Tilera preps many-cored Gx chips for March launch
UpdatedUpstart multicore RISC chip maker Tilera is timing the launch of its third generation of Tile processors to rain a little on Intel's forthcoming parade, and to try to blunt all of the excitement that is building for ARM-based alternatives for servers.
Met Office cuts off Linux users with new weather widgets
Linux users face increased inconvenience getting a weather forecast from March onwards when the Met Office will withdraw its web-based weather gadgets and replace them with desktop widgets – for Windows and Mac only.
Media groups propose anti-piracy 'code of practice' for UK search
Internet search engines that operate in the UK could stop publishing links to websites that are deemed to be substantially infringing copyright under plans proposed by groups representing rights-holders.
UK.gov 'pay as you go' IT services cloud to float in March
The opportunity for suppliers to join the government's £60m G-Cloud framework is drawing to a close, according to Mark O'Neill, proposition director for innovation and delivery at the Government Digital Service (GDS).
Nimble not struck by Lightning: We're fine as we are, thanks
Tiered networked storage array startup Nimble Storage won't be struck by the coming EMC Lightning server flash product because its customers don't need it.
Intel brings bigger guns to AMD server chip war
AnalysisIf you want to get into the server processor racket, here's some advice: Don't bring a knife to a gun fight. And when you whip out your guns, you better have a piece stashed in each of your boots, maybe another high-caliber rifle on your back, and a few knives while you are at it for price-cutting when the bullets run out.
T-Mobile hails first 'truly unlimited' smartphone tariff
T-Mobile announced a new flagship smartphone tariff this morning, aimed at first-time users who want to pay a single sub and no additional data charges.
Elpida denies half-a-BEEELLION-dollar Micron buy-in
Speculation, reports and rumour are swirling around Elpida like leaks from a failing US primary candidate's campaign room. The latest has Micron Technology spending half a billion bucks to buy into Elpida while that company announces its first Resistance RAM chip; proving its worth so to speak.
Microsoft builds Kinect into Asus laptops
Microsoft and Asus have built a laptop with Kinect motion-sensing technology on board.
Climategate ruling: FOIA requests cover backup servers too
A landmark FOIA ruling last week will have far-reaching consequences for how public servants interpret their Freedom of Information obligations. Specifically, public servants cannot delete local copies of a file on their PC and then use its absence as an excuse not to disclose the file - if a backup copy exists on the organisation's systems. In other words: backup servers must be searched for FOIA requests.
Samsung 11.6in 'retina display' tablet spied
Are ten-inch tablets too small for you? Rumour has it Samsung will introduce an 11.6in Galaxy Tab during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) show next month.
Star Trek tractor beam to save Earth from asteroid Armageddon
A new international consortium has been set up to figure out what Earthlings could do if an asteroid came hurtling towards the planet on a path of imminent destruction.
First-person shootout world record set
MuchDifferent's gaming world record attempt - to pit one thousand players against each other in mass first-person combat - took place this weekend. It missed its target by a single user.
Google spews out 'privacy' email to Sky punters too
Facebook preps for public showtime with $100bn price tag
It's difficult not to mention Google in the same breath as Facebook these days – and that's especially true when one considers the initial public offering the dominant social network is reportedly planning later this week.
Soul Calibur V
ReviewAh, Soul Calibur, a game where over-muscled beefcakes and scantily clad teen girls clash in violent, weaponised mortal combat. Then, having ripped each other a new one, said combatants dust themselves off ready to battle the next day. Maybe it's just me, but I'm having a little trouble with the believability factor here; mind you, at least the fighting part is entertaining enough.
Samsung reveals Advance-d Android ringer
Samsung sent its latest Galaxy handset into orbit today, unveiling the Advance S, an Android blower that apparently strikes a balance between style, power and performance. Of course it does.
4 Sun journos, 1 cop bailed in police bung probe
Police officers investigating allegations of illegal payments to cops as part of a larger probe of News International arrested four journalists on Saturday. All four were either current or former hacks at Rupert Murdoch's tabloid The Sun. Police also arrested a Metropolitan police service officer at the weekend.
Microsoft's Kelihos kingpin suspect: It wasn't me
The Russian man named by Microsoft as the mastermind behind the Kelihos botnet has stepped forward to plead his innocence.
Playmonauts could down airliners, Canuck flyboy warns
A Canadian pilot has warned that audacious miniature figurine balloon missions could represent a "concern to aviation".
Kindle Fire owners named keenest Android app users
Amazon's Kindle Fire has grabbed more than a third of the overall Android tablet usage activity in less than three months on sale.
Achtung, Google! U2 boss blasts 'monopoly' for free-for-all
Music manager Paul McGuinness has previously used the annual MIDEM show to chastise ISPs – but this year it's the Chocolate Factory that has earned his ire.
Brit pair deported from US for 'destroy America' tweet
A couple of Brits were unceremoniously ejected from the US last week after one of them ill-advisedly tweeted he was off to "destroy America".
RIM: We topped December smartphone sales chart
The popularity of RIM's BlackBerry may be on the wane elsewhere but here in the world, it was the most popular smartphone platform for the second year running in the UK, RIM claimed today.
Sky Anytime+ to pipe BBC iPlayer
Sky punters will be able to view BBC and ITV programmes in Sky's video-on-demand catchup service, Sky Anytime+, in a pact announced today.
World will stay hungry for tablet PCs
The Western world will continue to lead demand for tablets over the next six years, with growth driven by ever higher screen resolutions.
Sick of Ubuntu's bad breath? Suck on a Linux Mint instead
If the jump from the GNOME 2 desktop to the new GNOME Shell or Unity desktop in Ubuntu has left you feeling dissatisfied, one increasingly popular distribution just might offer something that turns out to be the best of both worlds - Linux Mint.
Sony focuses on light with Cyber-shot refresh
Sony beefed up its Cyber-shot range of snappers today, revealing a couple of compacts with snazzy sensors geared towards low-light settings.
Year of the cloud? Not until it can shield world's Mitnicks
CEEKevin Mitnick has a problem. As the world's number one hacker and the first to be sent to prison for hacking - a whopping sentence for his crimes - his website is an obvious target for script kiddies looking to make their mark.
Mickey Mouse Whois ban threat sparks privacy fears
The days of pretending to be Mickey Mouse or Daffy Duck when you register a domain name could be numbered, following demands placed on ICANN by law enforcement agencies and governments.
Ex-staffer: Apple assigns new workers to made up projects
Get a job at Apple and there's a very good chance the company won't tell you what product or project you're working on, says author Adam Lashinksy. According to one ex-employee, Apple may even make up products in order to test your loyalty.
IBM calls time on Symphony OpenOffice fork
IBM's putting its weight behind an Oracle-backed OpenOffice push rather than follow Google, Red Hat and others on an independent effort.
Millions face Megaupload data deletion by Thursday
US prosecutors have warned that Megaupload users could start losing the data they uploaded to the company as early as this Thursday.
Thailand can't wait to wield Twitter censorship hammer
Thailand has become the first nation in the world to embrace Twitter's controversial censorship scheme.
Dutch retailer spills Nokia 910 beans
Confirmation - perhaps - for Russian mobile phone blogger Eldar Murtazin: a Dutch phone retailer has also claimed the Nokia Lumia 910 will sport a 12Mp camera and will sport a 4.3in, 480 x 800 display.
Sexy Girls Puzzle: Android Trojan or eager ad-slinger?
Security researchers are split on the seriousness of an Android "malware" campaign that some estimates suggest may have "infected millions" of smartphones via gaming apps from Google's Android Market.
Amazon sold 6m Kindle Fire tablets, says analyst
How many Kindle Fires did Amazon ship during the last few months of 2011? The online retailer isn't saying, but ask Jordan Rohan, analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, a broker, and he'll put the figure at 6m units.
Ocean currents emerge as climate change hot-spots
A global study that assesses the temperature change in ocean currents has made two findings – one surprising, the other less so. The unsurprising outcome is that as the Earth’s temperature rises, so does the temps in a collection of major ocean currents; the surprise is that those currents are warming faster than the globe as a whole.
Google, Facebook, Microsoft in PHISH-FIGHTING smackdown
Google, Facebook and other internet heavyweights are collaborating together to back a standard designed to curtail phishing by improving the collaboration between legitimate senders and receivers of emails.
Microsoft Win Server to get pushed off OpenStack Linux cloud?
Windows servers could face problems running clouds built on OpenStack if the Linux-for-the-cloud project follows the suggestion of one lead developer.
Microsoft launches Office 15 Technical Preview Program
The next version of Microsoft’s productivity suite, codenamed Office 15, is being sent out to a few brave customers this morning.
AMD touts LRDIMM memory for x86 servers
It looks like Advanced Micro Devices is first to market with support for load reduced DIMM DDR3 main memory for x86 and quite possibly all kinds of servers, and is trotting out Inphi, the maker of the isolation memory buffer chip that is at the heart of this technology.
Huawei extends R&D in UK
Huawei has swooped on the assets of the UK based Centre for Integrated Photonics Ltd (CIP), a photonics research laboratory, from the East of England Development Agency (EEDA).
BlackBerry cloud services go live on Office 365
After three months of beta testing, RIM has confirmed that its BlackBerry Business Cloud Services have gone live on Microsoft’s Office 365.
Tablet sales said to surge fivefold in five years
According to the consumer-focused researchers at NPD, worldwide tablet sales will increase more than fivefold over the next five years.