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Apple unveils iMac2 – The Anglepoise Generation

Updated Apple has unveiled the next generation iMac.
Andrew Orlowski, 07 Jan 2002
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WebTV founder launches all-in-one home hub

WebTV founder Steve Perlman today takes the wraps off his latest marvel, a do-it-all home entertainment centre called the Moxi Media Center.
Andrew Orlowski, 07 Jan 2002
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Forcing Linux on a crap Presario laptop

What a weekend it's been. I spent the better part of it installing Linux on what has got to be the piss-poorest laptop computer ever built. The comical piece of junk to which I refer is a Compaq 1200 series, which I bought quite deliberately for the road. I'm confident it's unlikely to get stolen, and if it does, I'll be inclined to thank the thief.
Thomas C Greene, 07 Jan 2002
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Intel touts smaller, faster P4s

Intel today launches the much-touted Northwood P4 - at 2.2GHz, its fastest chip to date.
Drew Cullen, 07 Jan 2002
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Broadband ‘revolution is in the air’ – BT's Bland

Britain is on the verge of a broadband revolution, according to the chairman of BT.
Tim Richardson, 07 Jan 2002
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MIT sues MS and IBM over imaging patent

Microsoft and IBM have been accused of patent violation in a lawsuit filed in Texas last week by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a California software firm.
John Leyden, 07 Jan 2002
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WinXP USB 2.0 driver slides out, Win2k version MIA?

The Windows XP USB 2.0 driver that leaked last week does seem to be the finished item, and it's also available for download from Intel and Microsoft - in the latter case, only sort of. But for some strange reason, the Windows 2000 implementation seems to have gone missing.
John Lettice, 07 Jan 2002
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ASDA shuts ecommerce depots

ASDA has abandoned its ecommerce strategy in favour of one championed by rival supermarket Tesco.
Tim Richardson, 07 Jan 2002
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AMD combats ‘megahertz myth’ with Athlon XP 2000+

AMD today launched the Athlon XP 2000+, the industry's "highest performing desktop PC processor". It costs $339 in OEM quantities of 1,000.
Drew Cullen, 07 Jan 2002
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How MS tax policy saves Gates millions – Nader

US consumer activist Ralph Nader has opened a new front in his war on Microsoft - tax fiddling. In a letter sent to Bill Gates on Friday, Nader and James Love, the director of Nader's Consumer Project on Technology, describe Microsoft's failure to pay shareholder dividends as "an inappropriate and we believe unlawful device."
John Lettice, 07 Jan 2002
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AOL to blow $6.7bn on AOL Europe

AOL Time Warner is tipped to announce today that it is to acquire Bertelsmann's half of AOL Europe for $6.7 billion (£4.66 billion) in cash and shares.
Tim Richardson, 07 Jan 2002
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Judge denies MS request for more time

US District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has refused Microsoft's request for more time prior to the start of hearings on remedies. Microsoft had complained that the discovery process initiated by the US States who have refused to settle with the company "required more time than the Court's Scheduling Order envisioned," and that "at least four months" more time was needed.
John Lettice, 07 Jan 2002
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Verisign buys .tv rights for $45m

Verisign is tightening its grip on the wacky world of domain registration with the $45m cash purchase of the rights to flog .tv names from existing rights holder .tv Corp international.
Drew Cullen, 07 Jan 2002
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Vizzavi to axe 100 jobs

Vizzavi is to axe 100 jobs in Europe, the company confirmed today.
Tim Richardson, 07 Jan 2002
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SDRAM spot rise won't last – unless…

SDRAM spot market prices in Asia jumped today, with 128Mb 16x8 prices up nine per cent to $3.10. But PC demand remains weak and price rises are unsustainable without industry consolidation in the long term, according to Boston investment bank Fechtor, Detwiler and Co.
Drew Cullen, 07 Jan 2002