1st March 2008 Archive
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US stores poised for delivery?
Queues may start forming outside US Circuit City stores by the end of this story, because fresh rumours indicate that 'ceramic white' PlayStation 3s are winging their way to the electronics giant’s stores. According to unnamed sources at CC, cited by website Kotaku, employees have been taking in stock of a new model PS3 …
Reg Hardware 1 Mar 2008, 00:02
Civil libertarians scored a decisive victory on Friday when a federal judge reversed two controversial orders meant to disable Wikileaks, a website devoted to disclosing confidential information exposing unethical behavior. US District Judge Jeffrey S. White issued the orders two weeks ago after Wikileaks posted internal …
Law 1 Mar 2008, 00:25
'I spit on your 200 patents'
When Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone at Mac World back in January 2007, he told the Apple faithful that his portable status symbol was backed by 200 patents. And the Apple faithful cheered. But that hasn't prevented an onslaught of iPhone-happy lawsuits. After all, this is America. Other patent holders have already sued Steve …
Mobile 1 Mar 2008, 00:39
'Gotta sell those chipsets'
You know this stuff goes on. But you're still gobsmacked when the proof turns up. According to an email sent last February by Microsoft general manager John Kalkman, the software giant lowered Windows Vista's minimum hardware requirements to ridiculous levels only because Intel needed to sell more graphics chipsets. The email …
Channel Register 1 Mar 2008, 08:42
Comments Co-pilot slash BJ assistant 'very shocked'
A brash Cathay Pacific pilot has been sacked after an unauthorised wheels-up, low-level flypast in a new Boeing 777-300ER. Well, he did get permission from the air traffic control tower, but the sacking was based on the fact that he didn't get it from his employers. You lot had a good old argy-bargy over whether it was fair, and …
Letters 1 Mar 2008, 09:02
- Product Round-up Smartwatch face off: Pebble, MetaWatch and new hi-tech timepieces
- Geek's Guide to Britain The bunker at the end of the world - in Essex
- FLABBER-JASTED: It's 'jif', NOT '.gif', says man who should know
- If you've bought DRM'd film files from Acetrax, here's the bad news
- Microsoft reveals Xbox One, the console that can read your heartbeat