Reg duped by crime-busting D.I.R.T Trojan
My recent article on the D.I.R.T. (Data Interception by Remote Transmission) Trojan, with which law-enforcement agents can secretly monitor a suspect's computer and which is marketed by surveillance outfit Codex Data Systems, contained several inaccuracies, all of which can be attributed solely to my own lapse in the skepticism for which The Reg in general, and I personally, are known.
Nvidia's nForce to cost $50
ComputexNvidia is going to charge $50 for its nForce integrated graphics chipset, according to mobo makers attending the Computex tradeshow in Taiwan.
Mesh ‘ not looking for general manager’
Mesh, the London-based system builder, called us today to deny that it was looking for a new general manager. Neither had the company approached former general manager Paul Kinsler, or Luke Ireland, Evesham.com's former marketing manager, to run the business. marketing manager John Hendrick said.
VIA's got a PC builder to use its C3 chip
ComputexVIA has got a PC system builder customer for its 750MHz C3 processor.
MS scratches Compaq's back by restricting PocketPC licences
ComputexThe Computex tradeshow in Taiwan has thrown up some very nice examples of PocketPC - aka Windows CE 3.0 - PDAs.
Next-gen ‘iMac 2001’ debuts on Web
ExclusiveIt's amazing what turns up in the post of a morning. Today we received what is claimed to be a piccy of Apple's next iMac. That's all very well and good, but by a clever stroke of luck - or just possibly a Photoshop artist's pen - it even manages to combine three of the current Apple hardware rumours doing the rounds.
Apple settles with iMac ‘cloner’
Apple and iMac-alike PC maker Future Power have finally settled their long-running trade dress dispute.
AMD launches 1.4GHz Athlon
AMD today officially launched its 1.4GHz Athlon and 950MHz Duron chips which went on sale in Japan last week.
Napster signs away its soul
Napster has become a distributor for the music industry's MusicNet venture, putting it on a par with corporate beasts AOL and RealNetworks.
Political parties fail e-lectorate
All three main political parties have failed to address the needs of online voters, according to a survey by the Hansard Society.
Infineon to sell shares to raise investment cash, pay off debt
German chipmaker Infineon has laid plans to sell shares in the US in order to fund investments during a time of deeply declining DRAM prices.
Intel samples 0.13 micron Pentium 4
Intel has begun sampling the 0.13 micron Pentium 4 die-shrink, codenamed Northwood, Taiwanese mobo makers have said.
VIA goes with Pentium 4 chipset despite Intel
VIA stuck two fingers up to Intel yesterday when it launched its long-awaited Pentium 4 chipset, the PX266, without winning the chip giant's approval.
The Tiscali saga uncovered
When, despite having evidence in our hands, Tiscali denied its plans to cull 300 or its 420 UK staff, we felt there was only one way to be certain of what was going on. And that was to talk to the troops on the ground.
Text message alerts planned to stop notebook theft
Laptop owners will soon be able to get text message alerts to warn them that their computer is being stolen.
Aussies revolt over broadband cap
Broadband users down under are revolting after Telstra BigPond decided to cap their usage of the service.
Sun backs development of crash-proof databases
Sun Microsystems has invested $22 million in a firm that is trying to develop crash-free databases.
Microsoft rebuts XP Net instability claims
Microsoft has officially responded to claims made by security consultant Steve Gibson that Windows XP threatens the stability of the Internet thanks to its inclusion on Unix sockets. These 'raw' sockets allow hackers to send thousands of spoof data packets from several PCs at once and launch unstoppable denial-of-service attacks against chosen Web sites.
Intel airs Itanium underpants in public
Intel endured a minor PR cock-up today when a Register story briefly became the focus of a presentation on Itanium.
UK Reseller grabs MS bag
CompetitionThanks to all those UK resellers who entered our competition to win an exclusive laptop overnighter. This authentic leatherette wheeled IT transportation solution was kindly provided by Microsoft to herald the launch of Office XP.
Maths tests for teachers mangled by software glitches
Computer errors during an important maths test has led to many trainee teachers being unfairly labelled as dunces when it comes to sums.
Stand by your VAR
In the current economic climate vendors may be tempted to dump the things they feel aren't really necessary - such as their VARs.
WAPit's scrapped it
UpdatedTop WAP portal and app developer WAPit has filed for bankruptcy after failing to get a second round of financing.
AMD dualies invade Hardware Land
HWRoundupToday is a Dual world. With AMD launching the much anticipated AMD760MP Chipset with the support for dual Athlon based cPUs (2P), there has been a lot of activity all over the Internet. Here are some links.
Rogue computer outfits face swifter action
Trading Standards officers were today threatening swifter action against rogue computer outfits, after being handed fresh powers.
AMD to sample Hammer by year-end
AMD will sample its 64-bit Hammer processor using silicon-on-insulator fabrication technology - and at 0.13 micron since it's part of the roadmapped strategy, we'd guess - by the end of the year, company COO Hector Ruiz said today.
Broadband only good for porn
The sex industry has emerged as the leading sector to develop services for broadband, according to research published by Cambridge-based outfit Analysys.
Excite exits France, Germany and Spain
The MD of Excite Europe has been forced to regret an interview he gave to the FT in which he said he would "rather sell the business for $1 than withdraw from Europe after all the time and money we have invested".
Amazon moves into PC biz
E-tailer Amazon.com is to start selling computers as part of its bid to get out of the red by the end of the year.
Virgin.net for sale
Virgin.net has been thrown into a panic following newspaper reports that the ISP is up for sale.
NEC MobilePro 790
ReviewThe number of PDAs on the market has grown considerably, but the main area of growth has been in the keyboard-free designs that use the Palm or PocketPC OS. While many manufacturers are ditching their clamshell designs in favour of PocketPC, NEC has decided to go the other way with the MobilePro 790.