Stories by James Niccolai

New virus to detonate December 13

A leading antivirus software vendor is warning of a new virus affecting Microsoft Word 97 that sits in a user's computer like a time bomb, set to deliver a potentially destructive payload on December 13.

Sun set-back in Java/MS case

Sun Microsystems' long-running court battle against Microsoft and its alleged pollution of the Java programming language, has taken a turn for the worse for Sun.

Amazon.com sues Greek imposter

When is Amazon.com not Amazon.com? When it's Amazon.com.gr. The high-flying online retailer has filed a lawsuit that charges the operators of a copy-cat Greek Web site with trading on its brand name and reputation to lure away customers.

Australian software Copyright Bill amended

Local software developers will legally be able to decompile other companies' software products in order to build compatible products, thanks to an amendment to the country's copyright laws passed last week.

Child-safety Web site launched

Looking to quell concerns over children's safety on the Web, some of the US's largest Internet firms have announced broad backing for a new Web site designed to educate parents about the worst of what the Internet has to offer, and suggest tips and s...

Bluetooth spec for wireless links debuts

The first official specification for Bluetooth, a wireless technology for providing high-speed connections between mobile computers, telephones and other networked devices, has been released by companies backing the effort.

Intel cuts Pentium III prices up to 14%

Intel is gearing up to introduce its 600MHz Pentium III processor next month, announcing price cuts of up to 14 per cent on its existing range of Pentium III processors.

Moving toward molecular chips

Researchers hope to get the power of 100 workstations in a device no bigger than a grain of sand by "knitting" together molecules to perform like a silicon chip.

3Com eyes WAP for use in Palm Computer

3Com is exploring an emerging technology called the Wireless Access Protocol for possible use in its Palm computer, a move that would bring new Web browsing capabilities to the popular handheld device, analysts and sources familiar with the matter sa...

AMD loses money, Intel makes a profit

Battered by its ongoing price war with Intel, chip maker Advanced Micro Devices has reported a second-quarter loss. Its competitor has fared somewhat better with a $1.7 billion profit for the quarter.

Diamond to release new Rio

With its legal scrap with the music industry safely behind it, Diamond Multimedia has set a September release date for a new version of its popular Rio MP3 music player. The new player will have a $499 price tag and will come with 64MB of memory.

New protocol boosts wireless Web access

Some of the world's largest telecommunications firms and handset makers gathered in San Francisco this week to promote a technology that allows Internet content to be tailored for display on mobile telephones, pagers and other wireless devices.

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