12th > September > 2003 Archive

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Sharp to ship 3D notebook

Sharp plans to release a notebook next month with a 15in display capable of showing stereoscopic 3D images.
Tony Smith, 12 Sep 2003
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Jury dismisses AMD religious prejudice claim

A US jury has sided with AMD against a former employee of the chip maker.
Tony Smith, 12 Sep 2003
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Mobo makers ready Athlon 64 boards

Gigabyte is preparing three motherboards to support AMD's upcoming Athlon 64, two based on Nvidia chipsets, the other on VIA technology.
Tony Smith, 12 Sep 2003
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Hands-on: Nokia's N-Gage

Review Review The road to being a platform holder in the games industry is never an easy one. Altogether too many times in the past, consumer electronics companies have entered this industry with plans of dominance, and then run off with their tail between their legs - Matsushita's M2 never saw the light of day, Philips' CD-I decks …
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Mobile phone rage rock Nigeria, the Turf

Here's a curious one. What's the link between hacked off Nigerian consumers and mutinous jockeys from the UK?
Tim Richardson, 12 Sep 2003
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E-mail fraudsters target Barclays

Scam emails which attempts to fool Barclays Bank customers into handing over sensitive account information has been sent to thousands of Web users this week.
John Leyden, 12 Sep 2003
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MPs to investigate ‘Broadband Britain’

A group of MPs is to hold an inquiry into the state of "Broadband Britain".
Tim Richardson, 12 Sep 2003
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SCO vs Linux – the arrows fly

Two open letters have been circulating in the email in respect of the dispute between SCO and the Open Source community, writes Robin Bloor of Bloor Research. They are worth printing in their entirety:
IT-Analysis, 12 Sep 2003
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Law seeks ‘deposit’ of web sites with UK libraries

For almost a century, publishers have been legally required to deposit books with the British Library. But a draft law will be debated in the House of Lords tomorrow that, perhaps bizarrely, seeks to extend this obligation to web site operators.
OUT-LAW.COM, 12 Sep 2003
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Beatles' label sues Apple – again

It had to happen. The Beatles - or rather their record label - are once again suing Apple Computer, in the London High Court.
Tony Smith, 12 Sep 2003
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Nokia handset supports DIY cover designs

Tired of spending 20 quid a time for phone covers? Well, Nokia has the answer: make your own. Its new handset, the 3200, provides room to insert your own pictures between the phone's innards and its transparent covers.
Tony Smith, 12 Sep 2003
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Wi-Fi whistle blower faces criminal charges

A North Carolina man faces criminal charges after his attempt to expose the insecurity of his local medical facility's wireless network landed him in hot water with the authorities.
John Leyden, 12 Sep 2003

Oracle profits jump, new licence sales fall

The Oracle cash machine churned out a good first quarter, wringing an extra 28 per cent in net income to $440m on sales up just 2 per cent to $2.1bn, compared with last year's Q1.
Drew Cullen, 12 Sep 2003
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‘I Married an Extropian’ – reader

Letters Admiral Poindexter reappeared to defend the Pentagon's Terror Casino (PAM) this week. Our coverage provoked a few letters, and some corrections. Extropians aren't rich.
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Sep 2003
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Telewest upgrades Birmingham

Telewest is to bring broadband and digital TV services to punters in Birmingham, the cableco announced today.
Tim Richardson, 12 Sep 2003
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Show me the Terrorists

Letter "As reported by Startups.co.uk, preparing for disasters is becoming increasingly important for small firms, who have had to deal with rising business vandalism and theft, various floods and the threat of terrorism over the past few years. "
Team Register, 12 Sep 2003
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Free IT training bonanza targets London SMEs

The London Development Agency and the European Social Fund have promised to cough up an undisclosed amount of funding to give free IT certification training to all London businesses with fewer than 250 employees.
Robert Jaques, 12 Sep 2003
DVD it in many colours

Want 50Mb per second? Forget fibre

Think fibre to the home is the future? Think again. Finnish company Teleste, a European supplier of network kit for cable operators, has signed a co-operation agreement with the second biggest Dutch cable operator Essent Kabelcom to develop and deploy a fast IP-based data access technology called Ethernet to the Home (ETTH).
Jan Libbenga, 12 Sep 2003
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WorldCom ‘not guilty’ on Oklahoma charges

MCI, WorldCom - call it what you will - has pleaded not guilty to 15 charges brought against it last month by Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson.
Tim Richardson, 12 Sep 2003
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Linux on desktop not cost-effective for most, says Gartner

The second of this week's 'Windows cheaper than Linux' studies comes from Gartner, which tells us that "Linux on the desktop is not a cost-effective alternative for most enterprises looking for savings." That, however, is what the accompanying press release says - the Gartner research Macnugget the release is publicising doesn't put it quite like that, although it's certainly pointing in approximately that direction.
John Lettice, 12 Sep 2003
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TRAMS changes hands

TRAMS, the business computer dealership, has been sold to its management team for "easily a seven figure sum".
Drew Cullen, 12 Sep 2003
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Cabinet stalls on ID cards, Blunkett says he'll win anyway

UK Home Secretary David Blunkett is pushing ahead with ID cards anyway, despite his failure to win the support of the cabinet, and despite having his plans spiked by Tony Blair in July. Reporting to the home affairs committee yesterday his faith both in the cards and in ultimate triumph ("I shall rely on me to persuade them in the end" was chillingly undimmed.
John Lettice, 12 Sep 2003
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Streaming audio using water (and other radio hacks)

N5M Filesharing by FM radio, and the viability of Wi-Fi for streaming broadcasts were hot topics on the first day of the Next 5 Minutes Festival of Tactical Media in Amsterdam.
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Sep 2003