5th > September > 2003 Archive
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.
Opinion Russ Cooper is Chief Scientist at TruSecure Corporation and NTBugtraq Editor
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 yesterday yanked an attempt to auction an iTunes Music Service download off its site, describing the item as "invalid".
Reg Kit Watch Linksys 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Analysis Traditional techniques aimed at stemming the flood of viruses and worms are failing to keep pace with the rise in malicious code.
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.
The worldwide storage market took a hit in the second quarter as most major vendors saw their revenue decline.
It says something when a Google search on 'DMCA' (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) produces the Anti-DMCA site at the top of the list.
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.
Updated A 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 will launch its first 3G handset early next year, the company said today.
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.
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 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.
HP shed 3,000 jobs after its most recent financial results were announced, but at least one part of the company is stepping up its recruitment.