Carrier rolls out Web-enabled air cond
Gizmo fetishists with an inexplicable urge to fiddle with their home AC controls remotely via a WAP phone or a PC are bound to delight in Carrier's announcement of its new Web-connected 'smart' air conditioners.
Freeserve throws punch in Net fight scene
Freeserve is to test the water to see if Net users are prepared to pay small amounts of cash to watch premium-rated broadcast content on the Web.
MS gives MSDN WinXP Beta 2 access after all
Microsoft mollified MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) subscribers at the tail end of last week by giving them download access to WinXP Beta 2 code. Microsoft also mollified The Register by pressing a CD into its hot little hand, but more of that RSN.
Tesco's Net sales hit £237m
Tesco's Internet shopping business, Tesco.com, has posted sales of £237 million for the year to 24 February. The operation lost £9 million.
May the false declaration be with you
If you've ever harboured a secret desire to dress up in a brown robe and run around brandishing a light sabre - and claim the whole lot against tax as liturgical paraphernalia, now's you chance. On Sunday 29 April would-be Jedi Knights have a rare opportunity to achieve official recognition for their 'religion'.
Intel to cut up to 60 per cent off P4 prices
Intel will release the 1.7GHz Pentium 4 in two weeks' time at way below the processor's expected price, Taiwanese Web site C-Tech has claimed. Instead of coming in at $637, the site says, the part will ship for $352 - a cut of just over 44 per cent.
Cheapo supermarket Aldi sells PCs
Super cheapo supermarket chain Aldi started flogging PCs this morning, but expects to be sold out by the end of the day.
PowerPC G5 to hit 2GHz
Mac Rumour RoundupMotorola is pushing ahead with the design of the PowerPC 7500 - aka G5 - company sources have claimed, according to a report over at MacOS Rumors.
BTopenworld boss chats to The Reg
Andy Green is the CEO of openworld, BT's mass market Internet division that includes both dial-up and broadband operations. Appointed a year ago when BT announced a major restructuring programme, Green has overseen the commercial introduction of broadband and his business now boasts some 26,000 ADSL customers. Tim Richardson talks to him about the ongoing problems faced by openworld and his fears about heavy-handed industry regulation.
Morse buys Delphis for up to £40m
Morse, the mid-range computer reseller, is beefing up its services capabilities with the acquisition of Delphis Holdings.
Le Freeswerve does L'U-Turn
Freeserve is set to ditch its loss-making unmetered Net access product despite giving assurances that (UFT) would not be scrapped.
TSMC dismisses UMC legal threat
The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has poo-poo'd warnings from United Microelectronics that it could be at the receiving end of a major lawsuit if it accepts orders from Silicon Integrated Systems.
AltaVista brushes ‘doomed’ past under carpet
This email alert just in from Firefly PR about an event tonight featuring their client, AltaVista UK.
SCC grabs £390m desktop deal from Computacenter
SCC has grabbed a £390 million, five year, desktop supply deal from rival Computacenter.
Cisco enters storage market
Cisco Systems has announced its entry into the storage market with the introduction of a router that allows access from an IP network to storage devices.
Cypress Semi. cuts earnings, revenue projections
Cypress Semiconductor has been dragged into the market doldrums: order cancellations have hit the chip maker hard, forcing it to re-estimate its earnings and revenue projections for the just-completed first quarter.
Mayor fears for e-London future
The Mayor of London has called on the Government to take "urgent action" if London is to retain its position as "a world leader in e-business".
Tech recession to bottom-out in a year – Marimba CEO
The US tech panic should last no more than a year, Marimba's CEO John Olsen told us today - he reckons the underlying financial performance of the technology sector is generally healthy.
Motorola embedding Bluetooth in printers and copiers
Motorola has announced a strategy for working with OEMs to embed Bluetooth wireless networking technology into devices such as desktop printers, copiers and medical imaging equipment.
Wall St slashes Intel Q1s
Right now, it's not so wonderful being Intel: falling PC demand in the US, and maybe in Europe too; rising OEM inventories; AMD giving it a run for its money, the new weakness in flash products, and networking equipment customers who are not in the best of health to buy the company's comms chip products.
Join the Army, wear interesting computers and kill people
Visitors to this month's Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco needn't be alarmed if they see US GIs running around the place in combat fatigues.
Buffer the FTP Slayer
Security experts have identified a potentially devastating vulnerability in FTP (file transfer protocol) servers.
Europeans take to Broadband like ….
The appetite for broadband services in Europe is waning, according to research published today by Jupiter MMXI.
Ericsson withdraws GPRS handsets
Phone giant Ericsson is to withdraw a batch of GPRS handsets afflicted by a battery error.
Intergraph inches closer to Intel patent win
Intergraph has won the latest round in its ongoing patent battle with Intel.