Sonnet intros Firewire+USB, 12-in-1 card reader ExpressCards
Mac accessory specialist Sonnet Technologies has rolled out a pair of ExpressCard add-ins: a 12-in-one memory card reader for one, and a USB 2 and Firewire port adaptor for the other.
UK IP office offers trade mark guidance
The UK Intellectual Property Office will be offering advice and practical help on forthcoming changes to the Trade Marks Act in a series of events being held around the country in September.
Apple readies Mac OS X-based iPods?
Apple's iPod line-up will be revamped next month, it has been claimed, and the biggest change of all will be the replacement of the players' operating system with a version of Mac OS X, as per the iPhone.
Tidal power project fails to start on schedule
The UK's first working tidal power project, which was supposed to begin construction this week, has suffered a delay.
Foxy Brown hauled off to jail
Foxy Brown is today languishing in jail after a Manhattan judge yesterday revoked her probation for "violating the terms of her release" following an alleged BlackBerry assault on a neighbour, Yahoo! reports.
Wrinkly, faulty geology uncovered on the moon
High resolution images sent back by ESA's SMART-1 lunar probe are helping scientists piece together the geological and volcanic history of the Moon.
Stolen satnav guides thieves to owner's home
Police have warned drivers not to leave their journey home programmed into their satnav systems following the theft of a device from a car at Alton Towers theme park which directed ne'er-do-wells to the owner's Shropshire home where they promptly made off with a £20k Saab convertible.
Microsoft and Nokia team up for Windows Live
Nokia, in conjunction with Microsoft, has released a version of Windows Live for its Series 60 handsets, with Series 40 to follow next year.
Intel shakes up multi-core chip branding
So farewell then, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad: come 1 January 2008 you will be no more, leaked Intel presentation slides reveal. The Centrino Duo and Pro brands are out too, it seems.
Astronauts bring space-grown bugs home
The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour has arrived back on Earth safe and sound, but not alone. The astronauts have brought a raging case of strep with them.
Sony intros smallest 'high-zoom' digital SLR-alike
Sony's Cyber-shot digital camera range shows no signs of expanding - at least in physical dimensions that is. The H3 is the manufacturer's smallest ever digicam with a 10x optical zoom, but packs in an 8.1-megapixel lens and an output mode to display images on HD Ready displays.
Sony unveils PlayTV telly tuner for PS3
Sony has unveiled its forecast TV tuner for the PlayStation 3, enabling users in Europe to record and watch digital TV on their games console, Sky+ style.
Ofcom: the internet is for coffin dodgers and girls
The unstoppable rise of the internet as the umbrella medium for communications and entertainment is gathering steam, according to Ofcom's annual industry report.
Toshiba to launch 32GB SDHC card next year
Toshiba has announced what it claims - and it certainly looks that way from where we're sitting - is the world's first 32GB SDHC memory card. The catch: you'll have to wait until January 2008 for it.
Seagate to start shifting SSDs
The CEO of hard disk drive (HDD) maker Seagate Technology has declared the firm's intention to enter the Flash memory market. Bill Watkins said in an interview with CNET that Seagate will begin shifting solid-state drives (SSD) based on Flash memory chip technology from next year.
Hackers prowl for Trend Micro vuln
Hackers have begun actively scanning for recently announced vulnerabilities in Trend Micro's ServerProtect product.
Sony claims cameras able to 'see for smiles'
Researchers in Sony's digital camera labs must be suffering from aching jaws after developing its new Cyber-shot T200 and T70 cameras. The new snappers sport a smile mode that recognises grinning subjects and then automatically takes a shot, ensuring your album will only feature pearly white choppers from now on.
August is great for holidays but it's no damn good for song titles
If you look it up on Wikipedia - the great reference source for people who can't be bothered trying to learn about anything - you'll find there's very little of interest about August. That's probably why so many people go on holiday during the month.
Egg.com server cracks
UpdatedOnline banking service Egg.com is currently unavailable to its customers and the firm is pointing the finger of blame at telecoms provider Cable and Wireless (C&W).
Intel said to have roadmapped 11 mobile Penryn processors
Intel will launch five 45nm laptop processors based on its 'Penryn' chip design it has been claimed, with a further three coming when the chip giant introduces the next generation of Centrino, codenamed 'Montevina'.
PlusNet blasts email into blackhole (again)
PlusNet, the terminally scatterbrained ISP, has permanently deleted customers' email again after it bungled the installation of an anti-spam appliance, it admitted this morning.
Enceladus' icy threat to Cassini
The Cassini spacecraft could be at risk of damage when it makes its next closest approach to the moon Enceladus.
Is US Army ordering robot spy blimp?
The US Army seems to be moving to acquire a robotic spy blimp, able to float high in the sky for lengthy periods and monitor activities on the ground below.
Google enjoys summer of mobility
Google's vice president of search products, Marissa Mayer, has revealed a jump in mobile access to Google's services during May and June; a time when traffic usually drops off as users go on holiday.
AOL ID thief faces 7 years
A 23 year-old faces up to seven years imprisonment after pleading guilty to targeting AOL members via an elaborate and long running phishing scam.
SAP to show some A1S at last
After much talk, and with expectations growing, SAP has pledged a long awaited, "comprehensive update" on its planned A1S on-demand applications suite.
Broadband over power turns on both sides of the Atlantic
Sending broadband signals over electricity cable has always confused people.
Xbox 360 Halo 3 kick-ass console priced
Amid the increasing interest in the Xbox 360 Elite UK launch tomorrow, pricing details and technical specifications for the Halo 3 special edition console - first seen back in July - have finally been released.
Motorola tunes up the Q
Motorola has unveiled its latest handset Q-series handset, the Q Music 9m. The handset is a fusion of Treo and Blackberry looks, and an update to its original Q model targeted directly at mobile music lovers looking for plenty of storage and multimedia capabilities.
Yoga rug gets hi-tech overhaul
There aren't many - or even any - yoga-buffs at Register Hardware. We always thought it pushed us too far outside of our IT comfort zone - until now. A design concept for a 21st Century yoga mat has been created, incorporating music, video and even conferencing facilities - but no mini-bar.
Eclipse's audio kit promises 'unstylish' music
The key to designing a stylish desktop speaker system is to not even consider style in the design. Apparently. So says manufacturer Eclipse, which claims there's no "styling" in its latest rig, only functionality.
Cargo Cult Communicator stalls on runway
Production of Nokia's troubled E90 "Communicator" has been halted, the company has confirmed to Dutch trade paper Telecom.
Hotmail hack punts person in peril scam
The Lads from Lagos have apparently expanded their repertoire to incorporate hacking into Hotmail accounts.
EC accuses Rambus of 'patent ambush'
The European Commission has confirmed formal "patent ambush" charges against US memory chip designer Rambus.
Sun boots workstation roots in favor of JAVA ticker
In a rather odd marketing ploy, Sun Microsystems will change its ticker symbol from SUNW to JAVA.
VIA shows 1W x86 CPU
VIA has pledged to provide a version of its Eden x86-compatible processor that consumes just 1W when running flat out at 500MHz. Idling, the chip eats up a tenth of that total, making it what VIA claimed was "the world's most power-efficient x86 CPU".
Datanet downed by power outage
Datanet, the UK business ISP, suffered a power outage in of its server racks this morning which crocked its customers' internet access and email for most of the day.
DARPA looking to kickstart raygun tech
Rayguns are, um, on fire lately, with the US Army dishing out early contracts in its monster truck laser cannon race, Boeing planning a rather unimpressive blaster-equipped Humvee and the famous American nuke-toasting jumbo jet continuing to make headlines. Now the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon war-nerd bureau which loves nothing better than a long shot, has joined in.
Ingres breaks ice with JasperSoft
Ingres has rolled out its first software appliance using the Icebreaker open source chimera developed with start-up rPath.
Yahoo! Buys! German! Mobile! Ad! Company!
In the ongoing war for online ad dollars, Yahoo! has acquired Actionality, a German firm that specializes in mobile advertising.
A wardriving we will go!
One in three mobile workers worldwide routinely hijack wireless connections, according to a survey commissioned by the US National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Cisco.
Dell makes headway in server market
Dell regained a healthy chunk of the server market according to the analysts at IDC, suggesting "the new Dell" push has taken a foothold.
NSA surveillance and the dream police
Memories are very personal things, over which we feel an intimate sense of ownership. Some people, such as spies, are sworn to secrecy over this or that incident, but, as one event or another washes over us, we typically aren't responsible one way or another for them. They are the historical cloth out of which we are cut. They are what makes us who we are.
Monster.com torpedoes rogue server as malware scam rolls on
Trying to contain damage amid reports that con artists are targeting online job sites, Monster Worldwide has shut down a rogue server that was siphoning personal information from the resumes of job seekers. The disclosure came amid new details of a Trojan that's amassed personal information on hundreds of thousands of people.
Vonage attacked by defunct rival
It's a bit like fending off a house fly while you're locked in mortal combat with Godzilla.
Brocade Q3 profits down 56 per cent
Brocade's third quarter profits were down 56 per cent over last year, as the company coffers continue to be pounded by the purchase of McData and further compounded by hefty legal fees.