11th > September > 2001 Archive
Exclusive Mathematician Phil Carmody, who in March of this year managed to encode the DeCSS source in a prime number, has upped the ante by producing a prime number which represents an executable version of the banned CSS descrambler.
Morse, the mid-range reseller, is expanding into Spain through a 51 per cent stake Integracion de Sistemas Abiertos SA (ISASA). This will cost it £1.76m in cash.
VIA has just introduced its latest C3 x86-compatible processor, an 866MHz follow-up to the 800MHz part codenamed Ezra it shipped a wee while back.
In a bid to grab hold of the Pentium 4 chipset market, SiS will sell its 645 product for $18-20 - less than half the price of Intel's i845, which launched yesterday, and $11 cheaper than its nearest rival, Acer Labs' $31 Aladdin P4.
Here's a story that will dampen hopes that Windows XP, and its associated subscription model, can lift tech spending out of its current slump. Michael Dell yesterday admitted that far from boosting business, Microsoft's aggressive new pricing structure for Windows XP is having the opposite effect, and deterring the traditional Wintel upgrade cycle.
Troubled Internet outfit Excite@Home - is on the hunt for a financial wizard after top money-man, Mark McEachen, threw in the towel yesterday.
A calm Tuesday morning, the Radio 4 Today programme on the wireless, not much news about. But suddenly our ears pricked up with horror as James Naughtie mentions artificial intelligence. Some scientist has created a robot that teaches itself - it's a kind of robot orang-utan.
Churchgoers in Bristol were shocked earlier this week when Simon Waddington burst into St Anne's church in Oldland and shouted at the vicar giving the sermon: "You are a fornicating adulterer."
In true Rip-Off Britain style, Brits will have to dig deeper into their pockets than Americans for Microsoft's Windows XP.
Glasgow Web designers Front Page Design have defeated Microsoft in a legal battle to register the firm's name as a trademark.
Virgin Interactive has said it will not honour orders made on its Web site if consumers have altered the price of games software.
Preview Preview Sharp launched its ultra-thin 'Muramasa' PC-UM10 notebook in Europe today following the machine's Japanese debut back in June. Not that the company seems to have learned much in the meantime - the Muramasa has undergone very little change as it has moved from one market to another. And for a notebook designed to offer " …
BTopenworld has defended its decision not to pass on a £5 a month cost savings for its single user broadband service.
Yahoo! has won the exclusive rights to produce, market, and host the Web site for football's World Cup, in a deal that makes it one of 15 official worldwide partners of Fifa, the sport's governing body.
Let's imagine that you are a lowly hack reporter for Eurosport.com, consigned to a daily grind of banal football transfer stories. Let's further speculate on what you might do in the unlikely event that a player called Argelico 'Argel' Fucks decided on a controversial move to Benfica. Were a player with such an improbable …
Intel's attempt to reduce its global headcount through voluntary redundancies and retirements - what human resources folk picturesquely refer to as 'natural wastage' - is proving very successful in the chip giant's Ireland operation.
Those readers who have always maintained that Microsoft is not simply an enormous software company, but rather an evil galactic empire, appear to be vindicated. According to MS's German site, the company has launched the QuoVadis navigation system in association with Borg Instruments. So, if you ever wondered how the …
AOL has recruited seven million new customers over the last 12 months the company said today.
An unnamed Californian woman has sued US country music record label Fahrenheit Entertainment for allegedly misleading its customers by shipping CDs protected with an anti-rip mechanism, Web site Music Target has reported.
Manufacturers of TFT screens are about to see their profits go down the toilet, a report out this week claims.
The Sony Clié PEG-N750C, once rumoured to be the company's next Palm-based PDA and then damned as a hoax, has turned up once again - on the company's own Web site.