Google I/OGoogle I/O One day, Google says, it will merge Android and Chrome OS. But at the moment, despite Android's ever-expanding influence, the web colossus is intent on delivering Chrome OS before the end of the year, complete with its inability to run local applications or store local data.
BakBone Software is closing its one-year-old ColdSpark business and returning to its backup software roots to avoid cash losses.
Halting the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the United States isn't within the power of Britain's government leaders, Nick Clegg has suggested.
ReviewReview Arguably there’s been nothing really innovative in satnav for some time. But the Econav 480 claims to be able to help you save fuel and the environment by telling you how to drive in a fuel efficient way while getting you from A to B.
Data management and persistent object-store veteran Objectivity reckons it can now connect you to actor Kevin Bacon using NoSQL.
As the world restlessly kicks its heels ahead of the 7 June launch of the next manifestation of the Jesus Phone, it's been revealed that the Church of Jobs has recruited American Beauty director Sam Mendes to helm a series of TV ads for the miracle device.
Amazon's Kindle DX is flunking out of college.
Big SMP boxes are expensive, and puny two-socket and four-socket boxes are cheap. And for years now, ScaleMP has been trying to use software and fast networks to make a big server out of a bunch of little ones.
A statistics professor called in by trading standards helped nail a Blackpool hoopla stall operator who fleeced holidaymakers of thousands of pounds in a game which was pretty well "impossible to win", the Telegraph reports.
Worldwide sales of PCs are up almost a fifth on last year from 308.3 million to 376.6 million.
The Communication Workers Union, representing 55,000 BT workers, is to ballot staff on strike action against a perceived pay cut in the face of company profits and management bonuses.
In a performance punctuated with all the hallmarks of paranoia, Australian Communications Minister Stephen Conroy laid into internet giant Google earlier this week, suggesting that the approach taken by their chief executive, Eric Schmidt, is a "bit creepy".
The X-51A Waverider scramjet test scheduled for yesterday has been delayed for 24 hours by a freighter wandering into the Pacific firing range where the trial flight is to take place.
McAfee has bought privately-held enterprise mobility management and security startup Trust Digital. The terms of the deal, announced Tuesday, were undisclosed.
Manufacturer MSI has released a utility for its Windows-based computers that will allow them to charge Apple iPads more quickly.
BlogBlog Each week brings a new topic to discuss here on the Reg Desktop Management Blog, and this week's is Windows Deployment Services (WDS) vs Ghost-Like Applications (GLAs). Now, unless you already have a fairly good idea what ghost is, that topic would probably be fairly meaningless to you. The topics I discuss in my blog posts are based on challenges I have to overcome as part of a network upgrade I am performing. The challenge that triggered this set of articles is install and configure (to “deploy”) a computer in another physical location from with a new operating system, and a pre-configured copy of the corporate bundle of applications. The methods of doing so are many and varied; some of which are not simple. I’ll be honest and up front about this, I haven’t touched this topic in about ten years. I have used Symantec Ghost for ages, but when Windows 2000 came out I took the time to learn Microsoft’s Remote Imaging Services (RIS). I remember only frustration and defeat - a few weeks of working at it, and I admit that I retreated back to the comfort of Ghost. It was a product with which I was familiar, it was easy to use, and I had little reason to ever look at alternative. A massive network upgrade is however a great reason to do research on just about everything, and so I am setting about to discover the best possibly way to remotely image my desktop PCs.
The BBC has relaunched the website version of its popular iPlayer service in an effort to give the online telly catch-up service a Web2.0rhea sheen.
LaCie has added a fingerprint reader to its rubber-wrapped Rugged external hard drive line.
Just as it runs a high-profile advertising campaign boasting it is "nobbling broadband niggles", O2 has begun telling users of its "unlimited" broadband packages that they shouldn't download more than 10GB in a month. Those who ignore the warning face disconnection, which might be considered a niggle.
Reg reader studyReg reader study It’s been a while since we’ve asked any questions about business intelligence. To the infoliterati, it’s a specialist domain that needs many years’ experience before it even starts to make sense. To outsiders however, it’s about whether or not the right information is there at the right time – and quite frequently, often it's not.
BT has folded the Ribbit internet call management service into its Onevoice business offering, combining functionality equivalent to Google Voice with the backing of a proper telecommunications company.
US Feds are reportedly investigating Apple’s online digital music business practices.
Rockstar Games has announced the release of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Lite for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Ralph Seymour-Jackson, the chief executive of the Student Loan Company and its chairman John Goodfellow have fallen on their swords following last year's failures.
A second transhumanist RFID-chipping nut has emerged from the academic community at the University of Reading.
EMC has paid $87.5m to the US government to settle a lawsuit claiming it paid consultants to recommend EMC product to the US government.
The Department for Education has yet to set a timetable to abolish the controversial database of all children in England.
Sony has developed an OLED display that's just 80 microns thick, allowing to be bent round anything with a radius of 4mm or more - and to continue to show moving images while this is happening.
The EU telecoms market is doing okay, but could be doing better, according to the latest report from the European Commission, which blames inconsistent regulation for the lack of a unified approach.
Readers rejoice, the IT Crowd is to return with a fifth series of the popular Channel 4 sitcom.
ReviewReview Toshiba is evidently very pleased with its Satellite U500 design: it has now based several models on it, including one with joint Ducati branding. The 1EX version reviewed here adds support for Windows 7 touchscreen gestures.
Apple's Premium Resellers are getting iPads to sell on Friday - provided their shops pass Apple's stringent standards.
Facebook is asking users to link to education, work, location, employer and likes pages, with connections made public by default.
The widely-discredited Body Mass Index (BMI) method of measuring how fat a person is took another hammering today. Scientists in the USA have announced a study showing that an "overweight" BMI is not linked to poor health at all, and even an "obese" rating seems to be nothing to worry about for under-40s.
Space shuttle Atlantis wrapped its 32nd and final mission today when it touched down at Kennedy Space Center at 12:48 GMT.
NetApp is becoming the lead storage vendor in virtualised environments because it offers a more seamless and cost-effective approach than EMC.
If you’re going to nick TwitPics, it pays to read the small print first.
Office drones around Soho's Golden Square have complained to the council about the racket caused by Microsoft's ongoing attempt to attract more users to Hotmail through the medium of dance.
Bulgarian mobile network Mobitel has reportedly blocked the phone number 0888 888 888 after it emerged that everyone to whom it was assigned died.
CommentComment Dell seems to have recorded an annual decline in sales of its EMC CLARiiON-sourced storage, according to its latest quarterly results.
A subtle defacement of the website of electronics manufacturer Foxconn has drawn further attention to an alarming spate of worker suicides at a plant in southern China.
CommentComment Here's a question. Do you think Walker's Crisps are the most popular because people just love Walker's crisps? Until the 1980s the British snack business comprised lots of local favourites. Big money marketing changed that, and in the early 1990s, PepsiCo spent millions on muscling the 'portfolio' of 'brands' it had acquired, via display stands, into almost every newsagent and corner shop in the country.
Mobile phone network Three will offer 3G iPad owners 10GB of data for just £15.
WebcastWebcast Most Reg readers have moved on from the early days of virtualizing servers, when the idea was simply to consolidate and save floor space. Yesterday’s virtualization beta-testers are now fully versed in the virtualization game, and they're looking to get more bang for their buck with real projects that deliver benefits across their application portfolio.
Data warehousing and analytics appliance maker Netezza continued to grow revenues in the double digits in the first quarter of fiscal 2011 ended in April, with revenues up 28.2 per cent to $58.2m, and swung to a $2.7m profit compared to a nominal loss in the year ago quarter.
UpdatedUpdated Google users are complaining of a search bug that prevents them from returning to the company's web-dominating search engine via their browser "back" buttons.
UpdatedUpdated One reason Steve Jobs went ballistic over the infamous iPhone-left-in-a-bar escapade may have been that the lost stolen peripatetic prototype was not the one he planned to introduce from the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote stage on June 7.
A panel of European Union data protection authorities has told Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! that their data retention policies still do not comply with EU law.
Facebook simplified privacy settings on Wednesday in response to sustained criticism over previous changes that has reached a crescendo in recent weeks.
Cisco Systems has warned of serious vulnerabilities in a device that connects a building's ventilation, lighting, security, and energy supply systems so they can be controlled by IT workers remotely. The networking giant on Wednesday urged users of the Cisco Network Building Mediator products to patch the vulnerabilities, which among other things allow adversaries to obtain administrative passwords. No authentication is required to read the system configuration files, making it possible for outsiders to take control of a building's most critical control systems.
VMware has upgraded its Workstation hypervisor for PCs and Fusion hypervisor for Macs, with the goal of giving them more native performance, particularly for graphics — notorious for being clunky enough to make users cranky.
UpdatedUpdated Terracotta is using the open-source cache technology it bought last year to challenge Oracle's application server and in-memory database grid for Java.
Google I/OGoogle I/O Google has indicated it will offer native code browser applications from the Chrome web apps store that's due to launch later this year.