18th > March > 2003 Archive

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Microsoft faces phone annihilation

Poland's cultural ambassador to the Internet, "jpzr" is a gift who keeps on giving.
Andrew Orlowski, 18 Mar 2003
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Email scammers target Nochex users

A bogus email doing the rounds this week tries to trick Nochex customers into giving up their account passwords and bank card details
John Leyden, 18 Mar 2003
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Oftel bids to reduce telecoms regulation

Oftel has published a rack of proposals that could lead to a widespread reduction in regulation in the UK's telecoms and Internet industry.
Tim Richardson, 18 Mar 2003
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RIAA chief invokes Martin Luther King in pigopoly defense

Departing RIAA chief Hilary Rosen yesterday invoked the name of slain black civil rights leader Martin Luther King as she defended the music oligopolies' right to prevent people sharing music. She also vigorously defended poisoning peer to peer sharing networks with junk music - presumably not a situation that the civil rights leader could have envisaged, in a clutch of policy statements that are a must-read for even the most casual music-lover.
Andrew Orlowski, 18 Mar 2003
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Government redefines broadband

The UK Government has changed its definition of broadband.
Tim Richardson, 18 Mar 2003
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Samsung X10 ‘thin and light’ notebook

Review The jury is still out on whether Intel's Centrino mobile platform will revive the fortunes of the PC industry, but if Samsung's first Centrino-based notebook, the X10, is anything to go by, the 'thin and light' segment is certain to become more popular over the coming months.
Tony Smith, 18 Mar 2003
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BT to offer wholesale ‘midband’ service from the summer

BT is set to roll-out a new wholesale "midband" Net access service from the summer which should be available in around 97 per cent of the UK.
Tim Richardson, 18 Mar 2003
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We'd love to go wireless but what about security?

European businesses are keen to embrace wireless technologies, in all their flavours, but doubts about security are continuing to act as a brake on wider usage of wireless LANs.
John Leyden, 18 Mar 2003
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ATI licences Pentium M bus

ATI has licensed Intel's Pentium M bus, paving the way for the company to offer what are effectively Centrino-compatible chipsets.
Tony Smith, 18 Mar 2003
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PC Watch reveals Intel Centrino roadmap

Intel's Pentium M chip, part of its Centrino mobile platform, will rise to 1.7GHz in June and 1.8GHz by the end of the year, according to a roadmap described by Japanese Web site PC Watch.
Tony Smith, 18 Mar 2003
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Student owns up to Texas Uni cyber-heist

A University of Texas student has been charged with hacking offences following a computer break-in at the university earlier this month that lead to the disclosure of 55,200 past and present University of Texas faculty members and students.
John Leyden, 18 Mar 2003
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Text spammer fined £40k

A Gibraltar-based premium-rate spam text operator has been fined a total of £40,000 ($63,000) for breaching guidelines.
Tim Richardson, 18 Mar 2003
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Dropping GameCube: Argos' turn?

Nintendo may be facing a fight for its life at UK retail, as the decision by the Dixons group to liquidate GameCube stocks is replicated by another leading retailer - high street and catalogue sales outlet Argos.
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Apple slims down Xserve for clustering

Apple has introduced a version of its Xserve rackmount server aimed at customers seeking to build computing clusters.
Tony Smith, 18 Mar 2003
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Reg Kit Watch

PDA Sony has launched the Clie PEG-SJ33 in the UK. The PDA is based Palm OS 4.1 and is powered by a Dragonball Super VZ 66MHz. There's 16MB of memory, expandable using the SJ33's Memory Stick slot. The 320 x 320 16-bit colour LCD provides an ideal display for the PDA's bundle of games, still image and movie playback software …
Tony Smith, 18 Mar 2003
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Tiscali UK downed by ‘external attack’

Tiscali UK was knocked out this afternoon after the ISP came under attack from Internet saboteurs.
Tim Richardson, 18 Mar 2003