29th > February > 2008 Archive
LG may be unwilling to admit the existence of its latest slider, set to be called Glimmer, but pictures of an advertising flyer photos have already slipped out in the US.
A week after Google announced that a few thousand Clevelanders will soon kick the tires on its long-awaited/long-feared online health service, a company VP with a famous nickname has provided a few extra details on how the service will actually work. And a few screenshots.
Dell used to love the conference call ritual which accompanies the release of a quarter's financial results. The vendor would get a chance to tout its amazing business model in front of Wall Street's finest analysts and brag about how much better it did than competitors. But we get the feeling that Dell's not so fond of the calls anymore.
Apple has begun shipping pre-ordered units of its wireless network-attached storage box, Time Capsule, this morning.
Security vendors like VeriSign consider a new technology called EV SSL an important measure against phishing attacks. But two recent items suggest it will do little to stop skilled conmen from spoofing trusted websites.
Seven thousand leap year day babies have revolted against the Toys R Us giraffe, skewering Steve Ballmer along the way.
The founder of a company set up to re-sell Microsoft software licences claims he will still be able to do so, despite changes made by Microsoft to its software licences which appear to be designed to stop the re-sale.
Security products from both Trend Micro and Symantec - two of the big three anti-virus players - have become the subject of serious security vulnerabilities.
Disgruntled Swedish heraldists are demanding the Nordic Battlegroup reconsider a decision to emasculate their crest's lion which has seen the rampant beast relieved of his todger.
Phorm, the advertising company that wants to pay your ISP to hand over information on which websites you visit, has convinced the UK's three largest providers to trust it, but regulators and the rest of the industry are less impressed.
Sun Microsystems will fine tune MySQL for some big-name customers unwilling to get their hands dirty supporting the open source database themselves.
HM Revenue and Customs has appointed 37 staff to protect information, since it lost personal records on 25 million people last November.
Early tax return filers have been punished rather than rewarded by the Dutch tax office, as a computer glitch meant all their information was deleted.
It's official: Konami has announced that the fourth instalment in its extremely successful Metal Gear Solid series, Guns of the Patriots, will be released across Europe on 12 June.
There's an audible rhythm to development tools. Modern integrated development environments (IDEs) go like this: tap, tap, bam! Diagramming tools go like this: point, click, pause, point, click, pause...
Two robbers who decided to target a Sydney club picked the wrong night for their armed assault - a monthly meeting of bikers who duly whupped their asses.
Now that HD DVD is effectively dead, Sony is going on the Blu-ray offensive and targeting potential customers with a specialist PlayStation 3 starter pack for film fans.
An Arsenal fan site has been compromised to serve up sophisticated malware. Malicious code smuggled onto Onlinegooner.com redirected users to sites in Asia and Russia that download a wide variety of nasties onto vulnerable Windows PCs.
Paramount has confirmed its last ever HD DVD releases will go on sale in the States on Tuesday, 4 March. From then on, it's DVD and Blu-ray Disc only.
Telecoms firms must stop lumping "unfair" charges onto consumers' bills, according to new proposals put forward by Ofcom.
Reader pollIt's Friday, so what better way to waste a bit of the firm's time before beer o'clock than by participating in our fun-for-all-the-family top sci-fi movie quote poll?
Tiscali has ditched its CEO and is mulling options to sell off its broadband business, including its two-million-strong UK subscriber base.
An 18-year-old suspected of masterminding a botnet-fueled international cybercrime network has appeared in a New Zealand court.
Rumours that Asus is to release a Lamborghini handset are true, it seems, and the phone’s already available for pre-order.
ReviewFollowing the fashion set by LG with its Prada Phone, Samsung has become the latest mobile maker to bring together couture culture and touchscreen technology. Running up its own style-savvy Giorgio Armani number, Samsung has embraced the iconic Italian fashion house chic for this premium label handset.
Nokia Beta labs has released an application for tagging photographs with GPS coordinates, with a view to embedding the technology into future versions of the S60 platform. However, few seem to realise that Nokia handsets are already tagging their pictures with a country of origin deduced from the cell location.
Mobo maker MSI has come up with a novel way of keeping processors cool and conserving energy at the same time: the CPU to drive its own fan.
Sony usually plugs digicams with titanium shells, exorbitantly high numbers of megapixels and extended battery lives, but that’s not the case with its latest handset. The Japanese electronics giant has designed a prototype camera that doesn’t need batteries and doesn’t even have a display.
Six botnets are responsible for 85 per cent of all spam, according to an analysis by net security firm Marshal.
Some O2 customers being migrated to their new all-singing-all-dancing billing platform, known as Companion, have discovered their bolt-on data packages have been cancelled and are being threatened with no connectivity until the next billing cycle in March.
Intel has added a low-end discrete chipset to its upcoming 'Eaglelake' product line, it has emerged.
Microsoft is knocking $80 off the price of the US edition of Windows Vista Ultimate from $399 to $319, and the Home Premium edition falls $30 from $159 to $129.
ExclusiveInternal BT documents obtained by The Register for the first time provide solid technical information on how data from millions of BT, Virgin Media and Carphone Warehouse customers will be pumped into a new advertising system.
UpdatedWe've had a busy time digging into the deals signed by BT, Virgin Media and Carphone Warehouse to report your browsing habits to Phorm, a new advertising company.
After six years of legal bickering, which included a trip to the highest court in the land, eBay and MercExchange have finally settled their long running patent dispute.
Brocade is punting a new incarnation of its Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) storage and SAN extension router, with its functionality clipped to appeal to the purses of smaller businesses and remote offices.
The latest version of iPhone activation, jailbreaking and unlocking tool, ZiPhone, has been released. The tool promises full access to Apple's handset in under five minutes.
Malware authors have written a worm for Orkut, Google-owned networking site that's big in Brazil.