100Gbps Internet2 is ready
New improvements to the high speed Internet2 network infrastructure are completed and primed with 100Gbps capacity for US research and education communities.
Apple sued over i-Bricks
Apple's breaking of iPhones that had been hacked is now the subject of a lawsuit, which claims the controversial tactic violates California laws governing antitrust and fair business practices.
Only Sky can save digital TV
CommentEven at the second time of asking, digital TV has been a commercial flop. That's not surprising when taxpayer-subsidised broadcasters are given valuable spectrum. It's time Ofcom admitted this and gave Sky the chance to revitalise the market.
Service Design - ITIL v3
Book reviewWe recently reviewed Service Strategy, the first book in the latest refresh of ITIL – the IT Infrastructure Library.
Word vuln stars in Patch Tuesday litter
Microsoft delivered six patches on Tuesday - four critical - as part of its regular Patch Tuesday update cycle.
Google nabs patent for Sun's Project Blackbox?
Google now owns a patent for data centers stuffed into shipping containers. You know, data centers like Sun's Project Blackbox.
Burmese cops in UN hard drive snatch kerfuffle
Reports suggest that the Burmese military government has attempted to seize computer hard drives from UN offices in an attempt to root out pro-democracy activists.
MPs praise e-passport roll out
MPs say project management of the first electronic passport has been an outstanding success.
Google's 'Gphone' said to be mobile OS
New reports suggest search giant Google is believed to be working on a mobile operating system and not a handset device as previously speculated.
IT spending to top $3 trillion in 2007
Global spending on IT is set to reach $3.1 trillion this year, according to the latest research from analysts at Gartner.
Nvidia brings forward G92 launch?
Nvidia's G92 graphics chip, originally scheduled for a 12 November launch, will now appear on 29 October, Far Eastern moles have claimed.
New web accessibility guidelines will be ignored, says critic
New guidelines on web accessibility are nearing completion after years of delay, according to the body behind them. But outspoken critic Joe Clark says the guidelines will be ignored when they are published.
Orange puts plum back in mouth
Less than a month since changing its voice menus to something more "matey", Orange has called Ruth back into the recording studio to up the tone a little, and give customers a better class of voice menu.
Sony off-shoot unveils 'cheaper' Blu-ray drive for laptops
UpdatedOptiarc, the optical drive joint venture between Sony and NEC, has taken the wraps off its first Blu-ray Disc playback drive for laptops, claiming the machine will allow notebook makers to equip mid-range models with the next-gen disc format.
AMD updates Phenom timetable
How is AMD's Phenom processor roll-out shaping up? According to the latest roadmap leak, expect three of the CPUs to appear this year, all of them in the 9000 series. Gamer-oriented FX parts won't debut until next year.
ISP bosses told to get real on broadband speeds
Ofcom's independent consumer quango has called on ISP bosses to ensure people feel less cheated by the broadband packages they advertise.
Security researchers plot revamped anti-virus tests
Security researchers are close to formulating plans to overhaul anti-virus testing amid growing concerns that current tests can be misleading.
Nintendo limbers up for Wii Fit
Nintendo is on a mission to get Wii owners working up even more of sweat. The company's announced plans to launch its anticipated Wii Fit home fitness game in Japan later this year.
Email evidence jacks up litigation costs
Confusion over the handling of emails and other electronic documents for use as critical evidence in big litigation cases is costing the legal profession millions of pounds, a new survey has found.
Jihadi-sniffers blame White House for leaking secrets
An American company dedicated to monitoring al-Qaeda internet activities says that leaks from the US government have destroyed web-snooping capabilities painstakingly built up over years.
Carphone bets on iPhone peripherals and free laptops
Carphone's Q3 07 results show a steady growth in both mobile and fixed-line customers, according to a trading statement issued by the firm.
Catholic dating sites exchange rings
Catholics around the world and the next will be pleased to know that two of the US' top Catholic dating sites have come together in the unity of an acquisition.
Terminator will be back in 2009
Shooting will begin in 2008 on Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, which promises to "reinvent the cyborg saga with a storyline to be told over a three-pic span".
BT Tradespace drags small biz kicking and screaming onto Web 2.0
BT says 21,000 small businesses have signed up for its Tradespace website and ecommerce platform since it launched in April.
Has-beens jump on free downloads bandwagon
Past-it pop stars are tripping over their Zimmer frames in the rush to give away their music for nowt.
Foxconn readies its first Intel X38 mobo
Foxconn has become one of the first mobo makers to formally announce a board based on Intel's high-end X38 chipset, complete with support for AMD's CrossFire multi-GPU technology.
Samsung specs up updated UMPC phone
Samsung has unfolded the specs of its second-generation fold-open UMPC-like phone - or should that be 'phone-like UMPC'?
MSI lets slip AMD 790FX mobo
Motherboard maker MSI has pipped its rivals to the post and unveiled its first chipset based on AMD's as yet unannounced 790FX chipset - better known as the RD790.
World's dumbest file-sharer mulls appeal
Ironically-named P2P user Jammie Thomas, who was fined $220,000 for copyright infringement in a case brought by the RIAA last week, wants to appeal the Minnesota jury's verdict.
Beijing's Olympian censorship machine laid bare
A democracy activist working undercover at a Chinese internet company has exposed how the Beijing government is strangling online dissent ahead of next year's Olympics.
Apple prepares iPhone WebApp catalogue
Apple is about to launch a consolidation portal hosting WebApps for its glorified slates, the iPhone and iTouch, whilst developing proper applications with Electronic Arts and others.
Fairly realistic flying car offered for 2009 delivery
One of our favourite notions here at Vulture Central is that of the flying car. Ideally this would be a true sci-fi-style job, backed up by an equally puissant automated air-traffic infrastructure. In such a machine you could simply jump into your car outside your house, quietly lift off vertically, fly somewhere even in bad visibility and congested airspace, and set down again equally vertically. Then you could drive/taxi your astounding hover vehicle into the garage, underground carpark or wherever - or simply park it on the street.
BT puckers up for Frenchie IT outfit
BT's French love affair continued apace today with the announcement that it is in talks to acquire a majority stake in Paris-based IT consulting firm Net2S SA.
Plods-turned-gumshoes jailed for hacking operation
Two ex-policemen were jailed today for running a private detective agency that tapped phonelines and hacked computers during its investigations.
Hey car thief! Gonna shut you down
General Motors is prepping a carjack buster that gradually slows stolen cars to a halt by turning down engine power.
Future of computing safe, thanks to Excel patch
Microsoft has released a fix for a curious flaw that threatened to confound engineers who use the latest version of Excel.
Blinkx targets money-hungry video sharers
Blinkx wants your help as it works to generate some cold hard cash from the worldwide obsession with online video. And it's willing to slip you a cut.
Mandriva Linux 2008 is out and about
Mandriva has released the latest version of its desktop Linux operating system, which can be downloaded free on its website and public mirror servers.
Dell boots disks and fires up streamed PCs
Forget thin clients and blade PCs. Dell will do the virtual desktop thing in its own, less than radical way.
Reg Dev plunges into Gapingvoid
Anyone still working in app dev who was around before BritPop will remember the debate on how the likes of Object Orientation and Corba were going to revolutionize distributed computing and the way we interact with systems.
Quantum sues Riverbed over de-dupe patent
Still fresh from acquiring a patent agreement from Data Domain by threatening legal action, Quantum is turning its eyes to another rival in the de-duplication market.
Curl mounts Silverlight and AIR challenge
Curl, the rich programming language specialist back from obscurity, is turning to open source to gain a foothold in rich internet applications (RIA).
Virgin Galactic: Flights 'still a few years away'
Virgin Galactic, Sir Richard Branson's planned "space tourism" operation, has admitted that it is "still a few years away from operations".
This emergency alert has been cancelled by Hotmail
Yesterday's story showing evidence that Microsoft has placed Draconian caps on the number of Hotmail recipients who can receive an email prompted a message from reader Jeff Willis. He says Hotmail routinely blocks mass emails his company, MIS Sciences Corporation, sends on behalf of universities and government agencies.
History dictates future of virtualization
First, a bit of history. In the early 1970s, IBM had two separate operating system development teams competing for the future of the mainframe. The establishment - represented by MVS - offered continuity from the age of the 360.
3Com sues 3Com over 3Com buyout
The $2.2bn sale of networking gear vendor 3Com has already hit litigious waters, courtesy its own shareholders.
Ohio docks official one week's holiday for data breach
Ohio's Department of Administrative Services says it's learned its lesson following the pilfering of a tape that contained personal data belonging to more than 130,000 people. And to prove it the agency is docking a whole week's holiday time from the man who failed to ensure the security of the information.