Cisco wireless products suffer multiple vulns
Cisco Systems is reporting multiple vulnerabilities in three popular wireless products that can unleash all kinds of nastiness, including denials of service, privilege escalation, information disclosure and the ability to gain full administrative access.
Citrix goes whole hog with virtual Windows
Citrix Systems has tossed its code into the virtual desktop market.
Sun buys MIA SavaJe's IP
Sun Microsystems is purchasing the IP assets of mobile Java platform specialist SavaJe, which went dark in unexplained circumstances last year.
ESA spies space tsunami
Have you ever heard of a space tsunami? Neither had we, but apparently they are common and are the forces responsible for making the Earth's aurorae dance.
Games swap site goes live
Anyone who's thought of flogging their old games on eBay or Amazon and found prices too small to be worth the hassle may care to try new website Infinite Continues, a kind of Multicoloured Swap Shop for games. Well, without Keith Chegwin and Noel Edmonds, of course.
Are songwriters double-dipping?
ColumnShould songwriters get paid for a public performance when you download a song? Thanks to a New York legal case, we'll soon find out.
AMD to brand ATI Radeon 2000 series for HD era
AMD's 'R600' graphics chip will ship as the ATI Radeon HD 2000 series, the company has apparently revealed. Note the expulsion of the 'X'. The chip will contain 320 unified shaders and is capable of 24x anti-aliasing.
Sony revamps satnav line-up
Scenting summer and out to appeal to anyone who got lost or stuck in traffic during the Easter break, Sony has pointed the way to a major refresh of its Nav-U satellite navigation kit range.
Linux and Solaris face off
Earlier this year, we asked our readers why people thinking of Linux aren't also thinking of OpenSolaris (or vice versa), now that both are pukka OSS operating systems.
Samsung says 'yes' to dual HD DVD, Blu-ray player
Samsung's on again, off again plan to produce a player that can handle both next-gen optical disc formats - HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc - is going to happen after all. The Korean giant today said it will ship such a machine in the US in time for Christmas.
Vonage chief walks
Troubled telco and broadband provider Vonage has lost its chief executive. Michael Snyder has quit as CEO and resigned from the board of directors.
Public private partnerships no panacea, report says
A report on public private partnerships says they are not a simple solution to improving government assets.
Wi-Fi equipped iPod on the horizon?
Apple will bring out an iPod with Wi-Fi wireless connectivity on board during the latter half of the year - if the latest whispers coming from Taiwan's electronics manufacturer community are to be believed, that is.
Accused Pentagon hacker prosecution could backfire
AnalysisAccused Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon is continuing to fight against extradition to the US after losing an appeal last week.
Qantas jet almost rammed by sky-hog glider pilot
A Qantas jet had to swerve out of the way of a sky-hog hang glider in the vicinity of Adelaide, Australia, according to reports.
Brazilian airline takes off in Second Life
Brazilian airline TAM has announced it will offer free virtual flights in saddo paradise Second Life, Reuters reports.
Hot or not? Nimble vs Bebo
A new social networking website - originally begun as a graduate project by a DIT student - is primed to go head-to-head with Bebo in a bid to attract users.
Global warming threatens Aussie plonk
Global warming may compel Australian wine producers to shift their vineyards to cooler climes, The Telegraph reports.
German boffins make sperm cells from bone marrow
Scientists in Germany have managed to coax stem cells drawn from bone marrow to grow into immature sperm cells. The team says if these so-called spermatagonial cells can be matured, the work would have massive implications for fertility treatments.
Swiss turn Titanic into timepieces
If you've got between $7,800 and $173,100 to spare and fancy owning a piece of history, Geneva watchmaker Romain Jerome has just the thing for you: a watch incorporating steel and coal from the Titanic.
LG offers taster of candybar Shine
LG has introduced a candybar incarnation of its Shine slider phone. The new model - dubbed the KE770 - is 9.9mm thick, just shy of the regular Shine's 14mm waist.
World's biggest tiger stages a clawback
The threatened Amur tiger - the world's biggest* - has staged a bit of a comeback in its native Siberia, with the population "finally stabilised", according to the WWF.
Evil twins spread zombie plague
The Sdbot and Gaobot malware families are responsible for most botnets worldwide. The two strains were responsible for 80 per cent of detections related to bots during the first quarter of 2007, Spanish anti-virus firm Panda Software reports.
PlusNet just wants to be loved - again
AnalysisBeleaguered ISP PlusNet is attempting a comeback with a suite of new deals, backed by its new owner BT.
Loutish users scupper collaborative technology
Collaborative technologies are failing because too many users are socially inept and have poor manners, according to a report from the Leading Edge Forum, a consortium of CIOs and academics.
China cracks down on net porn
China's Ministry of Public Security today announced a six month crackdown on net pornography, AP reports.
Feds hail trials of new nuke-sniffing tech
Officials at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hope to upgrade America's defences against smuggled nuclear weapons or materials in the near future, after successful tests at the New York container terminal.
US nailguns itself towards extinction
The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has demanded that more be done to make DIYers aware of the dangers of nail guns following a massive rise in injuries provoked by the tools.
Arrests follow punch-up at Cyprus convent
A brawl at a Cyprus convent has resulted in two people being stabbed and two cuffed, Reuters reports.
Roaming cuts by summer, but other price rises on cards?
The EU's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy has voted overwhelmingly in support of the proposed cap on EU-wide roaming charges, fixing the price at €0.40 for outgoing, and €0.15 for incoming calls.
Why the PS3 might share the same fate as the PSP
OpinionEspecially with the recent indicators that the Wii is outselling the PS3, I'm beginning to think I'm seeing the PSP vs the DS again, but writ large.
Visa hit by transactions failure
Credit card giant Visa's authorisation system has been suffering from a system failure since the early hours of this morning, leaving some merchants unable to authorise transactions.
HD hackers stay ahead of AACS
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Stripping Belgian lager girl off UK shelves
A Belgian lager whose label features a buxom lass in a removable swimsuit* has been removed from sale in the UK, The Publican reports.
Researchers serve up obesity gene
Researchers have identified a variant of a gene that, should you be blessed with two copies, makes you prone to retaining extra weight. Those with one copy of the mutant FTO gene are 30 per cent more likely to be obese, while those with two copies, the researchers say, are 70 per cent more likely to be dangerously overweight.
Router technology creeps into the space age
US military boffins are planning to put a satellite-based router into orbit.
House-trash party girl blames 'hackers'
An English teenager whose house was trashed after she posted a party invite on MySpace has blamed computer hackers for the gatecrashing debacle.
Orange suspends extranet after attack
Orange has had to suspend access to its "Enable" system since last Thursday when it became aware that a third party was trying to access the credit checking and connection management system.
CBS signs online partners
CBS has signed agreements with a bunch of online partners to distribute its shows over the internet.
Indian tiger starts to waddle
Indian outsourcing giant Infosys has posted year end results that show how its growth is still constrained by a lack of resources.
Future warfare and all that Jizz
LettersThis week, the MOD took to gazing into a crystal ball, and came up with a number of scary sounding predictions for what the future might hold.
Virgin sees Sky in court
The spat between Virgin Media and BSkyB took another turn yesterday when Virgin Media launched a High-Court action accusing Sky of breaching the 1998 UK Competition Act.
Killer virus hoax panics Pakistan
Mobile phone operators in Pakistan have been deluged with calls from concerned users after they received a hoax message claiming a killer virus was being transmitted via their handsets.
New Laws of Robotics proposed for US kill-bots
A new set of laws has been proposed to govern operations by killer robots. The ideas were floated by John S Canning, an engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Centre, Dahlgren Division – an American weapons-research and test establishment. Mr Canning's “Concept of Operations for Armed Autonomous Systems” presentation can be downloaded here (pdf).
Vendors oversell Business Intelligence (now there's a surprise)
Reg Reader WorkshopThe BI jargon mini-poll results are in and they make interesting reading, with lessons in there for both vendors and IT departments.
Kumar to return $800m to CA shareholders
Sanjay Kumar, the disgraced former CEO of Computer Associates, is to pay $798.6m in restitution to victims of the company's $2.2bn accounting fraud. Well, he would if had the money...
WD touts quieter, smoother drives for video
Audio-video drives are back on the menu, with Western Digital bringing out a range of IDE and SATA hard disks that goes to a chunky 500GB – enough for up to 30 hours of HD video, reckons WD.
Unified storage combo binds NAS, SAN and DR
Nexsan and Reldata have linked up to produce an IP-based unified storage system that offers both SAN and NAS capabilities, and will be sold by both companies' dealers.
US agencies cybersecurity defences are outstandingly mediocre
Information security procedures in federal government have improved, albeit modestly. An annual computer security report card on 24 federal agencies released Thursday rated average security at "C-minus for 2006 compared to D+ in 2005.
Pork-stuffed Cray parades CEO and product
InterviewCray's Peter Ungaro has become fully emergent. Not so much like a fluff-filled executive at a Web 2.0 start-up, but more like a CEO of a manly supercomputing firm ready to brag about his company's latest accomplishments.
Of HP's Virtual Connect
CommentHP announced last month the availability of Virtual Connect, virtualization technologies to simplify the connectivity and management of its BladeSystem c-Class architecture. HP Virtual Connect modules separate server management from LAN and SAN management without introducing another network or disturbing existing network topologies.
Net does its part to bring down American Idol
Given the dearth of creativity and talent on American Idol, you'd think the show by now would have suffered a fate worse than the Hindenburg. Alas, the series is in its sixth season, so a handful of altruistic souls have taken to the net in a campaign to torpedo the show.
DiData sells sub-scale Swedish sub
Dimension Data has sold its Swedish operations to Cygate, a subsidiary of TeliaSonera. Terms were undisclosed, which means that the sale price was nothing to write home about.
Attacks exploit Windows DNS server flaw
Attackers are targeting a flaw in the DNS service for Windows server OSes that could hijack the computers that run them, Microsoft warns. The software behemoth advises admins to employ workarounds pending completion of its investigation.