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Winner declared in hacker-tracker challenge

Shortly after midnight on November 8th, a shadowy computer intruder slipped into a particular Linux machine in Illinois where he covertly installed a simple back door to ease his return. The intruder came back at 8:30 in the morning, and briefly crept around within the captured system before vanishing into cyberspace. In all, …
Kevin Poulsen, 21 Mar 2001
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Apple plans colour titanium PowerBooks

Mac Rumour Roundup Years ago, former Apple CEO Gil Amelio told the world - via, we seem to recall, an internal meet with staff - that he wanted the company to be the Maglite of the computer industry. Amelio's successor at last seems to be making it happen - almost literally.
Tony Smith, 21 Mar 2001
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Electronic Arts to axe more jobs

Electronic Arts has confirmed that it is planning another round of lay-offs, expected to take place later this week.
Eurogamer.net, 21 Mar 2001
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Sega announces surprise president

Newly reborn software company Sega has appointed a new president and COO, Hideki Sato, after Isao Owaka died of heart failure last Friday.
Eurogamer.net, 21 Mar 2001
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Intel rolls out 900MHz 4, 8-way PIII Xeon

Intel shipped its 900MHz Pentium III Xeon server CPU, the last to be based on the 0.18 micron PIII core before the Xeon family switches over to the Pentium 4 core, at least in the high-end server biz.
Tony Smith, 21 Mar 2001
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Intel intros Microsoft Xbox Vtune kit

HW Roundup Remember Microsoft's Xbox? Y'know, the one that uses an Intel rather than an AMD chip and DDR rather than Ramboid memory?
Mike Magee, 21 Mar 2001
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IR35 judicial review over

The judicial review into the IR35 tax measure at the High Court finished yesterday at around 7pm. The case itself has stretched two days longer than originally planned, taking up Monday and Tuesday this week. The judge has gone away to deliberate and will announce his decision on the legality of IR35 some time next week.
Kieren McCarthy, 21 Mar 2001

Intel defects to corporate standard for home networking

Intel has dealt a severe blow to a wireless networking standard supported by industry heavyweights such as Motorola and Compaq by endorsing a rival approach.
John Leyden, 21 Mar 2001
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Tax help for sacked dotcom employees

The dotcom dream - where young, talentless egotists could pretend they knew more about the world than everyone else and VCs indulged their fantasies for 18 months - has died. Thank god.
Kieren McCarthy, 21 Mar 2001
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Microsoft, Real show mobile phone media players

Microsoft and Real Networks are showing off their media players for mobile phones at CeBIT this week. Nokia yesterday announced a deal with Real that would bring a micro version of its eponymous software - Mobile Real Player - to Nokia's imminent 9210 Communicator.
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Mar 2001
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Toshiba cuts forecasts for 2002

Toshiba has cut sales and profit forecasts for 2003 as demand for its notebooks and chips slide.
Robert Blincoe, 21 Mar 2001
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The first channel foot and mouth story

Congratulations to Microscope, for an enterprising channel spin on the Foot and Mouth fiasco (the big news story in Britain). Reporter Simon Quicke tracks down rural dealerships serving farms and hotels who have seen their businesses dry up in the crisis. Find out more here.
Drew Cullen, 21 Mar 2001
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Intel validates Simple SDRAMs

Intel has validated Simple Technology's PC133 Registered 256MB and 512MB SDRAM memory modules as a single solution for use across four platforms.
Drew Cullen, 21 Mar 2001
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Reg boost for SETI project

When we reported on the launch of the SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) project almost two years ago, (see Aliens: Coming to a house near you soon), 250,000 users had signed up for the project, contributing over 500 years of CPU time, writes Andrew Thomas. Today, those totals have risen to 2.9 million users and …
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Tesco undercuts Apple in iMac promo

UK grocer Tesco has again begun selling iMacs for £100 less than Apple's own asking price - a saving of nearly 15 per cent.
Tony Smith, 21 Mar 2001
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3Com announces losses and wants to save $1bn

3Com has reported third quarter losses on reduced sales, and announced plans to ditch development of its consumer Net appliance product.
John Leyden, 21 Mar 2001
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Govt offers Net advice to schools

The government, in the form of "learning and technology" minister Michael Wills, has joined forces with one-woman pressure group Carol Vorderman to provide schools with advice over how to approach the Internet.
Kieren McCarthy, 21 Mar 2001
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The two Ballmers wrestle over ‘Toy’ Linux

The boy can't seem to help it.
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Mar 2001
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Dell chops PowerEdge server prices

Dell has made price cuts on its PowerEdge servers in the UK and the rest of Europe.
Robert Blincoe, 21 Mar 2001
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Royal Bank of Scotland Net banking service down

The Royal Bank of Scotland has shut down one of its Internet banking services in order to allow technicians to resolve unspecified technical problems.
John Leyden, 21 Mar 2001
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Europe to follow UK's flat-rate lead

The UK's success at introducing flat-rate Internet access is a model other countries are trying to follow, according to AOL International president, Michael Lynton.
Tim Richardson, 21 Mar 2001
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RealNetworks moves on games e-market

RealNetworks yesterday launched RealArcade, its attempt to leverage its massive streaming media user-base to sell games via the Internet.
Tony Smith, 21 Mar 2001
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Old trick aids Intel in 1GHz notebook spin

Intel's SpeedStep technology allowed it to intro a 1GHz Pentium III mobile this week, beating AMD to the coveted speed tag.
Mike Magee, 21 Mar 2001
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Freeloader.com goes titsup.etc

Pure Entertainment Games PLC has given up the dotcom fight and decided to shut its free games site freeloader.com.
Tim Richardson, 21 Mar 2001
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Siemens pulls plug on Net over power cables technology

Siemens has said it is pulling the plug on development of a technology that can allow the transmission of Internet traffic of power cables.
John Leyden, 21 Mar 2001
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Dell signs up Samsung for $16bn supply deal

Dell has signed up Samsung in a $16 billion component supply deal.
Robert Blincoe, 21 Mar 2001
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Nanya-Kingston enter DDR alliance

Kingston Technology, whose motto should surely be "we'll sleep with anyone if we can flog more memory", has entered into a DDR (double data rate) deal with Nanya.
Mike Magee, 21 Mar 2001
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UK Govt Web sites hacked

The government saw several of its e-government Web sites hacked last night, leaving a bit of mess for it to clean up this morning.
Kieren McCarthy, 21 Mar 2001
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MPs slam Oftel, BT, industry…

Oftel, BT and the telecoms industry have all been slammed for their handling of local loop unbundling (LLU) in Britain amid concerns that the whole process is in danger of becoming "farcical".
Tim Richardson, 21 Mar 2001
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Is this the man that will make it safe for kids to surf the Net?

The issue of making the Internet safe for kids has become a bigger one as the Web becomes ever more ubiquitous. On the one end we have the freedom of speech activists opposed to any control, on the other the Australian government trying to pass a law that makes it illegal to post anything not suitable for a child to view. And in between concerned parents and a whole range of schools, governments and TV presenters.
Kieren McCarthy, 21 Mar 2001
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New WinXP file system breaks disk utilities. Again. Oops.

The utility companies are going to get it again when Windows XP ships - not that they've any right to be surprised. Microsoft has made some small revisions to NTFS with WinXP, resulting in the likes of Partition Magic bouncing straight off WinXP installations, splattering error messages around the place.
John Lettice, 21 Mar 2001

Symbian unveils new OS rev, Pearl

Symbian announced the latest revision of its OS today, and showed off the third member of the Symbian family Pearl.
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Mar 2001
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Interview with a Net pedophile

Online Pedophilia This is the first in a series of stories examining firsthand how pedophiles use the Internet.
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Interview with a Net pedophile

Online Pedophilia This is the first in a series of stories examining firsthand how pedophiles use the Internet.
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SunFire servers to trash HP by Friday, says McNealy

After a week of early spring weather the heavens opened all over Sun's long-awaited announcement regarding its latest range of UltraSPARC III mid-range servers.
Linda Harrison, 21 Mar 2001