6th > March > 2003 Archive

The Register breaking news

Toshiba to power 10,000 US Wi-Fi hotspots

Toshiba plans to roll out 10,000 802.11b hotspots across the US this year, the company's North American subsidiary announced yesterday.
Tony Smith, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

Another day, another mobile platform

Perhaps to the surprise of many, next-generation mobile data services appear to have received a generally warm welcome in Europe, with services such as Vodafone Live! reporting unexpectedly high take-up. But there is a looming threat from a lack of cross-device compatibility that could well damage the revenue-earning potential of such services.
Datamonitor, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

Personal storage sites are the latest ‘security risk’

Internet filtering outfit Websense has set its sights at stamping out uncontrolled use of personal storage sites in the workplace, describing data backup sites as the latest security risk.
John Leyden, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

Apple thanks Microsoft for inventing the Trash Can

Most mammals hibernate through January and February, but Apple lawyers clearly belong to the reptilian class, for winter finds them at their most productive. They certainly haven't been idle in recent weeks.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Mar 2003
SGI logo hardware close-up

PowerPC blades by year-end – IBM

Tom Bradicich, CTO of IBM's xSeries line, confirmed that Big Blue will ship a Power-based blade by the end of the year.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

3Dlabs pledges support for ATI's RenderMonkey HLSL

ATI has won rival graphics chip maker 3Dlabs' backing for its RenderMonkey (RM) high-level shading language.
Tony Smith, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

Sony responds to Xbox Live boasts

Sony has greeted Microsoft's announcement this week that Xbox Live now has 350,000 users with scorn. It has issued a counter-statement claiming sales of over 600,000 PS2 network adapters.
The Register breaking news

Internet battle lines drawn at extraordinary Geneva meeting

Internet battle lines were drawn at an extraordinary meeting in Geneva this week. The non-descript "ccTLD workshop" hosted by the International Telecommunication Union on 3-4 March attracted a stellar cast including ICANN president Stuart Lynn, ITU secretary general Yoshio Utsumi and leading representatives of just about every major organisation dealing with the Internet today.
Kieren McCarthy, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

ATI Radeon 9800

Radeon 9800 The market is led, and fed, by the 'bleeding edge', the pinnacle of 3D gaming performance, and a slot which was until recently occupied by ATI's 9700 Pro. In response to the GeForce FX, which retrieved the position of technology leader for Nvidia, it's not only news but also review samples of the Radeon 9800 Pro [ …
Steve Spence, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

ATI Radeon 9800

Radeon 9600 While Nvidia's entire current DX9 range is based on a 0.13 micron process out of TSMC, ATI initially stuck to the tried and tested path of 0.15 micron, and so far it has done quite well from that choice. Of course that move has to be made eventually and its competitor has finally proven a transition viable with such …
Steve Spence, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

ATI Radeon 9800

Radeon 9800 Benchmarks Radeon and GeForce FX in hand, we've leapt into the lab for a spot of benchmarking to see how the new ATI GPU sizes up to NVvidia?s current top chip. Test System Intel Pentium 4 3.06GHz with HyperThreading sisabled ASUSTek P4G8X Deluxe - Granite Bay (E7205) mobo (AGP 8X) 1GB Corsair XMS3200 DDR - …
Steve Spence, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

ATI Radeon 9800

Review In the months leading up to the arrival of DirectX 9, the topology of the 3D graphics market has changed considerably.
Steve Spence, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

BoFHs fail Stenchmark test

Letters Do you BoFHs smell? Is the cost of a bar of soap and some natty threads too much? Such weighty questions were provoked by our recent letter "OK - I smell a bit" - but leave us BoFHs alone! from a sysadmin who resented being relegated to the smelly underclass by know-nothing IT types.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

Aussies chew over enforced Net filters

Lawmakers down under are considering making it compulsory for ISPs to filter out unwanted XXX content.
Tim Richardson, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

Email scam aims to swipe PayPal users' credit card details

PayPal scam artists are getting more ambitious, and less subtle, in their attempts to hoodwink gullible punters.
John Leyden, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

Support Comic Relief online

Good news for couch potatoes who'd like to support this year's Comic Relief Red Nose Day on 14 March, but would rather not skydive from 15,000ft dressed as a baboon to do it, comes in the form of the charity drive's e-commerce enabled website.
Team Register, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

US bar owner executes Dell laptop

A bar and restaurant owner from Lafayette, Colorado was jailed earlier this week after pumping four rounds into his Dell laptop, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports.
Lester Haines, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

Games' copy protection cracked in days, says newsletter

Russian copy protection specialist StarForce Technology has stepped into the gap left by the DoJ's repurposing of ISONews. Not, we presume, deliberately, but it's a funny coincidence all the same.
John Lettice, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

Mad antipiracy bot sics BSA on OpenOffice FTP site

The Business Software Alliance has pulled off an astonishing anti-piracy coup, identifying a major European university as a distribution hub for... OpenOffice.org. Oops. The University of Münster last week received a "Notice of Claimed Infringement" concerning the unauthorised distribution of Microsoft Office from one Corinna Beck, of the BSA in Washington. Ms Beck must be a very busy person, because she appears not to read her own emails before sending them.
John Lettice, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

Scan your browser's security for free

Surfers are being offered a check on the security of their browser with a free security tool.
John Leyden, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

BT ‘not responsible’ for suspended FreeDial service

BT has said it will "vigorously" defend any legal action brought against it by ISP FreeDial.biz.
Tim Richardson, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

Rumours circulate over NTL price rises

NTL has described as "speculation" rumours that it is to increase the price of its 128k service from May 1.
Tim Richardson, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

Key Internet registry weathers serious DDoS assault

Internet registry RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) yesterday reported its services were back to normal, after it became the victim of a serious DDoS at the end of last month.
John Leyden, 06 Mar 2003
The Register breaking news

Oracle seeks manicurist

Silicon Valley's economy may be in the tank, so kudos to the Oracle Corporation for doing what it can.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Mar 2003