29th > November > 2002 Archive
AOL's new iDTV service fails to impress
AOL's decision to expand into interactive digital TV (iDTV) has yet to impress analysts.
Sklyarov gets US visa -DMCA trial to kick off
The first criminal prosecution under the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act is to begin in San Jose next week after a visa was finally granted to Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov and Alex Katalov, the chief executive of his former employers ElcomSoft.
Amnesty slams tech giants for ‘aiding’ Chinese human rights abuse
The great and the good of the IT industry - including Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems and Websense - stand accused of aiding and abetting human rights violations in China.
O2 network go tits up North
O2's network in Scotland and Northern Ireland went tits up yesterday afternoon leaving thousands of punters unable to use their mobile phones.
Energis keeps Freeserve gig
Energis is to continue providing network services for Freeserve after the companies secured a new two-year multi-million pound contract.
Anti-spam filters kill legitimate emails
Heavy-handed anti-spam filtering can frequently lead to the loss of legitimate emails.
HP, Compaq user groups merge
HP and Compaq's European user groups are merging - after six months of negotiations. Blimey, that's a helluva lot longer than HP and Compaq took to agree to merge, and almost as long as HP and Compaq have taken to integrate their vast businesses. That's the trouble with talking shops: too much talking shop.
UK Govt to post UFO sightings on Net
"If people know what we're doing, they know what we're doing wrong" Yes Minister
Interoperability issues dog Bluetooth – survey
Bluetooth continues to be dogged by interoperability problems and remains vulnerable to the threats of competing technologies.
Affinity narrows losses
Shares in Affinity Internet were up almost 8 per cent by lunchtime after the UK internet company announced increased revenue and lower losses.
123reg.co.uk restores customer email after DNS botch
Customers of domain registrar 123-reg.co.uk are promised their communications will be restored tomorrow following a DNS cock-up last week by the company which left many unable to receive email.
Sex, Text, Revenge etc. – ‘spot the double standard’
LettersSex, Text, Revenge, Hacking and Friends Reunited
Dell's AMD server strategy
It's only a small detail in this InfoWorld story, but it has all the ingredients for a perfect storm.
Govt 3G greed hurts us all – EITO
The British and German governments have manufactured a high-tech recession by their greed in taking too much out of the 3G/UMTS mobile phone auctions, according to researchers at EITO, the European Information Technology Observatory.
Demon explains punters' Net slowdown
Demon has blamed the "unpredictable behaviour" of some of its routers for problems experienced by its broadband customers trying to access the Net.
NTL to exit Chapter 11 soon
NTL looks set to miss its deadline of emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by the end of the month.
Commission to ‘look into’ antitrust work of MS' Eurocrat hire
The European Commission has been performing a curious backwards shuffle over the departure of official Detlef Eckert for a three year furlough with The Beast. Eckert's departure earlier this month was originally spun as of no import, because he didn't work on the Commission's Microsoft investigation, but after our brief mention of the matter earlier this week, baying packs of newshounds would seem to have been going for the spinmeisters with the meat tenderiser.
A Bluetooth iPod (and three other Apple distractions)
Another processor landmark from Intel has taken its Pentium4 line past 3GHz chip, with a 3.6Ghz part following hard on its heels. It makes more dismal reading for professional Apple users, who've seen the most competitive Apple hardware spanked out of sight by Chipzilla's latest in tests by Digital Video Editing.
WLAN security is still work in progress
IT managers are cautiously optimistic that wireless networks will - over time - become as secure as today's local area networks, but security concerns are still holding back deployment of the technology.