Sun helps AMD to Hammer Intel
AMD has released a manual in PDF format to allow software developers to migrate their code to its 64-bit Hammer microprocessor platform.
AMD takes axe to Athlon, Duron prices
As predicted here some weeks back, AMD will take ruthless action across its range of microprocessors on 14 August.
Pentium 4 Willamette may be delayed
Rumours that the Pentium 4 (Willamette) will be delayed appear to have the ring of truth about them, according to sources close to the action.
Telcos push for high-speed DSL standard
A group of 30 European telecoms and communications technology companies will form a committee to study the deployment of standardised Full Service Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Lines, FS-VDSL.
AltaVista: the farce continues
Three people have come forward to say that they have been using AltaVista's British-based unmetered Net access service in the UK.
Eight years in slammer for playboy DRAM VAT scamster
A playboy who swindled the VAT man out of £20 million via a computer components scam was yesterday jailed for eight years.
Visa to demand e-tailers install basic security systems
Visa, the global credit card organisation, is so worried about online fraud it yesterday warned members and merchants they may be fined if they don't get their security provisions up to scratch.
Cracker education site ICE resists IBILL pressure
Administrators of the cracker education Web site Icefortress.com have undergone a change of heart since we reported their plan to fold under pressure from Internet billing-service provider IBILL, which has threatened a copyright infringement suit under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), claiming that the Icefortress site did it harm by supplying information and tools which could enable visitors to hack its protected sites and thereby violate its copyrights.
QXL buyout of Ricardo gets delayed
UpdatedQXL's buyout of German auction site Ricardo.de took a new twist today. QXL issued a statement this morning saying it had "received certain information from Ricardo.de in the period following the announcement of the proposed transaction on May 16, 2000.
HW Roundup Abit's SE6 i815e gets the onceover
The Abit SE6 i815e mainboard gets a once over at Planet Hardware. While it performs well the reviewer has lost his heart to the Asus CUSL2, and the Abit board just can't compete with its perfection." Want to know why? Click here for the full story.
Net access in Britain is a shambles
The MD of Sheffield-based ISP PlusNet has spoken out at the confusion in the unmetered Net access market and warned that unless the issue is rectified, it could inflict long-term damage on the industry and dent consumer confidence.
eMachines turns up in Europe with Dixons
eMachines, the US vendor of bargain basement PCs, is turfing into Europe on the back of the Dixons retail chain.
Oh no! Not another property site
MOVE.com, by its own account America's second biggest property site, is launching in the UK in September.
Boo.com creditors are owed £49 million
The Official Receiver has completed a report on Boo.com, copies of which are in the hands of its creditors.
Boxed 1GHz Intel Cumines ready to go
Documents which Intel has shown its distributors and channel partners revealed that its boxed chip and motherboard strategy appears to be back on target.
US Judge backs porn
A Virginia judge has blocked enforcement of a federal law which places restrictive Internet laws on pornography and sex-related content, saying that it breaks the US' First Amendment.
M$ shunned by British ISPs
Microsoft's application to join the influential London Internet Exchange (LINX) could be in doubt, The Register has learnt.
Mercata wins group-buying Net patent
Online US co-op group Mercata has won an attempt to patent its group-buying e-commerce system (US Patent Office number 6101484).
Farmyard and teen hardcore porn found on White House system
Massive porn files, featuring teen and farmyard hardcore porn, have been found on the White House computer system.