Apple sees Mac sales grow despite market downturn
Apple posted a small profit last night and, more importantly, saw its unit sales increase year on year.
Intel profits plunge 76 per cent
Intel's earnings plummeted last quarter, its second, falling 76 per cent on last year's Q2 to $854 million (12 cents a share). That figure is 22 per cent down on Q1.
Intel: desktop Pentium III to die before year-end
Intel confirmed last night plans to rapidly replace the Pentium III chip family with the Pentium 4 on the desktop, as we suggested it might last week.
Are you worried that your brain is frying?
Northwestern Bell Phones reckon they have come up with a next generation mobile phone headset which will stop your head frying. It is modelled on a doctor's stethoscope.
FBI ‘loses’ hundreds of laptops and guns
An audit on the FBI has revealed it is missing hundreds of laptop computers, many of which are believed to have been stolen from under the nose of the agency.
BT cleared of rigging Italian 3G auction
BT has been cleared of fixing the Italian auction for 3G licences and now hopes to sell off its 21 per cent stake in Italian mobile company Blu - worth £250 million.
More evidence that the chips are down
The chip industry today got yet another warning not to expect the market to pick up until next year.
Hynix shuts US plant to limit DRAM output
Hynix, the world's third-largest memory maker, will indeed cut back on DRAM production, it admitted yesterday, and will shut down a fab in Oregon for six months to help it weather the poor business conditions in the memory market.
AOL-Time Warner losses shrink
AOL-Time Warner has seen its losses shrink from $924 million a year ago to $734 million this quarter, boosted by an increase in AOL Internet subscriptions.
Compaq to sack two notebook makers?
Compaq may be about to fire two of its four Taiwanese notebook manufacturers, according to sources cited by DigiTimes, part of the PC cloner's plan to cut costs.
3G bankruptcy fears are ‘ludicrous’
3G pessimism may have reached its slough of despair, argue three Spectrum Strategy analysts in an analysis published this week.
Hotmail upgrade will make your life better
UpdatedIf Microsoft is to be believed an upgrade in Hotmail, due to take place today, will make us and the world a better and happier place. Well, it may do if you're a Microsoft shareholder.
Microsoft blesses Java for phones while it hides Java for Windows
While Microsoft has confirmed that latest builds of Windows XP won't support Java, Redmond seems to be keeping quiet about its endorsement of Sun's platform on other devices.
Joker demands $1 million over hoax virus alert
Online comedian Ray Owens has jokingly demanded $1 million compensation from Symantec for publishing one his gags without copyright.
Apple won't ship Mac OS X 10.1 until September
UpdatedApple CEO Steve Jobs has just confirmed the next major upgrade to Mac OS X, 10.1, will not ship until September, as expected.
Apple unveils faster iMacs, Power Mac G4s
UpdatedApple CEO Steve Jobs didn't unveil a completely new iMac, as some observers had expected, but he did announce a speed bump to the existing family.
Travel sites slammed over hidden charges
Travel sites were today slammed for hitting surfers with hidden charges in advertised fares.
Marconi agm kicks off; Simpson holds firm
As expected, the Marconi annual general meeting has been a lively event with a number of furious shareholders calling for the resignation of Lord Simpson (we couldn't possibly comment).
Matsushita pleads with staff to buy their own products
Staff at Matsushita in Japan are being asked to buy the company's products to boost its sales. It's a peculiar Japanese thing, but staff have been encouraged to spend around 10 per cent of their summer bonuses on goods produced by the company - which owns, among other brands, Panasonic.
Oracle didn't help Cisco see the precipice
Marconi isn't the only networking firm whose disastrous failure to spot the downturn in telecoms market might be linked to the shortcoming in its implementation of Oracle's E-Business Suite.
MEP Cashman tries to support pro-spam stance
The British MEP responsible for scrapping an opt-in approach to unsolicited commercial email in the EU has attempted to explain his reasoning in a stock response email.
Attrition performs defacement mirror autopsy
We owe the wittiest and most enjoyable presentation at Blackhat to attrition.org members Jericho and McIntyre, who offered a retrospective on the benefits, aggravations and pitfalls of maintaining a defacement mirror, now that they've ceased updating theirs.