Intel ships dualie Xeon 2.4GHz parts
Intel yesterday took the wraps off the 2.4GHz dualie Xeon, its fastest low-end server processor to date.
IE-6 privacy solution backfires
It may seem ironic, but privacy functionality in IE6 makes it possible to launch several attacks against the browser, and against Outlook and Outlook Express, security researcher Thor Larholm has discovered.
The quest for the killer mobile app: ringtones from hell?
The quest for the killer mobile phone app is decidedly on at this week's Symbian Developer Expo, and of the various candidates spotted by The Register, the first wave of apps involving Beatnik's technology look like the ones most likely to get you killed. Think stupid ringtones, think of them becoming polyphonic, longer samples of your favourite music, excerpts from the speeches of Margaret Thatcher (and why not, indeed?)... Do you dare go into a public place toting a device primed to explode into Paranoid?
Security exhibitors set up insecure WLANs
InfoSecurity EuropeWireless networking insecurity was a key theme of this week's InfoSecurity show with a number of suppliers coming out with surveys on just how vulnerable world+dog is to drive by hackers.
A discount cornucopia from IT-minds
It's a veritable cornucopia of IT literature this week from Reg associate www.it-minds.com
NetScreen puts heat on software firewall vendors
InfoSecurity EuropeNetScreen has boosted the speed and added a new customised ASIC to its line of hardware firewall and VPN appliances.
Virus writers outpace traditional AV
Email viruses infecting 10 per cent of users and are costing business millions of pounds each year - even though AV software is used by 95 per cent of companies
£129 isn't £129 – UK retailers revolt over GameCube RRP
When Nintendo originally announced the GameCube's European launch details, it was meant to retail in the UK at £150, a couple of quid below the €249 RRP at current exchange rates. Retailers were soon up in arms about the slim margins this would leave them with though, and soon the street price had risen to around £165 at most stores.
UK Gov depts must buy MS servers for 2005 deadline
Last week we asked the UK Cabinet Office to tell us what a DIS box is, but the statement we got in response was somewhat bashful. Getting a complete answer to the question is however extremely important, as a DIS (Departmental Integration Service) box is a necessary component for government departments and local authorities to purchase if they're going to get online with the Government Gateway.
AT&T Wireless does better than expected
AT&T Wireless seems to be braving the crisis in the US telecoms market, and has reported a better first-quarter performance than Wall Street had expected. The company managed to add 650,000 customers in the first quarter, considerably better than the earlier estimates of between 425,000 and 600,000, taking its total customer base to 19.5 million.
Intel and Symbian unveil mobile device alliance
As we suggested yesterday, today's big announcement from the Symbian Developer Expo is the Intel-Symbian one, which means that the two mobile phone platform partners Microsoft announced at GSM World Congress, TI and Intel, are now both announced Symbian partners.
MS to confirm Hammer support
This afternoon, East Coast time, AMD will hold a conference call to update the world on "significant developments" on Hammer.
Juniper unveils monster router
Juniper Networks, chief competitor to Cisco in the high-end routing market, has unveiled a monster high speed router designed for the core of service provider networks.
BT spells out plan for broadband domination
BT Retail has unveiled its plans to dominate the UK's consumer broadband market in a move that could leave a lasting mark on the ISP industry.
UK firms hacked off with BT broadband
BT today acknowledged that it has to do more to make its broadband service more robust and reliable.
Write your own Eden creation story
CompetitionModern life seems to move at an ever-increasing pace, and nowhere is this lust for speed more evident than in computing. With a foot flat on the accelerator and one eye on the clock speed, we seem to have forgotten a gentler, more sedate age.
Clash of the Sandbags : Carly, Walter go to court
Even in her dotage, we suspect, Carly Fiorina will feel some trepidation before answering the doorbell. Instead of the regular Meals on Wheels guy, or the home help, there will be Walter B Hewlett delivering a severed horse's head.
Criminal BillG? Etymology of 'Itanic'… and Columbine's back
LettersAnother hiatus in the Letters page. I hit the road to see the dusty glories of Arizona for a few days in early March, and on the way back stopped off at what I'm now convinced is America's Greatest Work of Art. Since late last year, you can walk right through it, and if you're in need of spiritual uplift, I can't recommend it enough. It's awesome. [Fantastic. Now get on with the Letters - ed.]