SGI gooses InfiniteStorage arrays with new NetApp controllers
Supercomputer and high-density server maker Silicon Graphics shipped over 600PB of disk capacity last year across its InfiniteStorage product line, and it is revving up its entry InfiniteStorage 5000 series to get a bigger bite of storage attachments for HPC and big data workloads that want cheap, fat, and fast disk arrays.
News Corp challenges iPad with $299 education tablet
News Corporation is getting into the fondleslab business via its educational arm, Amplify, with a cheap Android slab aimed at schools.
Next Windows 8 version can ditch bits of Metro
The Interface Formerly Known as Metro (TIFKAM) is Windows 8's most controversial feature.
Storage upstart tells El Reg: Our software's NOT a VSA
BrouhahaSatyam Vaghani, the co-founder and chief technology officer of PernixData took exception to El Reg's characterisation of the startup's FVP software, which virtualises flash storage attached to virtualised servers and creates a single pool of block-addressable flash capacity across those servers.
Facebook rides Unicorn to graph search nirvana
Facebook has given details on "Unicorn," the technology that makes its needle-in-a-haystack query engine Graph Search possible.
Carl Icahn may be planning to block Dell buyout
A new potential opponent to the proposed leveraged buyout of Dell by founder Michael Dell has emerged, in the form of none other than corporate raider activist investor Carl Icahn.
Oz Senator says Google Glass could 'end privacy as we know it'
Australian Senator Cory Bernardi has declared Google Glass might just be the end of privacy as we know it, because Google could use the device to conduct enable mass surveillance.
Gone in 30 minutes: Chinese tweets purged by army of censors
The murky world of online self-censorship in China has come under the spotlight again in a new report which estimates that most post deletions on the Twitter-like Sina Weibo occur within the first 30 minutes of appearing.
Japanese password protector floods screen with hoax cursors
Japanese boffins have demonstrated a rather nifty way of preventing online password theft by screen capture and shoulder surfing – flood the screen with a barrage of dummy cursors.
New UK.gov cyber-security standard puts MANAGERS in firing line
The UK government is seeking to hear from businesses that would be interested in submitting evidence to help form a new "organisational standard" for cyber security.
'Quantum fridge' gets close to absolute zero
NIST scientists have demonstrated a solid state refrigerator that sucks energy out of objects using a trick of quantum physics in which hot electrons tunnel through a one-way junction, carrying heat with them.
The supercomputers LIED: UK rainfall is rising, but won't drown our phones
UK rainfall fell well short of the ITU's apocalyptic predictions in 2010, and isn't rising as fast as models predicted, according to Ofcom which has been measuring the levels in jam-jars.
Malware-flingers can pwn your mobile with over-the-air updates
Vulnerabilities in the baseband processors of a wide range of mobile phones may allow attackers to inject malicious code, monitor calls, and extract confidential data stored on the device, according to recent research from mobile security experts. However, this would be extremely difficult to pull off.
Android 'splits' into the Good and the lovechild of Bad and Ugly
Android was everywhere at Mobile World Congress last week - there seems to be no stopping Google's mobile operating system that's now almost as ubiquitous as a colour display. But the success hides the platform's problems, insists one analyst.
Flash, bang, wallop: LSI stumbles in quest for PCIe card crown
AnalysisLSI claimed at the end of August that it was going to be number two in the PCIe server flash business - then its revenues declined in the final three months of 2012. What's going on?
Dixons Retail flogs Equanet to serial swallower Kelway
Dixons Retail has offloaded mid-market and public sector reselling outfit Equanet to hungry channel player Kelway.
Biz data botherer CommVault hangs on to virtual crown
It looks like one-trick pony CommVault is top of the heap again with its virtualised server backup product, Simpana, at least according to DCIG's latest buyer's guide.
BT to slap overalls on 1,000 new bods in fibre broadband boost
BT hopes to hire 1,000 engineers to pump high-speed fibre internet connections to street-side junction boxes, homes and businesses in Britain. The recruitment drive is part of the national telco's £2.5bn investment in its broadband network.
Reg readers brew up the ultimate cuppa
We're one step closer today to defining just what constitutes the ultimate cuppa as our reader poll results show a definite leaning towards broadly classic tea-brewing methodology.
Samsung grabs Sharp shard, brings pain to Apple supply chain
Samsung has shipped up in Apple's pitch by taking a three per cent stake in cash-strapped component supplier Sharp for ¥10.4bn ($111m).
Antique Code ShowI don’t know if my gaming habits had started to become dominated by RTS and FPS games by the time SimCity 3000 made its delayed debut in 1999, but for some reason I don’t recall it registering on my radar.
BRITAIN MUST DECLARE WAR on Cervinaean menace
Brits need to take up arms and shoot* half of Blighty's deer population in a war to save the countryside from destruction.
LinkedIn password hack sueball kicked to the kerb by judge
A class-action lawsuit launched against LinkedIn after hackers leaked the website's user passwords has been dismissed before reaching trial.
USA is the best country in the WORLD... for sending spam
The US has reclaimed its position as the world's leading spam-relaying country, but you'd be wasting your time looking for junkmail crimelords...
Throttled customers rage over Virgin Mobile UK's tight cap
Virgin Mobile UK's experiment with throttling is turning into nightmare as customers across the network complain of fragmented data services barely suitable for email let alone the promised 2Mb/sec.
DWP denies major IT problems with One Dole To Rule Them All system
The government's £500m plan to overhaul the benefits system is being hampered by IT problems that could yet lead to another spectacular public sector disaster at the expense of taxpayer money, Labour MPs have claimed.
'Mainframe blowout' knackered millions of RBS, NatWest accounts
A hardware fault in one of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group's mainframes prevented millions of customers from accessing their accounts last night.
Mmmm, TOE jam: Trev shoves Intel's NICs in his bonkers test lab
ReviewTech offerings are rarely "good" to me, merely "less awful than others." In this case, however, I'll be looking at the complete package of Intel networking's efforts - the hardware, software and ongoing support - and might even attribute that word to its efforts. This isn't to say that everything in the Intel networking universe is awesome - I've certainly encountered some weird stuff over the years with its cards. In the majority of cases, however, the answers were to be found on Intel's own support website rather than as esoteric knowledge of the sysadmin mafiosi.
No M&S vouchers for CSC staff as awards scrapped to save costs
Cash strapped CSC is scrapping the Recognising Excellence (RE) award for its top workers as it looks towards another year of austerity.
Bacon sarnies can kill: Official
In devastating news for bacon sarnie lovers, boffins have warned of the potentially deadly effects of overdoing it on processed meat products.
Holy crap! EMC gives Vatican Library 2.8PB to store manuscripts
The Vatican Library is losing its walls. Its 89,000 historic manuscripts are being made available online for access by scholars world-wide courtesy of EMC.
Viv Reding attacks 'scaremongers' opposing her draft Data Protection bill
US technology companies who have being lobbying hard against Viviane Reding's proposed reform of the European Union's data protection law were criticised today by the Brussels' justice commissioner for deploying "scaremongering" tactics.
TalkTalk Biz cosies up to channel
The man at the top of Talk Talk Business (TTB) says it uses the direct sales force to keep channel partners on their toes.
Virgin Media keeps mum as punters fume at crippled web access
Some Virgin Media broadband customers have struggled for weeks to access a number of websites over the telco's network - but the company is keeping schtum on the exact cause.
You searched for 'japan tsunami' - well, there's one behind you
Google's public alert system - which splashes warnings across search, maps and Google Now pages - has been extended into Japan nearly a year after it debuted in America.
LIVE BLOG: Facebook News Feed revamp press conference
So, another month, another Facebook press conference. After the sort-of launch of Graph Search just over a month ago, Facebook is about to revamp another facet of its network: the News Feed.
Heavenly networker Pertino pockets $20m to take on Cisco Meraki
If you want to take on Cisco Systems in the nascent cloud networking-as-a-service market, you are going to need money. Lots of money. And so plucky upstart Pertino Networks, which just uncloaked from stealth mode last month, has gathered up some new investors and hit up its existing ones to fill up its war chest.
Intel, Apple forging chip-baking deal?
AnalysisRumors are again swirling that Apple and Intel are in discussions about Chipzilla baking the chips Cupertino uses to power its iDevices.
Mark Shuttleworth: Canonical leads Ubuntu, not 'your whims'
After several months without posting, Mark Shuttleworth has returned to his official blog with some harsh words for those in the Ubuntu community who have been critical of Canonical's recent efforts to transform the OS into a multi-faceted platform for mobile devices and the cloud.
Cisco slashes mobile data growth rate forecast for Oz
With the spotlight on its very latest Visual Networking Index forecasts for mobile data, The Register is interested to note that Cisco has actually trimmed the five-year growth rate for Australian mobile data consumption.
Red Hat tempts devs with OpenShift Origin upgrades
Red Hat has instituted changes at platform-as-a-service OpenShift that put outside contributors on more equal footing with Red Hat employees.
Amazon yanks SimCity download from store
Amazon has stopped selling the downloadable version of SimCity after hundreds of incensed gamers gave the just-launched game one-star reviews.