Elon Musk's Grasshopper tops 300m, lands safely
VideoElon Musk's Grasshopper rocket has eclipsed the 80-odd metres it managed in March, achieving a “personal best” of around 325 metres and landing successfully, in spite of wind during the test flight.
Your own £19 Pocket Spacecraft could be FOUND ON THE MOON
An international team of scientists, engineers and designers is offering mere mortals the chance to fly to the Moon for as little as £19 via the Pocket Spacecraft: Mission to the Moon initiative.
Microsoft to switch off MSN TV
Microsoft will close MSN TV, a product that allows users to access the Internet on televisions.
Europe: OK, we'll 'backload' carbon emissions - but we'd better not lose big biz
The European Parliament has voted through proposed temporary reforms to the EU's emissions trading system (EU ETS), after the Parliament's Environment Committee set stricter conditions for the proposed "backloading" of allowances.
UK.gov to drive stake through heart of big IT outsourcing deals
A wave of huge government IT outsourcing contracts finishing this year won’t be renewed as No.10 snatches back control of Whitehall technology from tech firms.
What it was like to grow up around the world's first digital computers
CentenaryEver dreamed of taking Saturday morning trips to the computer lab at Cambridge University, playing with the equipment, cannibalizing old computers, and building new machines from the bits?
The irresistible rise of the corporate app
The rise of the corporate app is due to both fashion and user demand.
LOHAN team girds loins, aims to take SPEARS to heaven again
The Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team is girding its loins ahead of this weekend's second test flight of the Special Project Electronic Altitude Release System (SPEARS) control board.
Chinese mobe fandroids: Got a virus? Better blame the government
The variety of mobile malware in China has skyrocketed 2,500 per cent since 2011, with more than 160,000 samples logged last year.
Come watch us brandish our LONG TENT POLE, EMC tells world+dog
EMC is going on a Twitter tease trek with a series of tweets about Backup Independence Day on 10 July.
Big Mike's big package oughta be enough for Dell investors - report
Tech tycoon Michael Dell and private equity partner Silver Lake won't sweeten their $24.4bn offer to take PC maker Dell private, whisper industry insiders.
Virtual brownfields: Microsoft's push to woo the VMware masses
The virtualisation war is heating up. With Server 2012 Microsoft is at last bringing a viable platform to the table and Server 2012 R2 looks set to eclipse that.
Chin up, Intel heads - you can still lop legs off ARM's data-centre dash
AnalysisA new CEO – Brian Krzanich – and president – Renee James – have taken the helm at chip giant Intel, although they have yet to articulate a grand vision for Chipzilla for the next decade.
15 MILLION dodgy login attempts spaffed all over Nintendo loyalists
Hackers broke into 24,000 Club Nintendo accounts after pummelling the loyalty-reward website in a month-long assault.
US public hate Snowden - but sexpot spy Anna Chapman LOVES him
The American public is turning against NSA leaker Edward Snowden, with increasing numbers of people now believing he was wrong to reveal details of secret US government surveillance, a survey has found.
PEAK SAMSUNG? Shares slide ahead of BEELLLIONS in profit
Shares in Samsung Electronics continued to slide today after the chaebol's latest estimated earnings failed to impress investors on Friday.
The Three Amigos offer sanctuary to cornered NSA leaker Snowden
NSA contractor-turned-surveillance-whistleblower Edward Snowden has been offered asylum in three Latin American countries.
Run for your (private) lives! Facebook's creepy Graph Search is upon us
Facebook will roll out its Graph Search in North America more than six months after the free-content ad network debuted the beta feature to a lucky few.
Not so fast with the bubbly, RM: IT biz faces £40m schools-sized hole
Just when education supplier RM is getting itself back on track, it has revealed that a £40m black hole will emerge in its accounts when Blighty's Building Schools for the Future programme is finally shuttered.
Zynga's CEO tried to buy game slinger in 2010... while Xbox chief - report
Zynga’s new chief executive Don Mattrick liked the online gaming firm so much, he considered buying it for Xbox while he was a Microsoft bigwig.
HDS bigwigs gaze into optical storage at IEEE storage confab
Hitachi Data Systems is thinking about optical storage; its director of strategy, Ken Wood, chaired a revival session on Optical Storage Technologies at the 2013 IEEE Massive Storage Conference held at the Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach, California.
Channel veteran Simon Aron rocks up at Viadex
Former Eurodata joint chief Simon Aron is back in the channel after joining the board of infrastructure reseller Viadex.
Brits: Give us £1m and we'll build a crack ALIEN-HUNTING TEAM
A group of British scientists have launched a new mission to find signs of extraterrestrial life way out in the depths of space.
CommVault whuppin' EMC in backup and recovery - report
IT research outfit Forrester has published an Enterprise Backup and Recovery report that shows little CommVault kicking the big backup guys' asses.
Shazam! 'World's richest' bloke lobs $40m at music-sniffing biz
Smartphone app developer Shazam has attracted the eye of one of the world's richest men, Carlos Slim, who has agreed to invest $40m in the music-finding firm.
Dell & Friends get the green light on take-private deal
The word on the street late last week was that Michael Dell, Silver Lake Partners, and the banks behind them, who are trying to take the IT giant that bears the founder's name private through a leveraged buyout, were not going to raise their $24.4bn offer to counter a competing recapitalization plan put forth by Icahn Enterprises. And now that Institutional Shareholder Services, an investor watchdog group, has backed the proposed $24.4bn buyout, it looks like Dell & Friends won't have to raise their offer.
Kelway flogs ex-Equanet managed services minnow
Kelway has sold managed services minnow Remote IT Monitoring (RITM) to Little Fish Hosting.
Apple creeps up on Android in US smartphone sales
Although sales of Android-based smartphones remain essentially flat in the US, sales of Apple iPhone are on the rise, thanks in part to T-Mobile beginning to offer Apple's smartphone this April.
Snowden: US and Israel did create Stuxnet attack code
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has confirmed that the Stuxnet malware used to attack Iranian nuclear facilities was created as part of a joint operation between the Israelis and the NSA's Foreign Affairs Directorate (FAD).
Microsoft to ship Windows 8.1 in 'late August'
WPC 2013The Windows 8.1 Preview is barely two weeks old, but Microsoft's Windows boss Tami Reller says the final version of the update will be ready to ship to manufacturers in just a few more weeks' time.
Texas teen jailed for four months over sarcastic Facebook comment
Concern is growing for a Texas teenager who has spent the last four months in jail after being arrested for making seemingly threatening comments on Facebook.
Samsung Galaxy S3 explodes, turns young woman into 'burnt pig'
A young Swiss woman reportedly received second and third degree burns when her Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone exploded in her trousers.
'Banner year' for patent lawsuits: Number of cases, awards both up
Describing 2012 as a "banner year" for patent litigation in the US, a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers says the number of patents granted and the number of patent lawsuits filed were both up during the year, even as the damages awarded in such suits hit all-time highs.
Star Wars missile intercept fails for fifth year running
A test of the fledgling US missile defense system, dubbed Star Wars, has had yet another setback after an interception missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California failed to find its target over the Pacific.
How The Reg's NBN study will be researched
Continuing our discussion of the methodologies behind the crowd-funded study into the National Broadband Network, The Register talks to Shara Evans, CEO of Market Clarity, to understand her view of the methodologies needed to underpin a strong, independent study into Australia's broadband requirements.