13th > November > 2000 Archive
Intel 'Going for AMD's balls'
Geeks rushing to buy early P4s at marked up prices are going to look pretty dumb come January when Intel's Flagchip will hit 2GHz. The chip is not scheduled to launch for another week (at 1.4 and 1.5GHz), but a number of retailers are already offering the part for sale.
Gates doesn't quite name Whistler Windows 2001
Bill Gates didn't come up with a name for next year's Win2k upgrade last night in his Comdex keynote, but according to Microsoft's press release (which looks to have been written in something of a hurry) on the event he did. Sharp-eyed Paul Thurrott of WinInfo spotted the reference to "Windows 2001," although Gates in reality didn't say much about Whistler, and didn't use the term.
Look out Yahoo!, here comes Lavazza!
Italian coffee machine maker Lavazza, the Italian maker of iconic espresso machines, is branching out into the Internet - and it has a secret weapon. The humble coffee vending machine.
AMD's Mustang is dog food
Chimpzilla has brought out the humane killer for its planned Mustang processor. The company declined to comment on the specifics of its demise, but an inability to support a L2 cache bigger than 1MB had called into question its suitability for high-end server use.
Rambus to take 40 per cent of DRAM biz – president
Rambus' Direct DRAM memory technology will account for 40 per cent of the memory market within the next three years, the company president has claimed.
Fastest-ever Celerons ship today
Chipzilla's new Celeron processors debut today and are likely to be the last ever to use the slug-like 66MHz frontside bus. In 1000-unit quantities, the 766 and 733MHz chips are priced at $170 and $112, respectively.
Kenwood licenses Symbian
Kenwood, better known for its ghetto-blasting in-car hi-fi rigs, is making a dash for the hi-tech world of mobile comms and multimedia, courtesy of Symbian and Intel.
Netpliance pulls I-opener Web access device
Netpliance has pulled its I-opener Web access device from sale following disastrous third quarter results.
CIA men censured over high-security smut
The CIA is investigating up to 160 employees for posting "inappropriate" messages to a secret chat room, stored deep in the bowels of the intelligence agency's computer system.
Apple embarks on MacOS X for Intel project
Apple may indeed be preparing a full x86 version of MacOS X, according a source cited by Ars Technica.
Nvidia selects Sensaura for upcoming audio chip
Nvidia has licensed UK-based Sensaura's 3D audio technology for a series of "new audio processors" - another sign the chip company is looking to break out of the 3D graphics niche.
HP grows sales but misses earnings targets
HP brought home $13.3 billion in its fourth quarter, but decided to can negotiations with Price Waterhouse Coopers to buy its consulting division.
Look out! Here come the cybercops
A new team of 80 full-time cybercops are to be recruited and let loose on the UK's Net structure as part of a £25 million plan to stamp on Internet crime, the Home Secretary announced this morning.
Pub Net business raises £20m
Yava, the business bringing Internet access to our pubs, has raised £20 million to fund its nationwide roll out.
Nvidia unveils mobile GeForce 2 GO
Nvidia has unveiled the chip it hopes will wrest control of the notebook graphics market from ATI, the GeForce 2 GO.
MS to intro ‘annual sub’ price structure with Office 10
Microsoft is to introduce its long-anticipated "annuity" model for software sales in the middle of next year, the company announced today in Las Vegas. But although renting out software as a service is a key part of the .NET strategy, the software the company will be renting first will be exactly the same as the packaged version you buy (well OK, license) outright.
Queen in mobe clampdown
The Queen has issued an edict banning Buck House courtiers from carrying mobile phones on duty.
Pioneer shows off combo CD/DVD recordable drive
Pioneer New Media Technologies has unveiled the first combination CD/DVD recordable drive for the PC at the Comdex exhibition in Las Vegas.
Fujitsu punts out 30GB 2.5in drives for mobiles
Fujitsu has put together a line of 2.5in mobile drives, with 10GB capacity per platter. The new series come in 10, 15, 20 and 30GB sizes.
Oftel laughs at BT unmetered access timetable
Oftel has responded to BT's "concessions" on the number of exchanges to be opened by July with scepticism, and by talking of expecting "further improvements".
Tesco to start selling cars online
Tesco will start selling cars online from early next year. It is in talks with several car manufacturers and hopes to match the success it has had with its online electrical department. Sainsbury's already sells cars through its Sainsbury's Bank.
HWRoundup Celeriac 766MHz attack
There is somewhere new to chat in Hardware Land thanks to that Thomas Pabst. The good Doctor has forsaken the charms of a Delphi forum in favour of running the whole thing himself. Click here top read all about it and here to sign up.
Amazon.com lets you test Florida butterfly ballot
E-tail giant Amazon has designed an amusing Web page enabling surfers to determine whether their hand/eye coordination would be up to the challenge of getting Palm Beach County's controversial butterfly ballot right, albeit using a mouse instead of a hole-punch.
Unmetered access is here! No thanks to BT
If a new Oftel report, out today, is to be taken at face value, the UK may soon have real unmetered Internet access.
Straw in line for Lifetime Menace Big Brother award
Jack Straw looks set to be named Britain's Big Brother over his handling of email snooping powers.
Freeserve to cut off hundreds more customers
Freeserve is planning to cut hundreds more customers off its unmetered service because, er, they use it. The troubled ISP - once the UK's golden boy - has already had to remove 700 users last month. They were "abusing" the service.
Bush hand-count hypocrisy shot down
UpdatedA Miami federal judge ruled Monday that the Bush campaign is not entitled to a federal injunction which it had sought preventing a manual re-count of ballots in four Florida counties.
Streamline.com turns into Thanksgiving Turkey
Execs at Streamline.com today gave the online grocer less than two weeks to live.
US Presidency up for grabs on eBay
One surfer sick of the US election farce has put the presidency up for sale on eBay.