Skygazers prepare for 'blood Moon' caused by Earth eclipse
North American night owls will be in prime position to catch their best view of a lunar eclipse at around 1am EDT Tuesday as our natural satellite is overshadowed by Earth.
New FEMTO-MOON sighted BIRTHING from Saturn's RING
Boffins peering at images sent home by NASA's Cassini spacecraft think they may have spotted the first throes of a new moon coming into being.
Fujitsu and Panasonic about to walk down LSI aisle
Fujitsu Semiconductor and Panasonic are ready to jointly launch a new chip company this autumn as part of the duo’s plans to merge their LSI businesses, according to reports.
VMware reveals 27-patch Heartbleed fix plan
VMware has confirmed that 27 of its products need patches for the Heartbleed bug.
Pakistan mulls cyber security bill to keep NSA at bay
Pakistan’s Upper House this week began debating a new bill seeking to establish a National Cyber Security Council, an agency the nation feels is needed in the wake of Edward Snowden's myriad revelations about NSA surveillance.
A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally
Trakdot is a little device you hide in your suitcase so that if an airline loses your luggage, you can, in theory, find it. Inside is a SIM card with a global roaming agreement, and the necessary electronics to connect to GSM mobile networks.
Google Cloud Platform builds Ivy Bridge to new Asian region
Google has created a new “Asia” region and two new zones – “asia-east1-a” and “asia-east1-b” - for its cloudy Compute Engine service.
Live coverage: Blood Moon looms large for North, South America
The "blood moon" is showing its ruddy face on Tuesday, 15 April, and can best be viewed from North America or New Zealand – or in the live coverage streamed here, from the Slooh Observatory.
German space centre endures cyber attack
Germany’s space research centre in Cologne has been the victim of a co-ordinated and covert targeted attack carried out by state-sponsored hackers, according to a Der Spiegel report.
NBN Co plans fibre-to-the-basement blitz to beat cherry-pickers
NBN Co, the organisation charged with building and operating Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), has decided to prioritise areas targeted by “cherry-picking” telcos looking to install fibre-to-the-basement to apartment complexes and office buildings.
Dell tanks up with hot Fluid Cache, drives databases twice as fast
Dell has extended its Compellent array's automated data tiering to place hot data in connected server's PCIe flash caches, nearly doubling database access speed, increasing user counts 6 X and lowering per user costs by 70 per cent.
Discovery time for 200m WONDER MATERIALS shaved from 4 MILLENNIA... to 4 years
Yale University boffins have devised a new way of identifying super strong metallic glass alloys that will "drastically" increase the discovery rate of the "potentially revolutionary" materials.
Big Blue's GPFS: The tech's fantastic. Shame about the product
StoragebodIBM is a great technology company: so many of the technologies we take for granted can be traced to back to Big Blue. And many of today’s implementations still are poorer than the original implementations.
VMware 5.5: Plenty that's new and exciting... but what about the obvious stuff?
For a number of years I sat on the periphery of server virtualisation. After all, I ran my company's network and telecoms team, and if I had a server issue I'd wander five yards to the servers and storage team and ask them nicely to fix their world.
TrueCrypt audit: Probe's nearly all the way in ... no backdoor hit yet
The first phase of crowd-funded audit of TrueCrypt has turned up several vulnerabilities, but nothing particularly amiss and certainly nothing that looks like a backdoor.
BSkyB, CityFibre, TalkTalk pull clear of bigwig BT's bundles – plan to set fibre to York
BSkyB and TalkTalk have buddied up in a joint venture with CityFibre to build a new broadband network in the City of York that is not dependent on one-time UK state monopoly BT's infrastructure.
Parent gabfest Mumsnet hit by SSL bug: My heart bleeds, grins hacker
Twee UK parenting website Mumsnet is the second high-profile organisation to claim it has fallen victim to the infamous Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability.
A scanner, darkly: Master data-miner Google tweaks terms of service
Google is providing an explicit explanation of how it automatically and routinely runs software to snoop on messages flooding in and out of a user's Gmail account – so as to better target them with ads.
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Mark Karpelès, the founder of imploded Bitcoin exchange MtGox, says he won't come to the US to answer officials' questions after his trading website mislaid 850,000 BTC.
Apple cooperating at last on antitrust after months of wrangling – says court watchdog
Apple execs have made a "promising start" to fixing the company's antitrust compliance programme, says the monitor appointed by the court after the iPhone maker was found guilty of conspiring to fix ebook prices last year. However, the Cupertino corp has spent too much time dragging the process out, he said.
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
A programming blunder appears to have landed the cash-strapped Co-op Bank an unexpected bill for £110m.
Thanks, Amazon – we'll take it from here: SAP muscles in on cloud subscriptions
SAP is putting its entire business applications suite online and selling the lot through subscription.
Look out, bankers! It's Lily Cole and her (Brit taxpayer-funded) WISH-PRINTING ATM
DreamWatchMillionaire model Lily Luahana Cole has been promoting her British taxpayer-supported "wishing well" website on a coast-to-coast tour of the United States. We wouldn't be doing our job if we didn't update you on its progress. So how's it doing?
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Amazon is reportedly planning to launch a smartphone with an active 3D display. It is claimed the device has been shown to developers in California ahead of an official unveiling in June, and that the tech will go on sale in September.
Oracle's Larry Ellison has the biggest public pay package
Oracle founder and chief exec Larry Ellison has managed to stay one of the highest-paid CEOs of the hundred largest publicly traded US firms for another year, despite his shrinking package.
Ex-Tony Blair adviser is new top boss at UK spy-hive GCHQ
GCHQ's eavesdropping concrete doughnut in Cheltenham is getting a new boss from autumn this year, the government confirmed today.
Akamai scoffs humble pie: Heartbleed defence crumbles, new SSL keys for customers
Akamai has issued new SSL certificates to some of its customers after realising its customized OpenSSL was not immune to the Heartbleed bug as first thought.
VMware fires up vCloud Disaster Recovery service
The main thing VMware has that its cloud rivals lack is a widely deployed, fundamental bit of data-center technology – its ESX hypervisor – and the virtualization company is beginning to play on this advantage with new products.
Tom Ridge: Private sector lagging in cybersecurity
Poor communications, weak management and a lack of communications with government agencies is leaving many large enterprises vulnerable to targeted cyberattacks, according to former US Homeland Security boss Tom Ridge.
Samsung files patent for ear-mounted Google Glass competitor
PicsSamsung has filed a design-patent application with the Korean Intellectual Property Office for what appears to be a cross between a Bluetooth earpiece and Google Glass.
Intel sees 'signs of improvement in the PC business' but earnings remain 'Meh...'
Intel has posted its financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2014 that were either marginally lower or higher than analysts' estimates, depending upon which analysts you trust.
Microsoft's Nadella: SQL Server 2014 means we're all about data
Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella made his third trip in as many weeks to San Francisco to announce the third piece in the puzzle that's Microsoft's future strategy: it's all going to be about data, he said.
Red Hat bets on 'Project Atomic' for its container-loaded server future
Red Hat has put its Linux operating system on a diet to create a scrappy technology that will take on traditional virtualization approaches such as those backed by VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix.