16,000 jump on BTo's new DSL bandwagon
BTopenworld has secured more than 16,000 orders for its DSL service in the last two weeks.
Don't broaden case into new trial, MS judge tells States
Microsoft antitrust judge Colleen Kollar-Kottelly yesterday appeared to fire a shot across the bows of the unsettling States' case. She refused to accept testimony from former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale, and also said she was inclined to agree with Microsoft's view that most of the testimony from Sun's Richard Green should be thrown out. She has yet to rule on this, but said she understood Microsoft's concerns, and that she felt some of the direct testimony "needs to be culled through a little more carefully."
CompuServe UK for the chop?
AOL UK has refused to confirm or deny speculation that it is on the brink of axing its CompuServe ISP service in the UK.
3G phones – rarer than hen's teeth
Preview I wasn't supposed to review this phone. It's the most valuable one I have held; worth more than the solid platinum handset NEC made as a one-off back in 1998.
Symantec spills email addresses of list subscribers
UpdatedSubscribers to a Symantec digest have alerted us after receiving an administrative message that divulged user email details.
A succulent bunch of fives from IT-Minds
This week's discounted bunch of fives from Reg associate IT-minds bookstore is led by Designing from Both Sides of the Screen by Ellen Isaacs and Alan Walendowski.
Bill's vision for the future of the PC, c1980 – er, Xenix
Microsoft attorney Dan Webb's precis of Bill Gates' forthcoming trial contribution has prompted quantities of correspondence from bitter old lags on the subject Microsoft's pivotal role in the history of the computer industry, and on His Billness' "vision."
ORBZ shuts up shop, cites criminal charges
UpdatedORBZ, the anti-spam blacklisting service, is shutting down.
OUP reference books go online
The Oxford University Press (OUP) is making its academic tomes available online - for a fee.
Mobo maker flushes P4 chipset through grey market
Pentium 4 BO chipsets are falling in price on the gray market in Asia, in response to a big clear-out by a major, unnamed mobo maker, the ever resourceful Digitimes reports (although not resourceful enough to name the company).
MS Mira beta: buy $800 web tablet, then pretend it's not
Beta testers of Microsoft's Mira wireless display devices are going to have to pay for the hardware, according to an email sent to testers yesterday and obtained by ActiveWin. Well, fair enough, you might think, it is hardware so there's a cost factor that's absent from the usual software beta, but it's $800 for an 8.4in 800x600 TFT unit, and even odder than that, it's not a wireless display at all - it's a full-blown appliance that can operate independently of the PC it's to be tested with.
Police tackle global ‘elite’ paedo ring
Twelve people have been arrested in a global operation designed to crack down on an "elite" group of Net-based paedophiles.
Instant message, cracker tricks
IRC and instant messaging (IM) services are increasingly becoming vectors for social engineering attacks.