12th > September > 2001 Archive
Aussie watchdog slams Telstra ADSL roll-out
Australian telecoms watchdog the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a competition notice against the incumbent telco Telstra, accusing it of anti-competitive activities with the roll-out of ADSL Internet connections.
Pentium 4 mobo output share on the up
Mobo makers are shipping more and more Pentium 4-based parts, a result of Intel's 26 August processsor price cuts and this week's formal launch of the already-shipping i845 chipset.
Hynix creditors fail to agree on loan provider
Hynix's creditors may have agreed to loan the much-troubled memory maker fresh funds to keep it from collapsing, but they can't come to a consensus on which of them will cough up the cash.
Internet ROI: The next big stumbling block?
Decision-makers, strategists and business leaders are continuing to question the worthiness of the Internet according to the Yankee Group.
Hynix samples 512Mb DDR266 chips
Hynix has begun sampling 266MHz 0.13 micron 512Mb DDR SDRAM chips and has promised to begin sampling a 333MHz version soon, the company said yesterday.
Vodafone rewrites history with 3G claims
Vodafone's claims that it never promised video on its 3G phones from the start have been contradicted - by one of the company's own press releases.
US terrorist attacks knock news sites off Internet
17.40 GMT: It would appear the immediate threat from more terrorist threats is over, although the States has gone into a state of panic. Hundreds of buildings across the US, viewed as possible targets, have been evacuated. All airports have been shut down. Borders shut. The flood of calls into New York has jammed switchboards. Companies are setting staff home early.
We take this minute for something really important
You'll pardon me if I don't want to send you another of my usual articles about Linux or Open Source. I'd rather not write about the alleged evils of Microsoft. I don't want to complain about the misappropriation of public intellectual property by private interests and their lawyers. That stuff seems entirely out of place today.
FBI Web site created for people to report terrorist activity
The US Government is urging anyone with information about yesterday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC to come forward and report any information they might have.
Taleban site hacked and defaced
The site www.taleban.com, registered to the Afghan Taleban Mission to the UN in New York, has been hacked and defaced.
America reels at terror outrage
A visiting tech CEO broke the news to us at 7am Pacific Time. He was at San Francisco Airport, and had just learned that all outbound flights had been cancelled. He wanted our advice on how to best get to Los Angeles quickly for two days of business meetings he had planned.
NYC rescue hampered; DC inept
UpdatedLower Manhattan is shrouded in soot and covered in ash and debris. What appears to be an uncontrolled gas fire at the site of the World Trade Center collapse is compounding the tragedy, making it extremely difficult for emergency service and rescue workers to reach injured survivors in the immediate area.
US terror attacks disrupt chip imports
As the reality of yesterday's terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in New York starts to sink in, fears are being raised over its effect on business.
Web sites pool information on US attacks
Following yesterday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC a number of Web sites have sprung up to help survivors inform friends and relatives that they are okay.
FBI steps up Net surveillance, following terror attack
The FBI has been accused of using yesterday's disaster as a way to install more of its Carnivore listening boxes into Internet systems.
Email puts NYC relatives at ease
Email has puts thousands of relatives and friends of New York residents at ease in the last day. Phone networks have buckled under the weight of demand and through damage from the terrorist attacks, leaving thousands concerned for people's welfare.
Novell frees clients with NetWare 6
Novell today launched NetWare 6, its platform for the development of net services, which for the first time comes without the need to install client software.
Akamai founder confirmed dead in US terrorist attack
Akamai Technologies has confirmed that Danny Lewin, its founder and chief technology officer, was one of the victims of the terrorist attack in New York yesterday.
US disaster causes some to slip a gear
It's a sad fact but whenever anything terrible happens, usually involving death, there will always be some that react bizarrely, go off on weird tangents or use the collective sorrow to draw attention to themselves. The terrorist attacks yesterday have focussed huge numbers of people on one subject as rarely before in modern history.
Microsoft ‘Xbox 2’ to use Pentium 4
Microsoft's Xbox successor, tentatively dubbed the HomeStation, will indeed be based on Nvidia' nForce chipset and Intel's Pentium 4 processor, a source familiar with the machine's development have told The Register.
Trust Wireless Audio/Video Transmitter 100V
ReviewOur homes are gradually filling up with a multitude of entertainment systems and computer devices. While this is welcome, the cables they require are not. Getting devices to communicate without cumbersome cabling not only eases installation it also makes for a tidier house. Trust's wireless kit is designed for precisely this purpose.
Titus nominees to replace resigning Interplay board members
Troubled American publisher Interplay has announced a "change of board composition" and future restructuring plans, with confirmation that French company Titus (which now owns 51 per cent of Interplay's stock) has nominated "a slate of individuals for election as directors at Interplay's annual meeting of stockholders".
IBM touts world's fastest midrange server
IBM is shipping "the world's most powerful midrange server", claiming that it outperforms larger and more expensive Sun Microsystems boxes.
Chris Gent still under fraud investigation
Chris Gent, the chief exec of Vodafone, is still being investigated for fraud the German authorities have said, despite media reports that it had all been called off.
US terror attack linked with computer game
The first inevitable news reports linking the terrorist attacks to computer games have emerged, with Britain's Sky News suggesting earlier this afternoon that the terrorists could have used software such as Microsoft's Flight Simulator games to practice flying to other cities and crashing their planes into buildings. Despite mounting evidence that at least some of the hijackers were trained pilots, the report was posted on the http://www.sky.com/skynews/storytemplate/storytoppic/0,,30000-1029258,00.html" target="_blank">Sky News site on Thursday morning, complete with a tasteless screenshot of Flight Simulator showing the cockpit of a jet flying straight towards the World Trade Center. The story claims that "the terrorists who flew passenger planes into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon could have used a £45 computer game to help them train", adding that the game "even allows players to simulate crashing into buildings". Needless to say this is pure speculation, and we are disappointed to see certain sensationalist elements of the mainstream media once again linking video games to a terrible tragedy. ®