Tiscali denies it is selling out
Tiscali has strongly denied a report that Wanadoo or T-Online could buy the "cash-strapped" pan-European ISP within the year.
Win an Atari Star Wars arcade console
Earlier in the year we ran a delicious competition in association with Rackspace Managed Hosting after which one lucky reader walked away with an original Atari Space Invaders arcade machine.
Apple drops Emagic bombshell
Apple dropped a bombshell on music makers today by acquiring Emagic which, with Steinberg, dominates the market for sequencing software. Apple said it will axe the Windows version of Emagic's Logic sequencer come September.
BT trials mesh in Wales
BT Wholesale is to trial mesh radio technology in Wales as part of the monster telco's bid to broaden the availability of broadband in the UK.
Carmack backs OpenGL in shader wars
Game god John Carmack has given OpenGL his blessing in the ever-thickening shader wars. Carmack says that given the 3Dlabs P10 card, he opted to use the OpenGL 2.0 extensions for the shader path, even though the Nvidia Cg extensions offered "the most expedient choice". And the port went so well, he writes in the latest addition to his .plan file, he's committed to using OpenGL as the back end for all implementations of Doom 3.0.
Opera signs with RedFlag in China embedded Linux deal
China's RedFlag Software is to offer embedded versions of the Opera browser on a range of Linux-based devices and appliances for the Chinese market. According to a strategic alliance announced today, RedFlag will become an Opera reseller and will begin joint development and marketing efforts to tailor Opera for the Chinese embedded market.
Reg gets Yaha treatment from top exec
Ah, the perils of profile. Every morning The Register has to get out the shovel and the wheelbarrow to deal with the huge pile of viral dross infesting the inbox. Well OK, we just use the delete button really, but it's still ordinarily a pretty tedious process. But just occasionally, you get a shipment that cheers you up immensely - it's still dross, granted, but dross from Very Important People working for Huge Companies Who Should Know Better.
UK tips Fayrewood into loss
Fayrewood blamed a rise in expenses at its UK distie for sinking into a net loss for the year to April 30.
Mafia boss jailed in FBI keyboard bugging case
A New Jersey federal court has sentenced Nicodemo Scarfo to 33 months in prison at the end of a case that tested the legality of law enforcement surveillance techniques.
Ex-Intel, Sun chip guru brewing multichip SPARC
Sun Microsystems has a closer connection to Afara Websystems, its most recent acquisition, than we realized last week.
War, famine, disease. Never mind – 1bn PCs built
A billion PCs have rolled off the world's production lines according to Gartner Dataquest today. No, more, the milestone was reached in April this year.
Britain trails Euro broadband chart
When it comes to the adoption of broadband, Britain still trails behind the rest of Europe.
Klez tops virus charts – again
Variants of the Klez worm were by far the most common viruses circulating on the Internet this month. Again.