5th > September > 2003 Archive
PS2 and Xbox to see price cuts – in weeks
Both Sony's PlayStation 2 and Microsoft's Xbox are set to see price cuts in the coming month as the battle for Christmas sales dominance kicks off earlier than ever - with both companies also planning a range of other promotions.
Is it a worm, a virus, or a trojan?
OpinionRuss Cooper is Chief Scientist at TruSecure Corporation and NTBugtraq Editor
FBI reportedly hunting Adrian Lamo
FBI agents armed with a federal arrest warrant out of New York were searching for Adrian Lamo Thursday, according to the hacker and his mother.
eBay pulls iTunes song auction
eBay yesterday yanked an attempt to auction an iTunes Music Service download off its site, describing the item as "invalid".
Linksys connects PC to Hi-Fi, wirelessly
Reg Kit WatchLinksys yesterday introduced its first Wi-Fi adaptor for TVs and Hi-Fi systems. The unit, the Wireless-B Media Adaptor, allows consumer electronics kit to play digital media stored on a PC.
Disasters proving to be terminal for many small firms
Nearly half of UK small firms that experience disasters such as system failure or fire damage never properly recover, yet less than 50 per cent have any back-up plan to use if things go wrong, according to new research.
The way to do Wireless Internet is: start with wired
Broadreach has unveiled a "ready to surf" brand of wireless Internet - with a real difference. It is mostly wired. Also, it charges by the second. The result is that you can take your home broadband with you on the road. Already, the deal is done with BT OpenWorld and Virgin Net; others, including phone providers, are negotiating.
IT recovery: once bitten, twice shy
In one way or another, things are starting to look up, and the indications on Wall Street are that the economy might be recovering. With a rebound in the economy will come the inevitable and understandably wary optimism that might even cause a sustained, slight increase in IT spending.
The case of the two stolen mainframes
Australian politicians are asking some pointed questions after Customs failed to disclose the theft of two servers from Sydney airport last month during a parliamentary inquiry into the security of government IT systems.
RIAA to offer file sharers amnesty – report
The Recording Industry Ass. of America (RIAA) will shortly offer an amnesty to individual copyright infringers, sparing alleged violators the threat of legal action if they delete all unauthorised copies of music they possess and publicly promise to be good in future.
The trouble with anti-virus
AnalysisTraditional techniques aimed at stemming the flood of viruses and worms are failing to keep pace with the rise in malicious code.
Broadband surge nets 75% of UK population
The government gave itself a pat on the back yesterday, claiming that its campaign to bring high speed Internet access to the masses has boosted broadband subscriptions to a record 2.3 million British homes and businesses.
IBM, Dell make the best of a down storage market
The worldwide storage market took a hit in the second quarter as most major vendors saw their revenue decline.
Garage door makers battle over DMCA
It says something when a Google search on 'DMCA' (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) produces the Anti-DMCA site at the top of the list.
UK music biz tackles Nominet over domain nobbling
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) - the UK's answer to the Recording Industry Ass. of America (RIAA) - may be planning an all-out assault on websites that allow copyrighted tracks to be downloaded.
Full Monty writer premieres new film on Net
UpdatedA new film from the writer of the Full Monty, Simon Beaufoy, will today become the first film to be launched on the Internet.
Sony Ericsson 3G phone set for January launch
Sony Ericsson will launch its first 3G handset early next year, the company said today.
Universal's CD price cut comedy gets five stars
Step back, take a deep breath, gather some courage and then let out the deepest, abdominal-wrenching gut laugh you've ever experienced. Universal Music Group has lowered CD prices.
ID theft hits 10m Americans a year
A staggering 27.3 million Americans have been victims of identity theft in the last five years, according to Federal Trade Commission survey out this week. In the last year alone, 9.9 million people have had their identity purloined.
IBM accused of poisoning workers
IBM has been accused of running an unsafe workplace which resulted in an unnaturally high incidence of disease among its workers in a series of hotly contested lawsuits filed recently in the US.