6th > May > 2003 Archive

IBM plots new processors for Unix servers

IBM scampered on Tuesday to announce new processors for its high end Unix systems on the same day that rival Hewlett-Packard will lay out its enterprise hardware plans.
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Fujitsu Siemens extends three-year warranties to four

If you want proof that PC hardware is reliable, look no further than today's Fujitsu Siemens UK announcement that owners of the company's Scenic range of desktops will now be offered a four-year on-site warranty.
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Thus cuts losses, increases T/O

Losses at Thus almost halved during last year as the telco increased turnover in its telecoms, data and Internet operations.
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Apple music kiosk nets ‘1m downloads’

Not surprisingly, Apple's music partner, Universal, is continuing to hype the online kiosk the pair launched last week. Universal claims that the store clocked one million downloads in its first week of operation.
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AMD ships Athlon MP 2800+

AMD today launched an ever-so-slightly redundant addition to its Athlon MP line. The 2800+, based on the Barton core, sits between existing MP parts and the new Opteron family of 64-bit server/workstation chips.
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Powerline broadband pilot nets 200 trialists

Southern Electric claims it has received a "good amount of interest" in its commercial trial of broadband through three-pin electrical sockets in Winchester.
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Off the Rails: Enquiry Web site fails to deliver

Analysis The recent revamp of the UK rail enquiries website has been a backwards step from a usability point of view, with the site generally less friendly towards passengers wanting train times than its predecessor.
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Microsoft in ‘constructive’ EU talks

Microsoft said this week that it was working with European antitrust officials on their investigation of the software giant.
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Psion Software syncing fast

Psion Software is syncing fast, in fact not just fast, but transparently and with consummate ease.
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Apple updates eMac to 1GHz

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch Desktop Apple has updated its eMac all-in-one desktop Mac. The new line-up sports ATI Radeon 7500 graphics and Airport Extreme 802.11g wireless networking. The eMac range now includes a 1GHz G4 processor, as predicted a wee while ago by our chums at Think Secret. The three-machine line-up offers 40, 60 and 80GB …
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SiS R&D fab re-opens after SARS suspect shuts plant

SiS has confirmed that its Hsin Chu R&D fab was temporarily closed last week after one of its R&D staff had been quarantined by the Taiwanese health authorities with suspected SARS.
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MP critical of ‘unfair competition’ from BT

Labour MP Brian White has branded a recent wholesale price cut from BT as "unfair competition" and called on the telecoms regulator to react more quickly to complaints.
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Doing The Right Thing: Apple UI history

Interview "If you do this kind of work," says interaction designer Gitta Salomon, "everything bugs you. Your car, your cordless phone, your home entertainment system - you hate everything."