SGI: new Onyx visualization server may open new markets
SGI has launched a new visualization server, the Onyx4.
McDATA sets out its virtual stall
McDATA has revealed its plans for hybrid out-of-band SAN virtualisation, combining programmable intelligent switches with an external control engine.
Corel founder slams ‘pathetic’ bid
Corel founder Dr Michael Cowpland has thrown in his support for dissident shareholders who are fighting the takeover of the company.
It's curtains for voice recognition, says survey
Curtains, drapes, blinds, hangings, shades, valances, jalousies - call them what you will, but consumers see them as a key application for voice recognition technology, according to the latest survey to emerge out the silly season.
Infinium to unwrap Phantom console next month
Infinium Labs will pull the sheet off the mysterious Phantom broadband-oriented games console next month, the company said yesterday.
Chip fab kit spend to rise 3.9 per cent this year
Chip makers are forecast to spend 3.9 per cent more on semiconductor production equipment this year than they did in 2002, according to the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) organisation.
Samsung ramps up 1Gb DDR chip output
Samsung yesterday said it has begun mass-producing 1Gb DDR SDRAM chips. It added that the parts were the first of their kind to receive Intel validation.
Sony-Ericsson stops the rot
Sony Ericsson sales and shipments have started climbing again. The handset maker reports Q2 shipments of 6.7 million, 34 per cent up year on year, and net sales of €1.125bn for the quarter ended June 30, a 40 per cent advance on last year.
Student hackers: we didn't defeat campus debit card system
Two student hackers yesterday settled a lawsuit filed against them by campus debit card firm Blackboard with an admission that they never built a device to defeat the system.
Agere designs wireless VoIP chipset
Chipmaker Agere Systems today announced plans to integrate wireless LAN and VoIP technology on a single integrated chipset. Agere's wireless VoIP phone technology offers the promise of making low-cost, mobile phone calls over the Internet more widely available once the chips become available from September.
Fujitsu creates 800x600 PDA LCD
Fujitsu has succeeded in cramming 480,000 pixels into a 4in PDA-oriented LCD screen - more than four times as many as current PDA screens sport.
Sucks.com issue rears ugly head again
Just when you thought commonsense had prevailed and ownership of "sucks" websites had been clarified, US mobile phone company Nextel and a media school in Florida have reopened the issue.
Mac fans pervert Forbes tech-CEO popularity poll
It's hard to decide what's more pathetic: scripting an electronic ballot stuffer for a trivial on-line poll of tech-CEO popularity, or creating a trivial on-line poll that begs to be abused.
Toshiba enters 17in notebook market
Toshiba has launched a 17in notebook into the European market in a bid to catch up with Apple's technology lead.
Symantec ‘security scan’ distributes rootkit
"Symantec Security Check is a free web-based tool that enables users to test their computer's exposure to a wide range of on-line threats," the press release begins. Unfortunately, Symantec Security Check has also been installing an on-line threat of its own in the form of a dangerous ActiveX control.
Tomb Raider developer chief quits Eidos board
Games publisher Eidos today announced the immediate departure of Jeremy Heath-Smith from the company's board. Heath-Smith has also stepped down from Core Design's board.
IBM, Cisco team on iSCSI and FCIP
IBM and Cisco are putting their collective weight behind iSCSI and FCIP, hoping to give the fledgling protocols a kick in the pants.
HP claims HPTC bragging rights
HP has retained top spot in the High Performance Technical Computing (HPTC) market, according to the latest statistics from researchers IDC.
Dell's big R&D bet – Solar Power
It turns out that Dell Computer does invest in research and development - just not for computers.