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Shareholders sue Rambus

Having been stung with a $7.12 million payment to cover Infineon's legal expenses, Rambus now faces the prospect of further payouts to its own shareholders.
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ATI unveils Radeon 8500, 7500

Updated ATI didn't surprise anyone by announcing its latest generation of graphics card today, but it did astound almost everyone by not calling the new products Radeon 2.
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Nvidia lost 13% marketshare in Q2

ATI appears to be winning back the marketshare it has lost to its arch-rival, Nvidia, over the last year or so.
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US broadband row gets louder

A bitter war of words is raging in the US over the roll-out of broadband services across the country.
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Handspring to update Visor line RSN

Palm-based PDA maker Handspring is preparing some new models and price cuts to help it win back customers after a disastrous second quarter.
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You just have to check this out

Updated It's not often that we recommend some complete craziness on the Internet - in fact we have been doing it far less frequently of late, which may be a sad indication of how creativity has dried up on the modern Internet. However...
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IBM ditches AMD in US, Europe

IBM has confirmed it is no longer selling PCs based on AMD processors in North America and Europe - and hasn't done so since May.
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Christine Hamilton moans about ‘Mr Plod’ reading her emails

Christine Hamilton, wife of disgraced former MP Neil Hamilton and one of three people being investigated over rape claims, has continued her public whinging about her and her husband's treatment by attacking "Mr Plod" for reading her emails.
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Tiny shifts PC manufacturing to Scotland

Tiny Computers is to pull its manufacturing facilities from China and shift them to Scotland.
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Tech funds dry up as VCs take a holiday

Venture capitalists continue to desert the US technology sector, according to research published by PricewaterhouseCoopers and VentureOne. PwC reckons that this year $30 billion will be invested in tech companies, compared to $89 billion last year.
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Blueyonder to launch new games site

Blueyonder is to launch a new broadband games and entertainment site in September in a bid to show-off the potential for hi-speed Net services.
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Fat cat severance packages for Lucent bosses

Details have emerged of a multi-million dollar severance package that struggling telecoms equipment manufacturer Lucent has paid out to its formed chief executive, Richard McGinn.
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Microsoft lays into Oracle (and Sun)

Interview IT-Analysis spoke to Gordon Mangione, the vice-president of Microsoft's SQL Server Team, about SQL Server and where he sees it in the market.
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Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook S-4572

Review The LifeBook S-4572 only just scrapes in under the heading of Budget notebook at £1499, but this high price is partly compensated for by a few extras. The most notable of these is a combined DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive - the first we've seen at this price. The drive offers eight-speed DVD playback and 24-/8-/4-speed read/write/rewrite facilities.
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MBO planned for Gateway UK and Ireland?

Plans for an MBO are afoot at Gateway's UK and Irish operations, we believe.
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Nokia 9210 Communicator – any good?

Reg Smartphone Roundup The BOFH wonderphone, the much anticipated first Symbian open phone, has got off to a very shaky start. We've been using the 9210 for several weeks now and have to conclude that users should hold off for future revisions - although the interest piqued by this spectacular communicator (and the vast marketing campaign that goes with it) is in part justified.
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Mystery of crashing HP printers solved?

A DoS vulnerability with the installation and management software used on HP's line of commercial print servers has been reported.
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RIPA Code of Practice goes out to public consultation

The Home Office finally put the Code of Practice for the RIP Act out to public consultation yesterday - more than a year after the Act received Royal Assent.
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US Net use increases

US Net users are spending more time online each month, according to the latest stats from Jupiter Media Metrix (JMM).
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Linux game maker Loki runs out of cash

Loki Software, which specialised in porting A-class PC games to Linux, has filed for bankruptcy.
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Nvidia eyes mobile workstation market with Quadro 2 Go

Nvidia today introduced a mobile version of its workstation-class graphics processor the GeForce Quadra, the latest push in the company's war to win control of the mobile graphics market away from arch-rival ATI.
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AOL job cut speculation rises to 1,000

There's growing fears that AOL-Time Warner is about to make up to 1,000 people redundant at its online division.
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Nintendo chief speaks

With Nintendo's preparations for SpaceWorld 2001 in full swing, Japanese magazine GB-Advance caught up with director Satoru Iwata to discuss third-party relations, software strategies and more. Among comments about the GameCube's successful reception at E3 and his thoughts on how the software lineup conveys "Nintendo's philosophy in motion", Iwata made some interesting comments on N64 sequels, the largely first-party software line-up and the proposed modem add-on.
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UK govt slammed for sucking up to Compaq

The government is under attack for excluding British companies from a multi-million pound contract to dish out computers to MPs.
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I beg your pardon, I never promised you a (Princess Di) rose garden

An American businesswoman, Bonnie Masterson, has caused some bristling of skirts in England's gardens through the promotion of a rose garden in commemoration of the late Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales.
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IT giants whacked by Code Red

The IT industry has demonstrated its fumbling approach to dealing with major security issues once again with the outbreak of the Code Red worm.