11th > December > 2003 Archive
Intellect, the hi-tech industries’ trade association, has welcomed the Government’s proposals to improve the R&D tax credits system, in its response to Chancellor Gordon Brown's Pre-Budget report.
After spending a few months relying on Linux for protection, Microsoft appears to have made its way back to homegrown code.
Security researchers have discovered a way for scam artists to disguise more effectively the location of bogus Web sites.
Cisco Systems has refreshed its carrier-class 12000 series routers by doubling core network capacity to 40 Gbps and adding revamped supporting products, including line cards, software, and hardware modules.
Promoting Russia's technical expertise - rather then tax breaks - is needed to develop the country's IT sector.
The Inland Revenue confirmed today that it has sacked EDS.
Europe in BriefNow that his cabinet approved the Information Society Germany 2006 action plan, which calls for 75 per cent of Germans over the age of 14 to become Internet users within the next three years, chancellor Gerhard Schröder won back the domain name kanzlerschroeder.de (chancellorshroeder.de).
A 45-year-old Spanish woman has become the second victim within a week of the murderous cyberkiosks which now threaten to reduce the leafy boulevards of Madrid to a smouldering post-apocalyptic wateland.
Workers at the Accident Group, the no win, no fee personal injury claims outfit that went titsup with debts of more than £30 million earlier this year, have won a compensation claim after they were sacked by text message.
SanDisk has revealed why it has failed to meet a number of release dates put in place for the Palm OS version of its Wi-Fi SD IO card. The cause of the delay, it claims, is not only PalmSource, owner of the operating system, but the various companies behind the PDA hardware.
Yahoo! has closed a potentially devastating security loophole in its popular Web-based email service.
Intel will merge its communications and wireless computing wings into a single business unit, the chip giant said yesterday.
Microsoft has opened another European front in its war to get Lindows.com to change its name.
The Information Commissioner has blamed a "technical reason" for its failure to publish the necessary e-paperwork for people to complain about receiving unwanted spam.
Elpida today began shipping 1Gb DDR 2 chips, just days after Micron said it too had begun offering 1Gb parts.
It may have attracted accusations of exploitation, but charitable Cambodian data-entry outfit Digital Divide Data will collect a "Cyber Oscar" tonight at the World Summit on the Information Society in Switzerland.
Michelin has awarded an eight year tech outsourcing deal worth €1bn to IBM.
Another day, another email scam with fraudsters trying to extract sensitive information so they can thieve from people's bank accounts.
BT has apologised for delays that led to a Berkshire village having its wireless broadband connection cut off for almost a week.
Cambridge Silicon Radio, one of the pioneers of Bluetooth chip design and which once supported HiperLAN, the European alternative to 802.11a, plans to move into the Wi-Fi market.
National Semiconductor has developed a low-power Wi-Fi chipset that, it claims, brings the wireless networking technology into range of applications once considered suitable only for Bluetooth.
Trial runs of the advanced semiconductor manufacturing process which will eventually create the much-vaunted Cell microprocessor are set to start at Toshiba's fabrication plant in March next year.
A pervert who tried to lure kids to pornographic Web sites by registering misspellings of Net sites likely to be popular to kids faces a lengthy prison sentence.
HP seems to be hung up on rivals IBM and Dell of late.
Parliamentary lobby group EURIM is working with MPs and industry groups to draw a blueprint for the fight against cyber-crime.
A note issued this week to Penn State University students about the school's music deal with Napster has raised a number of controversial new questions about the finer points of the two groups' relationship and exactly how it began.