What the hell is… SiS' HyperStreaming technology?
SiS introduced its AMD-oriented SiS758 chipset last week and debuted its HyperStreaming performance-enhancement technology at the same time.
Easynet undercuts BT with unbundled leased line
Easynet has unveiled a new unbundled leased line broadband product which it claims is up to half the price of traditional services offered by BT.
US to disrupt GPS, satellite comms in Gulf?
The US may pull the plugs on civilian GPS (Global Positioning System) during a war in Iraq, and could take steps to disrupt satellite communications systems, according to a Gulf News report. Quoting "senior industry sources" the report suggests that GPS - which is the simplest candidate for a switch-off - would be the first satellite service to be affected, but that it could be done "as part of a wider drive to stem the flow of information/propaganda during the conflict, especially in the initial phases."
AOL UK lines up for Net-related awards scheme
AOL UK has teamed up with independent charity Citizens Online to launch a new national awards scheme to help community groups across the UK make the most of being online.
Amazon.co.uk pulls down the shutters on bargain hunt
Amazon.co.uk has pulled down the shutters on its site this afternoon after advertising HP iPAQ Pocket PCs at prices almost too good to be true.
MS shared source twitches towards liberal licensing
A new form of Microsoft's shared source licence agreement unearthed by Microsoft Watch suggests that The Beast is at the very least experimenting with forms of words that might work, as opposed to engaging purely in propaganda efforts. The strapline to Mary Jo Foley's report says that the licence "seems to be inching closer - at least in spirit - to the GNU GPL" - this is clearly not true, but we nevertheless think we detect some element of constructiveness.
No legal recourse for buyers as Amazon rejects £7 iPaq pricing
Will anyone who ordered one of Amazon's £7.23 HP iPaq H1910 and £23.04 iPaq H5450 - which we reported on earlier today, see Amazon offers sub-£10 iPaq - actually have their PDAs delivered and their credit cards charged at that rate?
VX writers latch onto Gulf War II tricks to spread worms
Virus writers are attempting to tap into public interest in the imminent war between Iraq and the US to lure unwitting users into launching a new email-aware worm.
BT releases latest ADSL exchange update
BT has published a list of the latest exchanges to be converted to ADSL as part of its pre-registration demand-mapping scheme.
People are the biggest security risk
Human error - not technical malfunction - is the most significant cause of IT security breaches in the public and private sectors.
Cisco buys SignalWorks – and soon its own shares
Cisco Systems today announced a deal to acquire IP telephony software firm SignalWorks in exchange for $13.5 million of Cisco stock.