The Problem with Bundling

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On Friday I spoke with two product executives from a major OEM about some forthcoming new PCs and notebooks. During the conversation, I asked about their Windows Media Center strategy. The OEM no longer has...

Windows Update's Perception Problem

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The Web site Windows Secrets.com identified the odd updating behavior, which eWEEK Labs independently confirmed, in a newsletter published today. Windows Update changed nine files on Windows XP or Vista systems without asking permission. Besides...

One quantum problem solved, many more to go

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The Japan Science and Technology Agency, the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research and electronics vendor NEC Corporation have developed new circuit technology said to be the world's first quantum bit (qubit) circuit that can...

Sony admits, fixes problem with DVD DRM

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Sony has said that it will replace the DVD titles that caused problems for many of its customers thanks to the company's ARccOS copy protection. ARccOS is a secondary level of DRM on Sony's DVDs,...

MacBook Pro Whine Problem Solved?

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According to users going and complaining to Apple concerning the "whine" issue that has plagued first generation MacBook Pro users, Apple seems to have traced the problem down to faulty logic board problems. Users are...

Apple gets dirty - but admits problem

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Finally Apple have admitted that a batch of iPOD nanos are having problems with the screens cracking, offering replacements to any effected customer, see below. But at the same time denying any problem...

Sony admits PSP problem, offers free fix

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Sony will repair any of its handhelds suffering from a broken square button gratis; new models unaffected. Following complaints by consumers in Japan, Sony Computer Entertainment officially announced that it will repair...

Microsoft Update On WMP Problem

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When we asked Microsoft about a rather nasty Windows media player bug earlier this month, we were told that "this is not a security hole -- it's using a feature of the DRM in a...

Win XP Sp2 Problem

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Introduced in Service Pack 2, along side many other security features, Windows XP gained the "security center" (screenshot). A nice addition, and a central place for people to check their system's security status. So we...

Intel chipset problem mars Nocona launch

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Just days after an internal memo from Intel Corp. CEO Craig Barrett was published calling the company's recent manufacturing problems "not acceptable," a bug has emerged with the chipset developed for Intel's latest Xeon servers,...

Apple's real problem

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As we all know Real has released a beta version of its software called Harmony. Harmony allows users of Reals online Music Store to transfer their files to their iPod in Reals Music Store...

MySQL addresses open-source license problem

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MySQL, an open-source database company, has taken a step to mend a rift in the open-source world by updating a controversial licensing provision that had broken a close tie between the MySQL database and another...

New Feature : MSN problem Reporting

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Use MSN? Get annoyed when its offline? Well - the answers may not be here, but we can tell you when to rant and rave at those nice people at microsoft. For this, we have...

ATI fixes Power DVD 4.0 problem

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Just a few hours after we published an article saying that we discovered that both FireGL 8800 and Radeon 8500 have problems with hardware acceleration on power DVD 4.0 we received an email about...

AMD 760MP/Geforce problem fixed

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PROBLEMS WITH NVIDIA 23.11 drivers that affected AMD MP systems have been fixed, the INQUIRER has learned. A big debate weeks ago over who was to blame for the problems which affected AMD 760MP machines...

An answer to the "data invalid" problem

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Thanks Rogue51 for pointing us to this article. The Inquirer's readers have come up with an answer to the "data invalid" problem that dogs people installing and swapping out cards with Windows...

AMD confirms dual chipset problem

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AMD Zone has confirmed that a glitch in the dual MPX chipset, in particular with the 768 Southbridge, can cause difficulties using USB 1.1. The Web site has confirmation from an AMD representative...

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