in coded terms, but by a massive coincidence, they'd be good for Intel as well as the government.
1GHz Thunderbird shipping today
As predicted by The Register last week, Thunderbirds are go! AMD today duly unveiled the Thunderbird variant of its Athlon processor at Computex in Taiwan earlier today.
Via's PMA 133 chipset ‘to slaughter’ i810e
Computex 2000The little problems that First International Corporation (FIC) is currently having with chip giant Intel are not preventing the Taiwanese firm from promoting two Socket A motherboards to support the T'Bird Athlons and Durons which use the Via chipset.
Slap in the head for Hague domain name turkey
Tory leader William Hague has been snubbed by the cybersquatting community.
Who do you think you are kidding, AltaVista?
It may only be Monday but AltaVista has already won the brass neck award for the week.
Games review StarLancer
Following the popularity of a recent games story, we have decided in our wisdom to cover more gaming news. We made the mistake of telling this to a Microsoft PR man and three games arrived in the post the next day.
Return of the Son of Caminogate
Intel's revamped i820E chipset starts shipping today, a couple of weeks earlier than expected. Featuring a new ICH2 I/O controller hub supporting four USB ports, the 820E also has an integrated LAN controller, dual Ultra ATA/100 IDE controllers and Dolby surround-capable six-channel audio.
US investment house moots $50m Iridium takeover
New York investment company Castle Harlan has admitted it is attempting to buy Iridium for $50 million and so save the cellphone satellite network from its crash and burn fate.