Chrome on Mac sucks (electrons), says Google, so we'll fix it
Mac users will soon be able to run Chrome without watching their battery status fall by the minute, with Google tweaking the code to cut down unnecessary system wake-ups.
Cisco issues 16 patches to pop pesky peccant packets
Cisco has issued a string of patches for 16 faults including a fix for a possible remote code execution in its IOS and IOS XE routing software.
Snapchat slings SMS two-factor authentication
Snapchat has deployed two factor authentication as part of its push to increase security across the popular selfie slinging app.
Chuck chucks Cisco's China C-suite
Incoming Borg boss Chuck Robbins has sliced a bunch of executives from Cisco's operations in China, in a response to the territory's ongoing weak performance.
Taiwan incumbent adds G.fast to tech mix
Under pressure to accelerate Taiwan's broadband deployment, Chunghwa Telecom has announced it will start rolling out G.fast.
Hyperconvergence isn't about hardware: It's server-makers becoming software companies
Public cloud is supposed to be a mortal threat to enterprise hardware vendors, whose wares look clunky and costly compared to a servers-for-an-hour-for-cents cloud and the threat looks scary … until you actually use a public cloud for a while.
Cortana threatens to blow away ESC key
Toshiba USA has revealed that it will add a key dedicated to summoning Cortana, Windows 10's digital assistant.
Australia's comms regs broken says Vodafone (as it would)
Telstra's continuing incumbency is an expensive luxury, according to the carrier's competitors, that sucks more than AU$3 billion into the carrier's maw each year.
Uber petitions page p0wned, thanks to textbook code
Uber has pulled its petition sites offline after a hacker exploited web vulnerabilities lodging 100,000 fake votes and redirecting visitors to rival Lyft.
Stratosphere protects WASP's hot body, say boffins
The venerable Hubble Space Telescope has helped identify an exoplanet's stratosphere for the first time.
Linus Torvalds asks kernel devs to take a break so he can too
In May, Linux overlord Linus Torvalds warned that his holiday might delay the release of Linux 4.1.
Huawei humps up its DS8000 heavyweight array range
Chinese IT conglomerate Huawei has added a third generation to its VMAX/DS8000-class 18000 series arrays.
'Right to be forgotten' applies WORLDWIDE, thunders Parisian court
France’s data protection watchdog has ordered Google to de-link outdated and irrelevant information from its Google.com domain within two weeks or face a fine, as the “right to be forgotten” issue once again comes to the fore.
Intel inside: Six of the best affordable PC laptops
Product RoundupThe continued stagnation of the PC market is bad news for manufacturers, but good news for anyone who needs an affordable new laptop. Manufacturers are having to offer great value in order to attract buyers, and this means that you can now get some really attractive laptops that'll do the business for a good few years in the £500-600 bracket.
Veeam-ing all the way to the bank: No IPO for these VM replicants
CommentAt a UK temple to old tech, the London Science Museum, storage firm Veeam introduced its new tech, promising replication of VM images to the cloud – and El Reg quizzed two top Veeamers about the company.
EU steps (marginally, tentatively) towards new data protection law
European ministers are expected to reach some sort of agreement on new data protection laws later today, according to reports and sources, although discussions before a final decision are set to continue for months yet.
IBM lobs 3,500 staffers at Apache Spark
IBM has thrown its full weight behind Spark, Apache’s open-source cluster computing framework.
OPEN WIDE: Microsoft Live Writer authoring tool going open source
Microsoft will release its blog authoring tool, Live Writer, as open source, according to a tweet from developer evangelist Scott Hanselman.
Unlucky, Palmer: Facebook's going to BAN Oculus pr0n apps
Facebook has contradicted a statement by Oculus founder Palmer Luckey and declared that pornographic content will be forbidden from appearing on the Oculus store.
Revenue up 62 per cent, as Redcentric posts bumper post-buy results
Managed services biz Redcentric reported a significant increase in sales and profits for its full-year 2015 results, as the firm's acquisition strategy began to bear fruit.
Salesforce's $20 billion challenge: to go deep, deep, deep
Salesforce last month announced another quarter of growth, up 23 per cent, year on year. Only this time, there was also profit — the first in 18 quarters.
How OpenStack became the big dogs' game – and why it's still for you
If you did have any doubts, recent events should have assuaged them, the division between the public and private cloud is here – and widening.
Grumpy EU ministers agree shaky pact on new data protection law
EU states' justice ministers seemed to be competing to sound the most disappointed as they grudgingly agreed to move forward on a new data protection law.
Limited edition Iron Man S6 sells for $91,000 thanks to ... serial number
A limited edition Iron Man-themed Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has been bought for $91,000 by an anonymous bidder in China.
Japanese female fish in sperm-producing strangeness
Japanese fish boffins have discovered – for the first time in vertebrates – a genetic switch which determines whether germ cells (essentially reproductive precursors) become either eggs or sperm.
'Snowden risked lives' fearfest story prompts sceptical sneers
AnalysisA row has broken out over claims that Russian and Chinese have reportedly decrypted files of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, identifying British and US secret agents in the process.
The Hound of Hounslow: No $40m Wall Street wobbler
I'm keen on energy efficiency. Some would also describe me as a cheapskate (I'd sue 'em all if I could find a cheap lawyer.)
It's curtains for you, copper: IBM boffins push the LIGHT FANTASTIC
IBM last month claimed a breakthrough in photonics – the practice of using light pulses rather than electrons to quickly send signals in chips.
Would EU exit 'stuff' the UK? Tech policy boss gets diplomatic
One of the official cheerleaders of Europe’s digital industry said he couldn’t believe the UK would be mad enough to vote itself out of Europe in the upcoming EU referendum, and leave itself effectively stuffed as a tech power.
Deutsche Telekom, Huawei: Let's rain on Amazon’s euro cloud together
Deutsche Telekom claims to have Amazon and Google in its sights (thanks to a little lens polishing from a Chinese big boy) as it ramps up its cloud business and attempts to dominate the sector in Europe.
Duqu 2.0 malware buried into Windows PCs using 'stolen Foxconn certs'
The super-sophisticated malware that infiltrated Kaspersky Labs is craftier than first imagined.
Chancellor Merkel 'was patient zero' in German govt network hack
The recent cyberattack on the German government began with the compromise of Chancellor Angela Merkel's personal computer, it is alleged.
Canada to ICANN in dot-sucks dot-rumble: Take off, you hoser!
The Canadian government has responded to a request from domain-name overseer ICANN about the .sucks top-level domain – by shaking its head and sending a form letter.
POD RACING: SpaceX will build the Hyperloop railgun tube-way – you bring the ride
Elon Musk's private space transport company SpaceX is throwing its weight behind Musk's concept of the Hyperloop ground transport system, although it says it's not doing it to make money.
Silicon Valley season closer: Would you like fried servers with that?
RecapThe final episode of season two of Silicon Valley was a blast: almost literally.
LastPass got hacked: Change your master password NOW
Password-storing cloud biz LastPass is urging its users to change their master passwords after hackers broke into its network at the end of last week.
Sunday Times fires off copyright complaint at Snowden story critics
The Sunday Times has apparently sent a copyright complaint to critics of its article that claimed British and American overseas spies have had their covers blown by Edward Snowden.
It's about forking time: Node.js, io.js to mend differences, remerge
The Node.js open source project and its fork, io.js, have decided to kiss and make up, with the aid and support of the Linux Foundation.
Microsoft finally finishes its PowerPC emulator
E3 2015Microsoft kicked off this year's E3 gaming conference by announcing that its x86-powered Xbox One console can now play games built for the PowerPC-based Xbox 360.