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Enfora preps ‘Wi-Fi wallet’ Palm PDA cases

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch PDA Want Wi-Fi on your Palm? US-based wireless specialist Enfora has a very discreet solution the WP802b: a wallet for your handheld that contains a built-in 802.11b adaptor. As you can see from Enfora's concept picture, the PDA sits on one side, the 802.11b transceiver on the other. The two come together through …
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mmO2 sells Dutch ops for peanuts

mmO2 is to sell its Dutch arm to an investment company for just EUR25 million.
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‘Super-DMCA’ fears suppress security research

Steganography and honeypot expert Niels Provos may risk four years in prison by completing his Ph.D., writes Kevin Poulsen, of SecurityFocus.
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IEEE preps 802.11n 320Mbps WLAN spec

Wireless LANs will reach speeds of 108Mbps, double 802.11a and 802.11g's 54Mbps rising to 320Mbps - and that's real data rates, which will more closely match the maximum raw transmission rates - if the IEEE has its way.

Oracle and Unbreakable Linux

Opinion You could argue that Oracle was relatively slow to jump onto the Linux bandwagon, or you might argue that IBM was fast off the mark. writes Robin Bloor
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Free mobile phone video – carried over audio?

It could be evil news for mobile phone companies if the idea catches on; but it does look as if Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) technology can now make it feasible to watch TV on your cellphone.

BT court action stops engineer strike

A series of one day strikes by the BT engineers, due to commence today, have been called off following a High Court injunction.
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Intel chief takes helm at WLAN chip maker Atheros… NOT

Question: what's the difference between Dr. Craig Barratt and Dr. Craig Barrett?
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ARM sales and profits plunged during Q1 2003

ARM Holdings today said that its Q1 sales and income had fallen dramatically, and it expects the gloom to continue for the foreseeable future.
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Apple contracts Quanta to build wireless display – report

Apple is planning to launch a Tablet PC-style wireless display terminal, the Chinese language Economic Daily News has reported.
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Stolen mobile rings in ‘body cavity’

Our piece last week on the "Purring Kitty" mobile phone vibrator programme certainly found favour among many of our readers. This email, from Diana Lask, was typical of the feedback:
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How to automate a DoS attack using the Post Office

Fancy taking revenge on someone you don't like by deluging someone with junk mail?
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The Xbox key sales target

Contrary to an earlier story, Microsoft is on track to hit its 9million units sales target for Xbox this June.
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Intel officially unveils 800MHZ FSB, i875P chipset

Intel has announced its '800MHz' frontside bus, along with Pentium 4 chips and chipsets to go with it, as expected.
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Linksys and Symantec bundle security

Linksys is to bundle copies of Norton Internet Security 2003 with its entire line of cable/DSL routers sold in Britain.
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Application Vulnerability Description Language coined

Security vendors joined together today to back a standard for describing application security vulnerabilities.
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Intel suspends shipments of 800MHz FSB Pentium 4

Intel has confirmed that it has delayed the release of its 800MHz frontside bus Pentium 4, despite launching the processor alongside its support chipset, the i875P, today.
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Computer mag advice can kill!

OK, own up, which computer magazines are trying to kill their readers? With newsstand circulation falling through the floor in the last couple of year, the last thing we need is dead punters.

Cap Gemini targets EDS renewals

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young is aiming for strong growth in its outsourcing operation by dramatically building its offshore arm, targeting new business in applications management and BPO, and targeting the clients of rival EDS. It must regret selling off its BPO practice in 2001, with outsourcing services currently showing strong resilience to the general slowdown.
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It's another bug, confirms Google

It's a bug! And what a big butterfly net we must have, for we've only been paying attention to Google for a week, and we've already found three critters. Or is it four?
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US.gov builds huge child porn database

A huge database system designed to find sexually abused children is under development in the US. But legal restrictions mean that the project is unlikely to be replicated in the UK.