Motorola's navel gazing Android delayed
Motorola's first Android-based phone won't arrive in the US until the second quarter of next year. Europe will have to wait until the third quarter. To compensate, the company's going for a novelty twofer.
Wikia layoffs ground Jimbo's imaginary jet
Sad news for Jimbo Wales: He may not get that personal jet.
Big names, big claims, on AJAX interop
AJAXWorldA group pushing interoperability between competing AJAX tools and widgets has claimed a wave of certification, although results are far from clear.
Sun unsheathes shiny new blades
If a broad server product line guaranteed sales, then the server business of Sun Microsystems would be as large as that of IBM and Hewlett-Packard - and considerably larger than that of rival Dell.
PGP takes disk encryption management into the cloud
PGP is aiming to exploit concern about the security implications of lost laptops with the launch via its resellers of a managed service for the administration of whole disk encryption.
Amazon UK downplays Kindle Christmas
If you ask for an e-book this Christmas, don’t be disappointed if you get a paperback instead. Because it seems that Amazon is unlikely to launch its Kindle over here this year.
Ofcom denies lifeboat spectrum squeeze
UK regulator Ofcom has published an update to its consultation on spectrum management for the maritime and aeronautical sectors, explaining that it has no intention to charge lifeboats a quarter of a million quid to use radios.
Sun undershoots again
Sun has been hit by the recession and thinks its quarterly earnings to end-September will be below estimates. Its goodwill may have to be written down too.
Paris ups sticks to London
Here's some excellent news for El Reg's enormous Paris Hilton fanbase: The extravagantly talented heiress has declared she's decamping to London, having already spent a month here slumming it in a £7,500-a-month Hampstead pad while filming a show for MTV.
UK-IPO backs international prosecutors' network
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) has given its backing to an international group of prosecutors in a bid to help fight cross-border intellectual property related crime.
Seagate picks LSI for flash controller
Aspiring solid state drive (SSD) shipper Seagate has picked LSI to supply it with controller silicon for its SSDs.
BBC clarifies location of England
The cartographically-challenged among you who might have been wondering just where England is in relation to Wales can thank the BBC for setting the record straight right here.
Nvidia intros GPU-boosting integrated chipsets
Nvidia has rolled out desktop versions of the laptop-friendly chipset Apple last week introduced in the new MacBook standard, Air and Pro notebooks.
Putin's dog gets satnav tracker collar
Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has equipped his dog with a satnav tracker collar, according to reports. The device is linked to the Russian national nav-sat constellation, GLONASS, rather than the more commonly used American-run GPS.
Top prosecutor warns against growing state power
The country's most senior prosecutor has intervened in the gathering storm over the forthcoming Communications Data Bill by urging "legislative restraint" in coming months.
Microsoft raises anti-piracy posse
Microsoft is banging the drum for its anti-piracy message, claiming the trade in dodgy software is costing the US 32,000 jobs and billions of dollars in income.
i-Mate has no friends
i-Mate, the Windows Mobile handset manufacturer, will be delisted from the Alternative Investment Market as the share price sinks below a penny and the CEO takes back control of the company.
Fujitsu intros gesture-control laptop line
Fujitsu has expanded its LifeBook laptop line with a touchy-feely model that sports a gesture-enabled touchpad.
This SSD thing is really catching on
SNW round-upSNW showed that there are three flash storage plays emerging: flash in the shelf, flash in the controller and flash in the server. Only 3PAR out of the top 12 or so storage vendors does not have a flash strategy.
Link spammers set up shop on GMTV
The website of breakfast TV station GMTV was colonised by spammers over the weekend after its domain lapsed.
Asus P6T Deluxe Intel Core i7 motherboard
PreviewIntel won’t be launching its new Core i7 'Nehalem' processors and X58 - aka - 'Tylersburg' - chipset until some time in November, so we’ve got to tread carefully with this preview of the Asus P6T Deluxe motherboard. Register Hardware has reported on both the processor and chipset - however, we can’t reveal processor performance figures until the date of the official launch.
HP pops out iPaq pair
Hewlett Packard has set its sights on tech-obsessed and always-on businesspeople, with the launch of two additions to its iPaq smartphone series.
Germans seduce Jacqui over remote hacking of disks
Is the UK Government about to turn world class hacker? It's going to have to if the Germans succeed in getting their domestic programme of planting Trojans onto suspects computers adopted by the EU.
Yahoo!, Google delay ad-sharing deal
Yahoo! and Google have agreed to delay the start of their ad-sharing deal, due to start 22 October, while it's being investigated by the Department of Justice.
Merrill Lynch confirms IT job cuts
Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain has confirmed that the search for $7bn in cost cutting was likely to mean thousands of job cuts at the firm following its takeover by Bank of America.
Mandelson puts reassuring arm around small firms
Comeback kid Lord Peter Mandelson will tell MPs later today that he is attempting to speed up the release of £1bn of European Investment Bank money for small businesses.
Prof: 'Taser-proof vests put cops in danger'
An Arizona inventor has been granted a patent on his Taser-proof fabric, which he intends to sell to police officers to protect them from villains toting electric stunguns. However, it has been argued that protective garments of this sort will in fact endanger policemen's lives.
Dawkins' atheist ad campaign hits fundraising target
An atheist bid to counter religious advertising, backed by the evolutionary theorist and anti-religion firebrand Richard Dawkins, has hit its £11,000 fundraising target.
Trainee teachers score F all in maths tests
The LibDems have proposed that the government take advantage of mass layoffs in the City to boost the country’s increasingly innumerate teaching profession.
Hands on with Sony's slimline Vaio TT
First LookSony brought its skinny Vaio TT 11.in laptop to the UK today, and Register Hardware had the chance to try it out.
London cabs to go 'lectric in 2009
'Leccy TechWhile denizens of New York and California will soon see the recently announced Mini E gliding down their streets, Londoners will have to make do with a 'leccy version of the city's famous black cab.
Thieves snatch PS2 pile while courier kips
US gamers could be in for a PlayStation 2 supply shortage, because thieves have stolen a truckload of the consoles in Florida.
Retailer roots out humping-hound USB drive
We never thought we’d get the opportunity to say this, but quirky online retailer Brando really does love to do it doggy style.
Judge tells Oracle and SAP to sort it out
US Judge Joseph Spero has told Oracle to tell SAP exactly how much it is seeking in damages if it is proved that an SAP subsidiary wrongly downloaded material from Oracle's website.
A Blu-ray Christmas? Don't bank on it
There’s little point in dreaming of a Blu Christmas this year, because the credit crunch looks set to sap consumer spending on the format, one market analyst fears.
TapRoot gives up on Walking Hotspot subs
TapRoot, creator of the Walking Hotspot, has given up trying to take subscriptions or do deals with network operators in favour of simply charging punters $25 for the product.
US Navy robot kill-choppers to drop auto-snort podules
The US Navy has awarded funds to develop a self-contained remote electronic sniffer unit which could be delivered to the holds of suspect vessels by a robot helicopter to detect "chemical, explosive, and illegal drug residues".
MS to ban freedom of speech?
Microsoft has come over all PC - gedddit?!?!? - by filing a patent application for technology that’ll stop you from swearing online.
McAfee update classifies Vista component as a Trojan
McAfee has fixed an update glitch that wrongly slapped a Trojan classification on components of Microsoft Vista.
Google frees Android from code of secrecy
When Google calls Android an open mobile platform, it's no longer stretching the truth.
Lala sells 'streaming rights' at 10c a song
If you thought you've heard of every digital music idea going, try this one on for size. Lala, the former CD-swapping site, is offering you the chance to "buy" the right to be streamed a song for life for 10 cents. For that, you'll never get a licence to an actual copy - physical, or digital. Lala calls it a "Websong".
IBM chills mainframe New Coke
IBM today is taking the wraps off a new line of entry-level mainframes, the System z10 Business Class server. The z10 BC is a cut-down version of the existing z10 Enterprise Class machine, which launched in March 2008 using Big Blue's quad-core z6 CISC mainframe processor.
Global meltdown endangers terabytes
We consumers are cracking. We don't trust the banks. The banks aren't lending to businesses. The businesses are firing workers and buying less. So we consumers are spending less. It's a mess. The economy is in an almost certain recession and storage sales could head south.
CommVault and McAfee team to fight gorilla
These days, David wouldn't stand a chance against Goliath. Slingshot-only attacks against an armoured giant carrying a big club will get you nowhere. Goliath, you see, has gone and bought Norton armour. So David has to go looking for a partner.
Bang&Olufsen slices 300 jobs
Following another quarterly loss, Danish luxury digi-goods maker Bang & Olufsen will cut 300 jobs and remove itself from both the mobile phone and mp3 player markets.
Adobe Flashes open credentials for RIA
AJAXWorldAdobe Systems' technology chief has made a play for open-source hearts and minds with Flash Player and AIR.
Taliban extends mobile shutdown order
The Taliban has now ordered mobile operators to shutdown daytime access to their networks in the Afghan province of Ghazni. The hard-line Islamic militia says it's annoyed that wireless signals are being used to locate its insurgent gunmen.
Skype (kinda, sorta) shields Mac kiddies from VoIP smut
CommentWhen Alan Scully switched from a PC to a Mac earlier this year, he thought it would bolster his online security. For the most part, it has - with one notable exception. His Skype client, which he relies on for international calls, has churned out a demonstrable increase in obscene messages that he's powerless to stop.
Rackable stays horizontal with x64 servers
Rackable Systems might be a niche player in the server racket, but the company's server engineering has allowed it to stay in business since 1999 and still, in many ways, set the pace for density in the data center. Today, the company revved its 2U rack servers, dubbed the C2005.
Yahoo! axes! (at least)! 1,400! workers!
Yahoo! profits plummeted 64 per cent in its latest fiscal quarter - yes, 64 per cent - and the company says it will jettison at least 10 per cent of its workforce by the end of the year.