Broadband goes eight times faster
London-based broadband provider Bulldog has announced a new 4Mbits/sec residential ADSL service.
Primetime 4000 is an ADSL service which provides different speeds depending on when it is being used. Maximum speeds of 400Mbit/sec downstream and 400Kbits/sec upstream are available only outside office hours - from 6pm to 8am weekdays and all weekend. ...more
Berners-Lee starts his own blog
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has begun to write his own blog. The news has caused a ripple around the blogging community with hundreds of comments posted on the first message.
While Berners-Lee has doubtless had many opportunities to address the web audience and indeed has occasionally done so as the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, this is the first time that he has taken to writing publicly from a personal viewpoint. ...more
PCI Express trained on AMD 64
PCI Express connectivity comes to the AMD 64 platform courtesy of the new VIA K8T890 chipset.
PCIe is designed to deliver increased system bandwidth - for example, supporting intensive multimedia demands. VIA expects the chipset to be incorporated into motherboards designed for the latest models of AMD processors including the Athlon 64, Opteron, and Sempron designs. ...more
Microsoft reissues DirectX security bulletin
Microsoft has issued three new Security Bulletins concerning the use of DirectX, Internet Explorer and MDAC (Microsoft Data Access Components).
Security Bulletin MS03-030 highlights a new security issue that could let an attacker execute code on a Windows machine. It relates to DirectX, which provides certain graphics, video, 3D animation, and audio functionality for Windows. ...more
IBM takes the Cell processor to industrial applications
IBM is looking to extend the range of applications for its new 'Cell' processor into the area of high performance industrial applications. With an eye to the lucrative defence, aerospace and medical industries where imaging applications are critical, IBM has offered to help out with a number of new design services.
Designed in conjunction with Sony and Toshiba, IBM's 'Cell' processor is described as a revolutionary advance in chip architecture. ...more