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The Colosseum, Hagia Sophia, Tower of London... and, er, Steve Jobs' GARAGE

The house where Steve Jobs built his first computers has been added to a list of historic buildings in Los Altos. The Los Altos Historical Commission voted unanimously to add the home at 2066 Crist Drive as a historic resources, since its hallowed garage was where Jobs made his first computers and co-founded Apple, the San Jose …
Team Register, 31 Oct 2013
Vaughn Stewart of Pure Storage

Speaking in Tech: 'Pure Storage is defined by... Vaughn Stewart's hairdo'

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is wining and dining while Sarah and Greg hold court with Mark Twomey of EMC, better known as StorageZilla. Mark Twomey's dulcet Irish tones brighten your Wednesday as the team shoot the breeze about …
Team Register, 30 Oct 2013
First official pic of Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs

DEAD STEVE JOBS chap becomes ENGINEER ... at Lenovo

Lenovo has joined the likes of BlackBerry, Intel and Polaroid in hiring a celebrity to have creative input on its new products, bagging Steve Jobs-affiliated Ashton Kutcher for the position of "product engineer". First official pic of Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs Ashton Kutcher pretending to be Steve Jobs Whether Kutcher, who …
Team Register, 30 Oct 2013
Google Self Driving Car

ROBOT PODS to INVADE Milton Keynes in frenzied automatic MAYHEM

Milton Keynes will play host to a fleet of smartphone-controlled driverless pods powered by electric motors and gunning around the town at 12mph. A hundred of the wee pods, which will only have enough space for two passengers and some luggage, will start rolling around the blocky Midlands town in 2015, whizzing between the …
Team Register, 29 Oct 2013
London BMW 5-Series police car

Brit bloke busted over backdoor blagging of US troops' data

A 28-year-old British man has been charged with the alleged hacking of thousands of computer systems in the US and other countries, a New Jersey attorney said today. Lauri Love of Stradishall, England, stands accused of one count of accessing a US department or agency computer without permission and one count of conspiracy. …
Team Register, 28 Oct 2013

LinkedIn: Obviously biz people DON'T use MS Exchange servers. REALLY?

LinkedIn has publicly spurned Microsoft by creating a new email-contact-identification app on Apple's iPhone which doesn't integrate with Redmond's Exchange email software. The company's mobile application - dubbed Intro - was debuted by LinkedIn on Wednesday, as it shrugged off reports of an hour-long outage with its service. …
Team Register, 24 Oct 2013
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 3D

Speaking in Tech: Ah, developers. Or should we say DARK KINGPINS of the TECH underworld?

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week in Speaking in Tech, your host Eddie Saipetch is flying solo while Greg Knieriemen does real work and Sarah Vela is under the weather. Eddie's special guest is Val Bercovici, big data and cloud czar at NetApp. They chat about the growing influence of devs in the …
Team Register, 23 Oct 2013
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Speaking in Tech: 'People are gonna vote for BlackBerry just to mess with me'

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week in Speaking in Tech, your hosts Greg Knieriemen and Sarah Vela hold down the fort while Eddie Saipetch parties in Barcelona. They chat about Oracle's white paper, drinking culture in the UK vs the US, VMWare's shock acquisition of Desktone, and whether the WinPhone …
Team Register, 16 Oct 2013
Assange

Assange: 'Ecuadorian embassy staff are like my family'

Julian Assange has said that the folks at the Ecuadorian embassy in London he currently calls home are like a family to him and he gets lots of visits from very silly people celebrity supporters. You know the old saying: you can choose your friends but clearly you can't choose which types your embassy will offer safe harbour to …
Team Register, 15 Oct 2013
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Wikileaks FAILS to start Twitter bitchfight with Guardian hack

Wikileaks is engaged in a Twitter spat with Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, accusing him of profiting from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's leaks to the paper. Greenwald is planning a book on Snowden, the former NSA worker who leaked documents from the agency to newspaper and other outlets. There is also talk of a movie …
Team Register, 14 Oct 2013

Twitter-mad twits trade 14 million shares in BANKRUPT zombie biz

US regulators have had to change the stock symbol of bankrupt electronics firm Tweeter after some overexcited investors mistook the shares for soon-to-IPO microblogging website Twitter's stocks, sending them surging by 750 per cent. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority assigned Tweeter Home Entertainment Group the new …
Team Register, 10 Oct 2013

Too busy tweeting to turn over TV channels? AT LAST a solution

Are you a "second screen" telly aficionado? Do you lie on the sofa mainly occupied in watching out for hilarious apophthegms on Twitter, subliminally irritated by the drivel on the big screen and wishing there was something decent on - but too distracted even to channel surf, let alone use the EPG or similar? Help of a sort is …
Team Register, 10 Oct 2013

Speaking in Tech: Stop ogling my Google Glass, my eyes are up here

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of El Reg's weekly enterprise tech podcast, hosted by Ed Saipetch, Greg Knieriemen and Sarah Vela. Ed and Greg are in the driving seat as Sarah's off celebrating a birthday. Fortunately, Cisco's Amy Lewis joins as our special guest this week... This week …
Team Register, 09 Oct 2013
Going through the airport perv scanner

Police constable 1337 stunned by Lego lookalike

It's not every day that the Venn diagram covering law enforcement, tiny figurines and internet jargon crosses over, but today is such a day. Reports have it that a police constable whose official number is 1337 has been gobsmacked to find that Lego have brought out a tiny plastic plod who not only has the same number - he is …
Team Register, 07 Oct 2013
three amigos movie poster + three speaking in tech podcast hosts: Greg Kniereman, Sarah Vela, Ed Saiptech

Speaking in Tech: That EMC hypegasm? Ed and Greg grill a senior veep

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is away, so it's just Ed and Greg with special guest Chad Sakac, senior vice-president for Global Presales Technical Resources at EMC. Want a quick roundup of what everyone in the storage, enterprise and …
Team Register, 04 Oct 2013

Flutter-BYE, we're all Google now: Ad giant slurps gesture-tastic app-maker

Google has bought gesture recognition startup Flutter for an undisclosed sum. The machine vision technology outfit was co-founded by San Francisco-based Navneet Dalal and Mehul Nariyawala three years ago. CEO Dalal announced that Google had scooped up their firm, which specialises in controlling apps such as Apple's iTunes with …
Team Register, 03 Oct 2013
Court gavel

Ex-Sun journalist charged with handling a stolen mobile phone

An ex-Sun journalist has been charged with a computer hacking offence and also faces a second charge relating to the alleged handling of a stolen mobile phone. Ben Ashford, 34, had worked on Rupert Murdoch's tabloid newspaper, which is published by News International (since rebranded as News UK), for four years from 2006. "The …
Team Register, 01 Oct 2013

Google: Thanks for the billions in revenue, UK. Here are your taxes, that's ... £11m

Google paid Britain £11.2m in corporation tax in 2012, the company confirmed today. That's slightly more than the £7.3m the ad giant coughed up in 2011. But the latest figure, confirmed by Google to The Register this afternoon, will no doubt enrage the search king's critics - including Labour MP and Parliament's Public Accounts …
Team Register, 30 Sep 2013
Steve Bowen outside the ISS on the STS-126 fourth and final spacewalk. Pic: NASA

Fresh shift of 'nauts arrives at Space Station, planning torch jaunt

Astronauts and cosmonauts from Russia and the US had a fuss-free journey to the International Space Station, where they have just arrived for a five-and-a-half-month stint working and living on the hurtling lab. Oleg Kotov, Mike Hopkins and Sergey Ryazanskiy took just under six hours from lift-off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in …
Team Register, 26 Sep 2013

'Bet Lynch' types BANNED from zoo for upsetting not-so-wildlife

A UK zoo has enforced an animal print ban, after visitors clad in tiger-like attire were found to be confusing and upsetting its captive creatures. Zebra, giraffe, leopard, cheetah and tiger are reportedly among the prints to have been outlawed by Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey. The zoo has hired people to police the …
Team Register, 26 Sep 2013
wall_street

Chinese tat bazaar Alibaba snubs Honkers, eyes up Wall St float

Chinese web marketplace Alibaba reportedly looks set to field its initial public offering in the US after it failed to secure a stock exchange listing in Hong Kong. The online-shopping powerhouse, which is headed up by Jack Ma, could float on Wall Street early next year with a price tag valued at $70bn, the Wall Street Journal …
Team Register, 25 Sep 2013
three amigos movie poster + three speaking in tech podcast hosts: Greg Kniereman, Sarah Vela, Ed Saiptech

Speaking in Tech: 'Why are you talking on your iPad Mini?'

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Not even customers like NASA and National Geographic can guarantee your safety as a cloudy storage biz. This week in Speaking in Tech, your hosts Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela, the three amigos of El Reg's tech-cast, talk about Nirvanix's shock implosion; …
Team Register, 25 Sep 2013
Cygnus spacecraft

Space truck Cygnus left idling outside ISS after data format snafu borks docking

The operators of Cygnus – a commercial unmanned spacecraft sent on a demonstration mission to the International Space Station – have been forced to delay its docking with the microgravity laboratory after they discovered a software glitch. It means that Cygnus won't dock with the ISS until Saturday, 28 September, at the earliest …
Team Register, 24 Sep 2013

Just how flash is your enterprise storage rig?

Enterprise storage is really important. Flash is the hot new storage technology. So surely the use of flash in enterprise storage infrastructures is the hottest, most important issue of the moment? Well, that’s where we’d like you to help us out. We’ve put together a mini-poll to help us gauge just how much attention Reg readers …
Team Register, 18 Sep 2013

Gorillas, StorageBeers, sexy flash models: It's all here in Speaking in Tech

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of El Reg's podcast, bringing you news, views, and rumours about enterprise kit, hot flash models (the enterprise kind, don't be a perve), consumer baubles, hip-hop gorilla memes, next week's StorageBeers (at London's Lamb and Flag pub from about 17:30 …
Team Register, 18 Sep 2013
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Twerking 'ell! Google BUMPs and grinds way to another app slurp

Google has bought mobile app maker Bump – the outfit behind photo-sharing tech Flock – for an undisclosed sum. A number of reports have said that the acquisition price tag was anything between $30m and $60m, but Google has not confirmed the figure. Bump CEO David Lieb, who co-founded the company in 2008, said in a blog post: …
Team Register, 17 Sep 2013

Speaking in Tech: 'I'm not a pimp just because I wear a fedora'

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of El Reg's weekly Wednesday tech news cast, giving you the run-down on everything worth knowing about in the enterprise and consumer tech world this week. This week, co-hosts Greg Knieriemen and Sarah Vela are slacking off while Ed Saipetch flies solo …
Team Register, 11 Sep 2013
Bletchley Park

Google backs gallery of computer-crazed female boffinry at Bletchley Park

Google UK has sponsored a new gallery celebrating the achievements of women in computing at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) in Bletchley Park. Women in Computing Gallery at The National Museum of Computing The new exhibition opened as part of a "Google-inspired Heroines of Computing" event, according to TNMOC*. The …
Team Register, 10 Sep 2013
Two teenage girls - one whispering in other's ear

Phone-blab plod breaks PRIVACY law after crash victim's 5hr ditch ordeal

A Norfolk police official broke a privacy law after blurting out "sensitive information" to the relative of a 54-year-old bloke – who had been seriously hurt in a car crash and left unnoticed in a ditch for five hours. The Independent Police Complaints Commission today said that one of the force's control room operators had …
Team Register, 06 Sep 2013

Speaking in Tech: Stay a virgin at VMworld – wear a rubber unicorn head

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week, your Speaking In Tech podcast hosts Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela are dropping it live from VMworld with special guests Stephen Spellicy, senior director product management and enterprise data protection at HP and Bryan Beal, director at cloud and …
Team Register, 04 Sep 2013
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Billionaire Google founder splits with wife, allegedly beds Google Glass minx

Google Glass marketing manager and "real woman" Amanda Rosenberg, 26, is reportedly Google co-founder Sergey Brin's new squeeze. The billionaire super-geek has split from his wife of six years - and is now apparently enjoying a cosy relationship with his techno-goggles-touting colleague. All Things Digital revealed that Brin …
Team Register, 30 Aug 2013

Speaking in Tech: Hitachi Data Systems veep on 'software defined silliness'

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise For this week's podcast, your host Ed Saipetch is in the driving seat – with co-hosts Greg Knieriemen and Sarah Vela riding in the back. The whole gang is together in San Francisco at VMworld with special guest Michael Hay, vice president and chief engineer at Hitachi Data …
Team Register, 28 Aug 2013
By Edgar Olivera, via SXC

iPad classes for DOGS offered in New York

In a development which was perhaps inevitable, a canine lyceum in New York has started offering classes in which dogs are taught to "use" iPads. According to an in-depth report on Today.com, doggy pedagogue Anna Jane Grossman ("who had recently left journalism to pursue dog training full-time") was inspired to offer fondleslab …
Team Register, 28 Aug 2013

Facebook unwraps SHARING IS CARING photo album function

Facebook has created a new photo-sharing feature that will allow users of the free content ad network to post snaps to an album that can be populated by up to 50 contributors. Each Facebooker can share up to 200 photos within the album – which means it could contain anything up to 10,000 pictures submitted from a variety of …
Team Register, 27 Aug 2013

Speaking in Tech: OpenStack not for enterprise? Come off it, Pat

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Another episode of El Reg's consumer and enterprise tech podcast makes its way to loyal listeners, who'll be sad to hear hosts Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela want to shut the whole thing down because of NSA snooping (not really). Also in the news this week: …
Team Register, 21 Aug 2013
The Register breaking news

Essential maintenance website down for, er, essential maintenance

B&Q won't let you do things for yourself at the moment, since its website, diy.com, has collapsed, presumably under the weight of pre-bank holiday DIYers. The site is unavailable "due to essential maintenance", rather ironically, according to its landing page. Oddly enough, no-one on Twitter seems to have noticed that the site …
Team Register, 20 Aug 2013
australia

Election 2013: What does it mean for Australian IT pros?

Australia goes to the polls on September 7th, when the nation will elect a new government. At the time of writing the right-of-centre opposition Liberal/National coalition is favoured to form government, replacing the incumbent Labor party. The two groups differ in important ways for the technology industries. The most …
Team Register, 18 Aug 2013

Speaking in Tech: So you wanna take on Amazon in the cloud. Here's how

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Our weekly Speaking in Tech podcast is back with Greg Knieriemen - and for this week's episode, special guest Rodney Rogers. Greg's co-hosts Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela are away, so we welcome Rodney, a serial entrepreneur and chairman and CEO of Virtustream, who is gently …
Team Register, 14 Aug 2013

Speaking in Tech: You shouldn't EVER store data off-premises

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise In the latest Speaking in Tech podcast, your hosts Greg Knieriemen and Ed Saipetch talk about folk who still mend their own servers, sometimes with the help of a nifty rack-mounted flashlight-cum-laser pointer. Get with the programme, bumpkins: pay to inhale some cloud. Oh, …
Team Register, 07 Aug 2013

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch: Cloak lifted on secret details

Patent documents filed by Samsung have revealed details - for the first time - about what the South Korean tech behemoth's R&D department have been working on over the last few months: a smartwatch. According to a filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office, the gadget - dubbed Samsung Galaxy Gear - falls under the "wearable …
Team Register, 06 Aug 2013
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Zuck on this, Twitter! Now Facebook switches on embedded posts

Facebook users' status updates, videos and photos can now be embedded in websites beyond the free-content advertising network. At present, only a small number of publishers including CNN and Huffington Post can use the feature, however. But once they've tirelessly worked the hamster wheel, Facebook said world+dog will get to …
Team Register, 01 Aug 2013

Speaking in Tech: Will Google's telly dongle dangle ding Apple?

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of The Register's best and only podcast, bringing you everything the industry is saying about the latest enterprise and consumer tech – from the Silicon Valley of Power and the vast, cool data centres of Texas to the strange, giant watercooler that is …
Team Register, 01 Aug 2013
The Register breaking news

Ha ha, Osborne, these Gov 2.0 web wranglers have wiped out UK debt

"A digital revolution, masterminded by a team of dress-down civil servants, could save the taxpayer billions," The Times newspaper gushed on Tuesday. And behold: it already has. The UK has apparently paid off its national debt years ahead of Chancellor George Osborne's predictions. Alas, it's no miracle, but an infographics cock …
Team Register, 31 Jul 2013
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Team Register, 27 Jul 2013

Speaking in Tech: You hit Y for YouTube at work and up pops YouPor..

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise In the latest Speaking in Tech podcast, your hosts Greg Knieriemen and Sarah Vela hit the mics to banter about their week, Sarah's shoulder op and six weeks of typing hell, wrestling with web browsers on touchscreen gadgets, Google versus Samsung, and other technology making …
Team Register, 24 Jul 2013

Speaking in Tech: We chat to Microsoft man about THAT Ballmer memo

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise In the latest Speaking in Tech podcast, your hosts Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela chat to special guest Marc Farley of Microsoft. The team grill Marc about what he's been up to lately (on holiday, by the sounds of things) before getting into the nitty-gritty of …
Team Register, 17 Jul 2013

Speaking in Tech: Forget Venezuela, Snowden. Go to Anna Chapman's pad!

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of El Reg's podcast, bringing you news, views, and rumours about enterprise kit, tech execs' shenanigans, consumer baubles and more... Hiding out from the NSA this week are all three SIT presenters: Greg Knieriemen, Sarah Vela and Ed Snowden Saipetch. …
Team Register, 10 Jul 2013
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I'm 'pretty comfy' with PRISM + 'It's Google. What else do you expect'

This was the week when the Snowden saga took a few major plot twists, with one president's plane grounded while another president claimed the whole PRISM-snooping thing was for the best. Poor Bolivian president Evo Morales had his plane pulled out of the sky after expressing some sympathy for NSA-leaker Edward Snowden's asylum …
Team Register, 05 Jul 2013

Speaking in Tech: 'Wanna come upstairs and look at my VRTX?'

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Another fine instalment of El Reg's all-encompassing tech podcast wings its way to loyal Reg readers (and listeners), hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week all three of the terrific trio are together for the first time in weeks! Technet's gone …
Team Register, 03 Jul 2013
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Dish DASHED: No Sprint, no Clearwire, no spectrum. No sale

Dish Network has officially withdrawn its offer for Clearwire, giving up the fight against Sprint for control of the firm and its coveted radio spectrum. The satellite TV company was already slogging it out in a losing battle, after the board said it favoured majority shareholder Sprint's bid to buy, because it had upped its …
Team Register, 27 Jun 2013