The last storage array you will buy
If you are currently in the market for a new storage array, take a moment to reflect on the significance. Your new storage array is probably the last one you buy in the form that we currently think of as 'a storage array'.
Internet tethering spotted in iPad iOS beta
Today's iPad rumor is that when iOS 4.2 is released for the iPad later this year, it may include the ability for 3G-capable versions of the "magical and revolutionary device" to provide internet tethering.
AutoCAD bear hugs interwebs, Apple iOS
Autodesk has released a web service and an iOS app for viewing, updating, and sharing AutoCAD designs when AutoCAD isn't handy.
HP strikes back at Oracle with SAP CEO pick
CommentLet's see, now. If I was a big Oracle partner and I really wanted Larry Ellison to go ballistic, what's the worse thing I could do?
RIM: 'We don't need 200 fart apps'
RIM has announced that its BlackBerry App World now contains over 10,000 apps. That count may seem paltry compared with the Apple App Store's quarter million or the Android Market's estimated 70,000-plus. But that doesn't bother RIM, which claims that its goal is quality, not quantity.
Ryder Cup in a flap over Twitter ban
Captains of the two Ryder Cup teams will ban golfers from using Twitter and Facebook during the tournament, but there is much flip-flopping afoot.
EFF backs political site's Righthaven counter-suit
A political discussion website has launched a court action against so-called copyright troll Righthaven, the company which is demanding website operators pay it when material from a Nevada newspaper is posted online.
Pentagon out to 'destroy' Wikileaks, founder says
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the Pentagon of setting out to destroy the whistleblower website and struck back at news organizations that he said bought in to the smear campaign.
Everything Everywhere axes 1,200
The newly-combined Orange and T-Mobile will be laying off more than 1,200 people whose work it reckons is replicated between the two companies - 7.5 per cent of the combined staff.
Sony Bravia KDL-46EX403 46in LCD TV
ReviewFreeview HD TVs are fairly common these days, and Sony has put the necessary DVB-T2 tuners in most of the models in its range. The Bravia KDL-46EX403 is, as far as these things go, one of its budget models – it lacks the LED backlighting of the higher end units, which in turn makes it bulkier and less sexy, though from the front, it still looks quite sleek.
Samsung shuts out Symbian
Samsung is pulling its support for Symbian developers and content ahead of the Windows Phone 7 launch, leaving Nokia even more isolated in supporting the world's most popular smartphone OS.
ToryDems nearly swallow Labour blueprint of equality for all
The former Labour government's Equality Act 2010 mainly came into force today, prompting howls of pain from employers' groups.
Adobe readies critical Reader update
Adobe has promised to release a patch for a critical hole in its Adobe Reader and Acrobat PDF software next Tuesday (5 October).
New GM worms mean large scale spider-silk production
Scientists in Indiana have announced success in producing a genetically modified abomination-style combo creature which is part spider and part silkworm. They believe that their creation will be handy for the production of next-generation bulletproof vests, among other things.
Gov Applications Store prototype due next year
The first services to be offered through the Government Applications Store (GAS) are expected to become available at some time next year.
Fruit bat fellatio team crowned Ig Nobel laureate
A crack Sino-British team of scientists last night deservedly secured an Ig Nobel for demonstrating that fellatio in fruit bats prolongs copulation time.
£180 7in Android tablet launched
Another day, another 7in Android tablet. This one's from Disgo and follows the usual pattern.
Panasonic preps camera-branded blower
Panasonic is to bring its Lumix camera brand into the phone market this month.
GPUs: Sharing good, islands bad
GPU Video BlogI’ve talked to several folks at the 2010 GPU Tech Conference about the burgeoning need to be able to dynamically share GPUs across multiple systems without having to re-cable boxes or bog down the system by moving processing from one box to another. Dell put forward a solution with its C410x PCIe extension box that allows eight systems to be connected to 16 PCIe devices – including GPUs.
Microsoft caps Ballmer bonus over mobile phone, tablet failures
Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer missed out on a maximum bonus in the company’s last fiscal year, after he failed to move quickly enough against Apple’s iPad and lost market share in the mobile phone biz.
Artist crafts Kevin Bacon bacon bust
We at El Reg are great fans of bacon - celebrated for its legendary power to cure hangovers - so we're delighted this fine Friday to present a bust of Kevin Bacon lovingly crafted from the connoisseur's pig product of choice:
Ten... iPhone 4 cases
Product Round-upApple successfully put the ‘antennagate’ controversy to sleep when it announced that it would provide all iPhone 4 owners with a free case. Judging by the number of uncovered iPhone 4s I see around London, not many users were that concerned. But even if you're not worried about reception woes, there are good reasons to grab yourself a case to protect your handset. And with Apple's free offer now ended, it's a good time to look at the dozens of bumpers, cases and wallets available. So here’s a roundup of the best ones I’ve seen so far.
Trucker pulled with DVD and laptop on dashboard
Central Scotland Police have expressed their incredulity at a trucker who was happily making his way from Aberdeen to Dover with a DVD player and laptop on his Hungarian vehicle's dashboard.
Access all areas
Sysadmin blogFirst there was OpenVPN community edition, an SSL VPN product popular with enterprises, and a model of open source development. The maturity and staying power of OpenVPN led its developers to create an enterprise version, OpenVPN Access Server (OpenVPNAS), which was an attempt to fund both payware and open source versions.
Samsung names Galaxy Tab launch date
Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android tablet will go on sale in Blighty on 1 November, the South Korean giant said today.
Papers laud publication of DIY Dalek plans
The Daily Telegraph and others are making much of the online publication of a series of build-your-own Dalek blueprints from the 1970s.
Ofcom imposes new rules on silent callers
Ofcom's consultation on silent calling is over and the regulator has concluded that it was right about almost everything, so companies now have four months to comply with the new rules.
Three! Yahoo! execs! quit! purple! palace!
Yahoo! boss Carol Bartz confirmed that the company’s US head and two other execs were leaving the web outfit yesterday.
Terry Pratchett computer sniper-scope deal inked
The US military's project intended to produce miraculous sighting systems for sniper rifles - designed to ensure that million-to-one shots will actually be almost certain to hit their target, rather as in Terry Pratchett's Discworld stories - has moved forward. American weaponry behemoth Lockheed has been awarded a $6.87m contract to produce "fully operational and field hardened systems" following successful brassboard tests.
Thieves drive off with 10,800 Western Digital drives
Brass-necked thieves stole 10,800 Western Digital disk drives from Kuala Lumpur international airport on Sunday by simply driving away a lorry.
MoD labels Facebook Places a 'targeting pack' for terrorists
ExclusiveSecurity chiefs have cautioned army, navy and RAF personnel to disable Facebook Places, over fears it could be used by terrorists to identify and track targets.
Microsoft releases Windows Live apps suite
Microsoft slapped a new bunch of Windows Live updates onto the interwebs yesterday in its latest effort to knit desktop and cloud computing together.
Nokia runs all the way to the bank
Nokia's move into Mobile Money seems at first to be another one of the firm's many plays in services. Having seen the importance of meshing services with devices and how iTunes supports the iPhone, or BBM the Blackberry, it's not surprising that the company has worked so hard at Ovi and maps.
Canada prostitution laws pulverised: politicians apoplectic
A Canadian Court has overturned a series of laws regulating sex work, furthering the debate as to whether to decriminalise or clamp down on prostitution.
Stuxnet worm slithers into China, heralds alien invasion
AnalysisThe infamous Stuxnet worm has reportedly begun spreading in China.
Half-a-billion users don't mean API payola
Open...and ShutOpen source is a great way to drive adoption of one's software, but is a generally poor way to monetize that software. The more open one's code, after all, the less compelling the need to pay for it.
Seat in sexy e-sportster shock
What's this? Seat in reasonable looking e-car concept shock? Here's the rather flash Seat IBE sports coupé, unveiled at this week's Paris Motor Show, which the company calls an "all-electric vehicle that generates zero local emissions".
ReviewReverse is a gear not often associated with Formula One, a sport entirely focused on hurtling forwards at breakneck speeds of up to 220mph. But it's one the sport had to engage in recent seasons to reverse a seemingly inexorable decline in popularity.
Dot Hill's intros first 10Gbit/E iSCSI box
Dot Hill has introduced its first 10Gbit/E iSCSI storage array, pitching the box'of'disks at rich media apps.
Ireland gives Google traditional pogue mahone greeting
Google Maps Ireland went live yesterday, and it took the cream of Ireland's media just minutes to find the first pic of a pair of Dubliners baring their hairy arses to Mountain View's all seeing eye.
Google hands number 7 shirt to Chrome browser
Google spun out the first version 7 stable beta of its Chrome browser yesterday.
Apotheker was HP's sole CEO choice
Leo Apotheker, the ex-SAP CEO and the new president and chief executive officer of IT giant Hewlett-Packard who was appointed to those jobs yesterday, gave his first briefing this morning with members of the HP board. If you were expecting a lot of insight into the CEO search, the selection process, and Apotheker's plans for HP, you will no doubt be disappointed.
Symantec HackIsWack contest packs in
Symantec's hapless HackIsWack cybercrime rap competition came to a close on Thursday, with 180 entries.
IE 'Twitter rolling' attack trivial to launch
UpdatedAn information disclosure threat in Microsoft's Internet Explorer affects all supported versions of the browser and, among other things, makes it trivial for attackers to force victims to post attacker-dictated messages on Twitter, a security researcher said this week.
Opera shrugs off Google Native Client
Mozilla has no intention of mimicking Google's efforts to run native code inside the browser. And Opera feels much the same the way.
Multi-touch iMacs prepped in Cupertino?
Apple is reportedly sampling touch-panel displays for use in its iMac line of all-in-one desktops, in an expansion of the Jobsian desire to create a touchy-feely computing world.
Microsoft polishes top brass in Ballmer power play
Microsoft has made some executive job changes that signal a major consolidation of power at the top.
5 botnet kingpins busted in $70m fraud ring
Ukrainian police on Thursday arrested five people suspected of orchestrating an international fraud ring that siphoned more than $70m out of bank accounts by infecting computers with the Zeus trojan.