19th > February > 2002 Archive

Peek-A-Booty – The First Screenshots

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.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Feb 2002

Dial-up dominates UK Net access

Just three percent of UK Net users use broadband, according to the latest Government statistics.
Tim Richardson, 19 Feb 2002

Motorola selects AOL for embedded mobile IM

ComputerWire, 19 Feb 2002

Liberty does German u-turn

ComputerWire, 19 Feb 2002

MS, Intel, TI and HP pitch PDA-phone combo blueprints

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.
John Lettice, 19 Feb 2002

Another.com calls time on free email

Another.com has started charging existing members to use its Web-based email service.
Tim Richardson, 19 Feb 2002

Mobile user charged penalty for ‘being an arrogant bastard’

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".
John Leyden, 19 Feb 2002

A bunch of fives from IT-Minds

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.
Lester Haines, 19 Feb 2002

AvantGo weeds out custom channel ‘abuse’

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.
Drew Cullen, 19 Feb 2002

Next-gen DVD standard agreed

UpdatedManufacturers have agreed a standard for the next generation of DVDs, which will be capable of holding more information than existing discs.
John Leyden, 19 Feb 2002

Telewest ups prices from 01/04

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.
Tim Richardson, 19 Feb 2002

Nvidia touts for workstation biz with Quadro4

Nvidia today launched the Quadro4, a graphics chip family designed to improve its standing in the low to mid-end workstation business.
Drew Cullen, 19 Feb 2002

WD flogs external 120GB FireWire HDD

Western Digital is coming to market with a 120GB external Firewire hard drive (HDD) for PC and Mac.
Drew Cullen, 19 Feb 2002

Web wife jilted on the auction block

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.
Tim Richardson, 19 Feb 2002

Computacenter and BT fall foul of TUPE?

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.
IT-Analysis, 19 Feb 2002

Danish local govt. rebels against MS license terms

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.
John Leyden, 19 Feb 2002

German worm makes PCs kaputt

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.
John Leyden, 19 Feb 2002

Kiwi judge avoids porn slap

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.
Tim Richardson, 19 Feb 2002

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