HP has filed a lawsuit against Germany-based Pelikan Hardcopy Deutschland for patent infringement of HP printer cartridges.
As many as 84 people could face felony charges for participating in a bribery scandal in which student employees of a community college in Northern California charged as much as $600 per grade to change their classmates' computer transcripts. There's no word yet if administrators who failed to police their networks will take a whack as well.
Those of you desperate for a floating point speed up have another accelerator option thanks to a new product from ClearSpeed.
A group of prominent UK scientists is warning that changes to the way science is taught in schools are being made too fast, and without proper consultation.
Twitchy coppers brought paralysis to the roads and evacuated villagers from their homes after a piece of bat-detecting equipment was mistaken for a deadly terrorist bomb.
A Tory strategy to make more use of open source software in the public sector is likely to tackle the culture of secrecy in government procurement, according to early details released to The Register.
Comment Every news source that covers digital media this week followed the Wall Street Journal in heaping praise on start-up Vudu that has managed to get most of Hollywood, not counting Sony, to give it access to major motion pictures for downloading over the web, using a peer to peer architecture.
Transport for London (TfL) and TranSys have said they have successfully completed the first technical trials of the combined Oyster and Barclaycard.
The Information Tribunal has forced the disclosure of strategic reviews of the identity cards system by the Office of Government Commerce, which opposed the disclosure of the information.
The first public project to record email messages is requesting examples of romance, humour, and complaints.
Editors' Blog Almost 30 years ago when I first did my IT training, part of it was spent in ops, mounting tapes and trying to keep important systems operating efficiently.
Comment There's an old saying that a true patriot, in receipt of a valid parking ticket, rejoices that the system works. And that's how I feel so far.
Virgin Airlines has pulled a controversial internet documentary on 9/11 from its in-flight entertainment system after complaints from bloggers and radio shows.
The next generation of the internet is a step closer thanks to a major breakthrough in "semantic web" research in Ireland.
Huge flocks of starving vultures have begun attacking live farm animals in northern Spain.
Computers, Freedom and Privacy "What are you doing these days?"
Details are beginning to come through about just how AMD will roll out its next-gen desktop 'star' processors - so called because of their astronomy inspired codenames. While Q3 appears to be the key launch point, the shift extends through Q4 into Q1 2008.
Earlier this year, both BEA and IBM announced upcoming additions to their middleware offerings that would extend the ability to incorporate Web 2.0 functionality, such as creating mashups.
South African robbers have shunned traditional gaffer tape and deployed a new weapon to subdue their victims: superglue.
Episode 15 Episode 15 "Ah, Simon, Steven, there's a man here from security wants a word with you?" the head of IT asks nervously. "Really?" the PFY says. "What's he want?" "Found a body," security says, stepping into Mission Control from behind the head. "A body?" the PFY says, in his well-practised innocent manner. "A body," …
O2 and Vodafone today became the first UK carriers to take on Research in Motion's consumer-friendly BlackBerry Curve. The handset itself was launched yesterday.
Updated Microsoft plans to release seven patches next Tuesday as part of its regular Patch Tuesday update cycle.
The Scottish elections have been marred by an electronic counting fiasco.
The wisdom of reliance on Wikipedia as an information source has been further questioned.
Computacenter, the UK's biggest IT reseller, has announced mixed results for the first quarter of 2007.
Come 2010, UMPCs will consume only a twentieth of the power last year's models did and a fifth of the company's next-generation UMPC platform, Intel forecast last night.
Google gaffes Google's reputation for flawless delivery of new products has always been helped by launching beta services on the quiet. But this week's move to an improved personal homepage, or iGoogle, left the search giant with a lot of angry users. Data and personal settings were lost when the updated service was introduced …
Intel's Core architecture will be the foundation of all Intel's x86 processors by the beginning of 2008, CEO Paul Otellini said last night at the chip giant's spring financial conference.
Nominet, the top level registrar for .uk addresses, which administers the system for dealing with disputes over domains, has elected two new non-executive directors to its influential board.
Troubled healthcare provider iSoft is saying goodbye to Ravi Kumar, its chief technology officer.
A British Gas website that allows homeowners to pay bills leaves consumers exposed by inviting them to submit credit card information across an unencrypted link.
Three major takeover rumours are sending stock markets into a tizzy this afternoon.
Google clip dump YouTube is to trial revenue sharing with normal users by adding some of its favourite uploaders to its partnership programme.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone company Vonage has been refused permission to have its patent case re-heard, but can introduce a new Supreme Court ruling in its appeal.
A pair of postgraduate students at MIT have produced a detailed assessment of the Israeli Air Force's ability to destroy Iran's potential nuclear weapon manufacturing plants.
RIM's engineers have fixed an incompatibility flagged up by BlackBerry-toting Reg readers - allowing them to demonstrate their indispensability and show off their early-adopter credentials, both at the same time.
Review Laptops come in all shapes and sizes, from super-big, hernia-inducing desktop replacements to mega-dinky ultra-portables. The Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook P1610 sits firmly at the smaller end of the scale, with a footprint barely larger than an A5 sheet of paper.
An American inventor has gained belated media recognition for a truly stunning achievement - building and operating a jet-propelled portaloo.
Ofcom has launched an investigation into practices at Tesco's Telecoms unit.
Sun Microsystems has put more pressure on itself to make two rather large bets pay off.
Bull continues to flirt with the high performance computing crowd via thin, 1U systems.
Letters So, we're safe from Alien attack, thanks to some engineers in the US. Oddly, few of you felt very reasssured by the plans. Can't imagine why. Oh, wait: you've explained why in great detail:
Hackers have found a way of circumventing the AACS copy prevention technology used by next-generation DVD disks. Unlike earlier breaks, the latest crack can't be papered over simply by pushing key revocation updates.
When you have companies such as IBM and Intel looking to destroy your business, it's nice to have a fella like Ivan Sutherland stored away in a back room.
Put on your best bib and tucker, hombre, it's time for an end-of-week storage M&A roundup.
The Army is downplaying its own regulations requiring soldiers to get their commander's approval before blogging or sending email after the restrictions raised concerns about free speech on the net.
A wireless network that employed less protection than many people use on their home systems appears to be the weak link that led TJX Companies, the US-based retailing empire, to preside over the world's biggest known theft of credit-card numbers.