VMware's fiscal roller coaster tumbles through Q2
Wall Street expectations have once again overshadowed VMware's financial results in its second fiscal quarter 2008.
Ubuntu to get open-source Java heart implant
OSCON: ExclusiveCanonical has been in talks with Sun Microsystems and SpringSource to support one of their open source Java application server stacks in the Ubuntu core, to increase Ubuntu's enterprise adoption.
Nokia: Our community is the best money can buy
Who says there's no honesty in tech marketing? We beg to differ, and present Nokia product manager Janne Jalkanen as proof to the contrary.
Rogue SF sysadmin coughs up passwords
San Francisco City Council regained access to its own computer network today after Mayor Gavin Newsom convinced network administrator Terry Childs to give them the passwords.
UK comms intercepts up by half - and it isn't the council
The latest reports from government surveillance watchdogs reveals that interception of communications by UK officials surged by almost 50 per cent in 2007. British public bodies including police and intelligence agencies made 519,260 requests for information to telcos and ISPs during the year.
Toshiba, Panasonic partner to make mini OLEDs
Toshiba and Panasonic are to together spend ¥15bn ($140m) to further develop OLED display technology. And they've formed a joint venture to handle the work.
AMD to release low-end Radeon HD 4000s early?
AMD will release its 'RV710' and 'RV730' chips early - at least two months ahead of schedule, it has been claimed.
SCC scoops up bit of French reseller
SCC has bought up a bit of a loss-making French IT reseller. The bit is described as the "principal region – Île de France" - of Arés, along with 130 techies.
LG plotting autumn offensive against Eee PC?
LG has a history of producing some pretty small laptops - most notably the skinny 12in Z1 - but it's yet to take on tinies like Asus' Eee PC and Acer's Aspire One. It soon will, though.
HP packaging madness continues apace
It appears techno-wastrel HP has been shamed not a jot by our previous report on its profligate packing practices - another sorry tale of conspicuous cardboard consumption has reached El Reg today.
CE giants pitch yet another wireless HD standard
Just what the world needs: another consortium promoting a wireless technology for the transmission of HD content in the home.
Wii Classic Controller faces US sales ban
The fate of the Wii Classic Controller is hanging in the balance after a US judge rejected Nintendo's attempt to avoid a $21m pay-out awarded against it when a patent infringement case came to trial this year.
AMD Radeon HD 4850 and 4870
ReviewThe new AMD 'RV770' graphics chip that lies at the heart of Radeon HD 4850 and 4870 owes a great deal to the 'RV670' that we saw in HD 3850 and 3870. It uses the same 55nm fabrication process and continues to support DirectX 10.1, but the transistor count has risen from 666m to 956m.
Panasonic manufactures massive megapixeler
If megapixels are what persuade you to part with your cash for a camera, then Panasonic’s latest Lumix compact will be right up your alley.
Tiscali sues BT for 'defamation and falsehood'
Tiscali has kicked off legal proceedings against BT, after the telecoms giant sent letters to the Italian-owned ISP’s customers earlier this month.
JVC pitches deeper driver in-ear 'phones
Most people know the dangers of sticking cotton buds right into their ears, but how would you feel about doing the same with a pair of headphones, even if it meant better audio clarity?
DiData placing makes two big shareholders even bigger
Dimension Data raised £60.2m in a new share issue yesterday to help buy out the minorities of its Asian subsidiary, Datacraft. But the placing, equivalent to eight per cent of the newly enlarged share capital, has left two investors with very big stakes in the multinational reseller.
Lesbos climax as lesbians lick Lesbians
Lesbian activists from the sun-kissed Sapphic luuurv island of Lesbos have been roundly licked in their battle to prevent gay gals dubbing themselves lesbians, the Beeb reports.
Sony to bring E Ink eBook reader to UK in September
OK, call us Luddites, but we'd rather settle down with a old fashioned paperback than one of these electronic readers. But Sony believes enough UK punters want one when it brings it to the UK in September.
DIY SSD packs in CompactFlash card pair RAID rig
Want to replace your system hard disk with an solid-state drive? Want to take advantage of RAID? Want to use the cheapest Flash? Thanks to Taiwan's Raidon, you can.
FT forgets law of small numbers in tech collapse scenario
The number of UK technology firms suffering financial problems was up 371 per cent for the second quarter of 2008 compared to last year.
NEC UK abandons direct sales
NEC Computers yesterday signalled its intent to become 100 per cent indirect in the UK over the next year.
Drive-by download attacks menace UK.gov
The number of drive-by download attacks has tripled and they are beginning to affect government websites as well as small business operations.
Hardware hacker's surgery heals slow Acer Aspire One SSD
Acer's Aspire One is coming under fire from early buyers for the sluggishness of its solid-state drive, so one intrepid hardware hacker has figured out how to replace it. It's not an easy job.
Ubuntu man challenges open source to out-pretty Apple
OSCONBillionaire, cosmonaut and founder of the fast-growing Ubuntu Linux distro Mark Shuttleworth dreams impossible dreams.
Cisco is moving into your house
Cisco is paying $120m for home networking firm Pure Networks, underscoring its desire to build a consumer brand.
Blinking to replace remote controls, claims Japanese boffin
A Japanese researcher is planning to revolutionise the humble remote control in the blink of an eye, literally.
Sony sets PS3 sales objective
Sony plans to have sold 150m PlayStation 3 units worldwide by the end of the console’s lifecycle, it has been revealed.
Panasonic goes back to black
Anyone who demands only the blackest of on-screen blacks may have thought a Pioneer Kuro was the only option. Not so, says Panasonic, which has stepped into the darkness with rival screen.
SpringSource releases application infrastructure 'alternative'
Open source tools developer SpringSource yesterday announced the general availability of its new enterprise applications package.
Dell challenges blades with rack workstation
Dell has launched a rack workstation to challenge blade workstations.
Steve Jobs is 'cancer-free'
Apple chief exec Steve Jobs has been able to assure its board that he's cancer-free, four years after undergoing surgery to treat a rare form of pancreatic cancer.
Romanian phisher confesses to scam targeting financial giants
A Romanian man has admitted he took part in a sophisticated phishing scam that targeted PayPal and at least nine other financial institutions by tricking their customers into giving up their account credentials.
Western Digital shrinks VelociRaptors for enterprise duty
Western Digital is making a play for the enterprise storage market today by stripping the bulky heat sink attached to its 10,000RPM VelociRaptor drives and liberating the small form-factor disk that's been locked inside all along.
North Americans just don't steal handsets, apparently...
Back in 2005, when he lost his three-day-old Motorola v 635, Pete Gillespie immediately phoned his cell provider, Canada's Rogers Wireless. Among other things, he urged the cellco giant to blacklist the phone's IMEI number so that miscreants couldn't reconnect his $600 purchase to the Canadian airwaves. But the company said it didn't do such things.
Re-jigged Intel mobile Linux stack dumps Ubuntu
OSCONIntel's project to put a Linux and open source stack on mobile devices is getting overhauled to attract developer support, having failed to generate much interest.
Sabre-rattling Europe threatens US diplomats with visas
The European Commission has threatened action against US diplomats and service personnel if there's no movement from the United States on visa-free travel this year. Citizens of 12 EU member states currently require visas when travelling to the US, and according to the Commission no tangible progress has been made in talks to change this, "despite all efforts of the Commission and individual member states."
Spam King Dark Mailer faces 47-month sentence
One of the world's most prolific spammers has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison and ordered to forfeit more than $708,000 in income for blasting out tens of millions of unwanted emails.
EMC Q2 coffers full, but outlook half-empty
Storage titan EMC enjoyed a solid second quarter this year, although you wouldn't guess it by the company's mournful outlook.
UK ISPs agree to menace their filesharing users
Six UK ISPs are to start sending out menacing letters to hundreds of thousands of suspected music pirates as part of a government plan to tackle illegal filesharing, the BBC reports. The deal and the names of the six are due to be unveiled on Thursday, and the ISPs are also said to have committed "to develop legal music services."
Amazon leaps tall buildings, scoffs at maimed economies
Has Amazon noticed a drop in consumer confidence? Don't even ask the question.
San Francisco sysadmin stays in jail for now
The sysadmin accused of hijacking San Francisco's network may have surrendered the passwords needed to regain control of key parts of the system, but the move hasn't gotten anyone very far. A judge has refused to lower his $5m bail, and officials say they are still locked out of some portions of the network.