Palm Treo 700wx smart phone rings in Middle Earth
New Zealanders can now buy a Palm smart phone running Windows Mobile 5.0 in their own country, the handset maker has announced. Middle Earth's main telco, Telecom New Zealand, has now begun offering the EvDO-equipped Treo 700wx.
Nvidia posts graphics code tweaking tool
Nvidia has updated its suite of programming tools for graphics-intensive applications running under 32- and 64-bit incarnations of Windows and Linux. The tools target OpenGL and Direct3D apps that will render 3D imagery on the company's GPUs.
Intel to 'spend $300m' to push Centrino Pro
Intel will spend a whopping $300m to promote its upcoming Centrino Pro enterprise-oriented notebook platform, it has been claimed by sources from Taiwan's laptop manufacturer community. Intel will piggyback the launch on Windows Vista, they added.
MS readies 100GB HDD for XBOX 360?
Microsoft has apparently said it intends to introduce a 100GB hard drive for its Xbox 360 games console. The scheme was announced yesterday at X06, an event dedicated to the console and held in South Korea.
TomTom seeks ban for Garmin's car products
Car navigation equipment maker TomTom has asked a Dutch judge to prevent the sale of Garmin's StreetPilot c300 and c500 series in Europe.
Lunar ice evaporates under glare of new studies
It now seems the moon could be dry as a bone, as two new studies have failed to find any sign of the ice that some have suspected to lie in the shadows of lunar craters.
Copiepresse continues copyright crusade
The organisation that won a Belgian ruling against Google and is negotiating with Microsoft's MSN will take action against Yahoo! as soon as it has the time, its head has said. Margaret Boribon told OUT-LAW Radio that she intends to open talks with Yahoo!
Treasury fights to keep Gateway closed
The government has hired legal experts in an effort to block publication of Gateway reviews of the National Identity Card programme.
Thomson dusts off MaLigne software
Thomson has polished up the SmartVision IPTV middleware it acquired from Thales last year, and put it together with VoIP technology and claims it is the world’s first integrated triple play engine.
Avoiding SOA standards-based chaos
SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) is apparently nice and easy to understand - a bit of WSDL, some XML, SOAP, and a simple UDDI directory to select your services from.
Tzero adds new investor for UWB product roll out
Tzero Technologies, a three year old UltraWideaBand (UWB) start up that supports the WiMedia Alliance variant of the technology, has taken another round of funding.
Asus readies red, green gamer-oriented laptops?
Asus is preparing to ship its Lamborghini VX1 laptop in the US in a limited "Golden Edition" even as it gears up to release a pair of gamer-oriented laptops, if a series of allegedly leaked publicity shots are to be believed.
Bigger, longer, uncut: Oracle OpenWorld
After two years' buying other people's companies and merging Oracle World and Oracle Apps World, it can safely be said Oracle's annual call to Mecca has outgrown itself.
Hot technology agendas
What are the hottest infrastructure technologies as we look forward over the next two years?
Organised crime fails to stop skiddies
CommentAbout a year ago, I attended a top-level roundtable meeting of malware experts, where we discussed organised crime on the internet, and came to the conclusion that, in one sense, it might be a good thing for users.
MS and researchers split hairs over first IE7 flaw
A dispute has broken out over reports of the first security vulnerability in IE7 since its release earlier this week.
Microsoft assumes temporal dominion
Next week could see chaos as Microsoft assumes control of the fourth dimension, robbing UK businesses of a whole hour of work.
Airbus revises A380 break-even point
Airbus parent company EADS has announced a new break-even point for its troubled A380 programme - 420 aircraft as opposed to the previous 270, the BBC reports. Current orders for the A380 stand at 159.
Venturing online in Ireland
CommentI'm flattered by the number of Reg readers who have spotted the change in my byline and taken the time to ask if I've moved permanently. And for the record, yes; I and my lovely wife and dear little boy have emigrated from the USA. And yes, we're very much pleased to be here.
YouTube deletes 29,549 copyright-busting files
Industry predictions that Google may have bought itself a whole heap of copyright trouble when it recently acquired YouTube for a modest $1.65bn, appear to be coming true as media companies worldwide move to protect their assets from illicit online dissemination.
Morgan Stanley in billing boo-boo
Thousands of Morgan Stanley credit card customers were shocked this week to find the bank had multipled their debt by a factor of 100.
N Korea cancels further nuke tests
It appears Chinese pressure on North Korea not to carry out further nuclear tests has succeeded, the BBC reports.
Proprietary coders complain about OS study
Proprietary software makers have complained to the European Commission that they have not been given enough time to review a report on the economic role of Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS), and accuse the commission of being "intolerant to opposing comments" regarding the research.
Spamhaus-style service aims to curb click fraud
A UK-based service aims to emulate Spamhaus' success in helping organisations block spam by tackling web advertising fraud.
Spam Cube signs Amazon.co.uk for British debut
Amazon.co.uk is due to offer Spam Cube's automatic anti-malware home-network gadget to British buyers before this coming Christmas, the hardware maker revealed today.
Google Earth goes to pot
As regular readers know, we here at El Reg have had hours of fun playing with Google Earth. We've found marauding insects, mysterious scale reproductions of bits of the China/India border, not to mention swastikas and black helicopters too numerous to link to.
McAfee hoping MS will live up to 'hollow' promises
The latest in the never-ending ding-dong between Microsoft and Vista-twitchy security vendors was another snipe from McAfee yesterday, swiftly followed by the inevitable backbitching from Redmond today.
Mystery surrounds Easynet 'robbery'
UpdatedEasynet suffered a large and embarrassing robbery earlier this week and is doing its best to keep what happened under wraps.
Meteor totals German cottage
German police today announced that a fire which swept through a cottage near Bonn, in the process injuring a 77-year-old man, was probably caused by a meteor.
GPS units lose cloaked shipping containers
LettersSun announced this week that it plans to sell shipping containers. Something of a departure, perhaps, except that these containers will be stuffed with half a million dollars worth of kit that sysadmins can stack in the company car park:
US court denies request to suspend Spamhaus domain
A US judge has denied a request to order internet registrars to suspend Spamhaus's domain, easing concerns that the spam blocking service might be interrupted.
Is archiving the answer to compliance?
Storage ExpoDisaster recovery is more important than regulatory compliance and organisations are using archiving to answer both needs, according to a survey of business managers and IT staff.
Beer fingerprints to go UK-wide
The government is funding the roll out of fingerprint security at the doors of pubs and clubs in major English cities.