25th > November > 2002 Archive
Vodafone goes a wireless bundle with PC makers
Vodafone has signed deals with the world's top hardware manufacturers to have the mobile operator's GPRS settings pre-installed on laptops and PDAs.
BT firms MSN broadband alliance
BT and Microsoft are on close to announcing their latest venture together to bring broadband access and content to the UK.
BTopenworld denies plans to ditch domain
There's confusion about the future of BT's mass market ISP after internal sources told customers that it has plans to ditch its BTopenworld domain.
Lawyers fear misuse of cyber murder law
A genuine cyber murder may never happen outside the pages of tabloid newspapers and Tom Clancy novels, but defense attorneys say that won't keep federal prosecutors from getting some mileage out of a provision in the newly-passed Homeland Security bill that dictates a maximum sentence of life imprisonment without parole for computer hackers with homicide in their hearts.
Merde! Alcatel LAN switch ships with backdoor access
Some versions of Alcatel's LAN switch software can yield backdoor access to crackers, the company warns.
Personal music stations for 3G phones
Ten European music and mobile phone firms are banding together to get punters tuning into their own personal music stations using next generation mobile phones.
Tech savvy are gagging for 3G
DIY PC builders and broadband subscribers are among those keenest to become early adopters of 3G, according to a survey by mobile reail chain The Link.
3G games for Women!
We haven't heard too much in the way of hype from the mobile network operators of late. Instead they seem to be focusing their efforts on developing real deliverables, real solutions and less inane warbling about solutions which clearly are not going to materialise for a good few years yet.
Intel gives leg-up to UK pro gaming
In South Korea, top pro-gamers are gods. Their tournaments are televised, the winners are garlanded with fame and money.
Orange issues refunds after double dipping accounts
Tens of thousands of Orange UK customers had their bank accounts double-dipped after a foul-up between the mobile phone company and its bank.
eBay scam site nipped in the bud
A spate of emails inviting eBay customers to divulge usernames and passwords to a scam site reached epidemic proportions last week.
BT Broadband price remains fixed
BT has no plans at present to cut the price of its frill-less, access only BT Broadband product following today's confirmation of a joint marketing agreement with MSN.
RM in ‘recovery mode’
RM, the UK's biggest computer systems supplier to schools, made a full year post-tax loss of £4.8m but - little consolation this - didn't do quite as badly as it was expected to.