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HP-Compaq merger – readers speak their minds

Princess Fiorina kisses the Ugly Frog
Andrew Orlowski, 07 Sep 2001
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Reg ‘hippie tree-huggers’ take a hammering

Cisco Borgs are super frugal
Linda Harrison, 07 Sep 2001
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‘Just stop acting like some conclusive bumpkin’

Stephen Hawking predicts cyborg ascendancy
Linda Harrison, 07 Sep 2001
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FOTW Hawking stalking

Stephen Hawking predicts cyborg ascendancy
Linda Harrison, 07 Sep 2001
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SanDisk con scribe needs a slap

Readers Letters SanDisk redefines 'megabyte' in capacity con
Linda Harrison, 07 Sep 2001
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Vodafone 3G phones won't give you video

Vodafone's 3G phones won't provide consumers with one of the main selling points of the next-generation technology - video - because its network will not be able to support the speeds required.
Kieren McCarthy, 07 Sep 2001
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Apple a ‘cash machine’ – CFO

Apple is sticking to its previous forecasts of a small increase in Q4 sales and shipments over Q3, accompanied by a slight increase in earnings, CFO Fred Anderson tacitly said yesterday. The company's fourth quarter end on 30 September.
Tony Smith, 07 Sep 2001
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First Quicksilver Power Mac G4 server slips out

Apple is replacing its old Graphite Power Mac G4 servers will up-to-date Quicksilver models, as predicted, but sooner rather than later.
Tony Smith, 07 Sep 2001
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Intel Q3 sales to hit $6.5bn – CFO

Intel CFO Andy Bryant last night reiterated the company's forecast that its Q3 sales revenue will fall within his previously stated $6.2-6.8 billion range, probably just below the midpoint figure of $6.5 billion.
Tony Smith, 07 Sep 2001
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BT gets ready to terminate Net access abusers

BTinternet has issued a final warning to some 270 Net users it claims are abusing its dial-up service and will terminate their accounts if they do not curtail their online activities.
Tim Richardson, 07 Sep 2001
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Hynix rids itself of LCD plant for $650m

Troubled memory maker Hynix has flogged off its LCD operation to a Taiwanese company for $650 million.
Tony Smith, 07 Sep 2001
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Microsoft preps ‘Xbox 2’ as home entertainment hub

Microsoft is already putting the finishing touches to its next home entertainment product: a more multimedia, less games-oriented alternative to Xbox, codenamed HomeStation.
Tony Smith, 07 Sep 2001
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The insider's guide to the ICANN meeting

For the next four or so days, we will be offering you an exclusive insider's guide to the ICANN meeting in Uruguay. It should prove an interesting meeting and is sparking more press interest than ever before as people finally wake up to the realities of the situation.
Kieren McCarthy, 07 Sep 2001
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AOL UK shuts down Netscape Online

Fifty jobs are under threat at AOL UK following a decision to scrap its subscription-free ISP Netscape Online.
Tim Richardson, 07 Sep 2001
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First-e goes titsup.com

Online bank first-e is to shut up shop after failing to attract enough customers.
Linda Harrison, 07 Sep 2001
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Afilias founder company quits over .info cock-up

PSI-Japan, one of the main founder members of the Afilias conglomeration chosen to run the new .info top-level domain names will sell its entire stake in the company in response to its bungled handling of the "sunrise" registration period for trademark holders.
Kieren McCarthy, 07 Sep 2001
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Euro spam vote in limbo

The European parliament has bungled its latest attempt to outlaw spam.
Tim Richardson, 07 Sep 2001
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Guernsey retailer jailed for Sunday trading

A Guernsey retailer has gone to prison as part of his stand to change the Channel Islands Sunday Trading laws.
Robert Blincoe, 07 Sep 2001
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Linux Trojan spotted in the wild

A Linux-based Trojan, which security experts believe may have originated in the UK, has been spotted on the Net.
John Leyden, 07 Sep 2001

MS PocketPC 2002 kills Hitachi, MIPS support

Microsoft has dropped support for two of the three processor platforms using the PocketPC operating system. The latest version of the OS, announced yesterday, will run on ARM-based CPUs but not Hitachi's SH-3 or MIPS chips.
Tony Smith, 07 Sep 2001
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Sega aims to take 15% of Japanese, US markets

Sega aims to grab a 15 per cent share of the game software market in Japan and the US during the 2003-4 business year, and 12 per cent of the European arena. COO Tetsu Kayama said that Sega's goal "is to become the world's largest game software provider".
Eurogamer.net, 07 Sep 2001
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Acer TravelMate 210

Review Acer is a big player in the notebook market, making products for many better-known brands. And, despite a fat-cat customer base, it also has some genuine bargains for the more cost-conscious buyer. We tested the TravelMate 210, one of Acer's low-cost models, to see what sort of a notebook you get for under £650. As you might expect, there are plenty of compromises made at this price point.
PC Advisor, 07 Sep 2001
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Security found wanting in Outlook Express 6

The security features of Outlook Express 6 can be easily fooled, according to this posting on security mailing list BugTraq .
John Leyden, 07 Sep 2001
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UMC's August sales up… just about

Taiwan's UMC, the world's second largest chip foundry, behind TSMC, saw sales rise last month by a meagre 0.7 per cent over July's figure.
Tony Smith, 07 Sep 2001
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ICANN: Mexican stand-off in Montevideo

ICANN meeting In this, the second part of our exclusive diary from the ICANN meeting in Uruguay, top man at New.net Andy Duff goes on a tour of the troops and catches a lift ride with one of the enemy before the festivities kick off tomorrow.
Kieren McCarthy, 07 Sep 2001
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Intel to launch i845 ‘Brookdale’ on Monday

Intel will make the second of two moves to drive the Pentium 4 into the mainstream and low-end of the PC market on Monday when it formally launches its i845 chipset.
Tony Smith, 07 Sep 2001
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PowerVR preps Kyro Linux drivers

PowerVR, the company behind the PowerVR Series 3 graphics chip, better known as the Kyro and Kyro II, is developing Linux drivers for the part.
Tony Smith, 07 Sep 2001
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The Cisco Intrusion Undetection System

Cisco has issued an alert for its Intrusion Detection System (IDS), one day after launching an enhanced security portfolio.
John Leyden, 07 Sep 2001
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Activists slam Cyveillance May Day Bomber claims

A Guardian story published this week on Net intelligence outfit Cyveillance has sparked a furious response from the online Independent Media Centre. It claims the newspaper has been suckered.
Kieren McCarthy, 07 Sep 2001
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MS urged to delay licence (to print money) changes

UK user groups have urged Microsoft to push back its licensing scheme revamp to give UK businesses time to get to grips with the changes.
Linda Harrison, 07 Sep 2001
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Uefa rules streaming video offside

European football governing body Uefa is to provide live audio-streaming reports and comprehensive results coverage for important games on its website.
John Leyden, 07 Sep 2001