Wind River has introduced what it calls an "ultra-fast" packet-forwarding platform for overburdened telecom providers.
Impressive. A not insignificant section of the intertubes is holding Apple entirely responsible for a brutal, paramilitary-style dawn raid by heavily-armed cops (we exaggerate, before they do) on the lovely home of peaceful citizen and Gizmodo editor Jason Chen. And all we actually know that Apple has done is first, ask Gizmodo for its missing prototype back, and second, advise San Mateo County police that there had been a theft.
ReviewReview The Doro Prosound HS1910 may look like your average wireless headset, but this one stands out from the crowd. Not merely a headset, it's a cordless Dect phone in its own right.
Thursday is D-Day - meaning Download Day - for the new Ubuntu 10.04 Long Term Support release from commercial Linux distributor Canonical. And this release is shaping up to be a watershed event for the upstart distro.
For the past several years, commercial Linux distributor Red Hat has been dabbling in public cloud computing, putting out beta releases of its Enterprise Linux on Amazon's EC2 compute utility. The Fedora community also put its eponymous Linux development releases out there. But if you wanted to run real RHEL on EC2 and get handholding for it, forget it.
A witness who testified against the man accused of breaching Sarah Palin's Yahoo! Mail account has criticized federal prosecutors for distorting the facts in an attempt to score legal points. Gabriel Ramuglia said the episode left him so disenchanted that he's changing the logging policy for Ctunnel.com, the anonymity proxy used to access Palin's Yahoo account while she was running for vice president in 2008. Before, he collected the IP address of each user along with the time and address of each web visit and stored it for seven days. Now, he logs the minimum required by law.
HTC has agreed to pay Microsoft a royalty when it sells a mobile phone running Google's Android operating system.
So Hulu, America's answer to iPlayer (or to be more precise the as yet un-hatched Project Canvas) is not opening up in the UK after all.
Long-term readers will be aware that the Son of God chooses some pretty offbeat places to manifest his supreme being, including Peruvian sand dunes, Ugandan mobile phone masts, Mount Sinai and Romanian wardrobe doors.
Fifteen companies have joined forces to spend the EU’s money to try to reduce the power consumption of 4G technologies, in a project with the fanciful acronym EARTH.
Hackers have overcome Ubisoft's controversial DRM system that relied on constant connection to the internet for games to function.
Papuans whose todgers have been unnaturally enhanced are as of right now barred from joining the police on the grounds that such members are a "hindrance during training".
The Italian court which sentenced three Google executives to a suspended jail term made a legal error, according to an Italian legal expert who has studied the judgment (pdf, in Italian). Elvira Berlingieri told OUT-LAW that Google was likely to win any appeal.
Not content with offering the Android-based HTC phones Legend and Desire, Sony Ericsson's X10, and Google's own Nexus One, Vodafone today announced an own-brand smartphone running the much-promoted OS.
External storage specialist LaCie has become the latest of its ilk to implement SuperSpeed USB 3.0 in a hard drive.
Western Digital is buying Hoya's glass media sputtering operation to secure and expand its 2.5-inch media supply as demand for these small disk drives ramps up and up.
The Local Government Association and the Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm) are calling for local authorities to publish election information and results in an open format.
EMC's Mozy cloud backup service has arrived in the UK.
Peter Jackson, the director behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy has been knighted in New Zealand.
A mysterious press release popped up on Business Wire yesterday that claimed Hans Pandeya, who last summer failed to buy The Pirate Bay, has returned with another bid to acquire the infamous site.
More households than ever before switched to Virgin Media in the last quarter, as the company reaped the benefits of network upgrades.
Panasonic will next month embark on a nine-week tour of the UK with the goal of turning Brits onto the joys of 3D TV.
Yahoo! has bought the exclusive rights to screen English Premier League games highlights online for the next three seasons.
Fusion Garage has made its 12in Atom-based tablet, the JooJoo, available to buyers outside the US.
Figures from Connecting for Health reveal that dozens of primary care trusts took money to tell patients about summary care records, even though they had no intention of actually moving to such records.
OpinionOpinion Infosec, the annual IT security trade show, has always been a place to do deals rather than to unveil new research or make significant product announcements.
ReviewReview Such is the pressure on PC makers to come up with ever more compelling designs - let alone exciting internals - that they must get so absorbed in their work that they forget to check on what their rivals are up to.
Business management software maker SAP saw first quarter net profit nearly double to €387m on total revenues up 5 per cent to €2.5bn for the period ended 31 March 2010.
Parallel moves in Canada and the US may signal the end of the honeymoon for web-based political campaigning - or change it beyond recognition.
LabLab It is great to theorise about all the good things IT can bring. Indeed, a fortunate few have that as their jobs. Just imagine what life would be like, for example, if it were possible to provision virtual servers on the fly, or provide real-time business intelligence tools to everyone who needed them, or implement management systems that really did know about everything in the IT environment. How easy everything could be.
The US trade watchdog confirmed this week that it would investigate patent infringement allegations made by Elan Microelectronics against Apple last month.
Terry Childs - the sysadmin who refused to hand back passwords to San Francisco's network - has been found guilty of computer tampering.
ReviewReview Like many Mac users, I use Apple’s Boot Camp to switch between the Mac OS and Windows as required. However, I also use virtualisation tools - Parallels Desktop and VMWare Fusion - which have the added convenience of allowing you to run Mac and Windows programs side-by-side.
In startling enviro-technology news, it has been reported that an ordinary 1950s house in California has been given a "green renovation" which has apparently made it a "Zero Energy House" and won its builders an award from the state government.
3PAR has added five Far Eastern countries to its sales geography in one month, and is gaining customers in Norway and South Africa.
One of the founders of the NHS National Programme for IT has told HC2010 that it failed to understand that "culture eats strategy for breakfast". Professor Aidan Halligan, who now works in senior roles at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, said that the programme has been too top-down, ignoring the views of doctors and nurses.
Still using CompactFlash? Lexar now has a 600x card that'll deliver a minimum sustained write speed of 90MB/s - and that's guaranteed, the company said.
Acer subsidiary Packard Bell has its eye on TwitBook buffs. Next month it will release a 15.6in notebook - the EasyNote TM - which sports a special Social Networks key.
Russian investors have bought ICQ, the venerable instant messenger service, from AOL for $187.5m.
Mozilla has released a "pre-alpha" version of its mobile Firefox browser for Google's Android operating system. Previously, an even earlier build was available through back channels, but Mozilla is now offering a build that's "usable by a broader set of people."
A computer animator's $2.5m personal injury lawsuit suffered a near-fatal blow thanks in part to MySpace postings that undermined claims his life had become "hell on earth." Eric Sedie of Corte Madera, California testified that as a result of injuries sustained during a 2006 collision with a United States Postal Service truck "every possible aspect of his life has been and will be affected until the day he dies," according to court documents. That included riding his bicycle, painting, and any vigorous activity.
An IT asset management firm is providing access to what it claims is the world's largest catalogue of hardware, software, and networking equipment.
Server virtualization wannabe Red Hat has notched up another cloud computing win with its commercial-grade KVM hypervisor. Japanese telco and service provider NTT Communications has said it is building its new cloud and Web hosting facilities using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
AMD's six-core Phenom II X6 processors have hit the streets, and the company claims that since they work with existing AM3 and AM2+ socket motherboards "with proper BIOS support," the move to six cores is "an easy upgrade."
NASA's Nebula infrastructure cloud - which will likely host websites across the federal government - is expanding from the agency's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley to a data center at the Goddard Space Flight Center in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
HP has agreed to buy beleaguered handheld maker Palm for $1.2bn.
The attacks that paralyzed Estonian internet traffic for three days in 2007 were fueled by online anonymity and a phenomenon known as contagion, according to a report by three academics. The paper, titled Storming the Servers: A Social Psychological Analysis of the First Internet War, is among the first to study the social and psychological forces that contributed to the massive DDoS, or distributed denial of service, attacks on Estonia. They are likely to play out in future online conflicts, the authors warn.
A Texas man has agreed to plead guilty to charges he trained a botnet on a popular internet service provider so he could demonstrate custom-made malware to a potential customer.
In purchasing Palm, HP intends to build and sell not only a new collection of phones based on Palm's critically-acclaimed webOS, but a line of webOS tablets as well. On Wednesday, the two companies announced that HP has agreed to acquire Palm for roughly $1.2bn - $5.70 per share of Palm common stock - and according to Todd Bradley, executive vice president in HP's personal systems group, the PC giant will use Palm's engineers, webOS mobile operating system, and other intellectual property to fashion all sorts of mobile devices for use at work and at play.