Sony launches low-cost option in new LCDs
Over the next few months Sony is introducing a consumer range of TFT flat-screen monitors, starting at ?270 including VAT.
Previously the realm of the less-than-premium brands, Sony's HS range includes a sub-?300 15in screen, demonstrating just how quickly prices for 15in TFTs are dropping.
The HS53, HS73 and HS93 are 15in, 17in and 19in TFT screens offering native resolutions of 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 1024 for the latter two, respectively. ...more
Koreans slay Chinese for monster droppings
Korean online gamers are joining forces to slaughter Chinese players, and all over a load of monster droppings.
The problem, reports the FT, is grounded in etiquette.
Proper protocol for online fantasy games such as NCSoft's Lineage is that once you've whipped your monster, other players nearby stand back and let you go through its pockets for gold and special items. ...more
Dell's factory installation of Red Hat Linux 7.1
Dell is now offering factory installation of Red Hat Linux on its workstations and servers.
Red Hat Linux version 7.1 will be available as a pre-installed option across its full line of Dell PowerEdge servers and some Dell Precision workstations. ...more
Vodafone and TomTom team on cellular nav system
Mobile phone signals sent from traffic jams will enable a real-time travel information service, British telecoms group Vodafone and Dutch navigation systems company TomTom said on Friday.
The service will be available in the Netherlands in the second half of 2007, using the Dutch Vodafone network.
'I would just be happy to put a smile on customers' faces by helping them get out of the traffic jams they find themselves in on a regular basis,' Guy Laurence, the chief executive of Vodafone Netherlands said in a statement. ...more
NHS facing massive cost overrun for IT system
A mammoth IT system for the NHS is expected to cost billions more than expected, possibly eating into funds needed for front-line local health services, according to reports.
The system, which will enable patients to book hospital appointments at times and places that suit them and give health staff access to patient records wherever they are, was originally billed at ?2.3bn over three years. ...more