Man cops to botnet-fueled pump-and-dump scheme
An Arizona computer specialist has admitted taking part in a conspiracy that used large networks of compromised computers to inflate the value of stocks so they could later be sold at a profit.
Mozilla man accuses Jobs of 'bypass the web' scheme
On Wednesday, as Steve Jobs went "Back to the Mac", the fanbois of the world enjoyed their usual collective orgasm. But for Mozilla director of Firefox development Mike Beltzner, the reaction was decidedly different.
European Parliament: If you don't pay, you will pay
Public authorities must pay their bills within 30 days and companies within 60 days, according to a new European Union Directive that has been approved by the European Parliament.
iDapt i4 multi-purpose charger
ReviewCharging cables inevitably get knotted, misplaced or mistaken, yet appear a necessary evil to keep mobile devices going. So many proprietary connections are in circulation nowadays and, with most people owning at least two devices, cables soon become a mess and families fight over plug sockets.
Apple signals disk free notebooks way to go
Apple's new MacBook Air is as cheap as the MacBook at £849, signalling the end of premium pricing for Apple's slim hinged flash slab.
EA takes Angry Birds publisher under its wing
Electronic Arts has purchased Angry Birds publisher Chillingo, thus buying up a significant part of the mobile gaming industry.
Intel broaches fresh barrel-o-Linux
Intel is not just a chip maker, but also a peddler of Linux and VxWorks operating systems for embedded devices thanks to its $884m acquisition last year of Wind River. This week, the semiconductor giant's Wind River subsidiary rolled out Wind River Linux, which has a Linux kernel that is so fresh that the heat from Linus Torvald's fingertips can still be felt on its bits.
MS to unveil fresh Flash challenge next week?
Microsoft may next week detail the next instalment in its Silverlight challenge to Adobe Systems' Flash.
Phone 7: Another Vista or another XP?
ReviewWe've been playing with a Windows Phone 7 device for a week or so now, and have been surprisingly impressed with the detail, though sadly disappointed with the bigger picture.
Beeb pulls in Yank to direct Auntie's online digital opera
The BBC has hired an AOL veteran as the Corporation’s new digital, future media and technology director.
Easynet axes 1 in 20 staff
Easynet's new private equity owners plan to make one in 20 staff redundant, they announced this week.
ReviewOnce the anonymous creator of white-label handsets for the networks, HTC has moved firmly centre stage with its own-brand Android and Windows Mobile handsets. The HD7 is the first of a plethora - seven of them actually, hmm, coincidence? - of new Windows Phone 7 handsets, part of a major push to relaunch the not-much-loved OS with a new look, new abilities and, perhaps, new cool.
Penthouse founder Guccione dead at 79
Bob Guccione, the man who founded Penthouse and brought full frontal nudity close to the mainstream, if not firmly into it, has died at the age of 79.
BBC-led RadioPlayer may spark radio revival
A new RadioPlayer for the UK could be the start of the biggest change in radio listening since Marconi. Essentially, it's YouView for radio.
Vulture 1 sprouts wings and a tail
The Paper Aircraft Released Into Space team is assembling for the imminent launch of our Vulture 1 aircraft into the blue yonder, and here for your viewing pleasure are some further constructional details of our advanced all-paper vehicle.
X2 triplex super-copter to be offered as Army 'Raider' craft
US whirlycraft firm Sikorsky, having successfully flown its revolutionary (cough) X2 triplex sprint-chopper to an impressive 250 knots, says that it will now look to put the same technology into a prototype armed scouting craft aimed at the US Army. However, the company seems keen not to spend too much more of its own cash on the effort without some concrete sign of interest from the customer.
BBC One HD launch date revealed
UpdatedThe BBC will begin simulcasting BBC One in HD on 3 November, the Corporation has revealed.
Somali rebels threaten mobile banking group
Network operators in Somalia have been given three months to pull the plug on money transfers by mobile phone, or face the consequences.
Acer upgrades Aspire One netbook
Acer has added Intel's new dual-core netbook processor, the 1.5GHz Atom N550, to its Aspire One D250 mini-laptop and re-released it as the D255.
Dell takes aim at Apple with upmarket pledge
Dell will spend "hundreds of millions" to upscale its image and stop majoring on its cheapness, after years of slithering down the brand pole.
EU privacy watchdog pans passenger data plans
The European Commission's rules for transferring air passengers' details to destination countries are still not entirely justified, according to EU privacy watchdog Peter Hustinx.
DARPA orders miracle motor for its flying car
Intriguing news today on the flying-car front - and indeed many other fronts. A Californian space-rocket company says it has received US government funding to develop a miraculous engine that would offer as much power-for-weight as a gas turbine, but would be much cheaper and simpler to make and maintain.
Crown Paint probed by ICO for 'possible' online data breach
ExclusiveA website owned by Crown Paint is being investigated for a “possible data breach”, after Register readers spotted that the company’s customer database was published in full online.
Google says hardly any Germans opt out of Street View
Google has said that just 2.89 per cent of German households have asked for their homes to be taken off Street View - but sadly it will not be able to oblige all of them when it launches in the country next month.
Bechtolsheim races Arista to zero latency
Arista Networks, Andy Bechtolsheim's creation, is in a race to zero network latency. That's the situation he presented at IP Expo in a keynote pitch today.
Nokia to cut 1,800 jobs
Nokia is to lay off 1,800 people even as it reports increasing earnings and good profits.
OpenStack unfurls first full cloud fluffer
The OpenStack project, which has NASA and Rackspace Hosting and now 35 other organizations co-developing computing and storage controllers for cloudy infrastructure, has launched its first release, codenamed Austin, right on schedule.
Inside Opera 11: extensions and benchmarks
Apple's FaceTime for Mac debuts with security holes
This article is being updated to note that, according to Apple Insider, this bug is no longer reproducible. Apple has provided no comment, and no update for the beta was released to effect the change.
Adobe Shockwave bitten by code execution bug
Security researchers have disclosed an unpatched vulnerability in the latest version of Adobe Shockwave that allows attackers to remotely execute malicious code on end user machines.
Cisco eats own cloud food
Server wannabe Cisco Systems is trying to drive server and storage network convergence and benefit from the inevitable shift to virtualised servers, storage and networks. And the best way to sell a new architecture is to use it.
Apple threatens Java with death on the Mac
Apple has "deprecated" Java on Mac OS X, meaning it will pay even less attention to upkeep of the platform, and it may kill the platform entirely on a future version of its operating system.