Gibson/Greene debate ‘good parts’ t'script
RegReader Thomas Johnsen reports that he "downloaded the 3MB sound clip [of the Gibson/Greene debate] and listened to it all. For the benefit of all your readers I have made a transcript which you may put on your fine Web site. This way people with slow connections don't need to download the big file."
Compaq gets clobbered
Compaq has reported a Q2 profit fall of 81 per cent - $67 million down from $362 million a year earlier.
Self-proclaimed hero of the people takes on Dixons
Self-proclaimed hero of the people Abu Abdullaah has vowed to continue his battle against Dixons' customer service, despite losing his protest Web site.
ponders makes 5000 job cuts
UpdatedInfineon has confirmed earlier reports that it plans to cut up to 15 per cent of the company's workforce - 5000 staff in total.
GUS online sales grow threefold
Catalogue retailer Great Universal Stores, the parent company of Jungle.com and Argos, has said its ecommerce sales have jumped threefold.
PS2 Linux Kit heading for the US?
The official PS2 Linux Kit website for Sony Computer Entertainment America consists of the following lines of text:
BT profits slump 71 per cent
BT has released profits of £186 million, down 71 per cent year-on-year. Revenues actually went up 15 per cent to £5.4 billion but thanks to a doubling of debt interest repayment, losses at its European mobile companies and Concert's ongoing money burning, the profits are lower than we've ever seen.
Merde! Alcatel posts massive loss
Alcatel reported second quarter losses that saw it dropping into the red for the first time since 1995, continuing the run of bad results from major telecommunications equipment manufacturers.
Sony chops yearly profit forecast
Sony has cut its profit forecast for the year after reporting lean times in the electronics business in Q1.
Hitachi to ditch CRT monitors
UpdatedHitachi is stopping making CRT monitors, and will just concentrate on flat panel displays.
TSMC profits plunge 98%
TSMC is betting on a major recovery in the semiconductor market over the next six months to save it from plummeting profits and spiralling costs.
France Telecom posts rum revenues
On the same day that BT has posted a 71 per cent drop in profits but a 15 per cent increase in revenues, France Telecom has jumped in with a 33 per cent increase in revenues for its first six months and picked up a 3.2 per cent increase in share price.
Hewlett-Packard to can an extra 6000 jobs
Hewlett-Packard is going to can an extra 6,000 workers and says it expects sales to fall 14-16 per cent year on year in its Q3, ending 31 July.
NTL raises profit predictions for next 2 years
NTL has upped its earnings estimates for the next two years after reporting a rise in Q2 sales.
Cisco cajoles small biz into using the Internet
One in four smaller businesses in UK regard the Internet as a key element in their business strategy, according to research commissioned by Cisco Systems, which brands less enthusiastic firms as 'laggards'.
US boffin enables high speed, non-volatile CPUs
A US researcher has discovered how to furnish the circuits in a microprocessor with super-efficient insulators. The discovery will not only make even higher clock speeds possible but may allow chip companies to build processors that can pick up work exactly where they left off when the power was pulled.
ReviewDVD is currently hyped as the storage medium of the future. Perhaps so, but it has remained prohibitively expensive until recently. Pioneer's DVR-A03 is the first DVD-RW drive to arrive in the our Test Centre, so we were keen to assess the merits of this emerging technology. A quick glance at the specifications reveals the Pioneer to be an incredibly versatile unit. In addition to DVD-R and DVD-RW, it can write CD-R and CD-RW discs, providing backwards compatibility. DVD-RAM, unfortunately, is not supported.
Apple cuts old Power Mac G4 prices
Apple UK has cut the price of the Power Mac G4. Not the sleek new Quicksilver model, unveiled at Macworld Expo New York, you understand, but the older, Graphite version.
VIA to take C3 into Tualatin territory
VIA has hit on an interesting scheme to leverage Intel's plan to phase out the Pentium III processor sooner rather than later: offer a version of its own x86-compatible C3 chip that's pin-compatible with the 0.13 micron Intel Tualatin CPU.
Novatel punts out wireless CDPD Palm modem
Europeans may take great glee at the fragmented US mobile phone coverage, but the marvelous always-on CDPD packet data service is an exception.
Topless tart gets fiesty over Net download record
The battle over the most downloaded woman on the Internet has got hotter with American slapper Danni Ashe declaring her claim to the throne and dissing other international wannabes. Danni takes this very seriously as you can see from her Web site which lists how many times more downloaded she is over every other woman in the world.
7200RPM are the platters that matter for Western Digital
Hard drive boys Western Digital have reported Q4 revenues of $456 million, down on last years $473.9 million.
More great search engines you should check out
Following on from our piece on new search engine Teoma - which we said may make a good rival to Google - we have been emailed a range of other search engines we should check out.
Italian Appeal Court rejects Rambus' request for Micron plant shutdown
The Italian Court of Appeal has thrown out Rambus' motion to have production of SDRAM suspended at Micron's memory plant in Avezano, Italy.
Blowjob-assisted hack defies logic
Our story about a scene in Swordfish where a hacker, played by X-Men star Hugh Jackman, has to hack a system while having a gun pressed against his temple and getting a blow job has produced some interesting feedback.
nForce to generate 10% of Nvidia's 2002 sales
Nvidia is banking on sales of its nForce AMD Athlon-oriented chipset to provide a significant boost to its bottom line - the company reckons nForce sales will account of ten per cent of its revenues next year.
The Reg guide to hackers in film
Our recent stories about the movie Swordfish, which goes on general release in the UK tomorrow have encouraged us to take a look at the whole hacker-film sub-genre.