ComputexThe Computex tradeshow in Taiwan kicked off with industry and trade officials saying how much they need to exploit China's cheap labour, land, and huge market for computers - but not give it enough resources to compete against Taiwan.
ComputexKorean hardware outfit KDS is ploughing a happy field bunging desktop components into its notebook range.
ComputexAMD has introduced its first multiprocessing-capable platform for one- and two-way servers and workstations at the Computex tradeshow in Taiwan.
Scottish broadband outfit iomart is to begin trials of a new DSL service later this summer which will make high-speed Net access accessible for more users.
ComputexMosel Vitelic has been showing off 256Mb DDR SDRAM on its stand at the Computex tradeshow in Taiwan.
Richard Stallman's singular crusade to have Linux christened GNU/Linux got praise from an unexpected quarter yesterday.
ComputexVIA has given a live head-to-head demo of its P4 chipset running against the Intel 850 chipset, using the 3D Mark 2001 bench test software.
JavaOneNorth Americans will, after all, be able to use the world's most coveted phone. Later today we gather, Nokia President Pekka Ala-Pietilä will announce that the 9210 communicator will be tailored for the US market in his keynote at JavaOne in San Francisco.
Labour is to send its second and last election text message tomorrow - just one day before the general election.
Aberdeen University is to set up postgraduate courses in chess which it hopes will lead to the development of supercomputers even smarter at the game than grandmasters like Gary Kasparov.
ASPs, as Application Service Providers are familiarly known, were not so long ago supposed to be the next big channel thing. However, customers have been less ready to commit to ASP-style firms. There has been an inevitable backlash among financial and IT analysts.
Napster has almost reached agreement over a licensing deal with three of the big five record companies.
Internet WorldAt 10 o'clock the doors at Internet World 2001 opened with scores of people eager to get their first peek at the companies on show. A minute later and this hack was witness to the show's first argument.
Speaking in Helsinki yesterday Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wished out loud for an "even deeper partnership with Nokia." This however would not appear to be the first sign of a rapprochement between the two companies - Nokia reps said as far as they were aware, Ballmer wasn't actually meeting anyone from the company this trip. They may even have given the teensiest impression of being largely unaware that Dr Evil was in town in the first place.
IDC has warned Microsoft's enterprise resellers they will need to change their business model if they want to survive the upcoming software licensing changes.
Following the surprise disappearance of anti-spam company ORBS from the Internet, we have received a succinct email from its head Alan Brown over its demise. "I am unable to talk about anything. Alan."
A Northern Irish man has received a suspended prison sentence for counterfeiting games software.
The PC games industry stayed buoyant in the first quarter, with sales up five per cent on the previous year.
iomart, the Scottish broadband provider, is to make up to 50 people redundant, it announced today. The company says it has "launched a consultation process with staff to restructure the organisation".
A recent Federal filing by the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) reveals a massive cull/defection of members, and a small clutch of additions who may in some ways be related. The filing can be seen here, or is mirrored at Cyptome target="new"here.
Xybernaut has selected the ATI Rage Mobility graphics chips to power its new Mobility Assistant wearable computer.
Internet WorldTele2 is to expand its broadband wireless network over the next 12 weeks, the operator announced at Internet World.
Almost half of Europe's dotcom elite are panicking about losing their jobs.
The Roman Catholic Church has ruled out the forgiving of sins online.
Nortel will give the first live demonstration of its OPTera Connect PX photonic switch, at the Supercomm 2001 trade show in Atlanta this week.
The Office of the e-Envoy is now sending out a revised statement on the Government Gateway and its little problem with non Microsoft browsers and operating systems, but Government Gateway Statement2.doc (still in Word format, natch) adds little or nothing to the feast; meanwhile it emerges that e-Envoy Andrew Pinder is a featured speaker at the Digital Britain Summit 2001.
Maxtor has started shipping its 20GB 541DX hard drives to OEMs in volume. It claims the 5400 RPM Ultra ATA/100 hard drive offers a higher areal density than rival products.
JavaOneSun brushed aside the 'Put Java On A Diet' by saying that developers want more, not fewer features. And Register readers overwhelmingly agree with Big Mauve.
The Liberal Democrats should form the next government but are unlikely to, because people are unwilling to question their beliefs.
Here's a site worth checking out - BrainsTrust.co.uk. Pitching itself as the British Onion, it heartily embarks on that grand voyage of satire that had provided some of the most memorable sketches of politicians and celebrities in the last fifty years.
Small businesses in the UK fail to see the business benefits of broadband Internet access, even if it were more readily available.
MunichAMD has announced the multi-processing version of the latest Athlon iteration, based on the Palomino core, and the 760MP chipset that supports it, as predicted by world+dog.
Internet WorldTroubled ISP PSINet has sought to reassure customers that it's still operating in the UK.
Internet WorldFresh from shedding 300 jobs Tiscali UK is making its first public appearance as a newly unified company.
A US outfit has been caught using rivals' trademarks in its Linux Web site metatags.