Site auto-trawls embarrassing Facebook posts
A new site illustrates the privacy perils of users who leave their public updates searchable outside of Facebook.
Emulex and QLogic both claim to be best
Emulex and QLogic have both released statements saying they are winning in Fibre Channel adapter-land, and it's emerged that Emulex's claim to FCoE adapter leadership might be flaky.
Big Blue's big iron: The Biggening. Screening 2010
IBM, like other server makers, has rolled out a bunch of new iron this spring, but still has a ways to go to completely revamp its product lineup in 2010, as it plans to do.
Met Police new HR technology broken, bloated, absent
An attempted programme to modernise the Metropolitan Police's human resources systems is behind schedule and over-budget.
Grow-lamps roast Yorkshire dope farmer in his sleep
A West Yorkshire cannabis grower died of hyperthermia after halogen lamps in his illicit indoor dope plantation heated his house to a fatal 38°C, the Sun reports.
Simpana getting object storage, added de-dupening
CommVault is readying a major release of its Simpana software, adding object storage and enhancing deduplication.
Five in slammer over iTunes/eBay card-laundry caper
Five UK residents were jailed on Friday over a conspiracy to launder money using iTunes gift vouchers.
Cops back in on BT/Phorm case
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has called in City of London Police to assist as it decides whether to go to court over BT's covert trials of Phorm's web interception and profiling system.
Samsung offers $2.7m of grease for wrestling Bada devs
Samsung likes to play the tart when it comes to a mobile OS, but the Bada Developer Challenge for its in-house environment shows where its affections really lie, with a top prize of $300,000.
Flash! Enterprise SSD looming at HP
HP will soon introduce enterprise-class solid state drives (SSD) with a 6Gbit/s SAS interface for its servers.
Atlantis 'nauts suit & boot up for bolt release spacewalk
Atlantis mission specialists Steve Bowen and Garrett Reisman are due to exit the International Space Station this afternoon for the first of three STS-132 mission spacewalks.
Gov beats BOFHs to snatch worst-for-service crown
Government services have come last in a survey of how easy various services and service providers are to contact by the public.
Ten Essential... Android Games
Product Round-upIf there is one thing that iPhone owners can be smug about it's the number of quality games available from the iTunes App Store. But Android owners needn't feel too badly done by - the Android Market has a few choice gaming applications all of its own.
Vulture 1, Eyjafjallajökull nil (half time)
From the Ash CloudIf the latest tranche of volcanic ash has cut off chunks of the UK from Europe again, it certainly didn't hit the traffic of the M25 yesterday morning.
Microsoft TechNet blogs go into stasis for revamp
Microsoft has disabled comments on its TechNet blogs for the next week while it upgrades the system.
Vodafone shocks data users with roaming price rise
Vodafone is to change how it charges phone and laptop users to connect to mobile broadband services overseas. Its customers are not best pleased - heavy data users could see prices rise fivehold.
Software liability ruling: 'Supplier beware', says IT brief
AnalysisA software developer's assertion that it wasn't liable for the shortcomings of its software has been rejected by the UK High Court in a case that has implications for other vendors and channel partners.
UK border security ring-o-steel flagged 48,000 travellers
The £1.2bn e-Borders security system flagged more than 48,000 travellers for intrusive background checks last year, it has emerged.
Logitech Squeezebox Touch Wi-Fi music streamer
ReviewFollowing on from the Squeezebox Duet, Boom and Radio models, the Touch is Logitech's latest wizard wheeze to help liberate your digital music files. Like the Duet, the Touch acts as a bridge between your PC and your hi-fi by hooking the two up using a Wi-Fi network. However, you can't use it as a stand alone music player, as you can with the Boom and the Radio.
Seagate brewing bizarre Flash/Platter chimera
A Greek website is reporting that a combined solid state and spinning disk drive may be on the way from Seagate.
Budding Bonds offered disguised spycam
Attention all Bond enthusiasts! Asian gadget seller Brando is now selling Disposable Lighter Spy Camera Camcorders at just $20 (£14) a pop.
Mobile Office 2010: Free, and worth every penny
Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 is now available for those using Windows Mobile 6.5: a nice enough upgrade considering it's free, but you wouldn't want to pay for it.
Lost Planet 2
ReviewRed-Eye, the Railway Gun, or just Episode 3, Chapter 3. Call it what you want, but you won’t find a more defining moment in Lost Planet 2. It’s a level that will stick in the mind for a long time to come - unfortunately for all the wrong reasons.
Costa Rican elbows out South African as UN climate boss
A Costa Rican bureaucrat is set to take the top job at the United Nations climate convention after a mini-revolt from small island states.
Siphon Wars: Pressurist weighs into Gravitite boffin
We've just had a missive from a US reader regarding that most pressing scientific question of the moment: Just how do siphons work?
US military chokes on stream from robots' fat pipes
A lack of decent software means that information harvested from unmanned aerial drones in Afghanistan is not being used properly.
Steelie Neelie batters at China's Great Firewall
China's Great Firewall is acting as a block to international business and should be tackled by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), according to European Competiton Commissioner Neelie Kroes.
Samsung tellies get Lovefilm on-demand movies
Lovefilm's on-demand movie streaming service is now available on Samsung net-connected tellies and not just Sony ones.
The Remote Access arsenal
Of all the tools in a system administrator’s arsenal, perhaps the most important are those related to remotely managing and administering the systems under their care. Just as computers span dozens of processor architectures and operating systems so to are the tools to manipulate these systems equally diverse. The rise of the graphical user interface (GUI) to become the primary method of interaction with modern computer systems has brought with it a requirement to administer these various systems remotely through their native GUIs.
Where to use Remote Access
The ability to remotely access computers has become a ubiquitous tool used by individuals ranging from systems administrators to roaming business users and the proverbial Aunt Tilly. This is not about accessing the hosted services of a computer (such as a webpage) remotely, but rather remotely accessing the graphical user interface (GUI). It is through the GUI that we access our documents, fire up our word processors, web browsers or downloaded movies.
Daleks poised to
invade tour UK
Fans of Doctor Who will later this year be able to enjoy Doctor Who Live - the arena manifestation of the BBC hit which promises "the same excitement, adventure and suspense that viewers have come to expect from the TV programme".
European PC racket's rocket rebound
Home PC buyers have done their consumerist duty and bought lots of new machines in the first quarter of 2010, helping the PC biz in Western Europe get on with a recovery.
HTC unwraps Wildfire Android 2.1 smartphone
HTC has introduced yet another Android handset, this one clearly set to be pitched at the less well-heeled if the spec is anything to go by.
Shock! Facebook cycle-slut smutvid is adware front
Facebook users should suppress any temptation to check out a link supposedly touting the "world's sexiest video", which is slutting its way around the social network.
Symantec fires off false alarm on WoW update
UpdatedWorld of Warcraft denizens are complaining that an anti-virus update published by Symantec over the weekend falsely labelled a component of the game as potentially malign.
Microsoft, martyrs, and the sizzle of Natal
Radio RegSure, Microsoft has just released the latest installment in its multi-billion-dollar Office story, but it's not Microsoft's most exciting launch of 2010.
Getting your head around mainstream mind mapping
RegCastIf you haven't heard the term ‘mind mapping’ before, you could be forgiven for thinking it was something sinister from 1984, or perhaps some high tech secret service interrogation technique.
Security guard admits he hacked hospital PCs
A former security guard has pleaded guilty to compromising more than a dozen computers that belonged to the hospital he was supposed to be protecting and posting some of his exploits on YouTube.
Atlantis 'nauts wrap boltastic first spacewalk
Atlantis spacewalkers Steve Bowen and Garrett Reisman wrapped their first STS-132 mission spacewalk at 19:19 GMT today, having spent seven hours and 25 minutes outside the ISS.
CA rechristens self CA Technologies
CA has finally conceded that its name is rather silly if you're not the state of California. The company's new top brass have decided that from here on out, we should call it CA Technologies.
Most browsers leave fingerprint that can ID users
The vast majority of people surfing the web leave behind digital fingerprints that can be used to uniquely identify them, research released Monday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation suggests.
Hadoop takes Big Data beyond Java
Apache Hadoop, the open-source version of Google's MapReduce architecture named after a kid's stuffed elephant, is still working to tame the 1.0 beast.
Juniper rolls out multi-product attack on Cisco
Juniper Networks rolled out an aggressive set of hardware, software, and services Monday morning, and while doing so it accused networking megacompetitor Cisco Systems of being yesterday's news.
Vision Solutions does a Double-Take
Private equity firm Thoma Bravo snapped up the three major players in the high availability clustering and data replication business for IBM's proprietary Power-based midrange systems in 2006 and 2007, and now the resulting company the equity firm put together, Vision Solutions, has been given a $242m bag of cash by its sugar daddy to buy Double-Take Software, which also does clustering and replication on x64 servers running Windows and Linux.