6th > December > 2002 Archive
Viewsonic explains Pocket PC's missing memory
Viewsonic tells us that it will revise its marketing literature after users discovered that its new budget PocketPC has less memory than advertised.
Bush signs Webcast Act
The third version of the notorious HR.5469 bill, the "Small Webcasters Settlement Act" has passed into law: after President Bush last night crayoned his distinctive 'X' onto the legislation.
Telenor claims CIX email sorted next week
Telenor Business Solutions - the ISP behind CIX, one of the UK's oldest ISPs - claims that its email service should be back to normal next week.
Telewest rings up 250k broadband punters
Not to be outdone by BT's recent announcement that it now has notched up 500,000 ADSL connections, Telewest has announced it's now connected its 250,000th cable broadband punter.
Job cuts loom at AOL – report
Workers at AOL Time Warner's Internet division are bracing themselves for a fresh round of job cuts.
Nortel marries GPRS and Wi-Fi
Nortel Networks is to offer mobile operators a new technology that will seamlessly link their wide-area wireless networks with fast emerging Wi-Fi systems.
Nominet explains role in ebay.co.uk detagging slip
Remember the ebay.co.uk detagging fiasco earlier this week when the popular auction site was disrupted due to some administrative error?
Open Source in the EU – how one agency introduced it
Not a lot of people know that Europe has an equivalent of the US Food and Drug Administration; but it has, it's based in London's docklands, and it's taking the Unix/Linux route to fulfil some pretty special and exacting networking requirements.
Scott McNealy on: Sun's secret weapon and its biggest mistake (not you, Apple)
InterviewHard to imagine, in all the time we've been here the most we've gotten out of Scott is smalltalk about haircuts and parking. The following should help to put that right.
Orange plans SPV bugfixes, and developer info for Q1
In response to prodding from would-be smartphone developers Orange has issued a statement outlining its policy as regards application signing and bugfixes for the Orange SPV. The statement, published in full at MoDaCo.com, is guardedly vague in parts, and Register sources tell us there's more where that came from - but there's enough to be going on with.
UK is a broadband slowcoach – Oftel
The UK is still miles behind other countries when it comes to the take-up of broadband and that's despite all the work carried out by regulator Oftel to promote competition for broadband.
Symbian to make Psion's OPL dev language open source
You've quite possibly never heard of OPL, but once upon a time this wouldn't have been the case. Back before Palm was thought of, OPL was the easy to use development language for Psion EPOC devices, and until events (and indeed Palm) largely overwhelmed Psion, there was quite a thriving community of small developers and enthusiasts using OPL, and bitching about Psion in pretty much the same way as Apple fans bitch about Apple.
Online suicide poster resurrected
Online anyone can be Jesus. Posters to the Counter Strike forum at Blueyonder were not in awe however when it became clear that a former colleague had come back from the dead.