30th > May > 2011 Archive


Lockheed-Martin signs on for D-Wave prototype computer

Controversial Canadian company D-Wave, which has long made press claims about “commercial” quantum computing, can now claim to have sold a machine.
Richard Chirgwin, 30 May 2011
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Intel's future Sandy Bridge Xeons exposed

ExclusiveThe ongoing x64 server chip war is going to heat up considerably in the third quarter, with both Intel and AMD firing off new processors for midrange server buyers. And we now have a few more details about Intel's future "Sandy Bridge" Xeon platforms and the chipsets that drive them.

Boffins grow brains in petri dish

For a chunk of the 20th century, SF writers played around with various “brain in a jar” scenarios, and now, it’s come true.
Richard Chirgwin, 30 May 2011

Rampaging Android takes over Main Street America

The latest Texan tourist attraction is a residential street, but one that invites visitors to tap an Android tablet against anything in the "neighbourhood" to be shown more details about the object, as well as its price.
Bill Ray, 30 May 2011
SanDisk second generation netbook flash

Part flash, all flash or dedicated flash?

Flash memory is rarely out of the news these days as recent announcements from Texas Memory Systems and EMC show.
Chris Evans, 30 May 2011

BT to embrace IPTV as it upgrades broadband network to multicast

British Telecom will change the bulk of its broadband network to use multicast routers as from next year – this will mean that full IPTV services, using quality of service protocols, could then be launched for the first time on the BT network.
Faultline, 30 May 2011
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Ball games: the latest sports releases

ReviewHere at Vulture Central, we love a challenge. And they don't come more challenging than reviewing three sports games in three days. So all warmed up and ready to play, with club, racket and cue in hand, I head onto the course and court and into the Crucible to give you the lowdown on Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2012 Masters, Virtua Tennis 4 and WSC Real 2011.
Andrew Bailey, 30 May 2011

Rumbled benefits cheats offer sensational excuses

Government ministers have revealed a top ten list of improbable and entertaining excuses offered by rumbled benefits cheats, including the defence of one perp who insisted: "It wasn't me working, it was my identical twin."
Lester Haines, 30 May 2011

Endeavour bids adios to ISS

Space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station at 03:55 GMT this morning, marking its last departure from the orbiting outpost ahead of its return to terra firma on Wednesday.
Lester Haines, 30 May 2011

Think PCs will drop in price? Think again, warns Intel

The Golden Age of ever-decreasing PC prices is over, at least as far as Intel is concerned.
Joe Fay, 30 May 2011

Easing the pain of applications delivery

DesktopApplication virtualisation separates the application not just from the underlying hardware but also from the operating system. That means, for example, that you can run applications side by side in separate virtualised spaces without fear of clashes between them or with the operating system.
Manek Dubash, 30 May 2011

Reg hack applauds asinine augmentation

I'm delighted to announce that the El Reg Iberian bureau this morning celebrated the second happy new addition to its donkey portfolio, in the shape of a perfectly-formed jenny.
Lester Haines, 30 May 2011

Personal jetpacks and solar-powered ships

In a weekend of contradictions, New Zealanders have demonstrated technologies showing off the best and worst in fuel efficiency: a petrol powered personal jetpack joined the mile-high club, while a solar-powered ship made an unassisted trip from Monaco to Brisbane.
Richard Chirgwin, 30 May 2011

Aus govt gets cracking on cyber threats

Australians might not have decent security disclosure laws or privacy protection, but the government has finally noticed that its agencies might need guidelines about secure storage of citizens’ data.
Natalie Apostolou, 30 May 2011

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