10th > September > 2002 Archive
Hutchison to push 3G with cheap voice calls
Europe's first 3G network service will make cheap flat-rate voice calls a main plank of its challenge to established operators when it enters service in the UK later this year.
Esat BT launches flat-rate Net service
Esat BT has become the second ISP in Ireland to begin selling a limited flat-rate Internet product, readying users for a true flat-rate service next year.
Are Apple's Emagic switch rebates enough?
Some 60,000 users of Emagic Logic software hold the key to Apple's future in the audio business, and despite a $1300 rebate on the table to Windows users, it might not be enough.
Rare deal for Microsoft
British developer Rare, the legendary studio founded by the Stamper brothers, is thought to have been bought by Microsoft in a deal worth between £250 million and £350 million – with an official announcement expected at X02 in Seville later this month.
PC slump hits ATI sales
Weak sales in the PC market are having a knock-on effect on ATI. The graphics chipmaker now estimates that revenues for Q4, ended August 31, 2001, are expected to be in the range of US $235 million to US $240 million. Earnings will be flatter than a flat pancake - between 0 and 2 cents a share. In June, the company forecast Q4 earnings 5-7 cents a share.
Apple preps OS X-only booting
Apple is to switch to Mac OS X-only booting for new Mac PCs, starting January.
Oftel plans BT leased-line wholesale cuts
Telecoms regulator Oftel has tabled measures that would force BT to slash the price it charges rivals to provide leased lines using its network.
And with one bound Engage is debt free
Engage, the ad-serving firm, can at last present a credible alternative to Doubleclick, after breaking free from the $40m debt owed to ailing parent CMGI.
Intel's new chip for security Renaissance
Hideous viruses and terrifying hackers will soon be neutralized so that the computing public might finally doze blissfully in a cocoon of safety, Intel announced yesterday at the Developers' Forum. The proposed solution is LaGrande -- which is not, as it sounds, a genteelized pickup truck for suburban use, but a hardware system which will control your computing experience for your own good. It will prevent you from doing silly things by sandboxing numerous risky processes and apparently establishing a secure sanctum sanctorum on one's HDD along lines of the IBM rapid restore gimmick.
Reg envies Billg's omnipotence
FOTWYour article sounded like nothing but Nazi anti-Intel, Microsoft (Wintel) propaganda to me. I can see in a few years time when still nobody listens to you about upgrading their computers you start spouting stuff like 'Intel and Microsoft use mind control on your children' or 'Buying Intel and Microsoft Products will give you cancer'. Why do you hate these companies so much, is it that they posses powers you don't? Is it that they have such awe-inspiring control over our industry, is it that their products are significantly more expensive than their competitors, or is it you wish you were in their position and you had the ability to do what they do?
IE 6 SP1 omits fixes for 20 outstanding flaws
Researchers have discovered that inadequate security restrictions in Internet Explorer make it possible for an attacker to execute script on any Web page that containing frames.
AOL UK creates 125 jobs (In Ireland)
Would you Adam and Eve it - some good news for a change. AOL UK is creating 125 new jobs at its call centre in Waterford, Ireland, to cope with an increase in demand for its services.
Hyperlink case ‘not on priority list’ – BT CEO
The head of BT is waiting to hear back from lawyers in the US before deciding his next move concerning the telco's claim to own hyperlinks.
Sendo ships self-destructing Stinker phone SDK
Microsoft's flagship phone vendor Sendo is poised to ship the much-delayed smartphone to its developers, but there's a catch.
Yes! We now have Banias!
UpdatedPhwoarr! Intel enlisted a Randy Plumber to showcase its Banias mobile processor at its Developer Forum keynote in San Jose this morning, although those of us hoping for a cameo by Robin Askwithhimself - or even something saucier - were disappointed.
Intel drops dual-core Itanic hint
Intel dropped the strongest hint yet that it will build dual core processors based on the IA-64 architecture, at its Developer Forum in San Jose.