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World+dog parades iPod wannabes
Reg Kit WatchSales of digital audio players are surging. According to market researcher Gfk, the market for MP3 players in Europe has grown 200 per cent in the last six months.
Blaster-F suspect arrested in Romania
Romanian police yesterday arrested a man on suspicion of releasing a variant of the prolific Blaster worm. It's the second arrest of a copycat author of the worm in the last week.
Samsung touts dual-die 1Gb DDR chip
Samsung yesterday unveiled a 1Gb DDR SDRAM chip that beats the size problems common in parts of that capacity by combining two 512Mb dies in a single package.
Intel to launch HT Mobile P4s on 21 Sept.
Intel will bring Hyper Threading technology to its Mobile Pentium 4 processor family during Q4 before replacing the part - at the high end, at least - with mobile versions of Prescott during the first three months of 2004.
Israeli boffins crack GSM code
A team of Israeli scientists have uncovered a possible means of cracking the GSM mobile phone network encryption code, opening the door to attacks that could enable eavesdroppers to listen into calls.
2000 jobs safe as PowerHouse sold
More than 2000 jobs at electricals retailer, PowerHouse, have been saved after the company was sold to New Zealand-based Pacific Retail Group (PRG).
Mobo makers to bundle CPUs with Athlon 64 boards
Motherboards manufacturers plan to bundle Athlon 64 chips with their motherboards in order to ensure that their retail customers can get their hands on the processor as soon as possible.
Universal to slash US CD prices
'Top five' music label Universal Music Group (UMG) is to slash CD prices by up to 31.5 per cent in the US in a bid to persuade punters to start buying them again, the company said yesterday.
99c iTunes song auction bids top $100,000
UpdateDoes the owner of a legitimately bought and downloaded music track have the right to sell his or her copy? That's a question one George Hotelling wants answered and has put a track bought off Apple's iTunes Music Store up for auction on eBay to find out.
Easynet ups revenues, narrows loss
Pan-European broadband outfit Easynet has seen its revenues increase and its loss narrow as it continues to target businesses with its high-speed Net services.
MS launches Office security blitz
Microsoft issued five security alerts yesterday. Thankfully, only one, involving a buffer overflow vulnerability with the software giant's applications development suite, is serious enough to merit the dreaded "critical" designation.
New worm tries to bring down Downing Street website
AV firms are warning of the appearance of a new Internet worm which attempts to launch a distributed denial of service attack on the Downing Street website.
Over 500m handsets to ship next year
More than half a billion mobile phones will be sold next year, market watcher IDC has calculated, thanks to an eight per cent increase in sales over 2003 driven by demand for GPRS and 3G handsets.
IBM pulls built-in Ethernet from Unix workstation
IBM has stopped shipping a built-in Ethernet controller with one of its workstations but won't say why.
HP sends services team into the grid
HP stepped up its grid computing attack on Thursday with a new set of consulting services for customers looking to manage large groups of servers and storage systems.
World's most notorious cybersquatter arrested
The world's most notorious cybersquatter, John Zuccarini, has been arrested in Florida and will be prosecuted under new legislation aimed at protecting children online.
BT cuts wholesale BB charges again
BT has avoided a showdown with the telecoms regulator by agreeing to further cost cuts on a key wholesale ADSL product that enables rival telcos to compete with the dominant telco.
Freedom2Surf in 1Mb ADSL promo
St Albans-based ISP Freedom2Surf has begun taking orders for a new consumer-based 1 Mb ADSL service.