Rackable goes after Sun's white trash data center biz
Rackable Systems has signed on as a willing participant in the white trash data center movement.
Satnav plunges £96k Merc into river
The driver of a £96k Mercedes SL500 had a lucky escape after her satnav directed her down a winding track and straight into the River Sence in Sheepy Magna, Leicestershire, the Leicester Mercury reports.
Dispute resolution procedures are failing, says DTI
Workplace dispute resolution procedures are flawed and have caused poor results, according to a review (pdf) commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The review has called for the complete repeal of the current procedures.
Experts dampen mobile mast health fears
Electromagnetic fields generated by mobile phones and base stations don't cause cancer or have adverse effects on health - yet.
Tiny moon ruining Saturn's day
If you were trying to work out how long a day on Saturn is, you wouldn't expect to find your best efforts scuppered by a tiny moon. After all, you can still see the planet, right?
US lifts lid on world's largest toilet
We all know that everything in the good old US of A is bigger, but surely this is dragging the concept of supersize to hitherto unplumbed depths:
How green is my vendor?
Environmental issues are becoming a big concern for those involved in managing IT and communications. You can tell this because just about every other supplier is touting their green credentials.
Relisys has stopped trading, administrator confirms
Begbies Traynor released a statement late on Friday confirming that monitor maker Relisys Digital went into administration on 21 March 2007.
Laptop-lob 'paparazzi scum' sue Denise Richards
Two paparazzi who allegedly got on the wrong side of former Bond girl Denise Richards are suing the highly-talented actress and Playboy model, the BBC reports.
Centagenarian secures 25-year mortgage
A 102-year-old UK man has secured a £200,000 interest-only mortgage which will cost him £958 a month until he makes the final payment at 127, Ananova reports.
Tiny iRiver media player flows into UK
It's been some time since digital music player maker iRiver made a splash in the UK, but its Flash-based X20 might just be the device to make waves in this iPod-dominated nation.
Blunkett cashes in on ID card experience
David Blunkett, the man who pioneered the UK government's ID cards proposals, has taken a job with a security company which works on Spain's ID card and could even be in the bidding for UK contracts.
iTrip updated for second-gen iPod Nano
The latest incarnation of accessory maker Griffin Technology's iPod-friendly FM radio transmitter, iTrip, is now available to buy. The new model is designed to work with the second-generation iPod Nano.
Aussie boffins warn on glacial melting
Australian scientists are warning that the planet is nearing a tipping point beyond which polar melting will be irreversible in some areas, triggering a rise in sea levels of metres.
Fire marshal quits over psychic emails
A Wisconsin fire marshal has resigned after 22 years of service after admitting that he consulted psychics to advise with office politics.
UK gov to control the causes of crime
Ten years since the Prime Minister suggested that social inequality would have to be addressed in order to prevent crime, he is expected to propose a technology-led programme of rehabilitation, intervention and control to tackle the causes of crime.
Dragon's Lair revamped for Blu-ray play
Dragon's Lair, the now 24-year-old animated video game developed by one-time Disney animator Don Bluth for laserdisc players, is back, remastered for the HD era and now available to buy on Bluth-ray Disc - sorry, Blu-ray Disc.
Symbian speeds up smartphone OS
Symbian gave public details of a major new version of its eponymous phone OS today, touting significant performance improvements.
PC World repair job leaves family seeing blue
PC World is at the centre of a row after animal porn was found on a hard drive installed during a repair to an 11 year-old's laptop
BT 'secures regulatory approval' in Pipex carve-up
More Pipex sell-off rumours squeaked out of the over the weekend, but provided little clue as to which of the big players will scoop up its punters.
Mozilla: security researchers have too much power
Mozilla's security chief has stepped into the debate about the disclosure of security bugs by saying that software developers are at the mercy of bug hunters.
Foundry launches high density WLANs
Foundry Networks has launched wireless Lan (WLAN) access points and software to help increase the capacity and security of enterprise wireless networks, and has added a new location management offering.
Ericsson deals blow to unified 4G dream
CommentEricsson was never going to welcome WiMAX, given its potential cannibalisation of the Swedish giant's strongest market, UMTS/HSPA, but it was mellowing towards the technology last year as it sought to diversify its customer base and be less dependent on cellcos, moving towards multi-network convergence and managed services for its growth.
IPS explains plan to make copied biometric passports useful
The Home Office has repeatedly disputed claims that the new biometric passport has been 'cracked', and spokespeople have argued that in any event, none of the exploits so far reported has compromised security. Last week, however, Identity & Passport Service executive director Bernard Herdan inadvertently revealed that the UK was planning to implement a border control system that could make entry on a copied biometric passport easier.
CMMI, practically speaking
London was recently host to a conference showcasing CMMI process improvement. Primarily sponsored by the consultancy Lamri, the conference was held on 19-20 March.
Intel chooses China for new chip plant
Intel has announced plans to build a $2.5bn wafer fabrication plant in China.
DMCA architect lambasts music moguls
Bruce Lehman, key architect of the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), has admitted that copyright protection law is failing.
Verizon wins injunction against Vonage over patent battle
US phone company Vonage has been ordered to stop using technology which a court has ruled violates patents held by mobile phone company Verizon.
Researchers link human skull size and climate
Humans grew bigger brains as the climate they lived in got cooler, according to researchers at the University at Albany, New York.
UK kids to get free calls and texts in return for ads
A mobile phone start-up will offer UK teenagers free phone calls and texts in return for listening to adverts from this summer.
Compuware launches overseas model factory
Offshore applications testing is already big business, but for the client of such services there is always concern about whether they are getting the best possible mix of service level and cost.
Image spam fattens junk mail
The bandwidth occupied by spam is increasing as spammers punt products with pictures or graphics instead of just text.
Nvidia launches nForce 680i LT SLI chipset
Nvidia has rolled out a cut-down version of its nForce 680i SLI top-of-the-line chipset for Intel processors. The new logic's key differentiator from its parent product: Nvidia's reduced the maximum clock speed of SLI-specific memory.
Fayrewood sells shares in ComputerLinks
Computer hardware and software distributor Fayrewood plc has today sold its shares in ComputerLinks AG.
SRS confirms unannounced O2 media player handset
Sound enhancement technology developer SRS has confirmed mobile phone network O2 is to release the XDA Flame portable media player style phone in the coming months - even though the carrier has yet to announce the product.
Rival bid forced EMC to 'pay too much' for RSA - CEO
After devouring more than 20 companies since 2003, storage company EMC has a half-billion dollar tummy-ache.
SANS to certify programmers for security nous
The SANS Institute has assembled a coalition of security vendors to create a secure coding assessment and certification exam for programmers.
NEC and Stratus find fault tolerance with each other
NEC and Stratus have made good on their intellectual property marriage, pumping out a new, beefier fault-tolerant server.
California cuts off aid to ID thieves
The California secretary of state's office has shut down portions of its website after it was discovered it had been selling hundreds of thousands of public documents containing social security numbers and signatures, a practice that lasted for years. Several other states have also made available materials that reveal personal information, although it's not clear which, if any, have curbed the policy.
As gold fever hits Macau, Ho's still in the money
The prohibitionist cult in America that has wreaked havoc on foreign gambling companies recently turned its guns on one of America’s own – casino behemoth MGM Mirage, the second largest gambling company in the world.
RIAA invites students to settlement barn dance
Like a Bizzaro World Ed McMahon, the RIAA pursues colleges across the US with pre-litigation settlement letters.
Of ICANN and the registrar zombies
ICANN LisbonICANN Lisbon 2007 officially opened today, although in true ICANN style work has been going on all weekend - it's just the public part began today, with the usual welcoming speeches by Chairman Vint Cerf and CEO Paul Twomey.
Sun's dim grid a developer thang now
Three years into its grand supercomputer rental experiment, Sun Microsystems has found that developers, developers, developers have more interest in the program than big spending businesses.