Claire Swires MK II: Man suspended over sex boast email
A bank worker has been suspended from his job in the City after he sent an email to friends boasting about a chance sexual encounter while watching football on the telly,
UK Govt slams ‘irresponsible’ speed camera refund stunt
Criterion’s PlayStation 2 release of Burnout 2: Point of Impact hits retail on October 11th, and publisher Acclaim said on Wednesday that it would refund the fines of any driver caught by speed cameras on that day, to mark the launch and give them a chance to go and spend their hard-earned on speeding in a painless environment.
Ximian to release enterprise level Red Carpet service
On Monday, October 7, Ximian is expected to announce Red Carpet Enterprise, the latest offering in the Red Carpet service family. Much the same as Red Carpet CorporateConnect, the difference is that systems administrators can put a Red Carpet server inside their firewall instead of having to rely on a less powerful and potentially less secure hosted service.
Tiscali offers high-speed Net access for £20 a month
Tiscali UK is to offer an always-on high-speed Internet service for £19.99 a month, it confirmed today.
PC World runs Freeserve ADSL promo
Freeserve has teamed up with former parent Dixons to offers cut-price broadband for customers who buy a new PC.
Music biz strikes back with free, DRM ‘padlocked’ downloads
The juxtaposition of the words "free", "music" and "download" had its all too predictable effect yesterday when what was categorised as the UK music industry's kinder, gentler riposte to P2P (Probably to Pirate) file sharing kicked off. Digital Download Day, masterminded by Peter Gabriel's distribution company OD2 (On Demand Distribution) resulted in seriously whopped servers at OD2.
Today is National Computing Day
Today is National Computing Day in the UK. Surprised? So are we. No, it's not an official initiative, but the brainchild of ComputerActive, the UK's best-selling computer mag.
No frills broadband could wipe-out ISPs
BT Broadband - the no-frills access-only service from BT - could spell the death of ISPs, according to Forrester Research.
Sun to unbundle Solaris 9 for x86
Sun Microsystems has given a clear commitment to ship its Solaris 9 OS on Intel as a standalone product for the first time.
Infineon beats up Mosel-Vitelic
Infineon is cancelling its shareholder's agreement ProMOS DRAM foundry JV, citing "repeated material breach of contract" by Mosel-Vitelic, its Taiwanese partner.
Warning all RBS, Natwest punters. Withdraw cash now
This weekend Royal Bank of Scotland and Natwest integrate their computer systems. It goes live Monday.
UK to get Sat broadband for £30
Two companies are to launch one-way broadband satellite services for prices that come close to the cost of ADSL. More importantly, the service would be accessible from almost anywhere in the UK.
The geeks are in fine fettle, Tom – get with the program
Counter-OpinionWhichever one of my colleagues posted Tom Steinberg's guest editorial earlier today will have anticipated (gleeful rubbing of hands) much lovely, lively and enraged feedback. But probably not from me.
Trainee(!) dishwasher pleads guilty to $80m identity fraud
A 32 year-old former trainee dishwasher (how can you be a trainee dishwasher?) has pleaded guilty to masterminding what investigators believe is the largest identity theft scam ever attempted.