Hitachi's North American arm has (insert knife-themed verb here) a fresh blade box meant for mid-sized businesses.
Web 2.0 ExpoCurl, the Rich internet programming language specialist, is re-launching into the North American market having succumbed to the post dotcom crash.
Lax security at Indiana University appears to have played a key role in highly targeted phishing attack last year that hauled in confidential information on as many as 80 account holders of the school's credit union. The finding, gleaned through public records unearthed by a university student, provides an interesting case study in the resourcefulness phishers bring to their trade.
IBM fired on some cylinders in Q1, growing revenues seven per cent to $22bn and net income eight per cent to $1.8bn.
Yahoo! first-quarter profit fell 11 per cent from last year, with the company falling short of analyst expectations for its new advertising platform, Panama.
IDFIntel's Ultra Mobile Platform (UMP) came out of the shadows today and with it the A100 series of processors for UMPCs and internet access devices. So did its successor, codenamed 'Menlow', set to ship less than a year from now.
IDFIntel's mobile integrated graphics technology is just going to keep on getting better, the chip giant effused today, pledging its next-but-one built-in GPU will deliver a 25 per cent improvement over the one inside the upcoming 965GM chipset.
IDFKorean combine TriGem this week pocketed $700,000 of chip giant Intel's money for designing what a panel of experts have voted the world's coolest Viiv box. Norway's Mesiro walked away with the $300,000 runner-up prize.
Networking start-up Woven Systems has reminded us that great ideas can come in small, cost-conscious packages.
IDF"Having enthusiasts play with our parts is our goal here..."
Computer 2000, which recently ramped up its audiovisual business, has confirmed that more deals with manufacturers can be expected over the coming weeks.
Company fraudsters often get away with their crimes for five years, committing as many as 50 undetected frauds, according to the forensic department of audit firm KPMG.
House of CardsIn a bizarrely rambling and ill-informed interview with Interactive Gaming News last week, National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) head Alex Waldrop advocated that the United States try to remove gambling services from the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), thereby circumventing a string of negative rulings against the US at the WTO covering the provision of cross-border gambling services.
Nokia N95 handsets supplied by Orange and Vodafone, in the UK, have had their VoIP capability removed in what looks like a desperate move by the network operators to defend their voice revenue.
AnalysisThese days, no major tragedy is complete without ambulance-chasing technology boosters muscling in on the aftermath. The Asian tsunami and the London 7/7 attacks both provided a tasteless excuse for evangelists to hype their favourite cause: instant real-time communications in general, and blogging in particular.
IDFThe word on the Beijing streets is that Bill Gates will appear Thursday at a downtown hotel to tout something. As of this writing, Microsoft has decided it would be best for us not to attend that event. The same cannot be said for Sun Microsystems, which has spared some time with Chairman Scott McNealy. And we're not sure what’s going on with AMD's CEO Hector Ruiz, who may or may not be in Beijing, depending on whom you speak to.
Google will let webmasters remove sites it has indexed from search results more easily by using a long-demanded new tool.
An American contractor holding top-level security clearance has been convicted of sabotaging critical US Navy computers used for submarine traffic control.
HP ProCurve has dived into NAC (network access control), announcing an endpoint security appliance and Network Immunity - software that ties into a threat-detection appliance on one side and the network switches on the other, and uses 802.1X port control to lock out miscreants and network threats as they are detected.
Users of the BlackBerry email-push service have found themselves disconnected and unable to send or receive messages because of a "critical infrastructure outage" which seems to be affecting people across the western hemisphere.
Reg Reader WorkshopThe death of the PC and an end to the running of applications on the desktop has been predicted constantly for at least 10 years.
True patriots prepare to choke on your beef and oyster pie of olde England because, by the Lord Harry and Saint George, the Spanish flag today flies over the sacred Rock of Gibraltar:
Austrian police have defended their decision to shoot a "crazed" hare which savaged a Linz pensioner before laying into her husband and subsequently battling with officers called to the scene.
Many people in IT are scared of managing requirements, especially in smaller companies, according to Andy Gurd, director of product marketing at Telelogic (which sells the excellent DOORS requirements management tool).
The UK's crematoria are struggling to cope with the nation's oversized corpses, the BBC reports.
IDFHow might processors based on Intel's upcoming 45nm 'Penryn' architecture perform when compared to today's 65nm CPUs? The chip giant today posted test results to give us an indication of what to expect the Core 2 upgrade hits the market.
The independent body responsible for enforcing the Data Protection Act has expressed concern about Lime Pictures' monumental technical cock-up which exposed thousands of individuals' personal details on its website.
A high-ranking British boffin has proposed that other planets might be explored by "smart dust", clouds of tiny electronic devices which would drift intelligently on alien atmosphere currents while communicating by Wi-Fi.
Goldsmiths, University of London, has appointed a professor of computer games.
Orange broadband is trialling taking advantage of address bar spelling mistakes and server errors to serve sponsored search results and contextual ads to its customers.
The Chinese have dismally failed to clamp down on nude web chats after discovering "there was no basis in law to bring charges" against a housewife who arranged such online fleshfests, Reuters reports.
Two people have been arrested and cautioned by UK police in the midlands this month after they were caught "war driving", in a rare example of prosecutions of this kind in the UK.
Audits of workplace PCs by security firm PixAlert discovered that more than a quarter (25.8 per cent) of the 10,000 PCs scanned contained pornography or other inappropriate images.
Truphone boss James Tagg says his fledgling company will ask Ofcom to intervene if mobile networks continue to cripple VoIP-capable handsets.
OfcomwatchOfcom received a battering before a joint Trade and Industry and Culture, Media and Sport select committee yesterday.
Home Office minister Liam Byrne has announced he is to introduce "tough new Australian-style" migration controls intended, from January next year, to make it tougher for all but "elite" migrants to get into Britain.
A fire which ravaged a £5m Georgian mansion was likely caused by an unfortunate meeting between a plumbing apprentice bearing a blow torch and polystyrene roof installation, The Daily Mail reports.
Barclays has announced plans to send out handheld chip and PIN card readers to their online banking customers in a bid to combat online fraud.
Yesterday in London LG announced the UK launch of its dual-format, high-definition player. As we reported in January, the Blu-ray / HD DVD device, known as the BH100, was first shown at CES in Las Vegas, earlier this year.
An American academic has published research (pdf) suggesting that bio-ethanol vehicles could be more damaging to human health than ordinary fossil-fuelled ones.
US consumers have bought more than 100,000 HD DVD players, the next-gen optical disc format's backers claim. The figure doesn't include HD DVD drives built into PCs, nor the external HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360, leaving the 100,000 units almost entirely comprised of Toshiba's three players.
The killer mobile phone virus panic which last week gripped Pakistan had by Monday spread to Afghanistan, with rumours circulating that several people in Kabul had succumbed to the message of death over the weekend.
Reg Reader StudiesA Reg reader poll looking at power users and their experiences with customer technical support flushed out a lot of opinions.
Weak handset sales hit Motorola's results in the first quarter, as the mobile manufacturer revealed a loss for the three-month period.
Each copy of Windows cost users an additional $21.50 "patent tax" to cover Microsoft litigation bills, the Software Freedom Law Center claims.
eBay beat Wall Street expectations with a net profit jump of 52 per cent. The online auction leader's first quarter net income hit $377m this quarter compared with $248.3m last year.
In a welcome victory for RegisterFly customers, ICANN announced yesterday that it had been granted a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against RegisterFly, the ICANN-accredited domain registrar accused of allowing tens of thousands of domains to lapse unlawfully. The TRO orders RegisterFly to provide copies of all current registrant data within 48 hours, and provide weekly data updates to ICANN.
ColumnA woman did something to me not long ago. At least I believe so; I'm not certain, because think I blacked out at one point. I'm not really sure what I remember; maybe I hallucinated when I blacked out. If I blacked out.