31st May 2010 Archive
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Competition Top notch telephone could be yours
Motorola's Milestone is one of best smartphones around and it could be yours. Thanks to mobile phone specialist eXpansys, Reg Hardware has one of these popular Qwerty keyboard handsets, worth £350, to give away along with £20 of eXpansys vouchers - more details at eXpansys' website. With its big, bright 3.7in, 480 x 854 …
Phones 31 May 2010, 07:02
Review Which of these new racing games takes the chequered flag?
Combat racing games are like buses. You wait ages for one and then two come along in the same week. Get out my lane! Unlike the buses where I live, though, both games arrive with high expectations (and no shank-wielding yoots on the back seats). Their developers have real pedigree in satisfying petrol-head gamers. Split …
Games 31 May 2010, 07:44
E-book reader, portable telly, digital newspaper, big-screen games console, movie player - the iPad all of these incredibly well. It's also a darn fine comic viewer, its richly coloured, bright 1024 x 768 screen ideal for presenting sequential art. Love comics? Here's Reg Hardware's quick guide to enjoying them on your iPad …
Tablets 31 May 2010, 08:02
Can Harbinger really change the industry?
Harbinger is an equity fund with really big plans: the idea is to build a national 4G network of 36,000 base stations using LTE technology, and then lease it to network operators too poor to build their own. But to do that the company will have to launch a satellite or two and raise some serious cash, but if it can be done then …
Mobile 31 May 2010, 09:02
Following through on a promise made in April, Orange is leading the charge to put Android smartphones into the hands of budget users. It plans a range of affordable devices, including its so-called 'Boston' device, which will cost only $2 upfront with a low end contract, and will be targeted at the carrier's growing presence …
Mobile 31 May 2010, 09:02
Does it live up to the billing?
Surveillance is everywhere today, and thanks to Facebook and Google, we are all now voyeurs, monitoring each other electronically. Perfect timing, you would think, for the new exhibition at Tate Modern Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera which sets out to explore our relationship with the camera and its use to …
Media 31 May 2010, 09:48
Review Road testing the superhighway
As we all get increasingly used to the benefits of broadband it gets harder than ever to tear ourselves away from our streamed music and video, online gaming, immediate e-mail access and the rest. Smartphones take us part of the way to remaining fully connected when on the move, but now Three - the company formerly known as, er …
Broadband 31 May 2010, 11:02
California city bitten by Talex trojan
Federal prosecutors have filed charges against five people accused of trying to swipe more than $450,000 from a California city using stolen login credentials associated with its bank account. The five individuals used online bank accounts to launder the stolen loot shortly after it was siphoned out of an account belonging to …
Security 31 May 2010, 14:02
Coiled for the 10 petaflops spring
With the International Super Computing conference underway this week, the Top 500 ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputers is out, and the bi-annual is just starting to be transformed by the advent of cheap flops embodied in graphics co-processing engines from Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices. While the 1.76 …
HPC 31 May 2010, 14:06
Embraces GPUs for Tsubame 2.0
The Tokyo Institute of Technology - which put Sun Microsystems back on the HPC map along with floating point accelerator maker ClearSpeed back in the summer of 2006, with the 87 teraflops Tsubame 1.0 supercomputing cluster - has decided to go with different vendors and technologies in its next generation 2.4 petaflops Tsubame 2. …
HPC 31 May 2010, 15:02
Plus: the Nigerian connection
Surprising no one, iPad clones are sprouting up in the IP rip-off capital of the world — China — including one charmingly and thoroughly unimaginatively known as the iPed. Apple's iPad escaped across the US border Friday and landed in the UK and eight other countries. If — when? — it arrives in China, it will find an army of …
Tablets 31 May 2010, 16:02