Murchison Widefield Array gets 8 Tbps link in AARNet upgrade
The Murchison Widefield Array will soon have the mantle of the highest-capacity link in the most remote location in Australia, courtesy of a national upgrade to the AARNet network.
Cerberus circles BlackBerry as Canucks warn of more losses
Sources say a second firm is contemplating a bid to buy BlackBerry, even as the spavined smartphone vendor warned Wall Street on Wednesday of further woes to come.
Techno-thriller author and gaming franchise Tom Clancy dies at 66
ObitTom Clancy, the author of techno-thrillers that sold more than 100 million copies and a games franchise that lured in nearly as many software buyers, has died at the age of 66 in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
Boffins offer ROUTER DEATHLIST for software-defined network builders
Unless you've got fathomless pockets, a scary aspect of a software-defined networking implementation is the necessity for an infrastructure upgrade, since nobody wants to forklift every router in a big network all at once. Now, a paper co-authored by Nokia Siemens Networks' Marco Hoffmann proposes a set of algorithms to help plan the rollout.
Boffins demo new holo storage using graphene oxide
We realise at El Reg that holographic storage has been on the “real soon now” list practically forever, but it's a topic that never loses its research fascination. Especially when, as has been demonstrated by a Swinburne University research group, the data that's stored can be retrieved even if the disk is broken.
Yahoo! Finds! Cash! Behind! Sofa! For! Proper! Bug! Bounties!
Yahoo! has quickly changed its bug bounty program after being ridiculed for handing just $US12.50 to researchers who found a nasty bug.
Filipino phablet squawks 'I'M STOLEN'
Smartphone feature fatigue is upon us, with even the Galaxy S4's eyeball tracker and the iPhone 5S' fingerprint reader capable only of inducing yawns of grudging appreciation.
Atomic clocks come to your wrist
Smartwatches? Who'd bother now that personal atomic clocks are on the agenda?
You put up with CRAPPY iOS 7. You can put up with Obamacare too, says prez
President Barack Obama has urged Americans to be patient during the launch of his US healthcare reforms - reminding them that Apple's iOS 7 rollout suffered glitches too and yet everyone put up with that.
SGI buys out FileTek, strolls into StorHouse and puts its feet up
Supercomputer, high-performance computing and big data supplier SGI has bought out storage virtualisation biz Filetek to get its hands on the company's HPC data management technology.
Chinternet uncensored: Decrypt Weibo tool unblocks tweets
The team behind anti-censorship not-for-profit GreatFire.org has turned on a new service designed to allow micro-bloggers in China to recover censored Sina Weibo posts, in a move which won't go down well with Beijing.
'Instant translation' glasses to come online for 2020 Olympics
NTT Docomo has wasted no time ramping up the excitement ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games, in announcing a 5G network 100 times faster than LTE and augmented reality “instant translation” glasses – both of which should be ready by 2020.
How to design a storage array: NOT LIKE THAT, buddy
StoragebodWe’ve had a few announcements from vendors recently and I've seen all manner of storage roadmaps. If I had one comment to make on all of these, it would be to say that if I were to design an array or a storage product, I probably wouldn’t start from where most of these guys are starting.
Third of Brits now regularly fondling their slabs, say beancounters
A third of Brits now uses a tablet computer at least once a month, thanks to cheapo kit running the ever-popular Android OS, while iPad growth slows dramatically according to a new study.
Ziggy Switkowski appointed NBN Co executive chair
As widely predicted, Australia's new communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has appointed Doctor Ziggy Switkowski as executive chair of NBN Co, the entity charged with building the nation's national broadband network (NBN).
Cloud biz model 'unproven' as Amazon scares world+dog into competing - or ELSE
Channels Forum 2013Cloud service providers face a "devastating" crunch if they can't convert their incredible success at attracting customers into a viable business, an analyst has said.
FTC chilled about Google's buyout of map app Waze - report
The US Federal Trade Commission has reportedly given the go-ahead for Google's purchase of mapping app Waze, deciding that the acquisition won't hurt competition.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra: The quad-core 2.2GHz MEGA SCREEN PHONDLESLAB
ReviewTwo years after Samsung opened the Very Large Phone (VLP™) Pandora’s Box with the original Galaxy Note, Sony has thrown its hat into the ring with the Xperia Z Ultra: a device boasting a 6.4-inch screen and a 2.2GHz quad-core processor.
Aruba rolls out cloudy enterprise Wi-Fi management system
Aruba Networks' latest Wi-Fi routers now come with a cloud service designed to stop sysadmins needing to wander the country, allowing remote monitoring and management – in exchange for an annual subscription.
Look out, Gartner: Behold the El Reg all-Flash Quadragon™ wonder map-o-graphic
There is a famous 4-box diagram, the one to end all 4-box diagrams; Gartner's Magic Quadrant. How would the all-flash array vendors; start-ups and mainstreamers alike, fare if located in a 4-box diagram space?
Gridstore claims it can hoik up data access speeds for Hyper-V VMs
GridStore has announced early access to version 3.0 of its storage product. So what?
Yo, mall rats: Facebook and Cisco in Wi-Fi hookup to track your retail, social life
Facebook just got into the consensual Wi-Fi data-pumping game after it inked a deal with networking giant Cisco that will allow businesses to better target people's shopping and social habits.
Mars boffins: You fools! That's no CRATER – it's a SUPER VOLCANO
Ancient Mars could have been home to a type of supervolcano that affected its atmosphere and was partly responsible for the barren red planet scientists are exploring today.
NSA: Yes we 'experimented' with US mobile tracking. But we didn't inhale
AnalysisThe US National Security Agency has recently admitted to experimenting with bulk collection of mobile phone locations, but denied it ever actually used the information.
Apple hires streaming vid bloke: Nurse, the corpse of Apple monster telly is twitching again
Apple has taken another step towards the introduction of a full-blown big-screen fruity goggle box with the hiring of a cable telly supremo.
Flutter-BYE, we're all Google now: Ad giant slurps gesture-tastic app-maker
Google has bought gesture recognition startup Flutter for an undisclosed sum.
British support for fracking largely unmoved by knowledge of downsides
AnalysisShale gas may be threatening to cause an existential crisis for the way environmental politics is conducted in the UK. The latest survey from the University of Nottingham into how people view shale exploration shows something quite unusual. While awareness of the risks has greatly increased, the public's support for the extraction technique has not been seriously undermined at all.
Oracle defends Larry Ellison's whopping package
Oracle has hit back at shareholder claims that founder and chief Larry Ellison’s pay package is too generous, saying his compensation is “appropriate under the circumstances”.
Exciting MIT droplet discovery could turbocharge power plants, airships and more
Top engineers at MIT say they have come across a handy effect which could seriously boost the efficiency of a critical piece of kit used in many important technologies.
The life of Pi: Intel to give away Arduino-friendly 'Galileo' tiny-puter
Intel is now actively attempting to recruit the maker community to aid it in its battle against ARM.
Iranian cyberwar chief shot dead. Revolutionary Guard: Assassination? Don't 'speculate'
The chief of Iranian cyber-security has been shot dead, sparking rumours that he was murdered in a targeted assassination.
Ofcom sets out next DECADE of spectrum policy: Use it or lose it
Ofcom plans to spend the next 10 years looking for unused spectrum, flogging off what it can but focusing on utilisation like it should, and wants to know if there's anything missing.
Obamacare goes LIVE, and so do the survey-spewing spambots
Obamacare-related spam scams surfaced well before sign-ups to the controversial Affordable Care Act began on Tuesday, 1 October.
Verizon reboots cloud by dropping traditional IT vendors
UpdatedBig clouds need a tightly integrated stack, and a small number of hardware components that can be upgraded and swapped out en masse. This is precisely what Verizon lacked in its first cloud, and what it is gaining with a new service.
Amazon's EYE-OF-SAURON KindlePhone will watch you with FOUR cameras - report
Amazon's long slog to developing its own smartphone will bear fruit with the launch of two new models in 2014, the details of which appear to have been revealed in an unverified post by an "insider" on HN heard all over the tech world.
'Safest car ever made' Tesla Model S EV crashes and burns. Car 'performed as designed'
UpdatedPugnacious electric car maker Tesla Motors is embroiled in another media firestorm today, after one of its new Model S EVs - touted by the firm as being the safest car ever tested by US highway authorities - suffered a serious battery fire following an accident.
Study accuses media companies of cooking the books on piracy losses
A study by the London School of Economics and Political Science has found that media companies are overstating their losses to piracy, that policies to cut off internet users for copyright infringement don't work, and finds that those industry sectors that have embraced digital sharing are growing as a result.
Feds: Silk Road pirate king tried to SNUFF customer AND employee
Alleged online drug kingpin Ross William Ulbricht tried to have not one, but two people involved in the Silk Road killed, according to as US federal court indictment.
Samsung denies benchmark cheating, despite evidence
Samsung says that despite well-documented reports to the contrary, it is not cheating in benchmark testing of its smartphone processors.
Adobe hit by 'sophisticated' mega hack ransack
Adobe's systems have been hit by numerous "sophisticated attacks" that have compromised the information of 2.9 million customers, and accessed the source code of Adobe products.
Snowden's email provider gave crypto keys to FBI – on paper printouts
The former operator of a secure email service once used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been fined $10,000 for failing to give federal agents access to his customers' accounts, newly released court documents show.
Judge orders probe over Samsung execs viewing secret Apple docs
Samsung's patent battles with Apple has taken an unexpected turn: the Korean conglomerate has been ordered to cough up email records and witnesses so that the court can determine if its lawyers have been playing fast and loose with confidentiality.