30th > March > 2005 Archive


Intel and server pals welcome beefy 64-bit Xeon

Intel and friends today did their standard dance to welcome a new Xeon processor meant for largish servers to the market.

Centrica wants you

Utility group Centrica is looking to recruit as many as 300 hundred people to bolster its IT department.

On Novell and Tally

Comment In recent years Novell has quietly built up its ZENworks systems management capabilities. Last week, the company made public another significant advance in ZENworks when it announced that a definitive agreement to acquire Tally Systems Corp. The significance of this moVe should not be underestimated.
Tony Lock, 30 2005

Transmeta to re-organise

A near doubling in Transmeta's technology licensing revenue during its fourth quarter proved insufficient to stem the chip maker's losses, it reported Tuesday.

Micron remakes a profit

Memory chipmaker Micron made a profit in the second quarter of fiscal 2005 ended 3 March, despite the continuing fall in memory prices.
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Select Committee criticises ID Cards Bill

Government plans for a national identity cards scheme will change the fundamental relationship between the State and the individual, according to a report published last week by the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution.
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Eidos bidder wins second major backer

UK-based games publisher SCi has won a second major backer, adding weight to its £80.4m bid for rival publisher Eidos.
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Charlotte Church topless pic busts onto mobes

UK tabloid The Sun says it has refused to pay £20,000 for a topless picture of Voice of an Angel Charlotte Church which is currently doing a tour of the UK mobile phone circuit. The "Page Three" style snap was snaffled from Church's squeeze Gavin Henson's mobile phone after he mislaid it on on a night out in Cardiff.
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AMD to reveal 'Pacifica' processor virtualisation spec

AMD will next month detail its answer to Intel's Virtualisation Technology (VT) with the publication of its AMD64 platform's virtualisation system spec.
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Bulldog to resubmit BT complaint

A row between Bulldog and BT over fault repair times is rumbling on even though the formal complaint has been pulled - for now at least.
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Griffin launches iVault to encase iPod Shuffle

iPod accessory maker Griffin Technology will ship its first add-on for Apple's iPod Shuffle in two months' time: a range of brightly coloured aluminium "armour" cases.
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Welsh villages lose analogue services

Two villages in Wales are the first in the UK to lose their analogue TV signal - it was switched off early this morning. The government has been running a trial since November to see how people react to the changeover.
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NHS chief cans patient control over health record access

Government claims that patients would be able to opt out of the new National Health Service care records service (NHS CRS) have been undermined by the Department of Health's head of digital information policy. Assurances on privacy and confidentiality have previously been made by the Minister responsible for the NHS Programme for IT, John Hutton, but in a series of emails to a GP policy boss Phil Walker made it clear that patients will have little real control over their personal records.
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Tiscali France sale imminent

Tiscali's sale of its French operation is expected to be done and dusted shortly, the European ISP confirmed today.
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Buffalo TeraStation Network-Attached Storage

Review The Network-Attached Storage (NAS) appliance may be the easiest way to communal storage to your network, but these products are often overly expensive, particularly for small businesses. Take Iomega's NAS 200d, for example. It offers an impressive range of storage management features but the bottom line is you're getting barely 500GB of hard disk space yet spending over a grand. Buffalo Technology is aiming to turn this notion on its head, as its compact TeraStation delivers a whopping 1TB for around £600. Even more remarkably, the appliance offers full support for a wide range of RAID arrays allowing you to implement fault tolerance as well, writes Dave Mitchell.
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Webcam Aussie fights UK crime

A public-spirited Australian has ensured that the streets of Exmouth are safer for decent, God-fearing citizens after tipping off local cops about an incident he spotted on a webcam in the Devon town.
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Onliner gamer stabbed over 'stolen' cybersword

A Shanghai man stabbed to death a fellow online gamer who sold a virtual sword they had jointly won while playing "Legend of Mir 3", Reuters reports.
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ATI settles financial misconduct claims

ATI has agreed to cough up CAD900,000 ($743,000) to the Ontario Securities Commission to settle allegations that it failed to disclose key financial performance information and made "misleading statements" to the Commission.
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Bahnhof slams antipiracy ambush

Swedish ISP Bahnhof is considering legal action after it emerged that illegal material uncovered in a raid on its premises was placed there by a paid informant of the antipiracy group that mounted the operation.
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Science too hard for juries

A group of British MPs has called for juries to be dropped from trials involving complicated scientific evidence. The Commons select committee on science and technology argues that jury members are often unable to evaluate this kind of testimony, and can be swayed by the charisma of the witness.
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Brits talk posh on the blower

Brits talk posh when chatting on the dog and bone, according to research by Privilege Insurance.
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In the red states, no-one can hear you scream

Small-town meanness and technological illiteracy have come together in Ohio, where Butler County Commissioner Michael Fox believes that GPS "microchips" should be implanted in former convicts on parole and probation, so that they can be monitored remotely, and denied opportunities for rehabilitation more effectively.
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Juniper snaps up Kagoor

Network equipment maker Juniper Networks is to acquire Kagoor Networks to give its VoIP business a little more oomph.
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Brits voice fraud fears over high-tech voting

The vast majority of Brits think new, high-tech voting methods, such as voting by email or through a dedicated website, will make it easier to commit electoral fraud, according to research.
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Spectrum-starved US prepares to feast

From being one of the most spectrum starved nations on earth, the US is racing towards offering a range of frequencies for wireless services that is in line with other developed economies. The opening up of the 3.6GHz band a few weeks back, with a simple ‘light licensing’ scheme and relatively generous power allowances, is a major step towards enabling operators to provide broadband wireless services, including mobile services, without making multimillion dollar investments in spectrum.
Faultline, 30 2005
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Switzerland launches EDGE nationwide

Swisscom has announced a broadband mobile network based on EDGE technology with nationwide coverage. Live television, video streaming and the transmission of large files to phones are now possible nearly everywhere in Switzerland.
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UK street scum face wrath of shouting lamppost

Graffiti artists, prostitutes, drug dealers and miscellaneous street scum across the UK face a new challenge to their nefarious activities today - the Q Star FlashCam-530 shouting lamppost currently being deployed across the nation.

Analysts slam hacker law changes

Technology darling Derek Wyatt MP is proposing changes to the Computer Misuse Act next week but analysts from the Butler Group says the changes don't go far enough.
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Microsoft, Intel and HP unite for small biz

Microsoft, Intel and HP have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help Europe's smaller businesses get access to European Community grants for investing in technology.
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Galactic prang fingered in star formation mystery

Astronomers now have direct evidence that stars form when galaxies collide. Data from the ISO, the European Space Agency's (ESA) infrared observatory, has shown that the shock wave caused by the collision of two galaxies has excited the gas from which new stars form. The discovery could shed light on how the first ever stars formed.
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Carphone takes on calling cards with cut price calls

The Carphone Warehouse has unveiled a new mobile phone network geared to punters who make lots of international calls.
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HP's Hurd lets us pretend Compaq never happened

HP's board hired Mark Hurd as the company's new CEO for three main reasons - he's duller than Carly Fiorina, he's supposed to have more operational expertise than Fiorina, and he's not at all associated with the Compaq acquisition Fiorina engineered.
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IBM sells storage software to partner Cisco

As promised, IBM today came out swinging against EMC in the storage software wars, saying it achieved a "watershed moment in the storage industry" by establishing sales momentum. A watershed moment in the history of gwana-gwana, perhaps, as new products were nowhere to be seen.