18th > November > 2006 Archive

Vista released: PC sales drop? Dealers blamed!

"I'm not buying a new PC, not yet," said the angry NewsWireless reader. "I need a new computer, and I found one online - but it comes with Windows Vista! I don't want that!"
Guy Kewney, 18 Nov 2006
The Register breaking news

Man used MP3 player to hack ATMs

A man in Manchester, England has been convicted of using an MP3 player to hack cash machines. Maxwell Parsons, 41, spent £200,000 of other people's money after using the machine to read card details.
OUT-LAW.COM, 18 Nov 2006

ClearSpeed commits to 5x floating point boost

SC06 Floating point specialist ClearSpeed faces an enormous challenge. Its products must run at least 5 times faster than the best general purpose chips being pumped out by Intel and AMD, while at the same staying faster, cheaper and more energy efficient than a coming onslaught of rival, nichey chips.
Ashlee Vance, 18 Nov 2006