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.
Stepstone needs more money
In its broadest hint yet, Stepstone says it can "see a need for further capital before the company reaches profitability".
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.
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.
Hewlett-Packard virtualises storage biz
HP is beefing up its storage business through the purchase of StorageApps.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
Flashing film star knobs adorn mobiles
Malaysian police have seized a batch of mobile phone covers that display flashing pics of nude Hollywood stars.
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.
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.
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.
Outsourcing mucks up IT supply chain
Guess what, outsourcing production to contract manufacturers causes more problems than it solves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.