Browser wars suit ends with death knell for Netscape
A lawsuit intended to bring justice to Netscape has ended with a deal that sounds the death knell for the browser.
Court confirms DMCA ‘good faith’ web site shut down rights
A U.S. court has extended the power of the DMCA even further with a ruling this week that backs up copyright holders' ability to shut down a Web site on "good faith."
California Supremes hear DeCSS case
California's Supreme Court on Thursday heard oral arguments in a case that pits the motion picture industry against a man who distributed a DVD descrambling program through his website, until he was forced by a court order to remove it.
Intel touts ‘real servers’ for Small.biz
Intel is setting up a channel programme to help system builders sell Xeon-powered servers more successfully to small and medium-sized businesses.
mmO2 launches Active mobile Net offering
European cellular network provider mmO2 today launched Active, a mobile Internet offering.
UK.gov streams advice for Small.biz
The Small Business Service is the first government agency to introduce video streaming with its new website, www.connectbestpractice.com.
GSM SIMplicity for WLAN sign-on
We live in a world of complex technology. Especially the world of personal computers, and even worse when we take them out of the office and still want to connect them back to the network, writes Rob Bamforth, of Bloor Research. Mobile phone networks are much simpler by comparison. Switch on, use, get billed (or pay up front). All the complicated stuff happens behind the scenes.
Intel to boost Pentium M to 1.7GHz next week
Intel will extend Its Pentium M family next week, taking the chip that forms the heart of the company's Centrino platform to 1.7GHz.
Samsung and LG to push up LCD prices
Samsung and LG Philips are to raise the price of their 15in and 17in LCD screens by 3-5 per cent, the Korea Herald reports, citing "informed industry sources".
Lindows.com claims SCO immunity via Caldera deal
Lindows.com has jumped into the SCO legal maelstrom by claiming immunity from it. In an announcement yesterday the company cited a 2001 "business agreement" with Caldera which gave Lindows.com "technology for certain product initiatives" in return for "certain considerations from Lindows.com".
NEC UK beats Intel to launch 1.7GHz Pentium M
NEC UK has thoughtfully pre-announced Intel's upcoming 1.7GHz Pentium M processor, but revealing the new chip - due to launch next week - will power its Versa P600 laptop.
Most bloggers ‘are teenage girls’ – survey
Over to Poland, where some hard statistics have emerged to help answer the question "are most bloggers teenage girls, or simply middle-aged men who write like teenage girls?"
Nokia N-Gage games phone now available in UK
Nokia's N-Gage cellphone-cum-handheld games console isn't due to ship until early next October, but if you've £600 to spare and happen to be in London's Tottenham Court Road, you can pick up one up.
US cyber crime losses tumble
US financial losses from cyber crime in 2002 were down 56 per cent on 2001, according to the Computer Security Institute's (CSI) eighth annual Computer Crime and Security Survey.
Americans love texting (true)
American mobile phone users are beginning to take to SMS, but IM may be the future for wireless messaging in the US.
Windows broken by Intel Centrino
When it launched its Centrino mobile platform, Intel said it was targeting corporate customers. The trouble is, corporates like to use Virtual Private Network (VPN) software to allow remote workers to access the company LAN, and it has emerged that Centrino isn't very VPN-friendly.
Asus crosses Intel with PAT compatibility claim
Asus is on course to clash with Intel over whether its Springdale-based mobo, the P4P800 offers features provided by Intel's Canterwood chipset.
When is e-money not e-money? When it stays on your mobile phone
For years now, the mobile phone industry has been trying to get us to think of our phones as electronic wallets. Now, just as that is starting to happen, an EU Directive from last year is about to put the kibosh on it, at least for prepay users.
Fizzer blasts Klez-H off top spot in viral charts
The newly emerged Fizzer worm has displaced Klez as the most common viral menace on the Internet over the last month.
Make way for the contender to Google's crown
You're not going to believe this, but a new search engine has just appeared and, well, it may be better than Google.