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Tomorrow's tech demoed with free pizza and beer

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:00
Augmented reality, cloudy toothbrushes, new friends to sleep with...

It's not often that you can experience that magic moment when the future opens up in front of you – but when it happens, chances are it will be in Silicon Valley.…

TMS flash array blows Big Blue away

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:00
Creams SPC-1 result

Texas Memory Systems has absolutely creamed the SPC-1 storage benchmark with a system that comfortably exceeds the current record-holding IBM system at a cost per transaction of 95 per cent less.…

Clouds puff up Rackspace in Q1

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:55
Last pure-play clouder standing

The shift from traditional hosting to cloud computing is puffing up Rackspace Hosting, boosting both its top and bottom lines in the first quarter and making it likely that the company will soon pass through $1bn in annual sales.…

Supposed Anonymous hack 'unmasks members'

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:02

IP addresses, chat logs and plain text passwords purporting to belong to members of Anonymous have been posted online.…

White van men swipe British black bees

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 14:51
Dundee Uni hit by hive heist: Buzzkillers 'knew how to handle bees'

Tayside police are asking the public to keep an eye out for four hives containing thousands of British black bees which were lifted from the Centre for Neurosciences at Dundee Uni's medical school.…

Free Webcast: Making the decision on hosted apps - What's the risk and reward?

EMC cloud weds big data in temporary temple in Vegas

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 14:36
Who invited the contortionists?

EMC World EMC is seeing the cloud IT trend meet big data and be a marriage made in heaven for a storage supplier with a server virtualisation business. Let the good times roll.…

DIY kit computer goes Forth against Braben's RaspberryPi

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 14:08
Are the 80s format wars back?

Elite developer David Braben's RaspberryPi may have generated headlines aplenty, but it's not the first 1980s-style teach-yourself-programming gadget, one Reg reader insists.…

Cisco taps ex-Sun chip guru for servers

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 14:06
Yanks Yen from rival Juniper

In the wake of its corporate restructuring last week, assaulted networking juggernaut and server wannabe Cisco Systems has tapped ex-Sun Microsystems executive David Yen to take over its Server Access and Virtualization Technology Group, which is responsible for its Unified Computing System blade and rack servers and its Nexus converged server-storage switches.…

Infosmack has VDI cake and eats it

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 13:53
Top of the desk to you

And hello to you from Infosmack, here with a brimful of VDI. As per, hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies, Christina Weil, get to do the talking, with special guest Don Bulens, former CEO of Equallogic and current CEO of Unidesk.…

ACS:Law fined for data breach

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 13:18
Couldn't happen to a nic...

ACS:Law has been fined by the Information Commissioner's Office for failing to follow data protection law.…

Important breakthrough in mole-cruiser technology

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 13:02
Thick metal tentacle-craft clad in latex sock

Good news for mole-cruiser fanciers today, as boffins reveal important new developments in the technology of burrowing subterranean machines.…

Free Webcast: Making the decision on hosted apps - What's the risk and reward?

Scrabble friends Facebook, innit

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 12:51
Spawn of Zuckerberg makes official word list

Aficionados of Scrabble can as of right now deploy "Facebook", "blook", "wiki", "webzine" and "inbox" without fear of their opponent calling foul, following the incorporation of the terms into the list of Collins Official Scrabble Words.…

Finnish police close case on phishing Trojan gang

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 12:46
Baltic sprats

Updated Finnish police closed on investigation on Tuesday after arresting 17 people suspected of involvement in a banking Trojan scam used to siphon off hundreds of thousands of euros held in accounts with Nordea Bank.…

Managing on a tight margin

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 12:39
DRL tells us how they do it

On demand We visited the white-goods distributor DRL at its head office in Bolton to find out how the company has grown so fast, how it managed websites for some of the biggest brands in the UK - and the systems that supported it.…

Official: Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5bn

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 12:34
Second marriage for VoIP provider

Microsoft confirmed today that it has indeed bought Skype from an investor group led by Silver Lake for $8.5bn.…

Super-injunction Twitter user in contempt of court if tweets were true

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 12:30
Up for libel if they weren't ... that's if they can ever find the twit

A Twitter user who claims to have posted information that is banned from publication by the UK courts on the social network site could be found in contempt of court, a media law expert has said.…

Free Webcast: Making the decision on hosted apps - What's the risk and reward?

YouTube comes clean: Content rental is king

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 12:05
VOD and IPTV players quiver

The Chocolate Factory's worst-kept secret is out: YouTube today confirmed that it is launching an online movie rental service with a 3,000-strong catalogue streaming to PCs and mobile devices.…

EMC's second-generation Atmos goes five times faster

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 11:32
Amazon S3 interoperability coming

EMC World EMC has announced its second generation Atmos cloud storage platform that can take in objects five times faster and will have API access to Amazon's S3 service.…

Honey, I shrunk the micro server

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 11:30
Virtualisation comes down from the cloud

Virtualisation is all the rage in data centres, but sometimes, you need to" realise" a server. Some companies with modest computing requirements will pay a premium for dedicated server hosting, rather than virtual server slices.…

Toshiba delays Android 3.0 tablet

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 11:26
Awaiting quad-core chippage?

Toshiba's second Android tablet, the follow-up to last year's Froyo-based Folio 100, has been pushed back.…