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PS2 and Xbox to see price cuts – in weeks

Both Sony's PlayStation 2 and Microsoft's Xbox are set to see price cuts in the coming month as the battle for Christmas sales dominance kicks off earlier than ever - with both companies also planning a range of other promotions.
gamesindustry.biz, 05 Sep 2003

Is it a worm, a virus, or a trojan?

OpinionRuss Cooper is Chief Scientist at TruSecure Corporation and NTBugtraq Editor
Russ Cooper, 05 Sep 2003

FBI reportedly hunting Adrian Lamo

FBI agents armed with a federal arrest warrant out of New York were searching for Adrian Lamo Thursday, according to the hacker and his mother.
Kevin Poulsen, 05 Sep 2003

eBay pulls iTunes song auction

eBay yesterday yanked an attempt to auction an iTunes Music Service download off its site, describing the item as "invalid".
Tony Smith, 05 Sep 2003

Linksys connects PC to Hi-Fi, wirelessly

Reg Kit WatchLinksys yesterday introduced its first Wi-Fi adaptor for TVs and Hi-Fi systems. The unit, the Wireless-B Media Adaptor, allows consumer electronics kit to play digital media stored on a PC.
Tony Smith, 05 Sep 2003

Disasters proving to be terminal for many small firms

Nearly half of UK small firms that experience disasters such as system failure or fire damage never properly recover, yet less than 50 per cent have any back-up plan to use if things go wrong, according to new research.
Startups.co.uk, 05 Sep 2003

The way to do Wireless Internet is: start with wired

Broadreach has unveiled a "ready to surf" brand of wireless Internet - with a real difference. It is mostly wired. Also, it charges by the second. The result is that you can take your home broadband with you on the road. Already, the deal is done with BT OpenWorld and Virgin Net; others, including phone providers, are negotiating.
Guy Kewney, 05 Sep 2003

IT recovery: once bitten, twice shy

In one way or another, things are starting to look up, and the indications on Wall Street are that the economy might be recovering. With a rebound in the economy will come the inevitable and understandably wary optimism that might even cause a sustained, slight increase in IT spending.
Datamonitor, 05 Sep 2003

The case of the two stolen mainframes

Australian politicians are asking some pointed questions after Customs failed to disclose the theft of two servers from Sydney airport last month during a parliamentary inquiry into the security of government IT systems.
John Leyden, 05 Sep 2003

RIAA to offer file sharers amnesty – report

The Recording Industry Ass. of America (RIAA) will shortly offer an amnesty to individual copyright infringers, sparing alleged violators the threat of legal action if they delete all unauthorised copies of music they possess and publicly promise to be good in future.
Tony Smith, 05 Sep 2003

The trouble with anti-virus

AnalysisTraditional techniques aimed at stemming the flood of viruses and worms are failing to keep pace with the rise in malicious code.
John Leyden, 05 Sep 2003

Broadband surge nets 75% of UK population

The government gave itself a pat on the back yesterday, claiming that its campaign to bring high speed Internet access to the masses has boosted broadband subscriptions to a record 2.3 million British homes and businesses.
Robert Jaques, 05 Sep 2003
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IBM, Dell make the best of a down storage market

The worldwide storage market took a hit in the second quarter as most major vendors saw their revenue decline.
Ashlee Vance, 05 Sep 2003

Garage door makers battle over DMCA

It says something when a Google search on 'DMCA' (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) produces the Anti-DMCA site at the top of the list.
Kieren McCarthy, 05 Sep 2003

UK music biz tackles Nominet over domain nobbling

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) - the UK's answer to the Recording Industry Ass. of America (RIAA) - may be planning an all-out assault on websites that allow copyrighted tracks to be downloaded.
Kieren McCarthy, 05 Sep 2003

Full Monty writer premieres new film on Net

UpdatedA new film from the writer of the Full Monty, Simon Beaufoy, will today become the first film to be launched on the Internet.
John Leyden, 05 Sep 2003

Sony Ericsson 3G phone set for January launch

Sony Ericsson will launch its first 3G handset early next year, the company said today.
Tony Smith, 05 Sep 2003

Universal's CD price cut comedy gets five stars

Step back, take a deep breath, gather some courage and then let out the deepest, abdominal-wrenching gut laugh you've ever experienced. Universal Music Group has lowered CD prices.
Ashlee Vance, 05 Sep 2003

ID theft hits 10m Americans a year

A staggering 27.3 million Americans have been victims of identity theft in the last five years, according to Federal Trade Commission survey out this week. In the last year alone, 9.9 million people have had their identity purloined.
John Leyden, 05 Sep 2003

IBM accused of poisoning workers

IBM has been accused of running an unsafe workplace which resulted in an unnaturally high incidence of disease among its workers in a series of hotly contested lawsuits filed recently in the US.
John Leyden, 05 Sep 2003

I'm Carly, Fly Me

HP shed 3,000 jobs after its most recent financial results were announced, but at least one part of the company is stepping up its recruitment.
Andrew Orlowski, 05 Sep 2003

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