7th > September > 2001 Archive
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First-e goes titsup.com
Online bank first-e is to shut up shop after failing to attract enough customers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Acer TravelMate 210
ReviewAcer 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.
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 .
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.
ICANN: Mexican stand-off in Montevideo
ICANN meetingIn 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.
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.
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.
The Cisco Intrusion Undetection System
Cisco has issued an alert for its Intrusion Detection System (IDS), one day after launching an enhanced security portfolio.
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.
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.