HP: Hey, it could easily have been so much worse
If you were expecting HP to bring good news to the IT industry when it reported its financial results for the fiscal second quarter, you are no doubt sorely disappointed. Well, unless you consider that in terms of profit declines it could have been a lot worse.
Prenda lawyers miss sanctions deadline
Lawyers ordered to pay more than $US81,000 in the Prenda Law copyright trolling smackdown are now racking up new liabilities at the rate of $US1,000 a day.
US power grid the target of 'numerous and daily' cyber-attacks
The US electricity grid is under near constant attack from malware and cyber-criminals, yet most utility companies implement only the barest minimum of security standards, according to a new report released by Congressmen Ed Markey (D-MA) and Henry Waxman (D-CA).
Kim Dotcom claims invention of two-factor authentication
Kim Dotcom has claimed the invention of two-factor authentication, and says he has the patent to prove it.
Report: China IP theft now equal in value to US exports to Asia
China is responsible up to 80 per cent of US intellectual property theft, which a government report has estimated accounts for $300bn in lost exports, roughly the equivalent of the current American trade balance with Asia.
Tea, Earl Grey, hot! NASA blows $125k on Star Trek 3D FOOD PRINTER
A small company in Austin, Texas, has received a $US125,000 grant from NASA to develop 3D printed food for astronauts.
Herschel Space Observatory spots galaxies merging
VIDEOThe European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory has beamed home pictures of two galaxies inexorably moving towards each other and boffins offered simulations of what happens next.
SCADA security is better and worse than we think
AUSCERT 2013First the good news: for all the known vulnerabilities that exist in the SCADA world, exploiting them in a way that can actually “shut down a power plant” is harder than most people (particularly including media) realise.
Fairphone goes on sale to all
When is a phone PC? When it's a Fairphone, the smartphone “that puts social values first” and has a rather politically-correct (PC) attitude.
Footy lovers hit in Wembley playoff card snatch scam
Provider Ticket Zone is continuing a joint investigation with Brentford Football Club after it emerged that card details used to buy tickets for the League One playoff final last weekend were subsequently used for fraudulent purchases.
Social network bins Beijing's banned buzzwords
Japanese Whatsapp-like service Line has come under uncomfortable scrutiny by international users after appearing to prepare self-censorship capabilities for its Chinese service Lian wo.
AMD's three new low-power chips pose potent challenge to Intel
AMD is showing off its latest round of APUs – accelerated processing units that combine compute and graphics cores on the same slice o' silicon – that it hopes will be reinforcements in its battle for the consumer market against its main competitor, Intel, especially at the low-power end of the market.
Yahoo! Oz! PAYS! Punters! Pittance! To! Search!
Yahoo!'s Australian outpost, a joint venture with the Seven Television Network dubbed Yahoo!7, has teamed with a local supermarket chain in a scheme that pays punters to use its search engine.
Microsoft melds SkyDrive Pro and SharePoint
Microsoft has released a new SkyDrive Pro client that offers users of Office 365 and SharePoint the chance to store files locally. The application is the heir to the My Site feature from previous incarnations of Office 365.
Happy 23rd birthday, Windows 3.0
This week marks the 23rd birthday of Windows 3.0, which came into this world on May 22nd, 1990, and gave the world improved colour graphics and the infamous File Manager.
LOHAN is GO! Reg spaceplane BLASTS OFF on 14 September
We're absolutely delighted to announce that our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) spaceplane mission is cleared for blastoff on 14 September.
Backup bods Veeam quietly gobbling up ever-greater market share
Backup software supplier Veeam is quietly doing extraordinary things; it's growing its backup business while touting their latest software as a means to continue growing its market share.
IBM gets ready to push more UK and Irish bods overboard
ExclusiveIBM has started a 45-day consultation on letting up to 270 people go from its UK and Ireland operations.
Spam and the Byzantine Empire: How Bitcoin tech REALLY works
AnalysisWhy does Bitcoin work? Fraudsters should have left it in cinders years ago, and might have done, if it wasn’t for two things: spam and the Byzantine Empire.
What's that Dell? You're out? HDS punts pay-per-use cloud storage
Hitachi Data Services will begin offering pay-per-use cloud storage services to its customers and for use by service providers to build their own services as part of its Cloud Service Provider programme.
Aha, I see you switched on your mobile Wi-Fi. YOU FOOL!
Security expert Raul Siles has warned that years after it was first identified, the Preferred Networks List (PNL) Wi-Fi bug remains unaddressed on many an iPhone, Android phone, and Windows or BlackBerry handset.
Microsoft and pals: Save the global economy by NOT ripping us off
Ditching dodgy software can rescue not just the UK from its financial worries, but the entire world, or so says the latest study from the Business Software Alliance.
George Soros pumps £50m into fibre-gobbling ISP Hyperoptic
Hyperoptic - a relatively new player in the UK's ISP market - confirmed today that it had received a massive cash injection of £50m from investors to help the company expand its fibre-to-the-home business.
SAP in search of autistic software engineers who 'think different'
SAP wants to hire engineers diagnosed with autism - or people who "think differently" in the words of the enterprise software giant.
China's exposed crack cyberspy crew dumps 'most' of its kit
The infamous APT1 cyberespionage crew is diminished but not defeated following its public exposure three months ago.
Virgin Media slides fat 10Gbps pipes into Murdoch's BSkyB
The business end of Virgin Media has revealed more details about a £49m deal to beef up BSkyB's broadband network.
Brit spooks bugged Edward VIII's phones, records reveal
Intelligence files kept hidden for nearly 80 years have shown that the British government was bugging King Edward VIII's phones in the days leading up to his abdication.
Apple cored: Samsung sells 10 million Galaxy S4 in a month
Samsung's Galaxy S4 has become the South Korean firm's fastest selling smartphone after shifting some 10 million units since its launch in April.
'Leccy car biz baron Elon Musk: Thanks for the $500m, taxpayers...
Electric car manufacturer Tesla has paid back a government loan of half a billion dollars almost a decade earlier than expected.
Penguin pays $75m to settle ebook price-fixing case
Penguin has agreed to hand over $75m along with costs to sort out US antitrust allegations over ebook price fixing.
New York cop in alleged love-polyhedron email hack spree
A New York detective allegedly hired hackers to spy on 19 fellow cops and at least 11 others - apparently in a bid to discover if any of them were sleeping with his ex.
Another Chinese thing you can see from space: Lenovo's sales
PC maker Lenovo appears to drawing ever closer to its goal of seizing the global box-shifting crown from giant HP.
Northamber now lacks Mack, who will take up AV boss's slack?
Northamber's audio-visual general manager Allan Mack has left after less than three years at the shrinking tech distributor, The Channel can reveal.
Samsung flogs slim, flashy new model: Protection included
Samsung has upgraded its SM843 server-level SSD, doubling its capacity and tripling its endurance.
Tipsters exposed after South Africa's national police force hacked
The identities of more than 15,000 South Africans who reported crimes or provided tip-offs to the police have been exposed following an attack on a SAPS (South African Police Service) website.
Orange customer clobbered with SIX-FIGURE phone bill
EE's Orange arm managed to bill a customer £163,000 for a month's data use, thanks to a dodgy handset which was opening a data connection every 20 minutes.
Google slashes App Engine NoSQL data storage prices by 25 per cent
Amazon doesn't care much about profits and both Google and Microsoft have monopolies that give them deep pockets. And so it is no surprise that the three companies will be engaged in a cloud price war that will very likely leave a lot of smaller cloud providers dead by the side of the road in the coming years.
Internet2 superfast-boffinry network peers with Azure cloud
Ultra-fast US academic network Internet2 is going to peer with Microsoft's cloud to give researchers from over 200 institutions high-speed reliable access to Azure at a discounted rate.
Yahoo! continues quest for youth with yet another acquisition
Marissa Mayer has continued her acquisitions spree with the purchase of gaming software house PlayerScale for an undisclosed sum.
Joyent cuts prices on cloudy infrastructure
Joyent, one of the upstart cloudy infrastructure providers that is taking a custom software stack to market to peddle virty server and storage, has done a major revamp of the way it carves up slices on its Joyent Compute Service cloud.
Facebook Home phone plans canned in the UK
The HTC First "Facebook phone" is not coming to the UK after its frigid reception in the US, and the social networking company is going back to work on the app after mass user apathy.