10th > September > 2001 Archive
Intel has apologised for saying that the Bluetooth wireless protocol is dead. It isn't, and this is all a terrible misunderstanding, it seems.
We were sure it would happen when we read on Saturday that Intel had finally set its legal dogs on VIA (see Intel sues VIA over chipset upset) over the chipset maker's use of Pentium 4 bus technology. Sure enough, VIA this morning announced it's suing Intel back.
Dell appears to have announced Palm's upcoming m125 PDA before Palm itself has had a chance to do so.
Register believes MS worships devil
Time for a touch of that Friday feeling. You know the sort of thing - you write an erudite and well-reasoned piece and then you get blasted by some nutter.
The desktop Pentium III will officially cease to be on 7 December. That's the last date on which Intel will accept orders for chip.
There are further signs that the broadband marketplace is becoming more competitive following Nildram's decision to cut the cost of its ethernet-based 'S' series range of broadband products.
Memory maker Micron Technology will take a $120 million hit when it reports its fourth quarter results thanks to a share donation it's making to its non-profit making subsidiary, the Micron Technology Foundation.
Psion's WaveFinder digital radio system, launched almost a year ago, is a good idea in theory. Plug the weird blue combination box and antenna into a USB port and you get a cheap route into DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast) that allows you to listen and record as you sit by your PC. Except that you'll probably get to do a lot more sitting by your PC and a lot less working at it, because Psion's WaveFinder software is the IT equivalent of an inadequately tested elephant tranquiliser, complete with unfortunate and unexpected side-effects.
ICANN meetingIn the fourth part of our exclusive diary from the ICANN meeting in Uruguay, Andy Duff - the director of policy and marketing at New.net - recovers from a heady mix of cocktails and politics to take a step back and review where ICANN is going and who ought to take it there.
ICANN meetingThis is the fifth and final instalment of our exclusive diary from New.net's director of policy and marketing Andy Duff on the ICANN meeting in Uruguay. Having met up with all the combatants, sorry constituencies, and told of trouble brewing; demonstrated just one aspect of ICANN's bureaucratic and self-serving processes; and chewed over the future of the organisation, Andy spends his last day in Montevideo having a few lagers and a chin wag with some of the lead players
August has been a good month for Taiwan's mobo makers if no one else in the PC business. On average, they report last month's sales were up 20 per cent on July's figures.
With a month to go until Windows XP springs to life, many IT users are still unsure if the benefits are worth the expense of upgrading.
Stand by for Code Blue, a cunning new worm which seeks out systems infected by Code Red and reprogrammes them to launch against targets based in mainland China.
Eyebrows were raised when ancient Scottish waves swept inland. The revelation that mosquitoes like sweaty people raised a few mumbles. When a bloke decided to put a clock on top of his own mountain, it seemed rather far out. But it came to a head when a million kids apparently jumped in the air at the same time, a scientist said the world could turn to jelly in an instant and MIT spoke of learning something from following people's mouse movements.
AOL UK has denied it is to close CompuServe following last week's news that the Internet company is set to axe 50 jobs.
ReviewRock is best known for offering speedy performance at a competitive price. The Agenda Si breaks with this tradition, but with this expensive price tag comes a top-notch specification, and it's well worth a look as a serious desktop replacement.
War has broken out following the surprise resignation of board member Robert Connelly from Afilias - the registrar in charge of the .info top-level domain.
Just days after the DoJ said it wasn't going to continue asking for Microsoft to be split, the spinning has recommenced in earnest. It started on the wires over the weekend, and according to a story in today's Wall Street Journal the company is preparing a settlement proposal for submission to the government, but is so far keeping quiet about what it's actually going to contain.
The high cost of PCs is still a major barrier to the widespread take-up of the Internet in Europe, according to research from Jupiter MMXI.
Cisco's Intrusion Detection System (IDS)is not the only technology that fails to protect IIS Web servers against stealth unicode attacks.
The bad news couldn't be clearer: "It is unlawful to manufacture, import, offer to the public, provide or otherwise traffic in any interactive digital device that does not include and utilize certified [DRM] security technologies."
The US Federal Trade Commission is sniffing around Rambus and Sun to see if it can find any evidence that both companies failed to disclose relevant patents pending and those already held while working with industry organisations to set standards.
Intel formally launched its Pentium 4-oriented, PC133-based i845 chipset - aka Brookdale - today, as world+dog has been expecting since it began shipping several weeks ago (see Intel to launch i845 'Brookdale' on Monday).
UpdatedMovie star Leonardo di Caprio is to be the face of a new campaign for "gorilla-friendly" mobile phones. What the hell does that mean? Phones with larger buttons for gorillas to use? Nope, it's all to do with coltan.
Analysts have warned that PC sales for 2001 are likely to be far lower than feared, thanks to weak demand in the US and Japan.
Compaq and Hewlett-Packard are putting their weight behind an organisation aimed at discouraging consumers from buying grey market products.
Web payment firm PayHound sent out a promotional email last Friday (Sept 7) that revealed the addresses of thousands of recipients to its mailing list.
Compaq's iPaq PocketPC development team seems to be so unhappy with the upcoming merger with Hewlett-Packard, they have en masse offered their services to the highest bidder on the online job search site The Vault.
Independent film-makers are waking up to the possibilities that DivX presents, with a joint announcement between DivX Networks and Strand Releasing threatening to spark an escalation in films available for hire over the Internet.
A federal judge has succeeded in shaming a federal bureaucrat into backing away from a scheme whereby court employees' Internet use would be monitored in the name of workplace efficiency.
E-commerce in the UK accounts for just two per cent of total sales, according to official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Jeremy Allison, joint lead of the SAMBA project, is weighing up offers after being made redundant by VA Linux Systems on Friday.