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Red Hat pitches open source mobile phone OS

Red Hat is to pitch an open source operating system at smartphones manufacturers - but it won't be Linux. In partnership with 3G Lab, it'll tweak the embedded Cygnus OS (eCos) for use in 3G devices under the name eCos/M3.
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Tiny suffers bitch site

Tiny Computers has managed to bag itself the latest fashion accessory for the 21st Century - a gang of cyber-protestors.

Security fears are barrier for P2P networking take-off

Peer to peer networking is entering the corporate mainstream but users will need convincing that security concerns can be addressed.
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ICL expense fiddler gets 14 months

An ICL programmer has been jailed for 14 months for fiddling his expenses.
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Tualatin cored 1.2GHz PIII gets scoped

HWRoundup Intel has punted out the 0.13 micron PIII processor, based on the Tualatin core, at 1.2GHz. And the hardware sites have had a good look.
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BTopenwoe launches broadband satellite service

BTopenworld has brought forward plans to offer a two-way broadband satellite service providing coverage for more than half the population currently outside the reach of BT's copper-wire DSL service.
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NEC to axe 600 Scottish jobs

NEC is to axe 600 jobs at its Scottish chip plant due to the flaccid DRAM market.
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Adobe DMCA protests spread to UK

Protests against the arrest of jailed Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov have spread oversees. The US Embassy lobby in London will be the focus of a demonstration this coming Friday August 3.
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Who's doing what with enhanced Intel PIIIs

The usual suspects have announced they're building notebooks containing Intel's enhanced mobile PIIIs which arrived yesterday.
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JVC GR-DVP3E

Review Review Small may well be beautiful, but in DV (digital video) camera circles it also tends to mean a trade-off in quality. This preconception may be challenged with the release of JVC's new pocket-sized GR-DVP3E, a tiny yet powerful mini-DV model that has made remarkably few compromises to maintain its Lilliputian dimensions …
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Maxtor brings out 133MBps hard drive interface

Maxtor has announced the release of the Ultra ATA/133 - the next generation of its hard drive interface.
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UMC to sell off chip kit after Q2 loss

United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) has posted net losses of NT$1.9 billion ($46.1 million) for Q2 and warned of choppier waters ahead.
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Freeserve threatens to move operation to Algeria

Freeserve is prepared to move its Internet operation to North Africa unless a tax loophole that saves AOL UK £30 million a year is closed.
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Crucial calcs system builder memory needs

Crucial.com, Micron's online retail subsidiary, has launched an online memory calculator for system builders.
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Microsoft attaches strings to XP desktop real estate giveaway

Microsoft has backtracked on its concessions to free OEMs of restrictions, reopening one of the sores exposed in the AntiTrust case.
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RSA takes a long-term risk on safety

Updated RSA Security, which is best known for its key-token products, has announced a deal to acquire authorisation vendor, Securant Technologies.
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World's first Bavarian cyber beer garden opens

The Germans have come up with what they claim is the world's first Bavarian cyber beer garden.
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Tiny culls US stores

Tiny Computer US closed a large number of showrooms this weekend, effectively reducing the business to a mail order operation.