Eco-friendly fluid keeps SGI supercomputer cool and moist
Intel and SGI have built a new supercomputer using an advanced coolant from 3M flowing directly over the hardware to slash the running costs of such systems, and possibly to boost performance.
Citrix, Google kick XP's still-twitching corpse
Citrix and Google have announced a cut-price deal to pipe legacy apps into Chromebooks.
Like Google, Comcast might roll its own mobile voice network
Google apparently isn't the only company thinking about getting into the wireless networking game. Cable TV and internet giant Comcast has hinted that it's interested luring away some of the mobile carriers' business, too.
Melting permafrost switches to nasty, high-gear methane release
A team of researchers has discovered new evidence that as the permafrost layer that covers 24 per cent of the Northern Hemisphere continues to thaw as global temperatures increase, not only does it release more greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, but as time goes by the ratio of carbon dioxide (CO2) to methane (CH4) changes from 10:1 to 1:1 as more and more methane is released.
New Fujitsu SoC designs shrink supers' power slurp
Fujitsu is pimping system-on-chip (SoC) designs for two new supers it says get 40 per cent more processing punch while slurping half as much power.
Web data BLEEDOUT: Users to feel the pain as Heartbleed bug revealed
All over the world, systems administrators are scrambling to fix the OpenSSL “Heartbleed” bug.
Mt Gox's 'transaction malleability' claim rubbished by researchers
By now, we all know the Magic the Gathering Online Exchange says it came undone because of a gap in the Bitcoin protocol called “transaction malleability”. Now, two ETH Zurich researchers have rubbished that claim.
Chrome makes new password grab in version 34
Google has announced that Chrome 34 is now stable enough to be promoted to the Stable Channel. In a few days it will therefore become the default version for millions of users.
Honeybee boffin stings own wedding tackle... for science
A Cornell student has researched just how much pain bee stings create by putting the buzzing creatures down his pants and, um, holding them there.
Russia, India aim to dislodge China from No 1 on top of the 'flops
Russia and India may be about to join forces in taking on a common adversary: China and its floptastic Tianhe-2 beast which currently sits atop the Top 500 supercomputer list.
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
North Korea’s first “home-grown” smartphone, revealed with much pride and hyperbole by state media last year, appears to be little more than a made-in-China piece of landfill Android.
British Gas applies to wind up UK colo outfit Alphadex
British Gas has filed a petition to wind up UK colocation outfit Alphadex.
Jack the RIPA: Blighty cops ignore law, retain innocents' comms data
British cops are abusing the right to snoop on communications data by holding information on innocent people for far too long, a report from the Commissioner for Interception has found.
EE dismisses DATA-BURNING glitch with Orange Mail app
ExclusiveBritish mobile carrier EE has refused to admit there's a problem with its Orange Mail app, even though it appeared to have quickly drained the data allowance on a barely-used PAYG phone.
Napster cofounder's Jerk.com accused of acting like ... err ... jerks
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is cracking down on a site they say lifted user information to create smear profiles on a for-profit reputation site.
How Brit computer maker beat IBM's S/360 - and Soviet spies
IBM announced the System 360 in 1964 and started selling its family of modern mainframes 12 months later. But how do you outsell a problem like IBM?
IT bods: How long does it take YOU to train up on new tech?
StoragebodI’m a big fan of data networking blogger Greg Ferro, who writes under the moniker Etherealmind. Greg and I are really on the same page with regards to work/life balance but his latest thoughts on that topic struck a chord with me.
Broadband Secretary of SHEEP sensationally quits Cabinet
Culture, media and sport Secretary of State Maria Miller - whose stuffed portfolio included overseeing the rollout of faster broadband networks to country bumpkins - has finally quit her Cabinet post over an expenses row.
Dell Wyse Cloud Connect: Pocket Android desktop
ReviewWhen somebody hands you a dongle-sized computer, you might, for a moment, be impressed. But when they then put it in a bag with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse and suggest you find a monitor somewhere, you might wonder what exactly it is they are trying to sell you.
LOHAN's Punch and Judy show relaunches Thursday
Following last weekend's cancellation of the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) "Punch" and "Judy" test flights due to high winds, the team is relieved to announce that Thursday morning is looking good for a second pop.
Cyber hostage-takers SCAMMED six times as many people last year
Malware-powered frauds that lock up victims' computers - or worse yet, encrypt files and force them to pay a fee to unlock their information - increased by 500 per cent during 2013, according to a study by Symantec.
Gov cheerleader Sajid Javid gets nod from PM to park in Miller's spot
Prime Minister David Cameron has hastily replaced shamed Culture Secretary of State Maria Miller with Tory MP Sajid Javid - a man who, according to his Parliamentary voting record, rarely rebelled against the coalition government.
No, we're not in an IT 'stockapoclyse' – boom (and bust) is exactly what tech world needs
Is this the stockapoclyse, as tech shares crater into the ground and no more money gets invested into the sector? Or is that 20 per cent fall in the largest internet-based companies – Netflix, Flicker and Twitter – that $275bn drop in collective value over the last month, just an overdue correction to recent price run ups?
Space race auction: $130k raised for spacesuits, Apollo 11 kit
The latest space history auction in New York has raised tens of thousands of dollars selling off spacesuits, spacecraft models and Apollo 11 memorabilia.
Which sweaty exec dreamt up Office for iOS? Ballmer, Ballmer, Ballmer
You wouldn't expect Steve Ballmer to shout "iPad, iPad, iPad" at his staff, but that's exactly what the perspiring madman might have yelled ahead of the release of Office for iOS.
Windows 8.1 Update: Throws desktop drones a bone but still as TOUCHY as ever
After months of slowly inflating expectations, Microsoft recently released its follow-up act to Windows 8.1 – the Windows 8.1 Update.
Tech Data shows off perky top and bottom line in fiscal '14....
If you set aside the sales contribution it slurped from acquired SDG and the positive impact of foreign currency exchange conversions, fiscal '14 was a damp squib of a year for Tech Data (TD).
Cray flogs 1PB of TASty storage to German übercomputing boffins, leaves them in tiers
The North German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN) is buying more than 1PB of tiered Cray storage to hold archived scientific research data.
Revoke, reissue, invalidate: Stat! Security bods scramble to plug up Heartbleed
The startling password-spaffing vulnerability in OpenSSL affects far more than web servers, with everything from routers to smartphones also at risk.
IBM was wrong to force UK workers off final salary pensions – judge
A UK High Court judge has said that IBM breached its duties to Brit workers with a company pension by kicking a quarter of them off its final salary scheme in 2009.
TripAdvisor for the disabled: Euan's Guide quietly launches
A social network with a difference launched last week. The website, Euan's Guide, is a kind of TripAdvisor for the disabled and was created by a motor neurone disease sufferer.
Anatomy of OpenSSL's Heartbleed: Just four bytes trigger horror bug
AnalysisThe password-leaking OpenSSL bug dubbed Heartbleed is so bad, switching off the internet for a while sounds like a good plan.
Brit IBM prof gets life-changing 'Tech Nobel' for work in spintronics
A Brit boffin at IBM’s Almaden Research Centre has won a Finnish prize for spintronics research which led to a thousandfold increase in disk capacity.
VMware gets Wanova Citrix with new Horizon Suite
VMware today announced the updated Horizon Suite 6, its great white hope end-user computing suite, and now offers the ability to deliver apps and manage virtual desktops from the same tool.
Insight CEO: Everything that's cloudy is GOLD
ExclusiveA "sickness" at the core of the IT channel - an over reliance on back-end-loaded vendor rebates - threatens to render many tech suppliers irrelevant. But there is a cure, it is fluffy, white and called the cloud.
'Monstrous' Apple kicked us off iAd, claimed we are its RIVAL – Brit music upstart
Apple has been accused of hobbling an up-and-coming British firm by booting it off the iAd advertising platform.
Just what could be inside Dropbox's new 'Home For Life'?
Dropbox has decided that file storage is boring and is now describing itself as a "Home For Life".
Solar-powered aircraft unveiled for round-the-world flight
After 12 years of research and testing, the Swiss engineering team Solar Impulse has unveiled the craft that will take a round-the-world- trip powered solely by photovoltaic power cells.
SEC slaps HP with $108 MEEELION fine over bribe scandal
HP has agreed to a $108m settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to settle charges that company representatives paid off government officials in order to obtain contract deals.
Uh oh! Here comes the first bug in the Windows 8.1 Update
Microsoft has suspended distribution of April's Windows 8.1 Update to some enterprise customers after a bug was discovered that could bork affected machines' ability to receive future updates.
USB reversible cables could become standard sooner than you think
There's usually a significant delay between a new technology hardware standard being finalized and seeing it in commercial systems, but the latest update to the USB spec looks like it's going to be rolled out much faster than people think.
Microsoft's Azure cloud LASHED by BT's private cables
Microsoft's Azure cloud is being hooked into BT's private fibre cables giving security-focused organizations another way to access Microsoft's technology.
Linode raises Hourly Billing flag against Digital Ocean pirates
Linux server hosting provider Linode has introduced hourly billing after being buffeted by fierce competition in the hosting and cloud markets.
Turnbull leaves Australia's broadband blackspots in the dark
Australians without broadband are no closer to being able to understand when, or if, the nation's National Broadband Network (NBN) will make fast data connections available, after Australia's Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull issued a new Statement of Expectations document to NBN Co, the entity charged with building the network.