23rd > September > 2002 Archive

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US tightens ICANN leash

Saying its progress over the four years since its inception has been "disappointing", the US Department of Commerce nevertheless has renewed the powers of the Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers, which coordinates the internet's addressing systems, Kevin Murphy writes. But the one-year renewal of the Memorandum of …
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Palm targets the wireless enterprise

Palm Inc is set to make a concerted attack on the high-end device and enterprise space in October with a brace of new wireless-enabled models and greater use of the software from its ThinAirApps acquisition, Tony Cripps writes. The Milpitas, California-based PDA pioneer is also attempting to preserve its consumer market …
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HP to give away BEA application server

Hewlett-Packard and BEA Systems will today announce that BEA's WebLogic application server will be bundled free with all copies of the HP-UX 11i operating system worldwide. Customers can utilize a fully functioning copy of WebLogic for free for six months, after which time they will need to license the software at list …
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Oracle calls for Web Services choreography peace

Oracle Corp has called on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to mediate a growing web services standoff around XML specifications. Oracle said rival choreography specifications backed by IBM, Microsoft Corp and Sun Microsystems Inc should be passed to W3C to prevent fragmentation of standards. The company believes the W3C …
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Let there be light: the ‘invisible’ keyboard

Finger cramps from typing into mobile phones or PDAs could be a thing of the past following the launch of a full-sized keyboard made out of light.
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Review: Lindows 2.0 has beautiful skin, iffy personality

Lindows 2.0 looks cool, I have to admit. The company has stopped aping KDE and gotten a desktop look that is more its own. Lindows has made scant concessions to the knowledgeable, allowing for a somewhat more advanced setup configuration. I'm still concerned for the newbies, though.
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Nintendo confirms Rare sale

Nintendo has officially confirmed that it has sold its 49 per cent stake in UK developer Rare, ending an exclusive relationship which has lasted through several console revisions and handing over with it the rights to such franchises as Perfect Dark and Banjo Kazooie.
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Google muscles into news searching

Google has launched its news search facility after months of testing. Officially still in beta mode, the purply-brown liveried Google News has a button on the launch page, which means gazillions will access the service.
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BTo gets tough with Sat bandwidth hogs

BTopenworld has put the frighteners on its satellite broadband users over their excessive use of bandwidth at peak business hours during the day.
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Woman falls for Nigerian scam, steals $2.1m from law firm

A bookkeeper for Michigan law firm Olsman Mueller & James has been taken for $2.1m by Nigerian 419 fraudsters, the Detroit Free Press reports.

HP blade sales ‘taking off like a rocket’

HP reports blade server sales are "taking off like a rocket", with 1,800 units shifted a month.
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Freeserve slams BT broadband ad blitz

Freeserve is considering launching a new complaint against BT following the introduction of its massive broadband advertising blitz.
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BT crosses fingers for ADSL fix

BT Wholesale should know this afternoon whether it has been able to fix a problem that has dogged an unknown number of ADSL users for more than 10 days.
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Freeserve confirms CEO

Freeserve - the UK's biggest ISP - has named bean counter Eric Abensur as the ISP's new CEO.
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Wife hired hitman to kill ex-Apple UK boss

The wife of former Apple UK boss Jon Molyneux today pleaded guilty to soliciting to murder her husband.
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Crypto boffins: let's get physical

Researchers at MIT have developed a physical token, based on tiny glass spheres encased in epoxy resin, as a more secure alternative to generating cryptographic keys electronically.
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Sun Crypto curves into open source project

Sun Microsystems has donated its Elliptic Curve Cryptography technology to the OpenSSL project.
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3G branding absurd, admits Sprint rep

Both Intel and AMD have received been slammed for misleading customers by labeling processors according to a performance rating rather than clock frequency. The difference between the PR and the "equivalent" Mhz is pretty small: usually only a few per cent.
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Creative launches Audigy 2 (but no PC, OK?)

Today Creative launched the Audigy 2, its next generation sound card, in Singapore. Within hours the hardware maker issued a press release correcting Bloomberg's "inaccurate report" which had stated that it was planning "to introduce a computer for music and movies."