Chrome beats IE market share for one day
Google's Chrome took the crown as the world's most-used web browser last Sunday, March 18th. But as the world suited up to go back to work on Monday, Internet Explorer re-gained the lead.
Senator demands Congressional vote on ACTA
Democratic senator and stalwart campaigner on internet issues Ron Wyden (D-OR) has introduced an amendment to ensure that the purportedly anti-piracy ACTA treaty currently being ratified in Europe is put to a legislative vote in the US.
Singtel axes staff, sends them to Huawei
The restructuring of the SingTel army, which included the introduction of a Digital L!fe division, appears to be gathering pace with a reported five hundred Singapore workers being axed this week but offered a reprieve with employment from contractor, Huawei Technologies.
Zynga gets more drawsome
Zynga’s acquisitive ways have resulted in the purchase of emerging social gaming developer Omgpop, the creators of the popular doodling app Draw Something.
Watch a 747 refit in just 105 seconds
Australia's flag carrier Qantas has released a video showing, in just 105 seconds, how it rips the guts out of a 747-400's passenger cabins, spruces them up, repaints the plane and then sends it back to work.
CA reveals ARCserve DDOS threat
CA Technologies has found a nasty flaw in flagship backup software ARCServe.
Japan's LCD biz survives quake and tsunami
The Japanese LCD monitor industry will be breathing a sigh of relief after analysts trumpeted its remarkable resilience in the months following the twin disasters of massive earthquake and tsunami which struck in the north east region of Tohoku a year ago.
Android store spotted in China ... selling iPhones
It was only a matter of time. An unsanctioned Android store has been spotted in China sporting the trademark robot logo, but it’s selling iPhones.
August DTV700B portable Freeview TV and DVR
ReviewThe portable screen market is now dominated by compact DVD players, smartphones and tablets, so if you want a teeny telly for watching live programmes on the go, there isn’t a massive choice. One contender is the DTV700B, a newly upgraded version of August’s low-cost 7in portable digital TV.
Tech Mahindra to swallow Satyam in BILLION dollar deal
The wonderful world of outsourcing is about to get a little bit smaller after Indian tech giants Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam announced their intention to merge, creating India’s fifth-largest IT and outsourcing group by revenues.
Electronic patient records rollout cocks up hospital clinics
Electronic patient records system led to problems including wrong patient notes being supplied and incorrect clinic lists.
If Nominet has spoken, you can't come here – High Court
Those registering '.uk' domain names are not entitled to a fresh hearing in court to assess whether they have abusively registered those domains if the issue has already been determined through an industry dispute resolution service, the High Court has ruled.
Quantum offers a cheap massage to hot cloud data
Quantum says it has created the first virtual deduplication appliance, and Xerox is punting a cloud backup service through 45,000 resellers that uses it bundled with Quantum's virtual machine backup.
Space probe in orbit above Mercury sees signs of polar ice
Space boffins reviewing data from a probe craft orbiting Mercury, innermost planet of the solar system, say they have seen signs of glaciers lurking within shadowed craters at the poles.
Samsung chirps Angry Birds Space exclusive
You'd have throught World+Dog was thoroughly fed up of flinging cartoon birds at cartoon piggies, but Samsung doesn't. It hopes Angry Birds fans will flock to its Galaxy Note tabphone now it's associated the latest version of the game.
El Reg user forum opens to public, HTML for all (mostly)
Site newsAs of now all commentards with five or more posts accepted for publication can create topics in our new El Reg forums. We have made this easier to find: the signpost link is in the secondary nav bar on the front page.
New iPad can't get its Wi-Fi up
Users of Apple's new iPad are experiencing Wi-Fi issues, with some claiming to have found a new grip of death. Meanwhile, those opting for LTE are discovering just how expensive the alternative is.
Hacktivists nicked more data than CYBER-CROOKS in 2011
Hacktivism had a massive effect on the overall data breach scene last year.
GridIron jiggles MLC flash box, penetrates million IOPS barrier
A start-up called GridIron says its MLC flash technology has broken though the million IOPS barrier, leaving existing products maxing out at 800,000 IOPS behind.
6,000 sign e-petition to put Turing on £10 note
Mathematician, computer scientist and Nazi code-breaking hero Alan Turing could soon join Her Maj on the Bank of England’s new £10 note.
Ex-Dell man Boyce to head up Computer 2000 sales patch
Computer 2000 is bringing on board Martin Boyce as sales director to fill the gap left by previous incumbent Peter Hubbard, who was made top dog earlier this year.
TalkTalk is yet again the most griped about telco in Blighty
TalkTalk, for the fifth consecutive quarter, is the most whinged about telco in the UK, Ofcom confirmed today.
Commodore outs Linux-running Amiga Mini desktop
Commodore's Amiga OS was rapidly out-evolved by the Mac OS, and the latest Amiga hardware seems caught behind the Apple curve too.
iOS App of the WeekApple’s iPhoto has a relatively modest set of editing tools but – as you might expect from Apple – wraps them up in an attractive and easy-to-use interface that leaves most other photo-editing apps looking positively antiquated.
Toshiba outs monster 13in tablet spec
Toshiba showed off a concept 13.3in tablet last month - here's our report on the gadget - but it said little about the device's specs. Now it has.
Supermodel-fiddling tool Photoshop CS6 flinged in free beta
Adobe has lobbed out its latest refresh of Photoshop as a free download for Windows and Mac users. Photoshop CS6 beta will run for a limited time until the product launches in the summer.
Lovefilm: video streaming outplays disc rentals
Lovefilm says it streamed more films and TV series than it rented DVDs and Blu-ray Discs during February.
HP's PC-printer lovechild is cash boon for resellers
HP's decision to stitch together its PC and printer businesses is likely driven by cost cutting but it could bring financial benefits to channel partners.
Nvidia shows off first 'Kepler' GPUs
UpdatedGraphics chip and PC and server processor wannabe Nvidia is lifting the skirt a bit on its next-generation "Kepler" graphics processing units today as it starts talking about the feeds and speeds of its new GeForce graphics cards for desktop and notebook PCs.
Scammers exploit new Dr Who girl with Twitter smut video
Filthy-minded scammers wasted little time latching onto the news that Jenna-Louise Coleman will join Doctor Who in the TARDIS later this year.
Report: Nokia, Apple battle over ultra-tiny nano-SIMs
Nokia is reportedly fighting the Apple-based proposal for a nano-SIM with designs of its own, aimed at preventing Cupertino scooping the patent fees which come with ratification.
Cybercops traced Toulouse massacre suspect through IP address
The IP address of a computer used to view a motorbike sales ad posted by an early victim of the Toulouse gunman played a vital role in narrowing down Mohamed Merah as the main suspect in a series of attacks that have horrified France, it has emerged.
Micro Direct leaves string of channel creditors out of pocket
Manchester-based e-tailer Micro Direct has left a trail of unsecured creditors in its wake, who are owed £880,000.
Half of Apple fanbois would bank with the iPad titan
One in 10 punters polled in the US and UK admitted they would bank with Apple if the iPad maker decided to move into the money sector. Among Apple product owners, 43 per cent of those quizzed would consider dumping their current banks for the iPhone biz.
NASA's Dawn probe spies 'Snowman' on asteroid queen Vesta
Excited NASA boffins have released new and intimate snaps of Vesta, giant queen of the asteroid belt, obtained by the radical ion-engined deep space probecraft Dawn.
8,400 email addresses spaffed by Student Loans Company
The Student Loans Company (SLC) has apologised after inadvertently leaking the email addresses of about 8,400 students this week.
PCIe flash riddle of next-gen HP ProLiant record smasher
HP may have a PCIe flash-based gen-8 ProLiant coming that will be a TPC benchmark record-breaker.
Mass Effect 3 crooks trick gamers with fake 'alternate ending'
Scammers are targeting gamers left unsatisfied by the controversial ending of popular video game Mass Effect 3.
Google mulls bribing operators to stuff its Wallet into pockets
Network operators may be offered a cut of Google's Wallet as the Chocolate Factory struggles to find ways to get customers to embrace pay-by-bonk.
Verizon spectrum deal savaged in Senate hearing
Critics of Verizon's proposed spectrum-acquisition deal have told a congressional hearing that if the deal is approved, the effect will be disasterous for competition, consumers, rural communities, and of course, today's favorite political football: jobs.
Microsoft tarts up custom Mustang Muscle Microserfmobile
For the last few months, Microsoft has been working with auto shop West Coast Customs to build the ultimate Windows-powered muscle car, and have taken the design so far that even the most ostentatious rapper might say "Steady on," possibly adding a "Yo" or two.
Atmospheric DOUBLE-WHAMMY: fertilizers deplete ozone, add to warming
A new study poses a problem for biofuel proponents and agriculture alike: excessive and careless use of fertilizers has been fingered as the driver of growing atmospheric nitrous oxide concentrations.
440m2 screen has fewer pixels than iPad
Punters who trot off to Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens will soon be able to watch horse racing on a 40 by 11 meter screen.
Facebook said to bag 750 IBM patents in IPO prep
Facebook has reportedly acquired 750 patents from IBM in the run-up to its IPO, presumably to protect itself from future patent-infringment litigation.
Amazon, Eucalyptus team on cloud compatibility
Amazon has made it pretty clear that it does not believe in private clouds – except its own, on which it sells outsiders capacity through its Amazon Web Services. But if companies want private clouds, it has to do something. And that something is to give the nod to Eucalyptus Systems, a maker of a private cloud stack that clones Amazon's EC2, through a partnership agreement.
DataStax adds search to Cassandra NoSQL
Structure Data 2012At the Structure Data 2012 conference in New York this week, DataStax, which as commercialized the Apache Cassandra NoSQL database originally created by Facebook and open sourced as an Apache project, has bolted on search to the data store and a plug in that lets it also search and index application logs.
LibreOffice will have roadmap for cloud service next month
The Document Foundation (TDF), which produces the leading open source office software suite LibreOffice, is on schedule for the release of its plan to offer a cloud version of its software next month.