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Microsoft fined $520m for infringing patents

Eolas Technologies and the University of California were yesterday awarded $520.6 million after a jury agreed that Microsoft had infringed patents held by both organisations.
Tony Smith, 12 Aug 2003
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Transmeta to brand TM8000 ‘Efficeon’

Update Transmeta has revealed to the world the name under which its next-generation TM8000 chip - codenamed 'Astro' - will be marketed.
Tony Smith, 12 Aug 2003
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AMD unveils Athlon 64 logo

AMD has unveiled the logo it will use to market the 64-bit Athlon 64 processor when the chip is launched on 23 September.
Tony Smith, 12 Aug 2003
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Hynix to ship ‘first’ 1Gb DDR II chip during Q1 2004

Hynix has just put the finishing touches on what it claims is the industry's first 1Gb DDR II chip.
Tony Smith, 12 Aug 2003
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IT systems constantly need greater protection

Increased interest in security solutions amongst enterprises globally has ensured that security product revenues have exceeded those of many other IT solutions. Ian Williams, program manager for Datamonitor's Enterprise Security team, looks at the growing awareness of the constant need to offer greater protection to IT systems...
Datamonitor, 12 Aug 2003
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Blaster worm spreading rapidly

A worm that exploits a critical Remote Procedure Call (RPC) flaw to infect vulnerable Windows machines is spreading rapidly across the Internet this morning.
John Leyden, 12 Aug 2003
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Wireless hotspots begin at home

If the dream of universal public wireless LAN access is to become a reality, one thing's for certain: there will have to be more Wi-Fi access devices used more widely by the general mobile public. That means more laptops with Wi-Fi, more PDAs with Wi-Fi and more games consoles with Wi-Fi. It also means that sitting comfortably using wireless access will no longer be just the preserve of the road warrior or corporate executive, writes Rob Bamforth of Bloor Research.
IT-Analysis, 12 Aug 2003
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Team Register, 12 Aug 2003

UK heatwave strains servers

The heat wave under which the UK is wilting could have an adverse effect on network and server equipment.
John Leyden, 12 Aug 2003
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Dutch anti-piracy group targets file swappers

Dutch anti-piracy organisation Protection Rights Entertainment Industry Netherlands (BREIN) is going after individual music files swappers and will bill or prosecute people who offer large amount of files through services as KaZaA, Gnutella and Grokster.
Jan Libbenga, 12 Aug 2003
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SiS samples integrated Athlon 400MHz FSB chipset

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch Chipset SiS today unwrapped its latest 400MHz frontside bus chipset for AMD's Athlon XP, an integrated product based on the company's Real 256E graphics engine. The chipset, the SiS741, supports 400MHz DDR SDRAM, along with 266MHz and 333MHz memory. It offers an external AGP 8x graphics bus, but internally its …
Tony Smith, 12 Aug 2003
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Slovenian hacker found shot dead

A Slovenian hacker who ran into legal conflict with one of the country's leading banks over an alleged security weakness was found dead last week.
John Leyden, 12 Aug 2003
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Microsoft expands Mac Office line with x86 emulator

Microsoft has re-released the Mac OS X version of Office and its component applications, cutting prices and throwing in a copy of VirtualPC x86 CPU emulation software into the bargain.
Tony Smith, 12 Aug 2003
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Cypress ships low-cost wireless USB system

Chip maker Cypress has begun offering a wireless version of USB in a bid to pull the rug from under the feet of Bluetooth.
Tony Smith, 12 Aug 2003
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NTL boss Knapp quits

NTL boss Barclay Knapp is to quit his job after claiming that his work bringing the cableco through its recent reorganisation is now complete.
Tim Richardson, 12 Aug 2003
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T-Online buoyed by broadband

The continued take-up of broadband and helped Europe's largest ISP, T-Online, to post better-than-expected results today.
Tim Richardson, 12 Aug 2003

IBM: warming Dell customers

IBM has announced that it is throwing a "lifeline" to Dell customers in the high-end server market.
Datamonitor, 12 Aug 2003
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AOL Time Warner must drop AOL name, says AOL

AOL - the Internet division of AOL Time Warner - has asked its parent company to ditch its name from the corporation's title.
Tim Richardson, 12 Aug 2003
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Samsung plots Ultra-wideband WLAN future

Samsung is to develop wireless connectivity products based on Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, the South Korean chip maker said today.
Tony Smith, 12 Aug 2003
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Michigan law chief slams ‘bogus’ anti- spam group

Remove.org, the "Do Not Spam" list outfit that has been accused of making false claims about its offering and even spamming people itself, has been warned by the Michigan Attorney General to buck up its act.
John Leyden, 12 Aug 2003
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Mitac smartphone to hit Europe next month

The first mobile phone based on the reference design worked up by Intel and Microsoft is set to arrive in Europe by the end of September, the handset's vendor, Mitac, has revealed.
Tony Smith, 12 Aug 2003
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Two-in-one ID theft, fee fraud scam debuts

Updated Scam artists who dupe users into revealing sensitive financial information have applied the social engineering tricks of 419-fraudsters in a new email scam.
John Leyden, 12 Aug 2003
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Court tells RIAA to take subpoenas somewhere else

The race is on between file-traders and the RIAA's lawyers to see who can do more damage to the music labels' bottom line.
Ashlee Vance, 12 Aug 2003