Fantasy Baseball meltdown irks
The meltdown of ESPN's Fantasy Baseball site is prompting aneurysms among its more passionate users after the service informed them they'll have to start their games from scratch. The irony was all the more bitter in the wake of glitches that disrupted Fantasy Baseball players on a competing service called TQ Stats.
Sun thrusts four-socket Xeon blade at Intel fanboys
IDFSun Microsystems and Microsoft today did their best to wow Intel's customer base with a pair of sneak peeks into their upcoming products.
Fabric7 ripped apart
ExclusiveBig Opteron metal start-up Fabric7 has shut down, The Register can reveal.
Intel intros top-gun gaming PC platform
IDFChip colossus Intel looks set to create a Centrino-like platform for desktop gaming later this year when it brings 'Skulltrail' - a high-end gaming PC design - to market.
Intel pulls up SoCs for TV appearance
IDFChip giant Intel wants to get inside your TV. Today, it launched its first system-on-a-chip product - its first since the ill-fated 'Timna' - but this one aimed at tellies and set-top boxes.
Future PCs to integrate powerline Ethernet
IDFHow is a home computer going to connect to the internet in 2008? Intel has been keen to tout the as-yet-non-standard 802.11n as the future of wireless connectivity, but it's now factoring in powerline Ethernet too. It plans to integrated the HomePlug AV 200Mbps powerline standard into next year's desktop designs.
Symantec puts lace on system recovery line
Symantec has launched a major upgrade for its Windows-based bare-metal system restore software with Backup Exec System Recovery 7.0.
Intel pushes next-gen Centrino at compact desktops
IDFIntel formally offered up its upcoming 'Santa Rosa' Centrino laptop platform as the basis for future small form-factor systems.
Those 'Penryn' details in full
IDF'Penryn', Intel's upcoming die-shrink-plus Core 2 processor architecture, may have been high on the chip maker's agenda at its Developer Forum this week, but it said nothing new about the technology. Need a refresher? Here's what Register Hardware knows about the 45nm CPU...
NPfIT condemned in MPs' scathing report
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has issued a damning report into the NHS's overdue and over budget National Programme for IT (NPfIT).
Mainframe now obsolete for data warehousing
Reg Reader WorkshopMany would have argued in the past that a data warehouse was not a "real" data warehouse unless it existed the in big iron mainframe number crunching environment.
Data collation can evade Data Protection Act
The selection and collation of information from several files held on a person does not necessarily count as processing of personal data, according to the Court of Appeal. The activity can escape the remit of the Data Protection Act.
'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger
Blogs written by students at Virginia Tech University have expressed fury at how police and university authorities dealt with the shooting there yesterday.
What can service data objects do for your SOA system?
ColumnIn the last two columns, I looked at how you can build services within a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) using the Service Component Architecture (or SCA) framework.
Norwegian liberals call for relaxation of copyright laws
The Liberal Party in Norway has backed the legalisation of the sharing of copyrighted material for personal use. It is the first mainstream European political party to adopt a pro-file-sharing stance.
Chocolate the key to uncovering PC passwords
Three years since the last time they pulled this stunt, cheeky researchers can still wangle IT passwords with free chocolate and flirting.
Mobile operators giveth and taketh away
In much the same way as some firms try to pass on savings to customers, mobile phone networks look set to pass extra costs on to certain consumers.
Software compliance is not just about licensing
CommentFor many companies, software compliance is just about making sure that all copies of a particular application in use have a valid vendor licence.
Pipex counts cost of competing with the big boys
Pipex told investors today its underlying profits suffered in 2006 because of borrowing to pay for rival ISPs Bulldog and Toucan, and home phone outfit Homecall.
Commercial child abuse websites growing
The number of websites making money by selling pictures and videos of children being sexually abused is continuing to grow.
UK's bumblebees face extinction
Several UK bumblebee species are heading inexorably for extinction, scientists have claimed, part of a process caused by "pesticides and agricultural intensification" which could have a "devastating knock-on effect on agriculture".
Intel picks VIA's Mini ITX for cut-price PC mobo
IDFIntel has indeed thrown its weight behind rival chip maker VIA's Mini ITX motherboard form-factor, as reported back in January, though the bigger company wasn't exactly going out of its way to reveal its new compact mobo's origins.
Gravity-B proves Einstein right
The first data from Gravity Probe-B has confirmed that Einstein was a pretty clever chap who knew what he was talking about when it came to space, time, and the universe.
Anteater kills zookeeper
An Argentinian zookeeper has died as a result of an anteater attack, Reuters reports.
Asbo-breach OAP jailed
The 81-year-old "neighbour from hell" who was found guilty of harrassment and six breaches of an Asbo after making her neighbours' lives "a misery" has been jailed for six months, the BBC reports.
Phishers spread their nets
The percentage of US-hosted phishing attacks dropped from 74 per cent in February to 55 per cent in March, according to the latest online fraud report of security firm RSA.
Intel confirms programmable, multi-core chip
IDFIntel claims to have ended the GPGPU era before it even started with the revelation of a new multi-core processor design called Larrabee. At the Intel Developer Forum today, Intel server chip chief Pat Gelsinger confirmed the long rumored processor.
Clarity shareholders call for boss's head
Clarity Commerce Solutions has vowed to fight rebel shareholders calling for changes to senior management.
Businessman takes NatWest for £35k
A Norfolk businessman has received a cheque for £35,987.94 from NatWest after challenging the bank over charges levied for bouncing his cheques, The Telegraph reports.
Astronaut runs Boston marathon from space
NASA astronaut Sunita Williams has completed the Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of four hours and 24 minutes, despite being strapped to a treadmill in orbit on the International Space Station.
Intel gives up on super-charged 'Gesher'
IDFEl Reg has forced Intel into another awkward chip name change, the company confirmed today. 'Gesher', its next-gen 32nm microarchitecture, is no more.
DXG dishes out 5Mp camcorder with games
California-based DXG has launched a new ultra-compact digital camera/camcorder that doubles as a portable entertainment centre. The DXG-589V features a 3in LCD Screen that rotates to a Gameboy-style shape for playing 20 built-in video games.
BT readies 'on the night' 21CN mass migration trial
BT will begin trialling mass migrations to its new unified network in a series of acid tests in Swansea this summer.
Capgemini union backs below inflation pay rise
Unionised IT workers at Capgemini are to ballot on whether to accept a below-inflation pay rise after backing down from strike action on a contract that is set to earn the company £1.1bn in profit.
Rok raises another $7m
While network operators are evaluating technologies for broadcasting TV, Rok Entertainment is betting on narrowcast as the future and has just raised $7m with a view to an IPO later this year.
BT forgets to bill for internet access
BT has admitted that a glitch in its systems meant thousands of punters weren't billed for dial-up internet access and indirect international calls for three months last year.
IntelSat up for grabs
IntelSat is looking for a new owner after receiving an offer of $6bn from private equity firm the Blackstone Group, according to the New York Times.
A Linux for the rest of us?
Serial entrepreneur Peter Dawe, who helped bring the internet to the UK, is launching a "safe" Linux distro tailored for the technophobe.
Grange Hill firm's website exposed thousands of CVs
Lime Pictures had been mistakenly displaying thousands of individual applicants' personal details on the job section of its website.
Consumers baulk at returning to hacked stores
Consumers are wary about returning to shop at retailers that have been the subject of security breaches, according to a new study.
P2P pinball lawyers say ignorance is no defence
The lawyers pursuing 500 file sharers for allegedly distributing illegal copies of computer game Dream Pinball 3D have accepted that some of its targets may have been unaware their machine was being used to distribute illegal software.
Blu-Ray disks hacked by sweet talking teenagers
LettersFury swept the blogosphere today with accusations over how police and university authorities dealt with the shooting of 32 students at Virginia Tech University yesterday morning:
2.0'Reilly quietly rips up blogna carta
A mooted "blogging code" which has attracted broad media attention in the last week, is set to be ditched by its author, tech conference magnate and web 2.0 investor Tim O'Reilly.
N Korea preps nuclear reactor shutdown
North Korea may be preparing to shut down its main nuclear reactor, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.
Redundancies loom in Pipex customer service
ExclusivePipex is cutting its broadband customer service staff, sources reveal.
EMC posts record Q1 revenue
EMC's first-quarter net income rose to $312.6m or 15 cents per share from $272.5m last year in a record Q1 for the data storage company.
Facial recognition 'proven' as airport crowd filter
Facial recognition cameras have been proven as a means of spotting wanted people in crowds, claimed LogicaCMG.
Borland bails out of California, moves HQ to Austin, TX
Borland Software is moving its management and operations team out of Silicon Valley and into Austin, Texas.
Adware poses as ActiveX control
Security researchers have discovered samples of adware posing as ActiveX controls that allow voyeurs to watch online smut.
US judges reject net radio appeal
Three hanging judges looks set to set to throw a noose around internet radio in the United States.
California Senate fights RFID tracking for schoolkids
California's state Senate has struck a major blow against the enemies of mankind in the inevitable war against The Machines.
ISP ejects whistle-blowing student
A 21-year-old college student in London had his internet service terminated and was threatened with legal action after publishing details of a critical vulnerability that can compromise the security of the ISP's subscribers.
Google's Schmidt dismisses DoubleClick envy
Web 2.0 ExpoEric Schmidt today brushed aside competition and privacy concerns stemming from Google's $3.1bn DoubleClick purchase.
Presentation boost for Google Docs & Spreadsheets
Web 2.0 ExpoGoogle is to round out its online applications suite with presentation software in its latest strike against Microsoft Office.
High fiber diet gives Intel 'regularity' needed to beat AMD
IDFIntel yesterday wowed server enthusiasts with some Metamucil inspired messaging and a host of new goodies designed to expand the chipmaker's reach.