19th > February > 2007 Archive

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Registerfly on the fly, ICANN on the run

"In the past couple of weeks, over 70% of the non-jurisdictional contacts my Office has received have concerned registerfly… In most circumstances, the matter would be refered to Mr. Mike Zupke, ICANN's Registrar Manager, and he would in turn pass along consumer concerns to the registerfly contact… If, however, Mr. Zupke determined that the matter you are complaining about is unrelated to the Registrar’s Accreditation Agreement, or any other ICANN policy, he will likely encourage you to work out the situation with the registrar..." ICANN Ombudsman’s Blog, February 12, 2007
Burke Hansen, 19 Feb 2007
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Blog: End-user experience with Citrix

I’ve always had a soft spot for Citrix as a platform but it used to have limitations for general use – not least, that it used not to work too well without a network connection.
David Norfolk, 19 Feb 2007
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Brit boys conquer Silicon Valley

SAP Open Just 19 years old, Andy Murray has turned into a veteran slayer of Silicon Valley. The Scotsman on Sunday defeated Croatian giant Ivo Karlovic in three gripping sets to capture his second SAP Open tennis title in as many years.
Ashlee Vance, 19 Feb 2007
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Swiss SOA firm puts modelling over programming

Swiss company E2E has set up a UK office to sell its enterprise application integration software. It's taking an unorthodox approach to EAI - instead of selling tools to help programmers build interfaces that translate between applications, it has designed a interpreter, called E2E Bridge, that takes business models written in UML (unified modelling language) and uses those to generate the necessary data movements.
Bryan Betts, 19 Feb 2007
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NHS patient bar codes slammed

The NHS has proposed making patients wear bar code bracelets or RFID tags as a way of saving hospital time and money, but identity card opponents have said that the measure means treating patients "like boxes of bandages".
OUT-LAW.COM, 19 Feb 2007
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Packeteer gets wide with WAN accelerators

Packeteer is extending its WAN acceleration range this week, with new systems at each end of the spectrum. The biggest is a box capable of optimising a 622 Mbit/s OC12 link, and aimed at linking primary and backup data centres. The other extreme is a software client for a desktop or laptop PC.
Bryan Betts, 19 Feb 2007
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EqualLogic doubles up its enterprise SAS

IP-based storage is thoroughly enterprise-ready, claimed iSCSI specialist EqualLogic as it doubled the capacity of its high-end SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) storage box with almost no change in price.
Bryan Betts, 19 Feb 2007
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FSA has power to order data breach disclosure

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) could order all regulated financial companies to immediately inform customers of data security breaches, it has said.
OUT-LAW.COM, 19 Feb 2007
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Linux vendors gang up for enterprise

A group of 10 companies have formed an alliance to improve open source enterprise applications.
John Oates, 19 Feb 2007
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Imperfect Storm aids spammers

For 24 hours in mid-January, stock-fraud investigation site StockPatrol disappeared from the internet, overwhelmed by a massive flood of web requests coming from thousands of sources.
Robert Lemos, 19 Feb 2007
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Internet sex 'addict' sues IBM for $5m

A former IBM employee sacked for visiting an internet chat room "for a sexual experience during work" has sued the company for $5m, AP reports.
Lester Haines, 19 Feb 2007
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Cowon D2 premium digital media player

Review Time was when Asian digital media players scored highly for the range of features they offered but rated dismally when it came to their looks. Cheap-looking silver-painted plastic, too many buttons, crude on-screen graphics - it's no wonder the iPod's clean lines and simple UI took off...
Tony Smith, 19 Feb 2007
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T-Mobile signs Tech Data Europe

Tech Data has struck a deal to distribute T-Mobile goods and services to resellers across Europe.
Mark Ballard, 19 Feb 2007
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Google makes a play at ads in games

Google is spreading its advertising reach by buying a company which provides adverts within computer games.
John Oates, 19 Feb 2007
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Skiing tops bunny hopping in lunar races

Future lunar explorers should learn cross country skiing so they can explore the surface of the moon faster and with less effort.
Lucy Sherriff, 19 Feb 2007

Vista security overhaul questioned

Security researchers have taken issue with Microsoft's implementation of a security feature in Vista that is designed to stop users from routinely running systems in admin mode.
John Leyden, 19 Feb 2007
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Could chocolate protect your brain?

Excellent news: chocolate is might be good for your brain.
Lucy Sherriff, 19 Feb 2007
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Regulators probe Richard and Judy quiz line furore

The company behind Channel 4's daytime telly show Richard and Judy is being quizzed by regulators over the way competitors for the show's "You Say, We Pay" quiz are selected from a premium-rate phone line.
John Oates, 19 Feb 2007
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Nokia spreads its love

Nokia has added three phones to its fashion handset collection, dubbed "the L'Amour Collection". The Finnish handset manufacturer says it has released the phones due to a growing demand from "stylish consumers the world over". (Does that mean customers weren't stylish before?)
Dan Ilett, 19 Feb 2007
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British forces auction old kit online

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) launched its Del Boy auction website on Sunday, offering everything from a fully-armoured Land Rover Discovery (£9,500) to a complete RAF uniform or a Gordon Highlanders kilt.
John Oates, 19 Feb 2007
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Boffins develop RFID 'powder' chips

Tiny Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips, 64 times smaller than current devices, have been developed by Hitatchi in Japan.
John Leyden, 19 Feb 2007
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Traxdata jumps on Blu-ray bandwagon

Traxdata has launched its first Blu-ray re-writable disc. The single-layer disc can store up to 25GB and plays up to 1920 x 1080 HD formats at 40Mbit/sec. It incorporates a hard-coating technology the company claims offers a "stronger resistance to scratches and fingerprints".
Dan Ilett, 19 Feb 2007
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Letter bomb police make arrest

Police investigating a series of letter bombs earlier this month have arrested a man in Cambridge.
John Oates, 19 Feb 2007
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Boffins announce a year of solar-physical fun

Just days after the launch of THEMIS, NASA's mission to unravel the mysteries of the aurorae, the international scientific community is celebrating the start of the International Heliophysical Year (IHY).
Lucy Sherriff, 19 Feb 2007
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Bluetooth goes BOOM

French mobile phone accessories company Parrot has launched its BOOMBOX – a Hi-Fi compact speaker that uses Bluetooth wireless technology.
Dan Ilett, 19 Feb 2007
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Europeans fear data loss disaster

One in five (22 per cent) European businesses expect to have to cope with "major data loss" of some sort annually over the next five years compared to 10 per cent of their US counterparts.
John Leyden, 19 Feb 2007