Stories by Wendy Brewer

The dirty dozen

Antivirus software company Central Command today released its monthly listing of the top 12 viruses reported in March, with Worm/Klez.E retaining poll position for the fifth month running.

Free broadband for life

FreeBroadband, a newcomer to the list of UK broadband service providers, is championing itself as 'the world's first free broadband service provider', a claim which sounds too good to be true.

Faster connectivity from CTX

Flat-screen specialist CTX International has launched its largest ever LCD (liquid crystal display) screen. The 19in P922E provides enhanced viewing angles, a higher 500:1contrast ratio and a faster response time than 17in models, but it is the CTX's...

Not getting the picture

Mobile phone operators may be planning to reap the rewards from the much-hyped MMS (multimedia messaging service) this festive season, but according to a report from multimedia software developer 3G Labs Ltd. they are going to be bitterly disappointe...

Napster's assets swept up

Digital media software developer Roxio today announced it has purchased the assets of file-swapping service Napster which filed for bankruptcy back in June for US$5.3m.

Mega UK gaming event offers huge prize

Chipmaker Intel will host the biggest gaming event ever at London's Imax cinema in the Science museum on 21 December. Gaming clans will compete in the tournament for a prize of £25,000 and the Intel Masters crown.

PC Software: Where’s the Blanket Charlie Brown?

Poor little Linus has had to hide his security blanket from his horrible auntie who wants the grubby cloth relegated to the dustbin. The only problem is he hid it at Charlie Brown’s house and Charlie has managed to lose it. It is your job, as either ...

Xbox proves costly console

Microsoft has revealed serious losses of over US$177 million ($314m) from its Xbox games console, despite its initial protestations that the device was 'selling well'.

Friendly greeting hides worm

Antivirus company Trend Micro Inc. today warned users to keep their eyes peeled for a worm that spreads quickly and is known as 'Friends Greeting' or worm_friendgrt.B.

Mouse in glove

Inventors are getting even younger, as 16-year-old Tobias Patterson-Jones from Coleg Powys college in Wales, proves. He was chosen alongside three other inventors to showcase his invention, the Mouse Glove, on the Discovery Channel's science program,...

Twitchers go high tech

Ornithologists tired of sitting still for hours in wet and windy conditions can now keep an eye on their feathered friends from the comfort of their own home, thanks to a technology developed by chip maker Intel Corp.

P-to-P could mean trouble

Antivirus firm Central Command on Wednesday released the findings of its annual survey, which showed peer-to-peer file-sharing sites are becoming virus writers' latest target.

Outlook Express under threat from hackers

Antivirus firm Beyond Security Ltd. has announced a serious vulnerability within Outlook Express that can bypass the SMTP (simple mail transfer protocol) filtering engines used by many companies, including gateway virus scanners, content filters and ...

Intel hands out awards to best Pentium PCs

Chip maker Intel Corp. has announced the winners of its 2002 Innovative PC awards, which recognizes innovation in best-of-class categories including consumer desktop, business desktop and subnotebook mobile PC category -- just as long as they use an ...

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