17th > November > 2003 Archive
Brocade: Dell deal comes at a price
Dell has forced its customary hard terms on Brocade Communications in return for a very important channel to the low-end SAN market, according to sources. Brocade will need to pick up a significant amount of business from the deal to protect profit margins.
Councils ‘sceptical’ about e-gov
The Government's big idea to digitise essential public sector services looks to be falling out of favour as local councils decide to wait and see before spending taxpayers' money on e-government projects such as online procurement and e-voting initiatives.
AMD set to select Dresden for next-gen fab – report
Dresden will be chosen for AMD's next chip plant on the back of a €700 million ($825 million) loan guarantee and a further €100 million or more in grants, all from local and national German government.
Bluetooth is attack vector for mobile phones
Security researchers have uncovered a serious flaw in the authentication and data transfer mechanisms in some Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones.
Pulse detected in data networking market
Light at end of the tunnel glows for network equipment vendors But it's not burning bright
T-Online to take over AOL?
"Totally unfounded," Deutsche Telekom hotshot Kai-Uwe Ricke last week said of rumors that online daughter T-Online was to buy a 70 per cent stake in the struggling online giant AOL. But there may be more truth to this story than he is willing to admit.
Apple G5 pushes ahead of Intel, AMD in supercomp list
Top500 released its latest list of the world's five hundred most powerful supercomputing rigs, yesterday.
Broadband-for-all possible by 2005 – BT
Blanket coverage of affordable broadband in the UK could happen by 2005, BT says.
AMD announces Opteron x48 line-up
AMD today rolled out Opteron 148, 248 and 848 processors, as anticipated.
Microsoft Spot watches delayed
Microsoft's information-by-radio Spot watch technology will now not hit the market until early next year rather than this week. And some of the software giant's hardware partners may not even ship product then.
Intel Dothan to launch 4 Feb – report
'Dothan', Intel's 90nm update of its Pentium M processor, will officially launch on 4 February, say moles from within the Taiwanese notebook industry - the source of almost all of the world's branded and unbranded mobile computers.
Microsoft aims to ‘shift the tide’ in war on spam
Microsoft is porting its anti-spam technology to the latest version of its Exchange messaging platform.
Ad campaign tells drivers about new cellphone law
The Government has launched a radio advertising campaign warning drivers that, from December 1, they face a £30 fine if caught holding a mobile phone while driving.
IETF to cramp Cisco's WLAN empire?
A meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards body this week is likely to clear the way to create a standard based on the Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP), a technology backed by wireless switchmakers and NTT DoCoMo but in opposition to Cisco’s view of the wireless LAN.
Voda plans show why MS will struggle with phones
Microsoft’s Windows Mobile had mixed fortunes last week, losing its top executive, but gaining a Samsung handset launch and strong predictions from Gartner Group. But while Gartner talked about OS features, what Microsoft really needs is to get its phones on to the A list at major operators - something that still seems far away.
Garage door DMCA case dismissed
A federal judge in Illinois this week ruled that the maker of a universal garage door remote didn't violate the anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA, in a closely watched case that offers hope to critics of the controversial copyright law.
Nintendo signs IBM for next-gen console
IBM has its finger in every next-generation home console pie: Sony, Microsoft and now Nintendo.
Rock Pegasus CTS notebook
ReviewThe uptake of Intel's Centrino mobile technology is gaining pace. You only have to look at the increasing number of Centrino-based notebooks arriving through our doors to realise that. It's clear why too, as notebook manufacturers had been waiting for a mobile solution like this for some time, writes Jalal Werfalli.
Nvidia touts second-gen mobile GeForce FX
Nvidia today began shipping its latest mobile graphics chip, the GeForce FX Go 5700, to notebook manufacturers, who expect to offer product based on the part to punters early next year.
Broadcom blames Atheros for bad WLAN performance
Broadcom last week fired a broadside against Wi-Fi chipset maker Atheros, alleging the latter's proprietary performance and range-boosting Super G technology slows down nearby standards-based wireless networks.
England Rugby team hunt electronic bugs
England's Rugby World Cup team is screening team hotel rooms and dressing rooms for electronic bugs.
PM bigs-up BT's BB-4-all goal
PM Tony Blair has welcomed BT's bid to bring affordable broadband to the UK.
ICANN wins first round of Wait List fight
ICANN has won the first round of its legal battle over the introduction of a controversial “wait list service” run by VeriSign.
Road Runner messages ‘censored’, newsgroups complain
Media giant Time Warner appears to be censoring subscribers to its Road Runner Net access service by corrupting newsgroup messages it fears contain pirated material. (Update: Here is TW's explanation)
Former Gateway execs deny SEC fraud charges
Three senior former Gateway executives charged with fraud by the US Securities and Exchange Commission last week have denied any wrongdoing.