Yahoo! shareholders shun protest vote
Yahoo! shareholders today re-elected the company’s directors and rejected calls to restructure compensation for senior executives.
Microsoft recruits latest open source expert
Tom Hanrahan has left the Linux Foundation, where he was director of engineering, to work for Microsoft instead.
Symantec promises unified storage for managers
Vision 2007Symantec continues to rally 'round its Network United banner with Data Center software Prez Kris Hagerman's keynote at the Symantec Vision conference at Las Vegas.
Google throws a bone to privacy watchdogs
Google is cutting back the time it holds user-identifying data - a little. But will this be enough to placate privacy advocates?
EFF lawyer is smokin' on Google Street View
Google's Street View service is barely two weeks old and it's already attracted plenty of criticism from privacy advocates.
BPEL, business process management, SOA and you
Over the last few columns we have looked at how Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) based systems can be built using the Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Objects (SDO).
Nvidia clocks up GeForce 8600M for 8700M GT
Nvidia is about to announce its new top-of-the-line GeForce 8-class mobile GPU, the 8700M GT, after briefing the Japanese media today.
HP challenges staff to help it go green
Hewlett-Packard announced Tuesday that it would be setting a "carbon footprint challenge" for its 4,000 employees in Ireland to help make the company greener.
Privacy chief warns EU on terror laws
Europe's data protection chief has warned Portuguese ministers that fundamental rights to freedom are being abused in the name of security. Portugal takes over the rotating EU Presidency on 1st July.
Koreans offered first 70in LCD TVs consumers can buy
Want to own the world's first 70in LCD TV that's actually available for consumers to buy? Then hurry over to South Korea and visit the Lotte Department store. You'd better be quick: it only has 100 of them to sell.
Sony claims more than a million PAL PS3s purchased
Sony has sold more than a million PlayStation 3 consoles in Europe, Australia and other territories that use the PAL TV standard, the head of the company's European entertainment operation, David Reeves, has claimed.
SSL bug stars in MS June patch batch
Microsoft's June Patch Tuesday brought six security updates - four of which earn the dreaded rating of critical.
Fujitsu Siemens waxes up mini mainframe
Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) has launched two new business servers in its B2000 range.
Truphone enhances its presence
Truphone, the VoIP provider for Nokia Series 60 devices with decent connectivity, has added presence to its offering, as well as making it work over 3G networks - where the operator allows it, of course.
Fujitsu results: good mid-table performance
Fujitsu Services posted a good increase in revenue profits and claimed a record forward order book of £6.6bn, up from £6.5bn last year.
China runs out of surnames
China has been forced to mull the possibility of allowing double-barrelled surnames - a break with the ancient tradition that citizens adopt one of a hundred single character surnames.
Macs are more secure: official
Apple's recent campaign claiming its machines were more secure and less likely to crash or pick up a virus than Windows PCs has been cleared by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
Embedded problems: exploiting NULL pointer dereferences
InterviewBarnaby Jack developed a method for exploiting certain NULL pointer dereferences on the ARM and XScale architectures (and likely PowerPC). This method affects a lot of devices since most mobile phones and PDA are ARM based, and high-end routers often use the XScale architecture.
Toshiba slashes HD DVD hardware sales forecast
Toshiba has taken an axe to its HD DVD player sales forecast, despite claims from the HD DVD Promotion Group (PG) that the company's "latest promotional efforts are clearly resonating with consumers and showing that price is king when it comes to hardware".
Fancy an earful? Click here for tech support
If you're at a loose end this afternoon and fancy copping a bit of an email earful, try throwing a query over to technical support at CCTV outfit Gadspot.com.* The reply is likely to surprise and delight, as one Reg reader found out:
Japanese offered USB bum-cooling cushion
Bot too hot? Then you need the USB cheek chiller, a PC-powered cooling seat cushion now on offer from those crazy folks at Japanese gadget specialist Thanko.
Babelgum touts indie credentials
Bablegum, the P2P internet TV platform which is set to go head to head with Joost this summer, has signed up a raft of new independent content providers.
AOL phisher nets six years' imprisonment
A California fraudster who posed as a rep from AOL's billing department in order to trick users into handing over financial details was jailed for 70 months (five years and 10 months) on Monday, Information Week reports.
Iran approves death penalty for pornographers
Iran's parliament today approved the death penalty for "persons convicted of working in the production of pornographic movies", AP reports.
Pipex plotting carve-up for Tiscali deal
ExclusiveThe breakup of Pipex and sale of its residential broadband customer base to Tiscali is looking increasingly certain.
UK security industry pleads for closer goverment ties
The hi-tech civil security industry has said it needs a cosier relationship with government if the UK is to stay ahead in the "war on terror".
Tao Group throws in the towel
Entertainment software platform maker Tao Group Ltd went into administration on 31 May it has emerged.
Apple's Safari lacks bold vision
Another issue has cropped up with Apple's newly released beta of Safari for Windows.
Orange rapped for 'unlimited' broadband
Orange was cut down by advertising watchdogs today for claiming its broadband and home phone service is "unlimited" without mentioning its fair use policy.
3GSM morphs into Mobile World Show
The 3GSM World Congress has renamed itself the Mobile World Show, hoping to attract a more sexy media crowd than the middle-aged telecoms executives who usually frequent the place.
EC dampens fears over IT tax
The European Commission has brushed aside claims that tariff duties could be re-introduced on IT products.
It's business not technology
Editor's blogA recent chat with Peter Dragunas, HP's director of network domain solutions, has highlighted the way business models are now assuming greater importance than technology in the development of service-based environments.
Ofcom's Nathan Barley quango slammed by public
Ofcom has published the public consultation responses to its PSP concept. And they don't make comfortable reading for the regulator.
Cornish separatists menace Jamie Oliver
Celebrity chefs Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver have received an email threat from the "Cornwall National Liberation Army" (CNLA) saying the separatist group will "strike at the heart" of their restaurants at Padstow and nearby Watergate Bay.
Techies of Leeds unite
Next Wednesday sees the inaugural evening meeting for the Leeds chapter of GeekUp - the techie social night that is taking the north-west of England by storm.
Creative tunes laptop-friendly X-Fi audio enhancer to UK
Creative announced its X-Fi ExpressCard laptop sound module in Japan more than a month ago, but it's now confirmed the add-on is coming to the UK.
US harvests anti-terror research
The US will redirect the bulk of its investment in civil surveillance technology next year into the production of devices it can deploy in its war on terror.
MS polishes UK dialect dictionaries
Microsoft is calling for final contributions to its UK dialect dictionaries - due for free release in July.
George Bush's watch clocked on eBay
It didn't take long for George Bush's wristwatch - allegedly swiped on Sunday by Albanian former godless Commies - to pop up on eBay.
SonicWALL tags Aventail
Security appliance firm SonicWALL has agreed to buy SSL VPN remote access supplier Aventail in a deal valued at $25m cash.
Shake those pinkies with the USB Dance Mat game
We thought real dance mat games were bad enough, but at least players can argue it keeps 'em fit. Not so the miniature, USB-powered version that's just been released.
New site marries Google, Yahoo!
Ever feel the need to search Google and Yahoo! at the same time? A new site from IdeaLabz and the Toll Free Yellow Pages lets you do just that, delivering search results from Google and Yahoo! in split-screen format.
Torvalds slams Sun over Linux intentions
You can almost hear the ebb of conversation on everything from Linux drivers to closing the information gap over the crackle of a roaring log fire and playful popping of wine corks.
Symantec's 'Hamlet' becomes 'Endpoint Protection'
Vision 2007Symantec is cracking open the lid today on a gumbo of acquired security technologies which will replace its current business security software, Symantec AntiVirus.
Hello, Apple PR. Dr. Freud will see you now
CommentI was humiliated recently after purchasing a new Apple notebook.
FBI logs its millionth zombie address
Federal law enforcement agents targeting botnets recently recorded a grim milestone, identifying the millionth potential zombie victim, the FBI said Wednesday.
Patent holder calls for eBay 'Buy-It-Now' injunction
That tiny company in Great Lakes, Virginia is re-launching its attack on eBay’s Buy-It-Now button.