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John Prescott's pugilistic prowess has been the toast of the nation and inspired a fair few games. One of the best has to be this one from Rancon.co.uk.
RM, the UK's biggest IT supplier for schools, produced half year sales of £113.7 million up 46 per cent(2000: £78.1m) and PBT up 36 per cent to £2.1m (before amortisation of goodwill).
The French media giant Vivendi Universal will pay $372 million (£259 million) for online music site MP3.com. Which is kinda ironic, seeing as it was the only one of five record companies that refused to settle with the company last year over copyright violation. It got $53.4 million. To the victor goes the spoils.
By 2010 more than half of the world's chip production will be handled through semiconductor foundries as more and more fab-less designers contract out manufacture to designer-less fabs.
The Labour party has finally unveiled its manifesto - the last of the three main parties to do so. And ehat does "Ambitions for Britain" have to say about the IT industry and the Internet?
We've finally got onto the LibDems Web site and read its manifesto (13 chapters - unlucky for some) titled Freedom, Justice, Honesty.
The e-business advisor to the Mayor of London has called on the major political parties to make broadband an election issue.
Somewhat ironically, our attempts to find out what, if anything, the LibDems have put in their manifesto to do with IT and the Internet have been thwarted by the fact that the site is inaccessible.
UpdatedThe LibDems in Wales have cybersquatted on two domains of the Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru. Visit www.plaid-cymru.co.uk and you'll find this entertaining disclaimer: "This site and the domains www.plaid-cymru.co.uk and www.plaid.co.uk are not connected in any way with Plaid Cymru."
Rambus vs MicronRambus' legal tussle with Micron has been put back to late October while the memory technology developer's case against Infineon drags on.
What exactly is the point of Groupe Bull, the French government-backed computer business? If the company were to disappear tomorrow, who, apart from the employees would notice. On the computer systems side it is little more than a rebadger for IBM RS/6000 businesses.
A Church of England Archdeacon has been suspended following his arrest on suspicion of possession of child pornography.
Rambus vs InfineonInfineon will get a mere ten per cent of the punitive damages granted it by the jury in the case brought against the manufacturer by Rambus.
IBM boffins have unlocked a way of quadrupling data density on hard disk drives. The technology is called "antiferromagnetically-coupled (AFC) media,"; it's pretty damn clever, and the first product incorporating AFC ships in volume today.
Compaq today unveiled the Evo range, a set of business computers designed to replacing its Armada and Deskpro brands.
Intel today rolled out the latest incarnations of its mini- and sub-notebook oriented Mobile Pentium III processors and their Celeron siblings, as we predicted earlier this year.
A flaw with a content security product means it could be easily compromised by a maliciously constructed Web page.
The organisers behind a spoof election Web site are hoping that at least one of their candidates can stand in the forthcoming UK general election.
America Online has won an arbitration battle against Aimster, and the music software company must now hand over aimster.com, aimstertv.com and aimstertv.net to the online giant.
Intel finally unveiled its Xeon server processor - codenamed Foster - today, two weeks after it canned the chip's launch at the last minute.
Psion has decided to shut Trivanti - its joint wireless venture with United Business Media - after just a year and with the loss of sixteen staff.
In the past few days another WinXP build, 2474, has leaked out onto IRC, and this time it's acquired an "RC1" tag. Numerous claims have been made that Microsoft's latest protection for product activation has been cracked. According to The Register's sources, however, this is not true - they insist that the current alleged cracks are simply a case of the crackers having managed to confuse themselves.
omponent manufacturer ASUS will not include controversial cheat options in future releases of its video card drivers, according to Belgian news site deCURSOR.
Sage is plumping up its US product portfolio with Platinum for Windows, a 'mid-market' accountancy software package.
Kewill Systems, the UK ERP vendor, has bought Alliance Manufacturing Software International - or to be more precise, its assets.
Britain's first-time voters know more about computer game characters such as Lara Croft and Sonic the Hedgehog than they do about politicians, according to a survey conducted by High Street electrical retailer Dixons.
Mobile phone thieves in London may soon be under text message bombardment from the police.
Dell has hopped on Intel's Xeon bandwagon and announced a workstation based on the chip giant's latest CPU.
The LibDems in Wales have been forced to close an anti-Plaid Cymru Web site because of election rules.
Hewlett Packard today kicks off a fee-based recycling scheme in the US that offers to take unwanted computers from any manufacturer.
Microsoft has posted a warning for Win2K users regarding Roxio's Easy CD Creator which is causing PCs to crash and the dreaded blue screen of death to appear.
Microsoft has launched a channel accreditation just for Car Vars. Automotive Solution Providers will supply consulting and integration services around the Windows CE for Automotive (WCEfA) platform.
Alan Sugar has given £200,000 to the Labour party's election campaign.
Vietnam remained the top country for counterfeit software last year, with a 97 per cent piracy rate.
When you see the word "aimster", do you think that it's a daft word for someone aiming at something or do you think "America Online Instant Messenger-ster"?
We've received anecdotal reports from Exchange2K users having no alternative but remove Win2K SP2 to make Exchange work again.
The Home Secretary Jack Straw has decided to make Internet paedophiles an election issue by announcing government plans for Internet banning orders on people who falsely portray themselves as teenagers.
Games developers need to rethink their programming strategies and focus more on originality than fancy technology. That's the message from outspoken 3D Realms programmer Brandon Reinhart, writing about his experience at this year's E3 trade show.
HWRoundupHow many CPU coolers does a man need? In Thomas Pabst's case the answer is 46. Which seems a bit greedy to us. But the good doctor puts them to good use in what he describes as the "most extensive comparative test of all time". You can see how he got on here.
Popular Internet security site attrition.org has reluctantly decided to cease maintaining its defaced Web-page mirrors because the burden of keeping up with all the busy crackers out there has finally become intolerable.
Nintendo didn't get to where it is today - "History's most successful video game manufacturer today" (yes, but what about tomorrow?) - without knowing a trick or ten about marketing.