28th > November > 2003 Archive
ATI commits to desktop, mobile Athlon 64 chipsets
ATI President and COO Dave Orton has said the company is "committed" to offering a version of its chipset technology for the Athlon 64 processor - just don't expect it any time soon.
Insurer taps voice analysis tech to detect fraud
Online insurer Esure is to use technology that recognises when a speaker is under stress in a bid to detect fraud.
Reseller touts home WLAN pack with easy to use security
UK reseller Dabs has launched a Wi-Fi offering that it claims will deliver a fully secure environment yet retain plug-and-play access to home WLANs.
NTL dangles content as sweetener for punters
NTL is offering cut-price broadband content in a bid to entice its Net punters to sign up to faster broadband services.
Tspeak buys Another.com
Skipton-based Tspeak UK Ltd has acquired email services company, Another.com, for an undisclosed sum.
Gigabyte combines Wi-FI, USB Flash drive
Gigabyte has a novel idea for fans of go-anywhere computing: a USB Flash drive that features a built-in Wi-Fi adaptor.
Wanadoo UK in AnyTime promo
Wanadoo's UK ISP, Freeserve, has begun pushing its unmetered dial-up service to cash in on this busy Christmas period.
Go-ahead US companies fail to prioritise security
Nearly half of America's fastest growing companies suffered an information security breach over the last two years, despite beefed-up precautions since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
BT to upgrade 21 exchanges for ADSL
Another 21 exchanges are to be converted to ADSL after local communities managed to secure enough demand for BT to sit up and take notice.
Xbox makes gains as Japanese price cut bites
Microsoft's Xbox has had its most successful week to date this year in Japan, capturing almost seven per cent market share following a price cut to the hardware and the launch of a Project Gotham Racing 2 bundle deal.
‘Yoof’ spurns new mobile technology
Recent consumer research in the UK has found that young people are surprisingly sceptical about some emerging technologies, especially in the mobile space.
UK.gov plans satellite tracking of asylum seekers
UK asylum seekers are to be electronically tagged as part of plans to introduce tougher immigration controls announced by the Home Office yesterday.
Sony Ericsson GC79 WLAN + GPRS card
Reg ReviewSony Ericsson isn't the first to market with a PC Card that allows a notebook to connect to the Internet across a cellular network, but its GC79 has the novelty of also providing an 802.11b adaptor in the same card. The idea is simple: wherever you are, you can access the Internet wirelessly. When you're in range of a hotspot, public or private, and you can connect at up to 11Mbps. If you're out in the field, you can still make a wireless connection, this time using a GPRS or a slower GSM dial-up link.
MS takes $1.1bn ‘hostage’ to freeze Lindows out of California case
Microsoft is holding up compensation claims from a quarter of million Californians in order to punish Lindows.com, and to coerce the class action plaintiffs "into siding with Microsoft against its Lindows competitor," according to a court filing seen by The Register. The document, filed on 21st November by Townsend and Townsend and Crew, lead counsel for the Californian class action consumers, points out that none of the claims being held up was actually filed via Lindows.com, yet Microsoft has held them "hostage" for over two months.
Swen fends off Mimail to top viral charts
The Swen virus beat off a strong challenge from various Mimail virus variants to retain its position at the top of the viral charts this month.
Samsung says it will overtake Nokia
Samsung's CEO, Lee Kunhee, claims his company will be the world's largest mobile phone supplier by 2010, overtaking Nokia.
RIM faces fresh lawsuit
Faced with an ongoing patent battle in the US that threatens to place injunctions on its products, RIM is focusing heavily on Europe and has launched a tri-band full color BlackBerry PDA this week – only to find itself attacked by another intellectual property lawsuit, this time from a Luxembourg-based company.