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Intel 865, 875 mobos incompatible with Prescott?

Prescott, Intel's successor to today's Pentium 4 family, will not be compatible with current motherboards, an unnamed mobo maker has claimed.
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CBM 64 licence deal heralds emulator clamp down

Update Dead for almost a decade, the Commodore brand name is about to be re-animated and with it one if the erstwhile home computer giant's best-known machines, the Am... sorry, the Commodore 64.
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EZ-D creator readies disposable DVDs

A New York-based company has begun touting disposable DVDs that could radically change the way consumers acquire movies for domestic viewing.
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Wi-Fi toting bloggers invade Parliament

Today is Bastille Day, a day of great significance to the French - and today, in London Town, webloggers will breach the walls of Britain's Parliament, and set up a Wi-Fi network!
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Higher speed ADSL prices dropping

Suffolk-based ISP Fast24 is reducing the price difference between standard 512Kbps, and faster 1Mbps and 2Mbps flavours of ADSL with its introduction of higher-speed broadband services next month.
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The future according to Larry Ellison

Never one to be shy and retiring, Larry Ellison is giving the impression that he is enjoying himself, Fran Howarth of Bloor Research writes.
Broken CD with wrench

Intel launches 1MB L3 Xeon

Intel today extended its Xeon DP processor line with a new 3.06GHz version containing 1MB of on-die L3 cache - double that of the previous generation of the chip - as anticipated.
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The Persistence of Hoax

Vmyths.com is fading into the sunset, while the virus hoaxes it steadfastly debunked seem to live on forever, writes SecurityFocus columnist George Smith.
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Planned Parenthood goes for anti-abortionist necks

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is going for several notorious anti-abortionists necks and a famous cybersquatter in a case it has brought over nine domains it claims infringe its trademarks.
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dabs.com profits double

dabs.com today announced pre-tax profits of £5.1m, doubling 2002's £2:5m, on sales advancing 30 per cent to £152m (2002: £117m) for the year to March 31, 2003.
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Soyo unwraps Athlon XP 3200+ Dragon mobo

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch Motherboard Mobo maker Soyo has added support for AMD's 400MHz frontside bus Athlon XP 3200+ to its Dragon line of boards. Based on VIA's KT600 chipset, the Dragon SY-KT600 Ultra also supports up to 3GB of DDR SDRAM through three DIMM sockets; Serial ATA hard drives which can be configured to run RAID levels 0 …
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Bertelsmann seeks dismissal of $17bn Napster suit

Bertelsmann is going to court in New York on Thursday to seek the dismissal of a $17 billion lawsuit filed against it because it financed Napster.
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Mobile phone chucking to become Olympic sport?

If you've ever been tempted to sling your old mobile, the Eastern Europeans are more than several steps ahead of you.

SGI upgrades kit big and small

SGI has released a pair of beastly systems to shore up its stronghold in the graphics market and has turned to mainstream graphics card maker ATI to help lower the costs of its kit.
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AMD, Fuji unveil Spansion

AMD and Fujitsu have christened their Flash memory joint venture's product branding.
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Yahoo! buys! Overture!

Yahoo! is to buy Overture, the paid-for-search pioneer, for $1.63bn in cash and shares. This is net of Overture's cash balance, which will be adjusted downwards to pay for two recent acquisitions.
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Final countdown for Rockall charity assault

Charity appeal update You know how it is - one minute you're in a pub having a couple of beers and saying "Why don't we go to Rockall for charity?", the next you're boarding a 40-ft yacht for the 300-mile trip to Britain's remotest islet in aid of Mental Health Media.
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Dell Axim users peeved at PPC 2003 performance

Dell has come under fire from owners of its Axim x5 PDA for its performance when running Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC. Some users claim the machine is significantly slower than running the previous version, Pocket PC 2002.
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MyZones firms up co-op wireless launch

A package of new EU telecoms legislation coming into effect on July 25 will allow broadband users to share their broadband connection and costs with their neighbours.
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Sun's Orion beta chock full of code

Sun Microsystems has put up a beta site for Project Orion and managed to trickle out a few interesting tidbits in the process.
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Watch a movie clip – spam everyone you know

A new viral marketing stunt for a music clip site poses almost as great a risk as a real virus, according to security experts.
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Ex-PwC staff fear more cuts

An IBM bitch board has been taken over by grumbling ex-PwC workers who fear another round of layoffs may be announced when Big Blue reports earnings this week.
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NATO hunts missing WMDs in Hong Kong

The hunt for elusive Weapons of Mass Destruction has shifted to Hong Kong.

CA probes networks

At long last, Computer Associates has launched a piece of technology that looks sexy. Code-named 'Sonar', the new software probes electronic traffic as it spreads through corporate networks. That data is then used to map IT assets visually to business processes.