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AMD Palomino, Morgan slide back on schedule

AMD Roadmap UpdateAMD may not have delayed Palomino, ClawHammer and co. after all. The updated AMD desktop processor roadmap published yesterday by Germany's c't magazine doesn't appear to be quite as up-to-date as we had first supposed.
Tony Smith, 13 Mar 2001

Infogrames losses shrink

French publishing behemoth Infogrames has issued a statement today claiming that its losses are down for the last six months ending 31 December because the US side of its operation has moved into profitability.
Eurogamer.net, 13 Mar 2001

More UK jobs to go at Razorfish

Razorfish is set to make more job cuts in the UK on top of the 43 losses announced last month.
Tim Richardson, 13 Mar 2001

Mouse claws PC to death

HWRoundupWell, enough of all that boring imaging equipment, digital scanners and the like. Let's get right down to the nitty gritty and look at a rodent red in tooth and claw. Yes, mice are not boring and here we have the Claw Mouse reviewed by System Logic. A nine button mouse, it will claw its way through doom-laden scenarios and the like and may even attack your PC. (Extremely tenuous reason for exciting headline ends here - but a Zip drive we bought last week spits out the disk so fast it could decapitate you if you're not careful. Thanks too for those readers who've pointed out it's not really a mouse, either - but that would demolish our headline even more...)
Mike Magee, 13 Mar 2001

EC to launch Net crime forum in May

The European Commission is to launch an Internet crime forum in May based on the UK's model of Net crime fighting.
Robert Blincoe, 13 Mar 2001

Canadians target filtered Napster fans for profit

Canadian Web site development company PulseNewMedia has followed Aimster and released code to undo Napster's attempt to block 135,000 songs from its network.
Tony Smith, 13 Mar 2001

Novell CEO steps down as it acquires consulting firm

Novell's long-standing chief executive Eric Schmidt is to step aside as part of a deal by the networking software vendor to acquire IT solutions firm, Cambridge Technology.
John Leyden, 13 Mar 2001

e-district.net finds £1m blackhole

Shareholders of e-district.net were misled about the company's financial performance to the tune of £1 million according to an initial report into irregularities at the company.
Tim Richardson, 13 Mar 2001

USB set to tackle 1394 peer-to-peer advantage

Universal Serial Bus will soon get the one feature that separates it from IEEE 1394: peer-to-peer operation.
Tony Smith, 13 Mar 2001

UK rejects US-style software patents

The UK government has plumped against any changes to software patent laws, argueing that business methods should remain unpatentable.
Robert Blincoe, 13 Mar 2001

Eazel releases Nautilus 1.0 on the sly

Eazel has released the first full version of its 'Linux for the rest of us' desktop user interface, Nautilus.
Tony Smith, 13 Mar 2001

Ramblers offered a virtual walk

Ramblers frustrated that restrictions imposed due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease are curtailing their favourite pass time are been offered the chance to take a virtual walk instead.
John Leyden, 13 Mar 2001

Why does BBC's Watchdog promote Apple iMacs?

Have you ever wondered why the BBC's consumer champion Watchdog happily promotes Apple's iMac machines?
Robert Blincoe, 13 Mar 2001

Hoojit.com weeks away from being titsup.com

Chris Matthews - the e-ntrepreneur who reportedly made £90 million when he sold his ISP/telco, Telinco, to WorldOnline last year - has had his golden fingers burned.
Tim Richardson, 13 Mar 2001

AMD to push Intel with new Athlon pricing

AMD plans to rapidly move its forthcoming 1.3GHz and 1.33GHz Athlons to the price point currently occupied by the 1.2GHz processor to continue to keep pressure on Intel in the desktop sector.
Mike Magee, 13 Mar 2001

IR35 protesters enter High Court

On site reportThis morning at 10.30, the Professional Contractors Group took its case to the High Court in a bid to overturn the Inland Revenue's IR35 tax legislation regarding consultants. We were there to see it kick off.
Kieren McCarthy, 13 Mar 2001

Teacher gets two years for anti-Communist Net remark

Chinese authorities have jailed a teacher for criticising the government on the Internet.
Linda Harrison, 13 Mar 2001

Tiny shows off home entertainment box

Tiny has finally got round to revealing what its big time consumer product is. This is the device that will save it from the ravages of the skinny-margin retail PC business.
Robert Blincoe, 13 Mar 2001

Itanic Zombies check into Motel of Distinction

Intel has fleshed out its www.itanium.com page, although the website, much like the moribund processor itself, promises much more than it actually delivers.
Andrew Orlowski, 13 Mar 2001
Broken CD with wrench

£850m BT contract awarded to Marconi

Marconi has announced a major coup for its networking business after it was selected as sole supplier for a major upgrade to BT's core network.
John Leyden, 13 Mar 2001

Disk drive failure is top bugbear for IT pros

Hard drive crashes are the number one concern for systems administrators in charge of keeping storage systems up and running.
John Leyden, 13 Mar 2001

Motorola to slash 7,000 jobs

Motorola is going to slash an extra 7,000 jobs from its personal communications workforce on top of the 5,000 jobs which went in December.
Robert Blincoe, 13 Mar 2001

C&W to axe 4,000 jobs

Cable and Wireless share price went into free-fall this afternoon after it announced that the economic downturn in the US and Japan would hit revenues.
Tim Richardson, 13 Mar 2001

Intel boxes clever on mobiles, desktop chipsets

RoadmapThe Celeron can't be long for this world, can it?
Mike Magee, 13 Mar 2001

Transmeta ships, renames Mobile Linux

Transmeta's Linux-on-Crusoe project, Mobile Linux, has been renamed and handed over to the open source world.
Tony Smith, 13 Mar 2001

Intel kicks off worldwide ASP marketing scheme

Intel has kicked off a scheme aimed at snaring the world's Application Service Providers.
Linda Harrison, 13 Mar 2001

Tiny C code bests seven-line DVD decoder

Coder Charles M Hannum has created the smallest program capable of decoding a Content Scrambling System (CSS) DVD file, beating last week's seven-line Perl shell script 442 bytes to 472 (excluding newline bytes).
Tony Smith, 13 Mar 2001

New SubSeven Trojan unleashed

Kevin Poulsen, 13 Mar 2001

Health industry warns of ‘sinister’ govt legislation

Health professionals, academics, politicians and privacy specialists have all come out in opposition to "sinister" government legislation which threatens to wreck the basic premise of doctor/patient confidentiality.
Kieren McCarthy, 13 Mar 2001

Future to axe 75% of Daily Radar staff

We have it on good authority that Future Publishing is to lay off 75 per cent of staff working on its Daily Radar UK content operation as part of an "Internet restructuring".
Eurogamer.net, 13 Mar 2001

Taiwan mobo makers in February salesfest

Taiwan's motherboard makers should be celebrating this month after a bumper stack of orders.
Linda Harrison, 13 Mar 2001

We've got the solution. Where's the problem?

Firms selling antivirus software for mobile platforms are "selling insurance for something that doesn't exist" - an antivirus software firm claims.
John Leyden, 13 Mar 2001

CMGI plunges deeper into the Red Ink Sea

CMGI, the dotcom investor/conglomerate, saw losses top $2.5bn for its second quarter - and it forecasts a sales slowdown for the next few months.
Linda Harrison, 13 Mar 2001