11th > September > 2003 Archive
Micro Warehouse, one of the biggest and best-known computer dealers, has filed for Chapter 11 in the US.
Videogames are on trial yet again in the US, as the family of a man killed by teenagers who shot at passing cars on a freeway file a lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two. The two teenagers - William and Joshua Buckner, 16 and 14 years old, respectively - opened fire on vehicles on the Interstate 40 highway in …
Episode 20 BOFH 2003: Episode 20
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 appears to have inadvertently leaked the name of its next graphics chips, previously known by the codename NV38.
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 is to branch out even further into consumer electronics goods, the company's COO said yesterday.
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.
There's further evidence that cybersex is increasingly being blamed for the break-up of marriages.
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.
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 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.
Two unnamed companies are being investigated by the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) for possible breaches of font piracy.
Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch Memory Card Readers Memory specialist Crucial has added three USB 2.0 memory card readers to its product list. The Hi-Speed USB 7-in-1 reader supports a bevy of formats: SD, MMC, CompactFlash, IBM Microdrive, SmartMedia, Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro. Unlike the new Hi-Speed USB CompactFlash reader and the Hi …
Out of all of Bill Joy's contributions to technology, users appear most fond of one of the simplest - the vi editor.
The storage switch users have spoken, and it's not looking good for Brocade.
The satellite industry wants greater co-operation - read 'financial aid' from governments if their technology is to help make broadband services available to all.
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.
The sky has fallen over EMC's headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and oddly enough you've hardly heard anything about it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FoTW Re: The RIAA sees the face of evil, and it's a 12-year-old girl