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AMD ships eight-way 64-bit Opteron

AMD today began offering the four- to eight-way system-oriented Opteron 800 Series and the Opteron 100 Series for single-CPU servers and workstations.
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MyOrigo builds motion sensitive phone

MyOrigo has unveiled what is said to be first motion-controlled smartphone on market, which will be on sale in the UK this autumn.

HP greets Madison with Integrity

Hewlett-Packard has greeted Intel's new Madison chip with a host of new servers and a new brand.

Madison puts on its floaties but can it swim?

Intel is hoping the third installment of the Itanium saga has a happy ending.
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Dell goes a bundle with T-Mobile hot spot subs

No announcement for Europe yet; but T-Mobile is going hell for leather for WiFi alongside its mobile phone service in the US, promoting it jointly with Dell. Get them hooked early is the plan: Dell is taking on the role of hard-sell foot-in-the-door salesman with a T-Mobile hotspot subscription built into all new notebook computers.
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PetCo plugs credit card leak

Pet supply retailer PetCo.com plugged a hole in its online storefront over the weekend that left as many as 500,000 credit card numbers open to anyone able to construct a specially-crafted URL.
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Oracle: 'spend less, know more'

Last week's Oracle Apps World conference brought a host of announcements that indicate that the vendor is executing on its plans, writes Fran Howarth of Bloor Research.
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Mindjail worms way through IRC

A recent post on Bugtraq (27/06/03) introduced the world to a new worm currently slithering its way through IRC.
Mike Kemp, 30 2003
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ZoneAlarm bells ring over freeware vuln

A recent post on Bugtraq has revealed a serious flaw in the core design of the freely-available personal firewall ZoneAlarm running on MS Windows. Thanks to the Win32 ShellExecute function in Windows, ZoneAlarm could theoretically be tweaked into opening an unsecured Internet connection and leaking information into web servers anywhere.
Mike Kemp, 30 2003
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Lesbian pregnant using web-sourced sperm

A Liverpool Lesbian has fallen pregnant using sperm she bought from an Internet sperm donation service.
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World chip sales up in May

Sales of semiconductors around the world grew two per cent in May, rising $240 million to $12.5 million over April's $12.26 billion.

Fujitsu and Nokia team up for mobile services

Fujitsu and Nokia today announced a deal to jointly develop and market mobile enterprise services targeted at corporate clients.
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AOL's Connie given the push

Connie, the annoyingly prim face of AOL UK for the last five years, has been told her (virtual) services will no longer be required by the company.

IBM admits Madison exists, beefs up Xeon line

IBM continues to give Itanic a feeble second billing in its Intel server line.

VMware makes going virtual easier

VMware is looking more and more like a first-rate enterprise software maker.
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Virus writers boost output in 2003

Virus writing over the first six months of this year has increased sharply.
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Those Red Hat Linux book winners in full

Thanks to all those many readers who entered our competition to win a copy of Red Hat Linux 9 for Dummies signed by none less than Jon 'maddog' Hall himself.
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Non-EU net firms fail to register for VAT

UK Customs and Excise expects at least 80 per cent of online trade from non-EU companies operating in Europe to follow new VAT laws due to come into effect tomorrow.
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Court gives Intel spammer all clear

The great Intel spammer Ken Hamidi has been given the all clear to mail away courtesy of the California Supreme Court.