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Nvidia's nForce chipset unwrapped

Computex Nvidia has demoed its Xbox-derived PC chipset, nForce, at the Computex tradeshow in Taiwan, as we predicted.
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Tiscali UK in stick up

The outgoing hordes from LibertySurf UK made redundant last week have left a wee gift for the new occupants of their offices in Artillery Lane, London.
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101 uses for an illuminated keyboard

It was typically cynical of Reg news editor Rob 'The Pond' Blincoe to question wearily who on earth might want to use an illuminated keyboard. In his recent piece - Light up my keyboard, he ill-advisedly noted that one manufacturer of such frivolities 'doesn't explain why you might be in a dark room full of people and …
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CSC wins $240m Schroder outsourcing deal

Schroders is expected to announce today the outsourcing of its IT operations to Computer Science Corporation, the FT reports.
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When will Nvidia's nForce support Intel chips?

Computex It doesn't look like we'll see Nvidia's nForce integrated graphics chipset supporting Intel processors anytime soon.
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Mac OS X crashes: Radeon not guilty

Learning to live with Mac OS X Fellow Mac OS X adopters who have bought - or are thinking of buying - ATI's retail Radeon graphics card can rest assured: Radeon Mac Edition is supported by Mac OS X - despite all my curmudgeonly complaints that it wasn't.
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Trojan lets cyber-cops plant bogus evidence

Note: This story contains incomplete and inaccurate data. Please see my explanation and partial retraction for the latest and most accurate information. -- TCG
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Infineon lets Rambus retain SDRAM patents

Infineon does not want a Federal Judge to invalidate Rambus' SDRAM patents.
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HP PC biz to 'lose $100m' in 2001

Hewlett-Packard is set to lose $100 million from its PC operation in 2001, according to Goldman Sachs, Sunday Business reports.
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David Elstein to chair Silicon.com

David Elstein, former Channel 5 boss, is joining Silicon.com as non-exec chairman, The Sunday Times reports.
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Cisco eyes up Marconi

Cisco Systems is considering making a £12 billion offer for British telecoms equipment maker Marconi.
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Sun Cobalt Qube 3

Review Cobalt may not be a familiar name, but it's been producing server appliances since 1997. Bought last year by Sun, its focus remains the same - selling easy-to manage packages, rather than intimidating devices that require an enormous amount of skill, expertise and time.
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E-lection is turn-off (except for ridicule)

Britain's first "e-lection" has been a flop, according to the thinkers at The Industrial Society.
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NASA scramjet crashes and burns

NASA's hypersonic scramjet project suffered a major setback on June 2 when its unpiloted X-43A research aircraft was destroyed shortly after release from a B-52.
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E-government project doomed to fail

The government's 2005 deadline for getting all government services on the Internet is "doomed to fail", says a report prepared by lobby group Eurim.
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Broadband Canada outperforms broadband US

Canada has double the broadband penetration compared to the US, according to a survey by Kinetic Strategies Inc.
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Labour chases the hard drinking, hard texting voter

The Labour Party went all out at the weekend to woo the hard-drinking, hard-texting voter.
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India to levitate flying car

An Indian boffin appears to have got the jump on his US counterparts with a 12-rotor jambusting flying car.
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NetWare p/w bug is ‘not in real world’

Novell has downplayed the significance of a NetWare 5.x bug which could result in an admin password being left in plain text on a server. Crackers, it says, would not be able to access the relevant file in the first place.
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Intel to release Brookdale ‘earlier than October’

Intel aims to release the 845 chipset which enables cheaper memory to run with Pentium 4, "earlier than October," Bill M Siu, an Intel veep, told Bloomberg.
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ORBS is dead. Again.

Anti-spam site ORBS has vanished from the Internet, leaving just the line: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, the ORBS website is no longer available". Its phone has been disconnected. And we can't find one person that can tell us what is going on (the fact that it's in the early hours in New Zealand at the moment doesn't help).
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Fasthosts redundancy redundant

Users of hosting service Fasthosts are complaining the service was unavailable again today - just days after an extended outage last week.
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AI software in ‘Right Stuff’ space challenge

NASA boffins have declared their intention to hand over control of three satellites to artificial intelligence software. The project, planned for 2002, will see the Continuous Activity Scheduling, Planning Execution and Replanning (CASPER) software take full responsibility for the operation of the miniature satellites. …
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Kill the Tory Invaders

Here's another political online game for you to enjoy - Tory Invaders.
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Nvidia to offer GeForce 3-based nForce in 18-24 months

Nvidia will release a version of its nForce chipset - formerly known as Crush - powered by GeForce 3 graphics technology in under two years' time.
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Zipcom buys HighwayOne

Telecoms operator Zipcom plc has acquired UK-based HighwayOne for £900,000, the company confirmed today.
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Dead voters and cyberspace embroiled in election fraud worries

Fresh fears were raised over election fraud today after an experiment using the Internet, the post office, and dead voters.
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Nvidia accused of ‘heavy handed’ tactics

Nvidia is using Intel-style tactics to help maintain its leadership of the PC graphics market, sources close to Taiwan's graphics card manufacturers have claimed.
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AMD extending 3D Now! even further?

AMD is working on further extensions to its x86 instruction set, according to an Nvidia staffer.

Text messaging election poll kicks off tomorrow

That text messaging election poll we wrote about a week or so ago is due to kick off tomorrow. Why are we telling you again? Because we've had the press relations woman from Boltblue on the phone assuring us that you don't have to register with the company to vote.
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ATI signs Acer subsidiary as board maker

ATI has signed its first third-party graphics card alliance, with Acer's DMS unit. The deal gives Acer-DMS - which the parent company is in the process of spinning off - manufacturing and worldwide distribution rights to ATI's graphics chips.
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IT services firms should be ‘boring and profitable’

Sales in the UK IT services and software market grew less than ten per cent last year, according to a report out this week.
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Security expert waves DDoS white flag

Security expert Steve Gibson has posted a plea on his Web site grc.com for hackers to leave him alone.
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Hardware Land joins the Computex Crush

HWRoundup Today was the first day of Computex. And Hardware Land is going into hyperdrive.
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Archos JukeBox 6000

Review MP3 players look set to take the place of personal CD players as our portable music device of choice. One of the key reasons for this is the ability to store literally hundreds of tracks on a single unit. However, in order to house your CD collection on a portable MP3 player you’ll need plenty of storage. That's where devices like the Archos JukeBox 6000, which combines an MP3 player with hard drive, come in.
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Yahoo! Finest! Invade! Ibiza!

Register spies are everywhere, including Club Med in Ibiza. And they dish the dirt (disappointingly little in this case). But it just goes to show that you cannot be too careful when you are playing away, so to speak, as this report shows.
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All your vote are belong to us

Yep. It was inevitable but still worth looking at. The now legendary All You Base are Belong to Us animation has been given the election treatment.
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Sayanora to SAN Squabbles

The heavy hitters in the storage marketplace are getting together to make sure their kit can work together when firms build storage area networks (SANs).
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US boy caged for drawing gun in class

An 11-year-old has been removed from his Elementary school in Oldsmar, US, after he drew a gun in the classroom, the St Petersburg Times Online reports. The school authorities, feeling that the boy posed a real and present danger to his schoolmates, alerted the campus police who restrained him "for his own safety."
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Computer Weakly advertiser hurls email abuse

We all know infuriating ads can be - especially when they're glued onto the front cover of a magazine.
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Alldas.de told to look for another home

Defacement mirror Alldas.de is looking for a new home after its ISP was subject to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack over the weekend.
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Black Box buys London reseller

Black Box Corporation, the acquisition-mad US networking equipment reseller, has bought a small dealership in London, for an undisclosed price.
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Little Sage beats Big Sage in US courts

Oops! Sage, the accounting software giant, has got a bit of branding trouble on its hands: a US court ruled that it has infringed the trademark of a Dallas-based software business.
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Bread as a display device – we have pictures

JavaOne The most impressive Java gadget we've seen makes its debut more than 5000 miles away from this week's JavaOne Conference in San Francisco.
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End this Java Bloatware Madness! – developers

JavaOne A petition calling for Sun to put Java on a diet has struck a chord with developers.