HP has added more Cisco networking gear options to its pre-packaged cluster product line.
A Reg reader has produced screen shots that demonstrate a powerful phishing technique that's able to spoof eBay, PayPal and other top web destinations without triggering antiphishing filters in IE 7 or Norton 360. Plenty of other PayPal users are experiencing the same ruse, according to search engine results.
Cable & Wireless has played down suggestions of a planned takeover as the firm announced that it more than doubled its annual pre-tax profits to £249m.
Editor's blogThe British Computer Society Configuration Management special interest group (the BCS CMSG) has rather an oxymoronic name perhaps - who's interested in CM? Well, I am. I was interested enough to go to its bi-annual conference last week, and so, probably, is anyone actually involved in doing CM.
An "obscure content error which includes partial nudity" is allegedly behind the set-back Microsoft this week made to the Windows Vista version of Halo 2, originally due 8 May, then 22 May and now 31 May.
The European Council has passed a law which extends the laws governing television broadcasters to companies providing video content online regardless of how it is transmitted.
CommentOne story that sneaked past us at the end of last week was the fact that Vodafone has managed to outbid other mobile operators for the Spanish ISP Ya.com. We feel the deal presages a quadruple play move by Vodafone within the year.
Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) VLT have found jets coming out from a 24 Jupiter-mass brown dwarf, or failed star, similar to the jets that are found coming out of young, but fully fledged stars.
Sony Ericsson's as yet unannounced W999 Walkman slider phone has appeared on the web in an official capacity, turning up among the GSM Association's list of HSDPA-compatible handsets.
InterviewTIBCO's Stefan Farestam talks with Reg Developer about the ground rules of SOA governance.
House of CardsThe second and final day of The Growth of Gambling and Prediction Markets: Economic and Financial Implications began with a very interesting session led by Ricardo Siu of of the University of Macau about whether or not gaming markets are a productive economic sector in the purely economic sense of that word: namely, are they capable of indefinite and sustainable growth?
Apple's diminutive Mac Mini is due to be discontinued, it has been claimed, quite possibly the victim of the even smaller but no less Mac OS X friendly Apple TV.
Open source startups can hit profitability sooner than it took closed source incumbents, as long as they steer clear of rivals' costly business practices.
Information Commissioner Richard Thomas is to announce plans to deter vexatious requests made under the Freedom of Information Act.
The volume of spam arriving in Americans' personal and workplace inboxes is rising, but email users are less bothered by it than they once were.
Nissan has warned its customers not to let their keyless-entry devices touch cellphones, according to reports.
Facebook, the mainstream media web darling du jour, has opened up its development platform to allow other firms to develop applications to run on top of the site, broadening the range of features available to users.
Multi-room music system specialist Sonos has cut the price of its introductory hardware bundle by ten per cent to £699 from £779.
CommentIt's been a while since I decided to be brave and upgrade my ThinkPad laptop from Windows XP to Vista Ultimate, along with upgrading Office XP to Office 2007.
ObituaryFrench Nobel laureate Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, a pioneer of the liquid crystal display (LCD), died last week at the age of 74.
Software vendor Sage has appointed Tony Hobson as its new chairman.
Toshiba has put back the debut of SED (Surface-conduction Electron-emitter Display) TVs. Most recently earmarked for a Q4 introduction, when the TVs will now appear is anyone's guess - Toshiba certainly isn't saying.
House of CardsBetonSports pleaded guilty earlier today to racketeering charges.
G8 justice and interior ministers meeting in Munich have called for private sector assistance in battling online child porn.
In the wake of three more escapes from control order regimes, Home Secretary John Reid has been coming under fire for failure to keep closer tabs on supposedly dangerous terror suspects. And returning fire with threats to abandon more freedoms in order to keep us free. But a reality check of control orders is long overdue here - these dangerous terror suspects are, the government assures us, not particularly dangerous terror suspects, hence the relatively relaxed supervision regime, and hence there's no need to go into a frenzy about dangerous maniacs being on the loose.
It has recently been reported that Attorneys General from about a dozen US States, including Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Mississippi, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania have demanded that News Corporation's social networking site MySpace voluntarily deliver a list of all sex offenders who have registered for or used the MySpace social networking service.
Fans of Star Wars were treated earlier this week to a marathon 17-hour screening of all six films in celebration of the franchise's 30th birthday.
Abbey's business banking systems have taken an extra long weekend and been completely unavailable since yesterday, leaving customers unable to fulfil critical payments ahead of the spring bank holiday.
Microsoft this week pushed out a patch to resolve a flaw in its patching system.
Software company Nuance's dragon mascot narrowly escaped arrest this morning. The fanged and winged - but very green and fluffy - creature was prancing around London's Leicester Square when two police officers approached, asking: "You're not with Fathers-4-Justice, are you sir?"
Phoenix shareholders have given the proposed acquisition of ICM Computer Group an enthusiastic thumbs up.
AOL Europe's CTO Colin McQuade, described by one insider as "the last man standing", has quit the firm, which is struggling for a niche after flogging its broadband customers to Carphone Warehouse.
US authorites have just begun the final phase of a two-year offensive to eliminate the non-native Gambian pouched rat from the Florida Keys, Reuters reports.
The administrators of Uluru - the sacred rock formerly known as Ayers - are "investigating" images of the outcrop which Oz telecoms outfit Telstra has slapped on its Second Life island, news.com.au reports.
The world's media today began falling over themselves to point their readers to BusinessWeek's report on the Intel-sponsored 'Metro' laptop, a 0.7in thick, low-weight concept design with an E Ink sub-display. Sound familiar? Reg Hardware had the skinny on the slimline notebook more than a month ago...
The Oz version of human zoo Big Brother has copped flack for not telling a contestant her dad has died, the BBC reports.
Google has faced down one European probe into what it does with people's personal information, only to be challenged with another.
ICANN has finally found a registrar with a track record to take over renegade registrar RegisterFly's domains.
As part of its sustained PR campaign to persuade the IT industry that it is greener than David Cameron, IBM invited a bunch of tech journalists to see its new, tree-loving data centre at its London HQ this week.
An employee of a car-clamping outfit which has "brought misery to visitors to a Yorkshire tourist village" looks likely to be immobilised himself - by an Asbo.
We're not sure what John Glenn will make of it, but NASA's Image of the Day is currently showing a rather unflattering 1960 snap of the seven original Mercury astronauts:
Washing powder buffs, rejoice. Buy a Tide-brand T-shirt before 25 June and you could win a Tide-brand iPod Nano and $50 worth of iTunes content. Oh yes.
The UK Home Office yesterday met with handset manufacturers and mobile networks to identify ways in which mobile phones could be "secured by design".
AnalysisThe US intends a further test of its ballistic-missile defence system, as haggling over budgets and where ground stations will be based continues.
Technorati, the comically inept search engine, has redesigned itself again - knocking itself out in the process.
European telco and managed services provider Interoute has launched a hosted virtual server service - but unlike smaller hosting companies which use the likes of Virtuozzo to generate virtual webservers, it's using a full VMware ESX set-up.
YouTube has pulled a "steamy" vid of a London couple indulging in rooftop rumpy-pumpy.
Last time round, we looked at the way an unnamed developer had used Cocoa routines to chop up a simple C-string in order to determine whether or not it contained a particular, named OpenGL extension name.
A German doctor who went missing 22 years ago has been found - as a mummified skeleton under the rafters of his garage roof, The Guardian reports.
NNNNSFWSan Francisco - birthplace of the gangbuster "startup" culture - also breeds alternative sexual communities and practices. Where better to host a small symposium on Sex Hacks? (And where better to encounter loyal Register fans crawling out of the woodwork to introduce themselves?).
Spam messages exploiting the publicity surrounding the release of the latest instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise are being used to trick users into installing Trojan horse malware.
HP has corralled a new storage chief in the form of David Roberson.
CommentsA week has passed and we're back with another Best of Comments feature. You've been busy, and as a consequence, so have we. So let's get started.
There I was, on Monday night, scanning eBay for car bits. This is not a problem. I have this under complete control. I can give up buying worn out parts and rusty bits of bodywork at any time. Really.
Apple has released an update that patches more than a dozen OS X vulnerabilities, several of which can lead to the remote execution of malicious code.
In Silicon Valley, any conference calling itself the "Best of the Best" promises more fluff than stuff. But a recent Churchill Club event which promised the cream of the robotics industry confirmed the sceptics' worst fears. Consumer robotics is a business built mostly on play, hope and tinkering - rather than profit or technical accomplishment - to the point that huge, obvious, deal-breaker truths are never even mentioned.