11th > June > 2007 Archive

IBM

IBM Jazzes up Eclipse

IBM expanding its backing for Eclipse with the release of an open source application lifecycle management (ALM) platform serving its Rational tools.
Gavin Clarke, 11 Jun 2007
Adobe

Adobe turns Apollo into AIR

Adobe Systems today lets loose beta code for Apollo, a software developer platform that runs web applications such as Flash, HTML and Javascript on a browser and integrates them with applications running on a desktop PC.
Gavin Clarke, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news
2

RIM's growth to 'outstrip Apple'

Reg Technology Panel A little while ago, a Reg Reader poll seemed to indicate that the Microsoft threat was going to clip the wings of RIM in the enterprise mobile messaging and applications space.
Dale Vile, 11 Jun 2007
5

VMWare offers Windows-on-Mac tool at half price

VMWare's Windows-on-Mac application, Fusion, will go on sale in August, the virtualisation technology specialist announced today. Order it now and you'll get the software at half price, the company said.
Tony Smith, 11 Jun 2007
Linux
4

These LiPS are made for talking ... and texting ... and ...

Writing a software app for mobile phones can be an frustrating experience. What's sauce on one handset, may be poison on another. For compatability across phones, manufacturers and cellcos remains an elusive goal.
Bill Ray, 11 Jun 2007
Redhat logo
3

Red Hat makes a security bundle with Symantec

Red Hat last week continued its appliance assault via a partnership with Symantec.
Ashlee Vance, 11 Jun 2007
channel
9

Supermicro knocks big boys with Superblades

Supermicro appears to have outclassed the Tier 1 server vendors with its latest blade design.
Ashlee Vance, 11 Jun 2007

C of E blasts 'sacrilegious' Sony shoot-'em-up

The Church of England has become rather hot under the dog collar after it learned that one of the locations aliens have chosen to launch their invasion of Earth in the PlayStation 3 shoot-'em-up Resistance: Fall of Man is modelled on Manchester Cathedral.
Tony Smith, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news
7

Robots en route to Dublin car parks

Irish drivers could soon come face to face with powerful robots. There's no need to worry though, they only want to park your car.
Emmet Ryan, 11 Jun 2007
Warning Speed Camera

Quova tracks mobile net users

Mobile internet users can now prove their location to a website or remote network service, according to geolocation specialist Quova.
Bryan Betts, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news
7

FCC's ban on 'fleeting expletives' ruled unconstitutional

US television regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may not have the right to police American airwaves, a court has ruled. The ruling is a blow to a George W Bush-led clampdown on on-air swearing.
OUT-LAW.COM, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news
3

Shuttle docks with ISS after 'almost flawless' launch

The Space Shuttle Atlantis has docked with the International Space Station (ISS) after an "almost flawless" launch last week.
Lucy Sherriff, 11 Jun 2007

HTC Touch Window Mobile 6 smart phone

Review Apple's iPhone: still unavailable but nonetheless casting an enormous shadow over the smart-phone business. How, rival manufacturers ask, can we possibly respond? If HTC's new flagship phone, the Windows Mobile 6-based Touch, is anything to go by, the answer is imitation, not innovation.
Tony Smith, 11 Jun 2007
2

AMD 'Bobcat' to challenge Intel next-gen UMPC platform

AMD will next year launch a processor specifically designed for ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs), the chip maker revealed last week at the Computex show in Taipei.
Tony Smith, 11 Jun 2007
globalisation
1

Keep backup simple and do it well

Comment There is really nothing much to backing up data - or there shouldn't be. The trouble is there is so much of it to back up these days and, with 24/7 working, no longer an opportunity just to shut down until the job is finished.
Peter Williams, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news
3

Congressman seeks exemption for games that mix skill and chance

GIGSE 2007 Two more pieces of legislation designed to reform the American gaming market found their way into Congress last Thursday.
Burke Hansen, 11 Jun 2007
channel

Large-scale DOS attack menace continues to grow

You may or may not have picked up the news that Estonia came under cyber-attack in early May. Cyber attacks, usually consisting of multiple denial of service attacks, are pretty bloodless really.
Robin Bloor, 11 Jun 2007
2

Next-gen Palm Treo spied on web... twice

Pictures of what is claimed to be Palm's next-gen Treo smart phone have begun to appear on the web to reveal a device that looks a lot like Creative's Zen Vision:M media player.
Tony Smith, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news
2

Iran releases detained telecoms workers

Iran has released three Nokia Siemens workers who were briefly detained by the country after they went on a fishing trip near a disputed island in the Arabian Gulf.
John Leyden, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news

Scotland ranked 'worst small country'

Scotland's life expectancy rate was "a major factor" in it being rated Western Europe's worst-performing small country, the BBC reports.
Lester Haines, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news
7

Thailand sacks randy sniffer dogs

Two "ace" sniffer dogs who have performed sterling service combating drug trafficking in Thailand's Chiang Rai airport have been given their marching orders for urinating on luggage and "sexually harassing" female passengers, the Bangkok Post reports.
Lester Haines, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news
3

Chinese reporter targets Yahoo! from prison cell

The mother of Shi Tao, the Chinese journalist and democracy campaigner who was jailed after Yahoo! handed over server logs to authorities, has joined a US court action against the internet firm.
9

BrainAcademy 2007: are you smart enough?

BrainAcademy, the competition that hands out bursaries to promising computer science students, is kicking off again this summer. Last year the challenge proved too tough for the entrants: no one managed to survive all three elimination rounds to claim the prize.
Lucy Sherriff, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news

eBay jewellery store fined $400,000 for shill bidding

A jewellery company which allegedly bid on its own eBay auctions to "illegally drive up prices by as much as 20 per cent" will pay $400,000 (£204,000) in "restitution and penalties", Reuters reports.
Lester Haines, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news
1

Divine Essex pebble aids Venezuelan kiddies

It's hardly an image of Our Lord in a Romanian wardrobe door, but one eBayer is punting what he believes is the UK's mineralogical equivalent to the sheet metal Messiah - the Essex God pebble.
Lester Haines, 11 Jun 2007
arrow pointing up
1

Can intelligence really help business get out of a hole?

Whitepaper Business Intelligence (or BI) is often promoted as a “get out of gaol free” card – surely, intelligence in business is a good thing (although perhaps we wouldn’t know, we haven’t met much of it), so paying lots of money for a BI package is a no-brainer?
Martin Banks, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news

Privacy International accuses Google of smear campaign

Privacy International's (PI) research into privacy practises at internet service companies put Google in last place.
John Oates, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news
7

Skype goes out to mobile phones

Skype Pro customers can now make international calls from their mobiles or any other phone at Skype Out rates, provided they've pre-registered the numbers they want to call.
Bill Ray, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news

Puddles on Mars, aerospace boffin claims

Pictures taken two years ago by Mars rover Opportunity might show puddles of liquid water on the Martian surface, according to New Scientist.
Lucy Sherriff, 11 Jun 2007
1

Marks & Sparks to sell iPod suit this weekend

Retailer Marks & Spencer will be bringing suit-maker Bagir's iPod-friendly executive outfit this coming weekend to celebrate Father's Day, it has emerged.
Tony Smith, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news

Virgin Media tech support goes premium rate

Virgin Media will slap a 25 pence per minute charge on calls to its broadband technical support line from 1 July because it says it gets too many off-topic questions.
1

Sony brings bold colours to latest laptops

Sony has rolled out a range of laptops based on Intel's latest 'Santa Rosa' Centrino Duo technology, sheathed in a range of "bold... eye-popping... fashion-forward" (eh?) colours and equipped with a "pulsating" light that shines through the chassis to tell you what the machine's up to.
The Register breaking news

MPs to cast closer eye on broadband ripoffs

Interview Interview
Ofcomwatch, 11 Jun 2007
4

Anti-spam sites weather DDoS assault

Prominent anti-spam services came under a sustained denial of service attack late last week. The assault targeted Spamhaus, Spam URI Realtime Blocklists (SURBL), and Realtime URI Blacklist (URIBL).
John Leyden, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news
9

UK importing Army spy-drones to replace losses

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has moved to rapidly acquire more surveillance drones, placing an urgent order for Hermes 450 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) from Israel. The robot aircraft are needed for ongoing operations in southwest Asia.
Lewis Page, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news

Latest Artix model grows flexibility

Iona's recent acquisitions of C24 and Logicblaze has already borne fruit with the arrival of the latest version of its SOA infrastructure suite, Artix 5.
Martin Banks, 11 Jun 2007
Warning Stop
6

US gov rejects Google's Microsoft complaint

The US Justice Department has urged state authorities to reject Google's anti-trust claim against Microsoft.
John Oates, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news
7

Robot gender-bending reptile is a lover, not a fighter

New Zealand boffins have deployed an undercover robotic reptile into the wild in order to boost the success of gender-bending creature breeding programmes, it has emerged.
Lewis Page, 11 Jun 2007
EU flag
2

Euro patent workers have no faith in their masters

European Patent Office (EPO) staff have "worryingly low" levels of trust in the organisation's highest governing bodies, according to a leaked internal document entitled Governance of the EPO: a staff perspective.
Lucy Sherriff, 11 Jun 2007

Big Blue buys Swedish software firm

IBM is buying Sweden's Telelogic for $747m, further boosting the Rational business it bought five years ago.
Jan Libbenga, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news

CITES bans international trade in sawfish

A meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in the Hague has banned the international trade in sawfish - threatened by demand for their attractive snouts, or rostra, and fins.
Lester Haines, 11 Jun 2007
Citrix
1

Citrix eats dead NAC vendor assets

Citrix will scavenge the carcass of belly-up vendor Caymas Systems, purchasing assets of the NAC (network access control) start-up for an undisclosed sum.
Austin Modine, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news

Google Maps aids terrorists, NY lawmaker warns

Adding to the chorus of critics who say detailed images on Google Earth can aid and abet terrorists and snoops, a New York state lawmaker is calling on the company to blur potential terrorist targets.
Dan Goodin, 11 Jun 2007
triangular warning sign featuring exclamation mark
9

One billion PCs in use in 2008

There will be over one billion PCs in use worldwide by the end of 2008, according to a new report by Forrester Research.
ENN, 11 Jun 2007
Java

IBM's beefy Power6 boxes slaughter Java

Pop quiz. You're in desperate need of making Java fly and have the coin to prove it. Do you shell out on IBM's new 4.7GHz Power6 eye candy or keep on replacing Unix kit with x86 systems?
Ashlee Vance, 11 Jun 2007