Nvidia gamers hit trifecta with driver, optimizer, and mobile upgrades
Monday was a busy day for the gaming guys and gals at Nvidia, with the release of a new beta DirectX 11 driver, version 2.0 of the multi-talented GeForce Experience gaming enhancer, and an update to the company's Shield mobile gaming device that includes Android 4.4.2, aka KitKat.
EMC II CEO David Goulden leaves VMware board
David Goulden, chief executive officer of of EMC Information Infrastructure and chief financial officer of EMC, has left VMware's board.
Intel promises 10Gb Ethernet with Thunderbolt 2.0
Intel will expand its Thunderbolt high-speed interconnect platform with the addition of Ethernet networking support.
US Supreme Court declines to hear NSA mass phone-slurp case
The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought against the NSA by Verizon customers over the agency's mass collection of mobile phone call data.
Running OpenSSL? Patch now to fix CRITICAL bug
Sysadmins using the OpenSSL cryptographic library have an urgent job: patching a memory leak vulnerability that could reveal user IDs and passwords.
Google kills fake anti-virus app that hit No. 1 on Play charts
"Virus Shield", an app that briefly shot to the top of the charts on Google Play, has turned out to be a complete fake and has therefore been pulled by Google.
Big Content goes after Kim Dotcom
Kim Dotcom is getting all outraged again and banging the freedom-of-something gong with his usual enthusiasm after six Hollywood studios slung a sueball his way.
Skype pimps pro-level broadcast service
TV journalists weary of trying to gather acceptable audio from Skype, your time to celebrate is now: Microsoft is rolling out a high-quality service designed for the broadcast market.
Video games make you NASTY AND VIOLENT
Forget hyper-realistic blood and pointless mayhem: if you want to turn a nice person into a blood-gore-veins-in-the-teeth killer, give them a video game with unplayable controls.
Singapore decides 'three strikes' laws are too intrusive
Singapore's Ministry of Law has decided that a “three strikes” regime for online copyright infringement is too intrusive for Internet users, and has excluded such an approach from consultations over takedown mechanisms.
You can play Flappy Bird on a POINT OF SALE TERMINAL
Mobile Point of Sale (MPOS) devices can be easily hacked and leave banks and retailers wide open to fraud, warn infosec researchers.
'Yahoo! Breaks! Every! Mailing! List! In! The! World!' says email guru
Email luminary John Levine has accused Yahoo! of sabotaging email lists for everyone, everywhere.
Windows XP still has 27 per cent market share on its deathbed
Remember where you were once your patch Tuesday downloads end, because today is Windows XP death day.
Reg slips claws across Nokia's sexy sixties handsets, fondles flagship too
Hands OnNokia launched the most important Windows Phone of 2014 last week - along with an impressive new flagship. But both launches were rather eclipsed by the massive update to the Windows Phone OS itself - an overdue pregnancy if ever there was one - and the historic news Microsoft is scrapping royalties.
Snappy snaps: Veeam cuddles up to NetApp for storage selfie
Virtual server backup startup Veeam is integrating its Backup and Replication product with NetApp’s Snapshot, SnapMirror and SnapVault.
VAT's all folks: Telecoms and services tax to be set at consumer's homeland rate
VAT relating to cross-border business-to-consumer transactions will be charged at the rate in the country where the customer is based, rather than that of the supplier, under new EU rules to take effect in 2015.
Son of Phillips: Northamber is not exiting Chessington HQ
The heir apparent to tech distie Northamber has insisted to El Chan the company is not going to exit the Chessington industrial estate that it calls home after all.
Bendy or barmy: Why your next TV will be curved
FeatureFor a while it looked like the future of television was fairly clear-cut. Full HD would beget 4K Ultra HD and at some point in the future, presumably when we all owned flying cars and had relatives commuting to Mars, that would evolve into 8K Super Hi-Vision.
The... Windows... XPocalypse... is... NIGH
Sysadmin BlogThe XPocalypse is upon us, gentlebeings, and those of us who must keep XP around are doomed! Or so some very expensive marketing pushes would have us believe.
End of an era: NetApp chair Dan Warmenhoven has left the building
+AnalysisNetApp chairman and previous CEO Dan Warmenhoven has announced that he plans to retire in September. His chosen successor as CEO, Tom Georgens, becomes the new chairman.
European Court of Justice rips up Data Retention Directive
A European Union directive that required ISPs to retain data for two years has been deemed "invalid", Brussels' highest court ruled today.
Microsoft's gobble of Nokia phone biz gets thumbs-up from China
Nokia has sorted the lingering issues with China over the sale of its mobile biz to Microsoft, putting the deal back on track to close in April.
Win XP security deadline: Biz bods MUST protect user data – ICO
The end of support for XP on Tuesday doesn't only mean increased risk from hackers exploiting vulnerabilities that will never be patched. It also creates a heightened data protection risk to businesses, the UK's data privacy watchdog has warned.
Not your father's spam: Trojan slingers attach badness to attachment WITHIN attachment
Cybercrooks are upping the ante by loading malware as an attachment inside another attachment in a bid to slip past security defences.
Wookiee! CHEWIE'S BACK in Star Wars Ep VII – blab Hollywood 'sources'
Whispers surrounding the mysterious newest instalment of the Star Wars franchise have hinted that actor Peter Mayhew may be onboard to reprise his role as Chewbacca.
Apple to protect your gently roasting rear with 'iTanning' system
Apple's new iWatch will come fitted with an ultraviolet light detector to stop fanbois and fangurlz from scorching themselves in the hot summer sunshine, an analyst has predicted.
Industry vet Buxton retires from AMD 'not from life'
AMD European channel director Andrew Buxton is planning to grow old disgracefully after retiring from the CPU and GPU maker.
WD unborks mystery My Cloud borkage
WD has issued an update to its My Cloud, My Book Live and Mionet outage, saying Mionet customers may still be facing problems. The root cause is still not understood.
HP: We're holding nothing back from partners now, coos firm
The new, channel-friendlier HP - jolted into action by CEO Meg Whitman and losing the PC crown to Lenovo - is trying to help rather than hinder partners efforts to build global sales business with customers.
Windows XP is finally DEAD, right? Er, not quite. Here's what to do if you're stuck with it
Today will be like no other day because it’s the last Patch Tuesday for Windows XP. Yet there's good news if you're still using XP. For starters, you're not alone.
Twitter rejigs layout, opens wide to swallow SLURRY OF ADS
It's been five months since the Twitter blabbergasm rolled into town. And, now that it's a grown up company trading on Wall Street, the micro-blogging site needs to crawl its way into the black.
Open-sourcer Nexenta fires up V4 storage OS
Open source storage software supplier Nexenta has revved its NexentaStor OS to version 4.0, making it more enterprise-worthy by delivering more scalability, performance and reliability. But this is not the Edge unified file, block and object storage product discussed in January.
The gift of Grace: COBOL's odyssey from Vietnam to the Square Mile
Cobol is the language most associated with mainframes, especially the IBM System 360 whose 50th anniversary is being celebrated or at least commemorated this week. But when COBOL was first spawned in the mid-1950s, it wasn’t intended for programmers.
Rackspace refuses to enlist in cloud's latest price cutting war
+AnalysisCloud provider Rackspace will stand on the sidelines as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft slash prices in an attempt to destroy each other's profit margins.
Azzurri Communications still losing MEELLIONS
Azzurri Communications is not out of the woods yet judging by its recently filed results and the stringent banking covenant tests to which its management must adhere.
CDOT relatively crap for flash, hyperscalers crap for constant storage
Chief NetApp techie Jay Kidd had some strong words for the flash and cloud crowd at a Wells Fargo event for investors.
AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'
AMD has unveiled a massively powerful, water-cooled graphics card that it says "manhandles today's and tomorrow's games in maximum settings at 4K resolution."
UFO, cosmic ray or flasher? NASA rules on Curiosity curiosity
UpdatedThe internet has been all aflutter after a picture taken by NASA's Curiosity rover appeared to show a beam of light emanating from the Red Planet's horizon.
Oracle's NoSQL nightmare MongoDB goes to version 2.6
Upstart database MongoDB has reached its 2.6 release armed with technologies that its backing company says represent "a foundation for the next decade of database innovation."
Electronic kit low on juice? SPIT ON IT
An international group of researchers has developed a method for building microbial fuel cells (MFCs) small and efficient enough to be powered by human saliva.
Gay marriage foes outraged at Mozilla CEO flap, call for boycott
Dating website OkCupid says it's "satisfied" that Brendan Eich has stepped down as CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, but not everyone agrees, and Eich's decision hasn't spared the Firefox maker from calls for a boycott.
Amazon carefully stitches up Heartbleed OpenSSL hole
Amazon is working to patch "Heartbleed" memory-leak vulnerablities in its Amazon Web Services hosting infrastructure.
Google woos enterprise developers with 'Glass at Work' program
Google is making a push to get its Glass headsets into the workplace with a new program, "Glass at Work", to entice coders to build enterprise applications for companies wanting to get into the wearable computing platform.
Report mash-up: Apple to sell 65 million $269 iWatches in first year
The latest Apple iWatch rumors to come out of the cauldron of leaks and speculation that is the Far East say that Cupertino's manufacturing partner Quanta is slated to build 65 million of the li'l fellows in their first year of availability, and that the wristable whatever will ship in the third quarter of this year.
Azure Australia data centre undergoing final testing
One of the two data centres Microsoft Australia will use to house antipodean Azure is undergoing final testing, The Reg understands.
Curiosity finds not-very-Australian-shaped rock on Mars
A Twitter member named @CoUdErMaNn has spotted a rock on Mars that is said to resemble Australia. If you ignore some of Australia's largest geographical features.
Microsoft: We've got HUNDREDS of patents on Android tech
Microsoft has been hush-hush about specifics of the patent licensing deals it has been signing with Android device makers, but a new blog post suggests Redmond might be wielding a larger intellectual-property club against the open source smartphone OS than had previously been thought.