23rd > June > 2003 Archive

Branded pigeons invade Wimbledon

LogoWatchWould you buy a video game because a pigeon told you too?
Ashlee Vance, 23 Jun 2003

Nano-technology – more investor folly?

Nano-technology, which revolves around the development of even more powerful technologies on a microscopic scale, (the term nano derives from the word nanometer, which is one billionth of a metre), is becoming a fashionable technology topic, writes Bob McDowall, of Bloor Research.
IT-Analysis, 23 Jun 2003

Penguin on the Desktop

It looks like a Linux-based solution for the PC market is becoming reality, writes Robin Bloor, of Bloor Research. Leading global PC providers are now offering a Linux option for price sensitive markets such as India and Thailand.
IT-Analysis, 23 Jun 2003

From the Booby Hatch

Senator Orrin Hatch says he wants to destroy music swappers' computers, but what he really means is that kids today have no respect for their elders, says SecurityFocus columnist George Smith.
George Smith, 23 Jun 2003

UK wireless ISP seeks hotspot partners

UK wireless ISP (WISP) Wispanet has begun looking for public locations to host Wi-Fi access points.
Tony Smith, 23 Jun 2003

Mobile operators unveil Simpay

The Mobile Payments Services Association has changed its name, before it's really got started. The group, set up this year by Orange, Vodafone, T-Mobile and Telefonica Moviles, is now called Simpay.
Drew Cullen, 23 Jun 2003

AMD Athlon 64 4300+ to ship Q3 2004

AMD's Athlon 64 will hit a performance point of 3700+ during the first quarter of next year before rising to 4300+ by the end of 2004, according to allegedly internal company roadmaps published by French web site x86 Secrets.
Tony Smith, 23 Jun 2003

ATI launches Radeon IGP 9100 chipsets

UpdateATI today launched its Radeon IGP 9100 and Mobility Radeon IGP 9100 - aka the RS300 and RS300M - Pentium chipsets as anticipated.
Tony Smith, 23 Jun 2003

C&W claims IBM price gouging

Cable & Wireless has brought a lawsuit against IBM for what it calls "substantial overcharging" by the IT services company.
ElectricNews.net, 23 Jun 2003

SCO staff join Linux protests

SCO employees in Provo, Utah have made clear their distaste for the company's war on Linux.
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Jun 2003

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Team Register, 23 Jun 2003

OpenOffice for the Mac goes gold

OpenOffice for the Macintosh is finally out of beta, just in time for Apple's WorldWide Developer Conference. Binaries for the 1.0 General Master are already available for download from mirrors closer to the International Date Line.
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Jun 2003

Microsoft rebrands Pocket PC as Windows Mobile

Microsoft has launched the latest version of its Pocket PC platform: Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PCs.
Tony Smith, 23 Jun 2003

TSMC accused of violating 45-year-old chemistry patent

TSMC has returned fire in the opening salvo of a legal battle centring on claims that the Taiwanese foundry violated an obscure chemistry patent filed more than 45 years ago.
Tony Smith, 23 Jun 2003
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Intel powers more TOP500 supercomputers

The number of Intel systems in the TOP500 supercomputers more than doubled in the last six months from 56 to 119.
John Leyden, 23 Jun 2003

House bill would cast FBI as copyright Pinkertons

House bill would cast FBI as copyright Pinkertons P2P hackmeister Berman pulls out all the stops 765 words
Thomas C Greene, 23 Jun 2003

Microsoft appeals French piracy fine

Microsoft went to court in France last week to appeal its conviction in 2001 for software piracy, for which it was ordered to pay $425,000 in damages, costs and interest. Today we publish an eyewitness account of the appeal by Lionel Berthomier, who has been covering the case almost single-handedly since 1996.
Lionel Berthomier, 23 Jun 2003

Wireless deregulation lobby arrives in UK

Europeans may be surprised to be learn that they need a wireless infrastructure as broken as the one in the United States, but stand by for a deluge of ideology from American lobbyists to convince you otherwise.
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Jun 2003

Lik-Sang founder speaks out on Nintendo court case

Following last week's triumphant announcement by Nintendo that it had won a victory over Hong Kong based mail order retailer Lik-Sang, one of the company's founders, Alex Kampl, has spoken publicly about the ruling.
gamesindustry.biz, 23 Jun 2003

Fortnight worm exploits antique Windows vuln

Windows users are being infected a JavaScript worm – even though protection has been available for almost three years.
John Leyden, 23 Jun 2003

Intel launches 3.2GHz P4 – h'ware sites launch reviews

Reg Review RoundupIntel today launched its 3.2GHz Pentium 4, as anticipated, and the reviews are already beginning to appear on the web.
Tony Smith, 23 Jun 2003

Pocket PC makers line up to support Windows Mobile 2003

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Tony Smith, 23 Jun 2003

One in five US firms have sacked workers for email abuse

One in five (22 per cent) US companies have fired an employee for abusing corporate email facilities, according to a survey published today.
John Leyden, 23 Jun 2003

Apple recodes OS X Finder for ‘user-centric’ computing

Apple has torn up Mac OS X's old Finder file manager and has started on a new, more "user-centric", less "computer-centric" version, Steve Jobs told Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) attendees in San Francisco today.
Tony Smith, 23 Jun 2003

Apple launches 2GHz, 64-bit Power Mac G5

UpdateApple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled what he claimed was "the world's fastest personal computer" today, ending more than six months of speculation over whether the Mac maker would use IBM's 64-bit PowerPC 970 processor.
Tony Smith, 23 Jun 2003

EU backs biometric passports

European Union governments last week agreed to embed computer chips containing biometric data in passports.
John Leyden, 23 Jun 2003

Veritas goes virtual with server software

Veritas has made good on its acquisition of Jareva Technologies with the release of a new server provisioning software package.
Ashlee Vance, 23 Jun 2003

Supreme Court backs library porn filters

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided that filtering Internet content is a must in order for libraries to receive certain types of federal funding.
Ashlee Vance, 23 Jun 2003

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