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Intel to add personal ID numbers to chips

Intel plans to embed a personal identification number in future PC chips in a move designed to provide users with greater security on the Internet, a company spokesperson said today.

Hard drives ramp up in 1999

Hard drive capacities are likely to double or triple in the coming year, while the size of drives remains stable and performance improves somewhat, according to analysts and desktop PC vendors.

Showcase 99: new products demonstrated in San Diego

Anyone looking for news of where the PC and the Internet are headed had plenty to chew on at Showcase 99, which kicked off on Monday in San Diego. The Pentium III processor, remote control Web cameras, and VCRs that can "rewind" live programs all mad...

Intel to offer home networking products

Intel said today it will release home networking products in the U.S. next quarter that will allow consumers to link together two or more personal computers using existing telephone wiring.

Lotusphere: Lotus Notes R5 appears worth wait, users say

Perhaps in part because of the Y2K problem, most attendees at Lotusphere in Orlando, Florida were unfazed by news this week of the continued delay of Lotus Development Corp.'s Release 5.0 (R5) of its Notes groupware and the Domino server portion of t...

Microsoft Q2 earnings soar 74 per cent

Strong growth in PC shipments combined with software purchases made in preparation for expected year 2000 problems helped push Microsoft Corp.'s revenue and income to record levels in the second quarter of fiscal year 1999.

High-speed Rambus coming in 1999

High-performance RAM technologies are set to debut this year in high-end PCs and workstations, while per-megabyte prices will likely hold steady at their current low levels, according to chip experts and PC makers.

Microsoft to get more time to fix its Java

Microsoft is likely to be given extra time to comply with a US court order requiring it to make changes to key software products that include Sun Microsystems' Java technology, officials from both companies said today.

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