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AMD ships 1.53GHz Athlon MP

AMD announced three faster Athlon MP processors this morning, as we predicted a wee while back, running at 1.33, 1.40 and 1.53GHz, respectively.
Tony Smith, 15 Oct 2001

MS-Gov talks fail, mediator appointed

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kottelly has appointed a mediator in a final attempt to squeeze an agreed antitrust settlement out of Microsoft and the US government team. To no-one's great surprise the two sides reported on Friday that they'd hadn't been able to agree on their own, and Judge Kollar-Kottelly issued an order, released on Saturday, putting the mediator in place.
John Lettice, 15 Oct 2001

Tempers cool in Pay to Play Web row

The W3C has invited Bruce Perens and Free Software Foundation counsel Eben Moglen to join the next round of debate on whether to allow companies the right to charge for using future web standards that come under its proposed 'RAND' license.
Andrew Orlowski, 15 Oct 2001

Transmeta announces 1GHz integrated graphics Crusoe 6000

Transmeta hasn't got its long-awaited and much-anticipate 1GHz Crusoe TM5800 processor out of the door yet, but it's already announcing its next chip, the TM6000.
Tony Smith, 15 Oct 2001

NTL to lose 8,200 jobs

UpdateNTL is to shed 8,200 jobs by the end of next year in a bid to reduce its massive £12 billion debt mountain, according to the FT.
Tim Richardson, 15 Oct 2001

Shot in the ARM

Increased licensing revenue allowed UK chip designer ARM to post an upbeat third quarter results scorecard today.
James Watson, 15 Oct 2001

Palm still very strong in US retail arena

The Palm OS continues to command the lion's share of the PDA market, at least as far as the US retail sector goes. The platform accounted for 82.5 per cent of the handhelds sold online and in stores during August, while PocketPC took 13 per cent of the market, according to the latest numbers from NPD Intelect.
Tony Smith, 15 Oct 2001

UK Net use: October 1999 – September 2001

Jupiter MMXI has spent the last two years researching and charting the habits of home Net users in the UK.
Tim Richardson, 15 Oct 2001

TSMC capital spending to fall this year – and next

Intel may be resolutely sticking to its 2001 capital spending target of $7.5 billion, but few of its rival chip makers are sticking to their own projected levels of spending.
Tony Smith, 15 Oct 2001

Marconi stops taking in water

Marconi has reported second quarter results in line with reduced expectations, giving some signs of stability at the end of an 'Annus Horribilis' for the struggling telecoms manufacturer.
John Leyden, 15 Oct 2001

Socket 478 Pentium 4 shortages to end in December

Don't expect the shortage of Socket 478 Pentium 4 processors to improve any time soon, sources inside Taiwan's mobo makers have claimed - at least not until December.
Tony Smith, 15 Oct 2001

Renewed orders a false dawn for Taiwan's OEMs

Increasing sales to major US PC companies are almost certainly not a sign of the long-awaited industry revival, Taiwanese component and computer manufacturers have been warned.
Tony Smith, 15 Oct 2001

VIA enters mobo market

VIA has begun offering motherboards based on its own controversial P4X266 chipset and has formed an independent subsidiary to handle the sales - and, we presume, any legal action the move provokes Intel into launching.
Tony Smith, 15 Oct 2001

AMD primed to ship 1.6GHz Athlon XP 1900+ this quarter

AMD will launch one more 0.18 micron Athlon XP processor this year, clocked to 1.6GHz but shipping as the 1900+, followed by two more early 2002 before launching its 0.13 micron die-shrink, codenamed Thoroughbred during the first quarter of next year.
Tony Smith, 15 Oct 2001

ATI A3 chipset to support Athlon XP

ATI's upcoming A3 chipset, the graphics company's attempt to tackle arch-rival Nvidia's nForce initiative head on, will support AMD's Athlon XP processor as well as the Pentium 4.
Tony Smith, 15 Oct 2001

Athlon MP rumpy-pumpy

HWRoundupA few reviews have sprung up around the Web regarding AMD's new Athlon MP chips, an update on the older MP chips, which ran at a maximum clock speed of 1.2GHz. On the whole, they seem to be fairly identical to the recently launched Athlon XP chips, but with multi-processor support.
James Watson, 15 Oct 2001

US Net user saves Brit trapped in shed

Police rescued a Blackburn man locked in a shed after receiving a tip-off from a Net user in the US.
Tim Richardson, 15 Oct 2001

Baboons ape humans in abstract thought

Baboons may be capable of abstract thought, boffins reckon, following tests on personal computers that suggest hitherto unrecognised levels of intelligence in our distant cousins.
John Leyden, 15 Oct 2001

Thousands could be booted from BT Anytime

Thousands of people could be evicted from BTopenworld's Anytime if they continue to ignore calls to temper their usage.
Tim Richardson, 15 Oct 2001

AOL notches up 5m users in Europe

AOL Europe has more than five million subscribers, the Internet company announced today.
Tim Richardson, 15 Oct 2001

The recordable DVD clinic

Last week Hewlett-Packard (HP) dropped the news that is was exiting the add-on CD-RW market in order to concentrate on the emerging recordable DVD market.
James Watson, 15 Oct 2001

AMD to cut Athlon XP prices on 29 October

AMD is cutting the prices of its Athlon XP processors on 29 October - the day after Intel kicks in with its own price cuts.
Robert Blincoe, 15 Oct 2001

The451.com is not dead (but very poorly)

Paid-for online IT news serviceThe451.com is in urgent talks with potential investors to continue in business.
John Leyden, 15 Oct 2001

Big storage for little laptops

UK-based Mountain Solutions today released a new storage product for the laptop market. The ABSplus (Automatic Backup System) is a storage product that allows users store up to 48GB of data on a removable and portable drive.
James Watson, 15 Oct 2001

Anti-terror bill may regulate Carnivore use

Momentum is gathering on Capitol Hill for anti-terror legislation which will give the US government unprecedented freedom to conduct surveillance of suspects, including their comings and goings via the Internet; and yet the FBI's controversial packet sniffer, Carnivore, has been singled out for regulation.
Thomas C Greene, 15 Oct 2001

Help! I can't cancel my sex site subs

Subscribers to thousands of web sites may face excess credit card charges due to technical difficulties at iBill, the online sex industry's favourite billing company.
Andrew Smith, 15 Oct 2001

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