Commodore 64 reincarnated as quad-core Ubuntu box
The Commodore 64 has been reincarnated as a 3GHz quad-core PC with 3D graphics, Gigabit Ethernet, a DVD-RW drive, and a 500GB hard disk. All that's left is the built-in keyboard. And the name.
iPhone, IE, Firefox, Safari get stomped at hacker contest
CanSecWestIt was another grim day for internet security at the annual Pwn2Own hacker contest Wednesday, with Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Mozilla's Firefox and Apple's Safari and iPhone succumbing to exploits that allowed them to be remotely commandeered.
QLogic spans Dell's InfiniBand
When Dell sells servers to an HPC customer, QLogic wants to be the network interconnect provider of choice when it comes to the InfiniBand protocol.
Don't blame Willy the Mailboy for software security flaws
There's a low rasp of a noise being made in the software world. Customers want software vendors to hold programmers responsible if they release code containing security flaws.
Dell Mini 10
ReviewAs every netbook maker worth its salt hurries to replace its existing line-up with second generation models using Intel's new Pine Trail chipset, we are clearly going to have to get used to being presented with an ever increasing slew of machines which frankly are pretty much the same as the ones they replace.
Darling confirms telephone line tax
Yesterday's budget confirmed Labour's intention to tax every phone line in the UK to the tune of 50 pence a month, providing funds for connecting the disconnected by 2017.
Dell OEMs Data Domain and Celerra
Dell is broadening its storage product range by OEMing EMC's Celerra and Data Domain products, and developing its own object storage product.
Domain registrar follows Google out of China
Domain registrar GoDaddy is ending business in China after the country introduced new rules on registering internet domains.
Toshiba announces world's biggest 2-platter drive
Toshiba has announced the highest-capacity twin platter laptop hard drive in the world at 750GB, as well as a 1TB, three-platter laptop drive.
French suspect grilled over Obama Twitter hack
A French suspect has been arrested over accusations he hacked into the Twitter accounts of President Obama and other public figures, the BBC reports.
Belkin hopes apps buzz will boost latest broadband boxes
Never one to miss an opportunity, Belkin has launched a set of new 802.11n broadband wireless routers. Taking note of World+Dog's interest in iPhone and Android apps, Belkin is pitching the devices' functionality as a series of "apps", each with its own small, square icon.
First WiMAX handset launched, again
Americans will get a 4G handset in the summer from HTC and operating over WiMAX, though even America's WiMAX operator admits that LTE is technology of the future.
Selecting an ERP supplier - the pitfalls and practicalities
WorkshopThe selection of an ERP system is a pretty strategic decision for most companies. Software of this kind tends to operate at the core of your organisation, and can therefore have a big impact on business robustness, efficiency and flexibility.
Met launches net café spy operation
Internet café owners are being asked to spy on their customers as part of the Met police's terrorism prevention efforts.
Google blames glitch not hacker for 'Chinese' bio bug
Google has blamed a snafu that resulted in an executive biography page for senior execs at the search engine giant rendering in Chinese for some on an unspecified glitch, rather than politically motivated hackers.
Complete ACTA text leaked online - at last
After weeks of extracts of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) being published on the interwebs, a French digital rights group has finally leaked a complete copy of the deal online.
Power monitoring across the desktop estate
WorkshopDespite the pressure on organisations to operate to more “green” agendas, the reality is that for many the reasons they actually fund anything are related to a desire to save electricity or to meet external requirements, usually legislative. So far the majority of “green” projects have usually been focussed on reducing electricity consumption and thereby saving operational costs.
Expedition to seek out 'alien' ocean-abyss life sets sail
Seagoing British boffins are about to plunge deeply into hot Caribbean bottom vents using a long, cigar-shaped, battery powered device. They expect the probings to offer valuable insights into the behaviour of alien life.
MPs criticise government's climate of fear
The "permanent state of emergency" over terrorism since 9/11 has blocked debate over whether the dozens of new laws introduced to combat the threat are justified, according to a cross-party group of peers and MPs.
German cable operators told to tighten up
A German court has ruled that any interference to cable TV services is the cable operator's problem, and can't be used to delay the Digital Dividend auctions in the country.
YouTube does a Lindsay and takes a tumble
YouTube was having a little lie-down this morning, as its home page served up an error message to fans of cute kittens and falling-down Hollywood types everywhere.
Unified Communications and the productivity debate
WorkshopThe word ‘productivity’ is a somewhat wearied term that is perhaps too readily associated with the benefits that Unified Communications (UC) brings to a business.
Brown's website as mad as he is
The Ten Downing Street website has a rather odd collection of meta-tags including entries for piercing, tattoos, Israel, Ada Lovelace and Sarah Brown.
Corduroy cuffed, banged up for teaching while drunk
A teacher in Southern California has been arrested and jailed for being drunk in charge of a class of schoolchildren.
Freetards storm Westminster
The Open Rights Group held its demonstration against the Mandybill after work yesterday, and here's a photo diary.
WD stage whispers up new AV surveillance drive
Western Digital has a new disk drive for audio-visual applications with a claimed best-in-class reliability which is far below enterprise drive reliability levels.
Microsoft tickles Bing with feather duster
Microsoft has given its Bing search engine a spring clean and added status data from geolocation outfit Foursquare into its maps service as an app.
Reseller exposes Opteron 6100 speeds and prices
Ohio computer components reseller Provantage accidentally let slip pricing information for the forthcoming "Magny-Cours" eight- and 12-core Opteron 6100 series of processors for two- and four-socket boxes.
News TVs, set-top boxes to get Sky Player
Telly makers Cello and 3View are to build Sky's Sky Player online viewing app into their offerings, the satellite broadcaster said today.
Mozilla site to offer multi-browser add-on security check
Mozilla plans to expand the reach of its web-based Plugin Check service so that it monitors whether add-ons on browsers from other suppliers are up to date and secure.
Biometric harvest network can handle just 700k a year
Home Sec Alan Johnson gave another insight into how big a trickle of applications for ID cards the government expects when he revealed the full extent of its biometric enrolment network yesterday.
Intel online software stores set to conquer world
Intel has expanded the beta versions of its online Windows 7 and Windows XP netbook-software storefronts to include Moblin 2.1 in the US and Canada. It has also announced it will soon move across the pond to offer Windows and Moblin 2.1 apps to anyone whose currency is denominated with a £ or €.
Hackers hit where they live
The countries of hackers originating malware-laced spam runs have been exposed by new research, which confirms they are often located thousands of miles away from the compromised systems they use to send out junk mail.
Whitehall coughs £250k for Bletchley Park pothole repairs
Famed World War II codebreaking centre Bletchley Park has been given £250k by the British government - which owes its existence to work performed at the site - for urgent repairs.
Google booted from China's number two carrier
China's second largest wireless carrier - China Unicom - has said it will remove Google's search service from the Android phones it developed in tandem with the web giant, citing the company's decision to reroute Google.cn to uncensored servers in Hong Kong.
Hacker's record credit card theft fetches 20-year sentence
Confessed TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for orchestrating one of the largest thefts of payment card numbers in history.
HPC propped up server sales in 2009
The economic Meltdown certainly curbed the appetite for HPC systems last year, according to a recent analysis by IT market watchers at IDC. But as bad as things were in the HPC server segment, with sales down 11.6 per cent to $8.6bn, the situation could have been worse.