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Intel cash to smooth Rambus production, take-up

Intel Developer Forum Intel Developer Forum, San Jose Intel has declared itself satisfied that there will be enough Rambus RDRAM out there this year to match the chip giant's "very aggressive" ramp of Pentium 4.
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e-district.net calls in fraud squad?

The crisis surrounding e-districtict.net appeared to worsen today after the Times reported that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been called in to investigate the irregularities at the British dotcom.
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Rubus shuts up shop ‘up North’

E-business consultancy Rubus is to close its Manchester office because there simply isn't enough demand from companies "up North".
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InfiniBand now boasts Added Modesty

Intel Developer Forum Intel Developer Forum, San Jose The first real InfiniBand kit should be in the channels by the end of the year, Intel's Jim Pappas told us this week.
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Gilmore, Hedrick differ on anti-CPRM gameplan

Opinions are diverging on how to fight CPRM, the stealth copy control mechanism that promises to "firewall Napster at your PC", in the words of a Sony executive.
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US pulverized as appeals court denounces Judge Jackson

MS on Trial Day two's oral arguments before the Washington appellate bench culminated in a surprising onslaught of denunciations and acrimonious commentary on Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's various crimes and misdemeanors.
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Whistler – Skins Head Luna Stomp

Stardock, the high priest of Windows eye candy, yesterday offered to give Whistler users a decent choice of themes with the announcement of WindowBlinds XP.
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Do not feed, poke or disturb the Itanic user

Intel Developer Forum All is well with IA-64, and to prove it Intel produced a panel full of happy Itanic users at IDF yesterday. It was a small room, and quite full, but the six guinea pigs were safe: members of the assembled press were only allowed to submit written questions on white pieces of card. These cards were handed from one PR to another, and finally placed before a panel moderator who decided if the panel could be exposed to the query.
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Red Hat buys professional consulting firm

Linux vendor Red Hat has announced the acquisition of a professional consulting firm in an all stock deal valued at around $47 million.
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Eidos profits hit by PlayStation delays

UK games maker Eidos saw profit tumble 52 per cent in the third quarter.
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Compaq batteries could still blow up your notebook

Updated Compaq has admitted it has had very few responses to its recall of dodgy notebook batteries.
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New Palm ‘imminent’ – next week, in fact

Updated Palm is set to announce a new handheld, a more powerful version of its entry-level m100 model, destined to replace the IIIxe.
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Tiny joins unmetered Net deal herd

Tiny Online is to scrap its existing Net access packages after just two months for an unlimited service for £14.99 per month.
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No ABC, no online ads: the money men

A lack of accountability is top marketers' main concern when taking ads out on Web sites. So says some research just released by the Marketing Forum.
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Internet vandals create new Love Bug variant

A variant of the infamous Love Bug has appeared on the Internet showing that computer vandals and virus writers are still trying to adapt old code in fresh attacks.
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Nike blames ebiz software on earnings shortfall

Nike has blamed i2 Technologies' e-commerce software for messing up its earnings.
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Too much security is holding back ecommerce

Excessive security is holding back ecommerce, according to the security arm of a firm which not so long ago became centre of a high profile security breach itself.
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Activists target bank's Web site in animal rights protest

Hacktivists have targeted the Web site of a US investment bank which saved a controversial drug testing company from liquidation with an attack designed to make its site unavailable.
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Online supermarkets worse than the real thing

Doing the weekly shop on the Net isn't all it's cracked up to be, according to survey by Which?
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Compel confirms desktop biz sale talks

Compel has confirmed it is in talks to sell its desktop services business.
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Opera for Linux: We wish them luck but…

Review I finally got around to a full day of playing with the (proprietary) Opera Browser 5.0 Linux beta. It's the fastest browser I've ever used in any operating system, but I'm not ready to spend $39 or look at annoying ads in return for using it. And with (free, Open Source) Konqueror steadily improving, Opera may never be able to make a living selling its browser to Linux users unless the company has some very big and sexy rabbits waiting to be pulled out of its development hat.
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Possible GeForce3 benchmarks located

HWRoundup So, the GeForce3 est arrivé, but where are the benchmarks? Well, Nvidia doesn't seem to have sent out many samples, and the question of what to test it on is also an interesting one.
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Last day of BSA unlicensed software truce

Today is the last chance for businesses in five US cities caught with pirated software to escape prosecution.

SMS: sack me surreptitiously

Office admin Zoe Halls was sacked by a text message sent from her boss to her mobile phone. "We don't need you in at work tomorrow, I'll phone you AM to explain - John", the SMS message said.
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Amazon launches free music download service

Amazon has launched a Free Music Downloads community that will let fans 'tip' their favourite artists.
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The FortuneCity UK death lowdown

Well, seeing as FortuneCity's UK management doesn't seem inclined to return our phone calls, we have had to rely on more surreptitious methods to find out what is going on.
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Active Directory bug fix put back until Whistler

An important bug involving the operation of Active Directory won't be addressed until Microsoft releases the next version of its operating system.
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Big Blue preps 700MHz G3 PowerPC

IBM has begun sampling a revised PowerPC 750CX, the G3-class processor that ships in two of the latest generation of iMac - or in only one of 'em if you live outside the US (see Apple fobs off non-US iMac buyers with lesser CPU).
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Appeals court poised for shock ‘MS entirely innocent’ ruling

Examination of the documentation of the Microsoft trial surely leads any reasonable person to the conclusion that Microsoft is guilty as hell: of setting out to destroy Netscape, of threatening Apple until it toed the line, of ruling the PC OEMs with a rod of iron, and of much else. But similar examination of the appeals court proceedings of the past two days leaves one with the firm belief that Microsoft is going to get off.
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P4 sold out in retail last December – Intel

Intel Developer Forum Intel Developer Forum, San Jose We'd like to be the first to congratulate Chipzilla [are you mad? Ed] for bucking the trend of weak, nay abysmal PC sales last Christmas.