Netlist's HyperCloud memory gets Wall Street's blessing
Right about now, server memory module maker Netlist is probably wishing that it hadn't already gone public. But if the enthusiasm in a new public offering by investors on Wall Street last Friday is any indication, Netlist may be onto something with its new HyperCloud DDR3 super-dense main memory for servers.
Google open sources web app security scanner
Google has released an open source security scanner designed to seek out holes in, yes, web applications.
Register.com argues it can't be sued for negligence
US domain registrar Register.com has told a federal judge it can't be sued for a DNS records switch that wreaked havoc on Baidu because the ham-fisted blunder didn't amount to "gross negligence".
Home Office takes non-action against phone pinchers
The Home Office is demanding that mobile phone recyclers continue what they're already doing, in the name of cracking down on mobile phone theft.
ReviewHTC’s Legend is to all intents and purposes the follow up to the very popular Hero. Like its predecessor it is an Android handset, and GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G are here as Android staples but, as you would expect, the Legend has a lot that is new, updated, enhanced and tweaked too.
Google accused over China censorship
The Chinese government has reacted angrily to Google's decision to stop censoring search engine results in the country.
OFT to examine BBC's Canvas
The Office Fair of Trading is to examine Project Canvas, the BBC's strategic Sky-f*cker next generation set-top box.
Gelsinger paid more than the boss at EMC
SEC filings by EMC show that newcomer Pat Gelsinger was paid more than chairman and CEO Joe Tucci in 2009.
'Perpetual' software licence doesn't last forever, rules court
A software licence that was modified to become 'perpetual' did not necessarily last forever and could be terminated, the High Court has ruled.
iSoft finance boss barred
iSoft's former finance boss Ian Storey has been barred from practising as an accountant, and therefore as a finance director, for eight years after admitting charges of false accounting.
Polaroid enthusiasts unveil new instant film
Owners of Polaroid's classic SX-70 camera will this week be able to buy the first of a new batch of instant films for the model, courtesy of The Impossible Project.
Toshiba to build new flash fab
Toshiba is to build a new NAND fabrication plant in Japan, increasing its flash production capability, and showing faith in an environment of increasing flash demand.
MP welcomes Southwest One-IBM review
A panel of councillors at Somerset CC is conducting a review of the council's joint venture with IBM.
Penalty for silent calling goes sky high
Companies caught repeatedly making silent calls could get fined up to £2m in future, compared to the £50,000 maximum that taciturn sales staff currently pay.
Unfashionable DDoS attacks still menace websites
Internet security research firm Team Cymru has begun publishing a four part series explaining the hows and whys of denial of service attacks.
Sky blames network problems for site blocking
Sky broadband has blamed network problems, not censorship, for customers's inability to get onto RapidShare and other sites, mostly related to file sharing.
Mozilla swats Firefox zero-day bug a week early
Mozilla has plugged a critical unpatched cross-platform vulnerability in Firefox a week ahead of its previously announced schedule.
SanDisk flips out 32GB mobile phone card
SanDisk has announced a 32GB Micro SDHC Flash memory card for mobile phones.
YouTube scraps real-time search prototype
YouTube has killed an experimental feature, dubbed RealTime, that had been present in the video sharing site.
Council deforests beauty spot to combat dogging
More than 6,000 conifers which occupied a "stunning beauty spot" alongside the A666 in Lancashire have been felled to combat rampant dogging on the 12-hectare site.
Government faces four more days of HP strikes
The Public and Commercial Services union has said that 1,000 of its members working for HP will take another four days of industrial action.
IPS turns to asylum for help with ID scheme database
Plans to use the Department of Work & Pensions' giant Customer Information Systems database for the UK's identity scheme have been officially abandoned, in favour of an enhancement of the UK Border Agency's biometric database for asylum seekers. First they came for the foreigners, as they say...
Hardware biggest cause of HDD failure, says Freecom
External hard drive maker Freecom has revealed that almost half of all hard drive crashes are caused by hardware failure.
IBM faces mainframe biz European antitrust probe
IBM faces yet another antitrust headache today, after French mainframe open source outfit TurboHercules filed a complaint with European competition watchdogs.
SA news outlet deploys sh*t London Olympics logo
LogoWatchIt's a hearty round of applause today for News24.com, self-trumpeted as "Southern Africa and Africa's premier online news resource", which has decided it doesn't much like the London Olympic logo:
BT ordered to share telegraph poles for fast broadband
BT has been ordered to share access to ducts and telegraph poles with competitors who want to build their own faster broadband infrastructure.
Virgin Media downed by thick Leeds 'copper' crooks
Virgin Media customers in Leeds are suffering their second major outage in a few days as a result of witless thieves ripping cables out in the belief they are made of valuable copper.
Telcos to deliver VaaS
This is hilarious or sad, whichever way you look at it. Eyeing the Twitter feed last night, I saw someone had tweeted a question about whether carriers were going to be moving to VaaS – ‘Voice as a Service’.
Britain expels diplomat over faked passports in Hamas hit row
Britain plans to expel an Israeli diplomat over the use of counterfeit UK passports in the Dubai murder of a Hamas military commander, the BBC reports.
The Register Guide to improving systems agility
Late last year, The Register ran a well received online conference, the Agile Date Center Conference (which you can listen to, here).
Chinese gamer survives knife through skull
A Chinese gamer's net cafe Counter Strike session ended under the surgeon's knife when youths stabbed him in the skull with a 14-cm blade.
Branson's SpaceShipTwo rocketplane gets off ground
Beardy biz kingpin Richard Branson was overjoyed yesterday to announce that his passenger-carrying suborbital "SpaceShipTwo" rocket thrillride craft has left the ground for the first time. However it remained attached to its jet-powered "mothership" for the entire flight: independent operations aren't expected for some time.
Sagem readies Freeview HD DVRs
The company formerly known as Sagem will release its first Freeview HD DVR at the end of next month.
Verizon to launch less than brill billing service
US operator Verizon will allow online retailers to add to the customer's mobile phone bill, providing just the kind of out-of-channel security that's proved so unpopular this side of the pond.
Teen's mobe loaded with X-rated smut
An 18-year-old Coventry lass has been left "angry", "horrified", "shocked" and "deeply traumatised" after Carphone Warehouse returned her repaired mobile loaded with hardcore porn.
Opera Mini hits iTunes, awaits Apple verdict
Opera has finally submitted its browser to the iTunes store, daring Apple to reject it, while Firefox has called it a day for the Windows Mobile version of Fennec.
Google takes China-buffed halo to Oz
Not content with taking on China, Google were today squaring up for another fight over internet censorship, this time with the Australian government.
US couple jailed for TV shoplifting brag
A California couple who ill-advisedly appeared on TV's Dr Phil show to explain that they'd make a cool $100,000 flogging shoplifted toys on eBay were yesterday dispatched to federal prison.
Cray's midrange line big on Xeons, GPUs
In launching the CX1000 midrange supercomputer lineup, it looks like Cray is finally getting tired of trying to peddle Lexuses and BMWs to people who can only afford Fords and Chevys.
UK.gov blames Israel for cloning passports in Dubai hit
The UK Foreign Secretary has directly blamed Israel for forging 12 passports used in the Dubai assassination of a Hamas military boss in January.
China hits back at Google's uncensored Hong Kong servers
The Chinese government has attempted to restrict access to the Hong Kong–based servers where Google is offering uncensored search results to mainland China users.
US city holds outdoor Google worship service
Hundreds of Google worshippers gathered in the streets of Greenville, South Carolina over the weekend, paying homage to the all-powerful web god with eco-friendly glow sticks in the hopes it will one day bless their homes with 1Gbps broadband.
Your health, tax, and search data siphoned
Google, Yahoo, Microsoft's Bing, and other leading websites are leaking medical histories, family income, search queries, and massive amounts of other sensitive data that can be intercepted even when encrypted, computer scientists revealed in a new research paper.
Apple, Google, world+dog named in mobile patent suit
Apple, Google, Motorola, HTC, and 18 other top mobile-tech firms have been hit with yet another wide-ranging patent infringement lawsuit.
IBM kills off second-gen Cell blade server
IBM has killed off its QS21 two-socket Cell blade server, the second generation of Cell blades sold by IBM, which were announced in August 2007.
Senate bill seeks crack down on cybercrime havens
Foreign countries that turn a blind eye to cybercrime would lose US financial assistance and resources under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Senate.