14th > November > 2003 Archive
Scottish tribunal hears mass wrongful dismissal claim
One of Scotland's biggest employment cases in being heard at a tribunal in Glasgow following a claim against billings system outfit TelesensKSCL.
Carriers invest in convergence
Many North American and European service providers are planning transitions from their current networks to next generation converged networks, according to an Infonetics Research study published today.
IBM cites SCO judge in latest SCO filings
IBM has dispensed with traditional legal circumlocution and gone for the jugular with its latest court filings against The SCO Group.
NHS: improvements online
The UK government has recently relaunched the NHS website, an information portal designed to help the public find the health information and services they need. Health websites are already popular with UK consumers and the NHS' ongoing improvements should go some way to meeting remaining patient requirements.
Five year's jail for camcorders in cinema
Holidaymakers - think again before bringing your camcorder into a US cinema. If your fumbling with the battery is misconstrued as an attempt to film what's on the screen, it could land you with a five jail term under a bill proposed by two US Senators yesterday.
AMD to ship 1GHz FSB Athlon 64 FX Q1 '04 – SiS
SiS has begun shipping its latest Athlon 64 FX chipset, the SiS755FX - a part designed to support next year's 939-pin processors.
Unsafe Nokia batteries – or counterfeits?
Belgian consumer watchdog Test-Aankoop is to re-examine its claims that Nokia batteries are not safe. Nokia says that the batteries Test Aankoop tested must have been counterfeits.
Media, people blamed for 1901 census site cock-up
The media - and anyone who tried to access the 1901 Census Web site in January 2002 - is to blame for the site going titsup for nine months.
Belgian watchdog reconsiders ‘unsafe’ Nokia battery claim
A Belgian consumer organisation which last week claimed that three Nokia batteries were unprotected against short-circuiting is to re-examine its findings.
Does AMD want out of the chip making game?
AnalysisSo where has AMD chosen to build its next-generation wafer fab? The company says it has a preferred location in mind, but won't - for obvious reasons - say exactly where it has chosen.
60m DSL lines by year end
The global take-up of DSL continues to grow, with experts forecasting the number of lines will exceed 60 million by the end of the year.
Phishing and viral tech combines in new menace
A new computer virus targets PayPal users in an attempt to dupe consumers into divulging sensitive credit card details. Mimail-I, the latest in a series of security-threatening worms, has spread widely since its first appearance yesterday.
One blogger is worth ten votes – Harvard man
Working in his secret laboratory at Harvard University, a Fellow of the prestigious institution has come up with a formula that rocks electoral maths to its core.
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First dual-core Itanic to sport 24MB of cache
Intel's first dual-core Itanic, 'Montecito', will sport a whopping 24MB of L3 cache, the chip giant said yesterday, by way of Reuters.
The truth about mobile phones and driving
New legislation will be introduced into the UK on 1 December aimed at stamping out the potentially dangerous use of mobile devices while driving.
Silicon on insulator key to AMD 90nm success – analyst
AMD's Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) technology is going to save the company's migration to a 90nm process from the delays that appear to have plagued Intel's shift to 90nm.
Al Jazeera hacker gets community service
A Californian web designer was fined and sentenced to community service this week after he admitted to hacking into the web site of Arabic satellite TV network Al Jazeera during the war in Iraq.
Tiscali swelled by broadband users
Pan-European ISP Tiscali reported that the take-up of broadband is accelerating and as a result it has upped its prediction for the number of high speed Net users it expects to have at year-end by 50,000.
Reversible computing is ‘the only way’ to survive Intel's heat
A researcher at the University of Florida has come up with a new set of chip designs called "reversible computers" that may steer chip makers away from creating incredibly hot processors and toward "green computing."