Nvidia takes charges punch as Q2 sales drop
With sales dropping during its second quarter Nvidia's decided to write off a whole bunch of old chip inventory and take a write down against a proposed settlement of a chip packaging lawsuit hanging over it since late 2008.
Oracle sues Google over Java in Android
Oracle has mounted a no-holds-barred legal attack on Google's Android operating system in a lawsuit that accuses the internet giant of deliberately infringing patents and copyrights Oracle holds for the Java platform.
LG 50PK990 Infinia 50in plasma TV
ReviewWith edge lit LCD sets redefining what slim means when it comes to TVs, many of today’s plasmas are starting to look rather chunky in comparison. Or at least they were until LG’s 50PK990 put in an appearance. Despite packing in a FullHD 50in panel and oodles of features, its chassis is a mere 52mm deep making it one of the slimmest plasmas on the market right now.
London tenders for speed cameras
Transport for London has published a tender for the provision of average speed cameras for a project it plans to trial.
DoJ demands HP docs in bribery probe
The Department of Justice is demanding HP hands over a pile of documents related to its Russian business as part of a bribery investigation in Germany.
Raw iron or dynamic data centre
Reader StudyWe hear a lot about the self-service data centre, where everything is highly automated and virtualised with dynamic provisioning allowing seamless deployment, management and billing.
Mozilla Thunderturkey and its malcontents
Andrew's MailbagThe dire state of email clients today is an ongoing gripe of mine - and when I get three dozen emails on Sunday, it's clearly a source of frustration for Reg readers, too. It merits a bumper mailbag. For earlier installments, see here and here.
RIM tries to placate everyone
UpdatedRIM, operator of the BlackBerry service, has been explaining that customers' security and government contracts are equally important, and that it really, really, doesn't have any keys to hand over.
Security flaw creates Android, Palm Pre snoop risk
Security researchers have uncovered a flaw that creates a means to plant bugging software on Palm Pre devices.
Micron intros SSD speed king
Micron has entered the enterprise SSD space with the RealSSD P300, a SATA-based drive it claims is the fastest on the market.
Perseid meteors 'thrill star-gazers'
Last night's Perseid meteor shower wasn't quite the heavenly firework display the Daily Mail claims, but where conditions were favourable, hopeful skygazers were granted a few nice moments.
Waledac zombie attacks rise from the grave
UpdatedUpdate: Trend Labs has reclassified the malware as a Bredolab variant instead of Waledac. That means the central premise of out original story - that Waladec - is back from the grave - is wrong.
Skype and Google next against the wall in India
The Indian government is planning to take on Skype, Google and everyone else offering secure comms once it's brought RIM properly to heel.
Shareholders sue HP over Hurd's sex scandal probe
HP faces a lawsuit over the departure of Mark Hurd from shareholders angry at the massive payoff he received and accusing the board of failing in their legal duties.
BBC new media boss defends iPlayer Flash, slaps Microsoft
The BBC has defended its use of Adobe’s proprietary Flash technology in the Corporation’s iPlayer service.
Ten unlikely iPhone insurance claims
In the past year, one in five iPhone users insured with Protect Your Bubble made a claim. What for? Since you ask...
Third ISS spacewalk set for Monday
The third spacewalk to replace a failed ammonia pump unit on the International Space Station will take place on Monday, NASA has announced.
Rise in Latvian botnets prompts Spamhaus row
Concerns over the rising tide of nuisance and malicious email from Latvia have sparked an acrimonious dispute between anti-spam organisation Spamhaus and the country's top-level domain registry.
Android gets talk-tastic Froyo upgrade
Android users lucky enough to get a Froyo upgrade have been busy talking to their telephones, as Google adds voice commands to its platform.
Opera and QuickTime updates slay buffer bugs
Opera has fixed a high-risk flaw in its browser software.
Cashpoint mugger flashes distractionary chesticles
Two Eastern European women last Saturday relieved a Parisian of €300 by using a cunning jub-based attack on their hapless victim.
Tesco touts budget textaholic SIM-only deal
The British press yesterday trumpeted Tesco Mobile for introducing the supposedly the cheapest SIM-only deal in the market, but a little research shows our colleagues are wrong...here's the deal.
Big Blue blows $480m on Unica buy
Big Blue is to buy marketing software outfit Unica Corp for $480m, or $21 per share.
Council staff breach DWP database
The Department for Work and Pensions has disclosed that 124 council employees illicitly viewed personal data on its Customer Information System last year.
EC consults on low take-up of e-commerce
The European Commission has asked retailers, governments, telecoms companies and the public to help it to understand why e-commerce has had such a limited effect on trade in Europe.
Symantec revs BackupExec
Symantec says it's a new release but it's just tweaking: BackupExec 2010 gets faster installation through better wizards and supports SharePoint 2010.
Blackhole your malware
Sysadmin blogAttempting to prevent Malware from infecting computers is an important duty of a systems administrator. If you are attempting to secure systems then anti-malware applications, restricting the use of vulnerable third party applications and browser extensions are all important. But attempting to prevent – or at least contain – malware across an entire network calls for different tactics.
Open source's ardent admirers take but don't give
Open...and ShutOpen source went mainstream long ago. It's a pity, then, that it's still so poorly understood by many of its most ardent admirers.
Dell'Oro gives QLogic CNA market lead
Dell'Oro peered around the corner into the school bike sheds to see who was pissing higher up the CNA and HBA walls. Turns out QLogic is leading the CNA market and not Emulex.
Nvidia licenses Rambus memory tech
Graphics chip maker Nvidia has partially resolved its legal issues with lawsuit-happy Rambus by signing a patent agreement with the memory technology maker.
Alleged pirate fingered for filming film at Harrow flicks
A man in North West London has been accused of fraudulently filming Hollywood movies at a Vue cinema and then distributing the wares illegally.
Hackers spoof car warning system
Computer scientists have brought new meaning to the term war driving by hacking into a moving car's wirelessly-connected warning systems and generating fake error messages.
Symbian Expo opens for submissions
The Symbian Expo is off to Amsterdam on 10 November, and is asking those interested in saying a few words to register in the next couple of weeks or risk missing the opportunity.
London Tube app adds Augmented Reality
The TFL-licenced London Tube app for iPhone has launched a feature that directs customers to points of interest on a map by adding familiar Layar-style markers on their iPhone live view.
16-year-old makes £1m selling ads
A 16-year-old kid from Northants has made his first million selling discount software and embedding ads in mobile applications, and aims to be making a hundred times that.
Premiership footie ticket scam targets Barclays users
Football fans are warned to be wary of a wave of phishing attacks to coincide with the start of a new Barclays Premier League season, which kicks off on Saturday.
Hawking's big-bang team harness SGI super power
Cambridge University cosmologists working with physicist Stephen Hawking are getting their first real taste of supercomputing power as they upgrade to Silicon Graphics' Altix UV parallel supers.
Ellison wrestles Google to strangle 'unofficial' Java
CommentSo, the open sore of Java test-kit licensing that Oracle inherited from Sun Microsystems has come to this: Oracle is suing Google.
Dell accused of hiding incriminating evidence in defect case
Dell stands accused of deliberately hiding emails that showed its top executives in the mid-2000s knew the company was shipping millions of defective computers, one of its customers alleged in court filings Thursday.
Microsoft patent victor targets Apple, Cisco...
After being awarded $200m in a patent-infringement case that it brought against Microsoft, VirnetX has now gone after Apple, Cisco Systems, and others.