UpdatedA week ago scanner giant UMAX began to charge its US customers for driver updates that were previously free as a web download.
Intel has given RosettaNet something of a boost by releasing a new development toolkit for B2B applications. Of course, it is not doing this entirely out of the goodness of its heart. RosettaNet is tightly linked to the technology sector and Intel expects to benefit from the tighter links that the toolkit will create.
"Our attitude has been to be the last man standing at the end." Gavin Chittick, COO Sports.com, November 2001
A couple of weeks ago, AMD announced the support of ATI, 3DLabs, SiS and Matrox and for its upcoming 64-bit chips. Today, it’s the turn of Nvidia and VIA to pile in with their support for the Opteron (MP) and Next-Generation Athlons (singletons). Both companies are to produce optimised chipsets – Hypertransport, fat graphics etc; - for AMD’s 64-bit platform.
The recent ruling by a Philadelphia court in response to a challenge by the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) represents another setback for Congressional prudes and the filtering software lobby.
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Transmeta has inked a deal to power HPaq's Tablet PC. The 1Ghz Crusoe will be the CPU of choice for the Compaq Evo, and you can see pictures of the prototype here.