UK Gov inches towards pooled broadband spending
The UK Government is beginning the task of using its massive public sector spending power to help boost demand for broadband in areas currently not served by affordable high speed Net access.
Lesbian sperm bank site proves popular
Thousands of men have signed up to a Web site to help lesbians start a family.
Xbox hackers take legal advice followed by an early bath
One of the groups working on a mod chip for the Xbox has pulled the plug on its project following legal consultations. The group, Enigmah-X, had hoped to create the second Xbox chip to go into circulation, following the release of the first working chip, the Xtender, for the system in May.
UK suffers Net outage
The UK suffered an Internet outage this afternoon after a switch at the London Internet Exchange (LINX) went tits up.
Glitch hits Orange GPRS service
Orange today fixed a "minor technical fault" which left a "small number" of its GPRS users in north London and surrounding areas without service over the last two days.
IBM says Intel eServers trounce Dell, challenge Sun
IBM has announced a set of benchmarks for its Intel servers which it says show big performance gains in Web applications over competitive systems, from Dell and Sun Microsystems.
Fibernet suspends German/French networks
Fibernet - the high-speed data communications company - has suspended its German and French national networks following the collapse of KPNQwest.
BT woos SMEs with broadband
BT is continuing its drive to tempt businesses to sign up to broadband with three measures which, it says, will help provide "hassle-free" technology for small and medium businesses (SMEs) in the UK.