Amazon France routes around free shipping ban with €0.01 charge
Amazon France has come up with a neat way to neuter the nation's ban on free shipping of books.
We SO DO support Java on XP, maybe even JDK 8, says Oracle
Oracle has issued a statement saying that it absolutely does support Java on Windows XP and may even decide to support JDK 8 on the orphan OS.
Apache patch: Cisco catches up with ANCIENT Struts2 vuln
Cisco has issued a patch for a four-year-old Apache Struts2 vulnerability.
NBN Co execs: No FTTN product until 2015
NBN Co executives have defended the slow progress of the organisation's fibre-to-the-node rollout, telling a Senate committee it would be “unlikely” for any telco to have a product ready for launch within a year of receiving new policy directions.
Popular password protection programs p0wnable
Researchers have detailed a series of quickly patched vulnerabilities in five popular password managers that could allow attackers to steal user credentials.
Murdoch calls for ISPs to be liable for users' activities
News Corporation Australia has used an inquiry by the nation's Senate into a proposed Australia/South Korea free trade agreement to suggest internet service providers become copyright enforcers.
NEW Raspberry Pi B+, NOW with - count them - FOUR USB ports
A new Raspberry Pi model has emerged, rectifying one of the most common gripes directed at its predecessors: it now comes complete with four USB 2.0 ports.
Drones face privacy regulation under Oz government plan
A parliamentary report into regulation surrounding the use of drones has recommended that Australia consider creating a tort of privacy invasion – something ruled out by the country's attorney-general George Brandis as recently as April.
Apple: No, China. iPhone is NOT public enemy number 1
UpdatedChinese state media have been warning that Apple's iPhone is a threat to national security, despite the firm's denials*.
Microsoft's Lumia 930... a real HANDFUL
First fondleMicrokia's new Lumia 930 is quite a handful – in the best way possible.
Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330
Airbus has promised that its next plane, the A330 Neo, will bring 3D movies into the sky.
FBI: We found US MILITARY AIRCRAFT INTEL during raid on alleged Chinese hacker
A Chinese entrepreneur has been arrested for attempting to steal information on the United States' Lockheed F-22 and F-35 aircraft and Boeing's C-17 cargo plane.
French telco takes on US rival Netflix... with whose dongle?
There were never going to be any prizes for guessing that the first user for Chromecast rival “Cast”, introduced by SoftAtHome in March, is likely to be Orange France Telecom.
iWatch 'due November'... Y'all know what time it is? Now you do
The mythical Apple iWatch will, presumably, tell the time, but that doesn't mean the iThing maker will be punctual in unveiling it, claims an analyst.
Blighty's Amazon Cloud Lord: It's a battle of men vs boys, and I ain't no boy
Apple and Google haven't won the cloud yet, according to one particularly chest-thumping interview with Microsoft's chief executive Satya Nadella this week. But who has?
Canuck reader threatens suicide over exact dimensions of SPAAAACE!
It's been a while since I've received a decent flame email, so it's hats off to one Lorne Babcock for this missive which sizzled into my inbox this morning, bemoaning the headline "Beer in SPAAAACE! London Pride soars to 28,000m"...
Reg hardware hunter spots HP SlateBook 14 Android in the wild
PicsJuly isn’t over yet and so it follows, neither is, er, marketing Christmas*. This time Currys/PC World was playing host to this summer PR tech fest that showcases products that’ll be in stores leading up to festive season.
Chow rocket blasts off for ISS: Awww, freeze-dried ice cream AGAIN
A private space company has launched its third mission: an Antares rocket sending a freighter packed with food – among other things – to the International Space Station.
UK.gov warned: Small biz bods 'blunted' by broadband bumbling
Small businesses in Britain are missing out on the government's £1.2bn taxpayer-funded broadband deployment project, a lobby group warned today.
LOHAN seeks stirring motto for spaceplane mission patch
CompetitionThe Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team has decided that in the best tradition of space endeavour, our audacious Vulture 2 spaceplane mission needs a proper embroidered patch so that we may reach for the heavens in style.
Phab-u-less: Huge MONSTER iPhone 6 not due until 2015 – claim
An analyst has now foretold that the iPhone 6 – an enlarged "phablet" style device – will not be sold until next year. That's the same chap who warned that Apple's long-rumored iWatch won't appear until Christmas this year.
July 14, 2015. Tuesday. No more support for Windows Server 2003. Good luck
Any switched-on channel type or IT manager will have this deadline hard wired in their cerebral cortex, but for those in need of an early morning jumpstart - support for Windows Server 2003 ends a year from today.
Test drive Microsoft Azure
PromoMicrosoft is running an online class on how to get started with Azure cloud this afternoon. Doors open at 3pm BST.
Two years in the making: Sneak peek at VMware's future VVOL tech
VMware says its virtual volume storage technology – which has spent two years in development – is set to erupt onto the storage array landscape next year, causing profound changes for array controllers.
XSS marks the spot: PayPal portal peril plugged
PayPal has plugged a potentially nasty flaw on its internal portal.
Calling all headhunters: Logicalis seeks UK chief technology officer
Headhunters are scouring the length and breadth of the UK landscape to find a chief techie officer for managed services bigwig Logicalis, El Chan can report.
ISPs 'blindsided' by UK.gov's 'emergency' data retention and investigation powers law
The Tory-led government's "emergency" data retention and investigation powers (Drip) bill currently being rushed through Parliament has caught ISPs off guard, it has emerged.
Rural mobile coverage: Tweeting twits to join chirping tits in UK's national parks
The Mobile Operators Association has signed an accord with National Parks England to improve coverage over the 10 per cent of the UK which falls under the category of the national parks.
Gartner: To the right, to the right – biz sync firms who've won in a box to the right...
As if it needed another boost to its marketing efforts, EMC’s Syncplicity can be seen on the right-hand side of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant enterprise file sync and share box with Syncplicity, a timely marketing boost coming on Amazon's entry into the market with its Zocalo service.
Unionised workers vote to become thorn in HP's side
Some HP workers in the Application Services (AS) division based at Lytham and Warrington have voted against plans to relocate 400 roles to regional delivery centres.
IBM shoots Elastic Storage into SoftLayer cloud
IBM is making its parallel access Elastic Storage available as a service on Big Blue's SoftLayer cloud.
'Big Internet' wades into 'net neutrality' battle with the FCC
Major internet companies have submitted their comments to the US Federal Communications Commission's consultation on new rules for internet discrimination and pricing – the so-called "net neutrality" consultation.
Rockall pod-dweller Hancock beats solo occupation record
Brit adventurer Nick Hancock has broken the Rockall solo occupation record of 40 days – set back in 1985 by ex-SAS bloke Tom McClean.
Gameover ZeuS botnet pulls dripping stake from heart, staggers back from the UNDEAD
The Gameover ZeuS malware is back from the dead just six weeks after a takedown operations that aimed to put a stake through the heart of the botnet, which is linked to the even more infamous CryptoLocker ransomware.
May: UK data slurp law is fine, but I still need EMERGENCY powers
Home Secretary Theresa May was in combative mode during a hearing with politicians on Monday afternoon as the government's rushed through data retention and investigation powers bill (Drip) was briefly scrutinised.
LightSquared backer sues FCC over spectrum shindy
US hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners is suing the US government - and specifically the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - according to the Wall Street Journal (paywall), for its part in the demise of optimistic wireless broadband network LightSquared.
Google Glass HOLED: Techno-specs' inventor jets off to Amazon
An academic turned corporate researcher, described as "the visionary" behind Google Glass, has jumped ship to arch-rival Amazon.
SpaceX FINALLY lobs six sats into orbit (don't mention the landing)
VideoSpaceX has successfully launched six new communications satellites for Orbcomm after months of delays. However, Elon Musk's rocketeers had less success at landing the used Falcon 9 rocket after its delivery.
Female! ex-Yahoo! coder! says! female! boss! fired! her! for! refusing! sex!
A female ex-Yahoo! employee has filed suit against Maria Zhang, a top company exec, alleging that Zhang retaliated against her and ultimately had her fired from the Purple Palace after she refused Zhang's sexual advances.
Will GCHQ furtle this El Reg readers' poll? Team Snowden suggests: Yes
PollUK eavesdropping nerve center GCHQ has developed tools to manipulate online polls, ramp up page views for articles, and obtain private photos on Facebook. That's according to Glenn Greenwald's latest trawling of documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
Hackers' delight: Hotel cyber-cafe, er, business centers, apparently – US Secret Service
The US Secret Service has quietly warned hotels that malware slingers are increasingly targeting PCs in hotel business centers to harvest sensitive information.
Data retention saves Australia from TERROR says Labor MP
Former chair of Australia's Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (JCIS), Labor MP Anthony Byrne, has urged the nation's federal government to implement data retention legislation to prevent what he calls “imminent” terrorist attacks.
Chinese biz bloke builds his OWN 3,500-mile Tesla charger network
Disappointed at the lack of charging stations for his Tesla S electric car in his home province, a Guangdong-based businessman has responded in typically Chinese fashion: he built his own. And not just one, either.