2nd > November > 2013 Archive
'It's a joke!' ... Bill Gates slams Mark Zuckerberg's web-for-the-poor dream
Microsoft mogul turned global healer Bill Gates has had some harsh words for Mark Zuckerberg's plan to improve humanity's lot by expanding internet access into the developing world.
Ding-dong! Who's at the door now with a big wad of cash, BlackBerry?
Mobile-chip specialist Qualcomm has been named as part of a group looking to make a bid for BlackBerry.
HP wants to help you mount a Moonshot
ARM TechConHP is aggressively playing matchmaker for hardware vendors, software developers, and a broad range of customers as it seeks to establish its "make of it what you will" Moonshot hyperscale server architecture.
Locked-up crims write prison software that puts squeeze on grub supplier
Prisoners serving time in an Oklahoma penitentiary have written software to monitor the institution's canteen that could save the state $20m a year – and which has raised some awkward questions for one of the prison's outside suppliers.
Australia's proto-NBN now decaying in the desert
When The Reg followed October's World Solar Challenge from Darwin to Adelaide, we couldn't help but notice its route followed the route taken by what was arguably Australia's first large-scale nation-building project aimed at speeding the flow of information, the Overland Telegraph (OT).