Hubby's sex site revenge backfires
A businessman faces ten years in a Malaysian jail cell after an attempt to humiliate his estranged wife on a sex Website backfired.
S'kiddies find hacking BT all too easy
Hackers are exploiting the failure of firms to update systems even after falling victims to attacks.
Site owner confirms Apple Chicago store leased
The Chicago Tribune has added to the growing body of evidence that Apple is indeed building a retail outlet in the Windy City.
Napster downloads rocket
Napster usage is on the increase again after its post-filter dip, online entertainment market watcher Webnoize has reported.
SurfControl sales rocket by 200%
Filter führer SurfControl, the enemy of work slackers, porn addicts, and people who want IT information, whether its favourable to SurfControl or not, is doing rather well.
Attack of the 13ft crabs
Just when weary Britons were anticipating a reopening of their ravaged countryside, a new ecological threat has emerged which could transcend even the foot and mouth crisis.
WindRiver buys BSD
Embedded OS developer WindRiver has acquired the software assets of BSDi, which distributes the server BSD/OS. Jordan Hubbard, leader of the FreeBSD project, joins WindRiver as principle technologist.
Lucent denies bankruptcy rumours
Lucent has denied market speculation, brought about by a collapse in the value of its share price, that it is about to file for bankruptcy protection.
Intel grants staff cut-price, cash-'em'-in-quick stock options
Intel has granted 80,000 workers the right to buy additional stock at the knock-down price of $25.69 a pop. The only snag: they might be better off buying on the open market - last night, the stock fell to $22.63 on Nasdaq.
FT.com cuts jobs
Pearson - which owns FT.com - is to axe ten per cent of its new media staff in a move to cut costs and integrate its online and paper-based operations.
Employer snooping code: don't eavesdrop on staff
Delays in the arrival of the code to set out employees rights regarding company snooping has been angering Unions.
Linux worm attempts to take over insecure servers
The third Linux worm this year, which tries to exploit lax security on Web sites running the open source OS, has been discovered.
Samsung to make Quad Data Rate SRAMs
Samsung is backing the Quad Data Rate (QDR) high-speed memory chip standard and joining Cypress Semiconductor, Micron Technology, and NEC in developing the technology.
Alcatel unfazed by AMD Flash suit
Alcatel has expressed its confidence that it will persuade AMD to withdraw the lawsuit the chip maker launched against it on Tuesday.
Dell shrugs off hardware slump
Dell is super-confident of hitting its $8 billion sales forecast for Q1 - and that's what it told analysts at its annual conference in New York today.
Thieves swipe third truckload of PC games
The European Leisure Software Publishers Association, the games industry's answer to Shaw Taylor, is seeking your help to track down an audacious band of robbers who've run off with three separate lorryloads of PC and PlayStation games.
Users track down Apple's firmware RAM parameters
Apple's firmware fix for dodgy memory now appears to target ill-configured DIMMs rather than the SDRAM chips themselves, it has emerged.
Systems Union losses soar
This has been a significant and challenging year," Systems Union Group Bob Morton said in statement accompanying the accountancy software firm's results. Net loss was £106.6m, up from £2m the previous year. There has been a massive reorganisation of Systems Union Group - formerly an overpriced dotcom, the business now owns two channel-orient accountancy software firms, Systems Union and Pegasus.
Cracker in ‘credit card Viagra sting on Gates’
A teenager hacker, who is awaiting sentence after pleading guilty to stealing credit card details from a number of insecure Web sites, has reportedly claimed he sent a shipment of Viagra to Bill Gates using the Microsoft boss's own credit card.
Armed gang blag laptops – leave trail of green chillies
Mac and Tosh laptops, worth £500,000, have been snatched by armed robbers from Inmac's warehouse in Runcorn, Cheshire.
Yahoo! signed to Sony, Universal digital music service
Why weren't Sony and Universal part of the digital music distribution initiative announced by fellow 'big five' recording companies EMI, Warner and BMG on Monday? Because they were working on a service of their own, which they effectively launched today.
MPAA believes all Netizens are criminals
There is perhaps no major figure in the copy-protection dispute more hyperinflated with irrelevant gaseous Sophistry and bizarre intellectual pretensions than MPAA President Jack Valenti.
Cisco stops sales of optical router
Cisco is to stop making an optical router because of weak sales of the product.
How Reg reader outrage prompted Microsoft's Passport volte-farce
Blur's drummer was pro Napster
Blur's drummer Dave Rowntree has said he's all for file sharing and doesn't believe and record companies have lost money because of Napster.
SETI founder speaks about Intel P2P cancer project
The P2P cancer project launched earlier this week by the University of Oxford, Intel, United Devices and the National Foundation for Cancer Research set alarm bells ringing all over the IT community.
Napster's heinous crime: independence
It seems that Napster will never be allowed to bend over backwards quite far enough to appease the entertainment behemoths who want to see it shut down permanently. In February we reported that the embattled company would introduce a copy protection scheme with digital rights management outfit -- and Bertelsmann subsidiary -- Digital World Services to use copy protection in P2P swapping, to inhibit burning MP3s to CDs.
CPRM creator blasts The Register
The scientist behind the CPRM copy control caper took a swipe at The Register in a lecture at Stanford University yesterday.
Top UK gamer abandons PC to bike across US
Keen to dismiss the image of game players as freaks and geeks, a top British online gamer plans to cycle across the USA.
Take a bit of your driving test online
New Mexico has launched a scheme to let residents take the eye exam section of their driving test online.