Did Captain Cyborg implant a dog tracking chip?
We've often pondered exactly what the magic chip that Kevin Warwick believes transformed him into a cyborg is.
Palm, Symbian postpone developer shows
Both Palm and Symbian today announced that their respective annual developer conferences would be postponed until next year, citing travel concerns in the wake of the WTC and Pentagon terror attacks.
Compaq recalls fiery laptop adapters
Compaq has issued a recall and replace notice for 1.4m faulty laptop AC power adapters, after five caught fire.
MSN UK offers flat-fee service
MSN is to offer flat-fee Net access in the UK for the first time - although the portal and Net services outfit insists it has no intention of attempting to become a major player in the ISP market.
Atlantic Telecom shares suspended
Business telecoms and broadband outfit - Atlantic - has had its shares suspended on the London Stock Exchange "pending clarification of its financial position".
Dell keeps the faith
Dell's third quarter financial results are on track. The company projects earnings of 15 to 16 cents per share, on revenue between $7.2 and $7.6 billion.
Energis exits local loop debacle
Energis has pulled out of Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) in a move that has further dented the Government's vision of a genuinely competitive "Broadband Britain".
Price war exacts AMD toll
AMD warns that its third quarter loss will be far larger than previously projected, due to weaker than expected sales. The new figure is expected to be between $90 and $110 million (excluding restructuring and one-time charges, which will add about $80-110 million to the bill).
Beenz.com sold in multi-million dollar deal
Beenz.com, the defunct online loyalty currency, is funct again. The company has been acquired by US-based marketing services agency, Carlson Marketing Group.
Government cock-up over online PIN numbers
The Government may have sent out hundreds of activation PIN numbers for its online gateway to the wrong addresses.
Finnish city plans switch from Windows to Linux
Finnish local government is leaning away from Windows and towards Linux, according to Helsingin Sanomat, the country's largest newspaper. The city of Turku, population around 200,000, has reacted to Microsoft's latest licensing changes by kicking off a study of Linux alternatives. And, according to the paper, other Finnish cities are watching developments with interest.
NatWest replies to browser banking debacle
NatWest has got back to us over its decision to prevent access to its online banking service for the latest version of Navigator, Mozilla and Opera over security concerns. An official statement read:
WinXP activation harmless, cuddly, says MS chief. Again.
Microsoft Windows Product Activation chief Allen Nieman was in London this morning for city number five on his tour of Europe, evangelising his baby. WPA is simple, unobtrusive, doesn't invade your privacy, almost cuddly and much misunderstood, apparently.
Irish punters call for Net boycott
Irish Internet users are threatening a one-day Internet blackout by means of registering their frustration with incumbent telco Eircom.
Digital right lobbyists picket UK record stores
The Campaign for Digital Rights (CDR) is planning a "day of action" tomorrow against record stores all over the country to complain about copy-protected CDs.
Sun Micro Cuts 3,800 Jobs
Sun Microsystems became the latest company to add to the economic gloom by cutting 9 per cent of its 42,000 staff, an unprecedented number in the company's history. As a result of the job cuts and a reduction in facilities capacity, Sun will take a $500m charge this quarter.
Uninterruptible power to the PC
A company has come up with a radical new concept for making "an old PC an object of consumers' interest"... by banging a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) underneath the PC box.