19th > February > 2002 Archive
CodeConJudging from our mail, we know quite a few of you were tuned into the unveiling of the Peek-A-Booty app on Sunday via the DNA Lounge webcast.
Just three percent of UK Net users use broadband, according to the latest Government statistics.
Yes, it's war. Today at the GSM World Congress in Cannes Microsoft made its latest pitch for control of the mobile phone market, via alliances with Intel, Texas Instruments, HP and a stack of service providers; a small stack of these, granted, but it includes all the major UK players, and France Telecom in the shape of Orange.
Another.com has started charging existing members to use its Web-based email service.
A New Zealand Telecom customer had a rude awakening when he opened his phone bill last week to discover he'd been charged a "penalty for being an arrogant bastard".
Reader offerThis week's discounted bunch of fives from Reg associate IT-minds bookstore features Understanding Open Source Software Development by Joseph Feller and Brian Fitzgerald.
Avantgo, the PDA content provider, is to start charging for custom channels with more than eight subscribers, in a move to stamp out business use.
UpdatedManufacturers have agreed a standard for the next generation of DVDs, which will be capable of holding more information than existing discs.
Telewest is to increase charges for its 1.7 million punters from April 1, although the price hike does not apply to all of the cableco’s services.
Nvidia today launched the Quadro4, a graphics chip family designed to improve its standing in the low to mid-end workstation business.
Western Digital is coming to market with a 120GB external Firewire hard drive (HDD) for PC and Mac.
It is with great sadness that El Reg informs its readers that Kay Hammond - the 24-year-old blonde internet entrepreneuress from Birmingham, England, who tried to find a husband by auctioning herself online – will not be getting married. Well not in the short term, anyhow.
BT recently announced it was talking over an outsourcing contract with the UK's leading reseller, Computacenter. If the deal concludes, Computacenter will provide desktop support for 90,000 BT users. The deal will run for five years with nearly 400 BT staff transferring to Computacenter.
Danish local government is evaluating open sources alternatives to Microsoft desktop software, in response to a proposed 30 per cent price hike for Windows 2000 and Office 2000 licenses.
A computer virus which poses as a message from a newsletter from Trojaner Info, a popular German antivirus portal, has made its debut on the Net.
The New Zealand Government has decided not to take any action against a senior high court judge who admitted viewing adult movies online using a computer at work.