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.
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.
Orange is the most reliable mobile phone operator in the UK, according to telecoms watchdog Oftel.
UMAX US is continuing its full-frontal assault on the intelligence of its American customers.
Azlan is beefing up its training arm with the acquisition of Horizon Technology group's Cisco training division for up to £7.4m cash.
Police in London are hunting a chimpanzee after it broke into a house and stole a mobile phone.
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.
Global software piracy is on the increase costing the industry almost $11 billion*.
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.
Novell is fleshing out its Web services portfolio with the agreed $212m cash purchase of SilverStream Software.
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 today announces a new dualie Intel Xeon server and it's positioning it head-to-head against Dell.
BT is to up the price of its SurfTime Internet access products for its one million punters from July 1.
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.
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.
UpdatedA 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.
Yesterday, around 1,200 people tipped up at XCom 2002, otherwise known as The Extreme Computing festival, in London's sunny Kings Cross.