16th > September > 2003 Archive
Goodbye, PC; hello, PS (Personal Server)
IDFIntel's vision of the future of mobile computing is a hard drive with built in wireless. That, at least, is the concept the company chose to present to journalists at its Developer Forum, this week.
Sun shows its hand with enterprise software and Linux desktop
Sun NC03Sun Microsystems' two big software bets go into play Tuesday, as it reveals new pricing models for the Sun ONE enterprise software stack and a Linux desktop.
Mobile email pegged for big growth
Mobile email usage is to grow by 35 per cent over the next 18 months among European businesses already using mobile phones, according to Nokia.
Kids online – parents in the dark
More than half of the UK's parent's haven't the foggiest idea what their kids are up to online, according to a study commissioned by cableco Telewest.
Motorola: Microsoft Smartphone evolution
Motorola is to launch its first Windows based mobile phone.
Barclays: Internet scam victim
Consumers are repeatedly warned to keep their bank security details secret. Yet these warnings have failed to stop a number of Barclays customers from falling foul of an Internet scam. Security breaches like this damage consumer faith in Internet banking services.
Home entertainment for the broadband masses
The UK experiment with delay TV, set up by British Telecom in the mid 1990s is about to come back to haunt it, with the company formed from that experiment about to challenge BT’s control of broadband in the UK, by joining other unbundled local loop suppliers.
Tombola.com scratches ‘large number’ of winners
Online scratch-card outfit - tombola.com - has apologised after a software glitch at the weekend led to a "large number" of punters winning the jackpot.
Bowie fronts experiment on new digital concert format
Rock legend David Bowie last week beamed a live concert into 22 digital theaters around Europe last week, effectively creating a new concert format that is likely to become more and more common going forwards. The idea came from his record label, Sony Music, which used a satellite to effectively allow 22 times the number of people to see the concert and saved Bowie going on a long extended tour to promote his new album.
All your Web typos are belong to us
UpdatedNetwork administrators are fuming about changes made by domain registrar Verisign to the DNS system yesterday that they say violate longstanding Internet standards.
Apple revamps 15in PowerBook, adds Bluetooth
Apple has given the mainstay of its portable line, the 15in PowerBook, an overhaul at Apple Expo in Paris. Rather more than just a speed bump, the PowerBook gets its first serious redesign since the introduction of the Titanium three years ago.
Kingston approves Elpida 512Mb DDR 2
Kingston Technology's plan to sample DDR 2 DIMMs by the end of the year has moved a step closer to completion after the company gave the thumbs up to Elpida's 110nm 512Mb DDR 2 chips.
Campaigners quiz UK.gov on BB aggregation plans
As the Government prepares to spend £1 billion of public sector cash over the next three years to help roll-out broadband, lobby group Broadband4Britain is raising concerns that the investment might not deliver long term benefits to end users.
Get overcharged by MS, win a free PC, says Lindows.com
Lindows.com has offered to help Californian software buyers take $1.1 billion out of Microsoft's hide. Or alternatively (or perhaps additionally), Lindows.com is mounting a blatant and shameless publicity stunt for itself on the back of Microsoft's antitrust settlement with California. 'File a claim against Microsoft and win a PC' is certainly a snappier come-on than the official claiming site though, so maybe we should let them off.
Ebay creates 800 Irish jobs
Online auction outfit eBay is to create 800 jobs in Ireland, it was confirmed today.
Ballmer to crackers: this PC ain't big enough for the both of us
The recent deluge of Internet worms and security vulnerabilities affecting Windows will not affect Microsoft's ability to "innovate", CEO Steve Ballmer pledged yesterday.
Intel commits to multi-core Pentiums, Xeons, Itanics
IDFIntel today confirmed what we revealed some time ago: that the next-but-one generation of Itanium processor, codenamed 'Tanglewood', will be a multi-core chip.
Intel to bring server-style virtualisation to desktop chips
IDFIntel will bring server-style operating system partitioning to its mainstream processors, company COO Paul Otellini told Intel Developer Forum attendees today.
AMD to pitch Opteron at blades
AMD will ship less power-hungry incarnations of its high wattage 64-bit Opteron server and workstation processor next year, the company said today.
Micron ships DDR 2 to ‘Lindenhurst’ server vendors
Micron today became the latest memory manufacturer to win Intel approval for the use of its DDR 2 SDRAM in the chip giant's upcoming server chipsets. It also said that it had begun shipping DIMMs to "major OEM customers".
Scott McNealy shows his serious side to users
Sun NC03Scott McNealy has a dog named Network, and we think someone has beaten it.
Intel ships Xeon MP in Pentium 4 clothing
IDFIntel today introduced a version of its Pentium 4 chip aimed directly at game PCs - called the P4 Extreme Edition.
DRAM makers mass to support Lindenhurst
Hynix, Samsung, Elpida and Infineon have all begun touting their DDR 2 memory for Intel's upcoming Xeon DP chipset, codenamed 'Lindenhurst', just as Micron did, earlier today.