Big chip for big boxes: IBM cracks open lid on Power7
IBM has divulged some specs of its forthcoming Power7 chips and their related Power Systems servers, throwing down the gauntlet to its peers.
US broadband speeds 15 years behind South Korea
You can't escape ads on US TV each day from Comcast, AT&T, Sprint or some other provider crowing about how they are making their networks faster for TV, internet and phone.
Yahoo! News confused on theft of Lego giraffe's todger
Editors at Yahoo News are either horribly bad at anatomy or have a better sense of humor than they're given credit for. Or maybe both.
Multitaskers: suckers for irrelevancy, easily distracted
A recent study implies it's not cool to brag about your skills as a multitasker.
Teen kidnapped over Sony PSP
Perhaps exchanging used video games for an eighth their value in store credit isn't such a terrible idea after all. A 17-year-old lad from Utah discovered there's worse things than getting jerked around by retail after getting kidnapped in a PSP sale gone bad.
Kettle car breaks speed record
The British kettle car has successfully smashed the 100 year old record for fastest steam-powered vehicle.
PC buyers not turned on to Blu-ray Disc
Less than four per cent of the PCs that will have shipped this year contained a Blu-ray Disc drive, market watcher iSuppli has estimated.
Nokia 'seeking partners' for ARM-based netbook
Nokia's first netbook, the Booklet 3G, may be based on Wintel technology, but Taiwanese manufacturer moles claim the Finnish phone giant is working on an ARM-based model.
AMD Bulldozer core to weave multiple threads
AMD's 'Bulldozer' core design will incorporate some kind of simultaneous multithreading (SMT) technology, it has emerged. But it's not going to be like Intel's HyperThreading the smaller chip maker has insisted.
Legal ruling may hit outsourcing claims
More people could resign and claim compensation for unfair dismissal if their company is taken over by another firm whose offices are further away following an Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) ruling, an employment law expert has said.
SpectraLogic yanks dedupe limitation
SpectraLogic has removed a common limitation of deduplicating virtual tape libraries (VTLs) - the inability to add more drives to a bought VTL.
Blimp radar makes first flight
VidA new US military radar system, suspended beneath a tethered "aerostat" balloon so as to see beyond the horizon, made its first flight yesterday. The JLENS blimp-scanner is intended to finger such things as enemy cruise missiles or unmanned aircraft.
PS3 Slim unscrewed
As postal services the world over prepare for an flood of PlayStation 3 Slim deliveries, the guys at iFixit.com have already taken a screwdriver to Sony’s latest console.
Notorious hacker Analyzer pleads guilty on credit card scam
Notorious recidivist hacker Ehud Tenenbaum has pleaded guilty to credit card fraud as part of a plea bargaining agreement with US authorities in a multi-million dollar fraud case.
Offical Mini N97 shot spied online
What’s thought to be the first official image of the rumoured Nokia N97 Mini has appeared online.
Small businesses cheer on economy
British small businesses are getting bullish about the future - nearly three-quarters of them are increasingly confident about the economy.
Man mods 25-year-old phone into media centre PC
Most of us, if we had a 25-year-old mobile telephone - a Mobira Talkman, to be precise - hanging around, we'd flog it on eBay to some spotty kit collector. Not so one Finnish fellow - he turned it into a media PC.
Who rejected Google Voice on the iPhone?
So Apple is taking the fall and AT&T washes its hands of the whole affair, but would Apple still be examining Google Voice if approval wouldn't upset its biggest customer?
Consumers: Gucci out, gadgets in
Register Hardware’s hacks wouldn’t be seen dead in flares or walk around the with seat of our pants a foot below our bum cracks. We're not unusual, Microsoft tells us, because technology is increasingly replacing clothing as a fashion-defining medium.
NHS email feeling better now
NHS email access is getting back on its feet today after a nasty sick day yesterday.
Office 2010 to come loaded with WGA's bastard child
Microsoft has stretched its twitching anti-piracy tentacles more widely across the globe with the expansion of its Office Genuine Advantage Notifications program into 13 more countries.
Placky MacBook revamp on the cards, claim moles
There has been talk of an iMac refresh coming in the near future and now it's being claimed that the plastic MacBook is going to get a (long overdue) revamp soon too.
Sony takes on the Kindle
Sony's new Daily Edition is aiming to take on Amazon's Kindle with its 3G connectivity and touch screen, but it will have to provide an acceptable face for DRM, with library lending and open standards.
UK population to abandon Midlands
Orange has been asking people where they would like to live, and assuming connectivity makes it possible it seems the North will not just be grim, but also deserted.
Asus CEO blasts ARM netbooks
Asus’ CEO has turned on ARM-based netbook PCs, hinting that the segment lacks a unique selling point.
How to run Mac OS X on a generic PC
Eighteen months ago, if you wanted to run Apple's Mac OS X on a generic Intel box your only option was to fish around on the internet for a hacked version that modified all the relevant low-level calls.
MS phishing filter blacklists everything
A wide range of uk.com websites were misclassified as malign by anti-phishing technology built into the latest versions of Microsoft's browser software on Wednesday.
Novell starts distie cuts
IT distie Avnet has buddied up with software firm Novell in a distribution deal for the UK.
Cisco and EMC allegedly sitting in tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G
Rumours in the lead up to VMworld 2009 next week are suggesting that Cisco and EMC have formed a joint venture company, to market a jointly-developed product.
Huge 'vampyrus' bats being hunted to extinction
Scientists say that the world's largest bat, the six-foot Pteropus vampyrus, is threatened with extinction at the hands of bat hunters across the Far East. They have called for fewer bat-hunting permits to be issued by local governments.
Man beaten and stabbed by Gumtree scammers
Police today warned users of the popular classifieds website Gumtree to be on their guard after a man who responded to a car advert was almost killed in a brutal robbery.
Fujitsu cuts 1,200 UK jobs after revenue mauling
Fujitsu Services is shedding roughly 10 per cent of its UK workforce with the announcement that 1,200 jobs will go, following less than pretty revenues.
Designer draws hydrogen-powered Aston Martin
Leccy TechThe last season of Top Gear ended with Jeremy Clarkson complaining that the Aston Martin V12 Vantage could be the last of its breed, thanks to environmental constraints, speed restrictions and global oil-related issues.
Unravelling the cloud confusion
Reader WorkshopIn the last article we looked at whether virtualization provided a springboard to that loosely knit set of capability some refer to as 'cloud services'. But, as we've found previously when discussing such topics, cloud is a can of worms (if that's not too much of a mixed metaphor).
Nokia designs phone-based financial app
Nokia has realised that there’s money to be had in… er… money, so has announced that it will launch a mobile phoned-based financial service.
Google applies patch to nasty Chrome vulns
Google has pushed out a patch for two severe vulns found in its Chrome browser.
Lightning-gun tech 'approaching weaponisation'
The Pentagon continues to pour funding into Arizona-based laser plasma lightning blaster-gun firm Applied Energetics, formerly known as Ionatron. The US Army says that the firm's lightning guns are "approaching the level of maturity needed to begin weaponization".
Amazon does virtual private clouds
Early this morning, the Amazon Web Services division of online retailing giant Amazon announced something that more than a few businesses have been waiting for: a complete virtual private cloud hosted on the company's Elastic Compute Cloud.
French govt to investigate immolating iPhone claims
France appears to have been struck by a barrage of incendiary iPhones - and the country's official consumer affairs organisation is to investigate the matter.
Cutting your teeth on desktop virtualization?
Reader StudyIt could be argued that desktop virtualization was where it all started in terms of the current hoo-ha around virtualization as a whole. Most attention might now be focused on the server, but there's still plenty of potential for virtualization on the desktop.
Nokia banks on cash transfer biz
Nokia is about to launch its own money transfer system, Nokia Money, providing the convenience of banking services to the developing world as well as cashless transfers for everyone else.
Mininova flattened by Dutch court
A civil court has ordered Pirate Bay rival Mininova to carpet bomb all "infringing" BitTorrent files held on its servers within the next three months or face a fine of up to €5m ($7.16m).
FSF launches Windows 7 anti-upgrade letter campaign
The Free Software Foundation is mobilizing against Windows 7 with a campaign to dissuade IT decision makers from installing the operating system.
Microsoft apologizes for digital head transplant
Microsoft has apologized for digitally removing the head of a black man from a website photo and replacing it with the head of a white man.
YouTube to share ad money with viral videos
YouTube plans to turn more skateboarding dogs into cash by selling ads for the creators of one-off viral videos.
US music publishers sue online lyrics sites
Music moguls are opening up another can of web whoop-ass on alleged copyright-infringement miscreants, this time suing online lyrics sites.
Sun goes over Rainbow Falls
Sun Microsystems, muzzled by Oracle's impending $5.6bn takeover, somewhat surprisingly showed up at the 21st annual Hot Chips conference sponsored by the IEEE and hosted at Stanford University - the birthplace of Sun - where Sun's chip techies talked about the future Rainbow Falls Sparc T processors and their integrated encryption engines.
Dig deep for Microsoft's Windows 7 advice line
Microsoft has made much of how software and hardware written for Windows Vista will work with Windows 7. And that would he great - if Windows Vista hadn't been such a monumental flop and the majority of Windows applications today weren't still tuned for Windows XP.
Adobe rubberstamps (only) CS4 for Snow Leopard
Adobe has announced that its Creative Suite 4 (CS4) has been tested and cleared for use on Apple's new Snow Leopard operating system. But it has no plans to test the compatibility of earlier versions.
Mechwarrior maker claims Microsoft 'destroyed' studio's culture
FASA Interactive founder Jordan Weisman blames Microsoft for "destroying" his game studio after it was assimilated into Redmond in 1999.
Twitter botches patch for nasty account-hijacking bug
For the past 24 hours, Twitter engineers have been fighting a gaping hole that makes it easy for hackers to hijack the accounts of users who do nothing more than view a booby-trapped message.
Storage Fusion lowers prices on intimate searches
UK start-up Storage Fusion will offer a storage resource analytics (SRA) service in the cloud, with customers getting an unprecedented level of detail about heterogeneous storage arrays at a far lower cost than they would from enterprise SRA tools.
Tibco snaps up DataSynapse for $28m
Tibco Software has purchased grid/cloud outfit DataSynapse in a deal with worth $28m.