22nd > February > 2001 Archive
At a much-anticipated meeting in Texas yesterday, IBM withdrew its proposal to put CPRM (Copy Protection for Recordable Media) into ATA hard drives.
Your letters continue to stream in complaining about the loss of service resulting from Google's takeover of Deja's Usenet assets, and calls are spreading to make the archive publicly available.
Monitor vendor Taxan has struck a deal to sell Asus motherboards in the UK. The deal marks another attempt by Taxan to grow its UK business after failing to launch a PC business last summer.
UpdatedNvidia's affection for Apple is clearly deeper than we previously thought. How else to judge the company's decision to give its next-generation graphics chip, the GeForce 3, to the Mac maker first.
UpdatedApple's Steve Jobs unveiled new, CD-RW equipped iMacs at MacWorld Expo Tokyo last night, as expected.
Earlier this week Microsoft began sending out Office XP RC1 to testers. This is also dubbed the Office Professional Corporate Preview Beta... or is it? According to a news report at ActiveWin, the Corporate Preview kit was announced in MSDN's Flash magazine for $19.95; only to be used for evaluation purposes, with a time limit. But a Microsoft spokeswoman confirms that this information was inaccurate, and it won't be available for the public until a later date. If you have an MSDN subscription, you can nevertheless find it in March's issue as a full download.
Hewlett-Packard is considering dumping Microsoft and hopping into bed with Palm, the company's incoming Embedded and Personal Systems chief, Iain Morris, has admitted.
Intel and Taiwanese mobo maker First International Computer have settled their long-running patent clash, the two companies tersely announced yesterday.
A Harvard computer science professor says he has developed a provably unbreakable encryption technique, with a key based on a stream of random numbers.
VNUNet is to ditch its standalone online news service. Ten staff including admin and journalists have lost their jobs as a result of the action.
Toshiba Australian Web site has become the latest high profile victim of Internet vandals.
Trevor Tasker's online romance went from steamy to chilly when he flew to the States to marry his love, only to discover that she was an old age pensioner with a corpse in her freezer.
Twenty one people have been arrested during a raid by Customs & Excise officers investigating a multi-million pound VAT (value added tax) fraud involving computer components.
Updated and funnier
So what's so special about Nvidia's GeForce 3 introduced yesterday at - of all places, given the company's PC gaming background - MacWorld Expo Tokyo?
AOL France has been found guilty of misleading advertising over its flat-rate Internet access service.
Lucent has reportedly began an investigation about the activities of a former recruitment executive who was imprisoned for forgery and embezzlement.
Pornographic spam has sparked a litigious rage in Warwick University officials.
A picture of a man apparently dining with gusto on a roasted baby at the rotten.com Web site has led to a police inquiry by Scotland Yard and the FBI, according to a horrifying story by The Independent.