11th > September > 2003 Archive
Micro Warehouse files for Chapter 11
Micro Warehouse, one of the biggest and best-known computer dealers, has filed for Chapter 11 in the US.
Lamo denies $300,000 database hack
Days before going public with his penetration of the New York Times internal network last year, hacker Adrian Lamo created five new user accounts with the LexisNexis database service under the Times corporate account, which he used to rack up $300,000 in charges over the following three months, a federal complaint in New York charges.
Nvidia driver update lets slip NV38 brand name
Nvidia appears to have inadvertently leaked the name of its next graphics chips, previously known by the codename NV38.
Public Wi-Fi failing to attract road warriors
IDC's latest research into the mobile Internet market will not make pleasurable reading for public wireless hotspot entrepreneurs. Only 30 per cent of the company's 2500-strong Mobile Advisory Council (MAC) admit to being regular or occasional users of Wi-Fi hotspots.
Dell to sell TVs, hi-fi, etc.
Dell is to branch out even further into consumer electronics goods, the company's COO said yesterday.
Delayed Intel Centrino WLAN part to arrive next month
Intel will release its upcoming dual-band Wi-Fi adaptor card next quarter, the chip giant said yesterday. The part was to have shipped in the first half of the year, then early in the current quarter, Q3.
Cybersex blamed for half of divorces
There's further evidence that cybersex is increasingly being blamed for the break-up of marriages.
Blaster-F suspect charged with cybercrime
A 24-year-old man suspected of releasing a relatively tame variant of the Blaster worm has been charged with cybercrime offences by Romanian police.
Citizens Advice Bureaux test Govt e-services
The Government's Web sites are being put to the test to see if they actually provide useful and helpful information relevant to people's needs.
Cisco adds colour to IP phone range
Cisco this week announced a new IP telephone with a high resolution, colour touch-screen, as well as enhancements to two of its entry-level IP phones to make them better suited for the delivery of business applications.
FAST to tackle font filching
Two unnamed companies are being investigated by the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) for possible breaches of font piracy.
Bill Joy's greatest gift to man – the vi editor
Out of all of Bill Joy's contributions to technology, users appear most fond of one of the simplest - the vi editor.
Storage switch users place McData and Cisco ahead of Brocade
The storage switch users have spoken, and it's not looking good for Brocade.
Satellite biz wants govt hand-outs for broadband
The satellite industry wants greater co-operation - read 'financial aid' from governments if their technology is to help make broadband services available to all.
UK firms tout camera phone blinding tech
A pair of British companies today teamed up to market a technology that allows camera phones or digital cameras to be disabled in a localised environment.
EMC drops WideSky, swallows pride
The sky has fallen over EMC's headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and oddly enough you've hardly heard anything about it.
BT streams videos over GPRS
BT Broadcast Services (BTBS) is to make it easier to deliver live streaming media video feeds to mobile users courtesy of a technology deal with Vemotion.
Microsoft in reasonable Net action shocker!
It’s not something you often hear but Microsoft seems to be taking an entirely reasonable approach to the Internet when it comes to domain names.
Coming soon? ‘Safe’ zones that disable picture phones
Been snapped in a lap-dancing joint when you're supposed to be working late? Asleep at the Oval when you've 'got flu'? Serves you right then, but you can probably see advantages to a system that can be used to disable picture phones. Whereas the 'friends' who took the compromising pictures of you will no doubt see clear disadvantages.
Litigation frenzy driving IT contractors under
A spiralling cycle of litigation against independent IT contractors is forcing many firms out of business as they try to cope with the costs of fighting lengthy legal battles.
CGEY: a backwards step
If Cap Gemini Ernst & Young goes ahead with its proposed takeover of French systems integrator Transiciel, it would go against most conventional thinking in the IT services sector. CGEY needs to invest in longer-term benefits, rather than just improving short-term earnings.