Amazon extends IP configurability across virtual private cloud
Amazon Web Services has given developers more control over how IP addresses are configured for rented virtual machines within its virtual private cloud technology.
HP hammered in servers, storage, and PCs in fiscal Q3
Remember a long time ago, how Compaq put the squeeze on its supply chain, dropped the boom on PC prices, and essentially made it impossible for IBM, the former market leader, to stay in the PC business? Well, Dell and other competitors in the PC, server, and storage rackets are trying to do the same thing to HP now, and its financial results for its third quarter ended in July show just how artfully the competition is stealing Big Meg's lunch money.
Corruption cops warn on old-school project management
The New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has cast its eye over the IT sector, and suspects that there's a gap between project management practise and the real world that opens the door to corruption.
Bulgarian bloke blabs LG's smart watch plan
Korea's other giant electronics manufacturer, LG, has let slip that it too plans a smart watch, if Bulgarian outlet Dnenvnik Is to be trusted.
ASIO seeks new hires for telecoms interception teams
Australia's security intelligence organisation (ASIO) is hiring a clutch of telecoms intelligence staff.
New use for old iPhones: Watch your house get robbed in REAL-TIME
Fanbois have been offered a new way of keeping their home safe – well, sort of – as long as they've managed to avoid chucking away all their old fondleslabs.
NSC Group slurped by Telstra
Telstra has acquired voice systems integrator NSC Group, saying it will integrate the 230-head unified communications and contact centre specialist into its Network Application and Services business.
India's subidised student tablet lands in US schools
The cut price Indian tablet known as Aakash is now being touted around US schools as the British company which made it looks to save a project beset by controversy and delays.
UK mulls ban on tiny mobiles to block prison smugglers
UK police and government officials are considering a plan to block the sale of small mobile phones designed to look like car key fobs after confiscating an increasing number of the mini-mobes from prisoners.
APNIC boffins may enlist TCP to defend DNS
Could defending the Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure against amplification attacks be as simple as switching protocols in resolvers? Probably not – but an experiment conducted at APNIC has far-reaching implications.
Flash! Ah-ahh! Saviour of the universe? It'll save every one of us?
You can get a great picture of what's happening in the flash memory storage market by looking at the presentations from the recent Flash Memory summit here (warning, it's swimming in PDFs).
Battery-free e-ink screen grabs screenshots from smartphones
University boffins from Washington and Massachusetts joined forces with those at Intel to create an e-ink screen which can catch a smartphone screenshot – without needing a battery.
Gambling addict IT boss gets 7 years' porridge for £19m swindle
An IT boss who defrauded his employer of close to £19m to help fund a crippling gambling addiction has been sent down for a seven-year prison stretch.
Tech quango coughs £800k to hook your child up to Internet of Things
Over the summer term eight UK schools will get £800,000 worth of sensors, servers and cloud to inspire them into learning about and getting interested in the Internet of Things.
Reg hack battles Margaret Thatcher's ghost to bring broadband to the Highlands
Scottish broadband remains an elusive dream for many, despite the money being poured into BT's coffers, but pigeonhole a Reg reporter and you might just get lucky.
Google hits the Translate button on Google+
Google+ just got slightly more user-friendly for those following accounts which tend to post or comment in languages which the user doesn't understand, after adding a one-click translate function.
Ubuntu Edge crowdsauce cash stash comes up short
Canonical’s Ubuntu Edge crowd-funded smartphone will remain a Shuttleworthian dream, having failed to hit its $32m funding target.
Samsung's amazeballs 3D V-NAND SSD not THAT much better than predecessor
El Reg asked Samsung how the 3D V-NAND SSD's speed compared with the same company's SM843T 960GB SSD, a high-performance SSD used in data centres and servers released just a few months ago. The reply may surprise some hardened storage veterans.
Small biz isn't finding it any easier to bag govt IT contracts
Smaller businesses are still finding it tough to win government IT contracts, with just six per cent of SMEs reckoning they can more easily sign on the dotted line in the last two years.
Hacktivists boast of English Defence League KO after website downed
Hacktivists linked to Anonymous have claimed responsibility for knocking shouty anti-Islam group the English Defence League's website offline.
No signal in Seascale? Countryside Alliance wants to hook you up
Taking a break from the promotion of bloodsports, rural campaign group the Countryside Alliance is looking for help mapping mobile phone not-spots in the hope of embarrassing operators into filling them.
Four ways the Guardian could have protected Snowden – by THE NSA
AnalysisThe Guardian's editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger fears journalists – and, by extension, everyone – will be reduced to using pen and paper to avoid prying American and British spooks online.
World's ONLY virtualised snapshot firm refreshes product: Here, take a sniff
The latest version of data storage software house Actifio's Copy Data Storage platform is intended to spread its use more widely – without providing any significant new core functionality.
Nokia's PHAB-ULOUS comeback attempt: Huge WinPho 8 mobe rumoured
Nokia plans to join the phone-cum-tablet "phablet" craze from next month to add to its Lumia line-up.
EXPLICIT VID: Man filmed trying to bang brand new 'budget iPhone'
Footage has emerged which appears to show that Apple's mysterious cheap new iPhone has a scratch-resistant surface which can take a serious battering and still stay pretty.
Total cost of that axed NHS IT FIASCO to taxpayers: £10.1bn
The shambolic nationwide NHS patient record computer system, abandoned by Whitehall in 2011, will ultimately cost UK taxpayers a staggering £10.1bn.
Config management: Enemy of agile approach or the reason it WORKS?
David Norfolk is practice leader with responsibility for development and governance at Bloor Research International. He is on the committee of the BCS Configuration Management Specialist Group.
iCloud outage outrage: Look, iPhoto friends, kitty just learned to... NOOO
Apple's iCloud is suffering an outage that has resulted in millions of fanbois being unable to access the service.
EMC, you big tease! At last, the specs for million-IOPS VNX2
Getting tired of EMC's teaser campaign for its coming VNX refresh in September? Relief is at hand: slide decks, blogs and PDFs seen by El Reg's storage desk confirm that EMC's VNX2 is a 7-product line-up optimised for multi-core CPUs and flash with new operating software.
Need the loo AND need to build a website? There's an app for that
Geocities saviour Jimdo has launched an iOS app, allowing instant fanboi-friendly website creation for those moments when inspiration strikes and a Facebook post just isn't enough.
Yahoo! web! traffic! BIGGER! THAN! GOOGLE! in! July!
Historians looking back on 2013 might want to call it the Marissa Mayer Effect. Others, more accurately, could attribute Yahoo!'s web traffic leap ahead of Google in the US in July to largely being a hat-tip to, er, Google.
Snowden journo's partner wins partial injunction on seized data
David Miranda, the journalist's partner held for nine hours at Heathrow under anti-terror laws, has managed to get a partial High Court injunction to stop the police "inspecting, copying or sharing" the data they seized from him - except for national security purposes.
Microsoft 'cooperates' with wide US cash-for-contracts bribery probe
Microsoft says it will cooperate with US investigators probing alleged bribery of foreign officials. It's claimed Redmond's resellers bunged cash to apparatchiks in Russia and Pakistan in return for contracts with state-backed businesses.
Google cursed its own phones with wacked Wi-Fi, say Nexus users
The latest tweak to Android is fitting badly onto Google's own hardware, with the Nexus 4 reportedly fudging Wi-Fi, crashing out and refusing to run previously compatible applications.
Kim Kardashian's bosom pal in bling snatch Instagram unpleasantness
PicKim Kardashian's best buddy was roughed up by a wannabe mugger soon after Instagramming his $500,000 gold watch in a flash cafe, according to a New York gossip column.
Amazon tightens grip on cloud market, report shows
Another day brings another wisp of data highlighting the difference in revenue between Amazon Web Services and the other megaclouds.
NASDAQ halts stock trading, citing data-feed glitch
UpdatedA technical problem halted Nasdaq securities trading on Thursday, putting stocks such as Apple and Microsoft into limbo.
Bradley Manning is no more. 'Call me Chelsea,' she says
With the WikiLeaks trial now over, former private first class Bradley Manning has announced the intention to transition sex via female hormone therapy and said she wished to be referred to as Chelsea E. Manning from now on.
HotLink rolls VMware virty servers out to the Amazon cloud
The latest product from server virtualization control freak upstart HotLink, called DR Express, was borne out of the company's need to have better disaster recovery for its own internal development cluster. And now, HotLink is ready to take it to the VMware masses.
CipherCloud lands in Oz
US encryption vendor CipherCloud, setup by ArcSight founding VP of engineering Pravin Kothari, is going live with an Australian office to provide professional services to local customers and give sales a kick along.
Lenovo to ship all new PCs with Start Menu replacement
You wanted the Start menu back in Windows 8.1. Microsoft listened ... and didn't give it to you. Now Lenovo says that if a Start Menu is what it will take to get you to start buying Windows 8 PCs, then by gum, a Start Menu you shall have.
Piston links with Cloud Foundry, forges CYBORG CLOUD
OpenStack company Piston is donating hardware and developer expertise to the Cloud Foundry community, as the infrastructure-as-a-service specialist seeks tighter ties with VMware-spinoff Pivotal's grand platform cloud.
NASA restarts WISE telescope to spot potential Earth-killers
In these days of budget cuts and sequesters, it's especially important that NASA gets the most for its money, and so the agency will restart using the decommissioned Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope as part of its quest to map the heavens for asteroids.
Xerox begins rolling out patches for jumbled-numbers copier glitch
Two weeks after it was first made aware of the problem, Xerox has begun rolling out a fix for a software glitch that caused numbers in documents scanned by certain of its WorkCentre multi-function printers (MFPs) to come up garbled.
'Congressional watchdog' reports patent trolling rising fast
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO), the independent, nonpartisan "congressional watchdog" charged with reporting to that branch of government how tax dollars are spent, has released its long-awaited report on patent infringement lawsuits, and has concluded that such suits are on the rise.