In the race to keep mobile performance in line with user demands, carriers around the world are spending big on splitting their cellular networks into ever-smaller chunks. New research suggests that adding some spinning rust to base stations could help improve efficiency, at lower cost.
Judging by the latest beta version of the open source PostgreSQL database, the differences between SQL and NoSQL approaches are fading over time.
The Free Software Foundation says it is "deeply disappointed" in Mozilla's decision to support digital rights management (DRM) software in future versions of its Firefox browser and has published an open letter condemning the move.
Apple is now allowing some developers to offer redemption codes for in-app purchases on its iOS platform.
Cryptocurrency exchange Doge Vault has confirmed it has lost about seventy per cent of Dogecoin it held on its customers' behalf.
Nuclear-powered space tank Curiosity as struck another blow for humanity by scorching Mars with seven smears of its mighty lasers.
Design software specialist Autodesk is taking a step into the wonderful world of hardware, after announcing it intends to released a 3D printer.
Amazon Web Services has flicked the switch on its 'Workspaces' desktop-a-as-service offering in its Sydney region.
Getting a man on the Moon was one of the 20th century's crowning achievements and a feat that hasn't been matched by any government, let alone a private company.
Boffins from Columbia University have shown off a tool called “Cider” that runs iOS apps inside Android.
IBM says its research arm accidentally invented the first new class of polymers the world has known for decades.
A Portland teen collared last month for urinating in a reservoir at the cost of 38 million gallons of lost drinking water has raised some interesting scientific questions.
Antique Code Show My Japanese friends suggest the new American Godzilla looks too fat and bloated. Maybe it’s something to do with MacDonald’s Japan now serving churros.
How do you see aging? Is it a second childhood in the Golden Girls/Last of the Summer Wine mould? Or do you imagine it more like Logan’s Run, with the years being ticked down in silicon before you’re permanently retired?
Blocks and Files The rack-scale flash array technology EMC gained in its DSSD gobble connects to a server using PCIe. That's according to an interview by Barrons with EMC’s product ops head Jeremy Burton.
Adobe has blamed a maintenance failure for the 27-hour outage in its Creative Cloud suite that left video and photo editors unable to log into online services.
Something for the Weekend, Sir? Adobe’s spectacular FAIL over the last 48 hours confirmed, rather than revealed, cloud computing to be so unreliable as to be positively dangerous. Cloud computing is shite. It takes over everything you’ve got, then farts in your face and runs away giggling.
Reg Live TV It’s a hybrid world. But proprietary clouds are hard to integrate and less flexible. On the other hand, you’re already using them...
Workshop How secure is your Oracle database? One of the DBA's roles is to ensure that the database is reliable and available, and to maintain the integrity of its data. Adequate system security is a big part of that process, and the more that you can do to lock down your database, the happier your compliance department and IT director will be.
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Quotw Google was dealt a blow this week when a US Appeals Court overturned an earlier ruling that Oracle’s Java software interfaces (APIs) are copyrighted.
Pic Production company Bad Robot has tweeted the very first picture from the set of the new Star Wars movie, which may or may not be called Star Wars Episode VII: The Ancient Fear.
AusCERT History is filled with companies shamed by their shoddy cryptography implementations – even though the underlying maths is bang on.
Amazon is a threat to enterprise tech firms like Fujitsu not because of its tech nous but because of its willingness to operate at zero cost to expand its business, the Japanese giant’s president has told The Reg.
NASA has announced it's poised to do an airborne test of its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) - a test platform for technologies that may one day safely deposit larger payloads on the surface of Mars.
San Francisco-startup and bane of taxi drivers Uber is in talks for funding that would value the startup at an astronomical $10bn.
The official containerisation solution for security on Samsung phones and tablets has passed muster with GCHQ. It’s now deemed safe enough for UK government employees to get a Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S3 S4 or Galaxy S5 all of which run the Korean firm's KNOX software.
Google will not start work on its swanky London headquarters for another three years, the head of the firm which won the main contract for its construction has admitted.
Pics In London this week, Intel’s Innovation Future Showcase not only presented a glimpse of how the chip giant reckons we’ll be interacting with the world in years to come, but, more soberly, allowed visitors to toy with some forthcoming products and current offerings.
Perennial loss-making Overland Storage will merge with Canadian company Sphere 3D.
Carl Icahn has now slurped more than 7.5 million Apple shares, raising his stake in the fruity firm to a whopping $4.4bn.
Defend Blighty from malware, show online crooks who's boss, bank a pay cheque, and sip a martini. It's not quite James Bond, but if you reckon you're up to the job, good news:
Updated, Take Two If you updated to OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 after it was released on Thursday, did your Users folder disappear from the Finder listing of the root level of your startup volume? Happened to some; didn't happen to others. Go figure.
Video It's red faces all round at the Russian space agency after its latest Proton rocket launch failed midflight, destroying a very expensive satellite that was due to beam digital TV all over the former Soviet Union.
Oracle is buying desktop software virtualiser GreenBytes, which uses ZFS technology, for an undisclosed sum.
In a move that could signal a looming consumer-market push for Glass, Google has hired former Gap and Calvin Klein executive Ivy Ross to lead its augmented-reality project.
The creator of Google's massive machine learning system has been hired by the Chinese search-and-more company Baidu as its new chief scientist.
The companies who oppose net-neutrality regulations are pumping far more resources into their lobbying efforts than those who support the measures.
If you've ever wanted to ride a hovering motorbike like the ones featured in Return of the Jedi, you'll soon be able to get one step closer to your dream – provided you have the spare coin lying around.
Google has added elevation information for cyclists into its online Google Maps offering, a boon for those biking in unfamiliar areas, as well as for those who – like your humble Reg reporter – are well past their prime.