Apple ban win: Now you can't buy Samsung gear no one was buying
The Obama administration has decided not to use its veto powers to overturn a ban on the import of certain aging Samsung devices - a ban that had been won by Apple at the US International Trade Commission.
Selling phones? Nonsense, BlackBerry is all about THE CLOUD
Ailing smartphone vendor BlackBerry says it will soon launch a new cloud-based service to enable easy, web-based management of mobile users and apps.
Mobile downloads limp, fixed surges: ABS
Australians might be buying as many 4G devices as they can get their hands on, but the uptake isn't being reflected in their download habits.
Google holds its nose, lets the hoi polloi run PHP on its shiny cloud
Google has loaded PHP onto its platform cloud in a preview form, letting developers around the world try out the technology.
NASA Juno probe HOWLS past Earth - and goes into HIBERNATION
UpdatedNASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft waved goodbye to Earth as it shot past at 140,000kph - and mysteriously switched into "safe mode", the space agency confirmed to The Register.
Nothing to sniff at: Cisco finishes $2.8bn gobble of Snort'ing guy's Sourcefire
Intrusion prevention's a hot topic in the world of security, as reflected in the $2.8bn price tag Cisco has paid to complete the acquisition of network security specialists Sourcefire.
London plod plonks, er, pull request on EasyDNS
Hosting outfit EasyDNS has gone public with a takedown request issued not by a court, but from the City of London Police.
Be prepared... to give heathens a badge: UK Scouts open doors to unbelievers
From next year, British atheists and their offspring will be able to join the Scouting movement without having to lie or breach their Scout's honour, thanks to an amended promise.
Japan needs 80,000 EXTRA info-security bods to stay safe
Japan has an 80,000 shortfall in infosec professionals, and needs to provide extra training for more than half of those currently in the industry, if it’s to protect key IT systems from attack, according to the government.
Canuck truck stuck in muck
World Solar ChallengeThe car-sized box containing tools and equipment for Canadian team Blue Sky Solar Racing's entrant in the World Solar Challenge today fell off its trailer and flipped over in the middle of the remote Australian desert.
Thai kids find free tablets hard to swallow as govt scheme hits trouble
Thailand’s ambitious One Tablet Per Child project appears to have gone slightly off the rails after reports emerged that 30 per cent of devices have broken down barely a year after the initiative was begun.
NAND flash chips to beat shrink wrap cash trap with 3D stack
Stacked 3D NAND chips will make up the majority of the flash chip market by 2017, eclipsing today's dominant chip-shrinking tech as flash makers cram ever-greater capacities into a smaller footprint, according to beancounters IHS.
Digia gives Android and iOS devs a chance to get Qt
App and UI framework Qt is finally coming to Android and iOS in the form of Qt Mobile Edition, allowing cross-platform apps to take their GUI from desk to pocket for only $150 a month.
Printing the Future: See a few of UK’s 6.2 million 3D-printed ‘things’
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HP offers enterprise fatness to small biz bods in bulked-up sales push
HP's latest MSA 2040 array is one of those cases where midrange enterprise array features have trickled down to an SMB-class product, the MSA being HP's entry-level drive array range.
Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite: 13.3-inch slimline notebook with a secret
ReviewIt seems an odd paradox that the more a company tries to hide something, the more publicity it attracts. Apple certainly uses this notion to good effect, knowing that it can't keep those secrets indefinitely, but also knowing that when it eventually lifts its kimono, what's new in the garden customarily causes a commotion among the brand faithful.
Samsung touching up ROUNDED, CURVY plastic enhanced MODEL
Samsung has launched what it describes as the "world's first curved display smartphone", the Galaxy Round.
Expert chat: The end of Windows XP and IE6
Live ChatIn six months' time, it'll be open season for hackers, malware and virus-writers targeting people running Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6.
OCZ balances books, files results following 4-year omnishambles
SSD supplier OCZ Technology Group has finally filed its fiscal 2013 year results after having to correct the four previous years' results, showing how inadequate financial controls nearly caused the company to collapse.
Brit inventor Dyson challenges EU ruling on his hoover's energy efficiency ratings
Brit inventor James Dyson is challenging the EU's labelling policy for hoovers in court, claiming that it doesn't do his vacuum cleaners justice.
Happy 10th b-day, Patch Tuesday: TWO critical IE 0-day bugs, did you say?
Microsoft delivered no fewer than eight bulletins to mark the tenth anniversary of Patch Tuesday, including a fix covering two zero-day vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer.
Dear Apple: Want to stay in business? Make an iPhone people can afford
Apple needs to start making bargain basement mobes because soon there won't be enough rich new iPhone customers left in the world to prop up its sales growth, a leading analyst has suggested.
Tintri unveils VM-aware mutant hybrids and all-in-one array joystick
Virtual machine-focused startup Tintri has announced a new line of hybrid disk and flash arrays, plus scale-out supporting software to have a group of Tintri arrays managed as one.
Brit IT veteran Kelly takes job at investment advisory firm
A British tech biz veteran and former bigwig at integrator Logicalis UK, Tom Kelly, has landed at mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm Livingstone.
Panasonic throws in towel on plasma tellies, preps for BILLION-dollar kick in pants
Panasonic is reportedly planning to pull out of the plasma TV business by the end of the financial year.
Microsoft covers Brit who penetrated Windows 8.1 with GOLD
A UK security researcher has secured the first Microsoft $100,000 bounty after uncovering ways to get around security defences built into Windows 8.1 Preview, the latest version of Redmond's operating system.
It's that time again: Sources whisper about NetApp Quantum slurp
CommentA number of sources whisper to The Register that tape-maker and dedupe specialist Quantum is in negotiations over a sale – and they also say a well-known Sunnyvale storage supplier is fingering its wallet.
EU digital tsar 'Steelie' Neelie Kroes: Telcos must adapt to losing roaming cash
+CommentEurope's digital tsar Neelie Kroes has been defending her call for greater integration of telcos across Europe, and appears to be arguing that what she described as "artificial" lowered roaming revenues should not hinder the telcos' greater investment in European infrastructure.
Meg Whitman asks HPers to drag their asses into the office
Under-fire HP bosses have told staff who work from home that they're needed in the office, following the hardware giant's booting from the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
MI5 boss: Snowden leaks of GCHQ methods HELPED TERRORISTS
MI5's newly appointed boss has suggested that his predecessor might have spoken too much about cyber-attacks rather than conventional terrorism in a speech attempting to justify controversial surveillance programs by GCHQ and the NSA.
Nokia tears devs' hearts out, shutters Symbian and Meego stores early
Nokia can't get off its burning platforms fast enough. The company has told developers it will block its Symbian and Meego app stores from accepting new software or updates from 1 January next year.
BBC announces plans to spend your cash on digital goodies
BBC Director General Tony Hall has announced a bunch of new features for its digital products that show the corporation at its most imaginative – and its most cynical.
Azerbaijani election app announced winner before polls even opened
The official mobile app for tracking the Azerbaijan election got a little premature in announcing a victory for the incumbent – by doing so a good 12 hours before voting had even opened.
'Computer GEEKS' snatch NOBEL Prize for chemistry - without using chemicals
Three chemists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in their field, not for arcane experiments with bubbling beakers but for writing software to make computers do all the hard work.
IBM checks itself into therapy after touting Frankencloud to the CIA
IBM is going through gene therapy, and by that we don't mean an expensive course of Freudian analysis for its Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, but rather a wholesale change in how the company approaches cloud computing.
Wanna run someone over in your next Ford? No dice, it won't let you
Ford has been flaunting the latest gizmos it plans to add to its cars, including a self-parking mode designed to squeeze motors into smaller parking spaces.
Hey, put away that scythe, Death: Pulse found in HP's 2014 financials
HP has projected healthier financial results for 2014 than beancounters had forecast - causing its share price to rocket up in value.
Microsoft store staff to hold all night vigil for Surface 2
Microsoft is planning a midnight launch for its next-generation Surface fondleslabs, to be capped by a performance by rapper Pitbull.