Sysadmin blog What if Microsoft announced it's not ending support for Windows XP next Tuesday after all, and instead will offer perpetual updates (for a small fee, of course).
Oracle says it has doubled the performance of its open source MySQL database when running over large datasets across more than 40 cores, as it strives to preserve its lead in a market thronging with credible contenders.
An Australian hospital is reportedly in chaos after a partnership with a cancer clinic resulted in the collapse of its booking system.
Down at the “basic research” level, there's a lot the labs can accomplish with quantum mechanics: entanglement, information teleportation, simple quantum computations and more. Now, an international collaboration believes it's brought exploitation of quantum effects closer to a commercial development.
Video Demonstrating once again that consumer electronics companies don't understand security, ReVuln has turned up a hard-coded password in Philips “smart” televisions.
Samsung has announced this year's Galaxy Tab range and as has become the case in the world of fondleslabs, not much has changed.
Over the last day or so the security press has been touting stories of a second NSA-induced backdoor in RSA's encryption software BSafe. But it appears to be more sound and fury than substance.
New South Wales is set to expand the footprint of electronic voting in its state election, due in 2015, with Spanish vendor Scytl reportedly on the brink of signing a new contract with the state government.
South Korean has recovered two crashed drones over the past week which it suspects have been used by Pyongyang spooks to spy on key locations including president Park Geun-hye’s official residence.
The Ukrainian Internet Party has announced that a man wearing the costume of the Dark Lord of the Sith is their chosen candidate for the country's presidential elections on 25 May.
MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles has been ordered by a judge to return to the US to face questions over his bankruptcy filing with a Dallas court and how 750,000 Bitcoins went AWOL.
University of Michigan boffins have created a tiny light detector that reaches into the infared, and is already small enough to be delivered as a contact lens.
Vid Australia's Northern territory, where The Reg is this week doing a Windows XP upgrade at the Wirliyatjarrayi Learning Centre in the remote community of Willowra, is huge and empty.
Blocks and Files When a vendor says it has feature X, how do you know it's true?
There are only a few days left before our planned "Punch" and "Judy" flights on Saturday 5 April, so a slightly sooty Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team is pleased to report that we've wrapped the final ground-based rocket motor tests in the Rocketry Experimental High Altitude Barosimulator (REHAB) hypobaric chamber.
Is it easy? Is is cheap? These are pretty much the only two questions which interest me when talking to a vendor these days – after years of worrying about technology.
UK regulators are to conduct a review later this year on how banks and building societies are managing the risk of IT outages affecting their business.
Pivotal is going after enterprise incumbents by rejigging its own pricing scheme to make buying its technology simpler for its customers.
HPC blog HPC blog With a big RF transmitter and enough fast computing power, you have the ability to do a lot of different things, as evidenced by a General Electric presentation on "software-defined radar" at the GPU conference this year.
Comment Under new CEO Ken Klein, hybrid array startup Tintri is sticking to its virtualised server-centric networked storage knitting and embracing the cloud as a third tier cold storage vault.
Miscreants are using hacked digital video recorders in a somewhat misguided attempt to mine cryptocurrency BitCoins.
It was déjà vu all over again in a California court yesterday as Apple and Samsung rehashed the same old arguments in a new patent trial, with the odd twist.
Twitter has bought British company SecondSync as it continues to ramp up its efforts to elbow its way into the lucrative television market by keeping conversations about the box buzzing on the micro-blogging site.
BlackBerry has said that it won't be renewing its licences with T-Mobile US after the operator apparently tried to lure its customers away from its handsets and onto Apple's Jesus mobes.
Podcast Podcast Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie the Prodigal Son returns with our special guest Michael Heffernan, Director of Infrastructure Technology for Asia Pacific at Hitachi Data Systems.
HPC Blog What’s the most common and costly type of natural disaster? If you answered "floods and tsunamis” you’d be right on the money.
VMware's UK and Ireland channel boss Ed Dolman is taking on a new role to run one of the virtualisation kingpin's enterprise end-user sales teams.
Fusion-io can cram more data into its ioMemory flash storage without cramping performance – at least that’s what it’s claiming about its NVM Compression technology.
A controversial browser plug-in that offered to reveal LinkedIn users’ private email addresses has been withdrawn by its developers, at least for now.
Yesterday's energetic debate on CNBC between BATS Global Markets president William O'Brien and Flash Boys author Michael Lewis and IEX's Brad Katsuyama put the cat among the pigeons over high-frequency trading.
Glasshouse Technologies has called the administrators into its UK ops after directors exhausted all possible solutions to heal the sickly infrastructure services integrator.
The good news for anyone selling tech to pay the bills is that market demand is bouncing back, although retailers in particular will need to run faster to stand still as customers opt for cheaper devices.
Hot on the heels of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and new Galaxy tablets we can expect the Galaxy S5 Mini, Active and probably Zoom, according to a recent report.
Cisco has unveiled an openly defined protocol for controlling network hardware, but it lacks an essential ingredient: participation from other network hardware makers.
Apple has fixed 27 vulnerabilities in its Safari web browser for OS X computers, 18 of which were uncovered by Google's Chrome Security Team. All but one of the flaws allow miscreants to execute arbitrary code on victims' computers.
Pic Gangs of protesters halted Silicon Valley commuter buses in Oakland, California, this morning – with one group calling itself The Red Son swarming over a Yahoo! coach and one member throwing up over the windscreen.
Build 2014 Windows Phone took center stage at the opening keynote of Microsoft's Build developer conference on Wednesday, with the main spotlight falling on Cortana – a new personal digital assistant designed to compete head-to-head with Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now.
After months of speculation, Amazon has finally released a $99 set-top box that'll tout TV programs, music, and games to subscribers.
Linux distro biz Canonical is shutting down its Ubuntu One online file and music storage service.