Juniper goes skinny to pack routers into little racks
Juniper Networks has caught the “smaller is better for routers” bug, kicking off a 300mm form factor member of its PTX family which it says targets the traditional telco exchange, where rackspace was designed for the phone switching kit of the 1970s instead of the computer racks in data centres.
EA Origin vuln puts players at risk
A flaw in EA's Origin game store puts its 40 million or so users at risk of remote execution vulnerabilities
Caught on camera: Fujitsu touts anti-terrorist pulse-taking tech
Japanese boffins at Fujitsu have announced a new imaging technology that can take a user’s pulse simply by monitoring the changing brightness of their face, and in so doing potentially stop shifty souls at the airport.
4K video may wow vidiots, but content creators see pitfalls
GTC 2013Don't expect ultra-high-resolution 4K video to be broadcast onto your living room wall anytime soon. According to the people responsible to building the equipment that can capture, edit, and encode 4K, there are a number of hurdles to overcome – not the least being storage requirements on the production side.
Infosec boffins meet to plan nuke plant hack response
Stuxnet gave the world a graphic demonstration just how high the stakes can be when malware hits machinery.
World's largest solar collection plant opened in Abu Dhabi
Shams 1, the 100MW solar collector plant that's a cooperative venture between energy investor Masdar, French oil firm Total, Abengoa Solar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has officially opened for business.
Researchers find cloud storage apps leave files on smartphones
Researchers at the University of Glasgow have found that cloud storage apps that say they send files to the cloud also leave retrievable versions of files on the devices.
Holly(oaks) talking head is FUTURE of face messaging, claims prof
A simulated talking head that can apparently express human emotion has been created by engineers in Cambridge, England. Think Red Dwarf meets, er, Hollyoaks.
FinFisher spyware goes global, mobile and undercover
Security researchers have warned that the controversial FinFisher spyware has been updated to evade detection and has now been discovered in 25 countries across the globe, many of them in APAC.
Seagate's cloud backup baby gets software boost
Seagate has given its backup-to-the-cloud EVault sub an appliance software boost, probably in a bid to lure in more of that small and medium biz customer goodness.
Storage startups sensible silo sources, says scrutiniser
Orthodoxy declares complexity the enemy of an easy-to-manage and effective data centre.
Sysadmins: Let's perch on Microsoft Santa's lap, show him our wish list
Sysadmin BlogGriping is easy. Solving problems in an acceptable way is not. I've had a year to chew on what exactly it is about Microsoft's recent moves that bugs me, so it's time to put my money where my mouth is and try to be constructive. Here is my wish list for the next iteration of Windows, offered in the vain hope that someone at Microsoft might listen. Dear Microsoft…
Fusion-io gobbles Brit Linux SCSI gurus ID7
Fusion-io flogs software to turn a server fitted with its PCIe flash cards into a shared storage appliance. It turns out that the software is based on UK developer ID7's code and Fusion-io has just bought the company.
Paying a TV tax makes you happy - BBC
CommentWe're not making this up. TV Licensing™*, the outfit in charge of collecting the BBC's licence fee, has published a new report entitled "TV Licensing Reveals TV Elation Across The Nation".
Upstart Starboard Storage cuts staff, looks to flog biz
It's a crash, not a burn, but definitely a change of direction for startup Starboard Storage, which has put up a For Sale sign. The apparently rejuvenated Reldata counts none other than LeftHand Networks founder Bill Chambers as its CEO and exec chairman. But it appears staff have been laid off and the company is hardly selling any products. So what happened? El Reg storage desk spoke to Starboard, which confirmed the cuts and its interest in selling the company.
Drilling into 3D printing: Gimmick, revolution or spooks' nightmare?
Special report3D printing, otherwise known as additive manufacturing, is a subject that pumps out enthusiasts faster than any real-life 3D printer can churn out products.
ARM head legs it from core body: CEO Warren East retires
ARM Holdings' chief executive Warren East is stepping down after nearly 12 years leading the British tech success story.
Dot Hill in a dot hole: Disk array builder struggles to stem losses
Disk-array constructor Dot Hill's newly released financial figures for last year reveal a falling revenue trend and a struggle to reel in losses.
Is UK web speech regulated? No.10: Er. We’ll get back to you
As plastered all over the news yesterday, politicians and anti-tabloid campaigners finally hatched a plan to form a publishing regulator, by royal charter, with the ability to fine misbehaving organs and demand corrections to articles. The letter of the law underpinning the watchdog states it will cover websites; government spin-doctors are saying otherwise.
Review: Sony Xperia Z
How it must gall Sony to find that along with the likes of HTC, ZTE and LG it is now firmly in the second division of Android phone makers, floundering in the spume and wake of the global sales monster that is Samsung.
eBay chief Donahoe sees his package nearly DOUBLE in size
eBay chief John Donahoe saw his compensation package shoot up 81 per cent last year to a whopping $29.7m as the online bazaar's stock grew 68 per cent.
Software bug halts Curiosity: Nuke lab bot in safe mode
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is parked in "safe mode" again after being laid low by a software bug. The fault was triggered by an unexpected command-file size, which the machine detected before it was too late.
Then there were 3: Micron slowly 'wipes out' NAND flash rivals
Hands up who thought Samsung was the world's leading flash shipper? Well, according to a Micron VP, it is his company that's the biggest shipper of NAND flash in the business, bigger than both Samsung and Hynix.
MongoDB developers 10Gen tool-up NoSQL database
MongoDB has been given a search engine, analytical features, and broader reporting capabilities as steward 10Gen tries to make the NoSQL database more accessible.
Phone, internet corps SNUB US government's cybersecurity ABCs
Phone companies and ISPs in the US have convinced a top advisory panel to hold back the American government from forcing a set of basic IT cybersecurity standards on them.
Chameleon botnet grabbed $6m A MONTH from online ad-slingers
A web analytics firm has sniffed out a botnet that was raking in $6m a month from online advertisers.
Apple fixes iOS passcode-bypass hack with 6.1.3 update
It has taken Apple a little over a month and two updates to do it, but the latest iOS 6.1.3 update means your beloved iDevice can now be safe again from nimble-fingered thieves.
Nvidia stretches Tesla GPU coprocessors from HPC to big data
GTC 2013Graphics chip maker Nvidia has barely begun to put a dent in the traditional high performance computing segment with its Tesla GPU coprocessors and it is already gearing up to take on new markets. The next target is big data, and as with parallel supercomputing, Nvidia is hoping to get the jump on rivals Intel and AMD, which peddle their respective x86 and GPU coprocessors.
Report: AWS gets $600m contract to build CIA spook cloud
Amazon has signed a contract with the CIA that will see Bezos and Co. help the intelligence agency build a big yellow cloud, according to reports.
Nvidia's 2015 Tegra ARM chip promises '100X' speed-up
GTC 2013Nvidia has fleshed out details about its next Tegra mobile processor, code-named Logan, and revealed that its long-running 64-bit ARM "Project Denver" effort will yield its first fruit from Logan's follow-on, code-named Parker.
First sale doctrine survives US Supreme Court
Dead tree books have kept one of their few advantages over e-books, with the US Supreme Court upholding the first sale doctrine, which states that the publisher's exclusivity over a book ends with its purchase.
Nvidia to stack up DRAM on future 'Volta' GPUs
GTC 2013Nvidia wants to own an ever-increasing part of the computing racket and will be adding 3D memory stacking to its future graphics processors to make them more power-efficient and to boost their performance.
Researcher sets up illegal 420,000 node botnet for IPv4 internet map
An anonymous researcher has taken an unorthodox approach to achieve the dream of mapping out the entire remaining IPv4 internet - and in doing so broken enough laws around the world to potentially put him or her behind bars for thousands of years.
Microsoft responds to Chinese software contract bribery claims
Microsoft has responded to the WSJ's accusations that its business partners bribed Chinese officials in exchange for software contracts, by noting that it is reviewing the allegations and may find dirt.
Virty market share race reaches the bend and heeeeere comes Oracle
Think virtualisation and it's hard not to think VMware. And Microsoft, which Gartner's vice president and distinguished analyst Thomas Bittman yesterday said has around 19 or 20 per cent of the market, compared to VMware's 75 per cent or so.