Google open sources Wave gravy
As it strives to replace email, Google has open sourced two chunks of its new-age communications platform, Google Wave.
Unisys pulls profit from 16% sales drop
Thanks to cost cutting, server and services provider Unisys has pulled out some profits in the second quarter even as its sales continue to fall.
Sun tripling RAID protection
CommentThe RAID industry standard for storage is RAID-6, with recovery from a double drive failure. But it's not going to be good enough as disk capacities increase, prolonging failed disk rebuild times and so lengthening the window of unrecoverable failure if a third disk fails before the recovery from a double drive failure is complete.
Zend squeezes PHP into business suit
Zend Technologies has announced the latest version of its open-source framework for PHP, offering improved support for Microsoft and Novell environments.
Cowon D2+ DAB
ReviewThe portable media player market ranges from the cheapest, smallest screen players, aimed primarily for playing music, to palm-sized, PDA-style pads, more than suitable for watching films and time-shifted TV. The Cowon D2+ DAB is definitely at the smaller end of the scale, but still offers a good range of programme sources including, as you’ll have guessed from the name, DAB radio.
Cisco and IBM come together over SAN WAN links
Cisco and IBM have partnered to improve wide area communications for mainframe SAN users with a specialised Cisco WAN acceleration offering.
AST raises Plasmon technology from the grave
Alliance Storage Technologies, which bought the UDO (Ultra Density Optical) technology from defunct optical storage company Plasmon, is now making, distributing and supporting UDO and related Plasmon products.
HMRC can't corral non-EU counterfeits
Customs authorities do not have the power to seize goods that enter the UK in transit from a non-European Union country to another non-EU country even if they know they are counterfeit, the High Court has said.
IT's recession could be bottoming out
The information and communication industry could have hit the bottom and it is software which will lead us out of the trough.
Kodak intros 1080p pocket camcorder
Kodak already has two 720p-capable pocket camcorders under its belt, but now the firm’s upped its game with the unveiling of a full HD model.
UK space programme suffers serious setback
The UK's space programme suffered a serious setback yesterday when its most ambitious project since Beagle 2 ended in the loss of a 300g lump of Somerset farmhouse cheddar somewhere over the south of England.
Ingres challenges Microsoft's DataAllegro warehouse steal
Memo to Microsoft: A year after you blocked its foray into fast and affordable data warehousing on mass-market Intel hardware, Ingres is back.
Xiotech gearing up for big announcement
CommentXiotech made a big splash last year with its self-healing ISEs: Integrated Storage Elements that repaired failed disk drives in place and cut maintenance budgets. The firm looks like it getting ready to make another splash with generation 2 ISEs.
Cameron condemns Tweeters as tw*ts
David Cameron risked alienating the UK's Twitterocracy and the Civil Service alike this morning when he suggested the microblogging service was for "twats".
IBM piles on security pounds with Ounce Labs buy
IBM has announced a deal to buy privately-held code security review firm Ounce Labs. The terms of the deal, announced on Tuesday, were undisclosed.
Wireless gaming wings way onto BlackBerry
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, apparently. So BlackBerry owners will be pleased to hear that their smartphones are now compatible with the Zeemote JS1 wireless gaming controller.
HP excessive packaging world record put to the test
Aboxalypse nowIt is with heavy hearts that we today report that HP has shattered its own excessive packaging world record - set last year when it managed to expend 17 cardboard boxes in dispatching 32 sheets of A4 paper to a shaken customer.
Recession ending for Western Digital
Western Digital results for its fourth fiscal 2009 quarter are signalling the possible end of the recession in the hard disk drive market, and it is poised to overtake Seagate in unit drive shipments.
Want Gmail? Best have your mobile handy
Users signing up for a Gmail account are now being asked to provide a mobile-phone number in the continuing war against spam, though Google will keep it handy just in case anything else turns up.
SAP spins out optimistic outlook as Q2 sales fall 10%
German business management software maker SAP saw its second quarter total revenues drop 10 per cent compared to the same period a year earlier.
Dongle surfers unaware of limits
Blighty’s mobile web users are unaware of the low download limits normally applied to dongle-based tariffs, and risk incurring surprise costs if they exceed them - new research has concluded.
Elgato EyeTV Sat
ReviewLast year we reviewed Elgato’s EyeTV 310 satellite TV tuner for Macs. It wasn’t a brand new product, but the launch of the Freesat service here in the UK meant that we were curious to see how the device would handle the new service – especially the HD broadcasts on the free-to-air BBC HD channel.
British Council faces legal action for offshoring
The British Council is facing legal action by unions, who are angry at its failure to consult with staff before announcing an offshoring project.
From tracking sex performance to tracking sex offenders...
iPhone users can now track sexual offenders, and rate their own sexual performance having become aroused playing iWet T-Shirts, but if they want to use Google Voice they'll have to jailbreak their handset.
Irish charity gets millions from Gates Foundation
Irish charity Concern Worldwide has received a $41m (£25m) grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
BIND crash bug prompts urgent update call
A vulnerability in BIND creates a means for miscreants to crash vulnerable Domain Name System servers, posing a threat to overall internet stability as a result.
Microsoft! and! Yahoo! finally! sign! search! deal!
It's all over - Microsoft and Yahoo! have finally signed a search deal which means the end of Yahoo!'s long-developed independent search engine.
Privacy watchdog bashes UK.gov net snoop plan
Whitehall plans to order ISPs and mobile operators to gather massive quantities of data on every customer's internet use are vague, misleading, risky and possibly unnecessary, according to the Information Commissioner.
Ads watchdog bows to iPhone's might
The UK's ad standards quango has rejected Google phone fans' claims that Apple ads had overstated just how messianically wonderful the iPhone is.
SpinVox: The Inside Story
In a statement issued on Sunday, SpinVox admits it needs call centres staffed by human agents to transcribe voice messages and has begun to back away from its earlier claims that most of the translation is performed by AI-based machine translation software, without human intervention.
AOL's pulse slows as Q2 revs slip 24%
Internet old guard AOL might be grateful the world is looking in the other direction today, after its parent company Time Warner reported less than rosy second quarter results for the tech firm.
Translation services used to pump out polyglot spam
Spammers are making greater use of automated translation services and templates to create multiple language junk mail runs.
Last chance to vote to cut phone termination rates
UpdatedThe Terminate The Rate campaign launched by BT and 3 is approaching 70,000 signatures, on the last day for those who want to put their name to the campaign to reduce the amount their operator charges for incoming mobile calls.
Virtualization payback, now and in the future
Reader WorkshopMost people arguably get the point of virtualisation in terms of server consolidation, and the potential reduction in costs and overheads associated with that.
Late 2010 launch for Project Natal, states gaming exec
Microsoft’s motion-controlled gaming peripheral - Project Natal - will arrive “late next year”, the CEO of a major videogames publisher has stated.
Windows 7 Ultimate product activation hacked?
UpdatedYou could get a free (and illegal) copy of Windows 7 Ultimate if reports of a leaked OEM product activation key are accurate.
Opera chief: history will silence Unite doubters
Undeterred by the media backlash against Opera Unite - the web-browser-meets-web-server contraption unveiled last month - Opera chief executive Jon von Tetzchner says that ten years on, the world will look back on its debut as a seminal moment in the history of the web.
IBM outs BAO box speeds and feeds
Yesterday, IBM launched the first of a number of integrated and optimized Smart Systems, this one aimed at data warehousing and predictive analytics. But the company said precious little about the feeds and speeds of what is inside this system, aimed at the business analytics and optimization (BAO) market.
Apple says jailbroken iPhones endanger cell towers
Apple has told the US Copyright Office that jailbroken iPhones could lead to crashed cell phone towers and drug dealers freely making anonymous phone calls.
Security elite pwned on Black Hat eve
On the eve of the Black Hat security conference, malicious hackers posted a 29,000-line file detailing embarrassing attacks that took complete control of servers and websites run by several high-profile security researchers, including Dan Kaminsky and Kevin Mitnick.
Microsoft-Yahoo! pact hit with anti-trust question
Microsoft's chief executive has championed his company's search and advertising marriage with Yahoo! as healthy for individuals and advertisers because it delivers "more credible" competition to Google.
Space freighter flipped to manual for ISS dock
Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka took control of an unmanned supply capsule docking at the International Space Station this morning after the spacecraft's automated docking system botched its final approach.