Pulling Dell off the Nasdaq would be as criminal as prying a billionaire away from his brain glaze. But that's exactly what might happen if the computer maker fails to get its book in order.
Silicon JusticePerfect 10 makes porn. (We're sorry - "adult entertainment.")
Sun and Unisys both plan to file a new lawsuit against Hynix Semiconductor and six other DRAM manufacturers after a federal judge dropped a previous suit due to a lack of information from the server vendors.
The latest space tourist has reached the International Space Station. Billionaire Charles Simonyi docked with the ISS yesterday evening (GMT) after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 17:31 GMT on Saturday.
CommentPut a bunch of people together in a room and they'll be able to communicate more easily than if they were in different rooms. Walls place barriers between people, after all.
The UK's universities are fast forging a reputation for the kind of ground-breaking research which can only leave lesser seats of learning looking on in awe.
Movie reviewThere's an old adage that science-fiction movies tell us more about today than tomorrow. Sunshine, from Trainspotting and 28 Days Later director Danny Boyle, arguably goes further: it has its eye on the past as much as the future.
The Victorian blogging code mooted last week by Jimbo "Wiki" Wales and Tim 2.0'Reilly has been given short shrift by web users.
Microsoft plans to release five patches on Tuesday as part of its regular Patch Tuesday update cycle. Redmond is also to release a fix to address application conflict problems with last week's "emergency" cursor security update.
NASA has signed for $719m worth of extras on its contract with Russian space authorities for "crew and cargo services" until 2011.
Apple has sold 100m iPods, more the company tacitly claimed, than Sony's equally iconic Walkman personal cassette player had in the first five-and-a-half years it was on the market.
UpdatedMicrosoft has announced that Xbox Live users will soon be able to access Windows Live Messenger. It will be added free through an Xbox 360 Dashboard update enabling Xbox owners will be able to chat with PC users.
Dell has quietly stopped selling its Axim X51 handheld computer, effectively bringing its range of pocket PCs to an end.
Intel has rolled out its fastest gamer-centric processor yet, the four-core Core 2 Extreme QX6800, three months earlier than anticipated.
AMD looks set to challenge Intel's upcoming 'Santa Rosa' Centrino launch with a faster dual-core notebook processor of its own, the Turion 64 X2 Tl-66, it has been claimed.
The UK's lags are none too pleased about losing a raft of TV channels they currently enjoy through their Freeview boxes, the Evening Standard reports.
BT says its new network technology, currently on trial in Wales, will allow it to slash its engineering staff by thousands.
A next-generation DVD security group has responded to hack attacks that allow unfettered access to Blu-Ray and HD-DVD content by pulling the encryption keys of PC applications associated with the attack.
The battle between hackers and the minds behind the security technology built into the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD next-gen optical disc formats has begun in earnest. A trick used to tease out disc encryption keys has been blocked.
Want to learn how to wash your hands in molten lead? Fancy making an egg dance, or writing appear on rose petals? For such tricky trickery, who would you turn to but the man who taught Leonardo da Vinci his numbers?
LG has shown off a Volkwagen-branded digital media player designed to appeal to fans of the car company's iconic second-generation Beetle.
Plenty of people who link computers and other devices to the internet over a wireless network are finding they can no longer connect quite as easily as they once could. That's certainly my experience and, if the many, many emails I received after grumbling about it in public are anything to go by, it's a problem many Register Hardware readers face too.
Beijing lashed out at the Bush administration today after Washington went whining to the WTO about China's record on combating piracy.
Mobile communications company NextWave Inc is to buy IP Wireless for $100m in cash and shares, paying another $114m over the next few years if revenue milestones are reached.
LettersEaster's been and gone, and to help you recover from the sickly sweetness of it all, we thought we'd jump straight in with something a bit sour - namely, the UK government's sinister plans to deploy lie detectors in the hope of catching benefit fraudsters:
Parasol IT hit a spot of bother late last week when its payment system left 100 contractors out of pocket over the Easter weekend.
AnalysisAmazon.com has adopted an unusual and potentially self-destructive legal tactic in its defense of its 1-Click patent family.
Videos of schoolyard bullying should be blocked from websites, secretary of state for education and skills Alan Johnson said today.
Reports over the Easter break said the sale of ISP Pipex was near collapse, with only Carphone Warehouse still interested.
Mozilla Corporation wants to get the security community involved in ironing out possible bugs with the next version of Firefox at an earlier stage.
Open source luminary Bruce Perens has come out fighting in defence of the latest draft of GPLv3.
Hackers appear to have figured out how to access one of the crucial HD DVD encryption keys without having to authorise the data - potentially rendering the latest attempt to block such activity useless.
Iona, the Irish software house, continued its acquisition spree with the purchase of LogicBlaze on Tuesday.
The US state of Utah has outlawed the use of other people's trade marks to generate business through search engines. The plan has been called unconstitutional and impractical.
So, it's April 2007 and Sun Microsystems has just popped one of its 16-core Rock chips on CEO Jonathan Schwartz's desk.
Both Cisco and Microsoft will investigate the possibility of establishing server farms in Iceland powered fully by renewable energy.
Nigerian 419 scams have bilked untold billions of dollars from people who have more hope than sense. A trial underway in the US will detail how one scheme claimed the life of a Tennessee minister whose wife is accused of gunning him down after it came to light she fell victim to Nigerian-style swindlers.
The Debian Project has finally released its long-awaited Linux update, featuring changes in security and systems management.
IBM has released what it claims is an all-singing, all-dancing box designed for the industry's craze-du-jour, the SMB market.
Salesforce.com is turning to enterprise content management (ECM) with its latest partner purchase and software-as-service (SaaS) announcement.
Seagate shares took a hit today after the HDD manufacturer cut its third quarter revenue expectations.
Subscribers playing World of Warcraft on Windows machines continue to find their accounts stolen more than eleven months after hackers first began targeting them using a Trojan attack, according to posts on the game's official website.
ExclusiveLongtime mainframe hater Sun Microsystems has borrowed big iron rhetoric to pitch its upcoming line of midrange and high-end servers built with Fujitsu.