8th January 2011 Archive
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CES 2011 TV airwaves grab 'top priority'
Although he's facing strong – and at times rabid – opposition to his recently released Open Internet plan, defending the plan isn't the main concern of FCC chairman Julius Genachowski. "Unleashing spectrum to support mobile innovation is at the top of the FCC's 2011 agenda," Genachowski said on Thursday at the Consumer …
Networks 8 Jan 00:37
Icelandic MP sounds alarm
US authorities have subpoenaed Twitter for information about an Icelandic parliamentarian who until recently was a vocal supporter of WikiLeaks and its embattled founder Julian Assange. Iceland Member of Parliament Birgitta Jónsdóttir disclosed the legal demand in a series of tweets on the micro blogging site on Friday. The …
Government 8 Jan 00:56
An open source platform even Microsoft loves
In late November, Mark Collier brought his OpenStack crusade to the Far East. Collier oversees community relations for the OpenStack project, an ambitious effort to create a completely open source ecosystem for building Amazon-like "infrastructure clouds". After the Thanksgiving holidays, he and his team flew to Beijing and then …
Cloud 8 Jan 01:33
CES 2011 Wi-Fi, mobile memory expander, anyone?
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Kingston has been busy hosting exclusive demos of its forthcoming portable wireless storage device codenamed MobiSX. The thinking behind the device is to make history of the fixed storage woes that befall mobile gadget users with products such as Apple's iPad and iPhone. Compact and …
reghardware 8 Jan 03:08
CES 2011 'Bring it on!'
Microsoft may have caused a disturbance in the PC Force with its announcement that the next version of Windows will run on ARM processors, but Intel isn't worried. "You want to come and party in our kitchen and rattle the pots and pans? I've got Sandy Bridge. Bring it on," Intel spokesman Dave Salvator told The Reg on Friday …
PCs & Chips 8 Jan 06:11
Review Picture perfect?
The latest Philips Ambilight TV features the same neat, curved-edged styling as the 32in 32PFL9705 set Reg Hardware reviewed in September 2010. Although a lot of the features are the same, this one has that new feature du jour, 3D. It's considerably bigger, too, but like the 32-incher, the slim bezel means it’s nearly all …
reghardware 8 Jan 08:00
The weekly round-up
In the past seven days, Reg Hardware has looked at products from the worlds of consumer electronics and mobile communications. In case you missed anything, here are those products again. Lifestyle Cowon iAudio X7 hard drive PMP Media player, meet external HDD Arcam Solo rDac wireless digital-to-analogue …
Hardware 8 Jan 09:00
Doesn't fear NAND encroachment
Seagate expects a significant increase in disk capacities this year and reckons it's got the jump on the competition. Stifel Nicolaus' Aaron Rakers was present at recent Seagate analyst briefing and has posted a note to clients explaining Seagate's view of the world. First of all Seagate is unfazed by the supposed coming …
Storage 8 Jan 10:00
CES 2011 iPhone backup marvel?
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Iomega brought along a SuperHero or two – the name given to its iTunes-less iPhone backup device. The SuperHero is a simple docking unit that utilises SD card storage to copy contacts and photos from your iPhone while you charge it. While the device is about as simple as it comes for a …
reghardware 8 Jan 19:07