Men removed from jet for 'speaking Arabic'
Two men removed from a Monarch Airlines flight from Malaga to Manchester last Wednesday were targeted because of passenger concerns over their behaviour and the fact that they may have been speaking Arabic, the BBC reports.
Martian pole freckled with geysers
Every spring, the southern polar cap on Mars almost fizzes with carbon dioxide, as the surface is broken by hundreds of geysers throwing sand and dust hundreds of feet into the Martian "air".
Dear Sir Bill Gates: invoice enclosed
Please find enclosed my invoice for £1,200 sterling for administrative and consulting work, caused by the need to repair Microsoft sabotage. I dare say you'd like details:
ATI posts driver update for Linux, Windows
ATI has released its Catalyst 6.8 driver package for both Windows and Linux. The Windows release targets performance improvements, while the version for the open source operating system - the driver itself isn't open - is more about adding features and broadening hardware support.
Two arrested over fake hols website
Two people are in court this morning charged with offences connected to scam holiday websites which could have conned as many as 3,000 people.
Morgan Stanley punters get refund over computer cock-up
Morgan Stanley has apologised after 15,000 customers had extra interest added to their accounts as a result of a botched computer migration.
Dell to ship more than 3m AMD-based PCs by year's end?
Dell has asked AMD to send it more than 3m desktop and notebook microprocessors, a number of financial analysts have separately claimed. The total is split down the middle between desktop and notebook CPUs, and represents Dell's demand through to the end of the year.
Amazon attempts antenna connection using kitten
UpdatedHere's something you shouldn't try at home, unless you want an RSPCA SWAT team kicking in your front door: connecting an antenna using a nine-metre kitten with a male N-Series connector at one end and a female equivalent at the other:
Intel unveils Q963-based mobo
Intel has announced its first own-brand motherboard based on its Q963 chipset and designed for Core 2 Duo processors, and the shrinking number of Pentium D and Pentium 4 chips on the company's desktop CPU list.
Google loses ground in search battle, AOL continues to freefall
Google lost one per cent of its share of the US search market last month.
Palm: 3G Euro Treo to launch 12 September
Palm has confirmed it will launch its next Treo smart phone in the UK next month, a move revealed first by Reg Hardware in July this year, just after the device was announced.
i-mate turns from HTC for Jaq smart phone
Smart phone supplier i-mate may have turned away from long-time device partner HTC for its next handset, it has emerged. Certainly, i-mate's next major launch, dubbed the Jaq, has appeared on a Hungarian retail site in all its as-yet-unannounced glory.
FDA approves viruses as 'food additive'
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved bacteriophages - bacteria-killing viruses - for use as a food additive. The idea is that cold, cooked meats will be sprayed with a combination of viruses to get rid the Listeria monocytogenes bacterium.
Romanian police cuff 23 ID fraud suspects
Romanian police arrested 23 people in the southern city of Pitesti as part of a clampdown on internet scam rings operating in the eastern European country.
Sandisk unveils 8GB Flash MP3 player
UpdatedSandisk will today introduce an 8GB Flash-based digital music player, launching the device ahead of the anticipated roll-out of an 8GB iPod Nano from Apple. Sandisk will also slash its prices, it has been claimed.
Wanted: Master of the Belgian language
Those sales reps that were excitedly reading down Google's job advertisement for a possie at its Dublin headquarters thinking "oooh yes, I can do that", "mmmm, standing on my head", would have sighed in disgust at the last line of the job description - the successful candidate should be able to "speak and write Belgian and English fluently and idiomatically".
Samsung shows 'world's biggest' LCD HDTV
Samsung today claimed to have produced the world's first 175cm (70in) LCD panel for high-definition TVs - 12.5cm (5in) bigger than the largest LCD TV currently on the market. The monster telly has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, the company said.
DWP embarrassed by prisoner overpayments
The management of the benefits system has come under more pressure with the revelation that prisoners have been receiving millions of pounds in payments to which they are not entitled.
Computer-based models to replace the investment advisor?
AnalysisA number of recently published features and surveys evidence the continued growth in quantitative investment.
ATI revives TV tuners for HD, DVR era
ATI today launched a pair of TV tuner cards, pitching the products at punters who want to turn their PCs into DVRs but don't want the very latest in 3D graphics acceleration.
IBM buys MRO Software
CommentIBM has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire MRO Software Inc.
EDS keeps MOD schtum over settlement
The details of a financial settlement given to EDS by the Ministry of Defence have been withheld from British taxpayers because corporate America likes to keep its cards close to its chest.
LogicaCMG buys its way into top ten
LogicaCMG is paying £882m for WM Data - a pan-Scandanavian services company.
Ignorance is bliss for dolphins
Dolphins are stupid but happy, according to a South African researcher, and their brains are only as large as they are to keep them warm in the sea.
Uri Geller sues over Elvis pad
Cutlery molester Uri Geller and two partners are hitting the US courts in an attempt to claim ownership of Elvis Presley's former Memphis home, which they bought on eBay for $905,100, Reuters reports.
Spend £11,700 now and save £30! enthuses Waitrose
Ocado.com, the ecommerce tentacle of UK supermarket chain Waitrose, has got itself into a bit of a pickle with one Reg reader after sending his elderly mother an email with the following irresistable, money-saving offer:
Access to Apple's iTunes goes bananas
Apple's discussion forums are alive with users who are mysteriously unable to access the company's iTunes Music Store.
SEC sues over stock market spam scam
A US couple have been charged over an allegation they made $1m via a stock market pump-and-dump scam, promoted using spam emails.
Sony pushes PS2 under £100
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has cut the price of the PS2 by a tenner, knocking the price below the £100 barrier to £95. The European price is now €130. The price of the 8MB memory card has come down too, to €20.
Milton Keynes gets WiMAX
Milton Keynes will be the first place in the UK to enjoy city-wide wireless super-broadband.
BBC cans Rose Tyler Doctor Who spin-off
The Beeb has canned the planned Rose Tyler Doctor Who spin-off after series producer Russell T Davies "got cold feet" over the project.
Class action aims at Operation Ore
Names are being collected for a class action case against the police involved in Operation Ore.
Flores' 'hobbits' on endangered list
Researchers are claiming fossils found on the Indonesian island of Flores, which caused a sensation when they were described as a new human species, are actually just pygmies.
Nuclear Holocaust starts today: WSJ
Public Service AnnouncementThe Register regrets to report that the world is about to end. It seems that Iran is going to attack Israel today, 22 August, with nuclear weapons, and initiate World War III, as famous Islamic scholar Bernard Lewis explains in his recent Wall Street Journal editorial.
Trojan exploits unpatched PowerPoint vulnerability
Virus writers have developed Trojan horse malware designed to exploit an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft's PowerPoint software. The MDropper-BH Trojan spreads in malformed PowerPoint files either downloaded by the internet or pushed out by other malware.