Net campaign to cut student crime
With a third of UK students becoming victims of crime, the Home Office together with the NUS have announced an online campaign aimed at reducing this figure.
The good2bsecure campaign launches before the new university term begins next week and will kick off with an email to more than 750,000 students detailing the www.good2bsecure. ...more
Apple maintains iPod dominance
Apple has maintained its dominant position in the US market for portable music players, with iPods accounting for three in every four sold.
Defying predictions that the iPod bubble would burst, Apple took 75.6 per cent of the world's largest market in the second quarter of 2006. ...more
A gadget to fight nausea
There's nothing worse than waking up from a night in the local tavern, quaffing your favourite alcoholic beverage. Your mouth feels like the bottom of a bird cage and the waves of nausea won't subside.
Imagine there was a device that will take away the queasy feeling and prevent you from making a call on the big white telephone in the bathroom. ...more
Microsoft to reveal source code for Office
Software giant Microsoft has announced that it is to open up the source code of its flagship Office 2003 suite to more than 30 governments worldwide as part of its Government Security Program initiative. The aim, Microsoft says, is to reassure the participating governments that its code is secure and that it will work with other technology systems.
The code itself remains Microsoft's intellectual property and governments that sign up to the program have to sign a non-disclosure agreement. ...more
20-04-2002 Essential news of the week
Brought neatly together and presented on a plate, here is a roundup of some of the week's main news stories from the world of IT.
PDAs the third way
Big Blue a bit green, Sun slightly sour, but Apple solid
HP claims narrow victory
Xbox price slash for Europe
McAfee launches free security analysis tools
The Athlon XP, in mobile form
States get the go-ahead to pursue tougher remedies
NTL splits in financial restructuring
BT starts 'fast Internet' satellite trials
21st century bullying, a modern menace
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