22nd > January > 2001 Archive

Intel samples Brookdale

At least five Taiwanese mobo makers have received samples of Intel's upcoming Brookdale chipset.
Tony Smith, 22 Jan 2001

Mass hack takes out govt sites

A hacking spree last weekend saw military and government Web sites defaced on three continents in what its perpetrators claimed was the largest mass defacement in the history of mankind.
John Leyden, 22 Jan 2001

Creative forecasts Q3 sales drop

A last minute Christmas rush helped Creative Technologies beat analysts expectations for Q2, but profit still fell 40 per cent to $26.5 million, down from $44.5 million a year ago.
Robert Blincoe, 22 Jan 2001

IBM targets post-Napster music biz

IBM hopes to leverage Napster-induced paranoia to sell its EMMS digital music distribution system to the world's biggest recording companies.
Tony Smith, 22 Jan 2001

Totalise shareholders get the jitters

Totalise has moved quickly to dampen speculation that the dotcom is in financial difficulties.
Tim Richardson, 22 Jan 2001

Athlon supercomp gets an airing

UpdatedThe Bartol Institute at the University of Delaware is today showing off its clustered super computer based on AMD's Athlon processor. Nicknamed Samson, the machine is expected to rank in the top 200 supercomputers in the world.
Lucy Sherriff, 22 Jan 2001

Warner Bros bullying children again

It's at it again. Actually, it never stopped. Warner Bros/Time Warner is pushing its weight around and sending threatening legal letters to young Harry Potter fans because they have had the audacity to register a domain name with the words 'harry' and 'potter' in it.
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Jan 2001

Atlantic Telecom sacks 350

Atlantic Telecom Group is to axe 350 jobs in the UK as part of programme of rationalisation designed to save the telco £30 million.
Tim Richardson, 22 Jan 2001

PlayStation 3 to be Sony's convergence box, not PS2

Sony's PlayStation 2 may not be the digital doorway between the home and a world of online entertainment the company originally planned it to be.
Tony Smith, 22 Jan 2001

PS2 glitches may pummel Sony profits

Sony looks set to blame poor results at the end of last year on production problems with the PlayStation 2.
Lucy Sherriff, 22 Jan 2001

Duke Nukem fans bite back

On Friday, 19 January we published the article Duke Nukem on screenshot search and destroy, written by freelance journalist Andrew Smith.
Drew Cullen, 22 Jan 2001
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Orange gets cheaper by the day

Orange still seems determined to go ahead with its 10-15 per cent float, even though it is likely to be valued at less than half of what was expected in May 2000. In fact, it is so determined that large investors are being offered a five per cent discount in the hope of shoring the float up.
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Jan 2001

Lexmark profits fall 45%

Lexmark has provided proof that printer firms got hammered as much as PC vendors in the fourth quarter of 2000.
Robert Blincoe, 22 Jan 2001

Toshiba samples 30GB micro-drive

Toshiba is shipping samples of its new 30GB hard drive in a 2.5in form factor.
Lucy Sherriff, 22 Jan 2001

Le Freeswerve, BTInternet go unmetered

Both BTInternet and Le Freeswerve are expected to launch their all-you-can-eat-for-just-one price Internet services later this week.
Tim Richardson, 22 Jan 2001

Barrysworld goes titsup.com

Online gaming site Barrysworld.com has posted notice of voluntary liquidation. The site has run out of money and it's been unable to persuade its shareholders to shell out more cash in what is a horrible investment climate.
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Jan 2001

Dell issues Q4 profit warning

Dell today admitted its fourth quarter won't be up to par, blaming sluggish PC sales growth.
Linda Harrison, 22 Jan 2001

ISP Sniffs Out cheap Net access

UK ISP Sniff Out today confirmed it would launch a 24/7 unmetered Net access on 14 February.
Tim Richardson, 22 Jan 2001

Socket-A indulgence at Dr Tom's

HWRoundupAt Tom's Hardware today, the doctor teams up with Patrick Schmid to look at the best option for those on a budget that still precludes DDR. The consensus seems to be that a SDRAM Socket-A mobo is the thing to have, and they've looked at six, based on the KT133A chipset.
Lucy Sherriff, 22 Jan 2001

Interference clouds future of multi-billion police radio project

The future of a £2.5 billion project to provide British police with a radio network has been thrown into doubt amidst fears that the technology could interfere with hospital equipment and even breath test devices or speed detection kit.
John Leyden, 22 Jan 2001

Cemeteries get hooked up to the Net

Surfers too busy or far away to make that all-important funeral will soon be able to mourn en masse via cyberspace.
Linda Harrison, 22 Jan 2001

ISPs face prosecution over babies for sale sites

The government (UK) has unfortunately spelt out the degree of its Internet ignorance today with a knee-jerk political reaction to the Net baby adoption debacle.
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Jan 2001

Windows to go 3D… but not in Whistler

Does Microsoft have a UI spring surprise up its sleeve? Redmond has been telling closed beta test groups that new icons notwithstanding, the Whistler UI isn't finished yet, leading to some rampant speculation that the converged Windows desktop could see a major overhaul between now and its final release.
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Jan 2001

Women lack confidence and men lie

Women have less faith in their computer skills than men, according to a survey of undergraduates in the US.
Lucy Sherriff, 22 Jan 2001

Scientologist Web site rips off urban75.com

A group of addiction treatment 'experts' called Narconon, which has ties to the controversial Church of Scientology, has performed a wholesale rip-off of the popular urban75 Web site, which is devoted to raves, general partying and mirth-making, photography, sport, satire, and common-sense advice for drug users along the lines of, 'it's probably bad for you, but if you must, here's what you can expect from substance x').
Thomas C Greene, 22 Jan 2001

MS opens up on Whistler copy protection

The product activation copy protection system that will ship with Whistler and Office 10 will form the basis of a "cross product" protection system for Microsoft software, and the signs are that the company will move heaven and earth to make it stick. Speaking to The Register earlier today Microsoft product manager, licensing technology group, Allan Nieman went through the checklist of gotchas, and explained why product activation is a pussycat really.
John Lettice, 22 Jan 2001

Lights go out on UltraSPARC III supply

Production delays have left Sun Microsystems behind schedule in fulfilling orders for servers based on the new UltraSPARC III processor.
John Leyden, 22 Jan 2001

Concentration camp victims sue Yahoo!

Yahoo! faces the wrath of the French again - this time the dotcom's chief is being sued for one franc over allegedly justifying war crimes.
Linda Harrison, 22 Jan 2001

Flashcom trades DSL customers like chattels

US ISP Flashcom.com has been forced to flog most of its DSL customer accounts in an effort to stem losses.
Linda Harrison, 22 Jan 2001

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