Police detain Craigslist masseuse murder suspect
Police investigating the murder and attacks of three women who offered lap dance, massage and other services on Craigslist have taken a man into custody.
Sun and Oracle: End of a beautiful dream
Sun Microsystems' soon-to-be ex-chief executive has been painting his company's acquisition by database giant Oracle in positive tones.
VMware unmasks next-gen hypervisor
As expected, server virtualization kingpin VMware will today take the wraps off its next generation hypervisor, ESX Server 4.0, and the related tools for managing it. They're now called vSphere rather than Virtual Infrastructure.
Under-caution spam faxer fined over £6,000
A man who sent hundreds of spam faxes while under caution from privacy regulator the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) faces more than £6,000 in fines for his actions.
Tech Mahindra seeks approval for Satyam takeover
Tech Mahindra, the successful buyer of Satyam, has asked European and US competition authorities to approve the takeover.
Circling storage in the vSphere
CommentVMware is encroaching on storage array controller functions with vSphere 4. Who knows where it will stop?
Freecom ToughDrive Sport
ReviewEver thought of climbing the Eiger with a USB hard drive dangling from your belt? Just in case you were, you might find the Freecom ToughDrive Sport is the missing link as you boulderly go. It even comes supplied with a carabiner hook and there’s a picture of some formidable peak on the packaging to tempt you.
Half of 10 year olds now mobile connected
Half of 10 year old kids in the EU have mobile phones, a figure that rises to 95 per cent once they get to 16, but parents still reckon their kids aren't being protected from inappropriate content.
Oracle stares into Sun for storage future
CommentOracle becoming a storage supplier through buying Sun - who would have thought it and what does it mean for Sun's storage products?
Sharp intros 'world's first optical sensor LCD pad' netbook
Sharp has unveiled a netbook that, it claims, features the world’s first LCD touchpad, allowing for both pen and multi-touch finger operation - and providing visual feedback.
New non-volatile memory promises 'instant-on' computing
American boffins say they have made a significant step towards new chip technologies which could lead to faster, more durable non-volatile memory in place of RAM - and so to "instant-on" computing without boot-ups or hard disks.
Sony talks up next PSP firmware update
Sony has designed another PlayStation Portable (PSP) firmware update which, it said, will give gamers greater storage flexibility and introduce icon-based game searches.
Start-up Bee pledges 'affordable' British e-car
ExclusiveThe Register can bring you exclusive details and images of what could become the UK's most affordable electric car.
The hole in HP Matrix' storage heart
CommentHP's Matrix has a great plus over Cisco's California and a big fat minus as well. It has a hole in its storage heart.
Russian hairdresser turns stickup merchant into sex slave
A workaday armed robbery at a Russian hairdressers turned into a three day sex ordeal for the would-be stickup merchant, leaving him with torn genitals and a viagra hangover.
Asus premiers film-friendly laptop
A 10in netbook’s handy for mobile workers, but if you spend as much time watching films on your laptop as your do working then Asus’ latest 17.3in machine could be right up your alley.
Google serves up brace of slightly skewed search tools
Google announced two more new tools – Similar Images and Google News Timeline – for its growing online Labs project yesterday.
Nominet governance review questions not-for-profit status
A major review of Nominet's governance has asked members to consider whether it should give up its not-for-profit status.
Motorola paranoid over Android box
Motorola has denied putting Google's Android onto a set-top box, pointing out that their "au" box is still running their own proprietary OS, despite reports to the contrary.
Spy chiefs size up net snoop gear
The security minister has confirmed officials are considering installing technology that could enable on-demand wiretapping of all communications passing over the internet by the intelligence services and law enforcement.
Hefty IT prof develops robot to check that robots are safe
A Turing-awardwinner* boffin in the States says he has developed new software which can test the safety of computer-controlled railways, air-traffic systems, hospital intensive-care monitors, enormous 600-tonne godzilla lorries and such like - all the many kinds of smart machinery which can kill people.
ACT backs Microsoft in Brussels' IE legal spat
A trade group representing tech firms including Oracle, eBay and Microsoft has unsurprisingly thrown its support behind the Redmond firm in its current antitrust spat with the European Commission.
WD gives 2TB drive a green spin
WD has greened up its freshly minted 2TB SATA drive by focussing on reducing power consumption.
€25k for an old Nokia handset?
Scammers are reportedly prepared to pay €25,000 for German Nokia 1100 handsets, on the basis that they can be reprogrammed to intercept SMS messages and thus crack banking security.
Police charge suspected Craigslist murderer
Boston Police have charged a 22 year old man over the murder of Julissa Brisman, a Craigslist masseuse found dead at the Copley Marriott Hotel on April 14.
Teenage hacking menace jailed for 11 months
A teenage hacker who ran a botnet of compromised machines and made fake 911 emergency calls has been jailed for 11 months, The Boston Herald reports.
Waterproof OLED spied online
OLEDs are fast becoming the display of choice for gadget manufacturers, but an advanced form of the screen could soon see the technology integrated into more rugged devices.
Concept phone punted as ultimate music handset
Getting a friend to hold your handset near the guitar as you jam isn’t the best way to record your musical prowess for posterity. So a design firm’s drawn up plans for a mobile with music at its heart.
OCZ Vertex solid-state drive
ReviewOCZ has been rattling out new SSD drives with gay abandon. The 120GB Apex scored 70 per cent in our recent review and now it’s time for the 120GB Vertex to take its place on the test bench.
Broadcom mounts hostile bid for Emulex
Chip designer Broadcom has launched a $764m unsolicited bid for network adapter and array switch vendor Emulex.
IWF denies wielding Pirate Bay banhammer
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has denied involvement in blocking the Pirate Bay BitTorrent tracker site, after BT mobile broadband users were told they had fallen foul of a filter against "over 18 sites".
Beeb pushes major new iPlayer release
The BBC has made a host of major changes to the iPlayer today, by making some of its programmes available in High Definition (HD) and ending use of its clunky peer-to-peer technology.
Flying-rifle robocopter: Hovering sniper backup for US troops
Flying killer robots are numerous these days. The machine flyboys are mostly armed with relatively light and precise weapons, but still in the tank- or anyway vehicle-busting league. Now, however, there's a droid whirlybird in development which is armed only with a sniper rifle intended to fire single aimed shots.
Stereoscopic 3D downloads come to PS3, Macs
A software download’s been released that its maker has promised will extend pay-per-view 3D film access to Macs and PlayStation 3 consoles.
Unisys scratches labels off Dell Nehalems
Struggling mainframe and x64 server maker Unisys today is revamping its ES line of x64 servers to include machines based on Intel's recently announced "Nehalem EP" Xeon 5500 series processors for two-socket machines.
Angelina Jolie spied with Palm Pré
Many people already hate celebrities because of their fabulous wealth and good looks, but now you can add another peeve to the list – at least if you’re a Palm buff. Angelina Jolie been spotted with a pre-release Palm Pré.
MS opens kimono on Windows 7 security features
Microsoft has unveiled the security improvement is expects to deliver with Windows 7, the next version of its flagship operating system.
Bluetooth 3.0+HS arrives without the HS
The next version of Bluetooth is being launched today, though anyone hoping to see ultrawideband (UWB) capabilities will be disappointed to see that for the moment "HS" means Wi-Fi speeds over a Wi-Fi carrier.
Microsoft gears up for Windows 8
Windows 7 might still not be officially complete. And Microsoft is laying people off. But the company's already gearing up to launch its next operating system: Windows 8.
Judge sends Blockbuster to court over Facebook Beacon Borking
A federal judge has given the green light to a lawsuit brought against video giant Blockbuster over its use of Facebook's privacy-destroying "Beacon" ad system.
Microsoft security chief trapped in endless identity sales pitch
RSAMicrosoft on Tuesday gave the world a sneak peak at technology it said would streamline the process of validating people's identity without compromising their privacy.
Tree huggers will confuse shoppers, says Amazon
Amazon.com is an immensely popular online storefront that sells everything from books and groceries to virtual timeshares of its extensive data center infrastructure.
Ex-Red-Hat brains decide to ride cloud
Cloud computing - or at least all the talk about it - is causing IT vendors to change their pitches on the off chance that cloud could actually end up generating some money.
Yahoo! lops off (another) five per cent of self
After watching profits plummet nearly 80 per cent during the first three months of the year, Yahoo! will jettison five per cent of its worldwide workforce. But new chief executive Carol Bartz insists these staff cuts are nothing like the staff cuts made by the beleaguered web giant at the end of last year.