Wall Street traders charged with stealing company code via email
Three men have been charged with pilfering trade secrets from a Wall Street firm after two of them emailed themselves computer code belonging to their former employer from their company email accounts.
NASA: Full details on our manned ASTEROID SNATCH mission
VideoNASA is pressing ahead with plans to capture an asteroid, pack it in an orbit around the Moon, and then send up a two-person crew to investigate and take samples, and it has released a video showing how it plans to achieve all this.
News Ltd benches AWS, floats football app on Azure
News Limited, whose Australian entity has delivered customer testimonials at an Amazon Web Services event (here are the slides), has a little bit of Microsoft lipstick on its collar, courtesy of an announcement that a new Australian Football League (Aussie rules) service is going to be running on the Windows Azure cloud.
Marc Andreessen, Pat Gelsinger in verbal VMworld brawl
VMworld 2013VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and graphical-browser-inventor-turned-venture-capitalist Marc Andreessen have engaged in a feisty debate at Vmworld 2013, during which the pair clashed on a number of topics.
Nokia's India threat letter: 'It's cheaper to make phones in China'
Nokia’s long-running tax dispute with the Indian authorities appeared to take another turn after it was revealed that it sent the commerce ministry a strongly-worded letter branding India its “least favourable market” and threatening to move production to China.
Come and get it: Feedly Pro hits general availability
Google Reader refugees have another alternative reader, with Feedly announcing that its Feedly Pro is now available to all.
UK gov call-centre serfs told: Fondle your button for HAPPINESS
Has anyone in the world ever phoned up a call centre to pass on how overjoyed they are about an organisation and its services?
An autopilot the size of a postage stamp
VideoA Dutch research group has demonstrated an autopilot about the size of a passport photo, as the controller of a quadcopter.
Apple's Siri 'hurls insults' at Google Glass
Apple's oft-ridiculed virtual assistant Siri is saying apparently saying nasty things about Google's Glass tech specs.
Star Wars revival secret: This isn't the celluloid you're looking for
The next Star Wars film is to be made using analogue film in a bid to evoke the glory days of the space saga.
Ex-Sun Micro CTO reveals Greenbytes 'world-beating' dedupe
El Reg has managed to take a peek at an as-yet-unpublished white paper, written by former Sun Microsystems CTO Randall Chalfant, which claims the storage company's deduplication tech has near-zero latency and possibly offers the world's fastest inline deduplication.
Poison Ivy RAT becoming the AK-47 of cyber-espionage attacks
The Poison Ivy Remote Access Tool (RAT) - often considered a tool for novice "script kiddies" - has become a ubiquitous feature of cyber-espionage campaigns, according to experts.
Bionic Brit Babbage Bear boards brilliant balloon, bests ballsy Baumgartner
Vid and picsWe're delighted to report that Raspberry Pi mascot Babbage Bear wrested the world skydiving record crown from Felix Baumgartner on Monday - by leaping into the void from a breathtaking 39,000m.
Huawei Ascend P6: Skinny smartphone that's not just bare bones
ReviewJust who the heck does Huawei think it is? Surely it is the purveyor of budget Android tat and carrier-branded dreck? I’m loathe to use the word "landfill" because some of its newer cheap handsets, like the 4.5-inch Ascend GS510, aren’t actually that bad and I’d certainly take one in preference to an appless, gutless, webcam-less small-screen WinPho 8-er like the Nokia Lumia 520.
Meet the world's one-of-a-kind ENORMO barge-bowling bridge of Falkirk
Geek's Guide to BritainProving it's not just the Victorians who can make huge structures in steel, the Falkirk Wheel can lift six canal boats 25 metres in one go, moving them from one waterway to another.
Air mattress blast blows German man across room
A German chap who attempted fix a leaking inflatable mattress with "industrial strength" puncture repair spray prompted an industrial strength blast which caused €150,000 (£129,000; $200,600) worth of damage to his rented gaff.
Intel: Our new mobile chip SoCs it to its predecessor
Hot ChipsIntel has released more details about its upcoming Clovertrail+ system-on-chip (SoC) platform for smartphones, and its enhancements appear to provide a big ol' boost above and beyond the company's current smartphone chip-wannabe, Medfield.
Tesla tops $20bn as Elon Musk claims arm-wave design tech
In a very meta piece of invention, PayPal hecamillionaire Elon Musk has promised that the 3D gesture-hologram system used by Musk-inspired Tony Stark in the Iron Man movies could soon be a reality.
Loads of mis-sold PPI, but WHO will claim? This man's paid to find out
FeatureWhen the opening line of a conversation starts, “I read an interesting number the other day”, it’s fairly safe to assume that you’re talking to someone whose business it is to know about "interesting numbers". Perhaps unsurprisingly, these words were uttered by an economist whose ability to find god gold in the numbers is the reason why he’s been working for one of those very naughty High Street banks to figure out just how much the PPI scandal is going to cost it.
You won't find this in your phone: A 4GHz 12-core Power8 for badass boxes
Hot ChipsBig iron sales are still generating $6bn to $7bn a year for IBM - which is enough to justify designing its own Power processors and building its own wafer baker.
Facebook unwraps SHARING IS CARING photo album function
Facebook has created a new photo-sharing feature that will allow users of the free content ad network to post snaps to an album that can be populated by up to 50 contributors.
ISPs scramble to explain mouse-sniffing tool
Samsung to bring 55-inch MONSTER curvy-telly to the UK
If you have a bob or two going free – well, the best part of at least $9,000 – Samsung will now sell you its monumental curved OLED TV, previously only available in the US and Asia.
United Nations to grill US over alleged NSA bugging of its HQ – report
The United Nations has said that it plans to contact the US over a report that the NSA had bugged its New York headquarters.
Sponsored Stories ruck: Zuck chucks 15 bucks at ad photo suck schmucks
Facebook will dish out $15 to lucky users in a court-approved $20m settlement over "sponsored stories" - the little ads that surprised netizens by using their names and photos.
IBM likes the channel, puts a ring on it
IBM is getting more touchy with resellers by tackling channel conflict in its hardware biz following a massive slide in server sales during recent quarters.
Why Teflon Ballmer had to go: He couldn't shift crud from Windows 8, Surface
AnalysisMicrosoft chief exec Steve Ballmer has gone sooner than anyone, even he himself, had expected.
Did Google's Waze gobble run rivals off the road? UK watchdog starts probe
Google's acquisition of free map app Waze has awoken Britain's competition watchdog, which today confirmed it was scrutinising the gobble.
Array upstart Violin peeks at PCIe cards, goes all in with $172m IPO bid
Storage upstart Violin Memory has publicly filed for an IPO and is seeking $172.5m.
Facebook gov surveillance data kept locked inside, er, Facebook
Facebook has released its first government transparency report, revealing – unsurprisingly – that once again India, the US and Blighty were the countries whose police were most likely to snoop on our online activities.
SiriusXM sued for millions in 'unpaid' music royalties
Digital rights organisation SoundExchange has filed a lawsuit against satellite radio giant SiriusXM for what it termed "massive underpayment of royalties" from 2007 to 2012.
Google adds 'Differential Snapshots' to cloud storage
There are only so many ways you can build a gigantic infrastructure cloud, so it is with little surprise that Google has introduced a snapshot feature already found in Amazon Web Services.
Microsoft: YES Windows 8.1 is finished, but NO you can't have it
Microsoft says it has already begun seeding the final code of Windows 8.1 to its manufacturing partners, but that doesn't mean you'll be able to get your hands on the update any sooner.
Samsung sets Sept 4 for Galaxy Gear smartwatch showoff
Samsung has set the date for its attempt to inspire a smartwatch market and will show off its Galaxy Gear watch and a super-sized smartphone just ahead of the IFA 2013 consumer electronics show in Berlin.
Snowden is great news for hybrid cloud says VMware
VMworld 2013Edward Snowden's revelations about the extent of the online snoopery in the US are good for business, say VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and COO Carl Eschenbach.
BlackBerry in talks to spin off Messenger division
Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry is seriously considering spinning off its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service into its own, subsidiary company, according to reports.
Tesla cars 'hackable' says Dell engineer
Slack authentication in Tesla's Model S REST API exposes the electric car to a variety of non-safety but non-trivial attacks, according to a Dell engineer and Tesla owner.
Telstra in VMware's sights for hybrid cloud delivery
VMworld 2013VMware will approach existing members of its VMware Service Providers Program (VSPP) as it extends its vCloud Hybrid Service (VCHS), CEO Pat Gelsinger said today. And in Australia that means Telstra is likely to receive an invitation to get into the VMware hybrid cloud business.
Silicon daddy: Moore's Law about to be repealed, but don't blame physics
Hot ChipsMoore's Law, which promises exponentially increasing transistor counts due to chip-manufacturing process shrinkage, is about to hit the wall. As Intel Fellow Mark Bohr once told The Reg, "We just plain ran out of atoms."
Microsoft gives away more data with SkyDrive upgrade
Microsoft has dramatically increased the default storage space available for customers of its SkyDrive Pro service.