27th > February > 2002 Archive
Xerox priesthood suffers Graffitti setback
Xerox has been denied in its attempt to halt Palm from using the notation system Graffitti.
Hewlett's “Plan B” gains ground
Walter "Plan-" B Hewlett appears to be winning support for his plan for HP to abandon the Sircam merger, spin-off the printing division, and release Carly somewhere over the Himalayas.
Sun talks two-wave server blade strategy
Sun has outlined its server blade strategy. It's more of a meta-strategy right now, with more "meta" than "strategy", But at least Sun's talking.
GPL enforcement goes to court for first time in MySQL case
MySQL AB, the originator of the MySQL GPL database, is taking Progress Software Corporation, the corporate parent of NuSphere to court because it continues to distribute a database product that links statically to MySQL's code.
N64 Killed My Son!
A woman in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is suing Nintendo for "unspecified damages" after her 30-year old son died during a marathon session on his N64. the unfortunate man died after hitting his head on a table during a seizure while playing with the console.
Roll up for the Enron auction webcast
Seeing everybody else has been doing the Enron auction and all the shredder jokes we weren't going to bother, but our eye couldn't help catching the featured items in the London sale, and it all became somehow entrancing. The shredders, BBC Radio 4 tells us this morning, have been withdrawn, but...
How to TiVO-ize your PC
IDFTiVO-like time shifting capabilities have come to the PC. At the Intel Developer Forum, Rakesh Agrawal, CEO of thirteen-man SnapStream, took his PVS software through its paces for The Register's pleasure.
Bulldog calls for LLU cost cuts
Bulldog Communications – one of a handful of companies actively involved in local loop unbundling – has warned that BT’s decision to slash the cost of wholesale DSL could snuff out competition.
BT Openworld announces broadband price cut
Britain’s biggest broadband ISP – BTopenworld – is to cut the cost of its consumer DSL service by £10 to £29.99 a month.
Freeserve in dial-up price rise, fall, soft-shoe shuffle?
The UK’s biggest ISP, Freeserve, could be about to increase the price of its flat-rate narrowband service. Or not.
Morse hit by slow server sales in 2001
Poor sales of servers at Hewlett-Packard Co and Sun Microsystems Inc caused Morse Group Plc, Europe's largest server reseller, to report a large drop in revenue in the second half of 2001.
Firm adds bandwidth management into the WLAN mix
Bluesocket is aiming to make wireless LANs both secure and easier to manage by offering policy enforcement and bandwidth management features on its line of wireless gateway devices.
Reg editor struck by lightning
The day-to-day news business at Vulture Central today suffered an unforeseen glitch when editor John Lettice's house in Normandy was struck by lightning.
Intel scales back RDRAM for Xeon workstations
IDFIntel is to drop support for Rambus RDRAM memory in new Xeon workstations, according to a roadmap obtained by EBN's Jack Robertson.
Morpheus goes to sleep – users locked out
Users of file swapping service Morpheus arelocked out of the service because technical problems.
Intel outs Prescott, demos 4GHz desktop
IDFIntel is to introduce hyperthreading to the desktop next year with Prescott, the codename for the next major iteration of desktop class Pentium 4s.
Tiny fallout: 130 jobs on line at Inkfish
Around 130 call centre jobs are at risk in Redhill, Surrey, following the buyout of Tiny Computers by Time Computers.
Intel outs Banias, mobilises notebook designers
IDFIntel today demoed Banias, the codename for its latest class of mobile processors, together with the tweaked- for-mobiles Odem chipset, for the first time at IDF.
Big things come in little (Intel) form factors
IDFIntel today announced two new small PC form factors, codenamed Tidewater and Big Water, for OEMs. These are intended to help system builders produce small footprint PCs without any sacrifice in performance.
Woz blesses Captain Crunch's new box
John Draper, the man better known as legendary phone phreak Captain Crunch, is soon to debut the fruits of recent labors: a box designed to thwart hackers.