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IBM misses memo on economic slowdown during Q2
IBM has yet again shrugged off the global economic slowdown with second quarter profits leaping 22 per cent and revenues rising.
Microsoft predicts 'some' ROI for online millions by 2010
Two years after Microsoft rattled Wall St committing to spend millions against Google, the company's said it'll be at least another two years before investors see any return on the investment.
Prime Minister's email takes month off
British citizens wishing to write to Prime Minister Gordon Brown via email are currently being told that the service is down due to maintenance work.
EU, champion of the ringtone downloader
The EU Consumer Commissioner reports that a sweep of web sites promoting ring-tone downloads discovered that 80 per cent were in breach of regulations, but notably failed to mention the role national regulators played in finding the miscreants.
Apple grabs number-three US PC market slot
Fanboys, rejoice - Apple 'aters, gnash your teeth. The Mac maker is now once again the third largest computer maker in the US.
Justice Ministry opens ICO consultation
The Ministry of Justice has published a consultation on changes to the powers and funding of the Information Commissioner's Office - a core conclusion of the Data Sharing Review was that the ICO needed more money and more powers to be effective.
Carphone Warehouse reveals latest Sony Ericsson launch date
Carphone Warehouse has revealed that Sony Ericsson’s latest “high-end entry-level handset” will be available next month.
UK.gov tells throttling petition: Choke on it
The government has told an e-petitioners calling for an investigation into ISPs taking on too many subscribers and throttling bandwidth to get over it.
LG Secret KF750 phone
Video ReviewThe Secret is LG’s latest Black Label phone. These phones are supposed to be among the swankiest on the market, and this one certainly looks the part.
Weaker sterling knocks back DCC
DCC, the Irish conglomerate, today said its IT distribution arm, DCC Sercom, achieved underlying double digit operating profit growth. But it warns that weaker sterling could feed through to worse group profits in the second half of the year - the company reports in euros.
MoD: We lost 87 classified USB sticks since 2003
The UK Ministry of Defence has told parliament that it has lost or had stolen some 87 USB sticks holding "protectively marked" - ie classified - material since 2003. However, almost all the devices were marked at the lowest grade of classification, and even the remaining few are unlikely to have contained information of any significance.
SF's silent sysadmin pleads not guilty
The sysadmin accused of locking the San Francisco city council out of its computer network was back in jail yesterday after pleading not guilty to four counts of computer tampering.
Oz Anglicans embrace Darth Vader
Those of you requiring proof that Oz's Anglicans are indeed a broad church should cast your eyes over this remarkable shot captured recently in Bondi, NSW, by reader Howard Owens:
Symantec COO infuriates US channel
Enrique Salem needs some media training before he's let out in public again. Or a lesson in diplomacy. The Symantec chief operating officer has provoked furious reaction in the US channel - for dissing them behind closed doors.
HP shatters excessive packaging world record
We've just had an email from a shaken Stephen Strang who this morning took delivery of a very, very large box from HP:
Apple buys more PCBs - MacBook refresh imminent?
More evidence has emerged that Apple's about to refresh its laptop line-up: the company is claimed to have upped its circuit-board orders by 20 per cent.
EU complaint is just more of the same, says Intel
Intel has delivered a weary response to the latest European Commission's Statement of Objections which accused it of anti-competitive behaviour.
Brits more hooked on mobile tech than Yanks are
Britons are more mobile-obsessed than their US counterparts, a new survey has revealed.
Sony names PlayTV debut day
Register Hardware has already brought you the news that Sony's PlayTV PS3 DVR add-on will be available in Europe this September, but now we can tell you exactly which day.
Crooks charge premium for filter-evading Trojan
Cybercrooks have released a custom-built Trojan, dubbed Limbo 2, "guaranteed" by its shady creators to continually evade the top ten anti-virus products on the market.
Torvalds brands Digg users 'W*nking Walruses'
Linus Torvalds used his latest missive to the Linux Kernel mailing list to have a go at innocent Digg users - all in the name of getting the email more widely read, of course.
DARPA plans soldier-tagging system for US troops
DARPA, the Pentagon boffinry outfit which bestrides the tech world like some mighty, erratic robot colossus with a frikkin laser beam on its head, has made a new move. The plan is to electronically tag US combat soldiers in a similar fashion to criminals under judicial restraint, the idea being that the troops can then be swiftly found and rescued if they get into trouble.
Apple iPhone 3G
ReviewSo the much-hyped iPhone 3G is finally here, flaunting its new HSDPA connection and AGPS. But all is not rosy in the Apple's garden of touchy-feely delights, since many of the old version's problems still remain.
Shake up your music and movie collections - literally
Gadget manufacturer Electron Box is on a mission to shake up the portable media player biz with a gadget that’s perfect for coffee junkies or Shakin' Stevens.
BSA: Software piracy's 'tragic' impact on US society
The Business Software Alliance claimed yesterday that software piracy in the US is costing the industry $11.4bn and local government $1.7bn in lost taxes.
El Reg tells you what the Highway Code can't
This week’s big motoring news has to be Swindon Borough Council’s decision to look again at the use of speed cameras. Or is it? El Reg is not so sure, as we explain below.
IEEE fails to agree on powerline Ethernet standard
The organisation charged with putting in place a standard for networking over mains wiring has once again failed to elect one of the two competing specifications as its choice.
AMD confirms 'Atom-smasher' chip on its roadmap
AMD will unfold its plan to take on Intel's Atom in November, newly promoted CEO Dirk Meyer said last night.
Panasonic's pivoted HDMI cable to end connector slippage?
HDMI may be the best technology for connecting up your HD TV, but that hasn't stopped some punters complaining that the cables slip out too easily. Panasonic now reckons it has the solution.
Researchers show up deniable file system crypto leaks
Crytography researchers have demonstrated weaknesses in encryption technology used to create so-called deniable file systems (DFS).
Government kids website pays £6 for every visitor
The Department for Children, Schools and Families spent almost £60,000 developing a temporary website which has had less than 10,000 visitors since it was created and which is due to close next month.
Sony Ericsson sees profits tumble, turns on workers
There'll be long faces at Sony Ericsson this evening, with the gloomy news that the mobemeisters is cutting 2,000 jobs after pulling in just €6m in profits in the last three months.
Dublin airport was crippled by flakey network card
An air traffic control fault that brought Dublin airport to its knees last week has been traced to an intermittently flakey network card.
Dutch university can publish controversial Oyster research
Dutch researchers will be able to publish their controversial report on the Mifare Classic (Oyster) RFID chip in October, a Dutch judge ruled today.
Farnborough Airshow goes public this weekend
FarnboroughToday is the last of the "trade days" at the Farnborough Air Show, but the event isn't over. Most of the aerospace biz types, hacks etc. are either dispersing now or have already done so (we're back at Vulture Central), but the show goes on.
Fujitsu intros half-a-tera pocket drive
Fujitsu has unveiled what it claims is the world’s highest capacity 2.5in external hard drive, the only problem being that… er… it’s not.
Microsoft, Facebook, Google box clever on really big systems
Facebook's decision to release under open source a large-scale data management project similar to - and inspired by - Google's BigTable has received backing from an unusual quarter: Microsoft.
Ubuntu made me puke in a bucket
Radio RegThe world is a disgusting, filthy place. So, it's important to take a moment away from the turmoil from time-to-time, spread your legs and eat some aromatic pistou of borage. And, god bless, that's exactly what you can do at the Ubuntu restaurant and yoga studio in Napa.
Ubisoft pirates game fix from pirates
Companies that take an iron fist approach to fighting software piracy are generally best served by not lifting a pirate group's code themselves to fix their own product.
Power6 meets Tukwila meets Rock meets SPARC64 in chip death match
Hot ChipsThe grandest chip unveiling in many, many years will take place this August on the campus of Stanford University.
AMD thanks Ruiz for courageous ability to lose money
CommentNormally, a succession plan is a good thing. You want the new CEO to slide into the old CEO's chair with an ease that says, "Our asses were molded by the same country club rib eyes and crème brûlées. Everything is under control."