Sun's chief scientist John Gage was a hit with Register readers the last time we spoke, two years ago with his prediction that computers could eventually disturb the heat balance of the universe. (That was before the Pentium4 was released, and he's right on target).
Review What Mobile first previewed the 6310 in April 2001, and it was expected at the end of last year. After all the software issues that plagued the 6210 (every owner I know needed a software upgrade) I think we can forgive Nokia for not rushing this model out.
Recent online pricing mistakes by Kodak and Komplett have highlighted a number of problems facing e-tailers and all those whose conduct business on the Internet. The E-Commerce Directive seeks to resolve some of these problems by creating a legal framework in which businesses and consumers have clear rights and obligations.
Intel next week launches the 2.4GHz Pentium 4, replacing the 2.2GHz version, as its fastest desktop P4.
Last week it was Apple: this week it is the turn of Japanese PC makers NEC and Sony and Korean maker Trigem to follow suit.
The Dutch courts have dealt a blow to copyright fascism by ruling that KaZaA can't be punished simply because its software might be abused. A previous ruling against KaZaA won by Dutch copyright enforcement syndicate Buma Stemra has been overturned on appeal.
After we wrote about Microsoft's plans to put a database into each copy of Windows as the native file store back in January, we were delighted to hear from two system architects for whom this news was really old hat.