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800MHz FSB Pentium 4s appear in Japan

Sample versions of Intel's upcoming 800MHz quad-pumped frontside bus Pentium 4 have appeared in Japan, local web site PC Watch reports.
Tony Smith, 07 Apr 2003
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KPN talks takeover with mmO2 – report

KPN and mmO2 have been having talks about having talks about merging, the Observer reports.
Drew Cullen, 07 Apr 2003
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Rebranding kiss of death strikes Deloitte Consulting

LogoWatch The rebranding kiss of death has struck again, with the latest victim to succumb to SARS (Severe Acute Rebranding Syndrome) being none other than Deloitte Consulting - the company almost formerly known as Braxton.
Lester Haines, 07 Apr 2003
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RIAA agrees webcasting rates… with non-webcasting AOL, Microsoft

What's wrong with this headline? It's from an Associated Press wire story published on Friday:
Andrew Orlowski, 07 Apr 2003
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Adobe updates Acrobat for the XML era

Adobe has melded its Portable Document Format (PDF) and XML, updating its Acrobat family of PDF creation tools to version 6.0 in the process.
Tony Smith, 07 Apr 2003
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Security glitch with SETI@home screensaver

Dutch security researchers have discovered a set of security vulnerabilities with the popular SETI@home program.
John Leyden, 07 Apr 2003
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ATI unveils All-in-Wonder 9800 PRO TV-on-PC card

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch Graphics ATI will release its latest All-in-Wonder graphics card, the 9800 Pro, this Spring, the company said today. Beyond upgrading its family of TV-on-a-PC cards to its top-end Radeon 9800 Pro graphics chip, the new All-in-Wonder will feature an on-screen home cinema configuration system, EazyLook. The Radeon …
Tony Smith, 07 Apr 2003
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Backup and Recovery… er… what's that?

"Backup and Recovery", the foundation of nearly all data management processes, continues to be overlooked in many organisations, according to a Storage Networking Industry Association Europe (SNIA-E) survey, writes Tony Lock, of Bloor Research.
IT-Analysis, 07 Apr 2003
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Dell to offer Broadcom 802.11a/g card

Broadcom has begun shipping what it claims is the first mini-PCI card to support both standard 802.11a and draft spec. 802.11g wireless networking for notebooks.
Tony Smith, 07 Apr 2003
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Apache urges update ahead of DoS risk alert

The Apache Software Foundation has updated its popular Web server software to guard against a serious, as yet unspecified, denial of service risk.
John Leyden, 07 Apr 2003
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Nvidia to support 400MHz FSB Athlon XP with new chipset

Nvidia has become the second company to say it will support AMD's 400MHz frontside bus Athlon XP - even though AMD itself has yet to announce such a chip.
Tony Smith, 07 Apr 2003
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BT salvages new identity from corporate scrapheap

LogoWatch LogoWatch Telecom's monolith BT has moved with astonishing, Ferrari-like speed to produce a new logo to replace the universally-reviled prancing trumpet bloke, just recently muted. Company supremo Ben Verwaayen reckons the new logo represents "BT as being in-tune with the multimedia age". That makes sense, because it's none …
Lester Haines, 07 Apr 2003
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‘Adios Google’

Letters :
Andrew Orlowski, 07 Apr 2003
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AntiCap lobby group calls for BB freedom

A new Internet lobby group has been launched committed to campaigning for unlimited broadband services.
Tim Richardson, 07 Apr 2003
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Al Jazeera and the Net – free speech, but don't say that

Arabic satellite TV network Al Jazeera's efforts to build an English-language web site have run into another speed bump. Akamai Technologies, whose "Accelerated Networks can stand up to unpredictable traffic and flash crowds for even the largest events," fired Al Jazeera last week.
John Lettice, 07 Apr 2003
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UpMyStreet is For Sale

No, we couldn't bring ourselves to write "titsup" in the headline. UpMyStreet, the brilliant UK info-by-postcode web site, has gone into administration, after funding talks fell through.
Drew Cullen, 07 Apr 2003
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Schools use SMS to fight truancy

Parents of kids playing hookey in Yorkshire are to be told their little darlings are skipping school - by text.
Tim Richardson, 07 Apr 2003
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Security attacks jump in Q1

Updated Security incidents and attacks were up 36.6 per cent over the first three months of this year.
John Leyden, 07 Apr 2003
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Symbian to unveil open source dev language at Expo

Symbian is expected to go live with the open sourcing of the OPL development language at the Symbian Developer Expo in London at the end of this month. OPL was the development language for Psion's range of handhelds prior to Symbian's arrival on the scene, but has suffered somewhat in the intervening period. Symbian's intention to open source it was revealed last December, since when the company and interested parties have been working on the associated mechanisms.
John Lettice, 07 Apr 2003
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RIM: bumper BlackBerry harvest

Wireless email pioneer Research In Motion brought some cheer to the deflated mobile computing sector when the company revised its sales forecast after unexpectedly strong growth in users of its BlackBerry service. Recent agreements with several wireless technology vendors look set to boost Research In Motion's revenues even further.
Datamonitor, 07 Apr 2003
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FreeBB reports ‘change of emphasis’

FreeBB - the outfit which claimed it could offer punters "free broadband" in return for their loyalty - reports that it is having a "change of emphasis".
Tim Richardson, 07 Apr 2003
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Verisign, nCipher tout hardware-based SSL certs

VeriSign and hardware encryption specialist nCipher are coming to market with hardware-based SSL Certificates, designed to boost protection against online data theft and Web site spoofing.
John Leyden, 07 Apr 2003
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Unisys turns to the midrange

Unisys has added to its server line with new 4-to-32 processor systems all geared up to run Windows Server 2003 and to give the company formidable hardware in the midrange.
Ashlee Vance, 07 Apr 2003