Apple abandons Cube?
The fate of Apple's glorious experiment of aesthetics over commonsense, the G4 Cube, appears to be as good as sealed.
Dual Athlon mobo info leaks
HWRoundupAt JC's there's some Taiwanese leakage of a dual Athlon socket A mobo from Tyan.
Sony buys PlayStation emulator
Sony has bought software developer Connectix's Mac-based PlayStation emulator, Virtual Game Station, settling the companies' bitter, three-year dispute.
Motorola pushing for summer 1GHz PowerPC release
Mac Rumour RoundupMotorola sources suggest the top-end PowerPC 7450 processor will hit 1GHz sooner than previously thought.
One last build before beta 2 – MS goes on WinXP BSOD hunt
Microsoft released yet another pre-beta 2 build of WinXP last night, but from the sound of it this one - build 2458 - is largely a last minute reality check before the company makes the beta 2 release next week. The scheduled date for beta 2 has been pushed back from the beginning of this month to March 21st.
Downturn gives companies time to sort out Net problems
The forthcoming economic downturn will give companies behind on Internet technology time to sort out their operations and catch up. That's what the latest survey by Gartner says.
Mobile Palomino debut delayed by chipset lag
AMD's Mobile Athlon, based on the Palomino core, may be sampling and volume shipments may be due to commence on Monday, but don't expect to buy a big-name notebook containing the power-conserving processor for some time yet.
Long live the PSone – Sony exec
There's life in the old PlayStation - a lot of life, according to comments made by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) chief Ken Kutaragi yesterday.
Vendors slammed for high server memory pricing
Memory firm Kingston Technology has lambasted vendors for selling overpriced memory for servers and has introduced a scheme to undercut prices for large corporate purchasers.
Catnap fills Aimster's anti-Napster filter shoes
Aimster may have knocked its Napster filter bypass software, Pig Encoder, on the head, but the void it has left behind it is rapidly being filled. The latest is Catnap, an open source scrambler/descrambler that's almost completely transparent to the user.
Cisco boss apologises for slashing jobs
Cisco boss John Chambers has publicly apologised for the slowdown in the networking giant's business and collapse of its share price which led to massive job cuts last week.
Canada next up with unworkable Net laws
The Canadian Government appears to have joined the list of countries that have misunderstood the Internet and hurled out ill-fitting legislation to deal with the worst manifestations of the Net revolution.
Spammers face felony charges
Californians Michael Persaud, 24, of San Diego and Frank Kriticos, 25, of Santee will answer felony criminal charges of spamming and so earn the distinction of being the first people so charged in that state, according to a story in the local Union Tribune newspaper.
UK to test mobile digital signatures
The Government is to conduct the UK's first secure mobile electronic signature trial in a scheme that will go some way to proving whether mobile mcommerce is a viable business proposition, or just the latest fad.
This is a free monkey phone call from me
Updated againYou'll be used to breast enlargements/reductions, people, empty PlayStation2 boxes and the like being available to bid for on eBay, but things have taken a strange turn of late. Call it imaginative, deranged or indicative of some wider social problem but people have gone into offering specialised and frankly bizarre services. Below is one of our favourites so far.
MPs slap Govt's broadband strategy
The British Government and industry received a rap on the knuckles today for underestimating consumer demand for broadband.
PCs and sofa beds
Micron, America's third biggest direct-selling PC maker, is to flog computers in a furniture store. One furniture store. In Nebraska. Granted, Nebraska Furniture Mart is the world's biggest furniture store, with 450,000sq ft of retail space, and it is a destination shopping place for hundreds of miles around. And isn't it owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the investment vehicle of the Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffet?
Virus plague causes charity to consider Linux
Development charity ActionAid is making plans to switch all its desktop computers to Linux, as a way of avoiding the viruses that continuously assault its Windows PCs.
Sun claws its way to top of US server market
Sun managed to claw its way to the top of the US server market last year, while IBM was still number one worldwide, according to a survey by IDC.
Tiny axes US staff, but denies it is shutting up shop
Tiny Computers has axed staff in the US, but this week denied it was pulling out of the American market.
icShowbiz and icSport axed
icShowbiz and icSport - the high profile and expensive Web sites from the Trinity Mirror newspaper group - have gone titsup.co.uk.
Time follows Tiny with home entertainment box
Time Computers has followed Tiny Computers into the digital home entertainment field.
DRAMarama (Act IV)
The DRAMarama continues, with prices crashing below $6 in all three major world markets last month.
Cisco misrepresents test results
A publishing firm has slammed Cisco for misrepresenting the results of its tests on high-end optical networking kit.