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Security geek developing WinXP raw socket exploit

Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!    -- Matthew 3:2
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PC downturn hits Northamber

Northamber, the pan-UK distie, says that sales will be £20m less than previously expected.
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Rage triumphs with Money Machine

Rage Software, the British games software house, has obtained a £20m credit line -enough funds it says to "fully pursue its strategy of self-publishing".
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Psion goes Swiss with wireless LAN venture

Psion has created a new services division to widen the appeal of its industrial and enterprise Teklogix division.
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VIA CEO wants USB 2.0 killed off

VIA president and CEO Wenchi Chen is calling on companies to bury the USB 2.0 connectivity technology.
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Apple preps Mac OS 9.2 successor

Mac Rumour Roundup As Mac OS 9.2, codenamed Moonlight, nears its final release, Apple is working on its successor, Starlight, according to sources cited by Think Secret.
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Seagate leapfrogs data density rivals

Seagate is claiming a world areal density record with the latest U Series hard drive.
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Time Computers maverick staff site is here

Updated If you want to check out the highly entertaining website, which airs the views of current and ex Time Computers' employees, click here.
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Douglas Alexander is the new e-minister

The new e-minister has been named and it's the MP for the safe seat of Paisley South, Scotland, Douglas Alexander. Who the hell is he you ask? More importantly, what does he know about the Internet?
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AMD preps slimline Athlons for slimline PCs

AMD is set to release a series of Athlon and Duron processors aimed at power-limited applications called Slim Form Factor (SFF) parts.
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Motorola unveils 200MHz ARM-based Palm processor

Motorola has officially announced the ARM-based addition to its Palm-powering Dragonball processor family.
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Verbatim's got CD-Rs certified for 24x recording

Updated Verbatim is claiming its got the industry's first CD-R discs certified for full-speed 24x recording.
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HP slashes Intel server prices

HP is shaving prices on Intel-based NetServer prices from 3 per cent to 22 per cent in the US, CRN reports.
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AMD ‘on track’ for 30% marketshare, claims exec

AMD reckons it really will achieve its goal of a 30 per cent share of the worldwide microprocessor market by the end of the year.
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Hynix boosts DDR SDRAM production

Hynix is increasing its DDR SDRAM production with its eye on a 50 per cent share of the market by the end of the year, the company said yesterday.
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EU to investigate anti-trust Internet music companies

The European Union is investigating whether the big five record companies' online music ventures are involved in anti-competitive activity.
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Rambus damns fraud trial as a ‘miscarriage of justice’

Rambus vs Infineon Rambus has asked the US court to re-try its action against Infineon on the grounds that the jury's support of the chip maker's fraud allegations against it was perverse.
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Blair's hired the wrong e-minister by mistake!

Tony Blair has made a terrible error in hiring Douglas Alexander as e-minister - he actually meant to hire Douglas' sister Wendy.
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NEC Versa UltraLite

Review April's PC Advisor saw Transmeta's Crusoe mobile processor enter the market with more of a whimper than a bang. After tempting the PC market with its claims of high performance twinned with hugely increased battery life, it was undermined by the limitations of current benchmarking methods.
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What, exactly, is the point of TechWeb?

TechWeb has gone live with its rethink on the IT portal. The design is uncluttered and the content is very corporate ComputerWorld territory. But the inability to track news by day (it's organised by content category) is frustrating.
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MemoWatch Lucent in fiscal clampdown

The Vulture Central MemoWatch team recently published an internal email from Lucent's Henry Schacht illustrating the company's money woes.
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World Online/Tiscali sued for £10m

Online personal finance outfit Globalnet Financial is suing Tiscali subsidiary WorldOnline for £10 million.
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Martians invade Canada

The Xybernaut Corporation, of Fairfax, Virginia, has announced that it will be providing mobile wearable computing systems for a future conquest of Mars. The company's kit will be field tested as part of the 2001 Haughton-Mars Project (HMP). The NASA and SETI funded project is intended to test men and machines in …
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429 million people use the Net

Some 429 million people have Net access in the world according to the latest Nielsen/NetRatings stats.
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Colombia makes bid for domain domination

Colombia is planning to become the new sexy alternative to the top-ranking .com domain. Its owns the .co ccTLD and is looking to make the most of it.
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NEC's selling 61-inch plasma displays

NEC is starting selling monster sized 61-inch plasma display monitors in Japan from 23 July.
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Net users are saddos

People prefer to stay at home rather than go out and enjoy themselves, claims a new report by Telewest.
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Nokia shares tumble 20 per cent on profit warning

Nokia's shares have dropped over 20 per cent today following an unexpected profit warning from the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer.

BT and Deutsche Telekom announce 3G sharing scheme

BT and Deutsche Telekom announced this morning they will share their 3G infrastructures in both Germany and the UK, saving them each between £1.2 billion and £2 billion.
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Dell is ditching 275 UK and Irish staff

Dell is canning 275 workers in the UK and Ireland.
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Palm to split – official

Palm CEO Carl Yankowski took a step towards resolving the company's Apple-like dilemma today by saying that Palm would rid itself of either its hardware or software business. He just wouldn't say which.
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HP sharpens low-power server Blades

HP will roll out kit based on the server buzzword du jour, "blade" technology, later this year.
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WinXP IE6 spells death for Doubleclick – and a boost for MSN?

Internet Explorer 6 will spell doom for Doubleclick, and by some strange coincidence will provide a massive boost for Microsoft's own MSN/.NET activities, according to a source at a major international financial organisation. The organisation in question, says our source, has read the runes, noted that the Doubleclick tracking cookies it currently uses (copiously) across its sites bounce off IE6, and is poised to switch to the alternative offered by those nice people at Microsoft.
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US Supremes: Hi-tech surveillance is out

The US Supreme Court ruled that nosy cops and Feds must obtain a warrant to carry out remote surveillance of a suspect's house by means of radiation detection apparatus, according to a five/four decision issued Tuesday.