IBM dismisses OpenOffice as child's play
IBM claims to have put more than $1 billion behind open source software, but the company is failing to pay even a modest amount of lip service to one of free software's most needed products.
TSMC foundry market share dips
Whichever way you cut the market, TSMC remained the world's biggest chip foundry during the first half of the year, well ahead of its nearest rival, UMC.
Novell decimates workers, goes into the red
Novell yesterday confirmed the loss of 600 jobs - amountin to ten per cent of its workforce - as it announced a damaging quarterly loss on flat sales.
Nvidia signs UMC as chip producer
UpdateNvidia has taken on its third chip foundry partner. It's long-standing chip maker TSMC and recent signing IBM will now be joined by local arch-rival UMC
Woman burned by exploding cellphone
A mobile phone has exploded in a woman's face while she was out shopping. The blast caused burns to her face and neck.
Hi-tech crime a ‘significant’ threat, warn police
The potential for losses through hi-tech crime to grow is rising as criminals become more technically competent, according to an annual assessment of serious and organised crime in the UK.
AMD to ship Athlon 64s as Athlon XPs
AMD's upcoming Athlon 64 low-end variants, codenamed 'Paris' and 'Victoria', will not be offered as 64-bit processors but as 32-bit upgrades to the current Athlon XP line.
IT jobs under threat from WTO deal
The Professional Contractors Group (PCG) has urged IT contractors "not to panic" amid concerns that World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations to be held next month could result in the opening-up of the UK's employment market to cheaper overseas workers.
Motorola launches first Linux smartphone
Motorola yesterday launched its first Linux-based smartphone into the Far Eastern market.
192 switch-off not cheaper for punters
Deregulation of the UK's directory enquiries (DQ) service has not led to cheaper services.
Judge dismisses Palm patent case win
The US Court of Appeal has sided with technology holding company E-Pass, and ruled that a patent held by E-Pass may indeed have been infringed by PDA makers Palm and HP, and by Microsoft after all.
Nvidia class action suit dismissed
A US District Court judge yesterday effectively dismissed the class action suit brought against Nvidia, the company said today.
Intel ups Q3 revenue forecast
Intel Friday hiked its third quarter revenue forecast, pointing to better-than-expected PC processor sales for the move.
Vodafone flogs off Japan Telecom for £1.4bn
Vodafone today said it will sell of its Japanese fixed line business, Japan Telecom, for ¥261.3 billion (£1.4 billion) in a mix of cash and stock.
Sobig-F timed for Trojan download tonight?
The prolific mass-mailing Sobig-F email worm, which has flooded computer users this week, could attempt to download a Trojan horse tonight, anti-virus companies are warning.
AMD's Opteron party squashed by AMD
AMD is hanging its much-admired Chairman Jerry Sanders out to dry by turning its back on an Opteron sales prediction the exec made some four months ago.