Juniper boasts billion buck quarter
Like its rival Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks is dealing with a base of customers who want to spend money on new gear but are not – thanks to the Great Recession – sure that they should commit those funds quite yet.
Court strikes down Facebook probation
A California appeals court has struck down as unconstitutional probation conditions that barred a 15-year-old convicted of possessing a stolen motorcycle from using a computer or the internet for any purpose other than school-related assignments.
£1bn in govt IT projects on slash list
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said that more than 300 IT projects have been reviewed and projects worth £1bn will be stopped or "de-scoped".
Mozilla preempts Google with 'open' web app store prototype
Mozilla has released a prototype for what it calls an "open web app ecosystem," a browser-agnostic answer to Google's upcoming Chrome Web App Store.
Product Round-upIf you're searching for a grab-and-go computer that's lighter and more portable than the average 13in machine, yet has has more welly and a higher-resolution display than a netbook with a 10in, 1024 x 600 screen can provide, you're essentially looking for an 11.6in notebook.
Arkeia smashes through the blocks
Arkeia is adding deduplication to its entire line of backup software, appliances and virtual appliances with Network Backup 9.0.
So what now for Symbian?
It's a little heartbreaking for anyone who knows Symbian - or anyone who appreciates good system design - to see its predicament today. It's a bit like gradually watching a divine beauty turn into a neglected and unloved hag in middle age. Through lack of care and attention, Nokia has let those good looks go to waste.
Boxee box to come to Blighty
D-Link's Boxee-branded set-top box will go on sale in the UK on 12 November.
Retailers expect Dell WinPho 7 smartphone early next month
Dell's Windows Phone 7 handset, the elongated Venue Pro, is set to arrive over here on 8 November.
List-makers battle to keep football fixture lists protection
Everyone thought the question of what rights exist in football fixture lists was settled back in 2004 when the European Court of Justice concluded that the then-new database right did not protect football fixture lists. But a judge has just ruled that they are protected. What now?
Google Android 3.0 on track for New Year tablet launches
Google has told hardware and software developers to expect Android 3.0 in December.
Firefox update plugs 9 security flaws
Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox that fixes nine flaws, five of which earn the dread rating of critical.
Asus dual-core netbooks out this week
Asus will have a pair of netbooks based on Intel's new dual-core Atom chip, the N550, out later this week.
Local Spanish press embrace PARIS
Rather agreeably, El Reg's audacious Paper Aircraft Released Into Space project has been honoured with a page in provincial paper El Diario de Avila.
OpenSFS to fund Lustre HPC file system development
Over half of the top HPC centres in the world are using the Lustre file system, so the latest move to fund its development should make a lot of people happy.
BT quietly recalls shocky adapters
BT is quietly sending out replacements for Comtrend adapters, warning users of dodgy models not to touch them if they can't be disconnected first.
Dixons risks future of humanity with Star Wars-themed ads
Dixons has put the future of humanity at risk by beaming a series of ads featuring Star Wars refugees C-3PO and R2-D2 into deep space. The campaign touts its Currys and PCWorld chains.
Apple leaks 'Back to Mac' goodies
Top marks to Apple's web team - and Polish website Spidersweb for spotting it - who have put up Apple support site discussion pages for the products due to be announced at this evening's "Back to the Mac" event.
Virtual products rake in more cash than ads
Social gaming and networking applications are now making more money selling virtual merchandise than displaying adverts, which is good news for closed shops that make such things simple.
Google pumps existing drag-and-drop tech into Docs
Google couldn’t resist touting a new, minor feature in its Docs product yesterday, which just so happened to be the same day Microsoft announced its Office 365 product.
Hackers subvert Firefox security warnings to sling scareware
Hackers have subverted warnings generated by Firefox about dangerous sites to punt fake anti-virus portals.
TomTom adds Star Wars voices to iPhone app
TomTom has updated its iPhone satnav app, introducing support for the iPhone 4's high-resolution screen but more importantly allowing you to have Darth Vader read out your directions.
It should be VICE and not VCE
Presenting at IP EXpo today Acadia CEO Michael Capellas positioned Intel as an equal partner to VMware, Cisco and EMC in the VCE coalition.
Nokia slips secret chip into C7
Nokia's C7 handset has an NFC chip in it, but Nokia is refusing to say why it's there or even what it is exactly.
Hand over illegal porn at the border, please
Relief is at hand for confused travellers who are not too sure what sort of smut they're allowed to import into Australia.
Cameron cocks up UK's defences - and betrays Afghan troops
CommentPrime Minister David Cameron has taken personal charge of sorting out the UK's defences. Not only has he cocked it up more than somewhat, he has also slashed vital helicopters for our troops fighting in Afghanistan - and then lied about it.
Google releases stable version of Chrome 7
Google pushed version seven of its Chrome browser into the company’s stable channel of releases yesterday, which means features tested in beta and developer builds are now available to the masses.
Osborne details painful cuts for UK
After months of phoney war, George Osborne has detailed the coalition's battle plan to beat Britain's £109bn deficit, confirming hundreds of thousands of casualties across the public sector.
Scientists dodge Osborne's axe
Scientists are today expressing relief that the government's deep cuts have left them relatively unscathed.
SMEs, tech vendors scrabble for morsels of comfort in CSR
George Osborne left small business lobbyists spluttering today over the lack of an explicit commitment to helping SMEs in the Comprehensive Spending Review.
International Telecom Union drags self out of past
ITUThere's plenty wrong with the International Telecommunication Union, but formal proposals here at its quadrennial Plenipotentiary congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, prove that many attendees want to fix the creaky United Nations' agency.
BBC licence fee on ice for 6 years
The BBC Trust has accepted the decision to freeze the licence fee at £145.50 for a colour licence for the next six years. But it could have been much, much worse for the corporation.
Sex.com sells for $13m
The storied domain name sex.com is set to be sold for $13m, The Register has learned.
Green light for spooks' net snoop plan
The coalition government has approved a multibillion-pound plan by the intelligence agencies to store details of every online conversation.
Windows Phone 7 arrives in UK shops tomorrow
UK mobile phone network operators will start selling Windows Phone 7 handsets tomorrow.
O2 to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung's Galaxy Tab is set to ship on 1 November, just over a week from now, but while various UK mobile phone network operators have said they will offer the 7in Android tablet, they are still keeping mum about how much they will charge for it.
Gov depts to cut back office, IT spending
Several government departments will cut back office services and IT spending under chancellor George Osborne's comprehensive spending review.
Google ends all Street View Wi-Fi data collection
Google has "no plans" to resume the collection of WiFi network data via its world-roving Street View cars, according to a report by Canada's privacy commissioner reprimanding the web giant for collecting WiFi payload data as well as network info.
Apple rolls out two new MacBook Air models
"What would happen if a MacBook and an iPad hooked up?", Steve Jobs asked his "Back to the Mac" audience today, and answered his own question with the release of two new versions of the MacBook Air, available today starting at $999.
Facebook games maker sued in privacy flap
A developer of some of Facebook's most popular games has been hit by a federal lawsuit alleging it shared millions of Facebook user IDs with advertisers and data brokers.
Jobs' Lion to marry Mac OS X and iOS
UpdatedSteve Jobs announced today what he suggested was a marriage of iOS with Mac OSX. Called Mac OS X Lion, the next version of the Mac's operating system will bring iOS features to the Mac, including bringing the App Store — and, possibly, its limitations — to the Mac.
IBM kills off Irish server works
The Irish Times reports that Big Blue is killing off the remaining server manufacturing jobs in its Emerald Isle factory, and shifting the server-making to its factories in Shenzhen, China.
eBay's non-Skype profits climb 16%
eBay's third-quarter revenues climbed 10 per cent over the same quarter last year, if you exclude revenues from the failed VoIP experiment with Skype, while non-Skype, non-GAAP profits rose 16 per cent.
Red Hat exec proposes end to IT suckage
InteropWhy isn't IT getting cheaper instead of more expensive? That was the question posed by Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of open source software juggernaut and cloud wannabe Red Hat, during his keynote at the Interop networking — and now cloud computing — trade show in New York.