Page File El Reg's avid bookworm Mark Diston chews his way through some of the latest foreign language bestsellers recently translated into English and Lucy Orr discovers how South Korea became cool.
Today marks 30 years since the Discovery shuttle set off on the first of its 39 missions into space.
Facebook is testing a search feature on its mobile application that will allow users to immerse themselves in forgotten old posts on the free content ad network.
Apple is not set to unleash a wearable device at Cupertino's iPhone 6 event on 9 September, it has been reported.
Pics Alienware has spent five years honing its Area-51 gaming PC, and - in the process - has sexed up the beast with a menacing new "triad chassis" design.
Page File They say you shouldn’t get a fan to review a book and it’s certainly tough to be critical when you pick up the new book from Randall Munroe, the much-loved creator of awesome science webcomic XKCD. What If? is a series of usually ridiculous questions from the public to XKCD’s inbox that Munroe answers using science and mathematics.
Many T-Mobile customers in the UK were without access to the EE-owned network on Friday, after the service went titsup due to a "broken fibre cable".
Worstall @ the Weekend We talked last week about how macroeconomics is still pretty terrible at telling us what we ought to do about the world around us, which is why I always rather scratch me head at people who insist that rent control is going to be a good way of solving our current housing crisis.
Microsoft mogul Steve Ballmer was as happy as a kid on Christmas morning getting a new toy, according to the woman who sold him a basketball team.
Microsoft's users in China have been told that the firm's MSN Messenger product will be axed at the end of October - spelling the end of the road for the 15-year-old IM service.
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QuoTW Time Warner Cable did not have a good week this week. A number of folks came out over the week to tell the Federal Communications Commission that they don’t like the idea of the company merging with Comcast. And in the middle of all that, the firm suffered a massive outage that downed a number of big cities on both the East and West Coasts of the US.
Review Last week, coffee drinkers were treated to some alternative brewing techniques. So, is there any special gadgetry for those with a taste for tea? Jennifer Newton discovers there’s more to letting off steam than meets the eye.
IT administrators at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are preparing to perform an interplanetary remote wipe and reboot on its Martian Opportunity rover after the decade-old explorer began to get a bit senile.
The CEO of the company behind mobile gaming hit Angry Birds has announced his intention to leave the gaming firm.
Russian security software vendor Kaspersky has yanked an article from its website arguing that netizens shouldn't fear state surveillance unless they had done something wrong in the first place.
Intel has released its first eight-core desktop chip, the Intel Core i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition, formerly known as Haswell-E, along with two other slightly slower chips.
The CTO of the United States is set to resign his post, but will remain with the Obama Administration.
Weekend Big Data Project No fewer than 1,784 of you kindly volunteered to have your brains slurped in the initial stage of the Weekend Register's pioneering attempt to use hefty-data techniques to solve the most pressing puzzle of our era - namely who would win in a fight: pirates, ninjas, zombies, vampires, werewolves, aliens, robots, jedi, various kinds of human troops, and plucky civilians with improvised weapons?
HPC blog Home country Germany was well represented at the recent Student Cluster Competition at the 2014 International Supercomputer Show in Leipzig, Germany.
Storagebod Linux and *BSD have completely changed the storage market. They are the core of so many storage products, allowing startups and established vendors alike to bring new products to the market more rapidly than previously possible.
Comment In a world of where every mobile device contains a personal assistant, who will need mobile apps?
Android made further inroads into the US market at the expense of Apple, according to latest market share snapshot from tech analyst Kantar. Meanwhile, Windows Phone has stalled in 2014.
Analysis As has been increasingly the case with smartphones, the tablet market is shifting away from an Apple/Samsung head-to-head, and becoming a free-for-all.
Gartner's gurus have completed their prognostications and their all-flash array magic quadrant has been released upon an anticipative flash array world - and The Register has seen a copy.
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Victims of the CryptoWall ransomware have been extorted out of at least $1m.
Getting Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer, to use Nokia's HERE Maps is a huge win.
Fabless Bluetooth chip firm CSR, the second biggest chip design company in Cambridge, has rebuffed a takeover bid by customer and partner Microchip Technology.
Live webcast Register now for this webcast that explains how security information and event management (SIEM) can work, what it does, and how to fit it into your existing security environment.
Europe’s digital chief Neelie Kroes will reiterate her commitment to “international governance of the internet” later today – that’s code for a smaller role for the US.
Hyper-converged server/storage/networking systems use disks for storage. This is a temporary situation and all-flash hyper-converged appliances will come soon.
Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Kickstarter tin-rattling is, er, rattling along nicely, and we offer sincere thanks to those who've already chosen to back our audacious spaceplane ballocket launch in New Mexico.
Analysis More allegations have emerged of dodgy tactics on the part of car ride app Uber and rival Lyft – this time relating to so-called "brand ambassadors".
The time around VMworld - which runs from 25 to 28 August in San Francisco – saw a frenetic pace of announcements which were obliterated from the main news radar screens by things like VMware’s EVO: RAIL. Here’a catch-up list of many of them.
European banks are in a "holding pattern" when it comes to integrating the latest technology into their core banking systems, with the majority only carrying out modernisation initiatives when necessary rather than with a view towards long-term transformation, according to a new survey.
Server sales continue to rise, according to IDC's new Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, which suggests the long-term outlook for servers might even be half-way decent.
Ice cream mogul Dairy Queen appears to have been breached with hackers likely stealing credit cards from some of its many US stores.
If condoms were made in a range of different sizes, the old joke goes, the options would be “huge”, “gigantic” and “enormous”.
Ofcom has declined to probe the BBC after it received complaints about the screening of a kiss between a lizard-like character and her human wife during an episode of Doctor Who.
The European Space Agency's (ESA's) embarrassment at having two of its Galileo satnav birds land in the wrong orbit has been blamed on bad programming of the Soyuz craft that hauled the satellites aloft.
Australia has signed a code of conduct to promise not to spy on Indonesia's elected officials in a bid to heal seeping wounds opened by NSA leaks.
The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced over US$12,000 in prizes in its “Zapping Rachel” robocall contest, which was held at this year's DEFCON hacking conference in Las Vegas.
The Mozilla Foundation's controversial plan to bring ads into the Firefox browser has commenced, with new nightlies of the Firefox browser now including the Directory Tiles feature that users hated in its last implementation.
VMworld 2014 A hypothetical VMworld 2014 attendee utterly unfamiliar with VMware could conceivably have emerged from the event unaware that the company's flagship product is called vSphere.
Google has unveiled a new programme to build autonomous delivery drones that are capable of carrying items into remote areas.
British ISP Gamma Partners is blaming BT for a 13-hour break in its data and communications services but says the problem has now been fixed.
Google will pocket a tidy $1.3m in fees after prevailing in a case against a patent holding firm that turned on its customers.
The parent company of US mobile telco bad boy T-Mobile has reportedly decided it will sell the firm, after two failed bids, and has set its price at $35 per share.
Apple has filed for a patent on technology to put small displays in the sidewalls of a smartphone.
Hewlett-Packard has announced the first in a series of new Gen9 servers, racks and blades it reckons turn HP’s existing designs on their head.
The pace of technological change and rise of social media "may make it inevitable" that UK privacy laws need to be revised and updated, the country's most senior judge has said.
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Comment The hype around hyper-converged systems is huge. Are we experiencing a hyper-converged systems bubble?
Apple is preparing to release a MacBook which tabloid newspapers might describe as "worryingly thin", supply chain sources have claimed.
+Comment Violin CEO Kevin DeNuccio has cut the flash array shipper's losses to a fraction of what they were in their previous results, and grown revenue over the previous quarter. It’s still lower than a year ago, but a landmark for all that. Violin is no longer on the road to perdition.
IBM has found yet another use for its Jeopardy-winning Watson supercomputer, launching a new system called Watson Discovery Advisor to analyse scientific and medical research.
UK sports-betting newspaper the Racing Post has received a stern warning – but not a fine – after it emerged that it had aired the private details of more than 677,000 customers as the result of a security breach last year.
+Comment A founder of the volunteer technology education group Code Club has resigned, claiming she was warned not to criticise the group’s sponsors – which include Google.
Groupon sales staff have failed to get class action status for their lawsuit against the firm, which accuses the voucher bazaar of not bothering to pay them for overtime before and after its 2011 IPO.
The FBI has begun investigating a suspected hacking attack against JPMorgan Chase and another unnamed bank that resulted in the leak of gigabytes of sensitive data.
Samsung's Gear S appears to have pipped Apple's iWatch to the post.
Smoother video is on the way for fans of Google's Chrome browser on Windows 7 and 8.
Our Kickstarter bid to raise £30,000 for the New Mexico launch of our Vulture 2 spaceplane hit £11,734 this morning, shortly after we took delivery of some sample Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) vinyl stickers.
While EE didn’t win our Monopoly board coverage survey, the formerly fruity network did prove to be top dog for data speeds – and that’s down to having more spectrum than its rivals.
Review Seldom has a device been so reviled and praised at the same time. But is Google Glass the future of wearable connectivity or simply the toy of the self-appointed tech elite?
Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Vulture 2 spaceplane has taken a massive leap in transmitting power with the installation of a mighty 900MHz ultra long range radio module - the RFD 900u Radio Modem by Oz's RF Design.
An oscilloscope manufacturer this month slapped a hacking enthusiast's website with a DMCA take-down order after he revealed how you could unlock extra, low-cost options in one of the vendor's systems using a series of simple workarounds.
Honeypots just got sweeter after researchers cooked up new digital bait designed to tempt hackers into revealing themselves by tapping into what are faked communications between an enterprise application and its users.
Intel has shrunk a 3G-plus-power amplifier combo with a 300 square millimetre footprint, which it's targeting at Internet of Things applications.
Enterprise sync 'n' share appears an unlikely battleground for a rolling brawl between startups and enterprise titans, but that's what's happening out there today.
A Brazilian town populated solely by "extremely attractive" women is looking for obedient and well-behaved men to come and, erm, romance them.
NetFlix's security team has given the open source treatment to three tools it uses to monitor the internet and gather evidence of planned attacks against its infrastructure.
Microsoft has turned 1,500 applications out of the Windows Store, the app bazaar for Windows 8 devices.
September starts next week, and so does the season for flashy mega-launches by huge silicon valley concerns.
NBN users are data-hungry beasts, and while the move from early-adopter to mainstream is expanding the number of users on lower-speed plans, around two-thirds of the 210,000 connected customers are on speeds above 25 Mbps.
A key prediction of solar physics, that its nuclear reactions should emit neutrinos with a particular signature, has been confirmed according to scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
You can't make this stuff up: one of the lead agencies involved in agitating for Australia to implement a data retention regime has fallen prey to not knowing how to properly redact information in PDFs.
NASA's plans to conduct its fourth major drilling project have been called off after the proposed target, dubbed Bonanza King, proved unstable.
Australia's federal government continues to say its proposed (but not yet drafted) metadata retention laws won't impose any new requirements on telecommunications carriers and ISPs.
Twitter has announced that it is making its full analytics platform available to everyone.
The Apple-Samsung lawsuit in the US continues its inch-wise progress, with Judge Lucy Koh deciding against giving Apple a permanent injunction to stop Samsung selling smartphones – even though by now they are mostly obsolete.
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission, which in 2013 accidentally blocked innocent Websites in an attempt to disrupt financial fraud, has told a government inquiry it didn't actually know what it was doing.
The Governor of New York is planning to investigate a massive outage which left Time Warner Cable (TWC) customers around the US without service for hours.
Dropbox has become the latest company to slash its cloud storage costs as the price war in the sector heats up, leaving consumers to reap the cost benefits.
The mayors of the two largest cities in America have sent letters to US watchdog the FCC expressing their concerns over the proposed merger between cable giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC).
Microsoft has reissued a security patch for Windows that previously caused PCs to suffer blue screens of death. The new release comes 10 days after Redmond advised people to uninstall the dodgy update.
More than 50 Norwegian oil and energy companies have been hacked by unknown attackers, according to government security authorities.
Podcast Podcast This week's episode is brought to you live from VMworld in San Francisco by regular podcaster Sarah Vela with guest co-host Vaughn Stewart, chief technology evangelist of Pure Storage. They are joined by guests David Siles, VP of channels and alliances at Data Gravity and "Professor" Chad Sakac, senior vice president …
Updated Regus has coughed to what appears to be a major network outage affecting its UK-based customers, but the company is yet to explain what has gone wrong.
Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Kickstarter campaign has reached a healthy £11,000, as we build momentum towards the launch of the Vulture 2 spaceplane at Spaceport America, New Mexico.
The hyperconverged system iron is so hot that there will never be a better time to strike. Nutanix's backers have done just that, handing the company another $140m of E-round funding just seven months after its VC backers gave it $101m.
The whopping 70 per cent of retail and 69 perc ent of financial services apps are vulnerable to data breaches.
Moonshot servers running ARM chips are still very much in Hewlett-Packard’s future, despite challengers dropping out of the data-centre race.
Time Warner Cable is staggering back to its feet after wrestling with a major network outage that hit a number of big cities in the US on both the East and West Coast of the country this morning.
Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm could be facing into an antitrust probe from the EU at the same time as it fends off a similar investigation in China, according to Reuters.
+Comment Object storage software startup Scality is adding virtual machine level storage access to its existing file and object access protocols.
The hacker crew calling itself the "Lizard Squad" has followed up on high profile assaults on Sony over the weekend with online attacks on Xbox Live and Twitch, a broadcast platform for gamers.
Tim Cook has claimed the slowdown in fondleslab sales is not a sign of Apple's imminent demise, but merely a "speedbump" along the path to tablet world domination.
How can we tell from the inside of our Universe if it’s actually real or just a hologram? Boffins at Fermilab have set out to answer this thorny question with a new experiment in the National Accelerator Lab called the Holometer.
Apple is preparing to turn its relatively humble fondleslab into a monster hand advertising billboard.
Telecity Group boss Michael Tobin has been hastily unseated from the CEO job he had held at the top UK data centre firm for more than a decade.
Hybrid array vendor Nimble Storage saw revenues grow strongly as storage giant incumbents were unable to deliver equivalent price/performance products.
A mix of 3D printing, medical imaging and software which joins the two together is helping reduce the length of time taken to complete certain complex operations.
Routers sold under the brand Netis by Chinese security vendor Netcore have a hardcoded password that leaves users with a wide-open backdoor that could easily be exploited by attackers, claim researchers.
Review You might think that as a purveyor of a nifty compact computer selling in the millions, you’d consider two years after the debut of your first offering that it was high time you tempted back the buyers with a go-faster, more capacious and shinier model. Heck, Apple and others don’t even wait that long: they upgrade products year in, year out.
Nutanix claims its new hyperconverged appliance is like a high-speed train compared to the narrow gauge railway run by its competitors. It can also take you to the cloud.
EE has dismissed claims that its social media staff are attempting to hush fair criticism levelled at the mobile operator on sites such as Facebook.
Crusaders at the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council have called for submissions into projects for 2015.
Filtered snap app Instagram has unleashed a new tool that will allow users to shoot and post "time lapse" style videos.
Google has dropped 50 patches for its flagship Chrome browser plugging holes and handed $30,000 to a lone bug hunter who reported a dangerous sandbox-busting attack.
Worstall on Wednesday It's possible to have a certain sympathy for Sir Tim Berners-Lee as he looks at what people have done to his glorious world wide web.
A slam dunking NBA star and a fatal car crash isn't normally what you'd expect to find when Googling for puppies, but it is exactly what users have received overnight due to some unknown perversion of Google Images.
Netflix has formally petitioned the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to block the proposed $42.5bn tie-up between US cable giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC).
With the launch of the report, communications minister Malcolm Turnbull seems to have taken a more generous view of the predictability of the future.
China reportedly wants to enter the world of supersonic transport – under the water.
A top government cybersecurity official who secretly joined an online pedophile network to swap child sex abuse material and rape fantasies has been convicted.
Large smartphones, aka “phablets” have have captured a big (fondle)slab of the mobile phone market in Asia.
EOS Space Systems and Lockheed have struck a deal to jointly develop a space junk tracking centre in Western Australia.
VMWorld 2014 VMware has outlined a new way to do desktop virtualisation (VDI) that aims to greatly reduce the amount of storage required to deliver desktops from the data centre.
CloudFlare has carried the fail-bucket to Australia and dumped it on incumbent Telstra's doorstep.
HP has recalled more than six million power leads after the US Consumer Product Safety Commission warned the kit was starting fires.
VMworld 2014 Atlantis reckons it can make servers fly faster than anybody else when running virtual desktops. All you need is its USX software and SanDisk flash DIMMs running in an x86 server, an IBM xSeries one in this case.
Google has launched a new iOS app for Apple's iThings that takes aim at Microsoft's Office for the iPad and a swipe at Apple's productivity software.
Distributed web host CloudFlare says its costs rise dramatically in places where telcos have little to no competition.
Google has confirmed its gobble of Zync, a cloud-based special effects rendering service.
VMworld 2014 VMware, Google and Nvidia have teamed up with a plan to bring the most demanding desktop apps to relatively piddly Chromebooks.
The European Space Agency (ESA) says it is working “relentlessly” after an “injection anomaly” pushed its two new Galileo sat-nav satellites into the wrong low Earth orbit (LEO).
California's governor Jerry Brown has signed off on a bill that requires any manufacturer selling smartphones in the Golden State to install a kill switch capable of bricking the handset.
EMC is moving its Isilon scale-out storage systems into its Emerging Technologies division, alongside its DSSD, XtremIO and ViPR gear.
Hot on the heels of the light-on-details announcement about Seagate's 8TB hard disk drive, The Register pressed Cleversafe CEO John Morris on whether his firm would be using the enormo capacity drives.
The mobile phone company once known as "Lucky Goldstar" has taken a trip back into the past and will launch a phablet with a stylus at German phonefest IFA.
Seagate is shipping an 8TB disk drive to selected OEM customers including object data-storing CleverSafe, with general availability next quarter. Tech details are sparse, however.
The US military has been forced to destroy a top secret hypersonic weapon just four seconds after its test flight begun.
Software being offered to patriotic Russians as a way to attack Western governments, especially the US, is actually loaded with malware that attacks supporters' computers, security researchers warn.
Apple has started a free battery replacement scheme for fanbois whose iPhone 5s were cursed with premature power drainage.
Cisco has fired a ship-killer of an Exocet missile at VMware’s EVO:RAIL by doing a server reselling deal with Simplivity.
The fondleslab games market is set to grow to a comparatively mammoth $13.3bn by the end of the decade, new research from Juniper has predicted.
Former smartphone giant BlackBerry has another trick up its sleeve for its comeback, alongside the oddest looking phone in recent years. The Passport is expected to be unveiled next month, along with an intriguing bit of software, the as-yet-unannounced BlackBerry Blend.
Virgin Media customers who retained their old @ntlworld.com email addresses are currently blocked from accessing their accounts after the cable company appeared to have made an embarrassing DNS blunder.
The UK's Ministry of Justice has been fined £180,000 following the latest in a series of failures involving how prisons handle private information.
+Comment Richard Yu, the head of Huawei's consumer business group, has said that he sees an Android future for the company.
CouchSurfing’s email distribution system was breached before messages ostensibly promoting a rival hospitality exchange were sent to many of its one million members.
A home-grown "China operating system" (COS) to challenge rivals such as Microsoft, Google and Apple could be available as soon as October 2014, the country’s state-run Xinhua News Agency has said.
Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Kickstarter campaign got off to a flying start over the weekend, attracting 160 backers who pledged a total of £6,000 toward the New Mexico launch of the Vulture 2 spaceplane.
Alfresco software is beefing up the sales push with one last shot of venture-capital courage before going public.
Product round-up I would like to think my gaming skills make me invincible but if I ever do get pwned it’s always easiest to blame the hardware.
Comment In the battle for the software-defined data centre, one of VMware's challenges is how to deliver software-defined/controlled storage without screwing up parent EMC's hardware-based storage revenues.
Researcher James Wyke has discovered throw-off tactics used by malware to frustrate investigators.
Linus Torvalds released issued Linux 3.17 rc-2 on Monday.
Web admins beware: social media buttons that load scripts from unknown external sites could see your sites foisting the FlashPack exploit kit to visitors.
The wrist computer market has grown by almost 700 per cent this year, the brainy bods at Canalys have claimed.
Three quarters of South Korea's population have been compromised in a massive data breach affecting 27 million people.
Intel has attracted another name to its SDN and Internet of Things strategies, this time in Asia.
Documents leaked by Edward Snowden suggest during the noughties, the NSA massively expanded the information it shared with its Five Eyes allies and other agencies.
Security offerings for small businesses need to look more like those offered to enterprises, according to Akamai global security senior director Fran Trentley.
A group of researchers has stung China's censorship regime, building a “fake” social network to reverse-engineer the workings of the “great firewall”.
Australian gadget-owners rejoice, you can now keep your devices switched on from “gate to gate” on Qantas and Virgin Australia flights.
Updated The Australian government has reportedly circulated a private brief outlining how it intends to define “metadata”, according to The Australian.
HP's plan to defend its directors in the Autonomy scandal – and present a united front against the Brit business's former execs and their auditors – has been thrown into doubt by a US judge.
The European Space Agency has identified five possible sites where its Rosetta spacecraft could probe comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
VMworld 2014 Docker's often been cast as an enfant terrible so talented that it makes mature predecessors suddenly look a bit old, slow and irrelevant.
Amazon has confirmed its purchase of Twitch, the pose-streaming startup beloved of gamers, in a $970m deal which appears to confirm that video gaming is a spectator sport as well as a participatory one.
1. Facebook has declared war on "click-baiting headlines", slamming them as "spammy".
EMC is designing a version of the EVO:RAIL hyper-converged appliance VMware announced today but isn't in a rush to get it to market but is looking forward to winning back the business the likes of Nutanix are currently taking from it.
The Australian Security Intelligence Service, ASIS, has seemingly demonstrated a peculiar weakness in its access control systems.
Sony says it has beaten off the latest attack against its PlayStation Network – this time by the hacktivist group that calls itself the lizard Squad" – and insists all of the user information it stores is safe.
LinuxCon 2014 Matthew Miller is a little concerned. As the new project leader for the Fedora Linux distribution, he thinks Fedora 20 is great and Fedora 21, when it ships, will be the best release ever. But he worries that to everyone else, Fedora – and Linux distros in general – are getting a little, well … boring.
Opinion It’s not news that, being a male dominated industry, women face a lot of challenges working in IT. We have to overcome sexism, stereotypes and sometimes outright harassment.
VMworld 2014 VMware has confirmed its long-suspected move into converged infrastructure hardware by announcing “EVO:RAIL”, a new “ hyper-converged infrastructure appliance” the company says “is the first solution in a family” of such offerings.
VMworld 2014 VMware has moved to defuse the threat OpenStack poses by developing its own distribution of the cloudy collation called VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIOS).
Live Chat You've no doubt been enjoying El Reg's scintillating coverage of our magnificent 3G/4G data Monopoly pub crawl, so now's your chance to quiz GWS chief Dr Paul Carter on the whole shebang.
Doing my own 'ting I'm not a brilliant businessman nor a star academic nor a rocking developer, but I'm reasonable at a couple of those things and currently have a well-paid contract in the City (i.e. banking) where I have spent most of the last 20 years in a variety of BigCos.
Opinion It’s that time of year again, when Apple’s annual iPhone launch is looming and the mobile chattersphere becomes entirely dominated again by one handset maker.
Vulture at the Wheel Ford has announced its first car with dynamic LED headlights, which apparently provide as much light as Xenon bulbs – and last for the lifetime of the vehicle.
It's a long way from being a “discovery”, but it's getting physicists excited: the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Lab is accumulating evidence that could point to so-called “strange” Baryons.
Some of you may already be familiar with our sub-editor Gareth Corfield's work as he is usually the man behind our social-media presence.
In August last year, one-time-sysadmin and now SciFi author Charles Stross declared Microsoft Word ”a tyrant of the imagination” and bemoaned its use in the publishing world.
NIST has taken a look at how companies use Secure Shell (SSH), and doesn't much like what it sees.
As Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks hosed not only Playstation Network but also XBox and Battle.net networks, it has emerged that a fake bomb threat grounded US flight 362, while Sony Entertainment Online chief John Smedley was aboard the aircraft.
Three additional charges have been laid against alleged Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbricht including narcotics trafficking and identity fraud, according to an indictment filed Thursday.
Obituary Former IBM CEO John Akers has died in Boston aged 79.
Slides of what's widely reported to be the next iteration of Intel's NUC have hit the Web courtesy of fan site Fanless Tech.
The world's about to get a new operating system, if reports out of China are correct: the Middle Kingdom hopes to kick off its own operating system in October 2014.
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- NASA to reformat Opportunity rover's memory from 125 million miles away