Palm to rebrand as ‘PalmOne’
Palm will become PalmOne when its operating system division, PalmSource, finally becomes in independent company later this year.
OSU Four PC hostage situation enters month three
Four PCs are rotting away in a Franklin County evidence room, and there is little their owners can do about it. The computers and the four Ohio Student University (OSU) students who once used them are victims of the War on file-trading sweeping across the US.
IBM's Nvidia, Apple chip timetable hit by blackout
IBM's 300mm wafer fabrication plant in East Fishkill, New York was shut down for a two days last week in the wake of Thursday's massive blackout.
AMD scores Chinese server design win
Chinese server maker Dawning plans to target the local market with a series of one- and two-way Opteron-based machines, AMD said today.
Asia to drive mobile data biz in 2010
Do you know what 'mobile data' will mean in seven years' time? Here's someone who reckons they do; and it's all Asia, says research company, Telecompetition.
Pocket Wi-Fi sniffers end missing hotspot misery
Reg Kit WatchRoad warriors know the frustration: you're in a foreign city and want to find a Wi-Fi access point. Normally that means looking on the Internet for site directories that can tell you where the nearest hotspots are located, such as WiFinder or WiFiMaps. Most of the time, it's trial and error.
Wi-Fi gets on the right track
AnalysisWhat sort of investment in public transport would make you swap from plane to long haul trains or from car to bus or commuter train? asks Rob Bamforth of Bloor Research.
Invisible Networks confirms restructuring
Invisible Networks - the Cambridge-based wireless networks outfit that helps bring broadband to rural areas - claims it was forced to lay-off staff because of the "changing demands of projects" it was working on.
Microsoft preps PlaceWare conferencing strategy
PlaceWare became a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft on 30 April, and last week Bruno Giverns of PlaceWare discussed with me the role that PlaceWare will have in the newly formed Information Worker Division of Microsoft, writes Martin Langham of Bloor Research.
Windows Update still standing despite Blaster
The Blaster worm failed to knock Microsoft's Web site over this weekend, with an attack programmed to swamp Windows Update with useless traffic missing the mark.
Airgo to double Wi-Fi bandwidth to 108Mbps
US-based Airgo Networks today began sampling a WLAN chipset it claims can improve the speed, range and reliability of 802.11-based wireless networks.
Europe and China fuel DSL growth
Worldwide demand for DSL equipment is growing, strongly buoyed by take-up in Europe and China.
The sad tale of a security whistleblower
OpinonPrevious articles in this space have discussed whether security professionals can go to jail for doing things like demonstrating the insecurity of a wireless network, or conducting a throughput test on a system without permission. Now, a new and unwarranted extension of the US computer crime law shows that you can go to jail for simply telling potential victims that their data is vulnerable.
Chip biz recovery shuffling forward
Having had a chance to ponder the numbers, market researchers are cautiously forecasting continued recovery for the chip industry.
NGSSoftware unleashes Typhon III
UK-based security company Next Generation Security Software (NGSSoftware), which is best known for discovering the underlying flaw exploited by the Slammer worm, today released the latest version of its vulnerability scanner, Typhon III.
Palm, RIM strong despite Q2 PDA global sales dip
World PDA shipments fell 7.3 per cent year on year during Q2 - a traditionally slow period - but the quarter brought impressive gains for Palm and Research in Motion, market watcher Gartner said today.
Tories mull broadband tax breaks
BT could be forced to ensure that broadband is available to everyone in the UK as part of a beefed-up universal service obligation (USO).
Apple ships first Power Mac G5s
Apple has begun shipping Power Mac G5s to pre-ordering punters, the Mac maker said today.
Online gripe forum tackles mobile spam
Site of the DayIf you've being ticked off by poor service or peeved by annoying mobile spam messages, help is at hand.
Rural wireless BB service delays launch
Lincolnshire-based ISP WRBB has delayed the launch of its rural wireless broadband service because it is still waiting for equipment to be officially certified.
Sun to blast off Gemini in 2004
Sun isn't getting radical just yet, but it is prepping the first of its multicore low-end processors for delivery in 2004.