Floating IT lab mimics multi-tiered networks
Skytap - the Jeff Bezos-backed startup that lets you mimic internal IT infrastructure in the so-called cloud - has introduced a new set of automation tools designed to facilitate the creation of complex network topologies on its floating interwebs service.
Google opens Google Apps app store
The Mountain View Chocolate Factory has unveiled an online marketplace for third-party applications that hook into its Google Apps suite of web-based businessware.
UK pol touts canine chip implants
Even if your beloved Westie is spending her declining years curled up by the hearth, Home Secretary Alan Johnson suggests she should be microchipped for the protection of her potential victims, and you should pony up for dog-attack insurance.
Tablet maker threatens, then robs Apple
The publicity whores at China's Shenzhen Great Loong Brother tablet-PC maker are at it again.
Sepaton in anti-Data Domain pitch
Criticising the pain of single-silo deduplication products, Sepaton has introduced a dual-node clustered product that can be upgraded to its larger ES2 system.
Suburban woman accused of using net to recruit terrorists
A suburban Pennsylvania woman who went by the online alias JihadJane used the internet to recruit Islamic terrorists and to plot the assassination of a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet Mohammed, according to a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday.
Google Nexus One
ReviewThe flourishing Android operating system has appeared on phones made by Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG and HTC. Now Google has launched its own handset, though it’s actually made by HTC, which has made the bulk of Android handsets so far.
Max Clifford takes £1m to drop hack probe
Celebrity publicist Max Clifford has agreed to accept a £1m plus payoff in exchange for dropping phone hacking allegations against the News of the World.
Brown promises Budget in a fortnight
Gordon Brown is set to announce the Budget will happen at the end of the month, increasing the likelihood that the election will be on 6 May.
NY chef offers mam cheese canapes
A New York chef is offering samples of cheese made from his wife's breast milk with the promise that it's "100 per cent organic, free range and foie gras fed".
Sharp preps Freeview HD set-top kit
Sharp will release the first of two Freeview HD set-top boxes at the end of April. It's also preparing a regular Freeview DVR that uses USB-connected storage to make it a doddle to transfer taped programmes to a PC.
Palm pops out plug-in dev kit
Palm has released its Plug-in Development Kit, enabling native development for those who find AJAX just can't cut it.
WD targets Win XP users to ease 4KB drive upgrades
Western Digital is to help Windows XP users more easily make the transition to so-called '4K' hard drive technology, the new standard for basic drive formatting.
Microsoft boffin scoops Turing Award
A Microsoft researcher has received the Turing Award in recognition for his pioneering work in personal computing hardware and networking technology development.
BT boss urges fines for filesharing customers
MandybillIan Livingston, the boss of Britain's biggest ISP BT, is lobbying for the government's proposed technical sanctions against filesharers to be replaced with fines.
Young people are lazy, think world owes them a living - prof
It's official. Proper actual science has confirmed that the young Westerners of Generation Y (people now in their 20s) are idle, workshy loafers by comparison to their elders. They are also think that the world owes them a handsome living, having higher expectations of salary and status than their predecessors.
UK is safer from al-Qaeda 'bastards', says security minister
The minister responsible for counter-terrorism has said that despite "some very nasty bastards out there who aim to do us harm", government security initiatives have made the UK safer from attacks in recent years.
Y2.01K hits Garmin satnav
Garmin's Geko 201 GPS kit can't decide what year it is, flipping between decades every time it's switched on, though it's performing better on days of the week.
Microsoft whitewashes MSN in latest Web2.0rhea whimsy
Microsoft has taken the beta wraps off its MSN homepage, which the company relaunched in the US in November 2009.
Twitter adds filter to cut phishing lines
Twitter has tightened up security procedures in order to curtail phishing attacks against users of the micro-blogging service, which have become rampant over recent weeks.
SpringSource adds springiness to Tomcat server
Open-source Java framework specialist SpringSource has unveiled a new incarnation of its Apache Tomcat-based tc Server, offering application developers and operators additional tools for building, deploying, and monitoring their software on the lightweight runtime platform.
Mozilla Jetpack flies out of laboratory into loving arms of Firefox
Mozilla has promoted its web extensions prototype package - Jetpack - by pushing it upstairs and readying it for production with its Firefox browser.
UK plastic fraud losses fall for first time in 3 years
A rise in online banking fraud losses took some of the shine off the overall fall in debit and credit fraud in the UK last year.
'Phantom Eye' hydrogen strato-spy drone starts building
Global arms'n'aerospace behemoth Boeing says it will now begin work in earnest on its "Phantom Eye" high-altitude hydrogen spy drone, powered by a pair of modified Ford car engines.
Government spends £11k on ID card 'branding'
The government still seems to be shying away from spending too much money advertising its ID card and National ID Register schemes.
Saviour likely for titsup training firm
Administrators for Advent Computer Training, and its sister school for plumbers, believe they have found buyers for the company.
Freesat BBC iPlayer beta gets red button access
Humax and the BBC have extended their iPlayer offering to all of the manufacturer's Freesat set-top boxes, making the catch-up service available through remotes' red buttons.
Samsung to bundle glasses with 3D TVs
In a bid to become the leading supplier of 3D TVs, Samsung will bundle every one of its 3D tellies and Blu-ray Disc players with two pairs of active-shutter specs and a copy of Monsters vs Aliens, the company announced last night.
MoJ halves consultancy spending
The Ministry of Justice reduced its consultancy spending from £20.7m in 2007-08 to £10.5m in 2008-09, despite the failure of other departments to meet government cost-cutting targets.
Zero* welcome for 200 Welsh TV shows - in Wales
Almost 200 Welsh language programmes broadcast by S4C last month attracted precisely zero viewers, leaked audience figures show.
Ex-Sun boss punts Apple-Microsoft-world 'tried to sue me' missive
Former Sun Microsystems boss Jonathan Schwartz has claimed that Apple chief Steve Jobs threatened to sue the server and software maker in 2003.
Underground mole-satnavs to work off lightning strikes
News has emerged of a secret US military programme intended to let troops navigate about inside huge underground enemy tunnel complexes by measuring energy pulses given off by lightning bolts.
Cryptome: PayPal a 'liar, cheat and a thug'
"PayPal is a fucking liar, a cheat and a thug," says Cryptome operator John Young. The eBay-owned payment service closed the Cryptome account last week, with over $5,000 of donations intended for Young in limbo.
Pistol fired on Olympic honour campaign for Turing
The campaigner who led a successful effort last year to secure a public apology for the UK government's mistreatment of Alan Turing is calling for recognition of the celebrated cryptographer during the 2012 London Olympics.
Voltaire brings InfiniBand switch to the masses
InfiniBand and Ethernet switch maker Voltaire this morning rolled out its Grid Director 4200, a midrange 40 Gb/sec InfiniBand switch that shoots the gap between its entry and high-end switches, and that is the product that Voltaire expects companies to buy as they adopt InfiniBand for database clustering and other HPC jobs.
LG 3D TV line to debut in May
LG will release its 3D TV range in May, the company said today. The line-up will comprise a pair of LED TVs and a Blu-ray Disc player.
Google flips switch on mobile YouTube banner ads
Google is now serving ads on the mobile incarnation of YouTube.
Google boss says something will happen in China 'soon'
Google CEO Eric Schmidt has reiterated that the company is currently in negotiations with the Chinese government over its future in the country - despite the Chinese government's claims to the contrary - and he expects some sort of development "soon".
Citrix tunes XenApp for Windows Server R2
Citrix has unveiled XenApp 6 after re-architecting the product from the ground up to take full advantage of Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 R2.
Intel's redemos six-core Gulftown
Intel has given developers another peek at its upcoming Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor.
Zeus botnets suffer mighty blow after ISP taken offline
At least a quarter of the command and control servers linked to Zeus-related botnets have suddenly gone quiet, continuing a recent trend of takedowns hitting some of the world's most nefarious cyber operations.