ISPs see pay as you go broadband as solution to bandwidth hogging
NTL is playing down talks that it is testing pay-as-you-go broadband services.
Various newsgroups, including hthell:world, are claiming that the cable provider is testing two potential services: pay-as-you-go (PAYG) and pre-pay. However an NTL spokesperson told us that it is merely an 'infrastructure and technology trial'. ...more
HTC launches own Windows smartphone in UK
HTC, the company behind Windows Mobile smartphones such as Orange's SPV Signature series, is launching its own brand into the UK with its STRTrk handset.
The vowel-less tribute to the Star Trek communicator is a slim, light clamshell design in either black or grey with the emphasis on music rather than teleporting.
The outer shell boasts buttons for play, rewind and forward as well as a 1. ...more
Virtual Windows on your Mac
Connectix has released Virtual PC 4, the latest version of its PC emulation software for Macs. The new version features improved performance, an enhanced interface and the ability to run multiple operating systems.
Virtual PC allows Mac users to run PC applications, access Windows networks and share files with Windows users. ...more
Code Red Internet worm update
Rare display of admin action saves the day.
The Internet worm, known as Code Red, threatened to destroy the Internet earlier this week - or rather, security experts threatened that it would. But those same experts now claim that their warnings were timely and helped cauterise the flow of the program's probes. ...more
Enhanced performance from smaller chips, promises AMD
While Intel holds court at its Developer Conference in San Jose, AMD has been trumpeting technical innovations of its own - the production of 10 nanometer double-gate transistors.
AMD is highlighting its research as the basis for a ten-fold performance leap for the transistors - the basic on/off switches within integrated circuits - that are the basic building blocks of microprocessors.
The breakthrough relates to the Fin Field Effect Transistor (FinFET) design, which AMD has now achieved on transistors one sixth of the size of the smallest currently
in production. ...more