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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ATI Radeon 9800
ReviewIn the months leading up to the arrival of DirectX 9, the topology of the 3D graphics market has changed considerably.
BoFHs fail Stenchmark test
LettersDo 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.
Aussies chew over enforced Net filters
Lawmakers down under are considering making it compulsory for ISPs to filter out unwanted XXX content.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scan your browser's security for free
Surfers are being offered a check on the security of their browser with a free security tool.
BT ‘not responsible’ for suspended FreeDial service
BT has said it will "vigorously" defend any legal action brought against it by ISP FreeDial.biz.
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.
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.