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Apple fanbois eat static as Beeb, Sky web stream vids go titsup on iOS

14 hours 18 min ago
And how you can fix it, sort of, for now

Apple fans' expensive iOS gadgets have been cut off from video-on-demand services from the BBC and Sky due to an unknown fault.…

Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update

14 hours 38 min ago
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?

Analysis  Microsoft's private viewing of Windows Phone 8.1 has been opened to all comers*, many of whom don't like what they see.…

Is tech the preserve of the young able-bodied? Let's talk over a fine dinner and claret

15 hours 31 min ago
Real Time Club invites Reg readers to a Whitehall soiree

As your body staggers down the winding road to death, user interfaces that require fighter pilot-grade eyesight, the dexterity of a neurosurgeon, and the mental agility of Derren Brown, are going to screw with you at some point.…

OpenSSL Heartbleed bug sniff tools are 'BUGGY' – what becomes of the broken hearted?

15 hours 46 min ago
Hayter's gonna hate

Software that claims to detect the presence of OpenSSL's Heartbleed bug in servers, PCs and other gear may falsely report a system to be safe when users are actually in danger, according to a security consultancy.…

Virgin Media so, so SORRY for turning spam fire-hose on its punters

16 hours 42 min ago
Hundreds of emails flood inboxes thanks to gaffe

Virgin Media has apologised for a blunder that resulted in some of its customers being bombarded with a deluge of emails.…

Fancy joining <i>Reg</i> hack on quid-a-day challenge?

17 hours 32 min ago
Recruiting now for charity starvation diet

Last year, I rather recklessly signed my self up for the Live Below the Line quid-a-day nosh challenge, which involves surviving for five days on £1 per day for food.…

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – A jolly little war for lunchtime

17 hours 55 min ago
Free-to-play WoW turn-based game when you have 20 minutes to kill

Quick review  Hearthstone is a game that I've been a bit obsessed with lately.…

Inside the Hekaton: SQL Server 2014's database engine deconstructed

18 hours 57 min ago
Nadella's database sqares the circle of cheap memory vs speed

It's 1996 and Mission:Impossible has just arrived on the cinema screens. RAM is $10 per megabyte and falling. Against this backdrop, Microsoft has quietly commenced its own seemingly impossible mission, a complete re-write of a little known database which will be released two years into the future, and will be known as SQL Server 7.…

Whoever you vote for, Google gets in

19 hours 25 min ago
Report uncovers giant octopus squid of lobbying influence

Analysis  Google's lobbying and influence-courting in Washington DC is more intense and extensive than even Google-watchers thought, a must-read Washington Post investigation has revealed.…

AWS bins elastic compute units, adopts virtual CPUs

20 hours 33 min ago
Customers tired of wrapping their heads around odd computing power metric

Gartner analyst Kyle Hilgendorf has spotted something very interesting: Amazon Web Services seems to have stopped rating cloud servers based on EC2 compute units (ECUs), its proprietary metric of computing power.…

MIT boffins moot tsunami-proof floating nuke power plants

20 hours 59 min ago
What could go wrong with that?

Boffins at MIT have mooted a new concept for nuclear power plants which would see the entire facility towed several miles out to sea and moored in a similar way to offshore oil and gas platforms.…

Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 5:26am
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps

Fruity toy maker Apple’s next iPhone looks like it will definitely have a significantly bigger screen, if you believe the latest images to have found their way onto the Chinternet.…

Multi-hypervisor workload ... what? Just think of it as a virtual MAGIC CARPET

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 5:02am
Zerto converts VMs between hypervisor environments

Comment  Zerto offers multi-hypervisor and cloud workload transformation and protection services – there, I’ve said it. But what does it mean?…

Oz winemaker/cloud says DEY buy cheaper than vendors' SDS

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 4:02am
Door left open to future productisation

CloudCentral, the Australian cloud-cum-wine company that this week acquired the intellectual property of software-defined storage (SDS) startup DEY, says the transaction was a cheaper way to build its own SDS than buying it from a vendor.…

Google spends in three months on data centers what used to take a year

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 3:02am
Chocolate Factory on track for TEN BEEELLION dollar annual bit barn spend

Google spent a whopping $US2.35bn on its data centers in the first quarter of 2014.…

VMware starts invitation-only NSX training

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 1:56am
How many of you really need network virtualisation anyway?

If you visit VMware's certifications portal you may notice there's something missing: Virtzilla currently offers no courses for its NSX network virtualisation product.…

Heartbleed mega-bug clean up shrinks Tor network by an eighth

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 1:02am
And that's before they look at all the nodes and what version of OpenSSL they're running

Tor, the sometimes-controversial internet-traffic-anonymising service, is bleeding thanks to the Heartbleed flaw.…

AT&amp;T threatens to pull out of FCC wireless auctions over purchase limits

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 1:00am
Company wants ability to buy more spectrum space in auction

US wireless megacarrier AT&T has told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it could withdraw from an upcoming wireless spectrum auction over proposed buying limits.…

Lavabit loses contempt of court appeal over protecting Snowden, customers

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:55am
Judges rule complaints about government power are too little, too late

Ladar Levison, owner of the now-defunct Lavabit email service, could be facing a heavy fine after an appeals court ruled that he failed to properly contest the government's attempts to install taps on his servers.…

Samsung claims it still plans to ship Tizen phones in Q2

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:54am
Even without carrier backing, 'a few countries' will get Linux-based mobes

Hope springs eternal for wannabe Android competitor Tizen, with Samsung saying it plans to ship the first smartphones based on the open source OS in the second quarter of 2014 – carriers' cold feet be damned.…