Two's company but three is becoming a crowd: Solid Access has launched a NAND flash-only NAS storage product, the UNAS 100, offering 300,000 IOPS and 1,000MB/sec bandwidth.
Space shuttle Atlantis undocked from the International Space Station yesterday, following the crew's successful completion of their STS-132 mission tasks.
The government is set to refuse refunds to people who have forked out good money for ID cards.
LabLab Information is power, right? Well, just how powerful must most organisations feel today, given the amount of information they are packing? The immediate irony is that the opposite is generally true – we create data with gay abandon, but our ability to keep tabs on everything that we create is showing itself to be increasingly inadequate. So what’s the answer?
British honeybees have survived the coldest winter in 31 years with losses of one in six hives - higher than the natural rate but a marked improvement over previous years.
Xyratex thinks heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) will be the follow-on technology to perpendicular magnetic recording for the hard disk drive industry.
StobStob We had our quality audit the other week. Its cadences seemed curiously familiar.
BT's Global Services has signed up Tyntec to provide SMS hub servers for network operators too lazy to sign distribution deals with each other.
Hitachi Maxell has demonstrated a 50TB capacity LTO-class tape using perpendicular magnetic recording technology.
A clone site of Newzbin could be winging its way onto the interwebs soon, after its source code was stolen.
The X2 triplex speed-copter prototype, gradually building up speed in test flights, is expected to fly at 180 knots this week. The machine has already clocked 168 knots (over 190 mph), a good bit faster than most regular choppers can manage*.
HP has asked owners of dozens of models of laptop to return the machines' batteries just in case said power packs go foom.
HP's attempt to out-iPad the iPad will indeed be based on Palm's WebOS, a company executive has revealed.
Becta, the education IT procurement quango, is to be scrapped as part of the new government's £6.2bn cuts this year, announced by George Osborne this morning.
Slovak anti-virus firm Eset has acquired local anti-spam firm Comdom Software for an undisclosed amount.
BlogBlog All software is designed to deal with a specific problem. In the case of the current set of articles that problem is desktop deployment. If multiple different developers attempt to solve the same problem, then chances are good that they will run into the same obstacles. Different developers will have different approaches regarding overcoming these obstacles, and differing levels of success. Some developers create workarounds so seamless that you only notice that an obstacle needed to be overcome in the most exceptional of circumstances. In other more unfortunate cases visible and ugly problems affect all software in a given field. This article will expand on some of these gotchas - both those endemic to individual desktop imaging applications, and those to which all desktop imaging apps fall prey.
Climate agnostics now outnumber true believers who believe radical action is required for the first time, according to a YouGov poll.
The remains of Nicolaus Copernicus were reburied on Saturday, with the Polish Catholic church out in force to honour the man whose heliocentric theory of the solar system didn't go down too well with the 16th century Vatican.
IDC reckons 7.6 million tablets will be sold during 2010, rising to 46 million come 2014, which explains why the Apple stores seem to be bereft of iPads these days.
Product Round-upProduct Round-up Many gamers make do with an ordinary mouse, but there are dozens of the devices designed specifically with gameplay in mind. Some are pricey, others almost as cheap as a standard mouse, but whether you’re happy paying through the nose, or trying to stick to a budget, it’s always good to know if you’re getting your money’s worth. I looked at a variety of mice, from the expensive Razer Mamba to the budget Cooler Master Storm Sentinel. I was looking for a device that was comfortable and good looking; programmable for personal game profiles, while also allowing me to change resolution on the fly. To get a balanced view, I tried all these mice on two very different gaming styles: first-person shooter Quake III Arena and MMORG World of Warcraft. So here is my top ten in order of rating – worst to best.
Samsung has said that its first Bada-based smartphone, the Wave, has begun shipping to UK telcos, paving the way for its imminent availability to phone buyers.
BlogBlog Comparing software products can be approached in many ways. Different organizations have different concerns. For some money is a major factor, for others support or the richness of an application’s feature set. Everyone wants the moon on a stick for $24.99, but in the end we will all eventually compromise. When looking at any software purchases I have some very specific criteria in mind. The first and foremost is cost; I don’t have access to the monetary resources available to larger organizations. Ease of use is an important consideration; staff time has value, and it would be false economy to skimp on software if that application can deliver measurable time savings. The final criterion by which I judge software is the learning curve. A piece of software is of no use to me if only one person in my organization knows how to use it. While that might seem like good job security for the administrator in the know, business continuity in case of the unthinkable needs to be assured.
HP will be producing a WebOS-based tablet, to be on the shelves in October along with applications, but there will not be a notebook version.
HP has been removed from the shortlist of runners for a Bank of Ireland services contract.
Amateur astronomers believe they have located the X-37B US military unmanned spaceplane, which was launched into orbit on a classified mission a month ago.
Facebook users were hit for the second time in only a week by a video-themed malware attack last weekend.
Shares in the outsourcing giant Capita are being offloaded in response to the new government's first round of cuts.
A sister website of online shoe retailer Zappos.com lost $1.6m on Friday morning when a pricing engine blunder mistakenly switched some of the company's product line to being available for no more than $49.95 a pop.
RoTMRoTM A Massachusetts sausage factory cleaner had a lucky escape after a sausage-seasoning machine "somehow activated" and attempted to dine on its victim, Salem News reports.
PicPic A gigantic rumbling stone ball as big as a three-storey house has thundered across the surface of the moon, smashing through a crater wall before coming to rest deep in the lunar pockmark's interior.
Operators have recently scored some key points in the battle to control the mobile apps experience, but T-Mobile USA is letting the side down, closing down its two-year-old developer program, Partner Network.
Facebook boss Mark 'I'm CEO… bitch' Zuckerberg is seeking to soften user anger over privacy erosion with an admission that the social networking site has made some mistakes.
IBM is buying Sterling Commerce from AT&T for $1.4bn (£972m).
Halo: Reach will go on sale on 14 September, Microsoft has revealed.
ISOHunt founder Gary Fung's insistence on pandering to freetards has again cost him dear. Last week his appeal case earned him a permanent injunction, including possible jail time if he breaches the order. Fung was appealing against a suit originally filed by Hollywood (Columbia Pictures is the named plaintiff) against his torrent tracker in 2006.
PicPic NASA has released a fine snap of astronauts Michael Good (left) and Garrett Reisman, caught on camera through the aft flight deck windows of space shuttle Atlantis during last Friday's third STS-132 mission spacewalk at the International Space Station:
The latest version of Bitstream's Bolt browser adds HTML 5 audio and video, tabbed browsing and Facebook to any Java-capable handset.
Intel has announced the release of 32nm Core processors for thin'n'light laptops, allowing all of us MacBook Air fans the hope of a major update in the not-too-distant future.
Media giant Viacom and Google-owned video sharing site YouTube dished up some colourful court documents last Friday that showed how little love exists between the sparring pair.
ReviewReview The historical Wild West was very different from the fictional depiction of Spaghetti Westerns. Gunslingers rarely had the kill count they were credited with. Quick-draws were in reality spur-of-the-moment shootouts, with instigators often taking advantage of distraction or inattention. And dying in blaze of glory is pure euphemistic fiction for being slaughtered in an ambush.
Mainframe shops that are counting their pennies are going to catch a financial break from one of the suppliers of performance monitoring and management tools for the box. BMC Software has reworked its various mainframe tools so that some of the code underlying them executes on IBM's specialty engines instead of on generic mainframe processors.
Nokia and Yahoo! have announced a conjoined offering, with Nokia's Ovi brand finding its way into Yahoo's services while Yahoo takes over Nokia's email and messaging services.
After more than two years, Apple's Safari browser for Macs remains vulnerable to attacks that allow websites to litter a user's hard drive with thousands of malicious files. The "carpet bomb" vulnerability was publicly disclosed in May 2008 after members of Apple's security team said they didn't consider the quirk a security issue. After Microsoft took the unusual step of advising its customers to stop using Safari, Apple issued a patch Windows versions but not for OS X.
In the wake of its BrainShare EMEA user and partner conference in Amsterdam last week, Novell has opened up the beta for the next iteration of its authentication middleware, Identity Manager 4.
Windows 3.0, arguably Microsoft's first effective graphical user interface, turned 20 this past weekend.
Microsoft has created a pair of Apache-licensed open-source projects to crack open its ubiquitous Office suite.
The 66-year-old man who in April pleaded guilty in Leicester Crown Court to charges of "buggery of a donkey between February 2 and February 5, 1999, and buggery of a horse between March 15 and 18, 2004", has been jailed for 22 months.
NASA telescopes have captured stunning images of two star-producing nebulae as their solar winds blow cosmic gas and dust across vast reaches of space more than 6,000 light years from Earth.
A board member with the Open Source Initiative (OSI) — the organization that approves open source licenses — has warned that there are "some serious questions" surrounding Google's swashbuckling efforts to create an open and royalty-free codec for web video.
What are the odds that two different sellers on both sides of the Pond would find themselves peddling some of the processing modules of the original Cray-1 vector supercomputer?