18th > September > 2002 Archive
Claranet mops up Netscalibur's German ops
Independent UK ISP Claranet has acquired the German subsidiary of Net services outfit Netscalibur in a move to boost its presence in Europe.
ABIT system brings high performance to budget GeForce4
ABIT is making a play for the high performance graphics market with a new cooling system that it claims will allow you to push performance of a GeForce4 Ti4200 chip up to the level of a Ti4600. The company has just completed a European tour extolling the virtues of the Siluro GF4 Ti4200 OTES, which will be available on 23rd September, and expects a UK street price for the card below £150, so you get Ti4600 for about half the price.
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UltraSPARC III hits 1.2GHz
Sun Microsystems will today announce its fastest microprocessor, the 1.2GHz UltraSPARC III.
Leading Tory moots electronic tracking for UK paedos
The UK's shadow home secretary Oliver Letwin has called for the setting up of a government working party to investigate the feasibility of electronically monitoring paedophiles. Letwin, who is frequently categorised as one of the more sensible components of the Conservative Party high command, cites the "success" of Florida's use of electronic monitoring as reason enough for the UK to look at it.
Convergys, Deloitte face £8m unfair dismissal suit
More than 200 IT workers are expected to lodge Scotland's largest class action for compensation on Friday after they were laid off without any redundancy pay in the summer.
MS and ARM announce three new CE supporters
Microsoft and ARM announced three new supporters for Windows CE on ARM platforms today, at the MS-ARM 'buddies' Executive Summit in Redmond. The three latest, Motorola, STMicroelectronics and NeoMagic, become members of the ARM Consortium for Windows CE, joining the likes of Cirrus Logic, Intel, LG Semicon, Hynix, Samsung and Texas Instruments.
MS addresses Hotmail spam blizzard. At last
Microsoft today signed up Brightmail to tackle the junk mail bombarding Hotmail accounts. It is to install Brightmail Solution Suite at the SMTP gateway, to hoover up junk mail before it reaches the user.
Nectar suspends Web registrations
Users flocking to sign up to the newly-introduced loyalty card scheme Nectar have flooded the site, forcing its backers to temporarily suspend Web-based signups.
Microsoft tops Google hell search rankings
Weirdisms in Google's ranking system are sent to entertain us occasionally, and as we've had this one from a couple of people today, we suspect it's new. But don't blame us if it's not, we lead sheltered lives sometimes.
Sun punts cheap PCs at blue collar workers
The network is still the computer, Sun insisted today, only now it includes cheap PCs too.