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Logitech ignores PC slowdown

Mice mogul Logitech doesn't seem to be suffering from the PC market slowdown.
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Rambus changed RDRAM patent to include SDRAM – Infineon

Rambus vs Infineon Rambus' alleged attempts to manipulate its patents to give it control of SDRAM technology went right to the top of the company, chip maker Infineon claimed yesterday.

Now DoCoMo having trouble with 3G

NTT DoCoMo - the Japanese company behind the only successful WAP-style phone service, iMode - has delayed the launch of its 3G network until October.
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Cisco boss slashes salary to $1

Cisco chief exec John Chambers has cut his salary to $1 because he wants to share the financial pain of his shareholders and employees.
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Sexy emails drive ex-Royal aide to murder fiancee

Sexy emails between a fiancee and an unknown woman in Las Vegas caused ex-Royal aide Jane Andrews to beat and stab her lover to death, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.
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Dixons confirms Kalms retirement

Dixons has confirmed that Sir Stanley Kalms will retire as executive chairman of the business at the company's AGM in September 2002.
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Intel to cut 1GHz Mobile PIII prices…

Intel will cut its Mobile Pentium III prices by up to 44.5 per cent next quarter when it releases the 0.13 micron PIII family, codenamed Tualatin.
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Mobo makers to follow P4 price cuts with cheaper boards

Intel's next round of Pentium 4 price cuts, which will take place on Sunday 29 April, will be quickly followed by motherboard price reductions, Taiwanese mobo makers have said.
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Excite@Home seeks global broadband domination

Excite@Home's boast of becoming a global broadband player appears to be ringing a little hollow today following the publication yesterday of its Q1 results.
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E3 must love GameCube or we'll kill it – Nintendo

Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi has made a startling revelation about the GameCube's future. Speaking to a Tokyo newswire, Mr. Yamauchi, who is normally over-zealous about such matters, went so far as to say that "if we are unable to see a positive response at E3, this will have a disastrous impact on Nintendo... and we may have to consider freezing the Gamecube business altogether".
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AXIA Athlons spotted at online reseller

The term 'AXIA' may be unrelated to the insurance company of nearly-the-same name, but buying an Athlon with this product code will certainly give you piece of mind for the next couple of years. The whole AXIA thing arose almost overnight recently when Overclockers.com started experimenting with the latest revision of the Thunderbird core (see AMD shipping 1.5GHz Athlons as 1GHz chips?).
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Apple Powerbook is not airport ‘ bomb’

Relax, owners of Titanium G4 Powerbooks, you have nothing to fear when you walk through airport security.
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No more I Love You viruses

Updated The bad days of global email viruses are over, if a crack team of software scientists are to be believed.
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E-minister slams IT recycling claims

Patricia Hewitt, the e-commerce minister, has slammed claims in Sunday Business that retail prices for electronics and IT goods could rise by up to 20 per cent following new EU recycling laws.
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Tiscali buys yet another ISP

Tiscali - the Italian telco that can't resist gobbling up European ISPs - is to swallow another one.
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IBM buys Informix for $1bn

IBM is paying $1 billion for Informix's high-end database management system business, allowing the software company to dedicate itself to creating database applications.
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CBI to lobby against anti-IT bill

Updated The Confederation of British Industry is to enter the fray regarding a new Bill about to go through Parliament that could require all IT professionals to apply for a licence from the Home Office.
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Keep George Dubya alive

Play with your own personal Dubya president in a new game for Palm handhelds. You can get Bush Jnr to pass bills, flirt with interns, eat a Texan bar-b-que (chicken), blow people up (the Vatican if you fancy), beat up Al Gore or get steamingly drunk, depending on what mood you're in. But like the Tamagotchis of …
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LCD monitor prices chopped in half

The average price of flat-panel monitors has halved over the past year, according to IDC.
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Pubes more offensive than ntl ad – just

Cableco and ISP, ntl, was responsible for publishing one of the most complained-about adverts of last year according to the annual report from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
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Tech sector fingered by ad watchdog

Telecoms and computer companies have been singled by the advertising watchdog for making claims they simply cannot deliver.
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Sony storage roadmap sees DDS out

Sony Electronics has unveiled a ten-year roadmap for its Advanced Intelligent Technology (AIT), which includes plans to ditch any further development of Digital Data Storage (DDS) technology.
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CERT defends vulnerability info restrictions

The long-debated question of whether software and network vulnerability data should be shared freely and immediately re-surfaced recently, as Carnegie Mellon University's CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC), formerly the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), announced hooking up with a private-industry organization called the Internet Security Alliance to make its advance alerts and vulnerability database immediately available to members.