The patent vote: who won that round, exactly?
After this week's surprising defeat of the European directive on Computer Implemented Inventions, there is a strange consensus emerging from the press offices of nearly all the campaigning groups. The rejection of the bill by parliament has been welcomed by almost everyone involved, and naturally, everyone is claiming it as a victory.
Mobile content market is booming
Consumer appetite for mobile downloads will fuel a €7.6bn market in 2006.
US govt interference is a big deal, says Europe
European internet registries are preparing a fight-back against the US government following the latter's surprise decision to keep overall control of the "root zone file" that defines the internet's basic set-up.
ICANN blog: De Lux appointment
What do you know about Luxembourg? If you’re anything like me, very little. Which is perhaps appropriate because Luxembourg is a very little country. When it comes to main roads, there is such little room that the country only manages to get up to A6. And I haven’t found the A2 or A5 yet.
Transmeta hails positive Q2 cash flow
More cash flowed into Transmeta in the second quarter than it spent, the company said late last week as a teaser for its upcoming results announcement.
Hynix bosses to take firm 'out of receivership'
Hynix chiefs will regain control of their company this week, as the DRAM maker's creditors hand back the reins.
Online drug dealers face chokey
The people arrested as a result of operation Web Tryp, the DEA investigation into online drug suppliers, face sentencing later this month.
Intel to add VT to P4 in Q4
RoadmapA little advice for Intel: roll out versions of the 90nm Pentium 4 6xx series with your Virtualisation Technology (VT) in Q4.
Google wins typosquatting ruling
Google has won a ruling from the National Arbitration Forum giving it control of several domains which are very similar to its own.
Good Technology plans Domino support
Mobile data software supplier Good Technology today pledged to extend its support for corporate email systems from Microsoft Exchange Server to IBM's Domino and Novell's Groupwise.
IBM plugs into powerline broadband
IBM is to hook up with a US energy company to trial broadband over electric cables.
Pentagon über-hacker rap sheet spills attack details
THe US indictment against alleged Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon reveals the IP addresses of attacked computers.
Motorola 'to debut' iTunes phone at UK's V Festival
Motorola will launch its iTunes mobile phone in the UK next month, a UK press report has claimed.
TSG makes another buy
Technology Services Group (TSG) has bought another reseller - PJ Howlett Business Systems based in Preston.
Could the 'see through clothes' scanner stop London terror bombs?
A report last week claiming that QinetiQ's 'see-through clothes' scanner is to be be deployed on London's underground system has been denied by both QinetiQ and Transport for London. Nevertheless in the report QinetiQ provides - possibly inadvertently - some interesting information about how it's attempting to sell the technology for high volume, covert or semi-covert detection purposes.
Acer goes VIP
Computer distributor VIP will carry Acer notebooks - they will be available from 11 July.
Gaming rocked by GTA smut revelation
The gaming world was last week rocked to the very foundations of discarded pizza boxes on which it rests with the revelation that kiddie-friendly driving tuition hit Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas may contain explicit scenes of sexual depravity hitherto unseen outside the Big Brother house.
Asus P5WD2 Premium i955X mobo
ReviewIn the midst of the SLi craze Intel launched two new chipsets, including its latest performance solution, the 955X. The Asus P5WD2 Premium is the first partner product to arrive in our labs and Asus hasn't spared any expense making this one of the best 955X boards on the market, writes Lars-Goran Nilsson.
Hacker magazine shuts up shop
Hacking magazine Phrack is closing after 20 years of publishing after its editorial team decided to call it a day. The final date for submissions for the special hardback last issue of the mag was Sunday 10 July. Issue 63 will be released at the Defcon and WhatTheHack2005 hacker conventions later this month.
Spain greenlights therapeutic cloning
Spain's government is heading for a head-on collision with the country's Catholic Church after announcing it will go ahead with therapeutic cloning, Reuters reports.
Want to complain about Dell? Forget it
Want to complain on Dell's website about its customer service? Too late - the Customer Support Forums, operational until last Friday, have been shut down, apparently to try to quell bad publicity there about Dell products and especially after-care service.
Net industry urged to co-operate following London bombings
ISPA - the UK's internet trade body - has called on ISPs to co-operate with police and other law enforcement agencies following last Thursday's terrorist bombings in London.
Judge Legal set aside in MS antitrust case
Microsoft's EU antitrust case has been moved to The Grand Chamber, according to reports, where the company's appeal will be heard by a new panel of 13 judges. The case was taken away from Judge Hubert Legal, and he is to have no further involvement in the proceedings.
Mobile net is go with .mobi approval
The pointlessness of accessing the internet through your mobile may soon be over with the creation of a new top-level domain, .mobi.
Zombie bots fuel spyware boom
Virus writers are up upping their production rates with a 12 per cent increase in the number of new items in malware in the second quarter of 2005. McAfee's Anti-virus and Vulnerability Emergency Response Team (AVERT) reports that spam-propagating bot programs, adware and spyware were the greatest net security threat in Q2 2005.
Shuttle is go for launch
The Shuttle Discovery is good to go, NASA says, and is on standby for launch later this week, despite Hurricane Dennis having slammed into the Florida coast. Weather forecasters say that there is a 30 per cent chance of weather disrupting the launch, according to NASA. Frankly, those are better odds that you'd get on most English picnics going ahead.
EC plans to name and shame rip-off mobile operators
The European Commission (EC) plans to name and shame mobile phone operators who rip-off punters for making calls while travelling abroad.
Longhorn following Unix on security?
Microsoft's delayed Longhorn operating system appears to be taking a page from the Unix management book by curbing user's administration rights.
Dixons disses AMD claims
Dixons is considering legal action in response to AMD's naming of the company in anti-trust filings made in the US.
Intel and Dell thrilled to join the dual-core server chip era
When you're the world's biggest chipmaker and have fallen years behind rivals by not having a dual-core server processor, you make damn sure your dual-core desktop processor does all it can.
Lenovo thinks thin with ClearCube's PC blades
PC blade maker ClearCube has picked up a major partner with Lenovo - aka Big Red - agreeing to sell the company's products.
HP carries home Dell CIO from exec swap meet
HP today gave Dell a serious thump in the game that is Executive Bitch Slap. It plucked away Randy Mott - Dell's CIO - to become its own IT guru.