Website guides parents on gaming issues
A website has been launched to help parents understand the age ratings system for computer and video games. The idea is that they will better understand the choices about games for their kids or perhaps decide what is unacceptable when they start buying games themselves.
The site www. ...more
Intel rolls out four new mobile processors
Intel has rolled out three new chips for the desktop replacement and one for the low end segment of the mobile market.
There are three new parts in the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 range aimed at the desktop replacement market. Intel says the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processors 538, 532, and 518 include support for Hyper-Threading, a 1MB Level 2 cache, 13 new Streaming SIMD 3 Extensions (SSE3) and enhancements to the NetBurst microarchitecture. ...more
The Cloud offers new flat-rate WiFi service
Wireless hotspot provider The Cloud threatens to revolutionise WiFi access in the UK and make serious dents in the mobile telephony market with its new UltraWiFi flat-rate wireless service.
Starting from 1 July, customers will be able to pay a single flat-rate to use all of the Cloud's thousands of locations at a single price of ?11.99 a month with a 12 month subscription. ...more
Mobile figures show UK's digits still tapping out SMS
Oftel has released its latest figures for the UK's mobile market, revealing a boost in subscribers and the unstoppable march of SMS messages topping 1.5bn a month.
The figures, covering the last three months of 2002, make good reading for the mobile industry, which has only just started to see the market energised after several years of stagnation. ...more
Music downloads stall as Apple counts on vouchers as revenues ticket
Apple is hoping that 'off the charts' sales of iTunes Music Store vouchers will rejuvenate digital music sales after Nielsen SoundScan reported a fall in average weekly downloads.
The research group found that average sales dropped 0.44 per cent in the third quarter despite the continuing rise in sales of MP3 players. ...more