27th > May > 2003 Archive

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E-Plus offers i-mode handset – for €1

KPN subsidiary E-Plus has launched the Siemens S55 handset with i-mode browser in Germany for EUR1.
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Why enterprise WLANs need wireless gateways

Tight wireless LAN security and an open systems approach to wireless authentication are claimed by Bluesocket for the WGX-4000, its latest WLAN gateway.
Bryan Betts, 27 May 2003
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Getting a grip on WLAN futures

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Bryan Betts, 27 May 2003
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World wakes up to true speed of WiFi

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Guy Kewney, 27 May 2003
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Cyber insurance between the lines

It's a security professional's nightmare. Not a new virus or worm. Not a hacker from outside trying to penetrate perimeter defenses. Not even an attempted denial of service attack. The nightmare scenario is the "Jayson Blair" syndrome -- the trusted insider gone bad.
Mark Rasch, 27 May 2003
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Enter the Matrix games sells a million

Atari is claiming that Enter The Matrix has already sold a million units in the USA and Europe after only a week on sale, representing 25 per cent of the four million units which the company shipped to retail so far.
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AMD cuts Athlon XP prices by up to 31.8 per cent

Many of AMD's Athlon XP processors just got cheaper. The chip maker today cut the prices of all but the fastest and slowest CPUs - the 3200+ and the 2000+, respectively - in the family by up to 31.8 per cent.
Tony Smith, 27 May 2003
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Anti-Dixons blogger gets TV back

Marie Griffiths - the anti-Dixons consumer champion - has finally got her telly back.
Tim Richardson, 27 May 2003
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Linux heats up the enterprise apps space

According to Scott Handy, director of IBM's Linux solutions marketing group, Linux has now matured sufficiently to be hailed as an "industrial enterprise-class Internet server for web applications", writes Fran Howarth, of Bloor Research.
IT-Analysis, 27 May 2003
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Elpida cuts mobile DDR power drain by 90 per cent

Elpida has begun shipping the latest generation of its mobile-specific Mobile RAM memory chips aimed at PDAs, digital cameras, cellphones and other small form-factor devices.
Tony Smith, 27 May 2003
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Memix launches 128MB Flash drive watch

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch Data Watch UK-based Memix Direct has begun shipping its USB Memory Watch - a wristwatch with a built-in keychain-style USB solid state hard drive. Available in grey and black, each watch contains 128MB of Flash memory. The watch's strap contain an integrated USB connector, and Memix bundles a USB extension …
Tony Smith, 27 May 2003
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Paris moots city-wide Wi-Fi

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Drew Cullen, 27 May 2003
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Vodafone loss narrows

Mobile phone behemoth Vodafone posted better than expected full-year results on Tuesday, although its loss still totalled £9.8 billion.
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Adobe ships Acrobat 6.0

Update Adobe has begun shipping its Acrobat 6 product line, including an updated version of its reader software for the Palm OS.
Tony Smith, 27 May 2003

CSC wins £450m Marconi outsourcing gig

CSC has won a £450m ($735m) worldwide IT helpdesk and telecoms services outsourcing deal from Marconi, the incredible shrinking networking company.
Drew Cullen, 27 May 2003
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Tiscali's debt collectors demand cash from ‘PC Plod’

Tiscali's debt collectors have sent a threatening letter demanding £14.98 - to "PC Plod".
Tim Richardson, 27 May 2003
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Free Wi-Fi punted to pubs and hotels

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John Leyden, 27 May 2003
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ATI admits it ‘optimised’ drivers for 3DMark 03

ATI has admitted that it tweaked its Catalyst drivers to generate better 3DMark 03 scores and said that it will remove the modifications before the next release of the drivers.
Tony Smith, 27 May 2003
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DRM-less MP3s from $3.99

A new Spanish music service is offering commercial music downloads for as little as $3.99 for an eight hour session. Monthly subscriptions begin at $24.99.
Andrew Orlowski, 27 May 2003
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Critics set up anti-SPEWS Web site

Critics of the SPEWS blacklist have set up a Web site highlighting their grievances against the popular service.
John Leyden, 27 May 2003
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Church gives blessing for phone masts

The Anglican Church has given its blessing for mobile phone masts to be erected in two of its church towers in Yorkshire - just as long as they're not used to transmit porn.
Tim Richardson, 27 May 2003
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Operators falling short of ambitious Wi-Fi roll-out plans

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John Leyden, 27 May 2003
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Data retention: Irish DP rep threatens to sue over secret order

Irish Data Protection Commissioner Joe Meade has twice threatened to bring High Court proceedings against the Irish Government over an "invalid" order on data retention, secretly issued a year ago. According to a report by Karlin Lillington in the Irish Times, Meade claims the order is in breach of the Irish Constitution, lacks "the character of law" and is in breach of the principles of European Community law.
John Lettice, 27 May 2003
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Backroom deal selects unknown for Euro data ‘supervisor’

A Brussels fudge threatens to parachute a virtually unknown Spanish magistrate into the key post of European Data Protection Supervisor. Earlier this month Joaquín Bayo Delgado was selected via secret ballot by the European Parliament's Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs, despite deep obscurity and no known track record on privacy or data protection.
John Lettice, 27 May 2003

IBM injects Power4+ into low-end

IBM's Power4+ processor has managed to slither all the way through the company's Unix server line.
Ashlee Vance, 27 May 2003
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WCs meet PCs: converged tech toilets show promise

Microsoft's decision to flush away its iLoo project may have disappointed many readers, but some of the boldest technology research is taking place in our restrooms.
Andrew Orlowski, 27 May 2003
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Broadband by blimp idea floated

York-based telecoms outfit SkyLINC wants to build a network of base stations in balloons, tethered 1.5km high, as a platform for delivering broadband to rural communities.
John Leyden, 27 May 2003
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Itanic: Enron's Golden Albatross

There's a dark specter of doom looming from Itanic's past.
Ashlee Vance, 27 May 2003