Palm has turned to two former Apple luminaries to revive its software fortunes. Board member Dave Nagel has been talked into heading up the new PalmOS business as its CEO, and Steve Sakoman fills the CTO seat vacant since Bill Maggs departure earlier this year.
Intel has crossed the 2GHz barrier with the launch of the latest edition of its Pentium 4 processor.
While many Americans and Europeans take computer games far too seriously, the Far East is a constant source of bizarre gaming news stories, from real-life gangsters demanding protection money in massively multiplayer role-playing games to professional Starcraft players earning six-digit salaries and making regular TV appearances alongside footballers and Olympic athletes.
Mesh chose the Bank Holiday weekend to jump the Intel gun slightly and announce its 2GHz P4 machine. It also seems up for a price fight.
Handspring's anticipated pair of new Visors weren't launched last monday, as some sources had suggested, but the company is up to something if pics and details leaked to Palm Infocenter are anything to go by.
Sony's updated Clié PDA isn't the PEG-N750C or the PEG-N760C - it's the PEG-N770C.
The Professional Contractors Group is to take the government to the Court of Appeal over the controversial IR35 tax legislation.
Microsoft has confirmed that the Japanese debut of its Xbox games console has indeed been delayed, to 22 February 2002.
The FBI has been let of the hook in its court case against mobster Nicodemo Scarfo. US District Judge Nicholas Politan has now ruled that the Bureau will not have to reveal precisely how it managed to log evidence that Mr Scarfo was involved in illegal gambling and loan sharking.
Toshiba must undergo a "drastic restructuring" the company's president, Tadashi Okamura, warned on Monday as the company announced it would sack around 17,000 of its staff - 12 per cent of the workforce - around the world, although the bulk of the cuts will be made in Japan.
Cisco has got itself a new top boy for UK and Ireland.
UpdatedAMD has cut its prices. It updated its official processor price list on 20 August, and yesterday it did so again.
An online gift certificate site, Flooz.com, has filed for bankruptcy. This may be because it was the victim of a major credit card scam costing it $300,000.
The BBC has ditched plans to slap adverting on its Web site for non UK-based surfers.
ATI launched the latest chip in its renewed assault against its arch-rival, Nvidia, yesterday: the notebook-oriented Mobility Radeon 7500.
Microsoft has quietly slipped a Universally Unique ID (UUID) into the ISO of build 2600 of Windows XP, thus giving itself the capability of tracking code leaks back to whoever it was that leaked them. News of the UUID's presence originally broke in the Microsoft beta newsgroups, but the matter has been followed up by Steve Gibson of GRC after postings were forwarded to him.
ReviewThe Minolta Dimage 7 is a high-end camera with a price and specification to match. At just over £850 it won't appeal to all, but if you need a good quality single lens reflex device then this Recommended Buy is worth investigating.
The Department of Trade and Industry has applied to the High Court to shut down five computer dealerships - "in the public interest".
If you ever doubted that the legion of Internet consultants rushing around telling Net-ignorant business folk what the World Wide Web means to them have been talking out their respective arses, worry not longer.
Deutsche Telekom has followed a rough week by announcing half-year results almost exactly in line with expectations. For the first half of the year, it has seen a 16.9 per cent rise in revenues (to £14.1 billion) and a 12 per cent rise in profit before interest, tax etc (to £4.5 billion). However, overall it made a net loss of £219 million.
Cypherpunk Jim Bell was convicted of stalking IRS agent Jeff Gordon (who had previously investigated him) back in April, and finally sentenced last week to an incredible ten years in stir and fined $10,000.
WIPO has slapped AOL in the face over the domain Nudescape.com.
Black Box, the acquisition-crazy networking reseller, has bought a cabling company in Cumbria. Based in Dalton-in-Furness, Optech turns over $2m a year approx. Terms are undisclosed.
An eagle eyed reader spotted this gem hidden deep in the promotional bumf for Windows XP.
Intel Developer ForumIntel took the wraps off Project Jackson today, the multi-threaded chip technology we told you about back in February. It's the art of making one processor behave like two or more logical processors, which adds a little extra hardware overhead to the chip but offers the possibility of much better parallelism. And it's probably Chipzilla's biggest design innovation since it put the x86 charabanc on Risc internals with the Pentium.
Intel Developer ForumPeople attending an early morning keynote at the Intel Developers Forum were given a rude awakening today when a senior Intel exec let slip risqué language, which was anything but PC.