Intel calls end to server sales drought
From Intel's point of view, the Meltdown is over, and you're to be credited with its recovery — that is, if you use Google, Facebook, Amazon, or MSN.
Firefox engine outraces self after Jäger shot
MySQLers mixed on Ellison's ownership
If MySQL forkers Monty Widenus and Brian Aker were hoping that fear of Oracle control over the database might prompt a mass defection, they could be in for a disappointment.
IBM preps z11 'system of systems' mainframe
The word is on the street that Big Blue is looking to get its next-generation System z11 mainframes out the door a little sooner in the third quarter than many people might be expecting. No surprises there, with IBM's mainframe business slackening off and the prospects of selling customers System z10 boxes at anything close to a normal price being zilch, zero, zed.
Cyberpower Ultra Scylla six-core AMD PC
ReviewThe Cyberpower Ultra Scylla derives its name from a mythical six-headed sea beastie, which is a tribute to the hexa-core nature of the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T processor that lies inside the PC.
Labour clings to the good old days
New Labour may be out of government – but not according to the personal websites of several of their leading lights.
Wales joins supercomputer club
A £40m supercomputer project has been announced by the Welsh Assembly Government, to help Wales join the supercomputer club and increase knowledge-intensive skills in the country.
eBay whacked with giant patent suit
eBay is being sued for a minimum of $3.8bn by a company which claims the auction house wilfully copied six of its patents.
IBM's new water-cooled supercomputer fires up
Aquasar, a new water-cooled IBM supercomputer, has just been fired up at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
Patch Tuesday sounds death knell for Win XP SP2
Microsoft released the expected four security advisories on Tuesday, three of which earn the dread rating of critical. They collectively address five security vulnerabilities.
Digital ad portrayed Catholic Queen as 'flesh-eating zombie'
The UK's ads watchdog has slapped down the London Dungeon for running an animated ad on the tube which showed Mary Tudor, England's last Roman Catholic Queen, morphing into a flesh-eating zombie.
Ex-MI6 officer admits attempt to sell secrets
UpdatedA former MI6 officer faces jail after he pleaded guilty this morning to two breaches of the Official Secrets Act.
Seagate announces ugly diskless NAS filer
Seagate has announced an empty four-bay small business filer that you fill up with drives yourself. Seagate ones, naturally.
Give a little love
Sysadmin blogWhen you unify the user experience, there's going to be fallout. Homogenising the hardware and software environments means change, and sometimes users react badly to change.
Pressure mounts on Apple to recall iPhone 4
Apple is facing increased pressure to say there's more to the iPhone 4's antenna woes than iffy signal strength readout code and to recall all the handsets it has sold so far.
3D is headache for six million Brits
Six Million Brits suffer from poor binocular vision - which gives them headaches and achey eyes when watching 3D films.
Sony reveals lens-swap camcorder
Sony has announced the interchangeable-lens camcorder it revealed earlier this year as a concept it had in development.
LaCie cues up unbreakable Flash drive
LaCie is to release a USB Flash drive that can withstand being run over by a ten-ton truck.
Office 2010 retail sales shaken, not stirred
Early sales of Microsoft’s Office 2010 proved somewhat “disappointing” in the first two weeks that the software hit retail shelves, according to research outfit NPD Group.
LaCie touts tough truck-resistant flash drive for tough guys
LaCie is bringing out a USB flash drive that can withstand being run over by a 10-ton truck.
Loons speak brains on gov Treasury crowdsource site
In the least shocking news of the day, it appears that the government's latest internet loon-magnet is attracting an awful lot of lunatics.
Virgin eyes legal challenge to Canvas
Virgin Media looks set to formally complain about Project Canvas to communications watchdog Ofcom, The Times reports today.
Kingston SSDNow V+ 512GB solid-state drive
ReviewReg Hardware has covered plenty of solid-state disks before, but never anything to match the capacity of Kingston’s latest high density SSD. Back in January, Kingston announced the SSDNow V+ series, the higher spec members of its family of “value” drives with capacities ranging from 64GB to 512GB.
Sluggish corporates ill-prepared for death of Win XP SP2 support
AnalysisIt's been months coming but many organisations are ill-prepared for the end of security support for Windows XP SP2, potentially leaving a huge population of vulnerable machines for hackers to exploit.
'Russian spy' was MS software tester
The alleged "12th man" in the Russian spy ring broken up by the FBI earlier this month was a software tester at Microsoft's Redmond headquarters.
Symbian Titanic heading for iceberg
In a commentary piece titled Is Symbian re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic?, Gartner analyst Nick Jones provides a stinging analysis of the current Symbian state of play, admonishing the less than impressive Symbian^3 user interface and misguided roadmap for the mobile operating system's evolution. He concludes that "the Symbian Foundation is just re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic and ignoring the Android iceberg ahead".
Thieves steal 3,000 laptops from US Special Ops contractor
Thieves lifted 3,000 laptops from a military contractor for the US Special Operations Command in a leisurely nine-hour robbery back in March, it has emerged.
India to place $11bn order for AIP hi-tech submarines
Indian defence chiefs have approved $11bn of funds to boost the country's submarine fleet. The cash is intended to see India become the first non-Western nation to deploy long-touted, much feared "air independent propulsion" (AIP) submarine technology.
Storage vendors are in VMware beauty contest
VMware has come up with new vStorage APIs in vSphere 4.1 that improve storage array's abilities to store lots of virtual machines (VM), copy them, and help move them; great for VMware users; potentially terrible for some array vendors.
Gay teen mag closure sparks privacy fears
The closure of a US website and magazine for gay teens has sparked privacy fears over what will happen to sensitive personal information held by the now defunct publication.
Double whammy: The music tax based on deep packet inspection
"The innocent man must be punished!" - Mark Corrigan
Sepp Blatter dubbed 'Bellend' by SA gov website
Sharp-eyed Fifa watchers have spotted that either Sepp Blatter has an unusual middle name, or someone in the South African government was relying on Wikipedia when knocking up the presidential website.
Bookie takes wagers on iPhone 4 recall
Bookmaker Paddy Power is offering odds of 4:5 that Apple will recall the iPhone 4.
IBM opens up beta for AIX 7
For only the second time since Big Blue entered the Unix market for real in February 1990 with the launch of the RS/6000 line of workstations and servers, the company is letting customers who use its Power-based servers take a future AIX release for a test drive in an open beta program.
Jobsian remote access app comes to Android
LogMeIn has released an Android version of its popular remote PC-access tool, LogMeIn Ignition.
Amazon sounds death knell for rocket-science grids
CommentAmazon's Cluster Compute Instances officially sounded the death knell for grid computing efforts that once held promise as the "next big thing".
Apple acquisition points to Google Maps divorce
Apple has acquired the French-Canadian mapping-software firm Poly9 and moved the company's braintrust to the Cupertino mothership.
Top Solaris developer flees Oracle
Greg Lavender, the lead developer in charge of the Solaris operating system at Oracle, has left the company. And the OpenSolaris Governing Board, which is supposed to steer the open source version of Solaris, is thinking about disbanding because Oracle has not had any contact with the board for the past six months.
Opera Mini de-betas on Android
Opera has taken the beta tag off the Android incarnation of its low-bandwidth mobile browser, offering an Opera Mini 5.1 that includes a few small improvements over the 5.0 beta.
Google tests multiple accounts in single browser
Google is testing a tool that lets you use multiple user accounts in the same browser, according to a bloggy report.