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DRAM up, telecom chips down – Infineon

Infineon blamed a deteriorating market for telecom chips for a pretty awful quarter. An upturn in DRAM prices and demand was not enough to compensate for the depressed state of what the company calls "wireline communications".
Drew Cullen, 21 Jan 2002

AMD chip bug snares Linux users

An old bug in AMD’s Athlon family of chips may still be snaring Linux users.
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Jan 2002

AMD tunes Duron to 1.3GHz

AMD is cranking up Duron speed a notch or so to 1.3GHz, the fastest version of its budget CPU line to date.
Drew Cullen, 21 Jan 2002

Egg to buy Zebank?

UpdateOn line bank Egg has confirmed that it is holding exclusive negotiations to buy French financial ebusiness Zebank.
Tim Richardson, 21 Jan 2002

The 2.2GHz P4 on Linux and Win-XP

Whether Intel's new 0.13-micron Northwood P4 is a good buy for Linux or Windows users I won't be able to say until I compare it to a similar high-end system by AMD later this week; but for now I can definitely say that, paired with the 850 mobo and 512M RDRAM, it's fast on both operating systems, if not spectacularly reliable.
Thomas C Greene, 21 Jan 2002
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Logica builds SMS roaming service

ComputerWire, 21 Jan 2002

EU e-commerce directive fails to make impact

ComputerWire, 21 Jan 2002

IBM to use Power4 across the pSeries line In 2002?

How ready is IBM to put the Power4 processors across its pSeries and iSeries lines of midrange and enterprise servers? Apparently a lot more ready than many of us had been led to believe, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes.
ComputerWire, 21 Jan 2002

Avaya dismisses potential H.323 and SIP standards merger

ComputerWire, 21 Jan 2002
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Getting sexual with Virgin textual

Virgin Mobile is to launch a text message flirting service on Valentine's Day as part of a new focus on "adult services".
Tim Richardson, 21 Jan 2002

Intel takes on graphics world from April

The 845G integrated chipset, Intel's new attempt to mop up the graphics business, is to launch in April, according to Digitimes.
Drew Cullen, 21 Jan 2002

Vizzavi UK MD stars in Pop Idol

It should come as little surprise that the MD of Vizzavi UK was in the audience of TV "talent show", Pop Idol, on Saturday night – after all, Vizzavi does sponsor the programme.
Tim Richardson, 21 Jan 2002

Samsung retains XBox DRAM gig

Samsung has retained the contract to supply memory for the Microsoft Xbox games 'puter and is so pleased that it has issued a press release to celebrate.
Drew Cullen, 21 Jan 2002

Windows wipe utilities fail to shift stubborn data stains

Several Windows file-wiping utilities fail to completely wipe some files on Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP that use NTFS file systems, security researcher Kurt Seifried has discovered.
John Leyden, 21 Jan 2002

Genie webmail broke

Users of Genie's web based-email service have been unable to use the service since last Tuesday. They must wait until Thursday before the service is running again.
Tim Richardson, 21 Jan 2002

Ala-KaZaA-m!

KaZaA.com has resumed its Napster-style software downloads after the sale of assets by developer Fast Track to privately-held Australian firm, Sharman Networks Limited.
John Leyden, 21 Jan 2002

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