Tom's Hardware Guide is running a little scoopette on its newspage, courtesy of a friendly beta tester hailing from an Midwestern US university.
French publishing giant Infogrames has said Q3 sales have stormed up 12 per cent.
Apple sacked a "handful" of staff from its iServices division yesterday but denied the move was the start of a wider redundancy programme.
Mac Rumour Roundup Apple will unveil a major new version of Mac OS X Server at its Worldwide Developers Conference next week, sources cited by Think Secret have claimed.
Redmond made it official late Thursday; volume licenses are going to be leased to businesses, in three-year chunks, effective 1 October, according to its new Enterprise Agreement Subscription scheme. This means that when the lease period is up, your MS Magic Stuff will stop working and you'll have to ante up again.
Oftel is currently investigating five complaints concerning wholesale DSL services and local loop unbundling (LLU) in the UK according to the latest update from the telecoms regulator.
Redstone Telecom has seen the back of its finance director, saying he had provided a potentially misleading representation of the company's cash reserves. The company needs more money than it had been letting on.
We've had a load of emails from concerned BOFHs, asking us to supply more information on the Bill passed through Parliament this week that legally requires sysadmins to have a licence to work.
Sun Microsystems boss Scott McNealy expects to receive only his basic salary this year, as the slowdown in the IT market means top execs will have to forgo their usual stratospheric bonuses.
Intel's price-cutting programme continues apace, with the next round of reductions due on 27 May, as we first revealed earlier this year (see Pentium 4 price blitz to push out PIII).
The quite reliable hacker tracker attrition.org is reporting that nearly nine thousand machines had been auto-defaced by the sadmind/IIS worm as of Tuesday, making it one of the most effective little scripts ever loosed on the Net.
Microsoft yesterday hit enterprise customers with the expected licensing bombshell, but the big news turned out to be the "simplification" of the company's licensing programmes, rather than subscription-based pricing. That is in the deal, and no doubt we'll be hearing more from it, but the major bottom line of the changes seems to be that enterprise customers will be forced to ship more dollars into Microsoft's coffers, more frequently, via less programmes.
The Great Train robber Ronnie Biggs, who arrived back in the UK four days ago after 36 years on the run, is trying to make ends meet by selling autographed T-shirts, baseball caps and photographs off his Web site.
Cisco has issued an alert warning that a vulnerability in a commonly used routing protocol can be used to bring down service provider's core Internet infrastructure.
Birds in Denmark are warbling new hi-tech songs after learning and picking up tunes from mobile phone ringtones, according to the Danish Ornithological Association.
Intel will ship its 0.13 micron version of the Pentium III - codenamed Tualatin - next month, according to the latest leak of the chip giant's pricing plans.
Electronics Boutique, the US retail giant, is opening up in Scandinavia, on the back of acquisition. The company has bought seven stores in Denmark and one in Norway, all of which will be rebranded as Electronics Boutique.
Thanks to our reader who sent in this version of the Lord's Prayer, reworked for Rambus. The author wants to remain anonymous, but he is already working on updating the lyrics to his Rambus version of Don't cry for me Argentina. ®
Nortel COO Clarence Chandran's life was turned upside dowhen he surprised three burglars in the house in Singapore he was living in at the time. In the ensuing struggle, Chandran was stabbed in the neck and upper abdomen.
D-Link, the Taiwanese networking vendor, is looking for 30 resellers to join its new streamlined partner program. Vendor accreditation programes have become too confusing and too complicated, the company claims. "Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards have become no more than pieces of paper." Provocative, heh?
The client version of WinXP may be called WinXP, and the server version may be called Windows 2002, but as the production artwork comes together in the builds, the family designator of "2002" is starting to get foregrounded. Or alternatively, as our tech sources would have it, the marketing droids are all over the shop when it comes to artwork.
Syscap, the IT lease financing company, is backing a new UK channel award, which will dish out gongs to Technology Innovators, on a monthly basis, culminating with a winner of the year.
Taiwan's mobo makers aren't too keen on Intel's plan to ship 1GHz and 1.1GHz Pentium III processors designed to work with a 100MHz frontside bus.
Managers at WorldCom are undergoing one-day training sessions in order to learn how to make people redundant.
The $6bn US video games market grew 18 per cent in unit shipments and 5 per cent in sales value in Q1, compared with the same period last year. But growth was patchy across product lines.
There's a new sheriff in town at Time Computers. Staff say the two brothers who founded the business, Tahir Mohsan and his half-brother Dr Tariq Mohammed, are no longer calling all the shots. That role is taken by a mystery gentleman called Brian Lynn, the new CEO (not MD, as we reported earlier).
Chip maker and litigious trademark fan Intel has finally decided to sue Intelsat to prevent the satellite telecoms company from using its name in the US and the UK.
The multiplicity of announcements from BT yesterday still has analysts, investors and reporters scratching their heads over what the future holds. Right now, "future" is a big word for the lumbering telecoms giant.
Our little item of Rambus poetry seems to have inspired those of our readers with a lyrical bent to knock out some new rhyming couplets.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) ruled today that BT's Yellow Pages business should be subject to a cap on advertising fees for four years from January 2002.
Updated Virus writers have reached a new low by frustrating a Net campaign to find a missing five year-old Canadian girl.
There's still no word about the future of multi-platform games outfit, Gameplay.
It would hardly have escaped your notice but BT has restructured itself again by splitting in two. All the mobile companies will be demerged as BT Wireless and everything else will be rebranded Future BT.
Compaq has decided to pass on Proxicom, the computer services firm that it was going to buy just a week ago. Q will avoid a bidding battle with Dimension Data, the Anglo-South African networking equipment reseller.
A senior Cisco official has lent her name to an article which praises training methods based on the teachings of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard.
Our sources on the WinXP teleconference DoS story get back to us, sounding worried and shamefaced and stressing that it wasn't IDG that published the phone number after all. You'll recall that Jim Allchin's big announcement of the release date of WinXP yesterday was somewhat blighted by huge numbers of people dialing in, thus making it really difficult for idle hacks with short attention spans (e.g. The Register) to get to hear what Jimbo was saying.
Twenty six years ago the microprocessor revolution found a software catalyst - a tiny BASIC interpreter that ran in 4K of memory. You've probably heard of two of its three authors - Paul Allen and Bill Gates, who'd incorporated the company 'Micro-Soft' in Albuquerque the same year. The third man, Monte Davidoff, isn't nearly as famous. You'll search in vain for an interview on the web with Monte. So we figured we'd set that right.
Judges hearing the appeal of 2600 publisher Eric Corely aka Emmanuel Goldstein, who was barred from posting or even linking to the DeCSS utility last summer by US District Judge Lewis Kaplan, have asked for additional written arguments on whether the lower court violated Corely's First Amendment rights.