Clickmango to rise from the dead
Ill-fated health site Clickmango.com could be back, as a high-street retailer.
The highly-publicised site closed down last year after it became apparent poor sales of its vitamins and other health products were never going to justify the investment, despite the presence of a cartoon Joanna Lumley on the homepage. ...more
Intel to develop chips for 802.16a 'wireless backbone'
Intel says it plans to enter the IEEE 802.16a market with a range of new chips aimed at exploiting the expected demand for reliable point to point wireless data transfers. The company is to work with Israeli broadband wireless access developer Alvarionto develop the silicon to work with its range of wireless offerings. ...more
Pioneer announces eight-speed DVD writer
Pioneer has announced a new internal DVD/CD writer, the first to provide a maximum 8x DVD burning for both -R and +R media.
Eight-speed recording will be possible with both the new high-speed DVD-R discs, the standard for which is in the process of being ratified by the DVD Forum, and the recently ratified DVD+R media.
In addition, the DVR-A07 drive support both +RW and -RW media. ...more
ATI updates Catalyst graphics tuning suite
ATI has updated its Catalyst software for its range of graphics processors.
It claims a number of firsts for version 5.6, including a real-time video preview with on-the-fly adjustments, monthly software upgrades for notebooks, plug-and-play HDTV connectivity and a simpler Linux driver installer for open-source uses. ...more
Domain kiting threat feared for .uk
UK Registry Nominet is hoping to suppress the appetite for 'domain-tasting' with new rules threatening to suspend access or terminate contracts with registrars that persist in the practice.
'Domain tasting', or 'domain kiting' involves the abuse of the systems of top-level domain Registries, which allow the deletion of domains registered in error because of a spelling mistake, for example.
The system gives registrars a grace period in which domains can be deleted without being charged. ...more