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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.
Andrew Thomas, 13 Nov 2000

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.
John Lettice, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Valerie Thompson, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Andrew Thomas, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Tony Smith, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Andrew Thomas, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Tony Smith, 13 Nov 2000

Netpliance pulls I-opener Web access device

Netpliance has pulled its I-opener Web access device from sale following disastrous third quarter results.
Lucy Sherriff, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Kieren McCarthy, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Tony Smith, 13 Nov 2000
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BOFH: Lights out for Contractors

Episode 39BOFH 2000: Episode 39
Simon Travaglia, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Tony Smith, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Lucy Sherriff, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Kieren McCarthy, 13 Nov 2000

Pub Net business raises £20m

Yava, the business bringing Internet access to our pubs, has raised £20 million to fund its nationwide roll out.
Robert Blincoe, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Tony Smith, 13 Nov 2000

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.
John Lettice, 13 Nov 2000

Queen in mobe clampdown

The Queen has issued an edict banning Buck House courtiers from carrying mobile phones on duty.
Lester Haines, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Lucy Sherriff, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Lucy Sherriff, 13 Nov 2000
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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".
Kieren McCarthy, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Robert Blincoe, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Lucy Sherriff, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Thomas C Greene, 13 Nov 2000
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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.
Kieren McCarthy, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Linda Harrison, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Kieren McCarthy, 13 Nov 2000

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.
Thomas C Greene, 13 Nov 2000

Streamline.com turns into Thanksgiving Turkey

Execs at Streamline.com today gave the online grocer less than two weeks to live.
Linda Harrison, 13 Nov 2000

US Presidency up for grabs on eBay

One surfer sick of the US election farce has put the presidency up for sale on eBay.
Linda Harrison, 13 Nov 2000

A TiVO for radio.. and Palms become WebPads

ComdexComdex never fails to provide a slew of optimistic hardware prototypes that you can bet will never see the light of day.
Andrew Orlowski, 13 Nov 2000

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