23rd > September > 2002 Archive
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Freeserve slams BT broadband ad blitz
Freeserve is considering launching a new complaint against BT following the introduction of its massive broadband advertising blitz.
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.
Freeserve confirms CEO
Freeserve - the UK's biggest ISP - has named bean counter Eric Abensur as the ISP's new CEO.
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.
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.
Sun Crypto curves into open source project
Sun Microsystems has donated its Elliptic Curve Cryptography technology to the OpenSSL project.
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.
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."