An advertisement for Windows ironically mimicking the Mac 'switch' testimonial series (ridiculed here) has been pulled from the MS Web site after its authenticity was questioned by a poster to Slashdot.
Oxford University, IBM and the UK government are building a large-scale data grid to enable early screening and diagnosis of breast cancer, and to allow medical professionals to collaborate and share information that will help treat the disease.
Larry Ellison's pet project, NetLedger, launched its much vaunted NetSuite application package yesterday but it came without the punch. There's no Oracle. It's a bold move from the firm and one that almost guarantees it a more volatile future.
Mobile phone gaming company Masabi, which recently completed an implementation of the BBC micro classic Repton for the Nokia 7650, will be going live with a micropayments system from next month.
UK-based LinuxIT recently announced it had released the "Professional Open Desktop" series, calling it a solution designed for "organizations with non-technical staff." The company is offering a standard version, based on Lindows, and an enterprise version that makes use of Ximian standards.
There are fears that 150 jobs could be lost at technology etailer, Jungle.com, following a decision to cut costs.
McDonald's has suspended a trial providing Net access in its restaurants after customers complained that they couldn't stomach porn with their burgers.
The United States Senate today will consider the bill to "save Internet radio", HR.5469. It's a bill which does nothing for education, religious, non-profit or hobbyist radio. Many webcasters were stunned when the bill morphed from a two paragraph "stay of execution" into an alternative royalty scheme after a splinter group decided to negotiate a closed-door deal with the Recording Industry Association of America, the RIAA.
ARM is to cut 10 per cent of its workforce as it reports its first-ever fall in quarterly sales.
Opera Software has developed a 'secret sauce' implementation of its browser intended to bring the full web experience to smartphones (with Nokia's Series 60 and Sony-Ericsson's UIQ platforms among the early targets. And as a consequence, Opera CTO Hakon Lie told The Register earlier today, WAP will become redundant, and will die.
A non-executive director of Nominet's Council of Management and member of its Public Advisory Board, Alex Bligh, has launched a scathing attack on a recommendation by one of the organisation's subcommittees to shut down the second level domain .net.uk.
Apple UK is to lease iBooks and Powerbooks to students for as little as £7.58 a week. At the end of the lease period, the notebook is offered for sale to the lessee for just fifty quid. Insurance and support is thrown in as part of the deal and Airport WLAN access is an optional extra.
Police have arrested two teenagers over bombmaking tips on an Internet chat room used by the prime suspect for the explosion which killed seven people in Finland last week.
Tiscali UK has pledged to resolve all its outstanding issues concerning billing complaints before the end of the month.
Mobile phone users could soon be able to charge their handsets at kiosks if a trial beginning next month proves successful. London-based Nearplay Systems has launched Charge Me, which allows punters to charge up their mobile phone or PDA while out and about.
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Episode 21BOFH 2002: Episode 21
Fresh form factors, components and pricing models are set to jumpstart the quiet PDA market.
Microsoft today announced what it categorised as more "consistent and predictable guidelines" (surely "rules"? - Ed) for customer support. Entirely consistently and predictably, it's ruddy baffling and you've got to strain quite hard to work out what they mean, as opposed to panicking about what they say.
Microprocessor ForumIBM's Peter Sandon disclosed technical details for IBM's PowerPC 970 processor in San Jose this morning and confirmed that the processor supports the AltiVec instruction set. In addition to providing a competitive workstation and edge server chip for IBM - which deploys POWER3 in these space and power sensitive designs, the processor is tailor made for high end Apple machines. It's expected to sample in the first half of next year, and appear in production volumes in the second half.
Intel today announced what it bills as the industry's first network processor for secure content processing.
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Wireless LAN specialist Agere and chip maker Infineon are to jointly develop high-speed 802.11a/g wireless LAN technology.