23rd > February > 2010 Archive
Google has unveiled a new ad serving platform for internet publishers, merging the platform it acquired from DoubleClick in 2008 with its native Google Ad Manager.
The Home Office has responded to a petition against plans for state registration of mobile phones, by pointing out that the state has no such plans.
Could Microsoft's Office team learn a thing or two from those building Internet Explorer and Windows? Depends on what's at stake - and to what extent they're forced to act.
A so-called Chuck Norris botnet is hijacking poorly-configured routers and DSL modems.
Review With turn-by-turn navigation rapidly becoming the favoured give-away on smartphones, it's reasonable to ask what the future holds for the dedicated in-car satnav makers. Arguably, there will always be a market for cheap entry level satnav units, because not everyone has a smartphone. At the top end of the market, larger screens and advanced navigation options for the high mileage motorist should also help keep sales going in the right direction.
Comment Now that Hewlett-Packard and Dell have reported their latest quarterly results, it seems like a good time to do a post mortem on the economic downturn and its effects on server sales for the Big Three: IBM, HP, and Dell.
Search giant Google is restarting talks with the Chinese government in order to clarify the future of its businesses in China.
SanDisk and Seagate are shipping their largest ever storage SD cards and SATA drives respectively. Tomorrow they'll ship even larger ones.
Apple has had a busy night pulling minor publishers' naughty applications from the iTunes store, leaving porn as the preserve of big business only.
Japanese robot boffins - that is, human roboticists - have created a smart air-cushion hoverchair in remarkable WALL-E fashion. The chair's makers are touting it initially for use by the elderly, rather than the intergalactically indolent.
Lab One of the appealing things about server virtualisation is that the “table stakes” are quite low. To virtualise a server, it really is just a case of configure the server, install the appropriate software, log in and off you go – or at least, it was last time I tried.
Car thief gangs have begun using imported GPS jammers to allow them to escape tracking technology.
Logitech will release a wireless keyboard and mouse combo it claims will operate for three years before its batteries need changing.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is determined to tackle a major threat to the wellbeing of US kiddies: killer hot dogs which present a clear and present choking hazard.
Acer has put its plan to develop an e-book reader on hold while it watches how the market develops, a senior executive has said.
Ethernet and storage networking supplier Brocade has dropped the Ethernet ball while recording record quarterly results.
Google's Nexus One handset is dialling 999 when the user tries to pick up voicemail or call a freephone number, thanks to an over-enthusiastic update.
MPs have branded the proposed 50p per month "broadband tax" unfair, arguing the government should allow market forces to decide who gets faster broadband.
Amazon has agreed to a cross-licence patent deal with Microsoft over the online retail giant's use of technology in its Kindle e-reader product and Linux-based servers.
Wired has thrown down the gauntlet to El Reg's Standards Soviet by defining the storage "PornYear" - equivalent to 0.94 petabytes.
Advent Computer Training, which ceased trading in January, has appointed two administrators from Brummie accountants PKF.
Vodafone Ireland has copped some flak for admitting plans to pocket credit left in dormant accounts, though it turns out that everyone else is already doing just that.
Barmen should be warned that chimps have demonstrated a "folk understanding of the physics of liquids" which enables them to tell the difference between a full pint and a short measure.
World+Dog bought 211m tellies during 2009, two per cent more than the number shipped in 2008 despite an eight per cent decline in the average price.
Computing boffins say they have demonstrated rootkits which can be used to turn your smartphone or "upcoming tablet computer" into a remotely-activated bugging or tracking system.
Caerphilly County Borough Council has today backed down from its demands that performers and authors be CRB-checked before getting on stage in front of a grown-up audience.
A rash of reports fantasise today that the government has "dumped" or "abandoned" plans to boot the most persistent illegal filesharers off the internet.
Updated Dell customers hoping to check when their newly-purchased computer will be shipped are complaining about errors on the vendor's order status website.
More than 100 organisations guilty of allowing private data to leak on P2P networks have received warning letters from US consumer watchdog the Federal Trade Commission.
The iPhone was almost certainly 2009's top-selling smartphone after racking up world shipments of 24.89m units.
As Intel moves into its heartland territory in smartphones, processor firm ARM is extending its reach in turn. With Intel's efforts to reduce power consumption dramatically in Atom as yet unproven, ARM hangs on to its power advantage, and is moving more aggressively into embedded wireless and the 'internet of things'.
The Pope has come out against airport scanners - or maybe he hasn’t, but those operating the scanners may be sinning all the same.
Mandybill It's taken a national newspaper 18 months to report what two major British industries and several million Reg readers already knew: there won't be any permanent disconnections for file sharers.
Apple is advertising for an Engineering Manager to take the iPhone OS onto new platforms and new hardware, extending the OS, and the Cupertino control that goes with it.
Last week the fabulously wealthy Luke Johnson - former head of Channel 4 and the financier behind Pizza Express and owner of the Giraffe restaurants - told musicians to get on their bikes and bypass the "corporates". They could do everything DIY-style, he wrote in his Financial Times column.
A new poll shows that Britons are becoming increasingly concerned about the type of personal information held by the government.
A plan to create a specific area of the Internet for pornography has been given a reprieve by a distinguished panel of judges.
At a speech delivered at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, this morning, Intel's president and chief executive officer Paul Otellini said that the chip maker was spearheading a $3.5bn investment by itself and venture and established tech companies to cultivate new tech companies and thereby create jobs.
Google has dismissed German privacy fears over Street View, saying it will launch the service in the country by the end of the year, AFP reports.
Criminals racked up more than $11,000 in fraudulent payment card charges using a skimming device planted in a Utah-based gas station pump, according to reports.
Google will remove IE6-support from YouTube on March 13, according to a web post from the company.
A new study from the US Federal Communications Commission says that 93 million Americans don't have broadband internet access at home.
Intel says it was hit by a "sophisticated incident" in January in which hackers attempted to breach its digital defenses, making it the latest US company to admit it is being targeted by online miscreants.
No matter how much people talk about constantly available cloud services, there's always that time when you want to upload something to YouTube and the site's unavailable due to "planned site maintenance." And just don't mention Twitter's Fail Whale.
Adobe Systems on Tuesday patched a critical vulnerability that could be exploited to remotely install malicious files on end-user PCs when they install or upgrade Reader and Flash applications.
Worldwide retail giant Wal-Mart is buying its way into the rapidly expanding sphere of on-demand, internet-based television.
Following the official opening of Microsoft's Azure "cloud" earlier this month, conspicuous competitors Amazon and Rackspace are hoping to woo developers onto their own sky high services with an array of new tools and discounts.
Review Red Hat's Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5.5 has reached the beta stage with downloads available for those with a subscription to the Red Hat Network.