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How the hell… do I countersue Rambus?

In the interests of history, we thought we would bring to our readers the entire document Hitachi presented in its bid to countersue Rambus.
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Palm preps summer launch for Euro Palm.net

Palm will launch its wireless Net access portal, Palm.net, in Europe this summer and is to make the service free of subscription fees, according to today's Financial Times.
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SCO straightens its Linux message

The Santa Cruz Operation says it's likely to announce its plans for a Linux distribution this week. Really, and no kidding this time.
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Freeserve fisted by dotcom jitters

Freeserve's share price was in free-fall this morning wiping 20 per cent off the value of Britain's biggest ISP.
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Celeron stuck in a 66MHz timewarp

Those readers who have been paying attention will remember that today's the day for the latest batch of flip-chip Celerons to be released. Incoming! Intel goes launch crazy.
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Amazon investors react to the obvious

Amazon has been burned by a report from investment bank Lehman Brothers, which reckons the bookseller will run out of cash in the next four quarters unless someone delves into their very deep pockets.
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Sony to launch digital VCR

Sony will launch itself against TiVo this summer when it will challenge the digital video recorder pioneer in Japan with a machine of its own. This despite the fact that Sony US is a TiVO technology licensee.
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Compaq pours bucket over Wildfire

From: WEINGARTEN, SCHURGIN, GAGNEBIN & HAYES LLP
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Sony leaks Palm-based device details

Sony will this week show off its upcoming Palm-based multimedia-capable handheld computer, according to the Wall Street Journal, which clearly had a sneak preview of the gadget.
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64MB Herc vid card – nice but high price

An overpriced and under-bundled 64MB Hercules video card goes under the microscope. The Kryo3D card and a Via Apollo Pro A motherboard also come under scrutiny while Tech Review puts some go faster stripes on its modems...
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Siemens stained by CWAP stunt

Siemens and a bunch of radio jocks from BRMB in Birmingham have come up with what has to be one of the most cretinous WAP (CWAP) stunts - ever.
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Rambus too expensive – Intel

The general manager of Intel Europe has conceded that Rambus memory is still too expensive, despite widely announced price drops.
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Amazon pulls a fast one over latest Harry Potter

Harry Potter fans are waiting impatiently for JK Rowling's fourth book at noon on 8 July, but there is still great secrecy about the title. (To spoil the surprise the Sunday Telegraph has revealed it is called "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire".)
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Demon slapped by ADSL climb down

Demon has caved in to pressure from its ADSL trialists and agreed to honour its offer of three months' free time online.
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Analysts talk up Apple's MacWorld product intros

Expect "great things" from Apple at next month's MacWorld Expo show in New York. At least, that's what UBS Warburg analyst Charles Wolf reckons.
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Web access from the skies

Emails will soon become commonplace at 30,000 feet, following the satellite groups offering faster connection rates to planes in flight.
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Got a cold? Come this way

It's become so easy to forget about the great humanitarian (as opposed to economic) advantage that the Web offers. But slumped - sniffing, coughing and expelling thick green liquid at regular intervals - it all returned like a summer of love flashback.
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RedHotAnt hit by heavy users

Correction A thousand thanks to everyone who wrote in saying that it wasn't Freeserve that was getting upset with people using its service too much - it was RedHotAnt.
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Win2K and ME users up creek without a floppy

Microsoft today confirmed that users will have no easy way to update system BIOSes after upgrading to Windows Millennium or Windows 2000. M$ commendable aim of removing all those dangerous command line bits has an unfortunate side effect - there's no way to build the bootable floppy needed by BIOS upgrades.
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We know what HP and Dell's future plans are

In the Web world, before you can do anything you need a domain name to do it with. So what? Well, if you were to find out that Hewlett-Packard had just secured the domain name www.hppcdirect.com but there was, as yet, no material on it - could you draw any conclusions?
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Register scotches Esther Dyson armed robbery rumours

Scanning the local trade rag New Media Age this week we noticed that it's published a brief CV for our old chum "Queen" Esther Dyson. But perplexingly, there's a big hole in it.
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SCO, Compaq ServerNet-less clusters

The Santa Cruz Operation is introducing a version of Non Stop Clusters for Intel boxes that doesn't need Compaq's proprietary ServerNet interconnects.
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IBM memory trick makes servers run like the clappers

IBM boffins have packed a new memory compression technology onto a chip, which will, in due course, save squillions of dollars, and the world as we know it.
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BOFH: Bad Hair Day

Episode 23 BOFH 2000: Episode 23