One last production run for TouchPad
HP swears this is it: the end, the final, never-to-be-repeated, absolutely the last time: but there will be just one more production run of TouchPads for punters that missed out on cheap-as-chips deals when it killed off the unloved fondleslab.
Aus regulator seeks tweaks to Telstra NBN plan
Australia’s competition regulator has pushed a pawn in the telco regulation chess match, soliciting industry comment on Telstra’s first draft of its structural separation regime.
Biofuel boffins pimp panda poo
Pandas are famous for a restricted and difficult diet: the bamboo they favour takes a lot of digesting to yield enough energy to keep them going.
IBM opens Power8 kimono (a little bit more)
Last May El Reg gave you the little information we were able to gather on the impending Power7+ and future Power8 processor designs and their possible announcement dates in Power Systems machines.
Telstra unites and rebrands digital media ad assets
Telstra has merged its media advertising assets, Sensis Digital Media, Telstra Classifieds and BigPond Advertising into a newly created group branded the Telstra Advertising Network (TAN).
Subscribe to our hardware, says Brocade
Hoping to use its elbows against Cisco’s hold on the data centre market, Brocade has decided on a pitch to the bean-counters: switches that you pay for according to the ports you’re using.
Couple can sue service that monitored their net sex
A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit to proceed against a laptop-tracking service that surreptitiously intercepted explicit images from a public school teacher during an investigation of a stolen computer.
Renault Scenic Bose Edition 1.6 130dCi
ReviewMany years ago, a family friend who at the time flew for the United States Air Force gave me a personal tour around a Fairchild A10 Thunderbolt and said: “Y’know, Al, she ain’t a plane she’s more a gun with wings.”
Samsung outs MacBook Pro lookalike laptop
Samsung, oh how you must love to tempt Apple lawyers. Launched today: the Series 7 Chronos notebook, a 15.6in machine wrapped in aluminium. With a black caclulator-style keyboard. And a black lid hinge.
Apple ejects FT app from iTunes
Apple has formally booted the Financial Times newspaper app out of the iTunes store for the newspaper's refusal to hand over 30 per cent of subscription revenues to the Mac maker.
Tyneside police website defaced, used to serve phish
Northumbria Police Authority woke up to a host of security problems after the August bank holiday weekend.
CA inks £45m Tesco IT deal
Supermarket behemoth Tesco has announced that US-based CA Technologies will take care of its IT network across the whole group.
Smartphone net access rockets
Almost half of the UK's internet users - 45 per cent of them - accessed the net using a mobile phone in the past 12 months, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) said today.
NHS diabetic gizmo will text for help if wearer is in danger
Scientists from Swansea University are collaborating with a consortium of Welsh technology companies to develop a blood glucose-monitoring sensor that can transmit readings to the mobile phones of NHS staff.
Mobee mods Magic Trackpad into virtual keyboard
So you bought an Apple Magic Trackpad at launch, but you've found you never use it - yes, we're thinking of you, Bob. Now it doesn't have to gather dust.
Sid Meier's Civilization
Antique Code ShowI remember 1991 starting on a sombre note, with my sister and I sitting in a bar doing shots under an Apocalypse Now poster waiting for the start of World War III, as we watched US bombers strafe Iraq. The end of civilisation? Well, not quite.
Outbound space probe looks back at tiny Earth and Moon
PicNASA's space probe Juno, outward bound for Jupiter, has sent pack a pic of the Earth-Moon system from 6 million miles away.
Toshiba launches thick Thrive tablet in Europe
Toshiba will not be introducing its third-generation Android tablet at this week's IFA consumer electronics show, confounding reports and the hopes fondleslab fans.
Graphene photocells could mean hyper-speed internet
The latest study of miracle material graphene shows it could be used to provide a much higher speed internet.
New UK 'leccy meters remotely run via Voda 2G
British Gas is to deploy meters with embedded mobile phones, and Zigbee networking, to ensure we know how much electricity we're using, and they do too.
Father of Java abandons Google for floating robot cloud
Father of Java James Gosling has quit Google and turned his back on tier-one tech companies altogether by joining a California start-up which makes unmanned ocean-going robots.
Sony to ship VR-style 3D headset in November
The 3D headset Sony showed off at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this past January will finally go on sale in November - though only in Japan.
Quarter of NHS data collection to go in red-tape slash plan
The UK's Department of Health hopes to save millions by cutting data collection and red tape across the NHS.
Firefox offers glimpse of new tablet version
The chaps at Mozilla are showing off how well Firefox will work on a tablet computer, with new interface elements aping Honeycomb – but still no launch schedule.
Don't buy your iPad in a McDonald's car park
A young woman in South Carolina has had her dream of buying a brand-new shiny iPad in the car park of a McDonald's crushed by two swindlers, who left her with a wooden dud.
DARPA software to trawl Bin Laden laptops, thumb drives
Famous Pentagon mad-scientist bureau DARPA says it would like some miracle software to help hard-pressed US spooks and military intelligence officers trawl through the massive troves of imagery retrieved from gadgetry seized in the ongoing massive campaign of special-forces raids across southwest Asia.
MySociety marshals griping commuters to fix UK transport
Commuters who like to complain have a new outlet with the launch of FixMyTransport.com, a website that gets your grievance to the right person.
Last ever batch of TouchPads isn't coming to Blighty
Brits hoping for a cheap fondle won't get one from HP, as the final production run of the TouchPad will be bound for North America only.
Microsoft brings Hadoop option to SQL Server
Microsoft customers running SQL Server are getting a taste of really big data processing through an injection of Hadoop.
WikiLeaks weathers DDoS assault
WikiLeaks' website slowed to a crawl on Tuesday night following an apparent denial of service attack.
Nokia's Ovi wunderkind is off ... to Nokia-backed Vision+
One of Nokia's high flyers is leaving the company – but will still be spending Nokia's money. Tero Ojanperä, an executive vice president, member of the core Leadership Team (and, don't forget, UN Young Global Leader) will head up a Nokia-backed investment fund called Vision+.
Oracle's Africa dealings under FBI, SEC, DoJ investigation
Oracle is reported to be under investigation by the US authorities for breaking federal anti-bribery laws in Africa.
Google rolls out offline Gmail (for Chrome only)
Google has released a new version of Gmail that operates without an internet connection, and it plans to offer similar offline versions of Google Docs and Google Calendar over the coming week. But these tools will only work in tandem with Google's own Chrome browser.
Mozilla addons site targeted in same attack that hit Google
The secure webpage hosting addons for Mozilla Firefox was targeted in the same attack that minted a fraudulent authentication credential for Google websites, the maker of the open-source browser said.
DoJ files antitrust suit to block AT&T's T-Mobile buy
The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit to block AT&T's proposed acquisition of fellow wireless carrier T-Mobile USA.
Sydney NFC newbie gets tapped by investors
Sydney based NFC start-up Tapit Media has secured its first round of seed funding from VC group Sydney Angels.
IBM borgs UK 'big data' outfit
IBM is to acquire the Cambridge, UK-based "big data" analytics outfit i2, echoing HP's $11bn purchase of Autonomy Corp. earlier this month.
Wikileaked cable: AFACT was MPAA’s cat’s-paw
A second cable discussing the “world+dog vs. iiNet” court case has emerged on Wikileaks, confirming the widespread suspicion in Australia that Hollywood was behind both the action and the choice of target.
Kernel.org Linux repository rooted in hack attack
UpdatedMultiple servers used to maintain and distribute the Linux operating system were infected with malware that gained root access, modified system software, and logged passwords and transactions of the people who used them, the official Linux Kernel Organization has confirmed.