Lawsuit: Infosys abuses visas to discriminate against US staff
A class-action lawsuit filed against IT outsourcing firm Infosys claims that the company is systematically abusing the visa system and actively discriminates against hiring US workers for staff position.
Arrr! Comcast working on new tech to nudge PIRATES to go straight
Comcast, the largest US cable operator and one of the nation's leading broadband providers, is reportedly working on a new approach to copyright-infringement prevention that would favor the carrot over the stick.
Tor fingers Firefox flaw for FAIL but FBI's also in the frame
Tor has confirmed the existence of malware that has taken down some of its hidden nodes - and says flaws in Firefox are at the heart of the problem.
IBM committed 'ethical transgressions' to win botched project
IBM has found to have acted unethically during a bid to win work developing a new payroll application for the Australian state of Queensland's Department of Health, but has not been held directly or solely responsible for the $AUD1bn blowout in costs on the project.
Limbaugh: If you hate Apple then you're a lefty blog-o-twat hipster
Conservative radio jock Rush Limbaugh has discovered the existence of bloggers and determined they hate Apple and, thusly, Republicans.
Happy first anniversary, Curiosity!
Where were you on August 6th, 2012, during the “seven minutes of terror” during which the Curiosity Rover descended onto the Martian surface?
Veeam chases $1bn revenue dream as VC joins board
Veeam is looking more and more like the Data Domain of virtual server backup suppliers, announcing 100 per cent annual growth in second quarter bookings, boasting more than 73,000 customers and securing a new VC partnership to take it to the $1bn annual revenue level.
REVEALED: Cyberthug tool that BREAKS HSBC's anti-Trojan tech
Cybercrooks on an underground forum have developed a technique to bypass anti-Trojan technology from Trusteer used by financial institutions worldwide – including HSBC and Paypal – to protect depositors from cybersnoopers.
KingSpec's 2TB Multicore PCI-E SSD whopper vs the rest
ReviewEarlier this year we took a look at SSD caching, an alternative way of getting some SSD performance added to a system without too much strain put on the finances. So how about a gander at the other end of the spectrum – huge capacity and performance and a total disregard for the budget
Two more counties to get gov-funded bumpkin broadband from... guess?
BT won two more government-subsidised contracts to rollout rural broadband on Monday when it scooped up deals in Oxfordshire and Worcestershire.
Bloke in shed starts own DAB radio station - with Ofcom's blessing
A three-month experiment in Brighton has proved that Digital Audio Broadcasting can be cheap and easy to transmit, opening the way to community and local stations – and perhaps a pirate or two.
Backers fatten up flash-disk mutant array, sic it on storage giants
Bulk up and get ready to take on the storage giants - that's what hybrid array startup Tegile's backers are telling it, and here's $32m to do just that.
Shack in flat-pack bric-a-brac lack flap? Whack on this 3D flat-pack app
VidIkea, champion of the disposable Allen key, is launching an app to show how its self-assembly furniture would look in your home – if you could put it together properly.
Did a bunch of bankers fax a stranger's sensitive privates to YOU?
The Bank of Scotland has been hit by a £75,000 fine over a snafu that led to it repeatedly faxing customers’ account details to the wrong people.
Violin veep: Can't talk about our IPO, but hey, we love the channel!
Stephen Rose, Violin Memory's senior vice president for EMEA and Latin America, says Violin Memory is committed to its European channel and and wants to extend the company's field organisation to bring in more business.
Seagate goes back to ASICs, slurps upstart's brains in return for cash
Seagate has invested in a bespoke chip designer that can whack new interfaces to the hard disk giant's products.
Windows Phones BLAB passwords to hackers, thanks to weak crypto
Microsoft has warned IT departments to batten down their Wi-Fi networks following the discovery of a security vulnerability in Windows Phones that leaks users' passwords.
Apple will swap fanbois' killer phoney phone chargers for legit adapters
Dodgy knockoff power adapters for iPhones, iPads and iPods can be swapped for an official charger in a new trade-in deal from Apple.
BlackBerry slides crown jewels into Samsung: BBM Android app touted
BlackBerry is sharing its crown jewels - BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) - with non-BlackBerry devices for the first time: and the lucky punters are Samsung fandroids in Africa.
Behold, replica Nazi-code-cracking Colossus computer IN LEGO FORM
PicsA Lego fan's miniature representation of the famous codebreaking Colossus Mark 2 has agreeably gone on show at Bletchley Park, where the original machine did vital wartime work breaking Germany's Lorenz ciphers.
Super-SVELTE BLUSH-PINK planet goes too far with star
Astronomers have detected a low-mass giant planet that challenges existing theories about how bigger worlds are formed.
Hey, you know Android apps can 'access ALL' of your Google account?
The single-click Google account login for Android apps is a little too convenient for hackers, according to Tripwire's Craig Young, who has demonstrated a flaw in the authentication method.
Can't agree on a coding style? Maybe the NEW YORK TIMES can help
For decades, dour broadsheet the New York Times and its style guide have presided over the world of posh writing: its English usage manual serves as both a bible for upmarket writers and a blunt instrument with which to beat sensationalist tabloid hacks such as your humble correspondent.
Sony refuses to flog off Spider-Man lab and other entertainment wings
PlayStation giant Sony has rejected activist investor Daniel Loeb's call to partially sell off its entertainment arm to prop up its electronics business.
Flippin' tosser: Sun's magnetic field poised to SWIVEL on it - NASA
The solar magnetic field will completely "flip" within the next three or four months, according to NASA.
Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch: Cloak lifted on secret details
Patent documents filed by Samsung have revealed details - for the first time - about what the South Korean tech behemoth's R&D department have been working on over the last few months: a smartwatch.
Horrific moment curvy mum-of-none Mail Online spills everyone's data
Middle England will be shocked to discover that the Daily Mail's website, the world's most read online newspaper, has only gone and admitted to a shameful data security cock-up.
Stop! Yammer time: Microsoft blats biz babble account hijacking bug
Microsoft has fixed a potentially nasty set of authentication vulnerabilities involving Yammer, the "Facebook for business" enterprise collaboration and social networking platform.
IBM opens up Power chips, ARM-style, to take on Chipzilla
With its embedded Power chip business under assault from makers of ARM and x86 processors – and to a lesser extent MIPS chips – and having lost the game console business to AMD, IBM had to do something dramatic to expand the addressable market for its Power processors. And that something, which Big Blue has just rolled out, is called the OpenPower Consortium. which takes a few pages from the ARM Holdings playbook to breathe some new life into the Power architecture.
IBM gooses Flex modular systems with Power7+, double-stuffed Xeon E5
Big Blue is hoping to compete better with the very dense blade and modular server designs available from HP, Dell, Silicon Graphics, Super Micro, and a few others with a new twin Flex System node that sandwiches two servers into a single slot.
Xerox copier flaw changes numbers in scanned docs
UpdatedA German PhD student has found a flaw in some Xerox Workcentres that fudges the numbers on some scans thanks to poor data compression.
Report: NSA spying deals billion dollar knockout to US cloud prospects
UpdatedSustained violations of civil liberties at home and abroad? Yawn. The manifestation of Orwell's nightmares? Snooze. The potential loss of scads and scads of money? Egad, we should really do something about this!
Got a couple spare million? Grab an original Monet on Amazon
Amazon.com may have started out selling books, but it soon branched out into CDs, DVDs, software, electronics, apparel, and more. Now the world's largest e-tailer has taken an upscale turn with the debut of Amazon Art, a new online marketplace for fine artworks.
Apple patents laser, incandescent projector for laptops, smartphones
Apple has been granted a patent for a projector technology that uses a mash-up of laser and incandescent light sources, which the patent document says could be used not only in standalone projectors, but could also be scaled down to pico-projector size for use in a laptop, smartphone, "or other handheld device."
NBN builder Syntheo gives up in two States
Syntheo, the joint venture between Lend Lease and Service Stream Limited that won contracts to build Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) in the States of West Australia and South Australia, will down tools forever in those States early in 2014.
Curiosity sings 'Happy Birthday' to itself on Martian anniversary
VideoIn a remote Martian crater over 200 million miles from Earth, NASA's Curiosity rover sung "Happy Birthday" to itself using instruments in the rover's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) chemistry laboratory.
IBM furloughs hardware workers for a week to cut costs
New IBM System and Technology Group chief Tom Rosamilia and his boss, CEO Ginni Rometty, are tightening the belts of Big Blue's hardware business so that it can make its numbers in the current or future quarter.
Hadoop king bounces out of Hortonworks
The big brainbox of Yahoo! Hadoop spinoff Hortonworks has bounced out of the company in uncertain circumstances.
Microsoft unveils push-button app generator for Windows Phone
Microsoft would like to see more mobile apps in the Windows Phone store, and to that end it has launched a new online tool that it claims makes it possible for anyone to build their own app for the Windows Phone platform.
Super Micro closes out record year, eager to cross Ivy Bridge
Motherboard and whitebox server maker Super Micro Computer has just closed out a bumper fiscal 2013, despite issues from hard-drive shortages, an uncertain European economy, and having to ramp up its factories in the Netherlands and Taiwan.