Events dear boy, events
Without wishing to be rude about the company, the following could be something or nothing, but as developers and architects start to cover the same ground both parties could well be interested in it.
Utah backs calls to boot porn from Port 80
Utah's governor and state legislature has lent its weight to efforts to persuade Congress to pass laws requiring adult content providers to stay off port 80, which generally carries HTTP web surfing traffic.
Dell perfects HP blade copy for Fall performance
ExclusiveDell looks set to copy rival HP with a new blade chassis due out this Fall, The Register has learned.
Rambus gains breathing space in FTC ding-dong
Rambus is keeping its license to print money from fast memory patents for just a little longer. The US memory chip designer today told the world that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has stayed some of its remedy order against the company - so long as Rambus files its appeal in a "timely" manner.
NetApp takes crack at energy consumption
Storage tech firms have their part to play in tackling computer power consumption, NetApp said today.
Microsoft's search excels in spreading malware
Everybody knows that Windows Live Search, Microsoft's little search engine that could, lags far behind Google and Yahoo! in the race to capture eyeballs. Here's one place where the software juggernaut's offering leads the pack: referrals for sites that actively try to infect end users' machines with some of the vilest malware known to man.
Taking your first steps with SCA
Part 2In the first part of this two part series we introduced the Service Component Architecture (or SCA). SCA aims to make the construction of services simpler and less dependent on detailed knowledge of a range of different specifications within a Service Oriented Architecture (or SOA).
British Lords applaud Chinese on civil liberties
The UK government faced questions on school fingerprinting in the House of Lords yesterday, led by the accusation that they had a worse track record on civil liberties in this regard than the Chinese.
US team creates malaria-resistant mosquito
US scientists have created a malaria-resistant, genetically-modified (GM) mosquito which they hope might displace its infectious counterpart if introduced into the wild.
NPfIT delays plunge NHS trusts into the red
Delays in the implementation of the National Programme for IT (NPfIT) have helped plunge some NHS trusts into the red, the public accounts committee report has revealed.
Blair pushes for citizen-centric services
Prime Minister Tony Blair is urging central and local government to take public sector reform 'a stage further'.
Charities urged to exploit the web
The Charity Commission is to urge charities to make like an Arctic Monkey and harness the power of the net in their fundraising efforts.
Google goes to Africa
Google has done a deal to offer students in Kenya and Rwanda access to Google Apps - its online selection of products including Gmail.
'Bloody foreigners' is racist taunt, say Lords
It can be racist to make reference to "bloody foreigners" even if the insult is no more specific than that, the House of Lords has ruled.
Apple to revamp iMac as HD TV?
Apple is preparing a slimmer, sexier iMac - if the latest rumours are to be believed. The new line-up is also said to comprise just two, Core 2 Duo-based models with, respectively, widescreen 20in and 24in displays.
Vodafone.net email goes belly up
Vodafone's email service has been down since mid-morning yesterday, leaving users cut adrift from their mail.
Denise Van Outen ordered to get Joss Stoned
US TV bosses have instructed Denise Van Outen to do a Joss Stone and lose her Brit accent - because audiences over the pond have not warmed to her chirpy Essex twang.
AMD next-gen chipset roadmap leaked?
AMD's plan to introduce HyperTransport 3-equipped processors - the so-called 'star' line, thanks to their astronomy-inspired codenames - in the second half of this year is well known. So it should come as no surprise that the company is readying HT3 chipsets to the same schedule.
Arming techies with business nous
My colleague Joyce Becknell and I recently had a very interesting conversation with Martin Griss, dean of education at Carnegie Mellon College in Silicon Valley.
Stats office updates shopping basket
DAB radios, satnav systems, and flat-panel tellies are being added to the basket of typical shopping checked by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
China jails writer for six years
A Chinese writer who published essays questioning the Beijing regime online has been sentenced to six years imprisonment.
Fujitsu Siemens readies autumn HSUPA laptop
Fujitsu Siemens (FS) will bring the next-but-one generation of 3G network connectivity - HSUPA - to its Lifebook laptop line-up this coming Autumn, making for faster internet access on the move.
Aussies fume over 'frozen' LG digital TVs
Pity poor Australian owners of certain LG LCD and plasma tellies - their big flat screens have begun freezing up during certain digital broadcasts from TV station the Nine Network.
Science minister names new Patent Office chief
Ian Fletcher has been appointed as the new chief executive of the UK Patent Office. Fletcher, currently serving at the International Directorate in UK Trade and Investment (IDUTI), will succeed Ron Marchant, the incumbent, when he retires at the end of March.
Nokia pounces on Qualcomm in Euro courts
No sooner has Qualcomm tied up a briefcase full of patent litigation with Broadcom, than Nokia has weighed in with a raft of European suits against the CDMA vendor.
World Cup internet charges - just not cricket
Some saw it coming, others didn't. When the first world media decamps to the developing world the last expression you expect to hear is "value for money".
Sony details Euro PS3 old games compatibility
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has begun to tell would-be PlayStation 3 owners just how many PS2 games they'll be able to play on the next-generation console: well over half of the hundreds of titles listed.
Gateway up on Acer bid talk
Gateway's shares have lifted eight per cent over the past few days as word spreads of a possible takeover bid from Taiwan's Acer.
Biscit carcass ready for the scrapheap
Administrators for Biscit Internet said today they have almost finished picking over the bones of the ISP, after selling a few scraps to Buckinghamshire outfit O-Bit Telecom last night.
Copy-protection flummoxes German punters
A leading German music download service has criticised the music industry's attachment to DRM after reporting that problems associated with the controversial copy-protection technology are responsible for three in four of its support calls.
Bush team takes heat over global warming science
The Bush administration has been meddling in climate research in a bid to downplay the importance of global warming, according to a memo released by the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
UK gov says broken passport system justifies ID cards
Rough fraud figures published by the Identity and Passport Service today have become the government's latest justification for its identity card plans.
IBM and Cisco say 'call us for emergency service'
IBM and Cisco Systems have teamed up to offer government and corporate customers an emergency network and communications service aimed at preventing disruption after system failures.
Elton John blags counterfeit Windows
LettersComputer games continued down the bad press highway this week with the news that car racing games tend to make men more dangerous drivers in the real world. Or they could. Or maybe not.
MySpace to be co-opted into Month of Bugs
An unknown duo is promising to devote the entire month of April to disclosing bugs on MySpace, a preferred networking site for teens and the hackers and pedophiles who scam them.
Brocade option backdating dismissal denied
A judge has denied a motion to dismiss charges against two former Brocade Communications executives indicted for backdating stock option grants.
Toshiba slashes HD DVD player prices
Toshiba's HD DVD players are set to become cheaper to buy in the US next month. On 1 April, its will apparently cut the price of its three-machine line-up by up to $200.
Microsoft invades BrainShare
Novell unveiled upgrades to its enterprise Linux and management software at its annual BrainShare conference in Utah this week.
Nemesis looms over TPC-C benchmark
TPC-C - that venerable server-come-database benchmark from the Transaction Performance Processing Council - looks set to be pensioned off at last with the recent announcement of a new OLTP (OnLine Transaction Processing) benchmark specification, TPC-E.
AOL debuts AIM location finder
AOL has introduced a free location plug-in for its AIM instant messaging service, enabling users to see where their AIM buddies are physically located, so long as they are connected via a wireless network.
Google snubs Net Neutrality debate
The first significant Net Neutrality debate to take place in the UK was held today at Westminster. Chaired by former trade minister Alun Michael and the Conservative shadow trade minister Charles Hendry, the event attracted the chief Telecoms regulator and ministry policy chief, a clutch of industry representatives, and a sprinkling of members of both houses.
Michael Dell slams India's PC taxes
Dell Computers wants to expand its PC market in India, but insists that the country's high tariffs on PCs must go.
Microsoft joins OpenAjax party
Microsoft today threw in its lot with the OpenAjax Alliance to push interoperability in Web 2.0.