12th > September > 2003 Archive
Sharp to ship 3D notebook
Sharp plans to release a notebook next month with a 15in display capable of showing stereoscopic 3D images.
Jury dismisses AMD religious prejudice claim
A US jury has sided with AMD against a former employee of the chip maker.
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.
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?
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.
MPs to investigate ‘Broadband Britain’
A group of MPs is to hold an inquiry into the state of "Broadband Britain".
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘I Married an Extropian’ – reader
LettersAdmiral 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.
Telewest upgrades Birmingham
Telewest is to bring broadband and digital TV services to punters in Birmingham, the cableco announced today.
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. "
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.
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).
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.
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.
TRAMS changes hands
TRAMS, the business computer dealership, has been sold to its management team for "easily a seven figure sum".
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.