Another Flash-only NAS? Come on in
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.
Wallace & Gromit rouse Atlantis crew
Space shuttle Atlantis undocked from the International Space Station yesterday, following the crew's successful completion of their STS-132 mission tasks.
No refunds for ID card pioneers
The government is set to refuse refunds to people who have forked out good money for ID cards.
Understanding your information assets
LabInformation 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?
Brit honeybees crawl through rotten winter
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 no-go for bit-patterned media
Xyratex thinks heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) will be the follow-on technology to perpendicular magnetic recording for the hard disk drive industry.
I Married a Monster from ISO 9000
StobWe had our quality audit the other week. Its cadences seemed curiously familiar.
BT hooks up SMS hubbing
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 demos 50TB capacity LTO-class tape
Hitachi Maxell has demonstrated a 50TB capacity LTO-class tape using perpendicular magnetic recording technology.
Newzbin code leak could lead to return of Usenet indexer
A clone site of Newzbin could be winging its way onto the interwebs soon, after its source code was stolen.
X2 triple-twirly speedcopter approaching 180 knots
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 recalls 54,000 laptop batteries
HP has asked owners of dozens of models of laptop to return the machines' batteries just in case said power packs go foom.
HP exec confirms WebOS tablet
HP's attempt to out-iPad the iPad will indeed be based on Palm's WebOS, a company executive has revealed.
School IT quango to be expelled
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.
Eset slips on Comdom to stop spam emissions
Slovak anti-virus firm Eset has acquired local anti-spam firm Comdom Software for an undisclosed amount.
What does this button do?
BlogAll software is designed to deal with a specific problem. In the case of the current set of articles that problem is desktop deployment.
Nuke fans, climate agnostics gain ground
Climate agnostics now outnumber true believers who believe radical action is required for the first time, according to a YouGov poll.
Copernicus reburied with full Catholic honours
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.
iPads in short supply as tablets take off
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.
Ten Essential... Gaming Mice
Product Round-upMany 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.
Samsung brings Bada phone to Blighty
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.
Scripted installs? So yesterday
BlogComparing 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.
HP to plunk WebOS onto tablet
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 loses massive bank contract
HP has been removed from the shortlist of runners for a Bank of Ireland services contract.
Secret US spaceplane spotted in orbit by hobbyists
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.
Video smutware attack returns to Facebook
Facebook users were hit for the second time in only a week by a video-themed malware attack last weekend.
Capita immediately suffers over government cuts
Shares in the outsourcing giant Capita are being offloaded in response to the new government's first round of cuts.
Zappos.com's little sister loses $1.6m in pricing cockup
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.
Massachusetts man in vacuum marinade shocker
RoTMA 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.
Huge Indiana Jones rumbling Moon billiard potted in crater
PicA 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.
T-Mobile nixes US developer program
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 admits privacy 'errors' and promises revamp
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.
Halo:Reach release date released
Halo: Reach will go on sale on 14 September, Microsoft has revealed.
The cat ate my torrents: ISOHunt founder earns injunction
ISOHunt founder Gary Fung's insistence on pandering to freetards has again cost him dear.
Atlantis spacewalkers snapped through shuttle windows
PicNASA 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:
Bolt browser brings HTML 5 to J2ME
The latest version of Bitstream's Bolt browser adds HTML 5 audio and video, tabbed browsing and Facebook to any Java-capable handset.
Intel intros latest thin'n'light laptop chips
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.
Viacom vs YouTube spat slathered in F-words
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.
Red Dead Redemption
ReviewThe historical Wild West was very different from the fictional depiction of Spaghetti Westerns. Gunslingers rarely had the kill count they were credited with.
BMC reveals 'free money' mainframe and DB2 tools
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.
Nokia! and! Yahoo! hook! up! over! Ovi!
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.
Two years later, Apple Safari still open to 'carpet-bombing'
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.
Novell puts Identity Management into beta
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 turns 20
Windows 3.0, arguably Microsoft's first effective graphical user interface, turned 20 this past weekend.
Microsoft fills Outlook crack with Apachesource
Microsoft has created a pair of Apache-licensed open-source projects to crack open its ubiquitous Office suite.
Man jailed for sex with donkey and horse
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 telescope gazes into heart and soul of universe
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.
Google open codec 'not open,' says OSI man
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.