Popular open source DHCP program open to hack attacks
The makers of the internet's most popular open source DHCP program have warned that it's vulnerable to hacks that allow attackers to remotely execute malicious code on underlying machines.
Dell samples shrooms for server shipping
Dell will begin shipping its PowerEdge R710 rack server in übergreen packaging made from – wait for it – mushrooms.
Air Video 2.4.6
iOS App of the WeekMy continuing quest for an app that will allow me to play Flash video content from UK-based sites such as LoveFilm has proved fruitless thus far, so I’ve recently found myself playing with Air Video once more.
Penguin chief: Linux patent and copyright FUD 'not relevant'
Fear ye not, Linux faithful. Thy software is no more susceptible to patent or copyright attack than any other piece of closed source software.
My desktop is always there for me
Desktop virtualisation can be an asset to an organisation, but what happens when something goes wrong? In a conventional non-virtualised desktop system, users with a downed network or crippled server could perhaps still work on something locally.
Europe adopts RFID privacy framework
Europe has adopted a new radio-frequency identification (RFID) privacy framework.
Carphone Warehouse makes Motorola Xoom cheaper
Carphone Warehouse has reduced the price of the upcoming Motorola Xoom 3G: it now wants a colossal 20 quid less for the 10in Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet than it did yesterday.
HP suing ex-exec over secrets
Reuters reports HP is suing its ex-Asia enterprise sales head to stop him revealing allegedly stolen secrets after joining Oracle.
BBC iPlayer coming to Panasonic tellies
Panasonic has confirmed that BBC iPlayer is coming to some of its internet-connected HD TVs.
Tosh intros small but SmartNAND chips
Toshiba is replacing its current 32nm process flash chips with 24nm SmartNAND: flash with on-chip error correction.
Wii gets customised with water coolers
We've seen all sorts of console customisation over the years but this Wii mod is certainly up there as one of the coolest.
Wind power: Even worse than you thought
A new analysis of wind energy supplied to the UK National Grid in recent years has shown that wind farms produce significantly less electricity than had been thought, and that they cause more problems for the Grid than had been believed.
Soyuz hooks up with ISS
The International Space Station's Expedition 27 crew was brought up to full strength last night when Andrey Borisenko, Ron Garan and Alexander Samokutyaev were welcomed aboard the orbiting outpost.
HP and Violin build Oracle Exadata killer
HP is using flash from Violin Memory to create Oracle Exadata-killing high-performance data base systems.
UK.gov opens Red Tape Challenge regulation-slash website
The Coalition government has decided that a website can make us free – free, that is, of foolish red tape stifling British biz and productivity.
warns asks WP7 users to wait for the real thing
Hacking the NoDo update onto your Windows Phone 7 handset could prevent you getting later updates, and even brick the handset, but that's OK, 'cos the files have vanished anyway.
Assange gets appeal date
Wikileaks spokesman Julian Assange has been granted an appeal hearing against his extradition to Sweden.
Office for Mac 2011 SP1 calendar won't sync with Apple MobileMe
Microsoft has taken a swipe at Apple for making changes to its MobileMe service, which effectively blocks Office for Mac 2011 users from synchronising their Outlook calendars with their iPhones and iPads.
Commodore USA prices up revived C64, VICs
It's official: the new Commodore 64 - well, new innards, old casing - is a nettop.
Nintendo game roll-out pace plunges
A famine of first-party Nintendo Wii titles over the coming months means the Wii 2 release is imminent, it has been suggested.
Toyota and Microsoft ink e-car deal in a cloud of telematics
Toyota and Microsoft have announced a $12m joint investment on including Microsoft's Azure cloud platform in upcoming Toyota vehicles for better telematics.
Named: Ten towns with slowest mobile broadband
Want to avoid snail pace 3G downloads? Steer clear of Milton Keynes and nine other UK towns named as Britain's mobile broadband blackspots.
MPs criticise banks on online fraud despite declining losses
A House of Commons Treasury Select Committee report has criticised banks for failing their customers in the fight against online fraud.
Ofcom up for freeing more frequencies
Ofcom has proposed removing licence requirements from a range of radio frequencies, permitting some innovative spectrum use and perhaps saving a few lives too.
BBC IT project to save £17.9m cost it £38.2m net
MPs have given the BBC a kicking over its Digital Media Initiative, a technology development programme that was meant to deliver a "benefit" of £17.9m but ended up costing it a net £38.2m.
Welsh scientists 'barcode' native flora
Welsh scientists are working towards a complete DNA "barcode" record of the country's 1,143 flowering plants.
BT reveals fibre-to-the-cabinet plans for 156 exchanges
BT has earmarked 156 more exchanges for its ongoing rollout of faster broadband, none of which will benefit from the company's 100Mbit/s downstream service.
Trusteer vows to fight 'baseless' code-theft lawsuit
Transaction security firm Trusteer has vowed to fight a US lawsuit filed by rival developer Blue Gem Security which alleges code theft.
FCC considers mandatory data roaming across the USA
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is voting today on extending its mandatory intracountry roaming to data services, but when operators can just extend negotiations forever it hardly seems worth it.
Swedish newlyweds enjoy lively honeymoon
A pair of Swedish newlyweds enjoyed what must rate as the liveliest honeymoon on record, in the process landing themselves firmly at the bottom of the list of travelling companions of choice.
Robo-warship sub hunter: Free DARPA crowdsauce game
No doubt regular readers will recall the US military's cunning plan to develop unmanned submarine-hunting robotic frigates - warships which would prowl the oceans like automated Mary Celestes, remorselessly tracking enemy submarines regardless of how their pale, sweaty, malodorous captains* might twist and turn.
IBM paints the cloud-scape blue
IBM has backed the creation of a standards body that comprises 40 "leading cloud organisations" but none of its main rivals in the battle to dominate the next big thing in computing.
Seven... SSD sizzlers
Product Round-upWhile there’s no escaping the fact that solid-state drives are still expensive, they are steadily getting cheaper and the capacities are increasing. For the average PC user to be convinced that it is a must-have upgrade, the performance benefits would really need to be experienced.
Fujifilm adds touch of flash to FinePix range
Snapper specialist Fujifilm has beefed up its FinePix range with the latest fashion-centric point and shoot, featuring an all-new sensor and touchscreen capabilities.
Sony denies PSP 2 setback
Sony's successor to the PSP, the "Next Generation Portable" (NGP), will not be delayed by the Japanese earthquake and should be rolled out in all regions by the end of the year.
Sex Party's down-under struggles with dominant Catholic priests
The Australian Sex Party has called for state and federal electoral commissions to stop using church properties for electoral purposes, after apparently running into problems with the putting up of posters.
Dell offers prefabricated chunks-o-cloud
Do you build your own PC from a box of parts when you order that PC from Dell? Of course not. So why should you have to build your own cluster when you want to do server virtualization on Dell PowerEdge servers?
Vatican hails hacking culture, Wikis
A Vatican magazine argues hackers of the Linux coding and hardware modification type are on a mission from God.
Energy crisis over - for 250 years?
The "Energy Crisis" is over, according to some analyses, with new gas discoveries securing supplies for as much as 250 years.
Dell's vStart is only a start
Dell's pair of vStart converged IT stack products, announced Thursday, will be joined by larger and smaller configurations as well as application-specific ones.
Intel set to reveal Itanium's fate?
Intel should have made a stronger statement than it did about its Itanium processor at this week's launch of the "Westmere-EX" Xeon E7 high-end server processors, considering the bashing that Oracle has given the chip in recent weeks.
Google plans cheapo YouTube programs
Google is planning a "major overhaul" of YouTube, with changes said to include professionally produced programming.
Facebook 'open sources' custom server and data center designs
Facebook has "open sourced" the specifications and design documents for the custom-built servers, racks, and other equipment used in its new Prineville, Oregon data center, the first data center designed, built, and owned by the company itself.
Banana-bender beer boffins drop drops for science
No, it’s not April 1: according to wire service AFP, there really are beer researchers at the Queensland University of Technology, and they’re working on a project to brew a beer suitable for consumption in space.
BitTorrent plays nice with content
BitTorrent is trying to get over its bad rep with the content industry by leveraging the vast audience of its downloaders for good instead of evil.
Australian senate slaps data retention proposals
An Australian Senate Committee has raised concerns about the government’s plans to implement a data retention regime (which would be required should this country endorse the European Convention on Cybercrime).
Google juices Chrome OS with fondleslab smarts
Google is plugging away at developing a tablet version of its browser-based Chrome OS it originally discussed in February 2010, but details remain scant despite recent changes in the Chrome OS source code.