17th > September > 2003 Archive
Transmeta, Nvidia confirm ‘nForce for Efficeon’ tale
Nvidia will offer a chipset for Transmeta's upcoming Efficeon processor, both companies said yesterday. The announcement confirms rumours that first appeared on the web back in July.
Mobile phones disrupt teenagers' sleep
Mobile phones are having a major impact on the quality of sleep of a growing number of adolescents.
Germany preps ‘second basket’ of copyright laws
MunichThe right to make private copies from digital sources and the introduction of Digital Rights Management are the hot topics in Germany's reform of its copyright law.
Easynet in new drive for public sector BB aggregation
The Government's bid to bring broadband to areas of the UK currently not served by affordable high-speed Net access took a step forward today after Easynet announced its plans to tap into public sector demand for broadband by offering services through unbundled local exchanges.
Data Protection: come fly with me (but only if…)
Oh dear, the necessity to combat terrorism is leading to renewed hostilities between the European Commission and the US Government (the office of the Homeland Security Secretary), over data on airline passengers, writes John MacGowan of Bloor Research.
Global BB subscribers hit 62m
One in ten Net users in the world has a broadband connection, according to the latest report from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Verisign DNS change broke my HP printer
LettersReg readers have plenty of say about Verisign's controversial move to direct surfers who get lost on the Web to a search site run by the company. Our coverage provoked a large number of letters, almost all hostile, about Versign's audacious typo-squatting land grab.
Intel i855GME to pave way for ‘Centrino 2’ next year
IDFIntel today added a second chipset to its Centrino mobile platform even as it offered more details of the next-generation of Centrino, codenamed 'Sonoma', at Intel Developer Forum.
Intel preps ‘Xbox in a phone’ XScale chip
IDFIntel unveiled the next generation of XScale processor at its Developer Forum today, claiming the chip will enable 'Xbox in a phone' devices next year.
‘Cutting edge’ UK councils to get £14m
The Government is to chuck £14 million over the next three years at local authorities to support "cutting edge" e-schemes - even though a third of councils admit they won't hit existing e-Gov target to get their services online by 2005.
Directory enquiries calls in free fall post 118 – BT
The number of calls made to directory enquiries (DQ) services plummeted by almost half in the two weeks after the switchover to new 118 services, according to dominant telco BT.
New exploit heralds Blaster 2 attack
Security experts warned yesterday that crackers have succeeded in creating an exploit for the latest critical flaw with Microsoft?s RPC subsystem.
BIND developer blocks Verisign Net grab move
The developer of the technology used to direct surfers on the Web has announced it is developing a workaround designed to stop users who mistype URLs ending up at VeriSign's new search site.
Jayhawk flies in as next-but-one Xeon DP
IDFIntel will follow the release of 'Nocona', its upcoming 90nm Xeon DP chip, with 'Jayhawk', the company admitted today.
Sun ashamed of Solaris x86 past
Sun NC03Sun Microsystems is struggling to correct a big mistake - its lack of support for Solaris x86.
Intel presses the ‘instant-on’ PC switch, again
One of the salient differences between computer electronics devices and computers is that when you press theon-button on the former, they (usually) switch on and work, whereas the computer's on-button generally functions as some kind of Pavlovian signal for you to go and get your morning coffee. This however is set to change (hoorah!) "in the next few years" (booh!), Intel VP Louis Burns told the Intel Developer Forum yesterday.
PowerBook updates confirm Panther model code leak
Developer documentation detailing Apple's new 15in and 17in PowerBook G4s confirms that the new models' introduction was indeed revealed deep within a pre-release version of Mac OS X 'Panther'.
The Loon rides again with attack on Sun's comic value
A Sun Microsystems conference would not be complete without the witty musings of Merrill Lynch analyst Steve Milunovich.
Intel blasts proprietary Wi-Fi tweaks
IDFIntel Communications Group CTO Eric Mentzer today criticised so-called 'standards-plus' extensions to 802.11 specifications for hindering end users' adoption of WLAN technology.