27th > February > 2002 Archive
Xerox has been denied in its attempt to halt Palm from using the notation system Graffitti.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 The shredders, BBC Radio 4 tells us this morning, have been withdrawn, but...
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 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.
Britain’s biggest broadband ISP – BTopenworld – is to cut the cost of its consumer DSL service by £10 to £29.99 a month.
The UK’s biggest ISP, Freeserve, could be about to increase the price of its flat-rate narrowband service. Or not.
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.
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.
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.
IDFIntel is to drop support for Rambus RDRAM memory in new Xeon workstations, according to a roadmap obtained by EBN's Jack Robertson.
Users of file swapping service Morpheus arelocked out of the service because technical problems.
IDFIntel is to introduce hyperthreading to the desktop next year with Prescott, the codename for the next major iteration of desktop class Pentium 4s.
Around 130 call centre jobs are at risk in Redhill, Surrey, following the buyout of Tiny Computers by Time Computers.
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.
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.
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.