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Brit SAP house G3 Global slurps 2e2's SAP house

SAP Gold partner G3 Global - based in Surrey - has acquired 2e2-owned Diagonal Consulting in a cash deal, it confirmed this morning. Buyers for Diagonal, which was taken over by Morse in 2004 - itself swallowed by 2e2 in 2010 - were sought after administrator FTI Consulting was called into the UK ops last month. Chris Gunter, …
Paul Kunert, 22 Feb 2013
Li'l Devil on skis

Intel reinvents the PC as giant 'Black Brook' fondleslab

Intel has shown off its vision for the next generation of PCs, in the form of “Black Brook”, a reference design for a “desktop all-in-one” computer. The new class of device is a PC built into a touch-screen that appears to be up to about 20 inches on its diagonal dimension, packs a battery and nestles into a docking station. …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Mar 2014

Nokia quiz: Do you know what a phablet is?

Gadget blogs and tech specialists may know what "phablet" means, but Nokia isn’t whether civilians do. The phone-maker took the unusual step on Friday of gaining feedback on the word. Nokia was measuring familiarity with the word and how favourably it is received. The company has yet to launch its first "phablet" but is about to …
Andrew Orlowski, 16 Sep 2013
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Apple plans to waggle iNormous 4½-incher in fanbois' faces

Apple is preparing to unveil a new iPhone with a larger screen, it has been claimed. Fruity sources suggested to the Wall Street Journal that the new phone will come in two models. The first will have a screen of 4½ inches (11.4cm) measured diagonally, and a second version will boast a display of up to 5 inches (12.7cm). The …
Jasper Hamill, 24 Jan 2014

Tech specs wreck: Details of Google's Nexus 5 smartphone LEAKED over interwebs

A leaked manual for Google's next flagship phone, the Nexus 5, shows a filled-out screen, a faster CPU, more memory and full 4G support, but no shocks, in the ongoing evolution of Android. The manual, leaked to Android Police, is an engineering tome packed with technical specifications and debug procedures, enough to show that …
Bill Ray, 07 Oct 2013
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Morse swoops on Diagonal

Morse is beefing up its SAP consultancy business with the acquisition of Diagonal for £50.2m in cash and shares. The UK computer reseller's offer has been recommended by the Diagonal board, which last month rejected an approach offering a similar amount from Microgen. Richard Lapthorne, chairman of Morse, said: “Diagonal is a …
Drew Cullen, 14 Jul 2004
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US alliance strengthens LOHAN imaging arsenal

Watch Video Fans of our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) project know that we've recently been working on the spaceplane mission's imaging capability, with airborne tests of the budget DBcam and the prototype CENTR Camera four-eyed panoramic beast. Amid all this excitement, we expressed doubts about our GoPro 3, …
Lester Haines, 09 May 2014
IDC object storage marketscape

IDC's explicit snapshot: Everyone who's anyone in object storage: In 3D

Analyst IDC has ranked object storage suppliers in a pretty 3D marketscape chart, and Cleversafe leads the pack. A marketscape chart, apparently, is a four-box diagram with wavy edges and overlapping boxes, labelled Participants, Contenders, Major Players and Leaders. It positions vendors on two axes; the upright one is …
Chris Mellor, 27 Nov 2013
Samsung S9

High-rollers’ shop pitches wallet-pounding, wall-pummelling MONSTER TV

Suddenly found yourself with £35,000 in your pocket and can’t think what to spend it on? Wander on down to posh shop Selfridges which says it has the answer: Samsung’s S9, an Ultra HD enormo-telly boasting 4K x 2K resolution. And you’ll get a whole penny in change. Selfridges, which describes the Samsung set as “truly a work of …
Tony Smith, 25 Apr 2013

Enormo-display Apple iPhone prototype surfaces

For you iPhone users who drool over the large displays of such Android handsets as ZTE's 5.7-inch Grand Memo or Samsung's 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II, cast your eyes on what could have been: Early iPhone prototype The iPhone that could have kept RS-232 relevant for another decade (source: Ars Technica; click to enlarge) The …
Rik Myslewski, 12 Mar 2013

World+dog left counting costs: Still can't bury corpse of titsup Brit IT giant 2e2

The administrator of deceased 2e2 appears to have made slow progress in collecting book debts, with tens of millions still outstanding months after the integrator-cum-reseller failed. The latest progress report filed at Companies House today revealed that JP Associates (JPA), previously hired by 2e2 administrator FTI Consulting …
Paul Kunert, 02 Sep 2013
Programming problem for Vietnamese kids

Vietnamese high school kids can pass Google interview

Google engineer Neil Fraser got a bit of a surprise when he visited Vietnam recently to see how schools teach ICT: kids in 11th grade are capable of passing the Chocolate Factory’s notoriously difficult interview process. Fraser blogged about his trip (via TNW), which ostensibly seems to have been a fact-finding mission …
Phil Muncaster, 22 Mar 2013

Logicalis coughs up €24m for 2e2's Euro ops

Logicalis Group has coughed €24m for 2e2's European operations, it confirmed in a stock market statement this morning. The deal includes the IBM system integration biz in Spain - which is still trading under the Morse brand; the NetApp and HP enterprise reselling outfit in Ireland; a managed service operation in the Channel …
Paul Kunert, 04 Mar 2013
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Little pink handjob: Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact

For the last 18 or so months, if you'd wanted a high-end Android smartphone you’ve had to make do with something a bit on the large size. The HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, LG G Flex, Nokia 925, Sony Xperia Z1 all have one thing in common: they are big old Hectors compared to Apple’s iPhone 5S. Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Sony Xperia …
Alun Taylor, 28 Mar 2014
Toshiba Encore Windows 8.1 tablet

Toshiba Encore: The Windows 8.1 tablet that might catch on

Windows tablets have hardly set the world on fire. Limp processors, confusion in the mind of Joe Public over the difference between Windows proper and Windows RT, plus a lack of apps for the user-interface-once-known-as-Metro have all combined to dampen enthusiasm. Toshiba Encore Windows 8.1 tablet Mighty Atom: Toshiba's Encore …
Alun Taylor, 21 Feb 2014
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Apple said to be testing 46, 55-inch big-screen TVs

Apple's much-rumored big-screen TV effort – the one that CEO Tim Cook recently called "an area of intense interest" – is merrily cranking along in a Foxconn factory. So says a source at Hon Hai Precision Industry, Foxconn's parent company, according to Focus Taiwan. The scuttlebutt is that tests of "several designs" of the …
Rik Myslewski, 20 Dec 2012

One year on: What exactly did the 2e2 collapse teach us?

“Sam, I need you in the Heathrow office early tomorrow morning,” read the panicked text from my line manager on a Sunday night. The UK subs of 2e2 Group entered administration a year ago. I had a unique vantage point from where I sat within the crumbling company through the brutal process of administration and seeing the …
Sam Simpson, 20 Feb 2014
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UK's 2e2 goes titsup

Troubled integrator 2e2 Group has left a potentially devastating trail of debts in its wake after calling in the administrators to its UK ops. The financial backers of the Berkshire-based business hauled in FTI Consulting on Monday afternoon, putting nearly 2,000 jobs at risk of redundancy. "We are working closely with …
Paul Kunert, 29 Jan 2013
The Register breaking news

LOHAN flashes fantastical flying truss

It's taken us a while, and a not inconsiderable amount of head-scratching, but we've finally come up with a design for the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) launch platform. Click here for a bigger version of the LOHAN graphic Those of you who've been following LOHAN will recall the invitation to our beloved readers …
Lester Haines, 20 Feb 2012

Nokia Lumia 625: Quality budget 4G phone ... but where's UK's budget 4G?

Nokia's latest Lumia, a budget 4G smartphone, alights on an odd perch in the marketplace, where it finds itself all alone. 4G voice contracts in the UK are currently a luxury good - with luxury price tags attached. For most Britons, LTE is only practically available at not-so-budget prices from one network, EE, with a 2GB …
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Sep 2013
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HP jumps on Chromebook bandwagon with 14-incher

HP has become the latest hardware vendor to release a low-cost laptop based on Google's Chrome OS, topping rivals Acer, Lenovo, and Samsung by shipping its version of a Chromebook with a generous 14" screen. Second-place PC maker Lenovo unveiled its own Chromebook in January, so it's no real surprise that leader HP would follow …
Neil McAllister, 04 Feb 2013
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Buzz: iPhone 5 arrives September 21, demand 'unprecedented'

Apple's highly anticipated iPhone 5 – or whatever the marketeers at Cupertino choose to call it – will be released on September 21, according to the iPhone rumor du jour. In addition, a new survey shows the pent-up demand for it to be "unprecedented." A Monday article on the French-language website App4Phone (Google translation …
Rik Myslewski, 23 Jul 2012

Rug tugged from under 2e2 after it racked up £50m loss - report

Brit IT biz 2e2 went under because its financial reports were flawed, it plunged nearly £50m into the red and its backers refused to throw good money after bad. That's according to a two-inch-thick dossier by the company's administrators FTI Consulting. The report documents the days leading up to the Berkshire-based integrator's …
Paul Kunert, 25 Mar 2013
The Register breaking news

Google's stats show few Android tablets in use

Android may have topped Apple's iOS in terms of overall global smartphone sales, but if the latest figures from Google are to be believed, it certainly isn't winning many converts among tablet users – that is, if you ignore Amazon's customers, as the Chocolate Factory's numbers do. From Google's perspective, the number of …
Neil McAllister, 07 Sep 2012
Acer Iconia A1-810

Acer Iconia A1-810: The Android tab longing for eight-inch Apple action

The Iconia A1-810 is, of course, an iPad Mini clone. How else could Acer, after years of offering slates with 16:9 widescreen panels, have suddenly hit on the idea that punters want a 4:3 tablet - “the right aspect ratio”, an Acer exec eagerly told me - without being inspired by Cupertino’s latest? Acer Iconia A1-810 Mini me- …
Tony Smith, 13 Jun 2013
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Google waggles free* Android phones at Americans

Google is offering Americans a free Nexus S Android phone from its rather popular homepage. The offer lasts through the end of today (August 3). And you must agree to a two year wireless contract with an American wireless carrier. And you must agree to share yourself with Google. The Nexus S is an Android phone whose software …
Cade Metz, 03 Aug 2011
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WTF is... scale-in?

I don't get it when IBM talks about "scale-in" for its new PureSystems converged server platforms. And I bet you don't either, and got the same chuckle at it that the rest of us hardware motorheads here out on the Intertubes did. Scalability has been an issue as long as there have been systems, and back in the day when a system …
The Register breaking news

New steganography technique relies on letter shapes

A trio of Indian researchers have proposed a method of steganography which hides messages in by using non-random distribution of letters with or without straight lines. Steganography is a group of techniques for hiding messages in plain sight. Microdots, tiny text written inside a full stop and only legible when magnified, are …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Mar 2012
HP Envy x2 Windows 8 convertible

Review: HP ENVY x2 Windows 8 convertible

The flourishing market for tablet computers has left people wanting more. Those using tablets at work invariably end up buying a keyboard and regularly curse the limitations of a mobile operating system. Those using a Windows laptop at work often wish they could occasionally dispense with the keyboard for convenient touchscreen …
Alistair Dabbs, 10 Jan 2013
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Review: Apple Mac Mini 2012

On 10 December 2012, Apple posted the called for Mac Mini HDMI-centric firmware update, after this review was written and published. We will be testing the machine with the new code, and will report back here shortly. I should say right up front that, much as I quite like the Mac Mini’s form-factor, looks and, more particularly …
Tony Smith, 10 Dec 2012
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Apple iPad Mini 8in tablet review

Hitting the Apple Store shelves a whole week after Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD tablets began arriving in the post, and two months after Google launched the Asus-made Nexus 7, the iPad Mini deserves to suffer in comparison. Even Google managed to slip a new 32GB version of its Nexus 7 under the radar at the beginning of the week …
Alistair Dabbs, 05 Nov 2012
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PARIS team cracks Vulture 1-X wing

The Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) team has spent the last couple of days working on a definitive Vulture 1-X wing structure, having already tried and rejected a few options. Naturally, we took on board all of your suggestions as to how we might go about making an aircraft wing entirely from paper, and reckon we've …
Lester Haines, 25 Aug 2010
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How to choose the right screen size

How big is big enough? It’s a question many of us have asked, as we cruise the aisles of Currys or John Lewis, looking for a new TV. It’s all too easy to be seduced by a special offer, or by extra features like net connectivity, and end up with a TV that’s larger than you anticipated. And while you might make space for a jumbo …
Nigel Whitfield, 19 May 2011
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A history of personal computing in 20 objects part 1

Personal computing. Personal. Computing. We take both aspects so completely for granted these days, it's almost impossible to think of a time when computing wasn't personal - or when there was no electronic or mechanical computing. To get from there to here, we've gone from a time when 'computers' were people able to do perform …
Tony Smith, 01 Nov 2012
Brother MFC-J430W budget all-in-one inkjet printer

Ten budget inkjet printers

As money continues to be tight, buying a new all-in-one often takes a back seat. However, if an old machine has died, or a son or daughter needs something to print coursework, you may be forced to flex a card. On the up side, you could be surprised at some of the bargains which are available in the inkjet market. You can pick …
Simon Williams, 07 Jul 2012
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More Steve Jobs iPad mini attacks from beyond the grave

Rumors of an impending Apple iPad mini continue to proliferate, with The New York Times being the latest to weigh in, and Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal already having had their say, so it's a good time to recount the late Steve Jobs's arguments as to why such a device will be doomed to failure. Much has been made about …
Rik Myslewski, 16 Jul 2012
The Register breaking news

Motorola punts mega huge Droid phone

Motorola has released its latest Android offering, the Droid X, and it's one chunky, funky monkey. Which is a good thing. By chunky, we mean not only its size — big — but also all the tasty bits it contains: a snappy 1GHz TI OMAP3630 processor, hefty 1540 mAh battery, versatile 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash, …
Rik Myslewski, 24 Jun 2010
B&N Nook HD+

Barnes & Noble Nook HD and HD+ hands-on review

Giant US book retailer Barnes & Noble is coming to the UK, setting up shop here to sell e-books online rather than finding a foothold in the High Street. Its weapons against established retailers and arch-rival Amazon: the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight 'backlit' E Ink e-book reader and a pair of new tablets able to take the fight …
Tony Smith, 26 Sep 2012
Viewsonic PLED W500 portable projector

Viewsonic PLED W500 portable projector

Some pieces of kit take a long time to review. Particularly if they're very nice pieces of kit that you're reluctant to return to the PR agency. The Viewsonic PLED-W500 is just such a piece of kit. Viewsonic PLED W500 portable projector Take away display: Viewsonic PLED W500 portable projector I've always liked projectors – …
Chris Bidmead, 01 Dec 2011
Sony Xel-1

Telly makers aim to put OLED in your lounge in 2012

IPTV Week logo Five years ago, the display technology on the consumer electronics industry's lips was OLED. Screens made from an "active" matrix of organic light-emitting diodes - tiny components that contain molecules which emit light when an electric current passes through them - could produce a more colourful, higher …
Tony Smith, 25 Jan 2012
HP Envy Spectre 14in

HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook

The test unit I reviewed was forwarded on to me from the Harrods press office. That alone should tell you a lot about the HP Envy 14 Spectre. For you, Harrods may conjure images of oil sheiks browsing bling, affectatious middle classes buying ham and feeble-minded tourists ogling Saint Diana's soiled crockery, but Harrods makes …
Alistair Dabbs, 15 May 2012
The Register breaking news

Vulture 1 rolls out of fab bunker

The Paper Aircraft Released Into Space team are delighted to bring you the final construction snaps of the Vulture 1 aircraft. You can check out the first two build phases here and here. Since we've already covered the techniques and materials used in some detail, you're advised to refer back if you've got any doubts about …
Lester Haines, 25 Oct 2010
LG curved OLED TVs

Ten stars of CES 2013: Who made the biggest splash?

As the 2013 Consumer Electronics Shows (CES) wraps up in Las Vegas, we’re left to ponder whether it as was a good show this time round. In 2012, IT vendors, buoyed by Intel encouragement and marketing money, were keen to show off their first Ultrabooks. A year on, and the chip giant’s skinny laptop brand has largely failed to …
Tony Smith, 11 Jan 2013
3M CP45 Camcorder Projector

3M CP45 pocket camcorder and projector combo

The 3M CP45 is a combination HD camcorder, 5Mp camera and LED-lit LCOS projector. Not much bigger than a couple of copulating iPhones, it can film and throw an image up to 65in onto a convenient wall. 3M CP45 Camcorder Projector Shoot and show: 3M's CP45 camcorder projector 3M seems to be touting it at families who can’t be …
Steve May, 21 Dec 2011
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Look who it is. Just when you thought that the dust-gathering ornament you used to call a Nintendo games console was in permanent retirement, back it bounds. Why? Because there’s a new Legend of Zelda in town - a game most will have played before in one guise or another, and one that Nintendo always finds a way to freshen up. …
Mike Plant, 22 Nov 2011
Early RCA colour video recorder advertisement

Video thrilled the radio star: Tracking the history of magnetic tape

El Reg's magnetic tape odyssey has covered tape's early beginnings in sound recording in part one and its revolution in computing in part two. In this final part, we look at how film and TV became some of magnetic tape's best customers. The music and computer industries weren’t the only early adopters of magnetic tape. The …
Bob Dormon, 10 Oct 2013
Displax

Firm grows multi-touch see-through 'skin' for gadgets

Are you ready for an iPad that's curved to fit around your forearm? Or an LCD TV that's as interactive as an iPhone? Displax, an off-shoot of Portuguese internet services company Edigma, reckons it can make these devices possible. It has developed what it claimed is the first multi-touch tech that can be applied to any material …
Tony Smith, 02 Feb 2010
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MPs wrestle slippery bureaucrats in intellectual property Jell-O

The all-party group of MPs looking into the UK's looming obliteration of copyright rounded on their quarry yesterday - and it turned out to be an enthralling battle of wits. John Alty and Edmund Quilty of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) were quizzed on their controversial role in maintaining - or failing to maintain - …
Andrew Orlowski, 23 May 2012
The Register breaking news

Apple rumored to put beefy iPad on diet

Apple is planning a smaller version of the iPad that could arrive as soon as the first quarter of 2011, according to a research analyst citing sources among Apple's upstream component suppliers. Yes, Steve Jobs and company already offers a smaller version of the iPad. It's called the iPhone. And there's another smaller version …
Cade Metz, 08 Apr 2010
Sony VPL-HW30ES

Sony VPL-HW30ES 3D projector

I’ve actually written several introductions to this review. One opened extolling the benefits of 3D projection over 3D TVs. I thoughtfully proposed that the key problem with 3D flatscreens is that they’re just too small - rather than confound and entrance you with 3D, they merely present you with a window and invite you to peer …
Steve May, 13 Aug 2011