16th January 2010 Archive

NASA Nebula - Obama's own private cloud?

The open-source Amazon-like compute cloud under development at NASA's Ames Research Center could become a means of hosting websites across the US government.
Cade Metz, 16 2010
The Register breaking news

Steve Wozniak, your time is up

Comment It's time to file each and every story about Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak into the circular "Does it really matter?" bin.
homeless man with sign

Discounts damage for Microsoft Windows 7 PC boost?

Things are looking up for PC manufacturers. The last three months of 2009 saw shipments of computers grow 22 per cent, while all - except Dell - enjoyed robust double-digit growth in the US and internationally according to Gartner.
The Register breaking news

ACLU challenges US laptop border searches

Privacy campaigners are continuing a legal challenge against random laptop border searches by US customs amid concerns there may be a racial bias in those delayed and inconvenienced by stop and search powers introduced as part of the war on terror.
Philips 40PFL9704 LCD TV

Philips 40PFL9704 40in LED backlit TV

Review LED backlighting is all the rage at the moment; it can dramatically improve the contrast ratio of LCD panels, helping them towards the deep blacks seen on plasma displays. But many of the sets available at the moment, including the LG we recently reviewed, use LEDs that aren’t individually addressable – so it’s still really all or nothing.