27th > February > 2014 Archive
RSA 2014The FBI's new director James Comey has told the RSA security conference in San Francisco that he is making thwarting online crime the major focus for his agency in the coming decade.
Two plush offices just became available in Australian telco-land, with the departure of C-level executives at AAPT, Optus and Huawei.
Sony Electronics announced that it will shut 20 of the 31 stores it operates in the US and lay off 1,000 workers – a third of its workforce.
VidA California woman claims to have been the victim of a "hate crime" after allegedly being attacked in a San Francisco bar because she was wearing Google Glass.
Big Data, cloud, wearable computing and crowdsourcing boosters now have very, very tangible evidence of the technologies' power: 50,000 new humans.
CommentA3CUBE, which came out of stealth on Monday, is the latest firm to gamble on in-memory networking, in its case using PCIe to create a very fast network with nanosecond latency between nodes.
MWC 2014Brazil's communications minister says the country is looking at a new telecommunications regulatory regime, to take into account the rise of services like Viber and WhatsApp.
A United States Senator is demanding that US regulators ban the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.
The OpenID Foundation is unshackling developers from the burden of having to work with XML, with the launch of a protocol designed to make the tasks performed by its OpenID protocol more mobile-and-API-friendly.
Google says it is planning a series of three online developer conferences this year in support of Project Ara, the modular mobile phone design being developed by its Motorola Mobility division.
A legal battle that threatened Samsung's stability has ended after company chairman Lee Kun-hee’s brother decided not appeal a court decision against him.
Toshiba has entered the cloud storage game with a new enterprise-grade service designed to deliver SAN and NAS capabilities to cloud provider customers.
Github has released a beta of what it says is “ the text editor we've always wanted.”
MWC 2014Mobile World Congress is often as interesting for the silly gadgets as it is for the mainstream announcements.
The UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is backing research designed to improve detection of “collusion” between malicious apps on the Android platform.
The Australian Federal Police is renewing its push to sweep up as much telecommunications metadata as is humanly possible, as a Senate Committee conducts a review into telecommunications interception legislation.
First LookEver since Google revealed its Glass tech specs, the more enthusiastic members of the technological commentariat declared that we are only weeks away from devices that not only calculate just how much of that Ben & Jerry's triple-cream treacle fudge delight you just ate, but can also figure out its impact on your cholesterol levels and alert nearby hospitals to your imminent attendance and likely symptoms.
Chief Information Officers are about to start behaving like venture capitalists, complete with an “I don't care if nine things I try fail so long as one goes really well” mentality. And what's more, their bosses will love it when they do so.
RSA 2014Bruce Schneier is the man who literally wrote the book on modern encryption, publishing Applied Cryptography in 1994, and for the past 20 years has been an important and sometimes outspoken voice in the security industry.
Do you have a bright idea for spying on fanbois as they go about their fruity business?
Apple godhead Steve Jobs was known for his love of superb but pricey design and flawless aesthetics.
MWC 2014A team from Stanford University has patented a technology which could make a huge difference to mobile phone operators by halving their bandwidth requirements overnight.
The world’s number two-server maker is gambling its core business on cloud sales and services in a deal with NetSuite.
Packed full of pornography, malware and overpriced iStuff, the world of technology is a scary place.
Fujitsu has decided to end its aspirations to be a smartphone semiconductor player after dissolving a joint venture with NEC and NTT just 18 months after its launch.
Lenovo boss Yang Yuanqing has boasted that he can wipe Motorola Mobility’s $1bn-a-year (£600m) losses in just six quarters once his firm takes the helm at the handset maker.
NASA could have prevented the near-drowning of International Space Station 'naut Luca Parmitano last summer, an investigation panel has decided.
Live Reg TVWe get it. Whenever we do a Regcast that deals with moving your data to the cloud, you tell us that you can't move your data around like that. Performance, compliance, privacy, cost and reputation all matter, and they're all different for all of you.
Google has been ordered to remove an inflammatory anti-Muslim film from YouTube.
Ingram Micro has confirmed that the "delayering" exercise that it was cagey about a fortnight ago will indeed involve redundancies across European ops as it centralises back-office functions.
MtGox was still accepting new customers right up until the eve of its shutdown, The Reg has learned.
BT is on the hunt for around 300 freshly qualified science, biz and IT graduates to work in research and development for the telecoms giant, but it might have a tough time finding enough skilled young folk to fill the posts, it has warned.
Symphony Teleca is the company the big equipment manufacturers go to when they want software written. Unlike most development houses it doesn't do apps for iPhone and Android and, er that's it. Teleca writes low level code and was commissioned by Samsung to look at the Tizen engine.
OpinionA "major enigma" has been cracked in atmospheric chemistry, revealing the details of a negative feedback mechanism which could "actually limit climate change from reaching such levels that it could become really a problem in the world".
Underwriters are reportedly refusing to insure energy firms because poor security controls are leaving them wide open to attacks by hackers and malware infestations.
The market dynamics were all wrong for folk building and supplying server boxes in 2013 - in the year that shipments reached a record nine million milestone, factory revenues tumbled.
Tesla Motors has released a smattering of details about its planned battery "Gigafactory", although it was hardly the in-depth announcement people were expecting.
The contract for a massive NHS email system is up for grabs under a £350m government IT pitch.
The London stock market was pleased by Capita's 14 per cent rise in annual profits (before tax) today, sending shares up almost six per cent in the first half of the day.
Nearly one in five fanbois have been left potentially vulnerable to hacking attacks after Apple announced the end of support for OS X Snow Leopard.
The US government is considering extending the controversial collections of US citizens' phone records for an even longer period in order to avoid tossing potential evidence in lawsuits designed to curtail the surveillance programme.
British spies allegedly intercepted and stored nude pics and other stills from millions of Yahoo! Messenger webcams – and mulled capturing snaps from the XBox's Kinect camera, too.
Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection has written to a journalist requesting the return of documents downloaded from the Internet.
The European Commission (EC) has asked Apple and Google to send over some execs for meetings this week on reforming in-app payment systems.
AnalysisIBM wants developers to build smartphone apps that use Big Blue's clever Jeopardy!-beating Watson software.