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EMC opens roadmap kimono

EMC Corp is preparing to launch new generations of its Symmetrix and Clariion storage arrays, as well as the first in a series of installments of a virtualization system that will be delivered bit by bit, Tim Stammers writes. An outline of the company's long-term and short-term technology plans emerged last week at its …
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IBM goes vertical on WebSphere integration

IBM Corp will today announce the launch of five new packaged integration products aimed at specific vertical sectors - further proof of the company's increased focus on this rapidly growing market sector, Susie Harwood writes. Today's announcement comes just weeks after IBM announced the latest release of the WebSphere …

HP announces HP-UX 11i for Itanium 2

Hewlett Packard Co will today take the wraps off of the second release of its HP-UX operating system for workstations and servers employing 64-bit Itanium processors from Intel Corp. HP-UX 11i version 1.6, which will start shipping in the second or third week of July. This launch date for the Itanium version of the HP-UX …
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China overtakes Taiwan as world's hardware workshop

The Taipei-based Institute for Information Industry (III) said that China has this year overtaken Taiwan to become the world's biggest producer of information technology hardware. However, a great deal of China's IT growth stems from the activities of Taiwan-based companies on the mainland. In III research published by the …
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Micron to Hynix: you don't call, you don't write

The Korean government is banking on Micron Technology Inc as the most likely white knight for faltering memory vendor Hynix Semiconductor Inc. However, the Boise, Idaho has yet to saddle up its charger, because no one from Korea has actually been in touch with it yet. Korean reports on Friday quoted government officials …
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First people injected with ID chips, sales drive kicks off

The 'barcoding' of people has quietly begun rolling out in the US, via Applied Digital Solutions' VeriChip, which has its genesis in Digital Angel. Last month the "historic chipping of the Jacobs family" took place, with a total of eight people having a unique identifier injected under their skin, and last week Digital Angel began a consumer launch of chipping technology with a series of 30 minute commercials on some US cable channels.
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AMD's Thoroughbred out of the stalls

AMD today launched the long-awaited AMD Athlon XP 2200+, the first CPU with the cooler Thoroughbred core. And it has named two big OEMs - HP in the US, and Fujitsu Siemens in Europe - as customers.
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Orange tops mobey ops list

Orange is the most reliable mobile phone operator in the UK, according to telecoms watchdog Oftel.
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UMAX steps up US scanner scam

UMAX US is continuing its full-frontal assault on the intelligence of its American customers.
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Azlan buys Horizon's training biz

Azlan is beefing up its training arm with the acquisition of Horizon Technology group's Cisco training division for up to £7.4m cash.
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Chimp nicks mobile phone

Police in London are hunting a chimpanzee after it broke into a house and stole a mobile phone.
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Java applets for the masses

A new software tool which enables programming virgins to build their own Java apps and applets makes its debut at Internet World tomorrow. And it's cheap - £99. or £40 if you’re a student.
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Software pirates cost industry $11 billion

Global software piracy is on the increase costing the industry almost $11 billion*.
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Simple hack yields free Times Web content outside UK

I don't normally read Establishment gazettes like the London Times or the Sunday Times, but whilst trawling the Web yesterday I spotted a link to a story which I thought might interest me. Imagine my disappointment when I attempted to access it and learned that only those Netizens located in the UK are permitted to read the Times for free.
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Novell buys SilverStream

Novell is fleshing out its Web services portfolio with the agreed $212m cash purchase of SilverStream Software.
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Broadband over power lines trial in Scotland

Some 100 people in Scotland are to take part in a trial that could enable them to get broadband access using existing electrical wires instead of telephone lines or cable.

IBM beats up on Dell servers

IBM today announces a new dualie Intel Xeon server and it's positioning it head-to-head against Dell.
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BT ups cost of SurfTime

BT is to up the price of its SurfTime Internet access products for its one million punters from July 1.
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WPA wars resume over WinXP SP1 beta

Here we go again? Shortly after the beta of WinXP Service Pack 1 was released, locking out installations using leaked activation keys, a workaround with what appears to be a replacement key began circulating on IRC. We can therefore look forward to a repeat of the Windows Product Activation wars that were waged during the original XP beta, as crack and block alternate until the product actually ships.
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Web Services to aid DOS attacks

The development of web services standards allows us to contemplate the creation of business applications that are based upon collections of loosely-coupled components served up by a variety of third parties. The question that arises is just who it is that is going to expose themselves to denial of service attacks in this way.
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MS-funded think tank propagates open-source lies

Updated A Washington think tank called the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution has released its anticipated study of the dangers of open-source software. Much to our disappointment, the organization's press release, which last week promised that the study would explain in gory detail how open-source software will foster international terrorism, turns out to have been a tissue of headline-pimping lies.
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Klez, the poor-man's virus

Despite its virulence, the Klez worm is ignored by the newspapers and dismissed by the digerati. Could the demographics of its victims be a factor? Repeatedly dubbed the most common virus ever in recent reports from on-line newsmongers, it has yet to break into print in any interesting way. A box of news clippings near my …
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XCom 2002 takes the STAND

Yesterday, around 1,200 people tipped up at XCom 2002, otherwise known as The Extreme Computing festival, in London's sunny Kings Cross.