God of War III
ReviewThe God of War trilogy spans two PlayStation generations, and God of War III could not look better - or prove the PS3’s abilities - in a more stunning way. This hotly anticipated HD bloodbath of guts and lost heads - sorry, Helios - is a godsend for Sony.
Electronic Bodyguards bureau sets up shop in Switzerland
Burly bodyguards, however well armed and trained, are no longer enough to protect businesspeople on the move.
PCC bares teeth at bloggers
CommentUK bloggers can this week sleep a little easier in their beds. The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has just delivered a first historic ruling in respect of a journalist's blog.
SGI peddles cut-down Altix UV supers
SGI is rounding out its line of Altix UV machines with new machines based on Intel's just-announced eight-core Nehalem-EX Xeon 7500 processors.
Bush-authored warrantless wiretapping suffers abrupt defeat
The last of the US warrantless wiretapping cases has come to a rather surprising and abrupt finish.
Is Novarra Nokia's advertising play?
Last week Nokia bought Novarra, but it's unlikely the Finns were interested in a new browser when the company's main business points towards a rather more revolutionary offering from Nokia.
Software engineer demands source of his speeding collar
UpdatedA US software engineer hopes to beat a speeding ticket by challenging the accuracy of the computerized radar gun used to snare him.
Engine Yard scripts JRuby brain trust support plan
Rudderless on JRuby? The experts will come to your assistance - for a price.
Cray nabs $45m nuke lab petaflops super deal
The Los Alamos National Laboratory has inked a $45m contract with supercomputer maker Cray to supply the nuke researchers with one of the first Baker series of Opteron-based supers that will ship later this year - and to provide some company for the petaflopping RoadRunner Opteron-Cell massively parallel super, custom-built by rival IBM for Los Alamos.
IT losses despite US economic thaw
The US economy has started thawing but the first green shoots have struggled to make their presence felt in the tech sector.
Buzzed Gmail outs Googly ties of Obama's deputy CTO
It would be hard to imagine a better Google story. If the company's own web services somehow outed the most intimate secrets of CEO Eric Schmidt - a man who says net privacy is only for miscreants - that would surely be the Google story to end all Google stories. But a comeuppance of such epic proportions seems too much to ask. Today's story will do just fine.
Microsoft cuts 'Series' lump from Windows Phone 7
It's just two months old, but Microsoft has already renamed its next operating system for Windows phones.
Computer pioneer and Gates mentor Ed Roberts dies
Ed Roberts, the pioneering computer engineer and early mentor to Bill Gates and Paul Allen, died Thursday at age 68.
Developers turn sour on Apple iPad
Just before Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad, a survey of developers by webdesktopmobile kit maker Appcelerator indicated that 90 per cent intended to build an app for the Apple tablet over the coming year. As Apple prepares to unleash the device on Saturday in the US, that number now appears to have dropped to 80 per cent.
El Reg April Fools 2010
Word that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - the most powerful atomsmasher ever assembled by the human race - caused a hyperdimensional portal leading to an inhabited parallel universe to open up deep beneath Switzerland, in what may be the opening move of a cross-continuum invasion campaign, is yesterday's news. Which is to say, it's not really news at all.