Seagate amazed by its own regulatory compliance
Seagate was pleasantly surprised at how easily its $1.9bn swallowing of Maxtor last year passed regulatory muster.
Sony unveils 'no compromise' sub-notebook
Sony today introduced its latest attempt to make European computer buyers fall in love with sub-notebooks, pitching its 11.1in widescreen Vaio TX3 series of machines as no-compromise ultra-portable PCs.
Rain, missiles and high def TVs
SEK2006The opening of the 20th SEK conference in Seoul, South Korea, was slightly upstaged by the early arrival of the monsoon season - well, that and the imminent missile tests in North Korea. But at least the rain should keep the rocket on its launch pad.
Phishing with Rachna Dhamija
InterviewFederico Biancuzzi interviews Rachna Dhamija, co-author of the paper "Why Phishing Works" and creator of Dynamic Security Skins. They discuss the human factor, how easy it is to recreate a credible browser window made with images, some new anti-phishing features included in the upcoming version of some popular browsers, and the power of letting a user personalise his interface.
DSGi to flog The Link to O2
DSG International - Dixons to you and me - has confirmed that it is to flog its majority stake in The Link to joint venture partner O2 for around £30m.
OGCbs strikes IT agreements
OGCbuying.solutions has launched a new framework for IT goods and services.
Sun announces its latest NAS solution
CommentSun Microsystems has announced the Sun StorageTek 5320 NAS Appliance, the first NAS solution based on the AMD Opteron processor model 252.
Matrox ships four-panel display card
Matrox has begun shipping its four-screen graphics adaptor. The part is pitched at back-to-basics PCs that act as display and input terminals for apps running on a server. It expects the device to appeal to trading rooms and other financial institutions that favour multi-screen rigs.
Creative unveils Zen V Plus
Creative will launch its latest iPod Nano rival in August, the music player maker announced today. It touted the new Flash-based gadget's "funky" black-heavy colour schemes and its 1.5in, 128 x 128 colour OLED screen, ready to display album art, photos and videos.
Ballmer's right hand man waves goodbye to Microsoft
The executive who coordinated Microsoft's anti-Linux campaign has quit the company less than three months after moving to a position revamping MSN's marketing.
Linux kernel goes Niagara
The open source community has rallied to Sun Microsystems' Niagara flag by releasing an updated Linux kernel supporting Niagara.
Mio extends GPS sat nav line-up
Mio today followed up last week's launch of its C210 budget-priced in-car sat nav system with a pair of more sophisticated models, the C510E and C710, both of which will ship with maps for 24 European countries.
Unauthorised apps bigger threat than malware
Mozilla's Firefox 1.0.7 has taken top spot in a list of vulnerable applications likely to be lurking in corporate IT systems released by Bit9.
Asus readies remote-control phone
Asus this week unveiled its latest mobile phones, including a slimline slider that doubles up as a remote control unit. Operating by Bluetooth, the J208 is pitched at business folk, who can use the handset to control presentations and slideshows.
Dutch MP3 ruling hit by conflict of interest claims
The impartiality of two of the judges who ruled that Dutch website Mp3search.nl broke the law by posting links to copyrighted files has been called into question.
T-Mobile HSDPA links to go live in August
T-Mobile UK's 'super 3G' high-speed download service will go live on 1 August, the carrier said today. And it pledged to triple the network's performance next year ahead of hitting a whopping 20Mbps by 2011.
Notes from Seoul
SEK2006Arriving in a country you've never visited is almost certain to provide some surprises. But Korea surprised me before I'd left Heathrow.
HP speeds up reorg, scraps operations unit
Mark Hurd sent another shockwave through HP yesterday, when he announced the firm is scrapping its Global Operations organization.
Opera 9 is go
Opera has unleashed the final version of its new browser today. Opera 9 features built-in support for BitTorrent searches and widgets for desktop dooberries, such as currency converters and World Cup tickers.
UK gov pleads with retailers for climate change help
The government is calling on consumer electronics retailers to focus on energy efficiency as it struggles to meet its own climate change targets.
Lycos.com tunes in to net TV
Lycos, Inc. has become the latest web outfit to jump on the internet TV bandwagon after announcing it has teamed up with US-based Permission TV to offer video content to the 25 million or so visitors to Lycos.com and its network of other sites.
MS seeks 'Direct Physics' coder
Microsoft is indeed preparing to produce an API to accelerate games physics calculations, if a help wanted ad posted on the company's website is anything to go by. The software giant is currently seeking a software design engineer to join its "Direct Physics" development team.
A third of EU citizens lack basic computer skills
More than a third of Europe's population have no basic computer skills, according to data published by the Statistical Office of European Communities.
Samsung moots dual Blu-ray HD DVD player
Samsung may produce a twin-format Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD player later this year after all. The company this week revealed it is "considering" such a "universal" machine, according to a company spokesman.
Insecurity rife in technology, media and telecoms
They might make a living out of IT, but technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies are pretty inept when it comes to securing their systems.
Coke to close UK music download site
Coca Cola is to close its UK online music download site mycokemusic.com at the end of July because of competition from the likes of Apple's iTunes service.
Cambridge-MIT comms tie-up gets corporate
The Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI), a joint venture between Cambridge University and MIT, has spun-out one of its cross-pond research groups devoted to working out what the future of the communications industry might look like, as a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee.
Apple moves on movie downloads
Apple is getting serious about chatting up the Hollywood studios to make movies available for download, according to the news pages of Luvvie publication, Variety.
US Army pleads for help making robots safe
RoboBizThe US military plans to have a vast robot army in the near future but has yet to come up with a concrete method for ensuring that mindless devices can operate safely alongside brained troops. So, the military has been forced to beg for help.