HP marries Cisco's Infiniband switches with clusters and blades
HP has added more Cisco networking gear options to its pre-packaged cluster product line.
Strange spoofing technique evades anti-phishing filters
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.
Revenues up at C&W
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.
CMSG gets ITIL
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.
'Partial nudity' said to hinder M-rated Halo 2 release
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.
EU extends TV law to the internet
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.
Vodafone claims Spanish ISP in quad play push
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.
Brown dwarf cools its jets
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.
QWERTY keypad, HSDPA Walkman phone surfaces
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.
A primer on SOA governance
InterviewTIBCO's Stefan Farestam talks with Reg Developer about the ground rules of SOA governance.
Attack of the terror casinos, volume 2
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 set to axe Mac Mini?
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.
MySQL chief: being open source is not enough
Open source startups can hit profitability sooner than it took closed source incumbents, as long as they steer clear of rivals' costly business practices.
Info chief to clamp down on silly FOI requests
Information Commissioner Richard Thomas is to announce plans to deter vexatious requests made under the Freedom of Information Act.
Internet users unfazed by spam: study
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.
Mobile phone rays paralyse cars
Nissan has warned its customers not to let their keyless-entry devices touch cellphones, according to reports.
Facebook taunts MySpace with open book policy
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.
Sonos slims multi-room digital music bundle price
Multi-room music system specialist Sonos has cut the price of its introductory hardware bundle by ten per cent to £699 from £779.
Vista upgrade revisited
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.
Father of LCD dies at 74
ObituaryFrench Nobel laureate Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, a pioneer of the liquid crystal display (LCD), died last week at the age of 74.
Toshiba, Canon delay SED TV debut - again
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.
BetonSports pleads to racketeering
House of CardsBetonSports pleaded guilty earlier today to racketeering charges.
G8 ministers call for IT biz help against child porn
G8 justice and interior ministers meeting in Munich have called for private sector assistance in battling online child porn.
The flaws in the control order 'fantasy prison' mind game
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.
Your space, MySpace, everybody's space
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.
Oz cops cuff Darth Vader on his 30th birthday
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 in bank holiday meltdown
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.
MS update patches patching
Microsoft this week pushed out a patch to resolve a flaw in its patching system.
Dragon marauds London, escapes arrest
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 say yes to ICM bid
Phoenix shareholders have given the proposed acquisition of ICM Computer Group an enthusiastic thumbs up.
'Last man standing' flees AOL Europe exec team
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.
Florida battles rats the size of cats
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.
Telstra in Second Life 'Ayers Rock' kerfuffle
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.
Intel shows skinny laptop, world's media goes ape a month later
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...
Oz Big Brother in dead dad ding-dong
The Oz version of human zoo Big Brother has copped flack for not telling a contestant her dad has died, the BBC reports.
Google plays cat and mouse with regulators
Google has faced down one European probe into what it does with people's personal information, only to be challenged with another.
RegisterFly domain transfer imminent, ICANN reports
ICANN has finally found a registrar with a track record to take over renegade registrar RegisterFly's domains.
IBM flaunts green credentials
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.
Notorious car clamper facing Asbo
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.
Mercury astronauts join al-Qaeda?
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:
Tide goes all out for New Orleans with soap-styled iPod
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.
Home Office discusses thief-proof phones
The UK Home Office yesterday met with handset manufacturers and mobile networks to identify ways in which mobile phones could be "secured by design".
Son of Star Wars tests this weekend
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 knocks itself out. Again
Technorati, the comically inept search engine, has redesigned itself again - knocking itself out in the process.
Interoute sells virtual servers
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 pulls London rooftop shag vid
YouTube has pulled a "steamy" vid of a London couple indulging in rooftop rumpy-pumpy.
Don't Forget The 'C' in Objective-C
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.
Missing German doctor reappears after 22 years
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.
Dominatrix steals 'Sex Hacks' show with live demo
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?).
Pirates Trojan keel-hauls surfers
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, er, raids partner Hitachi for storage chief
HP has corralled a new storage chief in the form of David Roberson.
Linux fans go nuclear over Microsoft's patent teasing
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.
Gone phishing with eBay
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 patches more than a dozen holes in OS X
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.
Why do robot experts build such lousy robots?
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.