No hardware problem Nvidia says
Sources at Nvidia and a number of gaming sites are saying that there is no hardware problem with GeForce 2 cards, and that there is a fix for the glitch we wrote about yesterday, although not from Nvidia itself.
Vizzavi upgrade still not fixed
Vizzavi is still being plagued with technical problems three weeks after it embarked on a platform upgrade.
Nvidia GeForce 2 DXTC bug exposed
In the last few months I have run many test and benchmarks on PC video cards. Although Voodoo 5 is now, unfortunately, passing into history, my attention was grabbed by two cards in particular: the GeForce 2 and ATI's Radeon, writes Fuad Abazovic.
We know what Ginger is
It'll changed the world. It is stunning. Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos think it's revolutionary. Abook about it has been given $250,000. VCs are throwing money at it. But just what is Ginger?
Intel's involvement in the Xbox
Micron is cock-a-hoop about the contract it has blagged from Microsoft to stick its double data rate memory into the Xbox, but Intel is even happier because it is designing and will help build the beast. (Flextronics, a Singapore firm, is doing much of the actual bodywork, if you see what we mean.)
ATI exceeds expectations
ATI did a little better than its own predictions and analysts' expectations would have led us to believe when it released its Q1 2001 fiscals yesterday.
Computacenter promises it will hit 2000 targets
Computacenter has calmed investors by giving analysts a soothing briefing yesterday and saying it would definitely hit 2000 pre-tax profit targets of £54 million.
Gateway slashes workforce after poor results
PC manufacturer Gateway will lay off ten per cent of its workforce globally - some 3000 people - and announced fourth quarter results well below previous estimates.
Head of titsup ISP hounded by angry customers
Power to the people!* Meet the modern-day Wolfie Smith: Mike Ashworth. Mike was a little incensed to find his ISP, IG Click, had gone titsup.com. Not only that but he is owed money and would like it back - as would hundreds of other customers.
Govt to let minor crime be reported on the Net
Home Office Minister Charles Clarke has commissioned a Web site which will allow people to report minor crimes online.
Porn cartoon sackings fight to keep jobs
The ten employees fired at insurance company Royal & SunAlliance for forwarding "lewd" Simpsons cartoons are willing to take their case to court if an internal appeal doesn't reinstate them.
Sony admits some PlayStation 2s ‘not up to standard’
Sony's desperate pre-Christmas attempt to meet demand for its PlayStation 2 console appears to have angered as many punters as it satisfied.
Sony boss – Microsoft has lost it
Sony boss Nobuyki Idei believes that Microsoft doesn't know what its future business model should be, and will be overwhelmed by smaller and more nimble competitors.
Readers give us a kick in the Balkans
Microsoft hacked in the Balkans Mobile phone brings down Slovenian Plane Hello Slovenia - London Calling
How to write a Flame of the Week
We occasionally see new trends in flames sent to Vulture Central. For the first-half of 2001, we've seen people trying to become Flame of the Week - often telling us about in the same email. Rarely do these "flames" make it past even the most cursory glance, although some creative efforts will find their way into Readers' Letters. This doesn't stop 'em coming though.
‘Xmas’ is offensive, Christian claims
Did you know that 'Xmas' was offensive to some Christians? Granted it does look a little ugly, but it comes in handy for headlines, where space is at a premium. Our anonymous correspondent says we should look to the coveted AP style guide, which we have no intention of doing, as we covet neither this guide nor our neighbour's ass.
Flames: Example from a veteran
If you're thinking of submitting a flame, and have been reading Kieren McCarthy's essential guide, you might like to see a recent example from Michelle Mulqueen, a right regular little ranter. She doesn't like what we have to say about titsup, sorry, breathe.com:
Fun ways to void your warranty
Icrontic want to show you how to separate the BIOS chip from a KT7. Why would you want to do this you may ask? Well, as with all such things, because you can would feature heavily in the list of reasons, and all in the name of cooling, warranties be damned. Go here for the rest.
Fat pipe straddles pond
Cable & Wireless and Alcatel are joining forces to build a transatlantic IP cable, nicknamed Apollo, to meet the rising demand for bandwidth.
Class action lawsuit filed against VA Linux
A class action lawsuit has been launched against VA Linux on behalf of shareholders who feel they were deceived by the company during its initial public offering (IPO) last year.
Superman soldier suits by 2010
The US military is developing a powered exoskeleton that will enable its soldiers to walk further and lift heavier weapons than an un-suited human could.
Spammer wrecks UUNet email service
UUNet customers have been left stranded without access to their email for the last 36 hours after the outfit took a "very big hit" from spammers earlier this week.
The solution to RIP, email sackings and Big Brother
The last six months have been a terrible time for Internet users in the UK. The RIP Act is obviously the worst of it - the government has given itself almost unbelievable powers of access to people's communication and then gone out of its way to make it as non-answerable to the public as possible.
Prostitutes used to tempt IT staff into jobs
What would sway you to take a job? Pay? Benefits? The challenge? A good hard shag from a prostitute?
MS: ‘you need to buy Whistler because Win-9x sucks’
When MS moved from DOS to Windows, they did indeed roll out a new operating system (admittedly dependent on DOS, but different enough). Now they're trying it again; but as we've pointed out many times, the only thing 'new' about Win-9x's replacement, Whistler, is that it might be a Windows consumer OS which actually works as advertised. Nevertheless, the company is betting on big success in the consumer market.
MS swats 38 antitrust suits
Microsoft today escaped forking out wads of cash when a US judge dismissed damage claims against it in 38 class-action antitrust suits.
Tech pioneer William Hewlett dead at 87
One of the earliest pioneers of what today is called the New Economy, Hewlett-Packard co-founder William Hewlett, died in his sleep of natural causes Friday at the age of 87.
Kenneth Starr joins anti-Microsoft forces
Famously tight-lipped former special prosecutor Kenneth Starr has joined an anti-Redmond lobby group on the the day that the US Department of Justice defended Judge Jackson's indiscreet post-trial comments about Microsoft.