On Tuesday, with no fanfare, IBM closed the last chapter in the life of one of the most iconic early computer programs, Lotus 1-2-3, when it withdrew support for the final build of the software.
Forty years after Gary Kildall released the first version of CP/M, the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California has made the source code to several versions of the landmark eight-bit OS available as a free download from its website.
It would be hard to find a more doctrinaire document than the final Vertigan panel's Markets and Regulatory Report that was handed down yesterday. So panel has managed to produce a report so far off realpolitik that the government had no choice but to damp it down immediately.
Google said that it will be offering unlimited storage for students on its Apps for Education service.
ARM TechCon Applied Micro revealed today that it will ship 64-bit ARM-compatible embedded processors dubbed HeliX sometime next year – leaving behind its legacy PowerPC range of chips.
The Federal Government's favoured “multi-technology model”, under which fibre-to-the-node would become the default build for NBN Co where the fibre build hasn't commenced, has finally got a landing date: 2015.
A US film studio has confirmed it is planning to make a movie based on the video game Tetris.
Facebook has backed down and apologized to a section of the social networking community for shutting down their accounts on the grounds that they weren't using their proper names.
The EU's "Safe Harbor" data privacy agreement with the US might not really be safe, but Europe's new Justice Commissioner-designate said on Wednesday that she won't ditch the rule without an alternative.
A team of scientists in Germany and the US have developed a new kind of logic gate that could crack the size problems haunting the processor industry.
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is pitching broadcasters to join in on its upcoming wireless spectrum auction with the promise of huge payouts from mobile giants if the TV industry give portions of its broadcast space.
Hackers are attempting to exploit the BASH remote code injection vulnerability against Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems.
ARM TechCon ARM will today announce a new operating system called mbed OS: it seeks to smooth over all the differences between various competing system-on-chips so that high-level applications can talk to sensors and other gizmos whether they're using silicon from Atmel, Marvell, ST, Freescale, NXP, and so on.
Details of the mysterious Xen vulnerability, which prompted the Amazon AWS/Rackspace cloud reboots late last week, have been revealed, with patches already available.
EMC has bought out a surveillance-specific VNX array and set up pre-configured Isilon filers for spy cam centre storage.
Boffins have observed the "incredibly rare" moment that new forms of behaviour spread around a community of chimps.
Fashion labels are considering fitting extra large pockets into their jeans to allow on-trend fanbois and gurlz to trouser the supersized Apple iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple is rumoured to be preparing to unleash a blinged-up golden iPad to satisfy some perceived consumer demand for ever more ostentatious devices.
AMD is today pitching its 64-bit ARMv8 system-on-chip codenamed Hierofalcon at software-defined networks in telcos. Essentially, it thinks the processor can do the job of dedicated hardware better, in terms of size and performance per watt.
Open Data zealots rarely give an individual’s privacy a thought – it’s just another obstacle to be driven over in their desire to provoke a data-powered revolution. But a gigantic dump of journeys made by licensed New York City taxis gives a vivid reminder of the dangers of careless data drops.
Information security budgets are falling despite a continuing rise in the number of attacks, according to a new report by management consultants PwC.
Promo If you’re wondering whether you need to be in the cloud or what you should be doing there, you should definitely be at the AWS Summit 2014 on 21 October.
Reddit has announced that it has managed to raise $50m in funding, which it plans to use to hire more staff, improve its mobile offering and, of course, make its ads better.
Reg Events Who really sets the technology strategy for your company? If you're the head of tech, but you’re not on the board, it probably isn’t you.
Worstall on Wednesday It's a distinctly lonely intellectual position to have — agreeing with the IPCC that climate change is a problem, one we're causing, and something that we might want to do something about but thinking that we've probably already done what we needed to do.
Podcast Podcast Join Greg Knieriemen and Ed Saipetch, hosts of our weekly techcast, with their guest Chad Sakac, senior vice president of Global Systems Engineering at EMC, to chew on the HP-EMC merger rumours, talk about avoiding Oracle OpenWorld (and accompanying drunken brawls), look at Facebook wannabe Ello and more. (This week …
The government's rebuilt Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website went titsup last night after failing to cope with demand for its service as thousands of drivers rushed to renew their car tax.
“Who would have predicted, 20 years ago, that you’d get free stock quotes, free maps and a free encyclopaedia?” WiReD magazine’s “Senior Disruptor” Kevin Kelly* told a London conference last week.
Analysis Microsoft is courting corporate types with the newest version of its operating system, Windows 10.
Gridstore has introduced hyper-converged appliances for Hyper-V, including an all-flash variant.
Breaking Fad Home automation can be a lot of fun. However, it can also be the cause of an awful lot of headaches. So, you thought those remote control plug sockets from the DIY store were a good deal?
Microsoft spends more than any other tech company in the world on lobbying the EU, if you believe the figures in the non-obligatory EU Transparency Register.
It wasn't quite good enough for you lot, but it looks like Kim Stanley Robinson's award-winning Mars Trilogy is set for TV adaptation.
OpenWorld Larry Ellison is so confident that Oracle's new platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering lets customers move their databases and applications to the cloud "with the push of a button" that he was even willing to try it himself in front of an audience of thousands.
In another likely-to-be-fruitless attempt to rein in the globalisation of privacy invasion, Hamburg is telling Google to seek punters' permission for a range of services that build user profiles.
Hong Kong activists who have taken to the streets to demand electoral freedom are being targeted by mobile spyware – an Android and iOS remote-access Trojan to be precise.
It seems that travellers on the London Underground are much more likely to pay by bonk with their contactless credit card than those on the buses.
A tool that's popular with Microsoft's in-house developers, the RadEditor HTML editor, contains a dangerous cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability, researcher GS McNamara says.
Opinion I doubt he intended this. Nor, I suspect, did sponsors Telstra Digital know that a lovely luncheon laid out at Sydney’s Establishment would, by the end of Scoble’s all-over-the-map presentation about the new landscape of sensors, social, clouds, and services, leave me humming “The Internationale”.
DataDirect Networks has bundled its GPFS parallel file system, which uses GridScaler technology, into its GS7K appliance. The appliance can use its WOS object storage as a huge back-end vault, which DDN hopes will remove GPFS set-up complexity while preserving standardised NAS access.
China's telco juggernaut is taking its international charm offensive to France, promising investment, jobs and training after a confab with prime minister Manuel Valls.
JavaOne AMD thinks the future of the data center lies in the ARM processor architecture, and it's betting that servers based on 64-bit ARMv8 will be humming in racks near you sooner than you expect.
Microsoft is schmoozing like a pro in the Indian market, with boss Satya Nadella announcing new data centres for Azure and Office365 in the country during a brief visit to Hyderabad.
Hackers from the US, Canada and Australia have been arrested over a sting that took in the US Army, gaming companies and Microsoft. The Department of Justice accuses the alleged perps of copying software worth more than US$100m.
Yet another US official has played the "think of the children" card, taking Apple and Google to task for implementing stronger encryption policies in their mobile platforms.
The University of Queensland is the latest contributor to Australia's academic high-performance computing boom, with a AU$275,000 ($238k) cluster going live late in September.
Google has announced an uptick to what it'll pay for Chrome bugs, under its bug bounty program.
The Shellshock Bash bug, the gift that just keeps on taking, could also sting OpenVPN users, according to researcher Fredrick Stromberg.
Telstra has announced that its re-entry into the wireless hotspot business will go into live trial before the end of the year, using public phone boxes to host WiFi in “iconic” locations.
Protesters in Hong Kong have turned to the FireChat app to communicate electronically – because it uses mesh wireless networking and thus evades any attempt by the authorities to block the web amid ongoing unrest.
OpenWorld If you think Oracle's only goal when it gained control of MySQL was to undermine it, Oracle has a message for you: Get over it.
Vid+Pics Microsoft has shown off Windows 10, and described it as a blend of Windows 7 and 8.
Broadband and IPv6 are hot – and distributed denial-of-service attacks and IPv4 are not. Well, that's according to Akamai.
Pics Tim Cook has made a bid to colonise the wrists of fashionistas everywhere by holding a series of promotional events for the Apple Watch in the world's most fashionable city.
Boffins have found evidence that suggests an ancient glacier was once at the bottom of a huge chasm known as the Grand Canyon of Mars.
The UK confirmed its global leadership in the burgeoning Innovation Consultancy industry with the opening of a "Digital Catapult Centre" in King’s Cross, London.
Insight EMEA claims to have taken a step forward on the long and winding path to tech services glory by recruiting a former Cisco and PricewaterhouseCoopers consulting chief to head up a newly erected division.
Welcome back to SAN array land, Oracle. Larry Ellison's company has reinvented its Pillar Axiom 600 SAN array as a hybrid flash/disk array, the FS1-2, with auto-tiering and noisy neighbours sorted.
The Department for Work and Pensions' deeply troubled Universal Credit project has lost yet another chief, after Howard Shiplee quit the role on Monday.
With one eye on data sovereignty issues Cisco has hauled another batch of companies onto the Intercloud bandwagon, including telcos, channel partners and cloudy service providers.
Comment According to most of the broadsheets, if there is a Conservative government after the next General Election, the European Court of Human Rights will no longer be able to overrule British courts.
Promo Amazon Web Services rolls into London on 21 October with an Enterprise Summit. And it is bringing out the big guns, with speakers from FTSE 100 companies.
Scientists have discovered that dolphins are sensitive to magnetic fields, shedding some light on how the lusty mammals navigate the oceans.
Cray has new XC40 and CS400 superduper computers using Haswell processors and DataWarp burst buffer tech to keep the Haswell cores crammed with data to process.
eBay has spun off its PayPal subsidiary after months of telling “noisy” activist investor Carl Icahn to shut up about it because it would never happen.
+Comment Humblebrag site Ello, which has positioned itself as a worthy Web2.0rhea antiserum to the ad-poisoned Facebook, has come under attack from spammers.
Exclusive Frustrated Brussels regulators have ordered mobe-makers to spill the beans on Google’s secret Android contracts – or face a fine.
The European Commission officially announced today that it is looking into the possibility that Apple received illegal state aid from Ireland in 1991 and 2007.
Beijing has approved the new iPhone 6 for sale after regulators were reassured that the devices contain no backdoors allowing NSA snooping.
The new, interesting and really rather good Blackberry Passport will soon be available to Brits on Vodafone. That is to say “will” rather than “is” as Vodafone isn’t taking pre-orders for the device, which will go on sale tomorrow, and there is currently no pricing information.
George Clooney and his new wife – a human rights lawyer who has represented six-fingered embassy dweller Julian AssangeTM – went to extreme lengths to safeguard the privacy of their wedding, even issuing guests with "burner phones" under their control.
Apple is suing Steven Lamar, the man who is currently suing Beats for allegedly cutting him out of its Apple deal, alleging that he had falsely claimed to be a co-founder of the electronics firm.
HP is rumoured to be in talks with Cleversafe to sell its object storage alongside HP's own StoreAll object storage offering. HP says it might indeed resell third-party products, but it's naming no names.
Top brainboxes using advanced technology say they may have found a "smoking gun" in the form of a bite mark inflicted during a long-ago battle between a mighty dinosaur and another giant reptile.
Virty kingpin VMware has raided SAP’s channel exec reservation and made off with industry vet Phil Croxford.
Consumers carelessly use public Wi-Fi without regard for their personal privacy, even blithely agreeing to surrender their first born in exchange for the opportunity to check their emails without paying.
EGX 2014 After a week of hitting ferrets with my new Gauntlet inflatable promotional chicken leg and dying far too often in multiplayer set on hard, it eventually occurs to me: "Lucy needs daylight". Admittedly, I wasn’t outdoors for long as my venture out of the house took me to EGX, formerly Eurogamer Expo and apparently the UK's biggest gaming event dedicated to the wonderful world of video games and gaming in general.
Developments around "tokenisation" should help to “instil confidence in a payments environment challenged by more frequent data breaches” and fraud, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Storagebod Has EMC started an unwelcome trend? I had a discussion about roadmaps with a vendor this week, and its reps talked about substantial upcoming changes to their architecture. My questioning, "but surely that’s not just a disruptive upgrade but destructive?" was met with an affirmative. Of course, like EMC's XtremIO upgrades, the update would not be compulsory, but probably an advisable installation.
Allegedly building and selling spyware has landed a Pakistani man in trouble with the Feds: the g-men collared 31-year-old Hammad Akbar, of Lahore, on Monday for flogging StealthGenie, it's claimed.
Music streaming service Grooveshark has become the latest casualty of copyright law, courtesy of executives trying to boost its catalogue in its start-up days.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations has released a formerly in-house malware-analysing portal to help speed up incident responses and help industry and law enforcement with investigations.
Two teenagers have braved the wrath of Tim Cook after apparently sneaking into an Apple store and bending a number of iPhones, after which they uploaded the vid to YouTube, as you do.
The OpenDaylight foundation has opened the valve and let Helium escape into the software-defined networking (SDN) atmosphere.
Google engineer Ken Shirriff has mined Bitcoins with nothing more than a paper and pencil.
CSIRO has, for the first time, dipped into its pocket and paid out to drone-makers who successfully completed its annual UAV challenge.
Australia's opposition has defended its stance on Australia's new national security laws, which provide maximum ten-year jail sentence for nat-sec leakers, by leaking its leader's attitude to a national media outlet.
Alcatel-Lucent's Nuage software-defined networking (SDN) venture has announced that it's adding Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux integration to its stack.
Chromebooks are great for browsing the web, but they're not much good for running applications like Photoshop – not yet, at any rate. But they may become much more versatile devices soon, thanks to a new experiment cooked up by Adobe and Google.
A third patch, from Red Hat engineer Florian Weimer, has been released for the vulnerable Bash Unix command-line interpreter, closing off flaws found in two previous fixes.
Facebook has relaunched its Atlas advertising network to take on ad-slinger-in-chief Google.
Apple and F5 are the latest big-name vendors to post responses to the “Shellshock” vulnerability in Bash.
Electronic Frontiers Australia wants individuals who made submissions to the Australian government's copyright review to hand on copies of their documents, in an attempt to break what it believes is censorship of the submissions.
Comment The incoming EU Commissioner for all things digital, Günther Oettinger, was quizzed by the European Parliament on Monday night. Truthfully, most of the questions lacked teeth.
OpenWorld During his OpenWorld keynote on Sunday, Oracle CEO CTO Larry Ellison took time out from talking up his company's cloud strategy to remind the audience that the database giant is in the hardware business, too – all the way down to the silicon.
HP taking another shot at its Project Moonshot by today announcing two new ARM-powered servers, one 64-bit and the other 32-bit.
CloudFlare announced today it will extend SSL support to customers who use its free cloud-based web hosting service.
GoPro, the maker of video cameras for those who like to mix danger with their hobbies, has added two new models to its range: the GoPro 4 and and the GoPro Hero./p>
The Shellshock vulnerability has already become the focus for malicious scanning and at least one botnet but crooks are still testing the waters with the vulnerability and much worse could follow, security watchers warn.
OpenWorld Oracle can analyse up to 3TB of data in memory with its latest Exalytics In-Memory Machine, the X4-4.
There’s nothing tech companies like more than creating buzz. The more buzz, the less substance – as a rash of me-too tablet events a few years back proved. Tomorrow, Microsoft is scheduled to host an event on the West Coast that many believe will be the scene of the unveiling of the next version of Windows.
CCTV operators can breathe sighs of relief. They won’t run out of space so fast as Seagate has upped the capacity of its 4TB Surveillance disk drive to 6TB.
The lucky winner of the unique portable Spectrum is Martin Ryan.
The Mars Curiosity rover has drilled an opening that looks suspiciously like the hole towards which Tiger Woods and his fellow golfers usually aim their balls.
Despite once declaring that the cloud was “complete gibberish”, “insane” and “idiocy”, former Oracle head honcho Larry Ellison has announced that the firm is now ready to be the foundation of the cloud for its customers.
Chinese grey market sales of Apple's new iPhone 6 have been sluggish, according to local sources, as the Middle Kingdom fails to warm to the smartphones.
A long established smut spammer is using hacked websites to sell stolen photographs of naked celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and McKayla Maroney.
Comment Kenya is pretty much the only place where mobile money works. Now, it seems, the banks want to wreck it.
The majority of Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 companies have already deployed, or are now deploying, Shellshock patches to fend off code attacks, according to cloud security firm CloudPassage.
Too cheap or perhaps simply not bothered enough to manufacture its own selfies, the Sunday Mirror newspaper stole photos to entrap a Tory MP on Twitter. Now the owners of the photos might get the last laugh.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing an estimated five times more quickly than the overall embedded processing market, so it's no wonder chip suppliers are flocking to fit out connected cars, home gateways, wearables and streetlights as quickly as they can.
Lenovo will finally get to close the deal on IBM’s x86 server division on 1 October – after slicing a few hundred million off the price tag.
The European Commission is set to accuse Apple of profiting from unlawful state aid from Ireland thanks to the sweet tax deals the firm has enjoyed for the last 20 years, a newspaper has reported.
US semiconductor chipper Micron has boosted its memory and flash business revenues with its purchase of Rexchip and Elpida, announcing record fourth quarter and fiscal 2014 year revenues.
Review The Inateck BP2001 is a 2 x 5W Bluetooth enabled portable stereo speaker. It's reasonably stylish in design, easy to use, has a slot on top where your mobile device sits and charges via standard micro-USB. It's a reasonably good catch at £50, although the Inateck website will direct you to Amazon where you can buy it for under £30.
By any measure, Netflix’s European expansion – adding six more countries – could not have gone better, although this still does not mean the operator will achieve its bullish forecast of penetrating one-third of all homes within seven years of launching in every market.
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.
Infamous carding store Rescator.cc is so chock-full of stolen credit cards from recent high-profile breaches that it's gutting its prices due to overstocking.
Oracle has become the latest US IT giant to placate European businesses with extra local data centres.
Political hack-attacks are being made to look like bread-and-butter financial fleecing scams, according to researcher F-Secure, after watching Russian hacker collective Quedagh's use of the popular BlackEnergy exploit kit..
America is once again steeling itself to defend the Internet from the gasp of the ITU.
Some 324 restaurants across the United States, including 216 Jimmy John's outlets, have had payment terminals compromised by malware after a breach at vendor Signature Systems.
A major electronics company in Japan has developed a team of robot cheerleaders which are designed to seat themselves atop balls and carry out vigorous coordinated manoeuvres, thus:
The Intel-powered mini 3G radio module from u-blox has taken a step towards commercial Internet-of-things viability, with AT&T announcing it's certified the kit for use on its network.
Pawsey's petascale powerhouse has gone through its commissioning cycles, and its operators have announced that they've granted 90 million CPU-hours to the machine's first research users for the period September to December.
Cisco has begun its response to the Bash “Shell Shocked” vulnerability, the 20-year-old bug that's sent the *nix world into a frenzy.
NBN Co is still complaining about media and political attention being given to the leaked results of a deployment trial conducted in an area of the Victorian town of Melton.
As the government's new national security legislation returns to the House of Representatives to be rubber-stamped, division is emerging among Australian carriers about what metadata they might consider retaining.
Ello, the social network site intended to serve as something of an antidote to ad-stuffed Facebook, was hit by a suspected Distributed-Denial-of-Service attack today.
The UK needs a digital bill of rights to protect citizens against the government's "indiscriminate online surveillance", world wide web inventor Tim Berners-Lee said on Saturday.
Microsoft's boss Satya Nadella reportedly visited Chinese antitrust officials in Beijing on Friday.
Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus mobes do not bend out of shape quite as easily as was claimed by bloggers earlier this week, according - that is - to a more rigorous test carried out by Consumer Reports.
A fresh dump of Shellshock patches were released on Friday night in the latest move to stamp out the Bash shell security vuln that has the potential to blight millions of Linux, Unix and Mac OS X machines.
Do tax avoidance, monopolistic business practices or your right to determine your digital identity bother you? Well don’t look for help in the new "digital manifesto" that the Labour Party launched this week. The audience for the crowdsourced "mashup" policy document is VCs, the media, and nervous unions – not you. The People’s Party has only a few very special people in mind.
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Outraged EE customers who have reported flawed data usage spikes on their accounts are being told not to panic by the mobile operator.
eXpat Files Welcome back to The eXpat Files, a new Weekend Reg regular in which we chat to an IT professional who's decided to seek his or her fortune in another land, so you can learn how to follow in their footsteps.
Worstall @ Weekend You can't have failed to notice those massed ranks of people stamping their feet and going blue in the face as they shout about how inequality is rising and something, anything, really must be done to stop it. However, you may not have noticed those arguing the opposite, that inequality is falling, which is why we should carry on as we are.
Vulture at the Wheel Forget the Renault Twingo. That was not the car you were looking for. The new Twingo, on the other hand, now that’s a different matter.
CoTW What should you do when a mature and sensible website like The Register (stop that sniggering at the back) offers you an anonymous commenting option? Why, abuse it flagrantly to blame the victim, of course!
Rackspace has warned its customers that it plans to reboot all of its servers across the globe to nix a security bug that was first spotted in the Xen virtualisation platform earlier this week.
An iPad-obsessed bloke reportedly triggered an irritating security alert at Sydney Airport in Australia earlier today.
Scientists believe that a "significant fraction" of water molecules found on this planet are older than Earth, the solar system and even the Sun.
Microsoft is expected to reveal a new moniker for its Windows operating system at an invite-only event next Tuesday.
Updated A volcano eruption in Japan earlier today reportedly left 250 people stranded on the mountain, while eight others were understood to have been seriously injured.
Apple has dismissed claims that its iPhone 6 Plus handsets have a design flaw that makes them susceptible to being warped.
Feature Time was, when relatives started to get old, they'd move into the spare bedroom. My grandmother's generation seemed to do a lot of that, with assorted great aunts taking up residence. But it's much less common now.
Film Review There’s nothing like the power of love to screw up a good movie about science. Whether it’s miracle medical cures for the mentally ill who just needed to find “the one” (Silver Linings Playbook) or the old chestnut that feelings about people and nature are just better than science and progress (Avatar), there’s nothing Hollywood likes more than to set a scientist up and then tumble him or her into faith with a big old dose of the feels.
QuoTW This was the week when the depths of the internet proved even darker and more twisty than usual when Emma Watson, actor and UN ambassador, gave a speech at the United Nations about feminism.
Page File El Reg bookworm Mark Diston reviews the latest rivetting reads. David Mitchell, no not that one, beguiles with yet another world of magic and mystery, while Jem Roberts tries not to panic as he explores the life and works of Douglas Adams. Ever wondered where the stranger ideas of American music came from? S. Andrew Granade says we owe a lot to just one man.
Something for the Weekend, Sir? Oh bloody hell, grandma, what have you done this time?
Pics The history of social networks is littered with failures. Friendster, MySpace, Orkut, all have fallen by the wayside. Now Ello wants to add Facebook to that list: the invitation-only network has been growing by leaps and bounds of late.
Taxi biz Uber perhaps can't wait to put this week in its rearview mirror – after it was dealt legal setbacks in four major cities: two in Germany, and two in California.
Oracle has confirmed that at least 32 of its products are affected by the vulnerability recently discovered in the Bash command-line interpreter – aka the "Shellshock" bug – including some of the company's pricey integrated hardware systems.
A hedge fund is urging Yahoo! to form a "strategic combination" with fellow internet dinosaur AOL – just as Yahoo! announced it was killing off its founding feature, created about 20 years ago.
The Russian authorities have told Google, Facebook, and Twitter that they face prosecution if they do not comply with the country's crackdown on free speech.
Microsoft is bringing back WinHEC – its erstwhile Windows Hardware Engineering Conference – and this time it's holding the event closer to where the action is.
Pic Mars watchers have spotted another weird object on the surface of the Red Planet: images uploaded from the Curiosity rover feature a small, nearly perfect sphere that was photographed by the machine's MastCam.
If you fancy spending your next European airline flight sitting next to someone who's carrying on a protracted conversation via mobile phone, you're in luck.
Apple has released iOS 8.0.2 to iPhones, iPads and iPods a couple of days after its botched 8.0.1 deployment.
Can people hear the difference between lossy MP3 digital music files and lossless ones? Opinions differ strongly, with much obfuscation around audio cables, mastering and hi-fi componentry muddying the waters.
BlackBerry, which began its comeback in earnest this week with a bizarre new square smartphone, posted narrower losses on slightly lower revenue in the quarter ending 30 August. Its hardware division was back in the black after five quarters of losses.
¡Bong! In a pop-up mind gymnasium, 700 miles from Moscow …
For years we have been told that consolidation and centralisation are good things, especially in the realm of data storage.
Flash suffers from a steadily shorter working life, slower access speed and shorter working life the smaller the actual cells the NAND become.
Updated The UK's privacy watchdog is urging organisations to protect their systems against the infamous Shellshock vulnerability in Bash – even though the full scope of the security bug remains unclear.
Review A number of Ubuntu flavours – Kubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome, Xubuntu and the brand new Ubuntu Mate (yes, it's official now) – this month participated in the first beta release of the next Ubuntu – 14.10, or Utopic Unicorn.
The US aviation authority has taken the first step on the road to the (potential) over-run of the skies with commercial drones – granting six video and photo production firms an exemption to fly drones for movie-making and picture snapping.
The academic brainbox who got his data centre operating system adopted as a piece of critical infrastructure at Twitter has now gone into business.
A drone parcel delivery trial in Germany solves air traffic control problems by having nothing-but-drones airspace and no flying over buildings.
Google has penned a response to News Corp’s accusations that the web firm is a “platform for piracy” and its exhortation to Europe to crack down on on the search firm even further.
Promo Microsoft UK's month of free Azure training is well under way with an all day Web Dev Camp in Reading on 17 October. Bring your laptops and take part in live labs showing you how to use the latest cloud technologies and tools to quickly develop and deploy secure and scalable web apps.
Our plucky Playmonaut is feeling a tad emotional today as he prepares to bid adiós to Spain and travel to Blighty with the Vulture 2 spaceplane, before shipping out to Spaceport America.
Review First things first: the name. The next Elementary OS was codenamed Isis – as in the Egyptian goddess of magic and life.
A court document drafted by a recipient of Google's generosity appears to show that the latter comes with strings attached, prohibiting university researchers from investigating its controversial data slurping practices.
BT has claimed that ultrafast modern broadband can be delivered using a decidedly old school method: copper wires.
Four men were jailed in the UK this week following the theft of millions of pounds in carbon-emission credits.
Year-old startup Saisei is putting forward an SDN management framework it reckons can free up as much as half of the network performance that now gets sucked up by various overheads.
IP transit prices are still declining globally, but in bad news for 'net users of all kinds, the declines are slowing.
The Belgian city of Bruges has approved plans to build a pipeline which will funnel beer underneath its famous cobbled streets.
All the way from the battery in a pocket to the LED TV on a wall, the colour blue is a problem: blue LEDs are less efficient than the reds or greens that make up the other two primary display colours, and that's a problem for power consumption.
Security geeks have worked out a formula for determining which of a series of formerly blacklisted domains would be reused in malware attacks.
Australia's draconian national security legislation has passed the Senate, and with its passage through the House of Representatives next week a certainty, will become law.
Move over Brazil: Australia has become the most phished country on Earth, accounting for a quarter of all targeted malicious emails sent globally.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and four fellow Cupertino execs flogged a load of company stock worth $143m last week.
“It works for dating apps, so why not for SDN infrastructure?”, HP might be hoping, with the launch of its software defined networking app store.
When it comes to the internet age, Marc Andreessen was in there right from the start. Now, when he talks, people listen.
Mere hours after its discovery, the Shell Shock Bash vulnerability was exploited by an attacker to build a botnet.
Ever eager to gain ground in the mobile chip market from such rivals as Broadcom and Qualcomm, Intel is reportedly considering a substantial investment in Chinese smartphone chipmaker Spreadtrum.
- +Comment Anti-Facebook Ello: Here's why we're still in beta. SPAMGASM!
- Vid+Pics Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven ATE Nine. Or Eight did really
- Analysis Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT
- Xbox hackers snared US ARMY APACHE GUNSHIP ware - Feds
- George Clooney, WikiLeaks' lawyer wife hand out burner phones to wedding guests