2nd > October > 2000 Archive

HWRoundup The battle for the GHz crown is officially on

The prospect of battle between the one-gig giants has been in the wind for a while, and now people are getting hold of these titans, the comparisons have begun in earnest. Witness, for example, the clash over at Chicks' Hardware between the TBird and the PIII Coppermine. Which is your money on? Click here to check the odds.
Lucy Sherriff, 02 Oct 2000

ISP whacks game fan with $24,000 bandwidth fine

An online gaming fan has been hit with a $6000 invoice from his ISP and is set to receive another, for $24,000 - all for posting a movie of upcoming Bungie X-box title Halo on his personal Web site.
Tony Smith, 02 Oct 2000

HWRoundup Dr Tom takes the Asus A7V to the limit

Are overclockers getting extra clever or is this just a nice little trick you can use to win friends and influence people? Oh, probably a bit of both. Tom's Hardware posted a "How to?" guide to pushing the Asus A7V to the max. Go here to find out how it is done.
Lucy Sherriff, 02 Oct 2000

MS breakup could cost world $310bn – crazed new study

The estimated cost of breaking up Microsoft has reached a new high - consumer worldwide could wind up paying anything up to $310 billion more, according to a new study produced by Professor Stan Liebowitz under the banner of pro-Microsoft and Microsoft-backed lobby group the Association for Competitive Technology.
John Lettice, 02 Oct 2000

Click here for furniture porn!

WARNING! This article contains material some armchair-lovers may find offensive....
Linda Harrison, 02 Oct 2000

We won't cut Euro PlayStation 2 allocation – Sony

Sony has pledged that European gamers will get their mitts on the PlayStation 2 on 24 November, as planned, and that the territory's initial allocation of consoles has not been reduced.
Tony Smith, 02 Oct 2000

Intel's Timna dead – official

Intel today confirmed that Timna, Chipzilla's cheapo system on a chip, is dead.
Andrew Thomas, 02 Oct 2000

Apple retail chain plan back on agenda

Apple's plan to open a series of Gateway-style retail outlets appears to be nearing realisation, if the claim by Gateway supremo Jeffrey Weitzen that the Mac maker has been attempting to poach his staff is anything to go by.
Tony Smith, 02 Oct 2000

Analysts blackball DRAM makers

The DRAM price debate was set ablaze again following the decision by Credit Lyonnais Securities to delete DRAM stocks from its list of suggested companies to buy. As soon as this became public, several other leading stockbrokers followed suit, including UBS Warburg and Jardine Fleming Securities.
Lucy Sherriff, 02 Oct 2000

Net builders Kahn, Cerf recognise Al Gore

We received the following essay by Internet engineering wizzards Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf last night courtesy of the Politech mailing list. While it reads somewhat like a PR blurb, it's also a fair backgrounder on Democratic presidential hopeful Al Gore's legislative contributions to the Net. It's reproduced below, unedited and uncut.
Thomas C Greene, 02 Oct 2000

Singapore's former PM says no to sloppy seconds

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's oldest elder statesman, used his first online chat yesterday to reveal his views on bigamy and feminism.
Linda Harrison, 02 Oct 2000

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