19th > February > 2004 Archive
IDFUltrawideband (UWB) will not only co-exist with rival Personal Area Network standard Bluetooth but may ultimately form the basis for its future, members of newly formed UWB industry bodies suggested today.
A New Jersey mother has turned the tables on the Recording Industry Association of America by suing the major labels for racketeering.
A Sacramento Judge has nixed an attempt to prevent Diebold's electronic voting terminals from being used in a crucial State election next month.
Oh for the simple life. It seems like only yesterday that IT was pretty straightforward - in terms of technology, at least. Now every component of the physical IT infrastructure faces "virtualisation", writes Bloor Research analyst Tony Lock.
Amserve - the business behind Amstrad's em@iler phone-cum-email thingy - has finally made a profit.
A new, more dangerous version of the Netsky worm is making the rounds on the Internet.
They take their kids' welfare pretty seriously in Wales, make no mistake.
Cingular has won the battle for AT&T Wireless with a $41bn bid.
AOL and EarthLink have set their lawyers against spammers they hold responsible for inundating their respective users with illegal junk email.
BT has won a £530 million contract to provide and manage a broadband network that will link all NHS organisations in England. The deal will run for seven years and is the first significant public sector investment in broadband.
Demon is to outsource some of its call centre operation to India, but insists no jobs will be lost as part of the six-month trial.
StobStrasbourg. Jean-Paul Le Cliché, Euro commissioner for regulation and commerce, has announced - as predicted in The Reg - that the new US extension of patents to integers will be incorporated into EC law.
Viagra and diet pills are top of the spam chart.
Thanks very much to the anonymous correspondent who has just sent us a lovely e-card from sunny Aberdeen. This kindness was provoked by today's very silly piece regarding Carmarthenshire County Council's website.
Ensuring that the UK has effective wholesale broadband competition is a key challenge for the coming year, AOL says.
Cisco Systems yesterday introduced real-time video conferencing for its range of IP telephony products.
The residents of Torpoint in Cornwall could be just weeks away from getting broadband - so long as the weather holds.
Western European and worldwide markets for IT and telecommunications are recovering to healthy rates of growth. The 2004 edition of the European Information Technology Observatory (EITO) estimates that the Western European information technology market will grow 2.4 per cent this year to reach €294bn. Last year, by the same reckoning, the market shrunk 1.2 per cent.
NTL has sent letters to some customers warning them not to over-use their broadband services.
The UK's Premium rate call watchdog ICSTIS invoked its emergency procedures yesterday to shut down two scam operations which had generated hundreds of consumer complaints.
Charles Burdick has resigned as group MD for cableco Telewest, it was announced today.
IDFIntel plans to integrate Bluetooth onto its next-generation Wi-Fi sub-system, it has emerged.
IDFHaving once claimed that its next-generation XScale processor, codenamed Bulverde, would bring "mobile gaming into the 21st Century", Intel now argues that you'll really need a discrete mobile graphics chip too.
IDFVendors showcasing their wares at this year's IDF checked all their glitzy booth adornments at the door, picking a plain and simple pitch instead.
It's election year, and the jobless recovery has prompted complacent politicians on both sides of the duopoly to look concerned.
Close to 30 Web sites plan to kick off an act of "coordinated civil disobedience" next Tuesday by putting up downloads of a controversial album despite EMI's demands that the album be destroyed.
Campaigners issued a call to arms today ahead of a far-reaching directive on intellectual property rights due to go through the European Parliament's Legal Affairs committee next Monday.
Last week, we explored the practicalitie of using Wi-Fi in London. As the UK's most populous area, London was always going to play host to some of the nation's first public Internet access hotspots. But wireless is all about mobility, and its value is severely limited if you can't get an Internet connection when you're travelling. So we wanted to see how well other parts of the country are covered.