6th > September > 2002 Archive

Microsoft courts Hollywood with Windows Media 9

ComputerWire, 06 Sep 2002

Intel shaves Q3 forecasts

ComputerWire, 06 Sep 2002

AOL inks 5-Year DSL pact with Covad

ComputerWire, 06 Sep 2002

NTT DoCoMo slashes 3G targets – probably

ComputerWire, 06 Sep 2002

Single chip phones in 2004 – TI

ComputerWire, 06 Sep 2002

Vodafone makes €12.6bn bid for Cegetel

ComputerWire, 06 Sep 2002

Court sentences £50m MS piracy ring to 10 years

The UK end of a huge Microsoft software counterfeiting ring has been brought to book, with four convicted of conspiracy to defraud.
Drew Cullen, 06 Sep 2002

Xbox Linux project releases SuSE 8.0 howto

The Xbox Linux Project has now produced a tutorial on installing SuSE 8.0 on an Xbox, and from the look of it, although getting SuSE running is something of a triumph, the Project still has a way to go before it can be said to have turned the Xbox into a cheap, low-hassle Linux client.
John Lettice, 06 Sep 2002

NTL to emerge from Chapter 11 in October

NTL is expected to emerge from Chapter 11 protection next month after receiving the thumbs up from a US bankruptcy Court.
Tim Richardson, 06 Sep 2002

Nokia preps colour 3510i for consumers

Nokia today announced the 3510i, its first colour screen handset for the consumer market - i.e. it has to be cheap enough for teenagers to successfully pester their parents to buy the phone for Christmas.
Drew Cullen, 06 Sep 2002

PGP app yields remote root on Windows

A curious flaw in a PGP application's handling of file names could allow an attacker to own a remote Windows machine with a malicious, encrypted archive.
Thomas C Greene, 06 Sep 2002

Big discounts on PC upgrade, repair books

This week's featured titles from IT-Minds.com kick off with some of the biggest names in computer hardware publishing. The mighty Mueller has just released the 14th Edition of his best-selling title 'Upgrading & Repairing PCs' which can be yours for just £27.51 - a saving of 30 per cent.
Team Register, 06 Sep 2002

Bosses should stop snooping on staff email – MP

Tory MP Michael Fabricant is looking to introduce a Bill that would stop employers from snooping on employees' email.
Tim Richardson, 06 Sep 2002

Nokia launches 3650 Symbian phone

Good news today for Symbian from Nokia which today announced the Nokia 3650, a feature-rich handset built with a integrated digital camera, and powered by the operating system.
Drew Cullen, 06 Sep 2002

Pipexwoe bitch site renamed Pipexwow

Pipexwoe - the site set up for people to hurl insults or praise at the ISP - has changed its name to Pipexwow in an amazing turnaround of fortune.
Tim Richardson, 06 Sep 2002

Kid-chipper Cap Cyborg reported to police, social services

An electronics expert is attempting to unleash various authorities, including the General Medical Council, local social services and the police on Professor Kevin Warwick for his proposed kiddie-chipping activities.
John Lettice, 06 Sep 2002

O2 customer service reps are not working very hard today

O2 has been hit by a computer problem that has resulted in customer service staff being unable to access account details for as many as 400,000 customers.
Tim Richardson, 06 Sep 2002

Psion produces netBook refresh, OS upgrade

Psion's highly-regarded but barely heard of netBook has been updated - not a lot, but it shows it's not dead. The netBook, for new readers, is a handy little EPOC 5 box with VGA colour screen, PC Card slot and very good battery life. It is not cheap, but it's useful for people who need something with instant on and a decent keyboard that they can tote around.
John Lettice, 06 Sep 2002

Forgot to renew your domain? Never mind, it did it itself

This morning (and indeed yesterday morning) The Register received a nice email from our doppelgangers at Register.com, telling us our registration of theregister.ws is about to expire (on October 16th, something of a loose definition of 'about') and that it'd be renewed via the automatic renewal program on September 27th. The what?
John Lettice, 06 Sep 2002