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Iomega HK fights counterfeit hardware

A growing number of unauthorised Iomega drives, especially the 100MB and 250MB Zip removable-disk drives, are appearing on sale in the territory, Iomega said in a statement.

Acer unveils new image

Acer has unveiled a new corporate logo intended to represent the company following a restructuring and moves into new businesses beyond its core PC operations.

DNS software hole allows Web attacks

A vulnerability recently discovered in the software used in most DNS (Domain Name System) servers may be the most serious security threat yet found on the Internet, allowing hackers effectively to shut down ISPs (Internet service providers) and corpo...

Researchers shout about voice recognition

University researchers in Hong Kong have developed speech recognition technology that can run on less processing power than current systems, raising the promise of mobile phones that understand a wide variety of commands even in noisy settings.

Bluetooth may bring flood of in-building services

Wireless networks based on Bluetooth technology next year will begin to transform some restaurants, airports and even stores by letting customers access information free of charge on their own portable devices.

IBM shows glimpses of Bluetooth future

IBM is spreading its development resources widely in search of Bluetooth-enabled devices that users will embrace as part of their personal area networks, an IBM engineer Wednesday told attendees at the Bluetooth Developers Conference.

Intel P4 BIOS software had overwriting glitch

Intel last week corrected a glitch in the software for its newly-released Pentium 4 motherboards that might have caused users' data to be overwritten, a company representative said on Tuesday.

Nortel to inject $US350M into India's Internet

Nortel Networks is planning a $US350 million investment in India that will include Internet infrastructure expansion, research and development initiatives and a program to promote bandwidth donations to schools and governments, the company announced ...

Reports: Beijing Cracks Down on Net

The Chinese government reportedly imposed strict controls on the operation and financing of Internet content and service providers, unveiling a long-awaited document on the subject on China's National Day on Monday.

Michael Dell: PC price cuts will continue

The PC industry appears to be shifting into a new cycle of rapid cost and price declines, Dell Computer Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell said at a press conference on Wednesday.

WAP Forum advances toward Net standards

The WAP Forum expects to approve Version 2.0 of WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) by mid-2001 and may complete specifications before that for features such as animation, streaming media and downloading of music files, leaders of the group said.

Report: Ministry to auction Chinese dot-coms

The China International Trade Promotion Committee later this month will auction off approximately 200 Chinese dot-com companies and their assets to foreign as well as domestic bidders, according to a report from official newspaper China Daily.

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