Dodgy installer drops Trojan in Japanese Buffalo update
Buffalo in Japan is red-faced after its Website shipped Trojan-infected Windows driver updates for a bunch of its peripherals, including broadband routers, home NAS, and Bluetooth mice.
Net neut supporters CRASH FCC WEBSITE with message deluge
A protest campaign in support of net neutrality provisions has overwhelmed the the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website.
iVEC seeks testers for petascale powerhouse
As it prepares to ramp up to petascale level, the iVEC supercomputer facility in Western Australia is looking for early adopters to run its iron through its paces.
US dairy biz in a churn over TPP
Farmers, rather than economics or 'net freedom activists, are once again putting pressure on Trans Pacific Partnership negotiators, with the US dairy sector uniting against the proposed treaty.
Linux users at risk as ANOTHER critical GnuTLS bug found
The GNUtls woes continue, with another critical flaw discovered and patched after researchers worked out malicious servers could hijack users of the cryptographic library.
Telstra kills ZOMBIE BOXES all over Australia
The fire that took out a major regional exchange last year has inspired Telstra to start building bigger mobile exchanges for future emergencies – and it's also revealed that there's a bunch of redundant hardware still consuming carbon around the country.
Pixar frees its production-grade RenderMan software
Pixar Animation Studios has decided to give away RenderMan, its flagship animation software used to create the likes of Toy Story, Wall-E and – less happily – Cars 2.
Calxeda co-founder unleashs 48-core ARM SoC
ComputexARM vendor Cavium has revealed 48-core silicon it reckons will pitch it into high-end data centre and server apps.
AMD tops processor evolution with new mobile Kaveri chippery
Deep TechAMD has unveiled the mobile version of its "Kaveri" desktop processor, topping off its series of processors in which CPUs and GPUs not only reside on the same die, but also work together in shared-memory harmony – or heterogeneity, to be more precise.
Two more Eagles land in AMD's bird-of-prey aerie
Last month, AMD unveiled its beefy 2nd Generation Embedded R-Series APUs (née "Bald Eagle"), and it has now let the other shoe drop, announcing the line's lower-power siblings, the 2nd Generation Embedded G-Series.
Balls to the World Cup: Brazuca wins in the wind
In soccer, the ball matters: Japanese boffins say the new six-panel design to be used in the 2014 FIFA World Cup is the most stable and predictable in many a long year.
Please be seated at your FOUR-LEGGED PC
ComputexThe show floor at Computex bears a zillion gadgets all trying to catch your eye, but one that really stands out by offering a new way to sit down is the computer case/desk from Taiwan's Lian Li.
Spammer sprung to run Russian national payment system
Russia has reportedly hired a man to develop its national payments system, days after the alleged mastermind of one of the country's biggest pharmacy spam networks was granted early parole.
Former Microsoftie becomes US ambassador, opts to swear in on KINDLE
A US ambassador has become the first public official to be sworn into office using a Kindle.
Oh, wow. US Secret Service wants a Twitter sarcasm-spotter
The US Secret Service wants to identify sarcastic tweeters from the serious in a bid that will surely cause its software to sink and buckle.
'Fan docks' are about to become a thing
ComputexYesterday at Computex, Intel announced the new Core M, a new CPU architecture based on a Broadwellian 14nm process, and said it is destined to appear in premium tablets and two-in-one typoslabs.
How I poured a client's emails straight into the spam bin – with one Friday evening change
Sysadmin blogBy misunderstanding how a single word was being used, I caused a boo-boo that counts as "really stepped in it this time".
Brazilian whacks fast pipes on racks – and more in our student video special
HPC BlogWelcome to the second batch of video profiles of the sixteen university teams competing for supercomputing glory at the ASC14 student cluster-building competition.
Piketty thinks the 1% should cough up 80%. Discuss
Worstall on WednesdayPiketty's Capital in the 21st Century has the economics world agog: be the first among your friends to really understand it.
'THERE'S BEEN A MURRRDER!' Plod probe Street View 'slaying'
Edinburgh cops investigating an apparent murder caught on Google Street View were delighted to discover it was a hoax perpetrated by a couple of mechanics.
Amazing never-seen-before photo of colourful hot young stars (Thanks Hubble)
A new composite image from the Hubble Space Telescope has revealed the universe's "grade-school children" – star-forming galaxies 5 to 10 billion light years away.
Unify to axe 3,800 employees, blames the cloud
Unify, the company formerly known as Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEC), is to ditch half its workforce as it pursues a future based on flogging services and software.
Feds crack down harder on 'lasing'. Yep, aircraft laser zapping... Really
VidThe FBI has announced it is extending a trial campaign that offers a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of anyone indulging in "lasing" – the increasingly popular sport of zapping aircraft with lasers.
Get ready for Europe's robo-butlers: Billions of €€€s pledged to electro-slave dream
PicThe EU has announced a hefty billion-euro investment fund for robotics research, which it hopes will create 240,000 new jobs across the economic region.
EU's year-long, muddled search for a privacy head rumbles on
The European Union is yet to find a replacement for its current data protection boss Peter Hustinx, who was supposed to vacate the post in January but stayed on after it became clear that none of the candidates were suitable successors.
Queen's Speech: Computer Misuse Act to be amended, tougher sentences planned
The final session of Parliament before next year's General Election was opened by the Queen today, who told MPs and peers that the Tory-led coalition government had 15 bills tabled.
'Member when we were running out of cash? Whew... thank goodness that's over – FalconStor
CommentFalconStor is moving on from its near-death experience last year, when, according to CEO Gary Quinn, it had just six months of cash left. The new chief now plans to build on its recovery by returning the firm to its roots with a unified software product.
Monster croc 'the BALROG' tussles with mighty Titanoboa snake
PicA mighty ancient croc that battled monster snakes has been named after the mythical creature of the deep that was nearly Gandalf the Grey’s downfall – the Balrog.
Indie record labels to haul YouTube before the European Commission
Indie record labels say they will lodge a formal competition complaint with the European Commission over Google-owned YouTube's alleged bully-boy tactics.
Ericsson: There'll be over 9 BILLION mobe subscribers by 2019
Smartphones accounted for 65 per cent of the phones which sold in 2014 so far, and by 2016 the number of smartphones in use will overtake the number of basic feature phones. Of the 6.8 billion mobile phone connections in the world, 2.6 billion are mobile broadband.
CONFIRMED: Sophos shifting threat response work to India
UpdatedSophos has confirmed it is moving the "majority of its [computer security] threat response work" to India.
Russians turn Raspberry Pi into fully-fledged autopilot
Anyone with an interest in Raspberry Pis and autopilots – in common with the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team – should nip down to Indiegogo to check out the Navio: an impressive-looking autopilot shield for the diminutive fruity computer.
Good news for gamers who don't leave the house: SanDisk debuts 24/7 Extreme PRO SSD
+CommentGamers are told to take note: SanDisk has souped its Extreme line of SATA interface consumer SSDs to the Extreme PRO – which has doubled capacity, slightly increased speed and an eye-catching 10-year warranty.
New software nasty encrypts Android PHONE files and demands a ransom
Miscreants have brewed the first file-encrypting strain of ransomware that infects Android smartphones.
TrueCrypt hooked to life support in Switzerland: 'It must not die' say pair
Two programmers hope to resurrect development of disk-encryption tool TrueCrypt after its original developers quit the project.
Former Microsoft exec Bates bounces to GoPro
Portable video camera maker GoPro has made former Microsoft executive Tony Bates its president in the run up to its IPO.
Women found just TWO out of every HUNDRED US tech startups
Just 2 per cent of US technology startups and less than 1 per cent of UK startups are founded by a female entrepreneur, according to researchers.
Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi! 3D HOLO-PHONE hinted in Amazon vid
Amazon plans to unveil a new device later this month, according to a video posted to the e-tailer's official YouTube channel.
Gunmaker finds KILLER APP for Google Glass
A US firearms manufacturer is touting a system that would allow a shooter to aim and fire a device via a wearable headset such as Google Glass.