AMD's Opteron 4100s march into x64 price war
The big guns are already on the field in the x64 server processor war, and the troops are finally going all in with today's launch by Advanced Micro Devices of its entry "Lisbon" Opteron 4100s.
Viewsonic VEB620 e-Book reader
ReviewGiven ViewSonic’s penchant for monitors it might at first sight seem a little odd that its e-reader debut is to launch a pair of standard, 16 greyscale E-Ink devices, the VEB620 and VEB625, rather than going for colour. But E-Ink’s displays are easy on the eye, deliver excellent battery life, and are less expensive to build than colour displays. So it is probably a sensible choice.
Microsoft claims 'biggest' show-biz investment with Bing refresh
Microsoft is throwing the combined might of Hollywood, the record labels and the games industry at Google with its latest Bing update.
Video calling impresses Brits, if it's Apple video calling
More than three quarters of Brits surveyed said that video calling was the most impressive part of the new iPhone, once it had been branded FaceTime.
Watchdog questions mass US data grab
The draft agreement on handing European citizens' bank account details to the US needs tightening up to better protect privacy, according to the European data watchdog.
AMD muscles Nvidia with fanless GPU coprocessors
Keeping pace with Nvidia in the GPU wars, Advanced Micro Devices has not only launched its "Lisbon" Opteron 4100 processors but also released the embedded versions of its "Cypress" family of GPUs, a counterpunch to Nvidia's "Fermi" chips used in its Tesla embedded GPUs.
Aptare promises 'Web 2.0' storage management
Aptare has released a new version of its storage resource management (SRM) app called StorageConsole 8 that adds SAN fabric component coverage.
Women reveal all for X-rayted pin-up calendar
The German tentacle of display outfit EIZO has come up with a provocative pin-up calendar which shows that female beauty is indeed more than skin deep:
Small biz grits teeth over Bloody George's budget
Reaction to George Osborne's emergency Budget is mixed this morning, with most business leaders accepting the need for higher VAT and welcoming the cuts in corporation tax, while unions condemn him for a "vintage Thatcher" budget.
Vodafone sticks universal mail in shredder
Vodafone is shelving its vodafone.net service, trying to get subscribers to sign up to Vodafone 360 instead despite the stark disparity in services.
Linux 'copter flies in to Blighty
Parrot's helicopter-like executive toy, the AR.Drone, will land in the UK in August, the company revealed last night.
Naked Cowboy wrestles Naked Cowgirl
New York's Naked Cowboy - who entertains the Times Square masses by strumming a guitar dressed in his undies - has taken exception to a Naked Cowgirl who he reckons is "ripping off his shtick".
Sage goes Polish for latest buy
Geordie accountancy software firm Sage Group has offered £41m for Polish company Teta.
iPad bandits stake out NYC Apple store
iPads have become the latest must-nick item amongst New York's ever inventive criminal fraternity.
Apple, Google, Microsoft – are you a Brand Taliban or Brand Evangelist?
Day in, day out commenters do battle on Reg forums behalf or against companies. It used to be Microsoft, and then Google, but lately our readers are most polarized when discussing Apple.
CTIA shuns San Francisco for trade show
US mobile trade body the CTIA won't be going to San Francisco for its annual trade show again, in protest at the city's ordinance on cellphone labelling.
Flying-boat tiltrotor catamaran design wins NASA compo
Engineering students in America have won a NASA competition with their design for a combination aeroplane/helicopter/catamaran rescue craft. Students from Blighty worked on the runner-up design, a quadruple-rotor version of the famous V-22 "Osprey" craft.
The Reg guide to Linux, part 2: Preparing to dual-boot
On Monday, we suggested Ubuntu as a good starting point for experimenting with desktop Linux. If you have the option, dedicate a machine to it – by 2010 standards, even a modest-spec PC will run it fine. You'll be very pleasantly surprised by the transformation from a lumbering old XP box burdened with years of cruft to one with a fresh install of an OS that doesn't need multiple layers of security software.
Mobile phone masts not such a menace
A study of children born near mobile phone masts has concluded that having excellent mobile coverage does not increase the risk of cancer in unborn children.
Virgin Media in talks with power firms to expand network
Virgin Media plans to expand its cable network to up to a million homes in areas where BT doesn't think upgrading its network will be worthwhile - and the cable company says it won't need subsidies to do it.
Yanks spend big on 3D
Americans have already spent more than $55m on 3D TV and Blu-ray kit - despite a dearth of suitably stereoscopic material to play on them.
Darkstar One: Broken Alliance
ReviewA long time ago, in an arcade far, far, away, cabinets reverberated with the bleeps and pops of 80s space combat.
I'm lost without Google Wi-Fi snoop
Andrew's MailbagIs it the sudden outbreak of sunshine? Is it write something silly to Andrew week?
Sozzled Oz bozos in reciprocal literal ass-cap-pop
Two 34-year-old Oz men ended up in hospital after drunkenly deciding it would be a wheeze to shoot each other in the arse with an air rifle.
Apple flogs 3m iPads in 3 months
Apple has shifted three million iPads in 80 days - having sold its three millionth device on Monday.
Fans fall in to await iPhone 4 arrival
The wait has begun. With the iPhone 4 going on sale from 8am tomorrow - 24 June - morning, a few early birds have already nestled down in front of Apple UK's flagship store on London's Regent Street.
How to get the most out of Gmail
So long as you don't mind the company indexing all of your mail and keeping it forever – plus the odd, easily-ignorable advert - Gmail is one of Google's handiest services.
Dyson Air Multiplier desktop cooler
ReviewDyson, famous for its innovative vacuum cleaners and industrial hand dryers, has seemingly combined the two designs to create its first desk fan, the Dyson Air Multiplier.
Data roaming megabill clampdown starts next week
From next week travellers using mobile data in Europe will be cut off from the internet if they hit a €50 bill limit.
Garage card scammer jailed
Theogenes De Montford, 29, of Blandford Way, Hayes has been sentenced to four and a half years for his role in one of the UK's biggest chip and pin scams.
Nokia seeks distant parents to test Story Visit
Nokia is looking for parents interested in testing its Story Visit service, which aims to enable parents separated by distance to share the reading experience with their kids.
Heavyweight Helios crushes Eclipse's past
Hard on the heels of Oracle's NetBeans 6.9 comes the traditionally bigger annual update to its time-honored nemesis Eclipse - and this year, it's bigger still.
O2 apologises for iPhone 4 glitch
O2 has apologised to the small number of customers who suffered a service outage this morning.
Android apps: Shifty little bleeders
A fifth of Android applications aren't playing fair, according to SMobile Systems which reckons that mobile application marketplaces are rife with malware.
Scotland Yard mulls Google Wi-Fi slurp
Police are considering whether to investigate Google's Wi-Fi data harvesting operation.
Nokia, Heroes writer team up for immersive eco D&D fun
Nokia is to launch a lavish "alternative reality" promotion in partnership with Heroes creator Tim Kring.
Dell Streak Android tablet phone
ReviewWith all the hoopla surrounding the launch of the iPad, it's easy to forget that Apple wasn't the first with the idea, and it certainly won't be the last. Following hard on the iPad's elegantly designed tail is the Dell Streak, though its claim to be an iPad challenger is more than a little disingenuous – with its 5in screen, it's really much more of a supersized Android smartphone than a real tablet.
US cyber-combat Top Gun training details emerge
Details are emerging of the training programme that will produce the US military's new elite corps of cyberwarfare operatives.
Avro Vulcan - The Owners' Workshop Manual
DIY vehicle fixers' favourite Haynes has added a new title to its roster of vintage aircraft guides: the Avro Vulcan Owners' Workshop Manual.
MS preps Xbox Live for families
Microsoft has announced a new Xbox Live pack as it gears up to attempt to attract families away from the Wii to its own platform with its upcoming Kinect controller.
Dell primes storage bombshell with Ocarina support
CommentDell could be rethinking its deduplication strategy, changing to Ocarina technology and putting existing deals with CommVault and Symantec at risk. It may also have a longer term impact on the EMC Data Domain reselling agreeement.
SD body brands up ultra-high speed cards
SD Cards are to get yet another tiny decal, this time signalling the memory card's ability to handle 104MB/s data transfers.
N8 flicks budget-price spitballs at iPhone
Nokia has already unveiled its first smartphone running the upcoming Symbian^3 operating system, the N8, but will not ship it until later in the summer. It is keeping interest high, though, by making its most aggressive ever move against the iPhone, pricing the N8 well below the Apple icon and touting all the added value that will be included, especially free turn-by-turn navigation.
No secret to stopping XSS and SQL injection attacks
SQL injection attacks and cross-site scripting exploits just won't die.
iPhone 4 vivisected in 'first legal teardown'
The intrepid tinkerers at iFixIt now bring us what they refer to as "the first legal teardown of the iPhone 4." And being first wasn't easy.
Facebook gamers drop great membase on open sourcers
The NoSQL database that powers Facebook's popular FarmVille and Café World games is being released as a public open-source project.
Apple accuses HTC of iPhone tech theft (again)
Apple is pressing on with its scorched earth patent offensive against HTC, adding at least one new technology to its list of patents allegedly being infringed by the mobile phone manufacturer.
Google's Android market needs Jobsian strongman
CommentOne of the most hyped technologies of the last year or two is Google's Android. Based on a modified Linux kernel, Android has been heralded as the future of everything from tablets to TVs – and as a release from the stranglehold that Apple's iPhone has on hearts, minds, and wallets of people everywhere.
Google seeks interwebs speed boost with TCP tweak
VelocityGoogle vice president of engineering Urs Hölzle has warned that unless we update the internet's underlying protocols, any improvements to network bandwidth will be wasted.
Google to relieve AdSense webpage drag
VelocityGoogle has admitted that its AdSense text ads can account for 12 per cent of a webpage's load time, but the company is testing a revamped script designed to minimize the amount of time Google ads spend blocking pages.
Ex-Sun cloud CTO named chief Cisco fluffer
Structure 2010Cisco Systems has appointed Sun Microsysems' former cloud computing CTO to unify and lead a push into the clouds.
IBM sued over failed virtual PC server projects
IBM's Systems and Technology Group finds itself at the center of controversy again, this time as it is being sued by one of its Big Blue's partners, Devon IT, for allegedly running what the thin client maker calls "a wide-spread Ponzi scheme" over a period of five years.
Google scores major victory in copyright fight with Viacom
Google scored a major victory Wednesday when a federal judge dismissed Viacom's $1bn copyright infringement lawsuit accusing the internet giant of turning a blind eye to rampant piracy on its YouTube video site.
Microsoft releases accelerated, canvas-ized IE9 preview
Microsoft rolled out its Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 3 today, and, yes, it does include the HTML5 canvas element, and yes, that element is hardware accelerated, and yes, Redmond is still saying that performance and compatibility share "job one" status.