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Intel's signs R&D deal with China's Legend

Intel's Asia-Pacific investment spree continues unabated. Yesterday, the chip giant agreed to found an R&D centre for home networking and security technologies with China's largest PC maker, Legend.
Tony Smith, 29 Aug 2003

Samsung puts 256Mb GDDR2 chip into production

Samsung will soon begin mass production of its 256Mb graphics-oriented DDR II memory chip, the company said yesterday.
Tony Smith, 29 Aug 2003

Nvidia NV38 debut to push back NV40?

That graphics card manufacturers are going to be showing off products based on Nvidia's upcoming NV36 and NV38 processors late next month is a sign that they aren't going to release boards based on the next-generation NV40 part any time soon.
Tony Smith, 29 Aug 2003

Motorola launches Symbian smartphone

Motorola yesterday unveiled its first Symbian-based handset, the A920. The new smartphone is destined for the UK and Italy for use exclusively on cellular operator 3's 3G network.
Tony Smith, 29 Aug 2003

Motorola sells Symbian stake to Nokia, Psion

UpdateMotorola may have launched its first Symbian handset yesterday, but its interest in the smartphone operating system company has clearly waned. Today, Nokia and Psion said they had begun the process of transferring Motorola's stake in Symbian to themselves.
Tony Smith, 29 Aug 2003

Tiscali registers broadband growth

Tiscali has posted improved financial results for the first half of the year thanks to the uptake of broadband services throughout Europe.
Tim Richardson, 29 Aug 2003

BT unaffected by London power cut

BT reported today that its phone network was unaffected by last night's freak power cut in London.
Tim Richardson, 29 Aug 2003

BT's Chairman Bland signs up until 2007

BT's chairman, Sir Christopher Bland, is to stay at the company until 2007, the monster telco confirmed today.
Tim Richardson, 29 Aug 2003

Symantec adds product activation

Symantec is embracing product activation technology with Norton AntiVirus 2004, to "protect users from pirated or counterfeit software".
John Leyden, 29 Aug 2003

Feds close in on Blaster suspect

The FBI are poised to arrest an unnamed 18 year-old today in connection with the release of a variant of the notorious Blaster worm.
John Leyden, 29 Aug 2003

Affordable 1GB PC2100 DDR modules arrive for PowerBooks

Owners of Apple's 12in PowerBook G4 will at last be able to bust the 640MB memory limit on their machines without breaking the bank.
Tony Smith, 29 Aug 2003

Microsoft preps IE changes in response to patent ruling

Microsoft may alter its dominant Internet Explorer Web browser following a ruling against it in a Chicago court earlier this month.
ElectricNews.net, 29 Aug 2003

Openwave’s big hello to mobile data services

Mobile data services. How much bandwidth do they need? It depends, writes Rob Bamforth of Bloor Research. If the network can use the data intelligently, the data transmitted can be small and intelligence on the mobile device can be used to render it. That's the essence of the desktop computer web server and browser model, so it's no wonder that one of the first companies to recognise this might be important to data services on mobile devices is the market leader for open WAP servers and browsers, Openwave.
IT-Analysis, 29 Aug 2003

IBM raises smoke alarm over 63,000 monitors

IBM and its Taiwanese supplier LiteOn Technology this week expanded a recall of 15-inch monitors which could catch fire.
John Leyden, 29 Aug 2003
Cat 5 cable

Life support kicks in for server makers in Q2

The worldwide server market is recovering but in the most modest of proportions.
Ashlee Vance, 29 Aug 2003

Making your presence felt in a video

As more and more people become familiar with video conferencing as a way of avoiding travelling to meetings, we are also becoming increasingly aware of its shortcomings, writes Martin Langham of Bloor Research.
IT-Analysis, 29 Aug 2003

VeriSign: profiting from name dropping

VeriSign's new domain name service would essentially allow it to charge twice for many premium domain names, despite pending lawsuits and federal legislative action that seeks to prevent it. Competition for already registered domain names is fierce and some customers could inadvertently pay for the rights to a domain name that is not due to expire for years to come.
Datamonitor, 29 Aug 2003

US sponsors Anonymiser – if you live in Iran

A pact between the U.S. government and the electronic privacy company Anonymizer, Inc. is making the Internet a safer place for controversial websites and subversive opinions -- if you're Iranian.
Kevin Poulsen, 29 Aug 2003
DVD it in many colours

Sun supports Opteron workstation

Out of all the servers sitting in Sun Microsystems' Solaris x86 compatibility list one wee workstation stands out. It's a two processor system from Boxx Technologies, and it runs on Opterons.
Ashlee Vance, 29 Aug 2003

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