Stories by Martyn Williams

Football Web site passes 1 billion page views

At the halfway point of the FIFA World Cup, the official Web site of the sports tournament had attracted more than 1 billion page views between May 31 and June 14, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) said Monday.

HP, Fujitsu-Siemens first with Athlon XP 2200+

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) launched its latest Athlon XP processor on Monday and said the first machines to feature the processor will come from Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) in the U.S. and Fujitsu Siemens in Europe.

NEC testing PDA voice translation system

With tens of thousands of soccer fans, most of whom don't speak a word of Japanese, heading here for the World Cup, NEC Corp. has begun trials of a new electronic translation system that aims to make communication problems and linguistic misunderstan...

Intel demos new P4, Banias mobile chips

Intel Corp. demonstrated two new mobile processors, one coming soon and one a little under a year away, at the Computex Taipei 2002 exhibition, which opened Monday in Taiwan.

AMD working to improve Opteron performance

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) unveiled a prototype four-way server using its 64-bit Opteron microprocessor Monday, amid questions surrounding the chip's current performance levels.

South Korea wins big at robot World Cup

The South Korean soccer team may have a slim chance of winning the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup, which gets underway in Seoul on Friday, but a team of miniature robots representing the country swept to victory in...

Intel cuts prices as 1.8GHz Celeron appears in Tokyo

Intel cut the prices of some of its Pentium 4, Mobile Pentium 4, Mobile Pentium III and Xeon processor chips on Sunday as an as-yet unannounced chip, a 1.8GHz version of its Celeron processor, appeared in Tokyo's Akihabara electronics district.

IBM sees video, not PCs, driving hard-disk sales

For years the hard-disk drive market has been driven by a simple rule: users are always looking for more storage space. But a series of innovations has lead to big advances in the last couple of years that have left the market on the verge of change.

Blu-ray Disc takes a step forward

Following on from its unveiling in February this year, the nine companies behind the next-generation Blu-ray Disc optical format are to start disclosing detailed specifications to interested parties.

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