AMD touts ‘modest revenue growth’
Hector Ruiz, AMD's chief operating officer (COO), reckons there "is increasing reason to believe that the personal computer market is stabilising," and will return to normal in Q4, the company said today in a statement.
Ingram Micro jettisons 1,000 staff
We have a new euphemism for making lots of people redundant. Step forward, "Business Process Improvement", the term Ingram Micro uses to explain the pink slips it is handing out to 1,000 workers.
Chip sales to fall 14% in 2001
Worldwide chip sales will start to grow again in the second half of the year, preventing a 14 per cent decline in revenues from becoming an utter disaster.
Intel incensed at VIA inflatables
Intel and VIA have been scrapping again, but the source of the dispute wasn't the two fingers VIA gave its giant rival when it launched its Pentium 4 chipset. No, the squabble is all about balloons - Computex advertising balloons.
AOL France calls for LE FRIACO
AOL France has called on incumbent telco, France Telecom, to introduce wholesale flat rate charges for Net access.
PC parrot drives firemen crazy
Firemen wasted over an hour searching an office in the West Midlands for an escaped parrot this week.
Intel's first mid-quarter report to trim sales forecast
Intel is expected to pare back its expectations for Q2 sales when it posts a mid-quarter financial statement later today - a first for the chip giant.
Xpert Systems conducts MBO
Management at Xpert Systems, a networking equipment reseller, has bought the company for an undisclosed sum. The MBO was funded by Lloyds Development Capital.
Hercules 3D Prophet III
ReviewThe Hercules 3D Prophet III is unquestionably the fastest graphics card ever, and it might just be the most attractive to boot. It benefits from all the technological innovations of Nvidia's groundbreaking GeForce 3 chip. For example, the astounding programmable nFinite-FX engine offers games programmers new levels of flexibility and should radically improve previously grey areas in PC graphics, such as human faces and hair. These tools will be integral to the next version of Microsoft's games API, DirectX 8.0, so expect future games titles to take full advantage of the GeForce 3's superlative graphics quality.
A vote for Labour is a vote for Microsoft
Election Day is finally here. There are 659 seats up for grabs and 74 political parties in the contest. It'll be a first-past-for-the-post system so Labour will get an unreasonable majority and be able to do much as it pleases with the country for the next five years.
Meet Slade: he repairs the world's most advanced sex dolls
You may have heard of RealDolls. They are the most advanced and scarily realistic sex dolls you can get. They're made of special silicone skin, come complete with orifices (the third is extra) and can be custom built depending on what shape, colour and look most gets you going (even down the style of pubic hair).
US PC shipments expected to fall 6% in 2001
IDC has cut its forecast for PC shipments, and now expects fewer computers to be sold in the US this year than in 2000.
Goal-ace Beckham becomes gaming hero
England goal-hero David Beckham is poised to be re-invented as the hero of a computer game.
PSINet Europe moves to calm fears
Six days after its US parent filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, PSINet Europe has finally issued a statement to reassure the industry about its future.
Indian flying car shot down – Israeli rival soars
Our recent piece on Indian boffin Rakesh Goel's boast that he will put a flying car into the air by 2004 provoked much discussion among Reg readers.
Excite to exit UK by year end
UpdateExcite@home has denied that it is to close its UK portal operation at the end of the year signalling its retreat from Europe.
Alcatel gets rid of ADSL modem business
Alcatel has agreed to flog off its ADSL modem business to French consumer electronics company Thomson Multimedia.
Welsh cinema spies on mobile phone users
A Welsh cinema has installed hidden cameras to catch and punish the mobile phone users in film audiences.
BTopenwoe in the dock
Tony Holdstock works for Dial Solutions Ltd - a Leeds-based software development company.
Those election games in full
The election has been uninspiring, but at least the creative among us have knocked out a few good games for the peasants to play when it all gets too much. We've covered most of the games before, but just to remind you all.
Pace unveils Dreamcast-based ‘home gateway’
Remember the name 'Pace'? Back at the beginning of February, when Sega first announced that it was pulling out of Dreamcast production, UK-based set-top box maker Pace emerged as the company that would build on the technology Sega left behind, incorporating it, it said, into a 'home gateway' product.
Intel poo-poos VIA Pentium 4 chipset
Intel has denounced VIA's claims to have built a better Pentium 4 chipset than its own 850 product as "bogus".
You've seen RealDoll, now get a load of RealHamster
We've covered RealDoll and RealDoll repairmen but thanks to a particularly disturbed individual, our attention has been drawn to RealHamster.
PC Lemons truth revealed
Two and a half million faulty PCs are shipped to American households per year.
Gateway extends PC price war to UK, Ireland
Gateway today fired its opening salvo in the PC price in the UK and Ireland. The PC maker is promising to beat competitors' prices with its "Gateway Guarantee" - for a limited time promotion.
A brief history of eggverts, by Kibo
Your mail continues to pour in about Robin Southgate's Java Toaster, which we first featured back in March, and revisited in graphic detail on Monday.
HP warns of more cost cuts in wake of weak May sales
Hewlett-Packard yesterday warned sales could miss already lowered estimates due to the IT sales slump hitting on a global level.
The open source IM project Jabber has inked a partnership with voice web outfit Nuance.
SDMI crack team launches preemptive suit
The Princeton University team which rose successfully to the SDMI challenge is asking the US District Court in New Jersey to issue a declaratory judgment absolving them of liability before releasing the results of their research into cracking several anti-piracy technologies.