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Hubble snaps flashy Tempel-1

Hubble has snapped some snazzy images of Comet Tempel-1, the target of NASA's Deep Impact probe, just days before the two bodies are set to collide.

UK Uni launches computer forensics course

De Montfort University, in England's East Midlands, is launching a new degree aimed at combating computer crime. The course in Forensic Computing will be available from September 2005 and is one of only five such degrees nationwide.
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Telehouse suffers power failure

A number of companies including telcos and ISPs suffered were hit Wednesday after a power failure at colocation outfit Telehouse Europe.

Get serious, IBM and Nokia tell developers

Nokia and IBM have teamed-up to persuade Java developers to get serious and write corporate applications and services for handsets, instead of games. The companies, appearing jointly at JavaOne 2005, said a recently completed Java API would "put the power of the server" into mobile client devices, allowing developers to quickly and easily update handsets with new services.
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IBM 'really committed' to Java community

IBM made a public show of its love for all things Java on Wednesday, following an agreement to renew its Java license with Sun Microsystems for the next 10 years.
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DVD Jon patches Google Video

Norwegian developer Jon Lech Johansen has issued a patch for Google's Video Viewer - and taken a sideswipe at the press for sensationalizing the event.

Microsoft has Gaelic LIP on

Users of Microsoft Windows and Office can now install an Irish Gaelic version of the software.
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Sendo: why it went titsup

Comment Sendo is dead; there is now nothing left of it, except a new set of features for Motorola, which has formally announced its purchase of Sendo from the administrator.
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T-Mobile discovers new demographic: web users

T-Mobile will put fewer obstacles in the way of phone users who want to get at the internet in Europe. Rather than diverting them to its "walled garden" content, it's going to make Google the home page on high end devices and will introduce a new tarriff.
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MS nabs £6m FCO deal

Microsoft has secured Windows at The Foreign & Commonwealth Office for another three years, signing a £6m contract to update and support the department's Windows-based apps.
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Net radio station silenced after phishing bust

A Norwegian internet radio station was shut down temporarily earlier this week because one of its employees allegedly ran an eBay phishing scam.
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Your insides belong to us, Intel tells FotoInside

Intel Europe has fired off a legal nastygram to a UK online photo processing service for using the word Inside in its business name.
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Phone scammers face £250k fine

Companies that rip-off punters with dodgy premium rate services are to face increased fines of up to £250,000 after premium rate regulator ICSTIS admitted current sanctions weren't tough enough.
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AMD Japan sues Intel for $50m damages - and then some

AMD Japan is suing its Intel counterpart in Tokyo for $50m in damages "arising from violations of Japan's Antimonopoly act".
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Ofcom releases details of BT settlement

Ofcom has fleshed out proposals to increase competition in the UK's telecoms sector by providing rivals with greater access to BT's network.
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El Reg vulture found in bag of crisps

First it was Christ on a crisp, then it was the Virgin Mary on a slice of toast. Now, making it a decidedly unholy Trinity, El Reg vulture log has surfaced in the wild, snack-size.

Men blamed for spyware surge

Male workers are twice as likely as their female colleagues to swap music files at work on a daily basis, according to a new survey by censorware firm Surfcontrol. The firm argues that because illicit music and video files are increasingly used to spread spyware and computer viruses that blokes are more often the cause of workplace spyware infestations than women.
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We used to be afraid of comets, now it's their turn

Just before seven o'clock on Monday morning next week, a 360kg lump of copper will smash into comet Tempel-1, in a collision that should answer many of the questions scientists have about the precise nature of comets.
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Anti-spam success drives malware authors downmarket

Crooks are turning to spyware scams because it's getting harder to make money from spam, according to a leading UK anti-virus expert. "Spam is less effective because of improved anti-spam filters, so crooks are looking at phishing, ID theft, and stealing information on demand to make money," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos.
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Acer pitches Opteron kit at SMBs

Acer has crafted a dual-core Opteron based server for the European market that it thinks will crack open new sales of the powerful chip to SMBs.
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Apple zealots pay thousands to be saved from themselves

Stern response Let me apologize for taking so very long to report back to you all about the iLemming camp that I opened earlier this month, after Apple announced it would sell out on a massive scale and use Intel chips. Things have been rather hectic, as the camp turned out to be more popular than even I expected. So far, I've made close to $250,000 from the jovial, well-dressed Mac crowd. Many souls have been saved, and many assess have been burned.
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Google slapped with click fraud class action

Google has been sued for breach of contract, negligence and unfair business practices over its Adwords ad program. The class action lawsuit filed by Click Defense seeks $5m damages.