10th > September > 2003 Archive

RIAA keeps 12-year-old quiet with $2,000 bill

The RIAA took quick steps to blunt a public relations atrocity by agreeing to settle out of court with a 12-year-old girl accused of trading copyrighted songs.
Ashlee Vance, 10 Sep 2003
Cat 5 cable

IBM refreshes server and storage products

Fresh off a an impressive quarter for both its server and storage divisions, IBM is wasting no time upgrading kit in preparation for the rest of the year.
Ashlee Vance, 10 Sep 2003

Switching on PC is too technical for many users

The results of a study released this week confirms what the world's BOFHs and sysadmins have known for ages: that users are a dangerous menace who should not be allowed near anything more advanced than a fridge.
Robert Jaques, 10 Sep 2003
DVD it in many colours

J2EE bigger than .NET in Europe

The fight to control the application development environment is far from over, according to the latest research from QNB Intelligence.
Drew Cullen, 10 Sep 2003

Open Source Windows replacement, MPEG coming out of the East

The Japan news daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun last week revealed that China, Japan, and Korea are planning to jointly develop a new open-source operating system aimed at replacing Microsoft's Windows, something that the Linux community has been trying to do for years. Given that most of the major Japanese firms feel enslaved in their PC efforts by Windows and that the Japanese electronics firms have virtually pledged their future to some form of embedded Linux, it is likely that the outcome will be Linux derived.
Faultline, 10 Sep 2003

Sony to tie online music service into hardware

Sony lifted its skirt an inch this week to reveal the beginnings of a game plan on music, which is could potentially copy on film too, with its US head of Sony's entertainment operations telling journalists that Sony would launch its own online music services.
Faultline, 10 Sep 2003

Dixons upbeat on summer sales

Dixons has reported better than expected trading figures for the summer.
Tim Richardson, 10 Sep 2003

NY Times hacker surrenders, is released

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--A federal judge ordered Adrian Lamo released to his parents Tuesday afternoon, but barred the hacker from using computers, and ordered him to obtain full-time employment pending trial.
Kevin Poulsen, 10 Sep 2003

Lack of rural broadband still a ‘challenge’ – eminister

Getting affordable broadband to areas currently regarded as commercially unviable continues to be a "challenge", according to eminister Stephen Timms.
Tim Richardson, 10 Sep 2003

3Com cuts 1,000 jobs

3Com is to outsource manufacturing operations, a move which will see 1,000 staff lose their jobs
John Leyden, 10 Sep 2003

Rapid Group buys ailing Apple dealership

Rapid Group has bought the assets of rival Apple dealership Logic for an undisclosed sum.
Drew Cullen, 10 Sep 2003

Two Brits charged with releasing TK worm

Two British men were charged on Monday with conspiring to take over computers using malicious code.
John Leyden, 10 Sep 2003

Camera phones tempt European handset buyers

Camera phones are beginning to revitalise the European cellphone market, bringing consumers back into shops to buy new handsets. So says market watcher Canalys, which today reported that shipments of camera phones jumped 166 per cent during the second quarter over the same period last year.
Tony Smith, 10 Sep 2003

Microsoft and friends roll out new storage OS

HP and Vertias have rushed to Microsoft's side to show their support the version 3.0 of the Windows Storage Server.
Ashlee Vance, 10 Sep 2003

Businesses shun Wi-Fi, homes embrace it

A new US-based study on Wi-Fi shows that it is more widely used in the home than in the workplace, but analysts say businesses will catch on.
ElectricNews.net, 10 Sep 2003

Japan and China clock up DSL growth

Demand for high speed Net access in Japan and China is on the up accounting for almost half of all new DSL lines in the first six months of the year.
Tim Richardson, 10 Sep 2003

Stiff sentences for biggest UK credit card fraudsters

The computer technician at the centre of Britain's biggest ever credit card fraud was yesterday jailed for nine years.
John Leyden, 10 Sep 2003

Cisco boosts SAN over WAN

Cisco yesterday unveiled technology that boosts its Fibre Channel-based storage-area-network (SAN)-extension services over Synchronous Optical Network/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SONET/SDH) wide area networks.
Robert Jaques, 10 Sep 2003

Orange to launch Handspring Treo 600 next week

Orange is to re-brand Handspring's next-generation smartphone, the Treo 600, as the Orange Treo 600, The Register has learned. The launch of the device is imminent - possibly as early as next week.
Tony Smith, 10 Sep 2003

SMEs don't know, don't care about broadband

Lack of understanding rather than lack of service availability is the biggest factor inhibiting broadband take-up among small and medium-sized firms in the UK. A whopping 80 per cent of small companies that can get broadband in their area have no plans to upgrade from dial-up Internet access during the next 12 months, a recent study has reported.
Robert Jaques, 10 Sep 2003

Sobig-F is dead

The prolific Sobig-F virus stopped spreading today, marking the end of arguably the worst single email-borne viral epidemic to date.
John Leyden, 10 Sep 2003

MS amends anti-Blaster fix

Microsoft today issued an amended antidote to the Windows vulnerability infamously exploited by the Blaster worm.
John Leyden, 10 Sep 2003

Music lobby frightens Congress with P2P kiddie-porn nightmares

The RIAA's vendetta against file sharing is entering a new phase, applying the taint of child pornography to foul the waters. Not content to sue twelve-year-old children, the music industry is now marshaling its flacks on Capitol Hill to stigmatize P2P technology as a vehicle of kiddie porn.
Thomas C Greene, 10 Sep 2003

Foundry pours Wi-Fi into melting pot

Foundry Networks has dipped a toe in the crowded wireless networking market with a line of 802.11a/b/g kit that is designed to work with its existing layer 2 and layer 3 edge switches.
Robert Jaques, 10 Sep 2003

First UK ruling under new email marketing regime

A landmark decision published today confirms that you need to check for explicit consent before using a marketing list for an email campaign, even if you believe in good faith that the list comprises only those who opted to receive marketing.
OUT-LAW.COM, 10 Sep 2003

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