Intel will finally ship its extremely expensive Pentium 4 Extreme Edition on Monday, more than a month after the games-oriented processor was announced.
Apple has updated its AirPort WLAN client and base-station software to add support for the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security protocol.
VIA said this morning it had returned to profitability during its third fiscal quarter after posting a Q3 net income of just TWD 46 million ($1.36 million) on sales of TWD 5.47 billion ($162.19 million).
The UK IT jobs market is still suffering from the lingering economic slowdown, with advertised vacancies falling seven per cent quarter on quarter in the period of July to September 2003, according to a CWJobs study.
In a move likely to antagonize the free software community even further, the SCO Group is to resume distributing Linux, but only if you agree to a new "IP license" which implicitly supports SCO's intellectual property claims.
Bluetooth is coming to the iPod, in the shape of third-party add-ons. The first vendor to break cover, Extreme Tech's Jim Louderback has discovered, is XtremeMac, which is creating a Bluetooth streaming attachment that beams the iPod's audio to speakers: which could be headphones, a car hi-fi or a home entertainment center. XtremeMac uses InfiniteRange's RangeScan chipset.
Cliff Stanford, the multi-millionaire co-founder of Redbus Interhouse, is under police investigation following accusations that he hacked into the London-based hosting firm's email systems.
Stockholm based WM-data has offered to pay €200 million in cash and shares to acquire Finnish IT services group Novo, compared to SysOpen's €155 million offer. WM-data will offer €2.5 in cash and 1.5 new shares for each Novo share, or a total cash option of E5 per share up to a total of 10,000 shares, which values Novo at a premium of 42 per cent above the company's closing share price on September 24, the day before SysOpen made its own public offer.
An Australian man has been charged with defrauding a Saudi prince and others of AUS $5 million in an Internet lottery scam.
Yahoo! is installing Overture as its new search advertising broker for its European properties. Which means that it is turfing out Espotting from most of its slots on Europe (Espotting contextualised results still appear on directories and in Scandinavia).
Opinion Powerful forces in the IT industry and government are coming together to redefine unsolicited bulk email from mainstream organisations as legitimate, irrespective of whether the sender wants to receive it. Ultimately this move could even result in lawsuits against anti-spam developers by the Direct Marketing Association and its cronies.
Israeli technology Lenslet has begun shipping what it claims is the world's first optical microprocessor.
IBM continues to thrive in a resurgent server market, outpacing all its major rivals in growth of units shipped.
A Japanese research team has for the first time successfully demonstrated one of the fundamental building blocks needed to construct a viable quantum computer.
Nietzsche once proclaimed, "The HP e3000 is dead."
As the world's largest 3G market limbers up for the second phase of testing, there's something for all camps to cheer. But little-noticed comments earlier this year suggest that China sees export potential for its home grown 3G specification: and that potentially has huge ramifications for the global market.