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US Senator aims to kill Win XP launch

You'd think it was an election year. US Senator Charles Schumer (Democrat, New York) called a press conference on Capitol Hill Tuesday so reporters might learn just how outraged he is by Win XP's inclusion of Microsoft photography, instant messaging and multimedia apps, which, he believes, will devastate the hardworking little-guy competitors on whose behalf he apparently battles tirelessly.
Thomas C Greene, 25 Jul 2001

Stepstone needs more money

In its broadest hint yet, Stepstone says it can "see a need for further capital before the company reaches profitability".
Drew Cullen, 25 Jul 2001

Elpida: DDR to outsell RDRAM in Q1 2002

Elpida's DDR sales will have caught up with RDRAM shipments by the end of the year and will overtake them during the first three months of 2002, the memory maker said yesterday.
Tony Smith, 25 Jul 2001

Intel to phase out Rambus bundles

Intel has confessed that, yes, it is indeed going to stop bundling RDRAM with its Pentium 4 processors. It's a fair cop, guv.
Tony Smith, 25 Jul 2001

Hewlett-Packard virtualises storage biz

HP is beefing up its storage business through the purchase of StorageApps.
Drew Cullen, 25 Jul 2001

The axe falls at CNET

CNET Networks is to reduce its headcount by a further 15 per cent, on the back of a deteriorating sales outlook for the rest of the year.The layoffs will take place by mid-September.
Linda Harrison, 25 Jul 2001

Mobo makers: Pentium 4 to dominate sales in Q4

Intel is set to launch faster Pentium 4s in Q4 - so much is known from the company's roadmap - but, according to motherboard maker Gigabyte, we can expect further price cuts too.
Tony Smith, 25 Jul 2001

Vodafone drops below Orange and BT Cellnet

Vodafone has released its latest user figures and dropped from number one to number three on the UK. It now has 10.54 million users, compared to Orange's 11.9 million and BT Cellnet's 10.89 million. One2One has 7.6 million and Virgin 1.0 million.
Kieren McCarthy, 25 Jul 2001

‘Microsoft Assport’ going up and down

UpdateOur recent story on the MSN Communities bug, which lets outside surfers browse random image files belonging to Community members, contained a link which ceased to work shortly after we posted it.
Thomas C Greene, 25 Jul 2001

Palm m500 and m505

ReviewPalm set the benchmark for keyboard-free PDAs with the introduction of the PalmPilot. Since then, competition from innovative developers such as Handspring has left the original design looking tired. With its latest devices, however, Palm proves that it's still got what it takes to trounce the competition and keep its customers happy.
PC Advisor, 25 Jul 2001

Microsoft hints at Japanese Xbox delay

Microsoft has admitted that Xbox's Japanese debut will follow the US launch and not take place on the same day as the company had originally suggested.
Tony Smith, 25 Jul 2001

LogoWatch Special How Unix will save the planet

Lester Haines, 25 Jul 2001

Even when MS apes Unix the bugs keep cropping up

Microsoft makes security mistakes even when the software giant tries to emulate the approach to delivering services that Unix vendors take.
John Leyden, 25 Jul 2001

Flashing film star knobs adorn mobiles

Malaysian police have seized a batch of mobile phone covers that display flashing pics of nude Hollywood stars.
Linda Harrison, 25 Jul 2001

Posh Spice police suspect in phone crime

The police said yesterday they were trying to track down a con artist that was compelling people to dial a number but receiving nothing in return - except that is a £1.50 premium-rate charge. We would suggest to the boys in blue that they start their inquiries with Victoria Beckham, wife of footballer David Beckham and formerly talentless pouter in pop group the Spice Girls.
Kieren McCarthy, 25 Jul 2001

VIA Pentium 4 chipset ships to mobo makers

News has surfaced once again that VIA's controversial P4X266 Pentium 4, DDR-based chipset will undercut Intel's own P4, SDRAM-based i845 chipset by 25-30 per cent.
Tony Smith, 25 Jul 2001

24xCD-R, 10xCD-RWs get pumped out

Production of 24x CD-R drives is ramping up and Plextor has kicked in with a CD-RW which offers: 24x CD-R; 10x CD-RW, and 40x CD-read.
Robert Blincoe, 25 Jul 2001

Outsourcing mucks up IT supply chain

Guess what, outsourcing production to contract manufacturers causes more problems than it solves.
Drew Cullen, 25 Jul 2001

SiS Pentium 4 DDR chipset details leak

Details of SiS' official Pentium 4 chipset - as opposed to VIA's unofficial one, see VIA Pentium 4 chipset ships to mobo makers - have emerged on the Web over at Overclockers Workbench.
Tony Smith, 25 Jul 2001

RSA poses $200,000 crypto challenge

RSA Security is running a factoring challenge that offers would-be code breakers a prize of up to $200,000 for finding the two numbers of the kind used to create ultra-secure 2048-bit encryption key.
John Leyden, 25 Jul 2001

BT promotes DIY DSL

BT is planning to allow you, Mr Consumer, to install DSL Internet access from next year. Beats waiting for the monster telco to bother.
Kieren McCarthy, 25 Jul 2001

Metallica wants ‘to share music’

It's official - Metallica supports music sharing and always has.
Tony Smith, 25 Jul 2001

Hotmail fails to block SirCam worm

The anti-virus protection offered by Microsoft's Hotmail service hasn't been updated to protect users against the prolific SirCam worm.
John Leyden, 25 Jul 2001

This is the best Computer Science course in the UK

About a fortnight ago, we got an email from Canadian reader David Powell asking us if we knew any good computer science courses in the UK because he was thinking of popping over here to do one. We hadn't a clue, so we asked you.
Kieren McCarthy, 25 Jul 2001

Be revenues rise 615% to $715,000

Alternative operating system developer Be appears to be pulling away from the brink of oblivion, if its second quarter results, posted this evening, are anything to go by. But it had better find some more paying customers, PDQ.
Tony Smith, 25 Jul 2001

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