Huawei to forge big red Itanium iron
Intel has added two more server makers to the roster of those who want to build Itanium-based systems: Huawei Technologies and Inspur. That's a 50 per cent growth rate in the Itanium OEM base.
iOS App of the WeekThere isn’t a proper version of Firefox available for iOS, but the 360 Web Browser is perhaps the closest alternative I’ve seen so far. Version 3.0 has just been released and its feature list is ridiculously long, including an option to sync with Firefox, a built-in download and file manager, the ability to upload files to a Dropbox account, and a plug-in architecture similar to Firefox.
Asus Eee Pad tablet-cum-netbook ship date slips
The Eee Pad Transformer, which maker Asus is pushing hard as a netbook-tablet combo - with the appropriate optional extras, natch - has slipped, at least according to Amazon.
Dixons' best chance? Quit the UK and move to Sweden
Dixons' best chance of surviving is to close its UK business and concentrate on its Scandinavian business.
US Marines splurge on Brit troops' armoured pants
It doesn't happen often, but today it has. US troops, serving alongside British forces in combat, have looked enviously at the kit furnished to our boys and girls and demanded that the Pentagon get off its ass and buy them similar stuff.
Samsung SuperSpeed drives out next month
Out next month: Samsung's latest USB 3.0 external hard drives, both 2.5in portable and 3.5in desktop units among them.
Oregon legislators salute Rick Astley
Oregon legislators have proved they're down with the kids by slipping the lyrics to Rick Astley's immortal Never Gonna Give You Up into otherwise deadly serious House of Representatives business.
Viking Modular plugs flash chips into memory sockets
What a brilliant idea: put flash chips into memory sockets. That's what Viking Modular is doing this with its SATADIMM product.
Sony Ericsson posts Android bootloader unlock code
Sony Ericsson has made good on its pledge to publish details showing "advanced developers" how they can legitimately unlock the bootloader code incorporated into certain SE Android smartphones.
Everything Everywhere accused of lining pockets with charity cash
Everything Everywhere has been taking 10 percent of charitable text messages, excepting its selected charities, on the flimsy excuse of having to cover its processing costs.
O2: Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone ready to go.... almost
O2 has said Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play smartphone - aka the PlayStation phone - is ready to go on sale.... nearly.
When information sharing goes wrong
WorkshopOne of the most troubling phone calls I have ever received was from the irate managing director of an IT reseller. I was working as a channel manager for a major software company at the time and the complaint was that we had a leak.
Fujitsu £2bn broadband project throttled at both ends
Fujitsu's plans to bring rural broadband to five million UK homes over the next three to five years could be seriously hamstrung not only over a row with BT about its prices, but also if it fails to secure £500m from the public purse.
Sony Pictures opens wallet for Bond 23
Sony Pictures has inked a deal with MGM to co-finance and distribute Bond 23 – the next outing for 007 slated hit to hit cinemas on 9 November 2012.
French hacker cuffed after bragging on telly
UpdatedA French hacker who boasted of breaking into the systems of a government security contractor on national television has suffered some unsurprising consequences.
White iPhone 4 out by month's end
Apple's almost mythological, fully vapourous white iPhone 4 is merely a few weeks away from launch.
Spotify throttles free listeners
Spotify is throttling the amount of free listening available to users of the service in a set of small but complex changes.
Apple cloud strategy changes with the weather
Apple is looking to build up its cloud computing engineering team. Or maybe not.
Supercomputer simulates neutron star-black hole SMACKDOWN
A German supercomputer will simulate what happens when neutron stars collide with black holes.
OFT probes extended warranties
The Office of Fair Trading is launching a short, sharp investigation into the market for extended warranties, having found some stores are not complying with rules imposed after a previous probe.
Mozilla rejigs Firefox release schedule in nod to Google's Chrome
Mozilla has added a new channel to its Firefox release schedule in a move to release more browser software code at various stages of its pregnancy.
Victorian cops collar camera cooker
The E-Crime Squad of Victoria Police has arrested a 36-year-old man for tampering with infringement data from red light cameras and speed cameras.
Research scientist: Cloud is good for IT pros
“Cloud computing does not mean the end of the IT professional.” So says Professor Marin Litoiu, research professor at York University in Canada, erstwhile IBM research director and now one of the world’s foremost thinkers on cloud.
WTF is... 4K x 2K?
If you’re a keen Reg Hardware reader, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve already got a high definition TV, and possibly a Blu-ray player too. Technology, of course, doesn’t stop there. While the switch over from analogue 405-lines to 625-line broadcasts - and TVs - took decades, changes occur more swiftly in the digital world, and even the 1080 lines of HDTV is starting to look outdated as bigger screens become more popular.
Obama gets personal V-22 Osprey tiltrotor
President Obama's personal helicopter fleet will soon include the famous, controversial V-22 Osprey tiltrotor, according to reports. However it seems unlikely that the amazing plane-copter combo craft will land on the White House lawn very often.
Dell flings Froyo tablet at Brits
Dell has released its 7in Android tablet, the Streak 7, in the UK, pricing the fondleslab at £299.
Free Libyana: Gadaffi networkjacker speaks!
Ousama Abushagur stole a mobile phone network from Colonel Gadaffi's son, and has told El Reg how it was done and what the future holds for Free Libyana.
Fired-up eco-boffin gives it '180 per cent'
Old school football managers are often heard to confess they're "as sick as a parrot" because despite the lads "giving it 110 percent", their team has just taken a severe pasting.
Winfrasoft touts pattern-based password alternative
UK software developer Winfrasoft is pushing visual patterns as an alternative to traditional passwords.
NetApp becomes Quantum reseller
NetApp has signed up to resell Quantum's StorNext software, opening the way for it to sell hybrid disk and tape systems.
Whatever happened to ... website-blocking?
Why has the Digital Economy Act run into the mud? The laborious business of implementing the Act is taking longer than anyone envisaged a year ago. We've now learned of one reason.
Lads from Lagos pop up in Libya
They get about a bit, the Lads from Lagos, and evidently couldn't resist a quick jaunt to Libya, where they've stumbled across a vast wad of wonga.
Apple's 'Do Not Track' feature goes on Safari
The next version of Apple's Safari browser will reportedly come loaded with a "Do Not Track" feature that Mozilla has already debuted in Firefox.
Belgian ISP does not have to filter out copyright-infringing traffic
Belgian ISP Scarlet should not have to filter copyright-infringing traffic from its service because to do so would invade users' privacy, an advisor to the EU's top court has said.
German prangs dad's £275k supercar
German cops are investigating whether a 20-year-old may have been doing a tad over the 50 mph speed limit when he pranged his dad's £275k, 225 mph Gumpert Apollo.
Iron Mountain dislodges CEO
Iron Mountain, the successful supplier of physical record vaulting and unsuccessful supplier of digital vaulting services, has dumped its CEO, Bob Brennan, and made board chairman Richard Reese CEO in his stead.
Everything Everywhere stops plundering the charity box
Everything Everywhere has suspended its practice of taking 10 per cent of charitable donations, and claims it is now working on an alternative, and more sustainable, model.
Google native code browser plug-in gets tickled
Serial hacker admits breaching Federal Reserve computers
A Malaysian national has admitted hacking a computer network operated by the US Federal Reserve Bank and possessing stolen payment card data.
Dell uncages Xeon E3 servers for SMBs
Dell has made a good living selling single-socket servers to small and medium businesses, and it is out there in front again supporting Intel's just-announced "Sandy Bridge-DT" Xeon E3-1200 processors in its PowerEdge machines.
HP price tag could nix Marrickville council's 'Israel boycott'
It starts with the kind of loopy idea most likely to emerge in local government (the lowest of Australia’s three tiers of government): Marrickville Council in Sydney had conceived the idea of boycotting Israeli goods and services.
Australia might need the NBN, but the OECD data is meaningless
No, please no, not another argument about whose position the OECD broadband data supports. This happens every time there's an OECD data release, or even when there's no release, but merely a statement about the last data.
Meet Dell, your internet service provider
Dell may be playing coy about its plan to become an internet service provider. But it's already an internet service provider.
Google cranks ad money machine to $8.58bn
Google's first quarter profits weren't quite as stellar as Wall Street expected, as the web giant boosted salaries across the company, hired an additional 1,900 minds, and continued to pour money into its worldwide network of data centers.
Kogan hits 'net-on-TV', Android, Ubuntu markets all at once
Serial stirrer Ruslan Kogan has decided that Gerry Harvey is too boring a target, and wants to stick his thumbs in Steve Jobs' eye instead. To that end, the latest release list from the upstart vendor includes a 7" Android tablet starting at $139 (£99).
Five cuffed over $37m heist of Google flash chips
California law enforcement officials have arrested five people who allegedly took part in a heist that nabbed $37m in Intel flash memory chips from a memory module manufacturer assembling products for Google.
Sex harassment case hits IBM Australia
A former IBM employee is suing the company for more than A$1m over repeated and ongoing harassment from a superior, according to The Australian.
Silverlight's star shines in Microsoft's HTML5 show
Microsoft has announced that the beta of Silverlight 5 is now available.