Google Squared - the Cuilest search app ever
Fail and YouGoogle recently released Google Squared, which is the Mountain View Chocolate Factory’s attempt at structured data search. Riding the tails of the Wolfram Alpha launch, Google hopes to convince people that they actually should care about structured search.
Somerset County Council to review 'shambolic' SAP system
In opposition, the Conservatives criticised Somerset CC's Southwest One "secretive" outsourcing deal with IBM. Now the party is in control, after beating the Liberal Democrats in last week's county council elections.
AMD Istanbul - Time for something new already?
Did anyone notice that AMD's roadmap puts maybe ten months between the company's 'Istanbul' Opteron and its next-gen server platform? That's an awfully small window when you're looking to qualify a multi-core server chip.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ReviewBack in 2005, the EOS 5D digital SLR marked the best way into full frame (24x36mm) shooting for Canon owners. Optically, this model was on a par with 35mm cameras of old. With a sensor this size, finally, here was a way of getting the original focal length of your old 28mm lens back from the scaling beyond 40mm that occurs when used with smaller sensor cameras.
Hackers claim T-Mobile scalp
UpdatedHackers claim to have stolen all T-Mobile US's corporate data, customer accounts, network infrastructure - the whole lot.
Research: Airliners can be more eco-friendly than trains
Research carried out by boffins in California appears to have seriously undermined a major piece of received wisdom regarding transport: namely, the belief that railways are more eco-friendly than airliners.
ETERNUS sunshine for a spotless drive
Fujitsu is applying the ETERNUS brand to the CentricStor and FibreCat storage products from the now-ended Fujitsu/Siemens Computers joint venture, and introducing an Eternus DX array for small and medium enterprises.
Asus touts wireless-boosting laptop skin
Asus has already introduced bamboo-clad PCs, but now it has unveiled two finishes that, it claims, do more than simply beautify laptops.
'Press pose danger' to health record introduction
Managing the media is a key part of introducing Summary Care Records (SCRs) successfully, according to NHS Connecting for Health.
Pirate Party wins seat in European Parliament
The pro-internet file sharing Pirate Party yesterday scored a big win by securing a seat in the European parliament.
Met 'studies Chinese bugging tactics' for 2012 games
Police are considering bugging London cabs as part of increased security for the 2012 Olympics, it's reported.
Air force pounds Philippine MILF lairs
Regular readers will recall that we last year discovered that Phillipine armed forces were locked in a deadly struggle with rampaging MILFs - the rather unfortunate acronym for the separatist rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
Twitter fights celeb imposters with Verified Account scheme
Twitter has detailed plans to clamp down on celebrity imposters with a "verified account" service.
Intel tries again with flash cache
Intel has a new flash memory I/O acceleration system - codenamed Braidwood - coming for its CPUs, according to reports from Computex in Taiwan.
US spaceflight review suffers attack of the Twitters
The US's Obama-prompted human spaceflight review has opened its doors to public participation. A dedicated website allows the unwashed masses to keep tabs on the independent committee's ruminations and chip in their two bits' worth.
Boffins build 'intimate contact' cathode for e-car 'super' batteries
Scientists from Canada's University of Waterloo have developed what they claim is a crucial step forward in the creation of lithium-sulphur rechargeable batteries.
A-Data touts 'world's slimmest, lightest' portable HDD
Storage firm A-Data has launched an external hard drive which the firm claimed is the world’s slimmest and lightest 2.5in portable storage unit... with an aluminium case.
New York cops seek tech solution to plod-v-plod shootings
The New York City police, having recently suffered an incident in which a cop in plain clothes was shot and killed by his fellow officers, are reportedly looking for a tech solution to prevent such occurrences.
Fasthosts' email fails
UpdatedFasthosts' customers have mainly been without email since Friday. But rather than enjoying the peace and quiet, the ungrateful sods apparently want the service back.
ICO: Upgrades must protect privacy
The Information Commissioner's Office is urging organisations to consider the impact on privacy before developing new IT or changing methods of handling personal data.
Chinese firm unveils long-distance e-car
Leccy TechA Chinese company has developed a battery-powered electric vehicle capable of travelling 250 miles on a single charge.
Sony said to be planing Android Walkman
Sony may dip a toe into the Android world by launching a Walkman media player based on the Google-developed OS, it has emerged.
Vodafone and CPW set for big thaw
The three year Cold War between Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse could break this week, weekend reports claimed.
School worker's Facebook post prompts suspension
ExclusiveA member of staff at a school near Cleethorpes has been suspended on full pay for more than two months for briefly commenting on the behaviour of pupils on Facebook.
El Reg reader crafts Gordo Lol
Following the righteous shoeing Brit voters administered the Labour party in the weekend's European polls, we feel it's an appropriate moment to offer reader Tom Tregenna's Gordo "Lolprat":
Best Buy leaked memo spills Windows 7 upgrade details
A leaked memo has revealed that Best Buy will begin pre-selling Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system on 26 June in the US.
Hannspree's 'mini notebook' goes on sale
The first netbook offering from firm Hannspree is finally available to buy in Blighty.
Anti-Eurofighter Downing Street e-petition started
CommentA petition urging Prime Minister (for the moment) Gordon Brown to cease all further spending on the controversial Eurofighter Typhoon third tranche has appeared on the Downing Street website. The petition could gain substantial support among the army, the navy and those who support them: it's unlikely to find favour with the air force community.
Carnalpedia: PR possibly premature
Looking for cunnilingus? Fellatio? Or how about urolagnia? Despite marketing hype to the contrary, Wikipedia may still be your best bet for researching those - and a host of other slightly more exotic sexual practices as well.
Last.fm phish strikes a bum note
Fraudsters have launched an attack which aims to trick Last.fm users into handing over their login credentials.
US team create carbon nanotube ultra-memory
US researchers have demonstrated a form of nanotube archival memory that can store a memory bit for a billion years, and has a theoretical trillion bits/square inch density.
Germany facing violent-videogame ban
Just days after rape games hit the buffers in Japan, it has emerged that several of Germany’s politicians hope to ban the production and distribution of all violent videogames in the country.
AMD to take on Intel's Atom... but not netbooks
Is AMD developing a netbook processor to rival Intel's Atom, or isn't it? Despite what AMD says about the part's target market, it is.
China wants parental control of all PCs
The Chinese government is ordering all computer makers to include a version of parental control software with every machine sold within China.
Dell heading to court over Tennessee factory?
Residents of Lebanon, Tennessee are apparently none too happy with PC and server maker Dell.
Storage body devises energy benchmark for wee arrays
The Storage Performance Council has produced a storage energy benchmark, which will allow users to compare the energy consumption of storage arrays against a recognised standard.
DOS attacks threaten mobile network security
New types of denial of service attacks threatened the security of mobile data networks, a senior telecoms security researcher warned last week.
Sun rallies investors despite possible Oracle blocker
The wheels are rolling on Oracle's $5.6bn proposed purchase of Sun Microsystems, despite the prospect of a legal challenge later this month.
Webhost hack wipes out data for 100,000 sites
A large internet service provider said data for as many as 100,000 websites was destroyed by attackers who targeted a zero-day vulnerability in a widely-used virtualization application.
Juniper: 'We beat Cisco to 100G Ethernet'
Juniper has unveiled what it calls the industry's first 100 Gigabit Ethernet router interface card.
Chipzilla sinks $43m into Japanese WiMAX
Intel is investing nearly $43m to blanket Japan with a commercial WiMAX service.
Apple adds 'S' to iPhone 3G
WWDCApple unveiled its updated iPhone today, and the only real surprise was its name: the iPhone 3G S.
Rambus drops (some) Nvidia allegations
Rambus is dropping allegations against Nvidia relating to four of nine patents the IP chip firm claims are being infringed by GeForce graphics processors and nForce chipsets.
Apple punts batterylicious MacBook Pros
WWDCApple has slashed MacBook prices and introduced new versions of its 13in and 15in portables, both with beefed-up battery technology to boost plug-less playtime from five to seven hours.
Fortune 1000 in Cisco California rush
Are the big companies that Cisco Systems is targeting ready to seriously consider the networking giant as a server provider for their data centers? Apparently so, if you believe the results of a recent survey of Fortune 1000 customers done by investment bank Goldman Sachs.
IT budgets get more cuts in first quarter
Four in ten IT managers saw bigger budget cuts in the first quarter than they planned, according to a new survey by Gartner.