Oracle rolls more Sun heads
Oracle has laid off additional Sun workers in Europe and Asia, according to a company SEC filing.
HP's Nehalem-EX iron set for June arrival
HP will launch its first wave of "beastie boxes" based on Intel's "Nehalem-EX" Xeon 7500 processors later this month, according to sources familiar with HP's plans.
IPS spent £38m on consultancy last year
The Treasury's publication of its Coins database of government finance has revealed details of the Identity and Passport Service's cashflow.
Permabit's killer dedupe technology
Fast primary data deduplication, a Holy Grail of storage vendors, is set to be a practical reality with Permabit's Albireo product, a software library that can be integrated as a component by storage and application OEMs.
Facebook back in Bangladesh
Facebook is back in Bangladesh after blocking access to pages depicting the prophet Mohammed and apologising to country's telecoms authorities.
South African Bill to block all porn
As South Africa prepares to welcome the World Cup to its shores, plans by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba to block all porn from entering the country suggest that soon the only ball control that its citizens will legally be allowed to watch will be taking place on a football pitch – in front of a crowd of thousands.
Aussie police probe Google
Robert McClelland, Australia's Attorney General, has asked the police to investigate the collection of network information by Google's StreetView cars.
WiMAX Forum shuts up shop in Portland
The head office of the WiMAX Forum has disappeared from the web site and is reportedly closed, as the centre of operations relocates to San Diego.
Low power Wi-Fi fan Ozmo loads up another $10m
Having burned through its first $30m, Ozmo Devices has raised another $10m by promising to have low-powered Wi-Fi devices breeding like flies by the end of 2010.
Bletchley Park archives to be digitised, put online
Lost secrets of World War II are expected to be unearthed soon by a project aimed at digitising large amounts of hardcopy data held in files at 1940s codebreaking centre Bletchley Park.
Adobe warns over unpatched PDF peril
Hackers are exploiting critical, unpatched vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player.
Yahoo! hooks up to Facebook blabberstream
A mere two weeks after criticism of its attitude to privacy forced Facebook to make major changes, it's back to encouraging users to publish more about themselves to more people for the dominant social network.
Toshiba unwraps 'first' 3D BD notebook
UpdatedIf you want a laptop capable of playing 3D Blu-ray Discs, Toshiba has the notebook for you.
Phoenix revenues dip but profits stay aloft
Phoenix IT Group is surviving the recession - underlying profit is up four per cent and it has maintained margin at 14 per cent.
Bebo rave becalmed by waves
A party on a Scottish island organised on social networking also-ran Bebo ended badly when two hundred partygoers became stranded by the tide.
$11m jackpot just a 'reset' message, says casino
An American couple were left pondering the nature of fate and fruit machine electronics last week when a "reset" slashed their jackpot from $11m to a more manageable $1627.82.
HTC pushes out Android 2.1 update for Hero
HTC has got European Hero owners hopes up by launching the long awaited Android 2.1 update for the smartphone... in Taiwan.
Sneaky bin chipping still in the bag for UK.gov
A government announcement today that it is scrapping plans to penalise householders for not recycling scores eight out of ten for effort – but it may not go far enough to appease the civil liberties lobby.
Nokia prices up Twitbook phone
Nokia will begin selling its Qwerty keyboard equipped C3 phone on 18 June, the handset giant said today.
Unarmed Royal Navy destroyers: French missiles blamed
Ceremonies and celebrations took place in Portsmouth last week as the Royal Navy's second billion-pound-plus Type 45 destroyer, HMS Dauntless, was formally commissioned into the Service. Both Dauntless and her predecessor HMS Daring remain almost totally unarmed at the moment, following test failures which have meant that their primary armament cannot be accepted into service.
NHS supplier sorry for misleading comments
Key NHS software supplier iSOFT has apologised for a market update released last week which it now says was a matter of opinion, not fact.
Thousands of 'sexsomniacs' suffering in silence, say profs
Large numbers of people may be suffering in silence from the terrible condition of "sexsomnia" - somewhat like sleepwalking, but instead of wandering around the sufferer attempts to have sex with people.
Moto claims Android cameraphone first
Motorola has introduced the first Android 2.1 smartphone... with a xenon flash.
Toshiba intros skinny Core i3 laptop
Toshiba, busy today, has introduced the latest incarnation of its thin'n'light Satellite T notebook: a model sporting the ultra-low voltage version of Intel's Core i3-330 processor.
Asus EeeTop PC ET2203T 21in touchscreen all-in-one
ReviewTesting touchscreen PCs is always a pleasure but it’s especially satisfying when a manufacturer gives you lots of display surface to tickle. In the case of the ET2203 model of Asus’ EeeTop (named by a Yorkshireman, perhaps?) all-in-one PC, you get a rather splendid 21.6in, supporting 1920 x 1080. That’s full 1080p HD resolution. Lovely – especially when using the Blu-ray player.
Prisoner of iTunes - the iPad file transfer horror
First the good news - it's light, compact, reasonably capable for typing, and it has enough battery life for you not to be forever worrying about where your next power socket's coming from. These advantages alone are sufficient for me to take the iPad seriously for note-taking and for document viewing and manipulation, and to stop using the MacBook Air as the thing I carry around all the time.
Mail my printer - I'm busy!
Take a picture on your phone, email it to your printer and Hey Presto!, it's waiting for you when go home.
Arctic microbes 'could survive on Mars'
Canadian boffins say they have discovered a strange form of microbe living in remote Arctic springs which would, if taken to some parts of Mars, be able to survive there.
Can Windows Phone 7 gain momentum with all eyes on Apple?
Today will see the long-awaited start of the Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), and the expected announcement of the fourth iPhone. Amid all the hype that is sure to surround the event and the keynote of CEO Steve Jobs, it will be difficult for Microsoft to gain much attention for its own annual developer event, TechEd, also taking place this week. However, this will be the best chance so far to evaluate the chances of probably its last bid to gain ground on Apple in the mobile world, with Windows Phone 7 (WP7).
Getting your business mobile
WorkshopEveryone knows that mobility is pretty important to most businesses today, with needs having moved way beyond simple phone voice connectivity. We have seen a dramatic shift in requirements as the IT and business aspects of mobility have become much more closely intertwined.
Final Fantasy XIII ate my Playstation
A California man who says his Playstation 3 turned into a useless brick after playing Final Fantasy XIII - is the lead plaintiff in a $5m class action suit fired at Sony and Square Enix.
Wikileaks' US army 'leaker' arrested
US military authorities have arrested an intelligence analyst who allegedly passed classified material to Wikileaks following a tip-off from a former hacker.
T-Mobile Pulse mobes still don't do 3G
T-Mobile's UK customers using the network's own Pulse Mini handset are finding 3G is an impossibility, despite a week of complaints.
Dodgy Doctor Who games may be malwarey
Security experts are warning that "unauthorised copies" of a Doctor Who game released last weekend that have begun circulating on P2P networks are likely to pack a nasty surprise.
Download your software and save the planet
You'd think Deutsche Telekom had better things to do than take on CNET for the software downloads market: big volumes, low margins and lots of bad people trying to smuggle malware onto your site.
Canonical rejigs Ubuntu support services
Canonical, the commercial presence behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution for servers and desktops, is in business to make money as well as to put out the best free operating system it can.
Windows 7 eclipsed by Server 2008 in debut service pack
Microsoft TechEdMicrosoft has unveiled a debut service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Typically, it's Windows 7 that gets the most marketing love, but this time around, it's the server workhorse that's getting the attention.
Battleship of an Android phone sets Sprint sales record
As Steve Jobs prepares to unveil the latest Jesus Phone, Sprint says that its mega Android phone set a single-day sales record for the company when it debuted on Friday.
Auction opens for rare single letter net domain
The auction of a rare single-letter domain – e.co – has just hit the interwebs, with bids reaching $16,500 in the first 90 minutes.
Top cops worldwide grill Google over Wi-Fi snoop
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Monday became the latest law enforcement official to order Google to give a detailed accounting of the information its Street View cars surreptitiously sniffed from unsecured Wi-Fi networks over a three-year period.
Google still the word on iPhone search box
Google is still the default search engine on the iPhone, though Apple has added Microsoft Bing as an alternative.
Steve Jobs unveils iPhone 4
Steve Jobs has introduced the next-generation iPhone, prosaically known as the iPhone 4. This wasn't unexpected, but the Apple chief did reveal a number of features not mentioned in pre-release leaks.
Microsoft beyond Ballmer, Windows, and Office
Radio RegIs Joe Belifore the new face of Microsoft cool? If not, Microsoft could try poaching Steve Jobs. He's got some good ideas - and he dresses in the requisite black.
Crooks siphon $644,000 from school district's bank account
New York City's Department of Education was defrauded out of more than $644,000 by hackers who targeted an electronic bank account used to manage petty cash expenditures, investigators said.
Jobs woos devs with
iPhone OS iOS 4
The iPhone OS has changed its name, and when it's released for the iPhone and iPod touch this June 21 (free), it will be juiced with expanded money-making opportunities for developers.
Supercomputer oil slick sims predict greasy Atlantic
Supercomputers are good for more than just designing nuclear weapons or making doomsday predictions about climate change. They can depress us in other ways, like showing us the extent of the damage that could be done by BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore rig spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico.