Comment: Ad liberties
Advertising makes the Web go round, but amid a Desktop invasion it's time to fight back, argues Stewart Mitchell.
Imagine sitting in a car, and staring at an irritating billboard - one that's advertising a product you find unnecessary at best, and is blocking an interesting view or street sign. Picture now that you drive round the corner and it's there again on the side of a hill; you get home and turn on the TV only to be haunted once more. ...more
Microsoft makes push email push
Software giant Microsoft is launching its long awaited assault on the push email market with a series of announcements. Along with the long awaited release of its push email software, the company has signed a number of deals with some of the major players in mobile technology including Vodafone and T-Mobile.
A number of mobile telcos including Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone will be offering free upgrades to the Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) for all their Windows Mobile 5. ...more
ATi ramps up memory speed
Set Radeons at 800Mhz
ATi says that users can expect big performance gains from its product range next year with new memory technologies.
Specifications for the third generation of double data rate (DDR) DRAM for graphics, known as GDDR3 have been completed in collaboration with Infineon, Elpida and Hynix Semiconductor.
GDDR3 will initially provide memory clocks of 500MHz, with headroom for up to 800MHz. ...more
Daemonise.t Trojan infecting thousands
Daemonise.t is beginning to make itself felt on the Internet.
Early reports from an email security company indicate that the new security threat is propagating quickly. ...more
Netscape market share drops 40 per cent
Netscape's share of the Web browser market has fallen from 12 to seven per cent over the past seven months according to new figures.
StatMarket.com reports that Netscape's share, which had remained fairly steady, has fallen since the release of Internet Explorer (IE) 6, which can now claim 30 per cent of Internet users. ...more