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NEC and ARM prep mobile SMPs

NEC and ARM have formed a pact to bring multicore processors to the cellphone.
Ashlee Vance, 21 Oct 2003
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Sony Ericsson talks P900, wireless upgrades

Sony Ericsson has officially announced the follow-up to the P800 smartphone. The device will ship in some EU countries before the end of the year, and appear in the US and China (as the P908) early next year.
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Oct 2003
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ATI denies 'Catalyst 3.8 damaged my monitor' claims

ATI has vigorously denied claims that its latest Catalyst drivers have caused monitors and graphics cards to overheat and malfunction.
Tony Smith, 21 Oct 2003
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Spam fighters defeat nuisance junk mail lawsuit

Anti-spam activists have won an important legal battle against Florida-based junk mailers.
John Leyden, 21 Oct 2003
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E-Data goes after Microsoft music service

For the past 8 years E-Data has been terrorizing just about who ever it can with a single broad patent claim that it owns the rights to virtually any technology that allows a product to be downloaded to a kiosk and copied.
Faultline, 21 Oct 2003
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Broadband wireless growing

Not such a big surprise but home networks research outfit Parks Associates thinks that broadband wireless is set to take off. In the light of IEEE 802.16 technologies (WiMAX) and IEEE 802.20 Mobile-Fi and all the developments in smart antennae, that's not too surprising, but Parks says it's been on the cards for some time.
Faultline, 21 Oct 2003
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Symantec snaffles Safeweb

Symantec yesterday bought SSL VPN appliance vendor SafeWeb for $26 million in cash.
John Leyden, 21 Oct 2003
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DRS quits .uk sales, in Nominet legal battle

Domain Registrar Services Ltd (DRS) - which flogged domains by falsely claiming it was linked to Nominet UK - is to quit the business following legal action by the UK domain Registry.
Tim Richardson, 21 Oct 2003
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Senators propose Patriot Act limitations

A bipartisan group of senators this week announced the latest in a steady trickle of legislative proposals to trim back some of the enhanced search and surveillance powers granted to law enforcement under the USA-PATRIOT Act.
Kevin Poulsen, 21 Oct 2003
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Brightview to move call centre to India

Around 30 jobs are expected to be lost at Brightview - the ISP behind such Net brands as Madasafish and Totalise - following its decision to move its call centre to India.
Tim Richardson, 21 Oct 2003
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Smart card consortium offers Wi-Fi access spec.

Using your mobile phone account to pay for your use of public Wi-Fi hotspots should become rather easier thanks to the publication of a 'universal' smart card specification that can be used by WLAN providers to authorise WLAN access.
Tony Smith, 21 Oct 2003
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E-Plus to bring Danger Hiptop to Europe

Germany's E-Plus has become the first wireless operator to offer Danger's Hiptop mobile Internet access device to European consumers.
Tony Smith, 21 Oct 2003
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Bank manager blows customer millions on online betting

An Australian bank manager who stole AUD19 million ($13 million) to fund his online gambling addiction faces sentencing on Friday after pleading guilty to crimes spanning five years.
John Leyden, 21 Oct 2003
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Tele2 unveils UK phone service

Sweded-based Tele2, a pan-European telco that did have links with one-time wireless broadband outfit Tele2 UK Ltd, is to offer fixed-line residential services in the UK.
Tim Richardson, 21 Oct 2003
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HP knocked Palm off top Euro PDA sales slot during Q3

HP outshipped Palm in Western Europe for the first time during Q3 as a 32 per cent increase in mobile device shipments saw the Pocket PC vendor's PDA shipments leap 94 per cent year on year, market watcher IDC said today.
Tony Smith, 21 Oct 2003
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Logitech upgrades credit-card cam

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch Digicam Logitech has updated its credit card-sized digital camera, the Pocket Digital, by upping the camera's native picture resolution from 640 x 480 to 1280x1024 and dropping the original's Autobrite light enhancement software in favour of a built-in strobe flash. The result is a new model, the Pocket Digital …
Tony Smith, 21 Oct 2003
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Victoria's Secret to pay up for poor panty privacy

New York Attorney General Eliot Sptizer has sorted through Victoria Secret's dirty undies and is set to doll out a $50,000 fine to the company for online privacy violations.
Ashlee Vance, 21 Oct 2003
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PC rage turns the air blue in UK households

Computers are damaging our health, thanks to rising stress levels induced by so-called 'PC pests' like spam, pop up ads and viruses.
John Leyden, 21 Oct 2003

IBM sends speedy Shark system into open waters

IBM's Shark storage systems is swimming a little faster these days after the vendor made a couple of tweaks to the hardware.
Ashlee Vance, 21 Oct 2003
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Sendo's Symbian phone imminent

British phone vendor Sendo has announced its Symbian smartphone, based on Nokia's Series 60 software, and says it will ship before the end of the year.
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Oct 2003