26th > February > 2007 Archive
Oracle today makes its Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) Assistant available for free download.
Comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta has sent back pictures of its closest approach to Mars after it completed its flyby of the planet this weekend. The stunning pictures are the first taken by the Philae lander's instruments operating independently of the main craft.
The Department for Education and Skills is to run a pilot for the new Whitehall Procurement Capability Reviews.
Hollywood giant James Cameron has set himself his biggest challenge yet – rewriting the bible after discovering that Jesus sired a son before being buried outside Jerusalem.
Western Digital has bumped its My Book World Edition remote-access ready network-connected external hard drive to 1TB, adding the extra storage capacity with a second disk inside the casing. So not only is there more room for information, the unit's RAID-able for better data security.
In the past, equipment control for manufacturing processes on the shop floor tended to be carried out by discrete systems running arcane real time operating systems controlled by proprietary management systems that had no connection through to other systems.
Sharon Stone's who-dunnit Basic Instinct 2 won the worst picture gong at this year's Golden Raspberry ceremony, Hollywood's annual celebration of what's worst in film.
A video showing the first ever TV advert for the Apple's iPhone has popped up on YouTube. Simple, but quite stylish, the advert shows a number of actors – 28 in total, old and recent – from a multitude of different films just saying... "hello". It finishes with an image of the handset and the text "Coming in June".
The UK now has its own national think tank for open source and open standard policy.
AnalysisEveryone knows the differences between Windows and other operating systems. Steve Jobs has recently spent colossal sums telling us that most malware is written for Windows; also that using Windows is no fun and, even worse, seems to involve wearing a tie.
Councillors in Swansea are reportedly ruing the day their cabinet voted to outsource their IT supply and support. Local paper The Evening Post reports that councillors are now complaining that the system costs more and does less since being outsourced to Capgemini.
Iran distracted attention from its nuclear programme this weekend, by announcing it had shot off a rocket into space. Or, according to who you believe, it had tested a dirty great missile.
Firefox users need to update their browser software following the discovery of multiple vulnerabilities.
Denon's pitching its DVD-2930 HD-capable DVD player as an "affordable" upscaling machine. You might think that's a cheeky word to use in association with a player that costs £650, but Denon said its machine provides pro-grade video processing for which it usually charges £2,700.
Eircom has confirmed it is to invest €60m over the next three years on upgrading its central telecommunications network.
VIA has launched its latest integrated desktop chipset, touting the part's Windows Vista friendliness and support for the chip maker's own power-efficient x86 processors. Well, it works with the various Basic versions of Vista, at least.
EMI has broken off talks with digital music download services about providing a DRM-free repertoire.
Register Hardware reader Dave Page dropped us an email this week to show us just how good his brand new Samsung PS50Q7 50in plasma HD TV looks in his living room. Dave was the winner of last month's Register Hardware Samsung HDTV Competition, and we're pleased to report he's as pleased as punch with his plasma beast.
Troubled internet service provider Biscit has left ISPA - the industry association which among other things provides membership of dispute resolution service CICAS.
BitTorrent Inc, the firm that maintains development of the popular file sharing protocol historically associated with illegal movie downloads, has launched a website designed to sell licensed downloads of films and television shows.
Microsoft lawyers who believed they'd buried the most embarrassing collection of documents about the company's murky past for good, without any one noticing, were in for a surprise this weekend. The archive has become a mainstay of the Bittorrent P2P file sharing networks.
ColumnProgrammers are often frustrated when well-meaning managers or architects attempt to introduce some OOAD [note that the process in my link isn't necessarily the same as the Iconix process Matt alludes to - Ed] into their projects.
Borland’s wholly-owned spinoff CodeGear is releasing Delphi for PHP, claimed to be the first RAD visual PHP development environment. PHP 5.0 is required. The product is jointly developed by CodeGear and qadram software and is essentially the first production version of qadram’s qstudio, which never made it past pre-beta.
Independent labels are in a public row over whether to back Warner Music's bid for ailing British major EMI. The merger would see the 'Big Four' consolidate into a Big Three.
German administrators have given up in their efforts to find a buyer for the cellphone maker BenQ Mobile, which went bankrupt at the tail end of last year. Almost all jobs will go at the former Siemens outfit, which Taiwanese electronics group BenQ picked up in 2005.
With an IPO and a major server virtualization battle looming, VMware has turned aggressive in its fight with Microsoft.
Vonage today moved to reassure its two million customers that their internet phone service will not be disrupted and investors that their cash will be safe if it loses a patent lawsuit to Verizon.