Red Bull, as everyone knows, gives you wings. But the energy drink could soon give you minutes and network coverage too, because the company has launched a mobile phone network.
Beginning this Friday, BlackBerry-using Mac owners will be able to sync their contacts, calendars, tasks, and notes - plus iTunes music - to their Research In Motion smartphones.
Nine weeks after a hacker demonstrated how to spoof authentication certificates for virtually any website on the internet, users of Internet Explorer and many other applications remain susceptible because Microsoft hasn't patched the underlying vulnerability.
Americans do not want to be given tailored advertising based on monitoring of their online behaviour, according to what its authors call the first independent, academically rigorous survey of consumers' views.
The new camera-equipped iPod nano has opened up an entirely new target market for Apple: music-loving degenerates.
O2's prize for the most innovative application has been awarded to a book about the iPhone, with a calendar and a voting application taking second and third place respectively.
Palestinians signing up to their new network, Wataniya, will be disappointed come the October 15 launch date, as there won't be a network unless Israel hands over another 1MHz of spectrum.
The US government wants to crack down on teens texting their BFF Jill from behind the wheel through federal action and public education.
Review“Just because you have an HD Ready TV, it does not mean you are watching HD TV.” Well whaddya know? Still, that’s the advice that Sagem gives in the manual for its new DSI86HD Freesat HD receiver.
Security researchers have identified a botnet that borrows an idea from steganography by burying commands in jpg images.
The parents of a Jämtland boy have emerged triumphant from the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court, aka Regeringsrätten, and may henceforth legally refer to the sprog as "Q".
The British Educational Suppliers Association says that ICT spending in primary and secondary schools will fall this year.
A near-perfect replica of the Batmobile has been caught on video, while parked on a street in Stockholm.
The level of cosmic rays bombarding our solar system has hit a 50-year high - a "signficant" increase which could impact on future space missions.
Cisco is paying $3bn for Norwegian video conferencing specialist Tandberg.
Moves to replace conventional air-traffic infrastructure - at present reliant on slow and inaccurate radar and voice comms - with modern satnav and digital networking tech are reportedly "on the right track".
PC supplier Valatech - operator of website pconestopshop.com - has had its wrist slapped for claiming in an advertisement that a 2.3GHz quad-core processor runs at an overall speed fo 9.2GHz.
Bluetooth tethering is winging its way to the PlayStation Portable Go, Sony has confirmed.
Reldata has released a new version of its RELvos virtualised operating system to coincide with the debut of its lates unified storage box, the 9240i.
Luxury pen maker Montblanc has caused a bit of a stir in India by releasing a commemorative Mahatma Gandhi fountain pen priced at a modest £14,400.
We have a Reg Tech Panel survey that needs filling in. This time we swoop on Unified Communications, which has been the next big thing for as long as we can remember. The research will form the basis of an upcoming Regcast and will publish the survey's findings on this site and in The Reg Library. The more of you who participate, the more useful the results will be. So a few minutes of your time, please!
Independent testing lab AV-Test.org has published one of the first reviews of Microsoft Security Essentials, Redmond's freebie anti-virus package.
From today large companies that collect or process personal data must pay £500 to register with the Information Commissioner's Office.
UpdatedThe UK's main sci/tech research funding body, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), has sent out clear signals that Blighty's science budget is being refocused in large part as an industrial subsidy.
Nvidia last night introduced the new GPU design that will feed into its next-generation GeForce graphics chips and Tesla GPGPU offerings but which the company also hopes will drive it ever deeper into general number crunching.
UK.gov is calling on developers to consult the Cabinet Office on its prototype website that will open some government datasets to the public.
Leaked images have revealed two high-end smartphones which, although from rival manufacturers, could both command centre stage very soon.
The case of Timothy Vernor, the man Autodesk tried to stop selling their software on eBay, has had another day in court.
The next major version of Intel's Atom is expected to debut early next year. It's part of the 'Pine Trail' platform, the chip giant's offering for netbooks, which typically use Atom N-series CPUs. But it's not the only Atom upgrade due next year. Six months or so later, Intel will release 'Moorestown', its new platform for mobile internet devices (MIDs) - kit that is currently based on the Atom Z series of processors.
The Radio Society of Great Britian will see Ofcom in court over the regulator's failure to properly investigate powerline networking kit that the society reckons is being supplied illegally.
Black hat hackers have created a new strain of Trojan that rewrites online bank statements to disguise fraud.
A German clothing manufacturer has failed in its bid to register ! as a trade mark, the Telegraph reports.
Nokia has been mapping out how Qt will take over the application layer on Symbian devices, among others, reducing Symbian development to under-the-hood core programming at best.
A Sun North America sales SVP has been poached by HP to do the same job for the Palo Alto company, signalling that it wants to switch Sun resellers (and customers) to HP ones.
Popular Mechanics hack Seth Porges last week risked life and limb when he became one of the first two humans to experience a quite remarkable jet-powered merry-go-round:
Constant travelling, multi-tasking and the always-on connectivity of modern life can take its toll, according to Fujitsu. So the firm’s launched an... er... "stress dissipating" notebook.
The going rate for bits of hardware and paperwork from the first commercially sold computer has been set at £8,400.
The UK government already has a "considerable" number of attackers and defenders that make it a "major world power" in cyberwarfare, according to a leading US expert.
BAE Systems, the largely overseas-based but UK-headquartered arms firm, has refused a peace deal with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). British politicians will now have to decide whether to take the company to court for corrupt deals in Africa and Eastern Europe. But BAE wields colossal political influence in the UK; there's every chance that the case will be deep-sixed like others before it.
Dutch financial services regulator AFM raided the Amsterdam offices of TomTom on Tuesday, to investigate allegations of insider trading by a senior financial executive.
Scareware slingers have poisoned search results for Google Wave in a bid to expose users seeking the communication software to a fake anti-virus scan instead.
Japan's Fair Trade Commission has told Qualcomm to rewrite its contracts for Japanese customers, but in response the company is asking for that order to be suspended pending a full hearing.
Police advice to the Tate Modern Art Gallery, that one of the pictures in their current "Pop Life" exhibition may be child porn, and therefore illegal to display, highlights yet again the difficulty of policing this sort of material in an internet age.
If you’re stuck in a strange city and need to rent a car, then there’s an app for that. Vehicle rental firm Zipcar has launched an iPhone application for locating, reserving and even unlocking hire cars using the Apple smartphone.
Amazon will finally launch its Kindle e-book viewer in Blighty next week, multiple sources have claimed.
As something of an engagement present for server maker Sun Microsystems, Oracle, the company's looming $7.4bn suitor, this week cut the prices it charges for key database software on the Sun Fire rack and blade servers using the company's "Victoria Falls" Sparc T2+ processors.
The Register's recent online Agile Data Center Summit kicked off with European Analyst of the Year, Freeform Dynamics’ Jon Collins, delivering the keynote speech. You can now watch the recorded version at your leisure.
Though it will eventually offload search to Steve Ballmer and Microsoft, Yahoo! has no intention of shrinking the new back-end infrastructure now driving its search technologies.
Robot aircraft are in such demand for combat in Iraq and Afghanistan that the US military - in a mildly disorienting move - is using manned aeroplanes to stand in for them during military training exercises.
ReviewNothing quite says Autumn like the arrival of a fresh crop of Linux distros. Well, for Linux fans anyway. As usual, both Fedora and Ubuntu are gearing up for new releases, with the Ubuntu crew already pushing out the first betas of Ubuntu 9.10, dubbed Karmic Koala.
Google's run-ins with the Apple/AT&T double ac over its Voice application are becoming symbols of the whole broad debates over open web models and net neutrality, and igniting debate over how carriers can survive amidst the rise of open browser-based services and mobile VoIP. Google may be a flag waver for browser usage versus downloadable apps, and for web-based voice. But how open can it really afford to be?
Hackers have figured out how to create computer-generated Facebook profiles and are using them to trick unsuspecting users into installing malware, a security researcher warned Thursday.
Anti-video game gadfly Jack Thompson is suing Facebook for $120 million, accusing the social website of causing him emotional distress by not removing threatening comments posted by gamers.
The latest reports are in from the search engine and browser battlefields, and the news isn't good for Microsoft, with both Bing and Internet Explorer continuing to lose market share.
Microsoft has put the finishing touches on Windows XP Mode, the virtual version of XP for those looking to run legacy applications after the switch to Windows 7. The final bits were released to manufacturing today, and the company says the tool will be available from Microsoft.com on October 22, the day Windows 7 officially arrives.
Britons' self esteem is ruled by their mobile phones, according to a survey commissioned by a UK mobile phone comparison website.
Oak Ridge National Laboratories may not be the first customer that Nvidia will have for its new "Fermi" graphics processor, which was announced yesterday, but it will very likely be one of the largest customers.
Avian-themed navel-micro-gazing website Twitter is experimenting with a new feature designed to let users organize the accounts they follow into custom categories.
Two ongoing scams are tricking Google and other search engines into prominently displaying millions of compromised webpages that attempt to hijack end users' computers or steal their credit card numbers, researchers said.
Apple reportedly - and quietly - purchased a Google Maps competitor two months ago, and has absorbed its founder into the mothership at One Infinite Loop.