Corega to sell 802.11g products in March
One more company has announced that it will launch 802.11g-draft standard wireless networking products, joining the likes of Buffalo Technology, D-Link, Linksys and Netgear.
Corega said it would begin selling Corega-branded wireless network interface cards (NICs) for 13,800 yen (about $116) and sets of NICs and access points for around $320, all supporting the new WLAN technology, in March in Japan. ...more
One PC for every five schoolchildren, says Blair
Prime Minister Tony Blair has pledged to raise the number of computers in schools, providing one for every five pupils in secondary schools.
The Prime Minister made the promise during his annual speech at the Labour Party conference in Brighton with a deadline of 2004. At the moment there's about one PC per nine pupils in secondary schools and one per 18 in primary schools. ...more
Pay-as-you-go broadband piped to businesses by Lixxus
Lixxus is taking its pay-as-you-go broadband offering to businesses.
Having launched its service for consumers, where you are charged by the megabyte, rather than the same bill each month, Lixxus is claiming it can do the same for the business world, and beat BT on prices no matter what the usage is.
'Broadband is the fastest growing sector in the industry, and we are offering SMEs an entirely
unique and cost effective way to buy it,' commented Joe Kelly, Lixxus Managing Director. ...more
Handheld market dips by a third
IDC says that the latest figures for PDA shipments show a slump of nearly a third.
According to the research company, IDC claims some 5.5 million handhelds were shipped last year, down 28. ...more
AltaVista joins the toolbar gang
AltaVista is the latest search engine to offer a free toolbar to users. The search engine follows Google and Yahoo amongst others in putting themselves on your browser.
Amongst the features on the bar is search (naturally), direct access to the popular Babelfish translation service, a keyword highlighter and a pop-up blocker. ...more