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When Dreamcasts attack

Kevin Poulsen, 01 Aug 2002

How green and putrefying is your computer?

Mysterious English lass Verity Stob - author of 8086 and all that, the funniest history of computing ever-written - has spoken to The Register about her new and highly acclaimed cruftiness metric published at Doctor Dobbs- and her hopes of it becoming official recognized as an IETF RFC.
Andrew Orlowski, 01 Aug 2002

China to overtake Japan in PC sales this year – Intel

ComputerWire, 01 Aug 2002

Microsoft launches Data Centre architecture guides

ComputerWire, 01 Aug 2002

AOL plays the family card with 8.0

ComputerWire, 01 Aug 2002

Net2Phone, Cisco settle deception case

ComputerWire, 01 Aug 2002

DoJ zeroes in on AOL accounting practices

The slick accounting magic by which an ISP called AOL managed to puff itself up into a thing seemingly capable of swallowing up a media behemoth like Time Warner is under investigation by the US Department of Justice (DoJ), the Associated Press reports.
Thomas C Greene, 01 Aug 2002

McAfee.com rejects NAI bid (again)

ComputerWire, 01 Aug 2002

Adobe cuts Q3 expectations

ComputerWire, 01 Aug 2002

Telewest CEO ousted in boardroom putsch

Adam Singer, Telewest's CEO, was deposed yesterday in a boardroom putsch orchestrated by the firm's non-executive directors.
Drew Cullen, 01 Aug 2002

Mission critical research at massive discounts

Reg Reader OfferThe Register has teamed up with Bloor Research to offer Reg readers a chance to purchase market-leading research reports at a massive discount. Register readers can buy Bloor Research's Mission Critical Research pack by credit card for only £99/US$149/ €154.
Team Register, 01 Aug 2002

Reg readers place VoIP ahead of 3G

Here are the latest results from MetriNets, the resource formerly known as Reg Reader Research, our joint venture in online opinion polls with our partners Tom's Hardware and Metrinomics, the online market research firm.
John Leyden, 01 Aug 2002

Man auctions advertising space on penis

Any company with a bit of spare cash and looking to raise its corporate profile with a bit of thrusting and explosive marketing may care to check out this advertising opportunity on eBay.
Lester Haines, 01 Aug 2002

OpenSSH trojaned!

Copies of OpenSSH packages on popular download sites have been trojaned, developers have warned.
John Leyden, 01 Aug 2002

Multiple virus scanning needed, says multiple scanning firm

No single anti-virus product catches a comprehensive range of email viruses and malware within a variety of compressed and uncompressed file formats.
John Leyden, 01 Aug 2002
Batou from Ghost in the Shell

Captain Cyborg gets oil-check at BBC

Our favourite robotics expert, Kevin Warwick aka, Captain Cyborg, is promoting his new book I Cyborg the epic tale of one man's transformation in to half human/half tractor following the implantation of an electronic chip in his arm in April.
Drew Cullen, 01 Aug 2002

SonyEricsson hires actors to promote T68i

SonyEricsson is hiring "actors" to promote the new T68i phone in New York, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Andrew Orlowski, 01 Aug 2002

Apple unveils shader language, QE APIs

Apple has published details of its Quartz Extreme extensions, which features a programmable shaders and a new instruction set for creating OpenGL shaders.
Andrew Orlowski, 01 Aug 2002
gold abacus via shutterstock

Play the Alexa game

Site of the DayOne thing webmasters are almost guaranteed to do is fib about the viewing figures for their site. Sometimes it's ignorance, sometime it's ego and sometimes it's pulling the wool over the eyes of advertisers.
Drew Cullen, 01 Aug 2002

Man forced to withdraw penis from eBay

Hardly one hour elapsed after our shocking revelation that a man was offering advertising space on his penis, than eBay cruelly prematurely terminated the coupling.
Lester Haines, 01 Aug 2002

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