Compellent adopts solid state
SNWAt SNW in Dallas Compellent has become the first storage array vendor to follow EMC's lead and add solid state storage (SSD) to its product line. It has also added automatic cut-over to a remote site following server failover.
Vendors tout protection and performance at SNW
SNWAs the storage networking suppliers gather in Dallas to show off their wares, the growing economic threat is muting the optimism about new products characteristic of SNW.
Robot vacuum cleaners - now with grenade launchers
Many people believe that famed cybernetics company iRobot only makes droid vacuum cleaners - for instance the nifty yet slatternly "Roomba" autodrudge. But iRobot also makes more sinister machines, for instance the new "Warrior X700", which it has just sold to the US Army's tanks'n'trucks R&D arm.
Infosys backs out of Axon bid
Outsourcing specialist Infosys has cut forecasts by a third and has ended its battle with HCL to buy UK-based Axon.
Asus offers replacement Eee Boxes after Japanese virus strike
Asus today claimed it had "resolved" the unfortunate appearance of a virus on Eee Box mini desktop PCs sold in Japan.
World's first WoW mouse
With roughly one month to go until the latest edition of World of Warcraft is published, one manufacturer’s jumped on the opportunity to flog the game’s panting punters the world’s first WoW-branded mouse.
Ruling makes it easier to get software patents in the UK
The Court of Appeal has refused to accept the UK Intellectual Property Office's rejection of a patent for a piece of software in a move which experts say will open the door for more software patents in the UK.
Wal-Mart punts industrial strength feminine deodorant
There's an old saying* that Canada's a country where men are men - and so are the women. For proof, look no further than the local Wal-Mart tentacle, which demonstrates just how the local lasses apply their "Summer’s Eve Ultra Feminine Deodorant Spray":
Euro judges strengthen protections for database creators
A judgment by Europe’s highest court has strengthened the rights of database creators to protect their work from being used by third parties without permission. The database right protects against more than just copying and pasting, it ruled.
Citroën sparks electric C-Cactus production plan
'Leccy TechYes, it looks like a Mini, but Citroën's concept hybrid, the C-Cactus - named, presumably, because it's less thirsty than other cars - looks set to go into production, the Gallic automaker as revealed. And it may arrive as a true electric vehicle.
Crazy Japanese earthquake game makes shaky debut
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be caught in the middle of an Earthquake? Well, now you can experience the... er... fun of an earthquake, without any of the danger.
LG conjures up 'magic' TV
If magic’s your thing then the latest addition to LG’s Scarlet TV range is sure to get your pulse racing - sort of - because it performs a magic trick each time you turn it on.
Prince Charles declines Doctor Who cameo
Doctor Who exec producer Russell T Davies has described Prince Charles in less than flattering terms for declining to make a cameo appearence in the hit BBC sci-fi show.
Asus alleged to be readying Eee mobos
We thought Asus' Eee family was all about making computing easy for the non-technical, but Asus apparently no longer does, if claims it's preparing a line of Eee-branded motherboards are to be believed.
London and Wales to get fast fibre
The residents of Muswell Hill in London and Whitchurch in South Glamorgan will be among the first in the UK to be offered faster broadband via a fibre optic upgrade to the aged national telecoms network.
Blackswift hypersonic plane cancelled
US military crazytech chiefs have cancelled the planned "Blackswift" Mach-6 runway aeroplane, following an almost complete cutoff of funding by Congress.
OLO promises Foleo-style iPhone-Air laptop combo
Is Apple's iPhone 3G about to gain a full-size screen and keyboard courtesy of a device reminiscent of Palm's ill-fated Foleo? One French company is offering a tantalising glimpse of just such a system.
Parliament's take on Freedom of Information
The House of Commons was due last week to explain why, unlike the hundreds of organisations that regularly respond to Freedom of Information Requests through charity website whatdotheyknow.com, it has refused to do so.
New Jersey flying deer floors Hippo
A New Jersey old timer is recovering from a nasty cut to the head after being floored by a flying deer as he took a stroll close to his Logan Township home.
World Bank denies hackers pwned key systems
The World Bank has denied reports that hackers penetrated its network on multiple occasions over the last year.
ICA's Reg-freetard smackdown: Low bodycount
To the Institute of Contemporary Arts on The Mall, where your reporter was pitched in a head-to-head with Matt Mason last week, in an event billed as a "Freetard smackdown". That's a prospect that could frighten the Horse Guards. So what happened?
Samsung Omnia 16GB smartphone
ReviewSamsung's attempts at touchscreen mobiles have been lacklustre to date. The F700 and F490 work, but they don't make the case for touchscreen control in the way that the iPhone and HTC Diamond do.
LG and Prada, together again
LG has thrown itself back into fashion and unveiled something that every label obsessed catwalk junkie will no doubt want to own this season: the Prada II.
Deloitte loses hundreds of thousands of pension details
Deloitte has admitted losing a laptop containing thousands of people's pension details, but said the data was encrypted and the machine password-protected, and it had no evidence the data had been misused.
No IT budget for faster SME payments
The government is not allocating funding to upgrade payment systems to meet the prime minister's commitment to pay small suppliers faster during the credit crunch.
HDS sends in SAS to shoot up modular storage range
Hitachi Data Systems has refreshed its mid-range AMS modular storage line, adding a SAS backplane to boost internal bandwidth and turning the two controllers into an active:active pair.
Sony exec pours cold water on PS3 price-cut hopes
Despite Microsoft's Xbox 360 price cuts and an analyst warning that the PlayStation 3 is too expensive, Sony is sticking to its guns by refusing to reduce PS3 prices.
Seagoing slime-skimmer snail ships punted
University engineering profs in San Diego believe they may be on the road to solving a conundrum which has baffled the greatest researchers for decades. That is, how to build a gigantic ekranoplan style sea-skimming battlecruiser supported not by a flimsy cushion of air but one of self-generated slime.
Apple to 'ditch' Intel for Nvidia in standard MacBooks
Apple will drop Intel’s integrated graphics chipsets from its new family of MacBooks in favour of Nvidia’s new mobile platform, according to speculative reports.
Nokia exec confirms touchscreen coming to N series 'soon'
Nokia fans won’t have long to wait before the firm unveils its first N-series handset with a touchscreen, the Finnish phone giant has confirmed.
Disconnection still terrifies freetards
Disconnection still strikes fear into the heart of many freetards, a survey suggests, despite disappearing from the agenda this summer. A Memorandum of Understanding between major British ISPs and the music business saw the ultimate threat of Three Strikes disappear, to be replaced by nagging letters aimed at P2P file sharers. That doesn't seem to have changed attitudes too much, though. Back in March a similar number, 75 per cent, claimed they would stop downloading unlicensed music if warned.
Home Office preps fudgetastic ISP data rules
A Home Office official has baffled ISPs by telling them new laws will on paper require them all to retain data, but in practice some probably won't be forced to because it could cost the government too much money.
SSL covers security embarrassments with EV figleaf
WhitepaperSSL has become something of a default 'security' stamp online. So much of a 'default' in fact that Phishers and other scammers now adopt it as a means of validating their scam site. Extended Validation SSL hopes to overcome this problem through stricter application procedures and greater visibility.
OpenOffice.org overwhelmed by demand for version 3.0
UpdateOpenOffice.org organisers have blamed “unprecedented demand” for their site going offline as it delivered the long-awaited update of their open source office apps suite.
Internet security suites fail to block exploits
Internet security suites do little to protect users against exploits, according to security notification firm Secunia.
Saw torturecoaster rolls into UK theme park
Surrey theme park Thorpe Park has revealed its new attraction will be 'Saw - The Ride', based on the super-gruesome gorebuster movie franchise of the same name.
Texan boffins working on electric cyber-heart
Texas-based engineers have announced they are working towards a radical new "pulseless" artificial heart, able to act as a complete replacement for a normal human one.
No pr0n, no interference - puritan broadband is go
The FCC has completed tests confirming that deployment of its porn-and-cost-free network won't interfere with incumbent operators, as already established by Ofcom and Czech deployments.
Should software developers do it for themselves?
Reg Reader WorkshopOn March 7, 1992, a little-known Finnish software developer called Linus Torvalds issued version 0.13 of his open source operating system as version 0.95. It was a bold move, which took place (according to the FAQ) because "Linux is very close to a reliable/stable system". By moving the numbering system from incrementing from zero, to awfully close to 1, he set the sights of those involved very much on the goal.
Home Secretary rejects McKinnon anti-extradition plea
The Home Secretary has rejected a request to rip up an extradition order against accused Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon.
CastleCops nemesis gets two-year sentence
An American hacker has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for waging potent attacks that took down two volunteer websites for days at a time.
Microsoft's second Silverlight courts open-source coders
Microsoft is courting open-source developers with Silverlight 2.0, as it strives for cross-platform uptake of the browser-based media plug in.
YouTube offers full-length shows
YouTube is now offering full-length television shows (legally) as part of an agreement with the US broadcast giant CBS.
Wikipedia dumps Red Hat for Ubuntu
The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit entity behind the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, has finished the porting of its IT infrastructure - including most servers and desktops - to the Ubuntu variant of Linux.
Sun takes four-socket Victoria Falls Sparc plunge
Sun Microsystems and server partner Fujitsu have announced a four-socket mid-range server based on the Victoria Falls Sparc T2+ processor, following weeks of strong hints.
Gates predicts 'significant' US recession
The oracle of Redmond Bill Gates is back, predicting the US economy will suffer a "fairly significant recession" and unemployment will surpass nine per cent.
Sarah Palin ordered to preserve Yahoo! emails
US vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been ordered to preserve all emails from private accounts that relate to state business.