Affinity Internet munches Blue Carrots
Affinity Internet has scooped up the assets of niche ISP Blue Carrots for approx. £700K.
MS eases up on WinXP photos, Passport – but only sort of
It's concessions a-go-go for Microsoft this week - or is it? Today, according to the WSJ, the company intends to take some of the sting out of Windows XP's photo capabilities (thus, it hopes, mollifying Kodak), and just a few days ago it cut back on the amount of information you need to supply in order to sign up for its Passport authentication service.
Fear and Loathing in the co-lo cabinets
Nightclub shootings by Reg Towers, as happened last week, certainly didn't impress this staffer. I live in Hackney and frankly, if I want nightclub shootings there's absolutely no need for me to travel into the West End to get them. Plus if the psychotic Hackney Yardie gangster with a spray and pray gets narked in a nightclub queue, he's going to do a heap more damage than just wing a bouncer. Basically, I'm underwhelmed. And there are other jolly features of living in Hackney too — for instance, it's horribly close to the physical location of The Reg servers in Aldgate. Horribly, horribly...
Redstone hit by DTI/FSA investigation
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) are investigating troubled broadband telco, Redstone Telecom, over whether it kept investors properly informed over price-sensitive information, today's Independent reported.
Think tank urges face-scanning of the masses
The famous Rand Organization, a putatively non-partisan think tank, has come out in favor of using face-scanning technology to violate the privacy of the innocent masses in search of -- you guessed it -- terrorists and pedophiles, the two most detested fringe-groups on the planet.
Rambus must pay Infineon $7.12m
Rambus must pay Infineon $7.12 million in legal fees, the US District Court of Virginia ruled late last week.
Buy.com confirms Intel's next price cuts, 2GHz P4
Intel's upcoming 2GHz Pentium 4 has begun to appear on Web retailers' catalogues ready for its official release on 26 August - in just under two weeks' time.
BT to completely write-off Concert?
BT may write off the entire Concert joint venture with AT&T, at a cost of £1.2 billion, according to the Mail on Sunday.
FBI swoop on $10.5m software piracy gang
A gang of four suspected software pirates were arrested in a raid by FBI agents in Los Angeles last week. Counterfeit Microsoft software worth an estimated $10.5 million was seized.
More ‘Palm ate my PC’ cases emerge
Palm's line on the 'Palm ate my PC' affair is clear-cut: "Palm is not aware of any HotSync operation that will cause damage to computer motherboards," said a company spokeswoman late last week.
Creative Tech to ship Audigy next month
Creative Technology has confirmed it will release its next-generation audio card, Sound Blaster Audigy, in September, as part of a plan to refocus the company's efforts on sound products.
Bill Gates spells out the future
Bill Gates has spelt out what he believes is the future in the Sunday Times this week. The article was sparked by the 20th birthday of the PC, reported widely since Billy Boy and Andy Grove got together to say how wonderful it was - and by extension, how wonderful they are.
Stelios fails to show outside AOL UK
Cybercafe chain - easyEverything - appears to have bottled plans to park its advertising lorry outside AOL UK's headquarters.
Haymarket suspends the net
Haymarket is to suspend publication of its flagship Internet monthly magazine the net, blaming the advertising slump.
NTL to shut Welsh call centre
Around 70 staff are expected to lose their jobs at NTL's call centre in Newport, South Wales.
Hunt for Code Red authors turns into witch hunt
Reports that the author of the infamous Code Red worm belong to virus writing group 29A have been comprehensively refuted by hacking groups and security experts alike.
Nikon Coolpix 995
ReviewThe last Coolpix model we reviewed didn't fare too well. However, it seems Nikon may have listened to our criticisms because the 995 irons out some of the problems we had with its predecessor.
TSMC, UMC July sales: no better than June
If the semiconductor industry is going to recover during the second half of the year, it had better get a move on. Initial data from the world's top two chip foundries, TSMC and UMC, suggest the turnaround hasn't started yet.
Prostitutes inspire Russia e-government plans
Net-literate prostitutes have shamed Russia's government into putting up Web sites for their various offices. The number of Web sites produced by Russian tarts has caused a senior official at the Kremlin, Alexei Violin, to order government bodies to shape up and follow their lead.
AOL dismisses job cuts claims
AOL has brushed aside reports of impending job losses at its US HQ as "just rumours".
CNET sneaks in European presence
CNET is taking the softly softly route to establishing its brand across Europe by launching local entry pages to its news.com site.
Emails will prove vital to Hamiltons' rape denial
Emails look as though they will be the vital evidence in the bizarre rape claims surrounding disgraced former MP Neil Hamilton and his wife.
Japan implicated in Kiwi hacking probe
A Japanese government agency has been implicated in attempts to hack into a medical research institute in New Zealand.
NeonHippo launches FRIACO service
Birmingham-based NeonHippo is attempting to buck the current trend towards market consolidation among ISPs and launch a new branded unmetered access service.
Trojan Room coffee pot sells for £3,350
UpdatedThe famous Trojan Room coffee pot has been sold for £3,350.00.
Badgers ate my phone line
The Reg has had its share of drive-by shootings, Cisco fiascos and co-lo catastrophes over the last week.
Ex-Panrix boss launches micro PC assault on UK
Former-Panrix boss Simon Panesar has reappeared in the UK computer market - this time selling ultra-small PCs.