Second Tungsten T successor surfaces
Fresh images of what's purported to be Palm's next Tungsten T PDA have surfaced on a Chinese web site.
Cisco issues network security brown alert
Cisco warned last night of a potentially devastating flaw affecting a wide range of routers and switches.
Cisco IOS DoS exploit released in the wild
The risk posed by a serious DoS vulnerability to a wide range of Cisco Systems routers and switches has been upgraded following the release of an exploit onto a full disclosure mailing list.
BT overdoses on Cisco security fix
BT restored its ADSL network to normal operation this afternoon after attempts to guard against a serious security problem overnight inadvertently disrupted the connections of a substantial minority of UK Net users this morning.
Oftel orders BT to cut wholesale net prices
Oftel today ordered BT to reduce its charges for wholesale unmetered Internet access by 17 per cent in a move that will reduce the cost of getting online for many UK consumers.
Fossil Wrist PDA delayed to 30 September
Watch maker Fossil has put back the release of its much-anticipated Palm OS-based Wrist PDA to September, according to Amazon.com
Intel preps Banias-based Celerons for Q1 2004
Intel will roll out Mobile Celeron processors based on the Pentium M, aka Banias, early next year in a bid to push down the prices of wireless-enabled notebooks.
BT climbs into bed with T-Mobile
BT is to set up as a full-blown mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) on the back of a deal with T-Mobile. The company will go toe-to-toe with the likes of Vodafone and its former subsidiary, mmO2 from next month, The Business, a UK Sunday newspaper, reports.
Voda says sorry for sending horrid letter to low-rents
Vodafone UK has issued an apology to thousands of pre-paid customers for threatening to cut them off, unless they started using their phones more often.
E-mail abuses cost UK firms millions
Unnecessary and badly written e-mails cost companies in the UK millions each year, according to the latest research by business-writing consultants Emphasis.
Evesham dangles condoms in student PC promo
Students gearing up for the next academic year can get free condoms when they buy a PC or notebook from Evesham Technology.
Trojan infection linked to SA Net bank thefts
A Trojan infection has been linked to the theft of hundreds of thousands of rand from Internet accounts held at South African bank Absa.
Red Hat to dump retail, devolve package work
Red Hat will abandon retail shrinkwrap software when it releases "Cambridge," its next major upgrade, says Linux and Main, citing "company communications with employees and developers" as sources. The move will be implemented along with changes to the company's distribution and development procedures, according to the site - these are expected to be announced later today, but it is not clear whether the shrinkwrap pullout will be part of the announcement.
Business Objects buys Crystal Decisions
Business Objects is to buy Crystal Decisions, a rival business intelligence (BI) software vendor, for approx $820m, of which $300m is cash.
Samsung debuts 'world's fastest' PDA CPU
Samsung today announced what it claims is the world's fastest PDA processor, the ARM9-based S3C2440, clocked at 533MHz.
The War against ‘Viagra’
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to fight counterfeit drugs. The FDA will introduce technology that could show at a glance if drugs are real, such as watermarks or electronic tags. It will also tighten requirements for drug wholesalers so it's tougher to sneak counterfeits into legitimate supplies.
ID thieves rip off 7m US adults a year
Seven million US adults,were victims of identity theft in the 12 months ending June 2003, according to Gartner. The analyst group is calling on banks to make it tougher for crooks to obtain credit in false names.
SEC probes games industry accounting practices
The Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States has begun a probe into a number of accounting practices in the games industry, with Acclaim, Activision and THQ all confirming that they are under scrutiny.
Real Basic to target Linux
Real Basic, the rather good pro/am rapid application development tool, will support Linux when version 5.5 ships at the end of the year, its developer, Real Software, said today.
SCO says it's time for Linux users to pay up
SCO is giving the "tainted" Linux users out there a way to clean up their filthy ways via a licensing program that will begin in the coming weeks.
Claranet in talks to buy Netscalibur – sources
UK ISP Claranet is in the final stages of acquiring London-based business ISP Netscalibur, according to sources familiar with the situation.
GX buys CIX, XTML LTD
GX Networks has bought two telecoms operations from Telenor for £1m in new shares.
IBM ASP'ifies Siebel CRM
IBM and Siebel are planning to tout some applications delivered over the wire. The pair are going to ASP’ify the Siebel CRM suite and offer it out to users on a monthly subscription service over the web, CNET reports.